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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1020 on: June 03, 2010, 06:10:06 pm »
First Zs were kickstart, known as the K model for obvious reasons.
Not many of them made, for obvious reasons they were lighter than the other DRZ's (E's and S)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1021 on: June 06, 2010, 07:08:00 pm »
I am NOW part of this club. Awesome... Now... to get it started :( my tank is *dry* so I gotta go fill a jerry can at the petrol station before i can test ride it. Will report (show off) ASAP
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1022 on: June 06, 2010, 10:20:31 pm »
Great stuff :D

my knobblies are bigger than yours ^.^
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« Reply #1023 on: June 06, 2010, 10:25:23 pm »
hahaha! that's awesome. my bike won't start. this is not a good thing. mmmm :(
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1024 on: June 06, 2010, 10:30:07 pm »
hahaha! that's awesome. my bike won't start. this is not a good thing. mmmm :(
why not?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1025 on: June 06, 2010, 10:39:25 pm »
this little moster if a farking champion :D!

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1026 on: June 06, 2010, 11:31:58 pm »
tank was dry dry dry! after i came in and posted on the forum, went back out, shook the bike around and it started first time.

WHAT A MONSTER!!!  >:D

very nearly had an off, it has an old maxxis on the bike, came out of a corner in 2nd, pinned the throttle and the back went sideways. so i closed the throttle and had a bit of a tank slapper/wobbly with the front end... it settled down and i rode home slowly!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1027 on: June 06, 2010, 11:33:52 pm »
tank was dry dry dry! after i came in and posted on the forum, went back out, shook the bike around and it started first time.

WHAT A MONSTER!!!  >:D

very nearly had an off, it has an old maxxis on the bike, came out of a corner in 2nd, pinned the throttle and the back went sideways. so i closed the throttle and had a bit of a tank slapper/wobbly with the front end... it settled down and i rode home slowly!
lol them there arent motard tires!

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« Reply #1028 on: June 06, 2010, 11:37:40 pm »
so i learnt. very quickly! also the brakes aren't quite the same...

how did the motard fair in the mud? what's that front tire like??

what is the plastic see through bottle at the back on the left of the bike for? mine looks pretty much empty...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1029 on: June 06, 2010, 11:41:24 pm »
so i leant. very quickly! also the brakes aren't quite the same...

how did the motard fair in the mud? what's that front tire like??

what is the plastic see through bottle at the back on the left of the bike for? mine looks pretty much empty...
Mrs N likes to give it horns, managed 140 on the dirt o.O! (speedo was set wrong so she was annoyed she couldnt get over 70.... LOL!)

awesome fun to ride with those tires.

It's an overflow bottle, catches fuel and stuffs
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« Reply #1030 on: June 06, 2010, 11:45:52 pm »
hahaha...

glad you two had fun :)

so no worries if overflow bottle is empty?

the bike's in good condition. just needs new tires and chain fairly soon. gotta check rad coolant and such levels tomorrow...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1031 on: June 06, 2010, 11:52:42 pm »
hahaha...

glad you two had fun :)

so no worries if overflow bottle is empty?

the bike's in good condition. just needs new tires and chain fairly soon. gotta check rad coolant and such levels tomorrow...
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« Reply #1032 on: June 06, 2010, 11:57:38 pm »
nothing in there is good

great... when are we hitting the dunes again? so i cant use my maxxis tires at the next track day can I?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1033 on: June 07, 2010, 06:57:50 am »
It doesnt catch fuel, its the radiator overflow
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1034 on: June 07, 2010, 07:26:31 am »
It doesnt catch fuel, its the radiator overflow

The OEM plastic bottle is the radiator overflow.

The one on Jan's bike is an overflow for about everything that can possibly leak - testimony to the previous owner's racing ambitions.
Wonder if you can also connect it to your bladder as some sort of a bedpan in case you overcook it ;D
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« Reply #1035 on: June 07, 2010, 07:27:51 am »
We are not talking about jan's bike :)
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1036 on: June 07, 2010, 08:46:27 am »
It doesnt catch fuel, its the radiator overflow

The OEM plastic bottle is the radiator overflow.

The one on Jan's bike is an overflow for about everything that can possibly leak - testimony to the previous owner's racing ambitions.
Wonder if you can also connect it to your bladder as some sort of a bedpan in case you overcook it ;D
lol gonna need a bigger bottle then :-p

We are not talking about jan's bike :)
Yea I missed that, oem if rad overflow
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1037 on: June 07, 2010, 08:49:33 am »
When the motor gets hot the coolant flows to the overflow tank, when it cools it drains back into the radiator  :thumleft:
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« Reply #1038 on: June 07, 2010, 09:22:28 am »
rode the bike to work this morning... it's a beast of a thing. seems to run out of revs very quickly though. it's like a drunk pikey. loud, aggressive and a little twitchy, but maybe that is because my only frame of reference is a DR650. I can see this bike being a bit annoying if i'm trying to have a relaxed ride, but an absolute pleasure when i'm looking to ride fast/hard. It seems to want to be ridden like a hooligan, the engine only makes sense at high revs. or is that just me???

Chain and tires will need seeing too fairly soon. Need to do oil change & basic service as well. will post pics soon. Though it is louis xander's old bike so most of you know will know it already i assume. the luggage racks are awesome. but the high-beam points up into the sky...?
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« Reply #1039 on: June 07, 2010, 09:27:42 am »
rode the bike to work this morning... it's a beast of a thing. seems to run out of revs very quickly though. it's like a drunk pikey. loud, aggressive and a little twitchy, but maybe that is because my only frame of reference is a DR650. I can see this bike being a bit annoying if i'm trying to have a relaxed ride, but an absolute pleasure when i'm looking to ride fast/hard. It seems to want to be ridden like a hooligan, the engine only makes sense at high revs. or is that just me???

Chain and tires will need seeing too fairly soon. Need to do oil change & basic service as well. will post pics soon. Though it is louis xander's old bike so most of you know will know it already i assume. the luggage racks are awesome. but the high-beam points up into the sky...?
The DRZ makes more sense when you hit the dirt. It can sit on tar whole day long but it's not fun.
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north