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Offline MildDog

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1040 on: June 07, 2010, 09:34:58 am »
seems like it can do pretty much everything the DR650 can do, maybe just with higher revs and less comfort, but then it ROCKS offroad  :ricky:
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« Reply #1041 on: June 07, 2010, 09:53:21 am »
seems like it can do pretty much everything the DR650 can do, maybe just with higher revs and less comfort, but then it ROCKS offroad  :ricky:
I had both, no contest the DRZ is way better.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1042 on: June 07, 2010, 09:56:13 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...?

Your welcome to swing out my side this weekend, or me your side and can help you service it. I need to do the 690 as is.

chances are your gearing is more dirt than traveling
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« Reply #1043 on: June 07, 2010, 10:00:16 am »
Thanks. That might work quite well, I only have regular spanners, so I can't actually get the side covers off by myself. I'll come round maybe Saturday morning then. I must just get a an oil filter. You can help me check the rest of the bike as well :)

I'm bored at work. Do you think it's rude to go ride my bike as a break from the office?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1044 on: June 07, 2010, 10:03:44 am »
Thanks. That might work quite well, I only have regular spanners, so I can't actually get the side covers off by myself. I'll come round maybe Saturday morning then. I must just get a an oil filter. You can help me check the rest of the bike as well :)

I'm bored at work. Do you think it's rude to go ride my bike as a break from the office?
At my office no its expectedd, yours I dunno?
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« Reply #1045 on: June 07, 2010, 10:13:18 am »
At my office no its expectedd, yours I dunno?

I'm not sure. I guess there's only one way to find out. Worry I may not make it back; after last night I'm very wary of the non-road legal maxxis on the back of my bike...
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« Reply #1046 on: June 07, 2010, 10:18:08 am »
At my office no its expectedd, yours I dunno?

I'm not sure. I guess there's only one way to find out. Worry I may not make it back; after last night I'm very wary of the non-road legal maxxis on the back of my bike...
gawd there were tomany ppl on the road when I got back, also no mirrors at all on the 690 any more lol
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« Reply #1047 on: June 07, 2010, 10:32:11 am »
is that a permanent thing? riding without mirrors is very disconcerting, when i was on the zook without the mirrors i just made sure i was going faster than everyone else.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1048 on: June 07, 2010, 10:35:03 am »
is that a permanent thing? riding without mirrors is very disconcerting, when i was on the zook without the mirrors i just made sure i was going faster than everyone else.
naw traffic from world cup, mirror got busted in the cederberg
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« Reply #1049 on: June 07, 2010, 11:03:12 am »
when do we get the ride report? :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1050 on: June 07, 2010, 11:07:08 am »
when do we get the ride report? :)
once im awake enough
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1051 on: June 07, 2010, 03:25:01 pm »
n[]va: still sleeping?

i get to ride the zook, with its old maxxis on the back, home in the traffic with the rain now. fun  :-\
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1052 on: June 07, 2010, 04:27:21 pm »
was posted hours ago mate :D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1053 on: June 07, 2010, 05:18:17 pm »
awesome RR...

my engine is making a slight rubbing sound... not sure if i never noticed it with your bike because of the yoshi. but it sounds kinda like two sheets of paper rubbing together, only fainter and each 'sssshhhh' is longer. oil is above the bit on the dipstick with grooves on it, and 1/3 up the thin sticky bit (couldn't find the F or L marks last night). should i be concerned?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1054 on: June 07, 2010, 06:00:32 pm »
Noisy camchain probably, it's normal
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1055 on: June 07, 2010, 08:50:40 pm »
lol new bike stress syndrome :-p

the cam chain is noisy, get a manual cam chain tensioner
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1056 on: June 07, 2010, 10:07:44 pm »
lol new bike stress syndrome :-p

the cam chain is noisy, get a manual cam chain tensioner

big time... i have this image of my zook dieing a big end bearing death on the M3 at 120km/h in the wet...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1057 on: June 07, 2010, 10:13:07 pm »
Mine got water into the fuel again ....  :dousing:

so gonna have to go collect it tomorrow morning and strip the carb properly, its getting water in some how, I skeem it has to be the breather in the fuel cap
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1058 on: June 08, 2010, 09:00:35 am »
That really sucks. Mine passed the 'water' test last night; it stayed outside for about 4 hours in the rain. Good luck with stripping it. What solution is there; buy a new cap for the petrol tank?

My maxxis back tire is SLIPPERY WHEN WET. sh*t... felt the back sliding all over the place on the way to work today, even under gentle braking and accelerating.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1059 on: June 10, 2010, 11:45:31 am »
On my rims there are 'blind' valves, second valves that seem to serve no function. What is that about?

My radiator is full. Do i drain and replace what's in there or do i just top it up if it needs it? Coming from an air cooled bike i don't know about such things  ???
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