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Offline Etienne2T

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1060 on: June 10, 2010, 11:51:48 am »
The blind valves are rim locks
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1061 on: June 10, 2010, 11:57:50 am »
hey milddog - when do we get to see some pics of this new bike of yours??  :deal:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1062 on: June 10, 2010, 12:01:30 pm »
Come ride with us today wes, and see
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1063 on: June 10, 2010, 12:03:07 pm »
Come ride with us today wes, and see

1. i have work to do, unfortunately
2. i am not sure i feel like getting lapped and roosted while i try muscle the husky through the enduro loop as you fly by on your 2T  :ricky:

what's their enduro track like anyways? is it suitable for bigger bikes?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1064 on: June 10, 2010, 12:04:28 pm »
Its nothing hectic, about 6-8kms. Martin did it on his dr650...........
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1065 on: June 10, 2010, 12:08:20 pm »
Its nothing hectic, about 6-8kms. Martin did it on his dr650...........

I can't ride like martin. I can't even powerslide...

just teasing martin, but i still owe you a couple of chirps  :mwink:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1066 on: June 10, 2010, 12:17:40 pm »
Etienne has done this to me before. He also reckons everything is easy. He says "come with, it'll be fun, i'll look after you". then i watch him wheelie off and don't see him again until the end, where he is sitting calmly smiling while i sweat and swear and try not to drop my bike again. but i'll go with him again next week too! I ride much worse than you wes, so you'll be in front of me at least :)

Rim locks??? do i have to worry what they are? do i need to know?

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1067 on: June 10, 2010, 12:21:00 pm »
Etienne has done this to me before. He also reckons everything is easy. He says "come with, it'll be fun, i'll look after you". then i watch him wheelie off and don't see him again until the end, where he is sitting calmly smiling while i sweat and swear and try not to drop my bike again. but i'll go with him again next week too! I ride much worse than you wes, so you'll be in front of me at least :)

Rim locks??? do i have to worry what they are? do i need to know?

i haven't had a chance to wash or service the bike since i got it. once that's done i'll post pics :)

show us the dirty pics  :thumleft:

me faster than you? doubt it, still trying to get my speed (and courage) back up after the accident...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1068 on: June 10, 2010, 12:23:51 pm »
The rimlocks lock the tyre onto the rim. So u can run a low pressure and the tyre stays on
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1069 on: June 10, 2010, 12:52:21 pm »
show us the dirty pics  :thumleft:

me faster than you? doubt it, still trying to get my speed (and courage) back up after the accident...

if i have time before i hit the enduro track today i'll take and post pics!

or wes, you can come and have a 'who rides slower' competition with me on the enduro track and see for yourself!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1070 on: June 10, 2010, 12:56:09 pm »

Rim locks??? do i have to worry what they are? do i need to know?



Don't worry, you'll get to know them intimately when you have to change a tyre  >:D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1071 on: June 10, 2010, 01:33:29 pm »
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  ???
Sounds like a rim lock to me?

The radiator what I would do If I were you is when you service the bike, take them off clean tem check for cracks/leaks etc and then fill them up with a premix 50/590 anti freez/water
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1072 on: June 10, 2010, 02:26:22 pm »
Enduro mission today cancelled :( etienne and myself aren't great planners it seems. He doesn't have a toe-hitch on his car and I don't have a trailer. Anyways, now to clean my bike while the sun shines :) will post pics shortly.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1073 on: June 10, 2010, 02:27:26 pm »
why doesn't he just ride his bike there?  :deal:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1074 on: June 10, 2010, 02:41:42 pm »
why doesn't he just ride his bike there?  :deal:

its an MX bike and he's a big pansy :) haha

so, important modification discussion: stickers

where to apply them?

I want my bike to look neat and smart and mean, kinda like n[]va's bike, i don't want it to look like i got it when I was 16 and just covered it in stickers because that is baai kief.

i have 2 paws and an evolution of man sticker. i will get other stickers when i buy actual mods for the bike.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1075 on: June 10, 2010, 02:50:01 pm »
if you want it to look kief then you need kief "racing" brand logos  :mwink: :mwink: :mwink:

screw the stickers, put every cent into farkles first... and post a photo of the bike dammit!!

otherwise start with this sticker  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1076 on: June 10, 2010, 02:51:40 pm »
Its nothing hectic, about 6-8kms. Martin did it on his dr650...........

I can't ride like martin. I can't even powerslide...

just teasing martin, but i still owe you a couple of chirps  :mwink:
:laughing4:haha

Dude,Wes you'll love the enduro loop,It's not that hectic...

I'm also planning on going soon agen,not sure about next week.

But I'm heading of to Z7 this saturday to go check out the endurocross race,so I'll ride that little track's in the tree's just across Z7,anyone gonna join?
Not much but it's bluddy fun  ;D:pot:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1077 on: June 10, 2010, 02:53:11 pm »
Its nothing hectic, about 6-8kms. Martin did it on his dr650...........

I can't ride like martin. I can't even powerslide...

just teasing martin, but i still owe you a couple of chirps  :mwink:
:laughing4:haha

Dude,Wes you'll love the enduro loop,It's not that hectic...

I'm also planning on going soon agen,not sure about next week.

But I'm heading of to Z7 this saturday to go check out the endurocross race,so I'll ride that little track's in the tree's just across Z7,anyone gonna join?
Not much but it's bluddy fun  ;D:pot:


myself and the_priest are leaving my spot at 7:30 on saturday - heading to the quarry (probably get there by 8) to ride not the quarry but the loops and trails around it, then will head over to zone 7 and probably ride that bit across the road as well...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1078 on: June 10, 2010, 02:55:37 pm »
Its nothing hectic, about 6-8kms. Martin did it on his dr650...........

I can't ride like martin. I can't even powerslide...

just teasing martin, but i still owe you a couple of chirps  :mwink:
:laughing4:haha

Dude,Wes you'll love the enduro loop,It's not that hectic...

I'm also planning on going soon agen,not sure about next week.

But I'm heading of to Z7 this saturday to go check out the endurocross race,so I'll ride that little track's in the tree's just across Z7,anyone gonna join?
Not much but it's bluddy fun  ;D:pot:


myself and the_priest are leaving my spot at 7:30 on saturday - heading to the quarry (probably get there by 8) to ride not the quarry but the loops and trails around it, then will head over to zone 7 and probably ride that bit across the road as well...
Ok sweet! Dan sal ek julle sommer daar kry.
Wil let you know for sure tomorrow. :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1079 on: June 10, 2010, 03:05:47 pm »
where can i get a no toil kit and how much will that be? in the suburbs south of the curtain :)
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