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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1260 on: October 29, 2010, 10:10:40 am »
Bro, you're a LEGEND!! :imaposer:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1261 on: October 29, 2010, 10:19:08 am »
1. I see all the Cape Town guys have done the dyno tuning and re jetting thing. Who is a reputable guy with specific DRZ knowledge in JHB that I can take the bike to ? I am very fussy with my bikes and don't let any Joe Soap wanna be engine tuner loose on my new bike.
PM Wrench............I'm sure that he will be able to point you to a reputable tuner
in Jhb.
He is the guru who did all the jetting for all the Capetown guys.


I intend fitting a FMF pipe  , is this a good choice ?

I have the FMF Powercore 4 pipe.  Yes it is worth it. 
Warning..........it is loud.......I would say a bit louder than the standard pipe.
After fitting the FMF-pipe, you defintely have to rejet. I gained about 5hp by doing it.

The Yoshi(mira) pipe have a very nice sound to it, but might be expensive and hard to come by.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1262 on: October 29, 2010, 10:22:15 am »
k&n bad idea, it chews intake valves quickly. fmf pipe is good.
safari tank is 28l, not worth putting on if this will only be your toy bike
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1263 on: October 29, 2010, 10:52:03 am »
I can relate to that...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1264 on: October 29, 2010, 11:07:22 am »
Hi Newguy ,

I have ordered a Safari 17 liter tank on the internet as I agree that a 28 l is complete overkill . My wife's small bike is a Honda CTX 200 which also has a standard 10 liter tank . I plan for the 2 of us to do the Biviaans in early December , carrying some extra fuel for just in case is a bit of insurance for both bikes.

BTW I intend only putting a FMF tail piece on and not the headers as well , what are your thoughts on this ?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1265 on: October 29, 2010, 11:35:38 am »
MildDog.......... you sure you're not related to the_wes   :mwink:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1266 on: October 29, 2010, 11:39:36 am »
nice 1 grim.
i once wheelied into a drainage trench running alonside a busy jhb road as rush hour.
saw my proes straat pretoria beautifully.
all the people in cars were hooting and waving to show their appreciation for my efforts...
was thankfull for the full face helmet...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1267 on: October 29, 2010, 11:59:44 am »
Nice one Mildy  :ricky:

On one nice rainy day, I found myself behind about 20 cars standing at a Stop/Go construction road block. It didn't take much to convince me that I had to get right to the front of the queue and chose the "alternative route" to get there...

Much to the amusement of the people in the cars, this happened:


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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1268 on: October 29, 2010, 02:09:19 pm »
Shit happens... :ricky:

+1.... if you are on 2 wheels... you will fall, at some stage. All good. Glad you OK!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1269 on: October 30, 2010, 10:29:31 am »
k&n bad idea, it chews intake valves quickly. fmf pipe is good.
safari tank is 28l, not worth putting on if this will only be your toy bike
Edgy had an FMF on his DRZ very nice a bit noisy on long trips GHt Greyhounds/Underberg last Sept .I noticed that the after market tail pipes have packing in ,is it necessary on the stock pipes as mine is noisy?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1270 on: October 31, 2010, 09:46:59 pm »
come to think of it i have had a similar experience...  thought i was smart by taking a grassy shortcut to miss out on some traffic.  so cut across the field which had rather long grass and a deepish hidden hole.  hit the hole, luckily with the back wheel, but the bike jumped up and struck me in the gentlemen's region.  needless to say i had to stop and catch my breath once i made it back onto the tar.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1271 on: October 31, 2010, 10:07:44 pm »
duuude! good thing you didn't fly far, that freeway's kindof close  ;D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1272 on: November 01, 2010, 04:06:00 pm »
Cacus ,

I am really suprised at how noisey the standard pipe is , I would like a bit more power with the fmf pipe and am really hoping that it is less noisey than the standard pipe.

Newguy i see in a picture you posted in ride reports that you have a safari tank on , how many liters does it hold ?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1273 on: November 01, 2010, 06:30:17 pm »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1274 on: November 02, 2010, 07:51:45 pm »
Nice exhaust milddog!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1275 on: November 06, 2010, 04:16:09 pm »
greeting gents.

sticking to the topic of pipes, has anyone gutted their standard exhaust?
there is this guy i know who removes the packing and internals and totally redoes the inners.
not quite sure what it all involves.
he did my buddies 1200adv, and it sounds alot better and deeper, and the power has improved.
although, i dont know how it will be on a single cylinder thumper? i dont want it to be TOO loud.

my standard pipe is extremely quiet. great for sneaking in late at night.

but i would like my front wheel a tad lighter.

please, comments on gutting the standard pipe  :thumleft:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1276 on: November 06, 2010, 10:40:15 pm »
duuude! good thing you didn't fly far, that freeway's kindof close  ;D

My thought as well, you could have landed in the middle of the highway. :eek7:

But lets face we have to give the boored commuters something to laugh about every now then. :biggrin:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1277 on: November 06, 2010, 10:45:51 pm »
Great you OK mate! :thumleft:
Having "GUTS" means being "SHIT" scared and still winding the throttle!!!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1278 on: November 07, 2010, 08:20:45 am »
this is funny.

glad youre ok.


 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1279 on: November 07, 2010, 01:20:57 pm »
Only saw this thread now, sorry adam,but I have to laugh :laughing4:


Maybe if you had a new rear tyre on,you would have had more grip ?:peepwall:
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