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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1540 on: April 21, 2011, 01:04:07 pm »
i MIGHT.

my  scoot got written off wednesday  :(
no more DRZ

i might get the wreck back though
Shit sorry to hear that man =\

you ok?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1541 on: April 21, 2011, 01:12:41 pm »
That is just plain kark !!

Same as N[]vA , hope you re ok ???
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1542 on: April 21, 2011, 01:16:38 pm »
kark indeed  ;)
i am ok thanks.
not one fracture or break. its miraculous!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1543 on: April 21, 2011, 08:00:56 pm »
kark indeed  ;)
i am ok thanks.
not one fracture or break. its miraculous!

Very happy to hear you are ok! sorry about the write off. that sucks. be sure to scavenge that carb, there are lots of willing buyers out there :) but yes, if you do get it back i'd love to pick up some plastics. thanks :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1544 on: April 24, 2011, 03:15:33 pm »

and all this started because i found oil on spark plug and was worried about my rings  :imaposer:

Doesn't THAT sound familiar. I completely stripped and semi-restored (ran out of steam and money) my BMW R80G/S because I stripped a rocker bolt and nut. A R180 total replacement cost turned into a R9000 restoration cause I had to replace the entire freaking exhaust system.

NEVER doing that again, I'll just order the replacement parts...and step away from the spanners  :imaposer:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1545 on: April 24, 2011, 03:28:25 pm »
I think Sidetrack did the Athena kit thing, might ask him 'bout it.

yup,  he did,
and that drZ ran like stink.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1546 on: April 25, 2011, 08:27:14 pm »
Hi DRZ'ers

Is there any difference between a 2004 and a 2010 DRZ400E? What has changed the last 10 years? A lot of 2nd hand 2003,4,5 models available, but not many recent ones.

Also, what are the differences between the SM and E? Ex camshaft, carb, gears ratios, wheel size? Is the SM as nice as the E for dual sport? Seems to be much more SM's available than E's?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1547 on: April 25, 2011, 08:48:14 pm »
Hi DRZ'ers

Is there any difference between a 2004 and a 2010 DRZ400E? What has changed the last 10 years? A lot of 2nd hand 2003,4,5 models available, but not many recent ones.

Also, what are the differences between the SM and E? Ex camshaft, carb, gears ratios, wheel size? Is the SM as nice as the E for dual sport? Seems to be much more SM's available than E's?

Nothing much changed through the years. Is seems to be more dependant on the country of origin for E models. Some older E models  that can be found do not have a proper subframe or roadkit. For the rest the E models are pretty much all the same.

The differences between the SM and is is like you listed. The carb being the major performance difference. Furthermore the wheelsize but also the rims - the SM has Excel wheels with massive stainless spokes. Other difference include RMZ derived swingarm and USD forks on the SM vs the "older style" swingarm and conventional forks on the E. Other minor differences include things like pegs, bars, etc.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1548 on: April 25, 2011, 10:12:45 pm »
Keep the barrel/piston stock, just replace the rings and spend your money on a cam, jetkit and pipe combo. You Will have good time on that! And reliable.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1549 on: April 25, 2011, 10:45:26 pm »
n[]va kitted out his SM for DS using some FAT rear tires, they were pricey, but he reckoned it handled better than an DS bike he'd ridden. If you change the carb I think in many ways the SM model is a better bike. The SM also has bigger brake discs and calipers. Which are nice, but a rock-hazard off road and would need some getting used to.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1550 on: April 26, 2011, 02:45:43 pm »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1551 on: April 26, 2011, 03:02:36 pm »
Hide ur bikes or lock them to something. first Bus' DRZ and here is 2 more

Also saw that, and its not only in the WC, saw a E stolen from up here somewhere in the Junkmail.

Wonder why they are so into DRZ's?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1552 on: April 26, 2011, 03:04:41 pm »
Other difference include RMZ derived swingarm and USD forks on the SM vs the "older style" swingarm and conventional forks on the E.

Any difference in travel, adjust-ability with the suspension?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1553 on: April 26, 2011, 03:56:36 pm »
Hide ur bikes or lock them to something. first Bus' DRZ and here is 2 more

http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-STOLEN-DRZ400E-Sunday-7-40am-From-Bella-Rosa-R5000-Reward-W0QQAdIdZ270634904

http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-DRZ400sm-stolen-W0QQAdIdZ277224636

If they catch that facker they must break his arms and legs. he can ride wheelchair if he doesnt feel like riding a car.  >:(

As mentioned in the other thread, one of those bikes was spotted about 50m from my flat. I think I need to buy a big lock.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1554 on: April 26, 2011, 04:10:26 pm »
Advise taken...I already have mine locked with a Master Lock chain from hell and a Master Lock padlock...looks like a disclock and a puffadder is also in order...

On a lighter note...the DRZ finally got its proper intiation ride and I am gobsmacked...what a great bike...not even a couple of kg's of clay could hold her down :mwink:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1555 on: April 26, 2011, 06:16:50 pm »
thinking im gonna have to find a serious lock & chain thing too
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1556 on: April 27, 2011, 05:03:05 pm »
thinking im gonna have to find a serious lock & chain thing too

Finding a working zook first captain  :pot:

But yes, your SM looks hot-sh*t. it will need theft-deterrence.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1557 on: April 28, 2011, 09:39:14 am »
Advise taken...I already have mine locked with a Master Lock chain from hell and a Master Lock padlock...looks like a disclock and a puffadder is also in order...

On a lighter note...the DRZ finally got its proper intiation ride and I am gobsmacked...what a great bike...not even a couple of kg's of clay could hold her down :mwink:

Please d to see you're riding her like she's meant to be ridden!  :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1558 on: April 29, 2011, 07:10:03 pm »
I had the LTZ400 quad. Same motor as the DRZ.

Did the cams, flowed head and 440 kit.
Valves was swirled and the whole katootie.
After a while it packed up.

So I went down to a 420 kit. Bike performed better than with the 440 kit, believe it or not. Even the Dyno said so.

Went the extra mile and slapped on a Edelbrock carb also. Holy moly!!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1559 on: April 29, 2011, 07:16:07 pm »
Don't waste time with gas flowing the head, not much can be gained over a stock setup. Go with Hotcams (they use stock valve springs) and play with jetting.
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