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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1700 on: June 21, 2011, 09:09:15 am »
then will take it to my suspension guy superfoxi  :thumleft:
good plan :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1701 on: June 21, 2011, 10:43:19 am »
You seem to be doing it ALL before we can...thus turning this thread into a valuable info thread for DRz owners.

Please keep us updated :thumleft:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1702 on: June 21, 2011, 01:27:56 pm »
WHEN I get back to Cape Town I am going to have to get me one of those. I'm tired of that "half the other exhaust-fell-off" look and keeping riders next to me warm with exhaust smoke =)
(My exhaust blows out sideways on the bike  :-\ )


It's a pitty it won't help your fall to meters travelled ratio  :laughing4:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1703 on: June 21, 2011, 03:02:43 pm »
Maybe the mods can join my 'project thread' about case savers to this one, and i'll do a zook mod thread.

I'm doing this stanchion tube
large tank
then vapor (via superfoxi)
then case savers
then some other fun stuff :)
eventually gonna do new plastics and repaint frame
and maybe rewire bike after all that's done
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1704 on: June 21, 2011, 03:04:32 pm »
Maybe the mods can join my 'project thread' about case savers to this one, and i'll do a zook mod thread.

I'm doing this stanchion tube
large tank
then vapor (via superfoxi)
then case savers
then some other fun stuff :)
eventually gonna do new plastics and repaint frame
and maybe rewire bike after all that's done
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1705 on: June 21, 2011, 03:11:28 pm »
Might as well get a Husky mate  :deal:

Go on - you know you want one!  :imaposer:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1706 on: July 06, 2011, 10:26:35 pm »
I'm fitting a clarke tank to my bike. How close it too close, in terms of clearance between the tank and the cylinder head?

Also, where do I get that exhaust heat shield stuff?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1707 on: July 07, 2011, 10:17:43 am »
If it rattles it's too close :D

You mean a heat shield or you mean header wrap?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1708 on: July 11, 2011, 11:27:13 am »
my old DRZ is having some problems.

Bike started dying at when stopping and then started missing and backfiring and then finally died. Could this be a result of a faulty CDI? Coil had previously been rewound by Krogh's, so I don't recon it would be that...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1709 on: July 11, 2011, 11:38:26 am »
my old DRZ is having some problems.

Bike started dying at when stopping and then started missing and backfiring and then finally died. Could this be a result of a faulty CDI? Coil had previously been rewound by Krogh's, so I don't recon it would be that...
Depends some reckon a stator should be replaced and not repaired, easiest would be to open the stator cover and look for tell tale burnt coils. CDI failures are rare.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1710 on: July 11, 2011, 03:41:20 pm »
You mean a heat shield or you mean header wrap?

Heat shield, i'm getting from Craig's in Maitland.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1711 on: July 12, 2011, 09:15:24 am »
my old DRZ is having some problems.

Bike started dying at when stopping and then started missing and backfiring and then finally died. Could this be a result of a faulty CDI? Coil had previously been rewound by Krogh's, so I don't recon it would be that...

I'm not sure how well the bike has been jetted. Is it running on some "generic" jetting or has it ben dynoed?
It takes VERY long to run without choke and the plug was a bit black too. Possibly too lean on idle and too fat on the main.
How long has it been running on the current jetting?
Since it had idle problems which vanished with the service (and a new plug) it might just be a fouled plug ???

Or maybe just a filthy carb.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1712 on: July 12, 2011, 09:54:21 am »
Give Dirk a call for more detail. Not sure if he has taken out the plug yet.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1713 on: July 12, 2011, 09:57:06 am »
Mine did a similar thing when the valves were out of spec, though I assume that's been checked and they're fine.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1714 on: July 13, 2011, 09:02:20 am »
Valves were checked last week. One valve was a bit tight but still in spec. and adjusted to max. spec.

Else tight valves would be something to check.
Best indicator for tight valves would normally be poor cold starting getting worse to the point when the bike refuses to start at all. Not so much splutter & die while running.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1715 on: July 13, 2011, 09:21:36 am »
if the valves are tight, though not to tight to start it can (once warm) be an issue like you describe.

either way check them
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1716 on: August 04, 2011, 11:04:28 am »
Rear Spokes:

Ok guys, so where can I get my hands on 2 rear spokes for my DRZE. The dealers want to convince me that I have to buy a whole pack for lots of Money.

I am unfortunately missing a spoke. Will any spoke do or does it have to be a specific DRZ spoke ?  ???

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1717 on: August 04, 2011, 01:30:11 pm »
Just go and buy a set. They are actually not THAT expensive and you'll most likely need more.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1718 on: August 04, 2011, 02:09:44 pm »
If I buy an aftermarket set, can I mix them up with the original Suzuki set ? As far as I know they are different diameters, or do I need to replace the whole set ?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1719 on: August 05, 2011, 09:40:40 am »
You get a whole phletora of different spokes which will fit. The spokes can differ in being straight, one end reinforced or both ends reinforced galvanised or stainless but it will not affect how they fit. Aftermarket replacements are sometimes much better quality than OEM (depends on make & type of bike and aftermarket manufacturer).
I bought an OEM set for the DR650SE ages ago and have used about half the set (for seven own bikes and a few customers).

I think aftermarket will only be worthwhile if you go for some high grade stuff from Böhm or Buchanan for example. Cheapo galvanised aftermared shipped in from somewhere will take as long and probabhly also cost as much as OEM.
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