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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1720 on: August 05, 2011, 09:49:53 am »
Cool, Thanks Lecap  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1721 on: December 13, 2011, 07:14:17 am »
Hi fellow DRZ'ers,

My bike has standard sprockets at the moment, 14/47.

I bought a 15T front sprocket yesterday, can't decide which rear sprocket to get, 43T or 41T, which would you guys suggest? I mainly do commuting, but don't want to loose too much grunt.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1722 on: December 13, 2011, 08:24:50 am »
Would a Mitas E-07 14/80-18 fit on the DRZ?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1723 on: December 13, 2011, 08:44:56 am »
Would a Mitas E-07 14/80-18 fit on the DRZ?

I have managed to fit a 130/80-18 on mine, but even that seemed to be a push. I think that a 140 may be a bit big and will rub, also keep in mind that the rim is quite narrow so the wider tyre will start to bulge around it. I wouldn't go bigger than a 130 on the drz unless you change the wheel rim....
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1724 on: December 13, 2011, 08:52:01 am »
Hi fellow DRZ'ers,

My bike has standard sprockets at the moment, 14/47.

I bought a 15T front sprocket yesterday, can't decide which rear sprocket to get, 43T or 41T, which would you guys suggest? I mainly do commuting, but don't want to loose too much grunt.

15/43 provides a good compromise between relaxed cruising and still being able to handle slow speed technical bits.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1725 on: December 13, 2011, 09:10:52 am »
Thanks for the advice LGF...  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1726 on: December 13, 2011, 12:10:41 pm »
I also think the 140 will be too big. The 130/80/18 E09 that I have fitted is just right - Can you get a 130 E07 - If you get one let me know, I want one  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1727 on: December 13, 2011, 12:34:07 pm »
I also think the 140 will be too big. The 130/80/18 E09 that I have fitted is just right - Can you get a 130 E07 - If you get one let me know, I want one  :thumleft:

Unfortunately I can't get one  :'( would also like to have the E07, but KTMjedi said they are not getting them YET.

Was thinking of trying the aggressive Mitas C-02 knobbly. RobC tested it on his KLR and got about 8500km.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1728 on: December 13, 2011, 12:51:40 pm »
8500km on the C02's is not bad. Although I imagine grip on tar roads is probably not that great.

I also have a 130 E09 on mine.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1729 on: December 13, 2011, 02:31:40 pm »
my drz got std sprockets i think ie 14/47 ..i find i can lift in 1st easy, cruise at 100 to 110 quite nicely ..always sounds like i got to change up but quite happy i reckon
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1730 on: December 13, 2011, 02:34:50 pm »
my drz got std sprockets i think ie 14/47 ..i find i can lift in 1st easy, cruise at 100 to 110 quite nicely ..always sounds like i got to change up but quite happy i reckon

Ditto

What fuel consumption are you getting? I want to change to 15/43, to bring down the revs a bit when cruising.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1731 on: December 13, 2011, 06:43:53 pm »
dont have a clue..havent measured but will this weekend if i do the loskop ride.....just need to work out to tell mrs im gone 2 full sundays in a row  :D ... i filled up for grunts very untech ride and used very little gas i think on the ride but then home from hdlbrg on hway and i think i drank juice... all in 263 km on half (more or less) tank but i have that 18l tank so average for day i reckon was around 20km or more per litre..but is guess work
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1732 on: December 14, 2011, 06:58:19 am »
15-43 is good, i wouldnt go smaller than 43, it becomes a pain then. Too pap for my liking.

I had a 140 maxxis m6006 on my drz and it was fine. The chain did nick some of the outer most knobs sometimes, but never felt it, just saw the slight scuff marks on the rubber.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1733 on: December 14, 2011, 07:15:44 am »
15-43 is good, i wouldnt go smaller than 43, it becomes a pain then. Too pap for my liking.

I had a 140 maxxis m6006 on my drz and it was fine. The chain did nick some of the outer most knobs sometimes, but never felt it, just saw the slight scuff marks on the rubber.

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Thanks your input  :thumleft:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1734 on: December 14, 2011, 07:58:49 am »
I found the maxxis rear to be a great all round tyre that is lekker aggressive. Could get about 3000km out of it with 50/50 use.

The front is kak though...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1735 on: December 14, 2011, 08:02:16 am »
I found the maxxis rear to be a great all round tyre that is lekker aggressive. Could get about 3000km out of it with 50/50 use.

The front is kak though...

Was hoping for more km's out of the Maxxis, thanks for the feedback.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1736 on: December 14, 2011, 08:18:48 am »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1737 on: December 14, 2011, 08:28:20 am »
my drz got std sprockets i think ie 14/47 ..i find i can lift in 1st easy, cruise at 100 to 110 quite nicely ..always sounds like i got to change up but quite happy i reckon

Ditto

What fuel consumption are you getting? I want to change to 15/43, to bring down the revs a bit when cruising.

on 15/43 - 21-23km/l
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1738 on: December 19, 2011, 02:01:57 pm »
Upgrades on my DRZ so far:  :ricky:

New 15T front sprocket
New 43T rear sprocket
Handguards
Michelin Desert 140/80-18 tyre (thanks to PEET WEET) to replace the worn out original.  :thumleft:

Next will be a screen.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1739 on: December 19, 2011, 04:47:30 pm »
Edge taillight, purely cosmetic, but the best thing you can do for any drz bum. Cant get them local, must import from the USA. Go search for posts by me containing the word "edge", all the details should be there.
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