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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1740 on: December 19, 2011, 04:49:51 pm »
Also braided front brake hose. Real noticeable braking performance increase.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1741 on: December 21, 2011, 08:22:45 am »
Also braided front brake hose. Real noticeable braking performance increase.

If you're riding on the dirt - is that a good thing? Obviously for an SM a braided hose is great! but not sure if I'd want that much more braking when in the gravel?!?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1742 on: December 21, 2011, 08:33:06 am »
Ok guys, odd question...... to all those wheelie kings out there  :ricky:

Given the short gearing of the DRZ compared to say a 650, which is the best gear to wheelie in ? 2nd or 3rd.

I find second comes up quickly, but it turns into a power wheelie and runs out of revs quickly.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1743 on: December 21, 2011, 09:58:20 am »
Ok guys, odd question...... to all those wheelie kings out there  :ricky:

Given the short gearing of the DRZ compared to say a 650, which is the best gear to wheelie in ? 2nd or 3rd.

I find second comes up quickly, but it turns into a power wheelie and runs out of revs quickly.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1744 on: December 21, 2011, 10:07:16 am »
Also braided front brake hose. Real noticeable braking performance increase.

If you're riding on the dirt - is that a good thing? Obviously for an SM a braided hose is great! but not sure if I'd want that much more braking when in the gravel?!?

It is not as much better braking but more consistent braking. Braided hoses cause the brake lines to expand less, especially when heated up so you have consistent, predictable brakes all the time.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1745 on: December 21, 2011, 01:01:47 pm »
Hey guys i really love these bikes and would like to buy as 2nd or 3rd bike.. Are the still sold new ..? Or must i look for good second hand (how many kms, what year what value ,  would like  not more than 35 000 on 2nd hand one)


Would appreciate input

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1746 on: December 21, 2011, 01:04:54 pm »
Hey guys i really love these bikes and would like to buy as 2nd or 3rd bike.. Are the still sold new ..? Or must i look for good second hand (how many kms, what year what value ,  would like  not more than 35 000 on 2nd hand one)


Would appreciate input



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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1747 on: December 21, 2011, 01:07:04 pm »
Hey guys i really love these bikes and would like to buy as 2nd or 3rd bike.. Are the still sold new ..? Or must i look for good second hand (how many kms, what year what value ,  would like  not more than 35 000 on 2nd hand one)


Would appreciate input



As far as I can see on the Suzuki website, they are not sold new anymore..
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1748 on: December 21, 2011, 01:09:56 pm »
Hey guys i really love these bikes and would like to buy as 2nd or 3rd bike.. Are the still sold new ..? Or must i look for good second hand (how many kms, what year what value ,  would like  not more than 35 000 on 2nd hand one)


Would appreciate input



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Check out this thread...http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=85619.0

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1749 on: December 21, 2011, 01:27:52 pm »
Thanx guys drop me a pm when u see a nice one
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1750 on: December 21, 2011, 05:18:34 pm »
I am considering selling mine off, still needs a dyno run and a few odds and ends
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1751 on: December 21, 2011, 08:33:14 pm »
Pm me ! With details
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1752 on: December 21, 2011, 09:43:30 pm »
I am considering selling mine off, still needs a dyno run and a few odds and ends

Few odds and ends? tee hee.

It will be the (second) most awesome DRZ in the province. But it's a wicked-cool build :)

You could still get them new earlier from Suzuki South in CT earlier this year. lower mileage is a good idea on these small, highly-stressed engines.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1753 on: December 22, 2011, 07:16:25 am »
I am considering selling mine off, still needs a dyno run and a few odds and ends

Few odds and ends? tee hee.

It will be the (second) most awesome DRZ in the province. But it's a wicked-cool build :)

You could still get them new earlier from Suzuki South in CT earlier this year. lower mileage is a good idea on these small, highly-stressed engines.

N[]va's bike will be a mean machine once it's built.
Speaking of which have you managed to get me a quote on that chain slider and oil line spacer?   :deal:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1754 on: December 22, 2011, 07:16:45 am »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1755 on: December 22, 2011, 11:43:04 am »
Want one less than 15000 kms no racing cams and sh!t like that or suitable alternative open to suggestions ,,, dont wanna open up engine every couple of thousand of kms
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« Reply #1756 on: December 22, 2011, 01:13:03 pm »
Want one less than 15000 kms no racing cams and sh!t like that or suitable alternative open to suggestions ,,, dont wanna open up engine every couple of thousand of kms
lol wish I had read that before I typed up that whole long ass PM >.<
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1757 on: December 22, 2011, 02:15:55 pm »
Ok guys, odd question...... to all those wheelie kings out there  :ricky:

Given the short gearing of the DRZ compared to say a 650, which is the best gear to wheelie in ? 2nd or 3rd.

I find second comes up quickly, but it turns into a power wheelie and runs out of revs quickly.

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Hehehe... 2nd is good to get it up, but then you must be quick to hook 3rd and then start playing. If you are still learning, stick to 3rd and get used to the feeling of the bike on its back wheel. Once you get the hang of it, you can hoik it up in any gear up to 4th (ok, mine was slightly modified...)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1758 on: December 22, 2011, 03:03:06 pm »
Want one less than 15000 kms no racing cams and sh!t like that or suitable alternative open to suggestions ,,, dont wanna open up engine every couple of thousand of kms
lol wish I had read that before I typed up that whole long ass PM >.<



Sorry  was posted before u sent me pm
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1759 on: December 23, 2011, 05:14:29 am »
Want one less than 15000 kms no racing cams and sh!t like that or suitable alternative open to suggestions ,,, dont wanna open up engine every couple of thousand of kms
lol wish I had read that before I typed up that whole long ass PM >.<



Sorry  was posted before u sent me pm
no stress.

Figure I will just post my PM here
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