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Offline mtbbiker

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1960 on: January 26, 2015, 10:55:14 am »
Nope, we like to spend more time riding our bikes, than spending time here bragging about our bikes  >:D compared to other brands  :pot:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1961 on: January 26, 2015, 11:06:33 am »
Hi all

I recently sold my trusty Triumph Tiger 1050 and got me a DR-Z 400, so I thought I'd just check in to this thread and say hi.
Here are some pics.  I'm still reading up on all the mods and deciding what to get, but I think one of the first things that will have to go is that excessive bit of tupperware at the back!  ;)  I'm thinking of fitting the DRC Edge 2, which seems to look a lot sexier.

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My bike is standard except for:
1. Added a fairing to make long rides more comfortable
2. 15\44 Gearing - Give it some longer legs, recommended
3. Bash plate - recommended
4. DRC Edge to get rid of the hideous tail light
5. IMS tanks to get some distance -  recommended

Oh and it has now 82K km on the clock - I am not tired of the bike yet  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1962 on: January 27, 2015, 09:01:40 am »
Where did you get the DRC Edge from, mtbbiker?
I've tried ridestuff.co.za who have it listed on their site, but they say stock is hard to find at the moment.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1963 on: January 27, 2015, 01:49:25 pm »
Where did you get the DRC Edge from, mtbbiker?
I've tried ridestuff.co.za who have it listed on their site, but they say stock is hard to find at the moment.
Ordered it through WOA (Centurion), I was planning on importing but cost of postage didn't make sense then
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1964 on: January 27, 2015, 01:57:00 pm »
Startline sells one too. Not DRC but also led and fits under the fender.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1965 on: January 27, 2015, 03:32:13 pm »
A few things I did to mine...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1966 on: May 28, 2018, 07:44:44 pm »
Hi all

I recently sold my trusty Triumph Tiger 1050 and got me a DR-Z 400, so I thought I'd just check in to this thread and say hi.
Here are some pics.  I'm still reading up on all the mods and deciding what to get, but I think one of the first things that will have to go is that excessive bit of tupperware at the back!  ;)  I'm thinking of fitting the DRC Edge 2, which seems to look a lot sexier.

My bike is standard except for:
1. Added a fairing to make long rides more comfortable
2. 15\44 Gearing - Give it some longer legs, recommended
3. Bash plate - recommended
4. DRC Edge to get rid of the hideous tail light
5. IMS tanks to get some distance -  recommended

Oh and it has now 82K km on the clock - I am not tired of the bike yet  :thumleft:
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82 000 KM thats amazing, do you still have the DRZ? I see this thread has been dead for 3 years :(
It needs to be revived  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1967 on: May 29, 2018, 02:06:06 pm »
Are there still DRZ400's with intact top ends?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1968 on: May 29, 2018, 02:15:33 pm »
Are there still DRZ400's with intact top ends?

Yes :ricky: well mine is and I have seen a few in Cape Town cruising around

18 000 DRZ400 E have been sold in Australia  so there is nothing mechanically wrong/defective with its top end.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1969 on: May 29, 2018, 02:36:13 pm »
I'm on my second DRZ 22k,km.
Never a moments problem.......  :thumleft:
Shim the valves when the mileage calls for it, change the oil regularly & you will have no problems.
Interestingly enough, read a bike review on the Adventure Rider forum U.K. some time back. About the ideal bike for across europe travel etc. Highest rated, BMW 650x challenge (with the Rotax motor) and then DRZ. Lightness, durability, oil change intervals etc, etc. Very interesting. Granted, this was a year or two back.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1970 on: May 29, 2018, 02:45:19 pm »
I'm on my second DRZ 22k,km.
Never a moments problem.......  :thumleft:
Shim the valves when the mileage calls for it, change the oil regularly & you will have no problems.
Interestingly enough, read a bike review on the Adventure Rider forum U.K. some time back. About the ideal bike for across europe travel etc. Highest rated, BMW 650x challenge (with the Rotax motor) and then DRZ. Lightness, durability, oil change intervals etc, etc. Very interesting. Granted, this was a year or two back.
Great bike.  :laughing4:

Thats cool you on your second one already!

I just got my first one and I am very happy, great bike like you say and I am also on 22K, km (plus 220km)

I have ridden  about 2500 km in 3 months since owning the Z.

Also had a 650 x challenge and it was amazing for almost everything but I struggled to get used to the rear air shock, but still a great bike. That Rotax engine was a pleasure to service with long oil change intervals.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1971 on: May 31, 2018, 03:00:23 pm »
Hi all

I recently sold my trusty Triumph Tiger 1050 and got me a DR-Z 400, so I thought I'd just check in to this thread and say hi.
Here are some pics.  I'm still reading up on all the mods and deciding what to get, but I think one of the first things that will have to go is that excessive bit of tupperware at the back!  ;)  I'm thinking of fitting the DRC Edge 2, which seems to look a lot sexier.

My bike is standard except for:
1. Added a fairing to make long rides more comfortable
2. 15\44 Gearing - Give it some longer legs, recommended
3. Bash plate - recommended
4. DRC Edge to get rid of the hideous tail light
5. IMS tanks to get some distance -  recommended

Oh and it has now 82K km on the clock - I am not tired of the bike yet  :thumleft:
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82 000 KM thats amazing, do you still have the DRZ? I see this thread has been dead for 3 years :(
It needs to be revived  :thumleft:
Shocking 3 years without a DRZ post, what is the ADV world coming too. Such great bikes and they ARE reliable.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 03:01:36 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1972 on: June 04, 2018, 04:40:35 pm »
Any accessories for a 08 DR 650 for sale..

Long Range Tank...
Bash Plate
Carrier Rack

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Just to clarify That I am looking for these accessories..
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1973 on: June 04, 2018, 05:51:06 pm »
20l tank?  Price?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1974 on: June 04, 2018, 07:50:57 pm »
I am interested in a bash plate for DR650.
Which one do you have and how much?