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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 04:47:19 pm »
There's a  little sleeve on the carb arm that prevents you from opening the throttle completely - they reckon it's so you don't over-rev the engine during  the running-in period. I believe it's a real PITA riding 1000k's at a maximum speed of 80kph >:D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 05:30:40 pm »
First prize would be to buy yourself a MX carb. Some of the other oakes have it fitted, you can ask them. I think sidetrack said it was his single best mod.




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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 09:58:00 pm »
Check and clean airfilter, remove snorkel in airbox. The carb boot at the intake is partly blocked off when stock, also check for a throttle stop. Main jet may be too small as well.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 10:05:18 pm »
Made my own case savers, the rtv cost more than the aluminium. Takes time though, lots of fitting and rubber mallet involved. Thumpertalk sells them like LGF has.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2008, 10:20:56 pm »
Thanks for the advice. Maybe we shouldn't mechanic it too much before the first service.

It will not do any long distance now, so it  can wait for Piet Suzuki-man to fix.

It has less than a quarter turn of trottle, must be that sleeve on the carb.

We'll wait patiently, and my chances of keeping up with TeeWee and TeeTer are better.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2008, 07:28:03 am »
Made my own case savers, the rtv cost more than the aluminium. Takes time though, lots of fitting and rubber mallet involved. Thumpertalk sells them like LGF has.

Thumpertalk - $37 for the pair
http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case_Shields_p/bp_cfc_case.htm
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2008, 05:51:14 pm »
Thumpertalk your one stop DR shop :) If anyone orders from there I'm looking for TT front fender stickers.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2008, 07:50:49 am »
Guys, check the countershaft nut - the one that holds the front sprocket on. MIne was loose - with just the turned up washer holding it on!
Take it off, add some locktite and replace.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2008, 07:59:32 am »
Thumpertalk your one stop DR shop :) If anyone orders from there I'm looking for TT front fender stickers.

Got this spare if you like
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2008, 08:58:04 am »
I'll take it  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2008, 10:42:16 am »
I'll take it  :thumleft:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2008, 12:46:09 pm »
Help please guys - will a 140/80-18 fit my rear? (the rim, not me  ;))
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2008, 09:35:35 pm »
Help please guys - will a 140/80-18 fit my rear? (the rim, not me  ;))

Sure it will fit, a friends CRF had one on and they use the same size rims I think. I run the 120 606 on the back and it's perfect, I would not go for a 140 on a 400.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2008, 09:44:31 pm »
Help please guys - will a 140/80-18 fit my rear? (the rim, not me  ;))

Sure it will fit, a friends CRF had one on and they use the same size rims I think. I run the 120 606 on the back and it's perfect, I would not go for a 140 on a 400.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2008, 09:39:15 am »
Help please guys - will a 140/80-18 fit my rear? (the rim, not me  ;))

Sure it will fit, a friends CRF had one on and they use the same size rims I think. I run the 120 606 on the back and it's perfect, I would not go for a 140 on a 400.

All those Hunters Gold is getting to you, I got home now, Runner 1, Jack 0. :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2008, 10:36:42 am »
Had the head re-torque, oil changed and dyno'ed after my 1000k run-in period.
Prevoiusly, having fitted  the FMF powerbomb header and rejetting the carb, the motor ws putting out 32.77 hp at the rear wheel.
Having now had the head ported and gas-flowed. it's putting out 37.23  hp   - a 14% increase! ;D ;D ;D
Torque has gone up from 31.75 nm to 33.93 nm - a 6% increase  ;D

I reckon for R1700, this has got the be the most cost-effective power increase around!
No added stress to the motor and no potential problems due to boring etc.

Now that I've had a chance to open her up - man, she pulls like a train!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2008, 03:16:43 pm »
Had the head re-torque, oil changed and dyno'ed after my 1000k run-in period.
Prevoiusly, having fitted  the FMF powerbomb header and rejetting the carb, the motor ws putting out 32.77 hp at the rear wheel.
Having now had the head ported and gas-flowed. it's putting out 37.23  hp   - a 14% increase! ;D ;D ;D
Torque has gone up from 31.75 nm to 33.93 nm - a 6% increase  ;D

I reckon for R1700, this has got the be the most cost-effective power increase around!
No added stress to the motor and no potential problems due to boring etc.

Now that I've had a chance to open her up - man, she pulls like a train!

Awesome ! I have read on TT that it's tricky to flow a DRZ head as stock they are pretty good. Obviously the guy knows his story, do you think the new piston could have added some compression too ?
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 03:17:50 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2008, 05:51:38 pm »
Had the head re-torque, oil changed and dyno'ed after my 1000k run-in period.
Prevoiusly, having fitted  the FMF powerbomb header and rejetting the carb, the motor ws putting out 32.77 hp at the rear wheel.
Having now had the head ported and gas-flowed. it's putting out 37.23  hp   - a 14% increase! ;D ;D ;D
Torque has gone up from 31.75 nm to 33.93 nm - a 6% increase  ;D

I reckon for R1700, this has got the be the most cost-effective power increase around!
No added stress to the motor and no potential problems due to boring etc.

Now that I've had a chance to open her up - man, she pulls like a train!

Awesome ! I have read on TT that it's tricky to flow a DRZ head as stock they are pretty good. Obviously the guy knows his story, do you think the new piston could have added some compression too ?

No ST, the original piston was absolutely fine, just the rings were replaced ;D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2008, 06:21:45 pm »
Thanks, some nice power gains which ads to the fun factor  :ricky: Who is the guy who did the porting ? May send my head down  :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2008, 08:09:46 am »
Thanks, some nice power gains which ads to the fun factor  :ricky: Who is the guy who did the porting ? May send my head down  :biggrin:

You won't have to - a company called "Powerhouse" in JHB did the work :D
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