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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #940 on: May 27, 2010, 11:06:09 am »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #941 on: May 27, 2010, 12:32:56 pm »
shot guys :) what grade oil do you use?? i've got 15w40 caltex something or othery from the DR650, will that work?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #942 on: May 27, 2010, 02:04:28 pm »
The twin air replacement is like R80, but its the same type of thing, the standard drz filter is very good. Or k&n it, once youve tried the rest, buy the best, theyr about R600

Where can one buy the Twin air and K&N in Capetown?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #943 on: May 28, 2010, 08:12:52 am »
shot guys :) what grade oil do you use?? i've got 15w40 caltex something or othery from the DR650, will that work?

Caltex Delo is ok same as all older spec. (API SF / SG / SJ) oils. 15W40 also should not give you hassles. Change often.

Better to use motorcycle specific oils (JASO MA) like Castrol ActEvo 4T 10W40 or Castrol Power1 Racing 4T 10W50

Do NOT use new spec (API SM) car oils or oils carrying the "Energy conserving" mark in the bottom of the API logo as seen below. They contain stuff you don't want (friction modifiers, stuff up your clutch) or don't contain stuff you want (EP additives, make your gears last longer) :-\
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #944 on: May 28, 2010, 08:25:47 am »
I used both Motul 5100 15W-50 and Belray Thumper 20W-50
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #945 on: May 28, 2010, 08:37:19 am »
BTW: Advantages of a 50 over a 40 multigrade oil in a naturally aspirated fuel engine are marginal. A 40 will cope well with the oil temperatures encountered as long as it's not allowed to degrade badly.

Advantages of a 15W or better a 10W over a 20W are considerable. A thicker oil runs through filter bypass valves much longer on cold start and will take longer to build up oil pressure due to higher flow resistance.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #946 on: May 28, 2010, 09:37:01 am »
Caltex Delo is ok same as all older spec. (API SF / SG / SJ) oils. 15W40 also should not give you hassles. Change often.

Advantages of a 15W or better a 10W over a 20W are considerable. A thicker oil runs through filter bypass valves much longer on cold start and will take longer to build up oil pressure due to higher flow resistance.

I used the Castrol ActEvo 10W40 in my DR650 and then used the Caltex Delo 15W40. I was MUCH happier with the Castrol, my engine sounded and felt smoother, the bike was happier and the running temperatures were noticeably lower (using the inner-thigh and crotch thermometer).

Where to get it? So far the best I can do is R190 from Midas for 5lt of 10W40, but they don't always have stock!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #947 on: May 28, 2010, 11:56:15 am »
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Where to get it? So far the best I can do is R190 from Midas for 5lt of 10W40, but they don't always have stock!

5l @ R190? That's Magnatec not ActEvo ???
5l Caltex Delo Gold 15W40 at Midas for about R170 if I remember correctly. Delo 400 is some ten bucks more. The cheapest I would put into my bike.

I sell Castrol ActEvo 10W40 as well as Power1 Racing 10W50 by the litre @ R66 / R130

ActEvo and other JASO MA oils make noticable difference looking at your clutch. Less sticking, better clutch control.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #948 on: May 28, 2010, 12:12:55 pm »
Motul 5100 15W-50 is not badly priced if you buy a 4L - R290. If you buy it by the litre it is R100/L
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #949 on: May 29, 2010, 10:01:19 pm »
wednesday i become a member of this little clan. I CANNOT WAIT!!! only problem is i have a LONG list of must have items for my little scoot: zorst (hopefully yoshi full set up, cause it's cool but way pricey!), tank (3.9 gal clarke), vapor 'puter, sprocket change, new shoes, then possibly cams, gas flow & port...  there is more that needs to be done  >:D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #950 on: May 29, 2010, 10:49:16 pm »
Dont do 'cams, gasflow, and port'.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #951 on: May 29, 2010, 11:46:48 pm »
so G2M a few hours riding the Dr.zook-SM what ya think?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #952 on: May 30, 2010, 04:52:10 pm »
so G2M a few hours riding the Dr.zook-SM what ya think?

its AWESOME!!! i think there is a design problem tho; the front wheel doesn't like being on the tar?!?! no, it was amazing.such fun through the corners... i'd never really understood or enjoyed the twisties on my DR, from that first corner through oukaapseweg it was  >:D it is such a hooligan thing tho, it just encourages you to ride like a maniac. so comforting at speed. THANKS N[]va!!! makes me excited for my E to arrive this week.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #953 on: May 30, 2010, 05:10:38 pm »
Know the feeling, i always thought, jeez i must piss off allot of people when i ride in the city :D but you cant help it, like i told u when u had that dr, lifes to short to ride boring bikes...and then u went ahead and sold it :d ;D
 

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« Reply #954 on: May 30, 2010, 05:36:38 pm »
Know the feeling, i always thought, jeez i must piss off allot of people when i ride in the city :D but you cant help it, like i told u when u had that dr, lifes to short to ride boring bikes...and then u went ahead and sold it :d ;D

and its all your fault i sold the DR  :biggrin:
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« Reply #955 on: May 31, 2010, 08:01:37 am »
Dont do 'cams, gasflow, and port'.
Do cams (Hotcams) but not gasflow and port you gain nothing. The cams gives a nice little "skop"  :ricky:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #956 on: May 31, 2010, 08:02:34 am »
The E, already has hotter cams than the S
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #957 on: May 31, 2010, 08:06:31 am »
Do cams (Hotcams) but not gasflow and port you gain nothing. The cams gives a nice little "skop"  :ricky:


what'll hot cams set me back? i wanna do both... but that'll probably only be at year end.

i know on a car gas flow and porting increases the efficiency of air/fuel through the engine, so i assumed it's got to be a good thing???

etienne keeps discouraging all the mods :) my girlfriend likes him for that... i suppose my bank account does too!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #958 on: May 31, 2010, 08:09:13 am »
I think cams are around $500ish
 

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« Reply #959 on: May 31, 2010, 08:14:21 am »
I think cams are around $500ish

(nice new pic etienne!) i think the cams are going on the 'i want a yoshimura full system' wish list- the one where i'm just not going to spend $$$ on such mods, well not until i'm earning $$$ as well. hectic.  :'(
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