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Offline blainec

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1300 on: November 10, 2010, 09:05:52 am »
After all the praise the yanks give the MRD pipe I decided to order a complete standard system direct from MRD. The owner is super efficient , I e-mailed him yesterday with a couple of questions ,and had a reply back when I switched on this morning.

So 2 questions for the DRZ team

1. Does anyone have a MRD pipe on in SA ?
2. Thumpertalk says that with the MRD pipe you need to re jet and the 3x3 system. WTF is a 3x3 system is it some type of jet kit ?

Just for interest at today's exchange rate it will cost R 3 555.00 including shipping , add our V.A.T and it comes to R 4053.00 . I do not think there is any duty involved.

A Suzuki dealer quoted me R 9300.00 for the Yoshi RS 2 system, less than half  the price.

The only kak thing is the wait. I want my new toys now.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1301 on: November 10, 2010, 09:08:21 am »
The 3x3 mod is cutting a 3"x3" hole in the top of the airbox - do a search on Thumpertalk - will show you exactly how to do it.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1302 on: November 10, 2010, 09:19:49 am »
Thank you LGF ,I now understand.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1303 on: November 10, 2010, 09:45:24 am »
WTF is a 3x3 system is it some type of jet kit ?

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1304 on: November 10, 2010, 10:09:09 am »
A Suzuki dealer quoted me R 9300.00 for the Yoshi RS 2 system, less than half  the price.

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These okes have no shame...

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1305 on: November 16, 2010, 08:11:48 am »
MRD pipe order confirmed will be shipped next week , I have no idea as to how long it will take to get here. The wait begins.

I fly to Germany tonight and have some time on my hands on saturday before flying home in the evening , I will go and visit some bike and accesory shops in Stuttgart to see what the Germans get up to with their DRZ's .
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1306 on: November 16, 2010, 11:01:52 am »
WTF is a 3x3 system is it some type of jet kit ?

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Damn I miss my DRZ, loved tinkering on that bike. And the goodies for it are endless, spent many a hour wrenching away modding this and that.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1307 on: November 23, 2010, 04:15:24 pm »
I have bought a 15 liter yellow IMS tank and have ordered a MRD full system from the states so I am itching to start the bling process but have a couple of questions.

1. My bike only has 277 km's on as I have been away or its raining buckets , should I run it in ( I find this very difficult as I cannot stop myself twisting its ear and popping wheelies ) before I do the 3x3 airbox mod ?

2. I would also like to know what the recommendation is for re jetting up here on the reef and is it necessary to have it dyno tuned ?

3. Should I only do the 3x3 and jetting after I have fitted my pipe ? I guess that would be logical .

4. Bus question for you , how long did it take from order to arriving in SA when you bought your pipe from the states ? Man I am impatient I want this bloody pipe now.

I plan to do a 300 km dirt run on saturday and may even ride it to the toy run on sunday , Last year I took the sidecar I will end up taking the adventure with panniers on. I hate mass rides and this is the only one I do every year.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1308 on: November 23, 2010, 04:31:59 pm »
I think you already have the larger airbox intake on the E model, just remove the rubber snorkel (No 3x3 required)

I would wait for the pipe and then do a proper dyno tune. Worth the peace of mind.

I waited about 3 weeks for my pipe. Paid on 17 Jan, got it from the post office on 9 Feb. But I phoned them almost every day after 2 weeks...  ::)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1309 on: November 24, 2010, 08:40:55 am »
Thanks Bus ,

The phoning begins today I want my pipe.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1310 on: November 24, 2010, 08:51:25 am »
You would've got an international tracking number.

Just check the progress with that online.

As soon as it says "delivered" or "landed" or "customs", start phoning customs first and quote the tracking number...

They will give you an "I.I." number... Then keep phoning them until they tell you its been sent to the post office

Then use that I.I. number to harass the post office with.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1311 on: November 27, 2010, 03:21:59 pm »
oooo, just fitted new rear rotor and pads, first time i've done that.
rotor looks great! this self service thing is actually quite fun when you get intro it haha.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1312 on: December 08, 2010, 09:11:12 am »
My pipe is in South Africa , after much frustration I have learnt that it is "In Transit" between customs and my local post office. I hope to get it by Friday. I will put the bigger tank on and the pipe this weekend.

Can anyone recommend a reputable person to Dyno the bike here in JHB. There are a couple of guys in Edenvale , but they all seem to specialise in superbikes . I would like someone who has some DRZ knowledge.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1313 on: December 08, 2010, 09:18:55 am »
2 weeks, not so bad, eh?

Good luck with the install, give a shout if you need any pointers.

As for Jozi dyno, not a clue?

But if you can, fit a worn rear tyre, causes less slippage on the dyno drum than knobblies.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1314 on: December 08, 2010, 09:26:16 am »
My pipe is in South Africa , after much frustration I have learnt that it is "In Transit" between customs and my local post office. I hope to get it by Friday. I will put the bigger tank on and the pipe this weekend.

Can anyone recommend a reputable person to Dyno the bike here in JHB. There are a couple of guys in Edenvale , but they all seem to specialise in superbikes . I would like someone who has some DRZ knowledge.

Try Powerhouse Dyno. If they can't do it they'll sell you a Stage I & II kit for the DRZ for under R400 and tell you where you can take it. They are distributors for DynoJet in SA as far as I know.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1315 on: December 09, 2010, 10:28:40 am »
Rolf ,

I am showing my ignorance here , but what exactly does a stage I & 11 do ? is it just different jetting ?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1316 on: December 09, 2010, 01:04:25 pm »
Rolf ,

I am showing my ignorance here , but what exactly does a stage I & 11 do ? is it just different jetting ?

Satge one is just the different needle and a jet or two, can't remember but it improves throttle response. Stage II is for open pipe and 3x3 mod. Comes with a new needle with different taper, spring and a whole bunch of main jets. Makes quite a difference. It is quite pointless buying the kit with stage I only.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1317 on: January 02, 2011, 10:11:15 am »
As you all know I am the proud owner of the DRZ Sidetrack started. :thumleft:. I would like to get a rev counter for the bike and maybe a temp gauge. Any recommendations on gauges? I did a DeWildt run last week and had the temp light come on a few times, what is the protocol on this. And has anybody fitted a Mitas 130/80/18 E-07 on there bike yet?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1318 on: January 02, 2011, 10:53:46 am »
As you all know I am the proud owner of the DRZ Sidetrack started. :thumleft:. I would like to get a rev counter for the bike and maybe a temp gauge. Any recommendations on gauges? I did a DeWildt run last week and had the temp light come on a few times, what is the protocol on this. And has anybody fitted a Mitas 130/80/18 E-07 on there bike yet?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1319 on: January 02, 2011, 11:57:52 am »
As you all know I am the proud owner of the DRZ Sidetrack started. :thumleft:. I would like to get a rev counter for the bike and maybe a temp gauge. Any recommendations on gauges? I did a DeWildt run last week and had the temp light come on a few times, what is the protocol on this. And has anybody fitted a Mitas 130/80/18 E-07 on there bike yet?
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That is not right something is wrong. That light should not come on ever. Not sure if I ever gave the fan to Malibu as it did not fit with the Acerbis (E tank). Make sure that the waterpump is still in good shape and the thermostat as well. You can test the thermostat in some boiling water to check operation.

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