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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1360 on: February 03, 2011, 08:01:42 pm »
Just buy it. You won't regret it.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1361 on: February 03, 2011, 08:08:40 pm »
Just buy it. You won't regret it.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1362 on: February 04, 2011, 09:54:53 am »
ha, I'm sort of waiting to find out what my insurance company will pay out on my klr.

That DRZ does look very tidy though.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 09:55:17 am by g1_ »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1363 on: February 06, 2011, 09:46:57 pm »
i spent the week in durban for a course... a DRZ pulled into the backpackers i was staying in for a night.
check the route he's done so far!  :o







unfortunately i didn't get the chat to the rider so don't know the story   :P
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1364 on: February 06, 2011, 10:22:35 pm »
Awesome, the DRZ can do anything.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1365 on: February 24, 2011, 10:19:08 am »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1366 on: March 05, 2011, 11:23:46 am »
Hey guys,

do you reckon this is a good buy:
http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-Suzuki-DRZ-400E-with-very-little-kilometers-W0QQAdIdZ264783422#

Went to have a look at it this morning. Seems quite tidy. Anything to watch out for.

There seems to be some other interest in it to. Is this a deal not to be passed, or can I afford (time wise) to wait a bit before deciding...
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1367 on: March 05, 2011, 09:20:45 pm »
Hey guys,

do you reckon this is a good buy:
http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-Suzuki-DRZ-400E-with-very-little-kilometers-W0QQAdIdZ264783422#

Went to have a look at it this morning. Seems quite tidy. Anything to watch out for.

There seems to be some other interest in it to. Is this a deal not to be passed, or can I afford (time wise) to wait a bit before deciding...

thats a really good price and the bike looks very neat... if i were you i'd snap it up before someone else does!  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: March 05, 2011, 09:21:33 pm by grego »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1368 on: March 07, 2011, 09:03:30 am »
Question: I noticed 5 or so tubes that seemed to be exiting the bike near where the swing arm is attached to the frame. The tubes seem to come from the carbs (I didn't look too closely). Is this normal? What are they for?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1369 on: March 07, 2011, 09:20:29 am »
Question: I noticed 5 or so tubes that seemed to be exiting the bike near where the swing arm is attached to the frame. The tubes seem to come from the carbs (I didn't look too closely). Is this normal? What are they for?
they're breather/overflow tubes for the carb... quite normal.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2011, 01:54:07 pm by grego »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1370 on: March 07, 2011, 01:48:45 pm »
Hey guys,

do you reckon this is a good buy:
http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-Suzuki-DRZ-400E-with-very-little-kilometers-W0QQAdIdZ264783422#

Went to have a look at it this morning. Seems quite tidy. Anything to watch out for.

There seems to be some other interest in it to. Is this a deal not to be passed, or can I afford (time wise) to wait a bit before deciding...

thats a really good price and the bike looks very neat... if i were you i'd snap it up before someone else does!  :thumleft:

Someone did!  :P
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1371 on: March 07, 2011, 01:50:27 pm »
Someone did!  :P

*cough* It may have been me *cough*
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1372 on: March 07, 2011, 01:53:01 pm »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1373 on: March 07, 2011, 01:53:36 pm »
 :biggrin:
Congrats G1! post some pics  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1374 on: March 07, 2011, 01:56:03 pm »
Probably only picking it up next weekend :(

Actually on that note: How does one go about doing a background check on a bike to validate mileage and that it hasn't been crashed before?
I was unwise when I bought my car a few years back and it came back to bite me.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2011, 01:58:20 pm by g1_ »
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1375 on: March 07, 2011, 02:29:10 pm »
How does one go about doing a background check on a bike to validate mileage and that it hasn't been crashed before?

It is virtually impossible to do it.  :-\
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1376 on: March 07, 2011, 02:37:43 pm »
Hi DRZ fans!

Please bear with me and tell me a few things (this thread is massive and I will get through it in due time):

1. Why should I get a DRZ400E over a DR650SE? Lighter, more power? Not planning to do too many long trips. 14 km daily commute. The play aspect might sway me in the directon of the DRZ.

2. Feul consumption?

3. Why are there so many stories of DRZ motors blowing? Can this be avoided?

4. Service intervals and parts prices? I do all my maintenance and repairs myself so exclude labour.

5. Tell me why I should have one?

Thanks in advance!




 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1377 on: March 07, 2011, 02:47:19 pm »
Hi DRZ fans!

Please bear with me and tell me a few things (this thread is massive and I will get through it in due time):

1. Why should I get a DRZ400E over a DR650SE? Lighter, more power? Not planning to do too many long trips. 14 km daily commute. The play aspect might sway me in the directon of the DRZ.

2. Feul consumption?

3. Why are there so many stories of DRZ motors blowing? Can this be avoided?

4. Service intervals and parts prices? I do all my maintenance and repairs myself so exclude labour.

5. Tell me why I should have one?

Thanks in advance!





drz will be far more fun to play with than a DR650 IMO

Most of the drz engines I have seen go have been circumstantial, including mine. I dont think the engines are inherently flawed of anything like that.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1378 on: March 07, 2011, 03:52:14 pm »
1. Why should I get a DRZ400E over a DR650SE? Lighter, more power? Not planning to do too many long trips. 14 km daily commute. The play aspect might sway me in the directon of the DRZ.
Lighter and totally different feel. Ride both and you'll understand

2. Feul consumption?
I averaged around 19km/l in town

3. Why are there so many stories of DRZ motors blowing? Can this be avoided?
I rode the crap out of mine and not a single thing went wrong. I think the heavily modified engines might be less reliable.

4. Service intervals and parts prices? I do all my maintenance and repairs myself so exclude labour.
Suzuki states every 6 000km and some guys do. I personally think you'd be crazy to stretch it that far. Oil service every 2500km is good. Service parts are cheap.

5. Tell me why I should have one?
Ride one, specifically an SM and you'll have to have one.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1379 on: March 07, 2011, 04:03:22 pm »
1. Why should I get a DRZ400E over a DR650SE? Lighter, more power? Not planning to do too many long trips. 14 km daily commute. The play aspect might sway me in the directon of the DRZ.
Lighter and totally different feel. Ride both and you'll understand
Plus FAR superior suspension and 23kg lighter, and about the same amount of power

2. Feul consumption?
I averaged around 19km/l in town
Average DS trip  - 20-22 km/l

3. Why are there so many stories of DRZ motors blowing? Can this be avoided?
I rode the crap out of mine and not a single thing went wrong. I think the heavily modified engines might be less reliable.
I think this tends to happen to the modified ones that have their necks wrung I've got 27 000 on mine now and have only had to fit a new timing chain and tensioner

4. Service intervals and parts prices? I do all my maintenance and repairs myself so exclude labour.
Suzuki states every 6 000km and some guys do. I personally think you'd be crazy to stretch it that far. Oil service every 2500km is good. Service parts are cheap.
I change the oil every 3000-4000k's - filters are around R40. Have Twin Air washable/oilable air filter.
Easy to work on.


5. Tell me why I should have one?
Ride one, specifically an SM and you'll have to have one.
The E is almost as much fun on tar as the SM - it's the only way to go if you want to ride off road - tweespoor and single track - not Karoo Highways! Change your sprockets from 14-47 to 15-44 for more relaxed cruising.


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