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Offline Etienne2T

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1380 on: March 07, 2011, 04:12:11 pm »
The thing with the whole motor blown saga is, as I think the DRZ attracts more hooligan type riders, and those here that have blown motors are generally guys who ride abit harder than normal. The other guys who just cruise to look at flower's bike lasts looong
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1381 on: March 07, 2011, 04:13:39 pm »
The thing with the whole motor blown saga is, as I think the DRZ attracts more hooligan type riders, and those here that have blown motors are generally guys who ride abit harder than normal. The other guys who just cruise to look at flower's bike lasts looong

So you referring to you and me?  :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1382 on: March 07, 2011, 04:20:12 pm »
The thing with the whole motor blown saga is, as I think the DRZ attracts more hooligan type riders, and those here that have blown motors are generally guys who ride abit harder than normal. The other guys who just cruise to look at flower's bike lasts looong

So you referring to you and me?  :biggrin:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1383 on: March 07, 2011, 05:52:31 pm »
Mine is not standard and I'm sitting on 73000km. Previous owners where Sidekick and Malibu and both of them ride like Miss Daisy. :imaposer:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1384 on: March 07, 2011, 06:16:24 pm »
I learnt to ride on a Zongshen, but I recently got a DRZ and I can't help being a bit of a hooligan. The acceleration is amazing, although mine still has the short gearing I want to change to 15/41 for better cruising.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1385 on: March 07, 2011, 08:24:23 pm »
Mine is not standard and I'm sitting on 73000km. Previous owners where Sidekick and Malibu and both of them ride like Miss Daisy. :imaposer:

Stock 8) v Jez :o
The big bore is not even run in yet and yes it was only used on Sundays to Church  :biggrin:

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1386 on: March 08, 2011, 08:14:08 am »
Daai was n kick ass DRz, of sorry Great White, still is a kick ass DRz. Was because of that one that I also had one!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1387 on: March 08, 2011, 08:17:21 am »
Yip. the same as an XR. You cannot ride it humanly in town! Have to do it like a hooligan. Rather use the more dormant 250Djebel in town!!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1388 on: March 09, 2011, 10:09:38 am »
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!


I made the change from a DR650 to a DRZ. It's the best decision I've ever made :)
The DRZ is SOOOOO much more fun offroad and on the tar, so much lighter and easier to ride.
On the tar on longer trips I miss the DR650, but for around town commuting the DRZ is just awesome.
The difference between the DR650 and the DRZ is unbelievable.
If you are riding to Malawi or Nam or something like that maybe get the DR650 for everything else get the DRZ.

I ride mine pretty hard and it's got 27000 kms on it and is doing great.
From what I have gathered everywhere else (except this forum) the DRZ is considered reliable and bulletproof.
The ones that broke on this forum have all been heavily modded and hammered (I think).

Keep them stock, (with an FCR carb), do oil changes every 3000kms and you should be fine.
A minor service costs me around R200 (1.9 liters of oil at R90/liter of castrol avtevo at Midas and R50/oil filter).
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1389 on: March 09, 2011, 02:16:06 pm »
Thanks for the response guys...   :thumleft:

  I think my next bike is going to be a DRZ400E! New at R52k its a steal...but might have to go 2nd hand due to budget constraints  :'(

Why does nobody here have the 4 gal, 17 liter Ims tank on as shown below? Looks much better IMHO than the clarke or acerbis or smaller IMS tanks. Safari is nice but too much $$$!



 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1390 on: March 09, 2011, 02:24:24 pm »
The beauty of that tank is you can order it in the colour you want and build a new colour scheme DRZ with a new fender, tailpiece and headlight guard (which I might chuck in favour of a baja setup with HID). So change two pieces and you have a different colour bike.

Dont know if I like the yellow that much....  :peepwall: (am I allowed to say that?)
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1391 on: March 09, 2011, 02:29:32 pm »
Clarke tank looks the best imo, I took it cause you still have radiator shrouds
 

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« Reply #1392 on: March 09, 2011, 02:35:08 pm »
DRZ's a great allrounder..pity they don't last long!

You can catch some decent airtime on it


And it's a great wheelie machine!!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1393 on: March 09, 2011, 02:35:53 pm »
Here's my Z with the 16L Acerbis tank - also decided on it as it kept the original shrouds.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1394 on: March 09, 2011, 02:36:15 pm »
Clarke tank looks the best imo, I took it cause you still have radiator shrouds

To each his own I suppose... I prefer the clean lines of the IMS.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1395 on: March 09, 2011, 02:38:17 pm »
DRZ's a great allrounder..pity they don't last long!

You can catch some decent airtime on it

And it's a great wheelie machine!!

How many times have you posted those on this forum?  :mwink:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1396 on: March 09, 2011, 02:39:14 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!


I made the change from a DR650 to a DRZ. It's the best decision I've ever made :)
The DRZ is SOOOOO much more fun offroad and on the tar, so much lighter and easier to ride.
On the tar on longer trips I miss the DR650, but for around town commuting the DRZ is just awesome.
The difference between the DR650 and the DRZ is unbelievable.
If you are riding to Malawi or Nam or something like that maybe get the DR650 for everything else get the DRZ.

I ride mine pretty hard and it's got 27000 kms on it and is doing great.
From what I have gathered everywhere else (except this forum) the DRZ is considered reliable and bulletproof.
The ones that broke on this forum have all been heavily modded and hammered (I think).

Keep them stock, (with an FCR carb), do oil changes every 3000kms and you should be fine.
A minor service costs me around R200 (1.9 liters of oil at R90/liter of castrol avtevo at Midas and R50/oil filter).


Fit 15-44 gearing and you can run easily at 120 - how much faster do you want to go offroad  ;D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1397 on: March 09, 2011, 02:41:10 pm »
Fit 15-44 gearing and you can run easily at 120 - how much faster do you want to go offroad  ;D

Ja, ek ry soos jou oupa in elk geval...

Think I will make a DRZ motor last longer than you okes!

 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1398 on: March 09, 2011, 04:44:20 pm »
Here's my Z with the 16L Acerbis tank - also decided on it as it kept the original shrouds.


yip Acerbis and Clarke much better than the IMS. The Safari ones also looks decent but very pricey.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1399 on: March 09, 2011, 04:50:32 pm »
Correct me if I am wrong, Sidetrack, but didnt you also have leaking issues with your IMS?
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