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Offline grego

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1460 on: April 01, 2011, 02:27:32 pm »
The plate is a photoshop, encase you are fooled by my awesome skillz.

Now to consider mods... Well I need raisers and hand guards at least.

[edit]and a skid plate[/edit]

Any idea where to pick up a skid plate from?
hyde makes a plastic skid plate for the DRZ.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1461 on: April 01, 2011, 02:42:16 pm »
hyde makes a plastic skid plate for the DRZ.

Very nice plate. It is very easy to install and it is light and neat.

 

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« Reply #1462 on: April 01, 2011, 03:03:32 pm »
Do the plastic one's offer decent enough protection? Suppliers in cpt?

As for the raisers. What are the best options here? It seems I can replace the bars or just get normal raisers (how much extra height?)
 

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« Reply #1463 on: April 01, 2011, 03:09:30 pm »
Do the plastic one's offer decent enough protection? Suppliers in cpt?

As for the raisers. What are the best options here? It seems I can replace the bars or just get normal raisers (how much extra height?)

Speak to Trevor (Topbox) at Advrider.co.za he can supply the plate, raisers and bar.

The Hyde "plastic" bashplate, is not really normal plastic..............it is very tough.
 

Offline Etienne2T

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« Reply #1464 on: April 01, 2011, 04:25:12 pm »
Do the plastic one's offer decent enough protection? Suppliers in cpt?

As for the raisers. What are the best options here? It seems I can replace the bars or just get normal raisers (how much extra height?)

Why do you want risers?
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1465 on: April 01, 2011, 04:25:35 pm »
I ordered mine from Thumpertalk - $83 excl postage

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/ThumperTalk_Skid_Plates_p/bp_tt_skid.htm
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Offline g1_

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1466 on: April 01, 2011, 05:13:49 pm »
Why do you want risers?

Because I'm not a short ass like you :P
 

Offline Etienne2T

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« Reply #1467 on: April 01, 2011, 05:18:06 pm »
Why do you want risers?

Because I'm not a short ass like you :P

lool, i'm 1.8m btw. Don't put risers on..unless ofcourse you like losing the front end in corners?
 

Offline g1_

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1468 on: April 01, 2011, 06:05:34 pm »
Must I not?
Why will I loose the front end?
 

Offline Etienne2T

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« Reply #1469 on: April 01, 2011, 06:46:20 pm »
Must I not?
Why will I loose the front end?

It comes down to.
The people at Suzuki spend alot of time/money developing the steering rake angle etc on the bike, the handlebars are where they are for a reason.

When standing all your weight will automatically be over the triple clamps, transferring the weight to the front wheel = grip.
What happens when you put on risers: Risers dont just bring the bars up, but also towards the rider, so when you stand you don't have the weight over the front wheel, no grip etc.

I can show you the whole thing in a practical way when I meet you, works great on a bike with a centre stand.
 

Offline g1_

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1470 on: April 01, 2011, 06:55:08 pm »
I think we have briefly meet at the WD cape training day a couple of months back. The problem is that when standing I can't get a bend at my elbows as the bars feel too far away. Maybe I need to lean further forward or bend my knees more. Im not sure, it doesnt feel as comfortable as my opd klr. But maybe its a matter of getting used to it.
 

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« Reply #1471 on: April 01, 2011, 06:56:43 pm »
Ah I remember now, you made some cool vids of the day!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1472 on: April 02, 2011, 10:00:03 am »
Hi guys, i need some advise please! i'm keen to get a drz (love my TW but need to move to something a bit bigger now and sadly can't afford to keep 2 bikes). saw this one on gumtree, just chatted to the guy, he seems pretty genuine. i'm going to take a look at it on monday morning, just wanted to know if/what i should look out for? what questions to ask? any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm fairly clueless when it comes to mechanics...and if anyone's keen to look at it with me even better, will throw in breakfast  ;D !

http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-Suzuki-DRZ-400-with-RWC-W0QQAdIdZ271053104

Thanks!
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« Reply #1473 on: April 02, 2011, 12:15:46 pm »
R33 000 might be a bit too much for a  2003 model.  :deal:

It is hard to believe that a 8 year old bike genuinely only got 6 000 kms on the clock. :-\
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1474 on: April 02, 2011, 08:34:49 pm »
I can go with on Monday.

The bike looks neat, but R33 000 is a lot for an 8 year old bike, especially one that sells new for around R50k.

I paid R31 000 for an '05 but it had a lot more mileage.

I think it was worked on by Mario at dirtrider, worth giving him a call.
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« Reply #1475 on: April 02, 2011, 08:37:37 pm »
Now if only I had time to fix my bike  :imaposer:  :'(
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1477 on: April 03, 2011, 03:31:04 pm »
R33 000 might be a bit too much for a  2003 model.  :deal:

It is hard to believe that a 8 year old bike genuinely only got 6 000 kms on the clock. :-\
True but not much changed from 2003 onwards, if the bike is in good nick and has low km's it's still worth buying. Just make sure it's the E with FCR.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1478 on: April 03, 2011, 08:14:32 pm »
Her Milddog, this might help you with your reliability issues... How is the bike coming along......we must do that route properly next weekend.
I've been busy being a Dad, gonna fix it tomorrow. Celebrating unemployment by cruising round in a dirty wife beater and tinkering with mechanical things. nice.
Also, this is the DRZ thread, dakarboy. Your jealousy is unimpressive. lol. we'll ride this weekend.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1479 on: April 03, 2011, 08:32:54 pm »
R33 000 might be a bit too much for a  2003 model.  :deal:

It is hard to believe that a 8 year old bike genuinely only got 6 000 kms on the clock. :-\
True but not much changed from 2003 onwards, if the bike is in good nick and has low km's it's still worth buying. Just make sure it's the E with FCR.

Cool thanks for the feedback everyone...sorry to be a bit blonde maybe  ::) but what's "E with FCR"? Going to check it out in the morning with mild dog  :thumleft:
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