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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1480 on: April 03, 2011, 08:48:16 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:
the E model (as opposed to S or SM) came fitted with a Keihin FCR carb... the S and SM had Mikuni carbs  ;)
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1481 on: April 04, 2011, 08:12:50 am »
right, thanks...i'll be sure to make mild dog ask all these and any other pertinent questions! :D
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« Reply #1482 on: April 05, 2011, 08:09:36 am »
right, thanks...i'll be sure to make mild dog ask all these and any other pertinent questions! :D

It's a very nice DRZ :) i want it.

So, my bike:

The problem... the bike was low on oil, I chucked in a bit, still low. So I chucked in some more. Ended up chucking 1 liter into the bike, in retrospect clearly I overfilled it. Then I went riding on the dunes and it kept stall, like the back wheel was resisting the chain.

After a wash and a day later the bike wouldn't spark. It would swing but no starting. Pulled the spark plug out and it was covered in oil. On the thread and also the electrode, so both sides of the gasket. It seemed to me that the oil was escaping from the inside of the tappet cover gasket, that rubber circle running around the plug, and onto the spark plug. New plug and replaced the one bolt cushion and the tappet cover gasket. I didnt put gasket sealant on (rookie mistake).

Took it for a ride, pissed oil everywhere down the right side of the engine. There are two rubber semi-circles where the cams are on the tappet gasket, the oil came out there. Lost +-500ml in +-300kms.

Took the plug out again, saw that water is getting on the under side of the tappet cover from the other two bolts. Replaced those two rubber cushions as well.

Placed gasket sealer generously between the tappet cover and the gasket. Sealed it. Replaced oil and oil filter.

Will ride bike and pull the plug out next weekend to check it.  Sorry about the lack of pictures.

Lessons learnt:
1) check oil often
2) gaskets and rubber bits age and lose their ability to seal with time, and repeated heating and cooling- makes them brittle and less pliable
3) use gasket sealant
« Last Edit: April 05, 2011, 08:23:18 am by MildDog »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1483 on: April 05, 2011, 09:20:24 am »
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3) use gasket sealant

DON'T!
Fit the rubber stuff properly.
If it does not want to seal any more because it's as hard as a plank or because you've damaged it by fitting it improperly throw away and fit new.
Even though many OEM workshop manuals state that you're supposed to use some sorts of liquid gasket on the rubber tappet cover gaskets they work fine without it and liquid gasket stuff especially if applied generously does more evil than good (like washing off and accumulating in your oil strainer)
The liquid gasket stuff will give you a hard time the next time you tale the cover off as you now will have to remove all the old gunk to prevent leaks ::)

And always use a torque wrench to tighten your tappet cover bolts (esp. if you have a KLR).
Overtightening the bolts does not improve the seal as there is a geometrical limit build into the bolts where the compression of the rubber stops and stripping of threads starts.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1484 on: April 05, 2011, 10:51:32 pm »
Anyone have a DRZ - Front mudguard lying around for me?

Will it fit on the DR? I'm sure it will, just looking for something slightly higher.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1485 on: April 06, 2011, 07:55:27 am »
I've got one - no idea if it will fit the DR though
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1486 on: April 06, 2011, 09:01:54 am »
Anyone have a DRZ - Front mudguard lying around for me?

Will it fit on the DR? I'm sure it will, just looking for something slightly higher.

I have got one lying around, it's got 4 holes drilled into the front part but you can have it if you want.

You can also pick up really styling after market fenders for like R200 or R300. I got an RMZ front end from Craig's, and its pretty sweet.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1487 on: April 06, 2011, 05:17:27 pm »
Anyone have a DRZ - Front mudguard lying around for me?

Will it fit on the DR? I'm sure it will, just looking for something slightly higher.

I have got one lying around, it's got 4 holes drilled into the front part but you can have it if you want.

You can also pick up really styling after market fenders for like R200 or R300. I got an RMZ front end from Craig's, and its pretty sweet.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1488 on: April 06, 2011, 05:26:57 pm »
LGF - Thanks,Will get back to you if I dont come right :thumleft:

Gonna see how Milddog's fender fit.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1489 on: April 11, 2011, 12:41:01 pm »
Are we forced to buy spare foam filters from the agents , or is there another alternative ?

Also , on the E model , would it be wise to add a fan...if so , where to get , who has done it , etc etc .

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1490 on: April 11, 2011, 12:51:16 pm »
Most after market shops should be able to help you.
I use NoToil filter and oil - environment friendly.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1491 on: April 11, 2011, 12:51:38 pm »
Twin-air filters, goto craigs or the like
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1492 on: April 11, 2011, 12:55:37 pm »
Are we forced to buy spare foam filters from the agents , or is there another alternative ?

Also , on the E model , would it be wise to add a fan...if so , where to get , who has done it , etc etc .



Also looking at adding a fan for extended technical riding.
So far the easiest and cheapest solution seems to be a high output computer fan - cheap and easily replaceable.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=651905&highlight=fan+fitting
« Last Edit: April 11, 2011, 01:02:12 pm by letsgofishing »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1493 on: April 11, 2011, 01:08:58 pm »
Beserker wrote about the correct fans somewhere, think it was the XR thread.....one would have to import and I suppose make a bracket etc.

The lazy part of me was hoping there was a bolt - on option...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1494 on: April 11, 2011, 01:20:43 pm »
If you at the thread I posted, it's not a big deal...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1495 on: April 11, 2011, 01:42:23 pm »
If you at the thread I posted, it's not a big deal...

Its Monday...not sure I understand what you meant, please translate in "Gautenger" for me  :peepwall:

Fark , it really is a bad day for me....just looked higher up the page and saw the link you posted...ignore my ramblings  :imaposer:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1496 on: April 11, 2011, 02:10:16 pm »
 ;D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1497 on: April 11, 2011, 06:36:15 pm »
Are we forced to buy spare foam filters from the agents , or is there another alternative ?

Also , on the E model , would it be wise to add a fan...if so , where to get , who has done it , etc etc .


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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1498 on: April 12, 2011, 09:13:02 am »
Are we forced to buy spare foam filters from the agents , or is there another alternative ?

Also , on the E model , would it be wise to add a fan...if so , where to get , who has done it , etc etc .


You should be able to get hold of a Twin Air without much fuss.

Runner is sending me one this morning, thanks.

FWIW , two weekends ago I was too excited to wait and properly check out the new toy , just changed oil + plugs , checked brake pads + coolant  , and took the bike for a ride , came back here and complained about the front end washing out and feeling kark ...

So , the weekend just past I decided to be a bit more pro active and check EVERYTHING out.

Stripped her down :mwink: she is an easy girl to undress btw...and had to give myself a PK.

The top adj on the front shocks were more than a bit out of sync....the RHS one was as hard as possible and the LHS one was 11 clicks softer......

So , everything has been reset to factory spec and I will go try het out again this weekend...just riding around on the plot already tells me the front is feeling better.....

Moral of the story....as I was so nicely reminded by Runner.....

I am the twatwaffle that should have checked the bike out properly before I rode it......so sense in blaming the previous owner :deal:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1499 on: April 18, 2011, 10:14:13 am »
I see this thread is sort of dead....could it be that all the CRZ owners are content and rather riding than typing  :pot:

Anyway , here mine with some bigger lungs fitted...runs MUCH longer now  :mwink:
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