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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2008, 05:02:50 pm »
I took my son's DRZ with us in the Kombi to Nelspruit on Wednesday. I planned on returning on Thursday with the bike. I had some nice gravel sections mapped and printed in the handle bar bag.

My plans changed and I had to return on Wednesday afternoon. The first section was on the tar via Kaapsehoop.

Leaving Nelspruit I saw that the bike could reach 80 on the level, 100 and a very little on the downs, and sometimes below 60 on the ups.

I decided to stop at Ngodwana to try and remove whatever limited the throttle movement. I found a stopper on the carb that prevents it opening more than about halfway, which I removed.

I only had the bike's tools and a Leatherman and worked for over an hour. Because I didn't have a 7mm open ended spanner, I had to remove the carb to undo the stopper.

Getting back on the road revealed a major surprise as the throttle could open fully but no improvement in the power. I then decided to stick to the tar except for a nice piece of gravel around the Machadodorp tollplaza, saving R49 in the process. It was dark when I got to Wonderfontein. It started raining between Wonderfontein and Middelburg and I rode in the rain  for 65km. Arriving home at 21h00 could only be decribed as: koud en nat, Gert, koud en nat.

I took the bike back to the dealer on Thursday and we got it back yesterday. I haven't ridden it yet but my son only said: "nou's hy reg", proven by the ease with which he pops a wheelie.


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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2008, 07:16:44 am »
Take it for a ride yourself now - the grin factor is bound to increase!  ;D
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2009, 02:51:02 pm »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2009, 07:43:47 am »
Picked this one up on Monday!!! Will add more and better photies later. Let the farkling begin!!!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2009, 07:49:47 pm »
Would like some feedback from other IMS owners. My IMS started to leak for the second time today. First was on the EC bash trip when it had a small crack near the frame lug. Now it's leaking from the frame mount. Maybe I'm just unlucky but I won't recommend a IMS to anyone.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2009, 08:39:33 pm »
First prize would be to buy yourself a MX carb. Some of the other oakes have it fitted, you can ask them. I think sidetrack said it was his single best mod.




question from my side, where can I find the cheapest case savers?


All DRZ's after 2003 in SA came with FCR MX carbs.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2009, 08:01:59 am »
First prize would be to buy yourself a MX carb. Some of the other oakes have it fitted, you can ask them. I think sidetrack said it was his single best mod.




question from my side, where can I find the cheapest case savers?


All DRZ's after 2003 in SA came with FCR MX carbs.

Surely not the SM as well?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2009, 08:23:54 am »
No the SM is essentially still a S.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2009, 05:04:28 pm »
First prize would be to buy yourself a MX carb. Some of the other oakes have it fitted, you can ask them. I think sidetrack said it was his single best mod.




question from my side, where can I find the cheapest case savers?


All DRZ's after 2003 in SA came with FCR MX carbs.

Surely not the SM as well?

All D/S DRZ's, a SM is not exactly a Adv bike.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2009, 07:55:22 am »
First prize would be to buy yourself a MX carb. Some of the other oakes have it fitted, you can ask them. I think sidetrack said it was his single best mod.




question from my side, where can I find the cheapest case savers?


All DRZ's after 2003 in SA came with FCR MX carbs.

Surely not the SM as well?

All D/S DRZ's, a SM is not exactly a Adv bike.

Yep I know its not an adventure bike. Its still a DRZ though ;) :biggrin:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2009, 04:36:26 pm »
I started doing some stuff to my DRZ. Have only had it for a short time but man what a lovely bike!

First I removed the gearlever to file the sharp "bottle opener like" edge away. I obviously could not do only that as I was having so much fun so I filed away the molding ridges at the top of the lever as well and then sanded and polished it to a beautifull shine.  :)


I hated the standard place where the ignition switch was mounted so I removed the bracket, reshaped it and moved it to a place where I like it better.



I am busy making a fibreglass case saver for the clutch lever side and will post some pics as soon as it is done.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2009, 05:01:08 pm »
I started doing some stuff to my DRZ. Have only had it for a short time but man what a lovely bike!

First I removed the gearlever to file the sharp "bottle opener like" edge away. I obviously could not do only that as I was having so much fun so I filed away the molding ridges at the top of the lever as well and then sanded and polished it to a beautifull shine.  :)


I hated the standard place where the ignition switch was mounted so I removed the bracket, reshaped it and moved it to a place where I like it better.



I am busy making a fibreglass case saver for the clutch lever side and will post some pics as soon as it is done.

Nice job on the shift lever :glasses10:
Also moved the ignition


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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2009, 05:05:18 pm »
:drif:



Yesss please - but minus all the stickers ;)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2009, 05:05:51 pm »
Lekke fred this!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2009, 09:53:38 pm »
LGF do you have a fan on your bike ? Fitted a Acerbis E tank and the fan had to go, not sure if it's a good idea. I know offroad E's have no fan. Will post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2009, 09:54:36 pm »
LGF do you have a fan on your bike ? Fitted a Acerbis E tank and the fan had to go, not sure if it's a good idea. I know offroad E's have no fan. Will post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2009, 09:56:07 pm »
LGF do you have a fan on your bike ? Fitted a Acerbis E tank and the fan had to go, not sure if it's a good idea. I know offroad E's have no fan. Will post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2009, 07:56:03 am »
ST, are you PUI or what? ;)

My E came without a fan which concerned me - no overheating problems to date though, even when riding technical tracks.
Even if it did have a fan, with the Acerbis tank and radiator protectors, there wouldn't be space.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2009, 11:38:08 am »
ST, are you PUI or what? ;)

My E came without a fan which concerned me - no overheating problems to date though, even when riding technical tracks.
Even if it did have a fan, with the Acerbis tank and radiator protectors, there wouldn't be space.

Just really bugging me I don't have a fan no more. It used to come on alot when riding technical bits. Maybe look for a way to mount a smaller fan, then again you never had overheating problems so I guess it should be fine.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2009, 03:57:09 pm »
I guess it would be possible to fit a cage type computer fan...
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