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Offline Etienne2T

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #500 on: October 06, 2009, 08:50:49 pm »
Ettienne, onthou net dat beide die 2 bikes wat genoem word by die Clarke tank, staal tanks het, nie plastic soos n E model nie.

Die aftermarket een is egter plastic, om nuwe brackets te maak is niks nie
 

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« Reply #501 on: October 06, 2009, 09:03:57 pm »
Hmm seems a group order doesnt help with shipping costs, eg. shipping on one tank $50, shipping on two tanks $100
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #502 on: October 07, 2009, 04:33:57 am »
Hmm seems a group order doesnt help with shipping costs, eg. shipping on one tank $50, shipping on two tanks $100

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #503 on: October 07, 2009, 07:17:30 am »
Ettienne, onthou net dat beide die 2 bikes wat genoem word by die Clarke tank, staal tanks het, nie plastic soos n E model nie.

Die aftermarket een is egter plastic, om nuwe brackets te maak is niks nie

The Clarke is a good tank but the Acerbis makes it easierto use the last bit of fuel and it has taps both sides, the Clarke you have to lean over about a dozen times to use the last 1 - 2 litres of fuel.
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« Reply #504 on: October 07, 2009, 08:35:48 am »
Hi Sidetrack...did you do your jetting yourself or did you take your bike to be jetted and Dyno'd?

Any suggestions?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #505 on: October 07, 2009, 10:58:58 am »
Hi Sidetrack...did you do your jetting yourself or did you take your bike to be jetted and Dyno'd?

Any suggestions?

I did alot of testing on my old Mikuni which I had very close, Runner did my FCR no idea what the jetting was (lost my manual). The jetting specs as per Thumpertalk is a good start
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #506 on: October 07, 2009, 07:07:37 pm »
Ettienne, onthou net dat beide die 2 bikes wat genoem word by die Clarke tank, staal tanks het, nie plastic soos n E model nie.

Die aftermarket een is egter plastic, om nuwe brackets te maak is niks nie

The Clarke is a good tank but the Acerbis makes it easierto use the last bit of fuel and it has taps both sides, the Clarke you have to lean over about a dozen times to use the last 1 - 2 litres of fuel.

Good point but the Acerbis one is $150 more though....that's kinda allot :-/
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #507 on: October 07, 2009, 07:13:58 pm »
Ettienne, onthou net dat beide die 2 bikes wat genoem word by die Clarke tank, staal tanks het, nie plastic soos n E model nie.

Die aftermarket een is egter plastic, om nuwe brackets te maak is niks nie

The Clarke is a good tank but the Acerbis makes it easierto use the last bit of fuel and it has taps both sides, the Clarke you have to lean over about a dozen times to use the last 1 - 2 litres of fuel.

Good point but the Acerbis one is $150 more though....that's kinda allot :-/

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« Reply #508 on: October 07, 2009, 07:22:13 pm »
Ah oky, the one on TT is allot more, might be a different size

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« Reply #509 on: October 07, 2009, 10:45:40 pm »
Hey Bus....post a pic of the Husabrz!
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #510 on: October 08, 2009, 11:19:19 am »
I took my Clarke tank (S/SM model) over to Et’s pozzie to see how/if it will fit.

Turns out that it fits perfectly, it just needs a bit of fiddling with the connections…

But Im sure Et will elaborate…

Now, my tank is blue, and his bike yellow… So we ended up making a Husaberg-DRZ bastard child combo… :laughing7:

With the right decals it could look very cool indeed… ;)
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« Reply #511 on: October 08, 2009, 12:03:45 pm »
Looks really awesome!
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« Reply #512 on: October 08, 2009, 12:08:52 pm »
Add a little bit of blue to the white side covers, and maybe a blue front fender and yellow headlight cowl.

And I think you could have a winner...
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #513 on: October 08, 2009, 12:12:01 pm »
Add a little bit of blue to the white side covers, and maybe a blue front fender and yellow headlight cowl.

And I think you could have a winner...
what tank is that?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #514 on: October 08, 2009, 12:23:55 pm »
Coffee not kicked in yet, Nova?  :P

Its my blue Clarke 3.9 Gallon tank...  :thumleft:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #515 on: October 08, 2009, 03:00:39 pm »
Going to buy the 17l clarke :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #516 on: October 08, 2009, 03:17:21 pm »
first things first I need to fix my bike and then get offroad wheels
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« Reply #517 on: October 10, 2009, 02:03:21 am »
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Kawasaki KLX400 When the other brands here noticed a gap in their lineups, they fired up the R&D machine and developed a bike to fill the gap. Kawasaki and Suzuki recently entered into a sort of partnership to flesh out these gaps in their lineups without tiring out their R&D departments or draining the budget. They agreed to share certain models and, voila, a green DR-Z400 rebadged as a KLX400. Of course, Suzuki has the DR-Z400 in kickstart and electric-start flavors, while the KLX comes only with the E-button.

Both companies also sell a dual-sport rendition. It will pass California standards, but the dirt-only model we tested is a federal off-road model and thus a red-sticker bike that may be restricted to certain times of the year at some riding areas in California.

Even in the completely stock and wonderfully quiet form, the KLX makes a very impressive 40 horsepower. Both Suzuki and Kawasaki sell their street versions of this bike in electric-start only, but with the same quality suspension components found on the off-road race models, including a fully adjustable shock and Showa 49mm conventional fork with cartridge internals.

The seat height is not especially low, but the seat is soft and cushy. The rear of the seat slopes backward, and that makes some riders feel as if they are sliding back under acceleration. Otherwise, the KLX is the off-road spiritual brother to a Cadillac: plenty of power, supple suspension and ample comfort.

The steering is not really crisp, but like the Gas Gas, that has more to do with the seat and tank keeping the rider from getting forward than it does with frame geometry. At a trail pace, the KLX is super-plush, easy to ride and pleasant. Bump up to race pace, though, and the 283-pound KLX is less happy. With a fair amount of weight, soft suspension and sit-down-oriented ergonomics, the DR-Z doesn't like to be pushed. You can crank in the compression quite a bit with good results, and the action doesn't suffer much, either.

Frankly, serious racers will look elsewhere. Trail riders will find all they need here to thrill them yet enjoy a comfortable ride that offers vibration-free plonking. We give it demerits for its lack of green-sticker legality but still call it a trail favorite.The KLX runs $5499.

The KLX400 makes a comfortable ride but is not ready for the racetrack. I could feel the extra weight of the electric starter. This would be a good bike for the average trail rider. Elmer Symons

Whatever off-road bike I have gets used for a race bike for a few, select events. For that reason, I prefer the kickstart DR-Z. If I wasn't racing or rode predominantly on hard terrain, I'd go for the luxury cruiser E-start versions. At race pace or in sand, I feel the weight, but otherwise, I don't so why kick? Karel Kramer

Hey, if you want an electric motor and cushy seat, this is the one. As long as you don't push the pace too hard, it's great. E-start worked flawlessly. Kip Temple

This bike is technically the same as the Suzuki but felt better. The electric start makes a difference in the way the motor runs, because of the extra flywheel mass, and it worked out great on our dry, dusty course. More tractable roll-on power was a big help. Comfy ergonomics helped round out a good, fun package. Ed Tripp
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« Reply #518 on: October 10, 2009, 04:48:12 am »
We get the best of all worlds in SA with the "E" model DRZ!
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« Reply #519 on: October 10, 2009, 11:29:19 am »
Has anyone fitted a 12v socket to the DRZ? Are there spare available wires behind the headlight?
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