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Offline Herms

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #540 on: October 15, 2009, 09:28:59 am »
MMnnnn.... I get 20km/l cruising at 80-100km/h running 15/44 sprockets. \
Ok then, Dyno it will be!

I will just need to find someone decent to do it.....anybody know of someone in EC?
« Last Edit: October 15, 2009, 09:29:58 am by Herms »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #541 on: October 15, 2009, 09:36:27 am »
Ok guys, I enjoy my bike and it has enough wooma for me. What I'd really like is to get more km/l
with out running lean and damaging the engine.

So, I get around 20km/l.

What does a stock DRZ out of the box give? Sidetrack said he got around 26km/l...that would be great considering
I want top do long distance trips and need some good millage out of of my tank.

Any ideas what to do?

If I take it to the Dino guys and they put a dynojet kit in, will that help with fuel efficiency or only on the power side.

Or should I just accept 20km/l? Bus...km/l?

The consumption sounds about right. Mine averaged the same in town.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #542 on: October 15, 2009, 01:11:36 pm »
running 15/44 - at around 100kph I get about 24km/l
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #543 on: October 15, 2009, 01:12:58 pm »
Bit of a silly question perhaps, but on the "open road" what sort of average cruising speed are you guys running, and at what revs? and at that cruising speed, do you feel that there's a little more oompf if you need it?

so:
cruising speed: X at X000 revs
top speed: X
gearing: front/back
mods:

just curious, as this is the one thing putting me off the DRZ
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #544 on: October 15, 2009, 01:29:09 pm »
running 15/44 - at around 100kph I get about 24km/l

Letsgofishing..... I contacted Chris and will hopefully take my bike to him to get dyno'd
later in the month, when I'm in your side of the world..... Thanx for the help!!

If I can get to your 24km/l I'd be a happy man, gonna give me some much needed distance when
doing Namibia etc.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #545 on: October 15, 2009, 01:33:58 pm »
Bit of a silly question perhaps, but on the "open road" what sort of average cruising speed are you guys running, and at what revs? and at that cruising speed, do you feel that there's a little more oompf if you need it?

so:
cruising speed: X at X000 revs
top speed: X
gearing: front/back
mods:

just curious, as this is the one thing putting me off the DRZ

Also have 15/44 gearing on the E,bike is happy travelling any distance at 120 km/h at the most!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #546 on: October 15, 2009, 01:49:44 pm »
Bit of a silly question perhaps, but on the "open road" what sort of average cruising speed are you guys running, and at what revs? and at that cruising speed, do you feel that there's a little more oompf if you need it?

so:
cruising speed: X at X000 revs
top speed: X
gearing: front/back
mods:

just curious, as this is the one thing putting me off the DRZ

Also have 15/44 gearing on the E,bike is happy travelling any distance at 120 km/h at the most!

think mines on 16/41 atm top end is like 160 thoguh apparently that big 16 cuase my oil leak so gonna change to a 15
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #547 on: October 15, 2009, 01:55:47 pm »
I had the SM model so it had the same carb as the S model - give or take 5 Hp less than the E.
Revs I cannot tell you as I had na Vapour installed and the is no stock rev counter.

cruising speed: 110 I found was most comfortable cruising at but that was before I fitted the screen - I did however find that there was very little virbration at this speed and the bike just felt the most comfortable at this speed when doing longer stretches. With the 14t front sprocket the comfortable long distance speed was closer to 100. At that speed there is till PLENTY left in the engine for overtaking, taking a gap, etc.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #548 on: October 15, 2009, 02:31:50 pm »
Herms, Sidetrack and my self got that at 110km/h on our way to the bash last year.

But what ou Putco is saying is about right!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #549 on: October 15, 2009, 02:51:11 pm »
Bit of a silly question perhaps, but on the "open road" what sort of average cruising speed are you guys running, and at what revs? and at that cruising speed, do you feel that there's a little more oompf if you need it?

so:
cruising speed: X at X000 revs
top speed: X
gearing: front/back
mods:

just curious, as this is the one thing putting me off the DRZ

Also have 15/44 gearing on the E,bike is happy travelling any distance at 120 km/h at the most!

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110-125 perfect!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #550 on: October 15, 2009, 02:53:21 pm »
With 15 44 i sit easy at 130, but im very light.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #551 on: October 15, 2009, 04:00:04 pm »
Anything higher than 140 and it will chow oil like a mini bus taxi, it's really at it's best at 100 - 120 km/h.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #552 on: October 15, 2009, 05:02:49 pm »
Anything higher than 140 and it will chow oil like a mini bus taxi, it's really at it's best at 100 - 120 km/h.

dunno so much when I did the oil change on mine it hadnt lost anything
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #553 on: October 15, 2009, 09:16:04 pm »
Anything higher than 140 and it will chow oil like a mini bus taxi, it's really at it's best at 100 - 120 km/h.

dunno so much when I did the oil change on mine it hadnt lost anything

I'm talking constant high speed on long stretches (200 km and more), the compression forces oil past rings and burns off.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #555 on: October 16, 2009, 08:26:07 pm »
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #556 on: October 18, 2009, 03:26:01 pm »
so mines borked again, have yet ti get the official prognosis though so far its looking like its seized?  O.o!?

Picked it up after having had a full service, shims; cam chain; oil change etc etc. started fine and rode fine, there was a "once per rotation" clanking type sound at idle... after about 5km's it stuttered as tough it had run out of fuel, I was most of the way through the tank so I didn't think any thing of it. Pulled the bike over turned it off, switch the fuel tap to res, and start her up. Wouldn't start! sounded like the battery was dead.

So after having trailered it to Andy's work shop we started testing stuff (tx Andy) hooked a battery pack up and tried again, got it to start though it wouldn't run by itself, wouldn't idle etc. Checked the oil and it was all full and fine. Eventually we measure the battery which was fine.... took the spark plug out and tried to get the motor to turn over without the plug in without any luck. So far it seems like something has cause it to seize.

So my question is what could cause it to seize? something that didn't make any god awful noises, was missed during a full service, the bike has had two oil changes since I have owned it and has sown any metal fillings. Guess I should wait and see what Lecap finds when he pulls it apart, just getting restless I guess.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #557 on: October 18, 2009, 03:37:45 pm »
Jusso, I really think I need a DRZ, just not sure if I should sell or keep the GS.
Hmm, think I will keep it and do up a DRZ for the more technical rides.
Maybe two, because the wife's 650 is a bit heavy for her in the rough stuff.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #558 on: October 18, 2009, 05:30:05 pm »
Het my bike DRZ saterdag oggend na Superbike solutions toe gevat in SomersetWes:

Julian daar het my bike uitgesort, baie profesioneel, ek beveel hulle erg aan! My bike was 'n paar keer op die dyno, en toe het hulle die main jet verander, kyk na die grafiek.

Die blou lyn is voor die rejet, notice die flat spot in die torque wat daar was! Die eintlike rede hoekom ek daar was, was om die air fuel mixture reg te stel(onderste graph) Dit was 18 op my bike en moet eintlik 13 wees, gelyk met die stippe lyn, hy het ook 'n spike gehad, wat nou uitgesort is. Het sommer 'n extra hp gegain!

 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #559 on: October 18, 2009, 06:20:53 pm »
with the flat spot gone, the front must lift alot easier  :thumleft:(caught you off guard abit when you pulled a wheelie after leaving the dyno shop)
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