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I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:06:02 am »
Hi Guys
I know that there is a plus minus 30 page thread obout this bike but more than half of it is BS and I am seeking some quick answers. I can't wait to start farkling so here are the questions:
1. Screen. Is the Kappa screen the way to go or do I adapt a Dakar screen. Edgy made his own and Metal Jocky did too. I hope to see his this weekend.
2. Bash plate. I want to fit a Hyde Developments one. Anything better?
3. Carrier. Groenie made one I think. Are there after market ones that are readily available?
4. Bigger tank. I don't want to sukkel with adaptions and homemade brackets etc. I hear that the Clarke one bolts straight on and gives one a range of about 300 kays. Ascerbis is prbably also an option.
Please guys some objective constructive input. The whole reason for doing this is because the other thread was pulled through its ring. Thanks muchly
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 08:13:34 am »
Do you have the e or s model
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 08:18:23 am »
1. Screen - fit a Dakar screen. The later model ones work fine but best are the older ones with the "wraparound" area. Alternatively you can get the Lynx headlight/fairing with adjustable screen but that would cost in the region of R4k but it is awesome stuff.

2. Bash Plate - I think the Hyde ones work well but IMO they don't look the best. Rather get a Alu one - Topbox might be able to get you one, else order one from TT.

3. Get the rack, I think it is Promoto from Topbox - see the pic.

4. It seem the Clarke 17L is the way to go.
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 08:20:32 am »
Hi Guys
I know that there is a plus minus 30 page thread obout this bike but more than half of it is BS and I am seeking some quick answers. I can't wait to start farkling so here are the questions:
1. Screen. Is the Kappa screen the way to go or do I adapt a Dakar screen. Edgy made his own and Metal Jocky did too. I hope to see his this weekend.
2. Bash plate. I want to fit a Hyde Developments one. Anything better?
3. Carrier. Groenie made one I think. Are there after market ones that are readily available?
4. Bigger tank. I don't want to sukkel with adaptions and homemade brackets etc. I hear that the Clarke one bolts straight on and gives one a range of about 300 kays. Ascerbis is prbably also an option.
Please guys some objective constructive input. The whole reason for doing this is because the other thread was pulled through its ring. Thanks muchly
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 08:55:55 am »
So let me get this straight?

The forum DRZ thread is bullshit coz you are too lazy to do some reading?
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 09:09:14 am »
Congrats on your DRZ though...

And like Et said... Lots depends on what model DRZ you have...

But that's also covered in that BS thread...

There is very little to no hijacking there, btw...

All it will take is a bit of patience.

Give it a try...

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 11:07:29 am »
So let me get this straight?

The forum DRZ thread is bullshit coz you are too lazy to do some reading?

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 11:14:30 am »
I didn't know Clarke made a 17l? I though the biggest they made was 3.9gal (14.7l)?
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 11:50:47 am »
I didn't know Clarke made a 17l? I though the biggest they made was 3.9gal (14.7l)?

Yes you are correct, my mistake. It is infact US and not UK gallons. The S and SM model tank is 3.9 gal and the E model is 3.6 gal.
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 11:56:06 am »
I didn't know Clarke made a 17l? I though the biggest they made was 3.9gal (14.7l)?

Yes you are correct, my mistake. It is infact US and not UK gallons. The S and SM model tank is 3.9 gal and the E model is 3.6 gal.

IMS and RV Aqualine have bigger options...
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 12:10:41 pm »
The 17l clarke S tank fits the E with little effort
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 12:16:38 pm »
The 17l clarke S tank fits the E with little effort



are you sure it's 17l? where did you buy it?

justgastanks.com lists a 3.9gal (S) and 3.6gal (E)

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_69_171&products_id=449

1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters

 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 12:41:55 pm »
Jes its 17l, bel vir bus....ask him
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009, 12:53:47 pm »
The 17l clarke S tank fits the E with little effort



are you sure it's 17l? where did you buy it?

justgastanks.com lists a 3.9gal (S) and 3.6gal (E)

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_69_171&products_id=449

1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters


Yep I checked on Clark's site as well and it definately is US gallons. The reckon it takes closer to 4.1L but that is still not 17L.  ???
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 01:07:56 pm »
Get the Acerbis from www.justgastanks.com - fits like a glove -16L
Ally bash plate from www.thumpertalk.com
Older Dakar screen - make some tubing spacers to lift it off the front fairing - no buffeting.
Those bling racks are awesome, but u can make an ally one for about R100

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2009, 01:08:57 pm »
On and congrats and welcome to the SSS...
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2009, 04:01:52 pm »
What's all this SSS and BS  ;)

Hyde works well, get the billet rack from Topbox if you have the cash. Tank loved the Acerbis for the E, never bothered too much with a screen but the modded Dakar one is a firm favourite.
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2009, 04:15:58 pm »
Thanks guys.
Absolutely to the point. Just what I wanted. I thought that I had bought the S model but Metal Jockey says very few were brought into the country. There are no stickers to say that it is the S or the E but the owners manual which I only received today has DRZ400E typed on the front so I'm assuming that that is the model. I did check to see if it has a proper subframe under the back mudguard which it has and it has all the road-going electrics with a huge number-plate affair hanging down behind the back wheel. My bike is a 2007 model with 732kms on the clock! Hasn't had its first service yet. Paid R 35k!
 

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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2009, 10:52:33 pm »
Thanks guys.
Absolutely to the point. Just what I wanted. I thought that I had bought the S model but Metal Jockey says very few were brought into the country. There are no stickers to say that it is the S or the E but the owners manual which I only received today has DRZ400E typed on the front so I'm assuming that that is the model. I did check to see if it has a proper subframe under the back mudguard which it has and it has all the road-going electrics with a huge number-plate affair hanging down behind the back wheel. My bike is a 2007 model with 732kms on the clock! Hasn't had its first service yet. Paid R 35k!

If is is a 2007 model and not a gray import then it most definately is an E.  :thumleft: Excellent price you paid.
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Re: I bought my DRZ400 this week!
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2009, 07:49:27 am »
Bus I hear you and I don't mind the chirping but this is a work computer in an open-plan office and sifting through 30 pages just can't happen. I have read through the thread piecemeal on other occasions when I knew that I wanted to buy a DRZ. That's how I know that a lot of it was 'conversation' (my correction from BS). Thanks again to all who responded. I just have'nt figured out yet what the tripple ess is?????