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Offline letsgofishing

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 07:57:16 am »
Hi LGF,

That looks great and cheaper than the unabiker ones. Have you given them the stress test yet?

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2010, 08:05:15 am »
Smoky: welcome :) I also have an E, without a rad-fan. I am considering buying an SM led radiator (it contains a fan and switch all within the unit), but I haven't looked into it too much. The bike runs fine without a fan. Just dont leave it idling, I did that once because my battery was dieing, and it overheated.
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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2010, 08:18:24 am »
Hi MildDog,

Thanks very much, will do.... err won't do...  you know what I mean.
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 09:23:49 am »
Hi,

I must just tell you all this: Bus got me thinking about the Yamaha tap so I looked at my TTR, and the body of the tap is identical, just the reserve pipe is shorter. So I went to the TT site and looked at the OEM parts list of the TTR and the WR and got the part number of the packing piece, it's the same for both. When I walked into the Yami dealer he took one look at the number and said "Oh, that's a smiley" walked into his store room to fetch one. So 60 bucks I was walking out with the part in my hand. Now I just have to wait for the gaskit I order from the Suzi dealer on Friday to come from Jo'burg :pot:
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 09:44:08 am »
Nice one...

I will collect my beer when Im up in Jozi again...  :deal:

Good luck with the rest...
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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 09:46:46 am »
Thanks Bus, I'll keep you posted.
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 11:00:57 am »
Now I just have to wait for the gaskit I order from the Suzi dealer on Friday to come from Jo'burg :pot:
Whats up with them taking sooo long  ???
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2010, 01:51:35 pm »
Okay, the rad hose that was coming from Japan is waiting for collection but the gaskit which was it Jo'burg is still with the courier. This is 11 days later, is normal Suzuki service?? ???
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2010, 01:17:45 pm »
I am also a proud DRZ owner,I stay in Gauteng,done "Die Hel" & Baviaanskloof all the way down to Knysna and back,no problem.I recommend changing the front sprocket to a 15,allows to cruise at 120 - 130km/h all day long.Wind is a factor and getting use to the seat take some doing.Yours look like an"E".Average consumption 20km/l.I have upgraded to a Dakar and replace all the standard stuff except for the FMF pipe on the bike and won the Losberg Off road rally with it about a month ago.What a bike.
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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2010, 07:47:29 am »
My front sprocket is 14 I think, but it doesn't look like a bigger one will fit, do you have to modify it some how? I finally got the gaskit I've been waiting for but the rad pipe was the wrong one. 12 days for a part to come from Jo'burg to Centurion, and then I had to follow up. The telephone number they had for the courier was wrong. When I phoned the Jo'burg branch they could not find it with the tracking number I had, but when I reported back to Suzuki it mysteriously appeared.
 

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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2010, 07:55:16 am »
15 Front sprocket does fit,I was going to order a 16 but it is to big.Just a note,if you ever experience that the bike battle to start,especially when cold,I suggest you get the valve clearances(shimming) done.Cheers
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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2010, 08:01:16 am »
I run 15/44 and it's perfect 90% of the time - can cruise comfortably at 120.
If I'm doing really technical stuff, I just put the 14 back on.
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Re: I'm now a DRZ owner
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2010, 08:08:40 am »
Thanks Guys,

I checked the valve clearances last night and they are in spec. I need to replace the chain and sprockets but I want to get it road worthied first.