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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2010, 09:40:11 pm »
Man Alive... that's luck for you...it could have been an arm and a leg.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #141 on: October 28, 2010, 09:40:31 pm »
Shit happens... :ricky:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #142 on: October 28, 2010, 09:43:05 pm »
:imaposer:

milddog, why do you fall so much? :D
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #143 on: October 28, 2010, 10:10:41 pm »
:D

Your exploits are becoming part of my morning coffee, better keep it up kid ^.^
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #144 on: October 28, 2010, 10:11:27 pm »
i'm sorry milddog...  but  :laughing4:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #145 on: October 28, 2010, 10:17:42 pm »
words fail  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #146 on: October 28, 2010, 10:20:28 pm »
words fail  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

like my skills did today.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #147 on: October 28, 2010, 11:18:25 pm »
And the guy driving past that got to see it happen must have pissed himself laughing
The conundrum that is life...
You have to be absolutely smashed to have the guts to attempt it,
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #148 on: October 29, 2010, 07:55:41 am »
Sorry man, bit that is funny!  :biggrin:
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #149 on: November 09, 2010, 09:17:00 am »
I had a gutted stock end can on the bike. It was very loud, fun to blip and ride with in the traffic, but rather obnoxious really, also you'll need to jet the bike after it's done (AFAIK). Don't do that. It's lame.

I recently acquired a full yoshi RS2 system, like the one bus has, and it is freaking awesome :) my bike is an E-model, so there wasn't a massive difference, but it has smoother power delivery, a much nicer sound and a lighter front wheel. All round win. That being said I don't think I would've shelled out the R4000k for one, I got it second hand. And yes the subframe mount points are slightly diff, but not that bad, made a plan.

The FCR carb is stock on the e-models, hey?

If you don't know there are 3 DRZ models, basically the same with a few differences:

E- enduro, sometimes no subframe, the FCR carb and a better header pipe. Also comes stock with shorter gearing. The hooligan offroad model :)

S- the diet coke of DRZ's, longer gearing and a less aggressive carb. Bus has one that he has made into a monster, new carb, header pipe, changed gearing, etc, but stock they are (better) for longer distances and slightly calmer riders?

SM- super motard, RMZ shocks and bigger disc brakes front and back. It however has a much worse carb on the bike, so it's a bit soft standard.

But bus and sidetrack know much more about this than me.

Apparently though the very recent (2008+) do not actually need the automatic cam chain tensioners, I am not sure.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #150 on: November 09, 2010, 09:33:26 am »
I had a gutted stock end can on the bike. It was very loud, fun to blip and ride with in the traffic, but rather obnoxious really, also you'll need to jet the bike after it's done (AFAIK). Don't do that. It's lame.

I recently acquired a full yoshi RS2 system, like the one bus has, and it is freaking awesome :) my bike is an E-model, so there wasn't a massive difference, but it has smoother power delivery, a much nicer sound and a lighter front wheel. All round win. That being said I don't think I would've shelled out the R4000k for one, I got it second hand. And yes the subframe mount points are slightly diff, but not that bad, made a plan.

The FCR carb is stock on the e-models, hey?

If you don't know there are 3 DRZ models, basically the same with a few differences:

E- enduro, sometimes no subframe, the FCR carb and a better header pipe. Also comes stock with shorter gearing. The hooligan offroad model :)

S- the diet coke of DRZ's, longer gearing and a less aggressive carb. Bus has one that he has made into a monster, new carb, header pipe, changed gearing, etc, but stock they are (better) for longer distances and slightly calmer riders?

SM- super motard, RMZ shocks and bigger disc brakes front and back. It however has a much worse carb on the bike, so it's a bit soft standard.

But bus and sidetrack know much more about this than me.

Apparently though the very recent (2008+) do not actually need the automatic cam chain tensioners, I am not sure.

Yo missed the original K model - kickstart model  :thumleft:
The carb on the SM is same as the S bit with different jets. It is not soft really as it makes slightly, albeit insignificantly more, power than the S.
It also shares the RMZ swingarm.

There are also different E models. Earlier E models were the same as available in the rest of the world - offroad only. Later E models in South Africa are a bit of a "blend" between and S and an E - all the good stuff from the E with the lights, etc off the S. The S has also not been available in South Africa for quite some time.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #151 on: March 14, 2011, 04:23:42 pm »
:( I noticed a day or two ago a hairline crack and a dent on the clutch-cover of my DRZ. Its from the gear selector from an off I had a month or so ago. It's not leaking oil, looks like it might be seeping very very slightly. I was thinking of filing off the paint and pratley puttying the problem. Out of ten how kak an idea is this? Who should I take this problem to?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #152 on: March 14, 2011, 05:53:09 pm »
:( I noticed a day or two ago a hairline crack and a dent on the clutch-cover of my DRZ. Its from the gear selector from an off I had a month or so ago. It's not leaking oil, looks like it might be seeping very very slightly. I was thinking of filing off the paint and pratley puttying the problem. Out of ten how kak an idea is this? Who should I take this problem to?
Gear selector sits on the magneto side, rear brake on the clutch side. Anyhow JB weld will work (is it avaliable locally?). Also the case shields is a must on a DRZ, it would have prevented the crack.

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case_Shields_p/bp_cfc_case.htm
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #153 on: March 14, 2011, 06:01:18 pm »
Gear selector sits on the magneto side, rear brake on the clutch side. Anyhow JB weld will work (is it avaliable locally?). Also the case shields is a must on a DRZ, it would have prevented the crack.

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case_Shields_p/bp_cfc_case.htm

My mistake, it is on the magneto side. case shields are a must. I am planning to get them soon, just been limited by finances. It's on the list :)

Whats the difference between JB weld and pratley steel?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #154 on: March 14, 2011, 07:13:46 pm »
Gear selector sits on the magneto side, rear brake on the clutch side. Anyhow JB weld will work (is it avaliable locally?). Also the case shields is a must on a DRZ, it would have prevented the crack.

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/DRZ_Case_Shields_p/bp_cfc_case.htm

My mistake, it is on the magneto side. case shields are a must. I am planning to get them soon, just been limited by finances. It's on the list :)

Whats the difference between JB weld and pratley steel?
I made my own case savers from some alu plate, stuck them on with RTV. Worked a charm. Not sure about the adhesives but I'm sure you could use Pratley Steel.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #155 on: March 14, 2011, 07:18:13 pm »
I made my own case savers from some alu plate, stuck them on with RTV. Worked a charm. Not sure about the adhesives but I'm sure you could use Pratley Steel.

I think I am going to go and bother superfoxi, he's got alu welding skills, will see what he can plugging the leak and then creating case savers :)

N()va's also slowly rebuilding his zook and I was gonna use his cases as a template to get them cut, as his bike's currently in pieces.

Thanks Sidetrack. Incidentally, what bikes haven't you owned?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #156 on: March 14, 2011, 08:42:39 pm »
I made my own case savers from some alu plate, stuck them on with RTV. Worked a charm. Not sure about the adhesives but I'm sure you could use Pratley Steel.

I think I am going to go and bother superfoxi, he's got alu welding skills, will see what he can plugging the leak and then creating case savers :)

N()va's also slowly rebuilding his zook and I was gonna use his cases as a template to get them cut, as his bike's currently in pieces.

Thanks Sidetrack. Incidentally, what bikes haven't you owned?
why not try make some case savers out of polycarbonate?
just heat it in the oven till it softens and mould it to the shape of the case. not sure if it'll work but worth a try.
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2011, 10:00:58 pm »
I made my own case savers from some alu plate, stuck them on with RTV. Worked a charm. Not sure about the adhesives but I'm sure you could use Pratley Steel.

I think I am going to go and bother superfoxi, he's got alu welding skills, will see what he can plugging the leak and then creating case savers :)

N()va's also slowly rebuilding his zook and I was gonna use his cases as a template to get them cut, as his bike's currently in pieces.

Thanks Sidetrack. Incidentally, what bikes haven't you owned?
DS bikes - XR250, DR250, KLE 500, DR650, DRZ 400, KTM 525. Spent the most time on the DRZ and still rate it as best of the lot. The DR650 was a real dissapointment after the DRZ.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #158 on: March 17, 2011, 11:04:43 am »
I need new back wheel bearings and spacers:

what size are the bearings? wanna get from BMG. nice and cheap :)
Then need spacers from Suzuki South, assume no one else will stock them?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #159 on: March 17, 2011, 11:16:12 am »
I need new back wheel bearings and spacers:

what size are the bearings? wanna get from BMG. nice and cheap :)
Then need spacers from Suzuki South, assume no one else will stock them?
Those aluminium spacers? naw borrow mine and have a set made

Front wheel
2 x 6904 2RS

Rear wheel
2 x 6004 2RS (R 25.04)
http://za.rs-online.com/web/6190345.html
1 x 6204 2RS (R 32.16)
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