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Offline MildDog

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #180 on: April 23, 2011, 10:06:39 pm »
My clutch cover casing is leaking oil. This is not good. I'm taking it to try get it fixed this week. and then I'll source some case-savers from the interweb.

Make sure you get case-savers for your DRZ :) I'll post prices and such once I have them.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #181 on: April 24, 2011, 10:02:02 am »
A big bore kit alone is a waste of money.

You will have to spend more to get extra performance. I'd start with cams & a nice exhaust (i.e. the awesome Yoshi pipe Nivea had on his SM).

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There's a reciprocal correlation between engine performance and service life :-\
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #182 on: April 24, 2011, 01:53:32 pm »
Milddog, have you considered a bigger bike?
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #183 on: April 24, 2011, 03:08:55 pm »
A big bore kit alone is a waste of money.

You will have to spend more to get extra performance. I'd start with cams & a nice exhaust (i.e. the awesome Yoshi pipe Nivea had on his SM).

And:
There's a reciprocal correlation between engine performance and service life :-\

I would call it inversely proportional...
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #184 on: April 24, 2011, 04:23:38 pm »
Milddog, have you considered a bigger bike?

I really really like my DRZ, I don't wanna change bikes, maybe just want more power :) haha. I'm well aware this is a moderately stupid plan.

@platbrak, yes it's called inversely proportial.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2011, 05:34:06 pm by MildDog »
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #185 on: April 25, 2011, 10:38:45 am »
I have doen it Before complete Stroker kit.

It is nice for a short time and then the repairs and maintanace becomes a pita.

Rethink how reliable your bike has been and how you want to use her in future. Not a bad Idea if she is a play bike, however as a primary DS bike......no I don't think it is a good idea.
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #186 on: April 25, 2011, 11:37:06 am »
I wen't with the Athena kit because my top end needed to be freshend up. The kit itself does not add much power. The bike revs a little slower and has slightly more torque. The stock 400 has a nice revvey motor and it has enough power as is. I did not notice any increased maintenance after I did this mod, it was still super reliable. For me the DRZ's week point was always something electrical related, in my case the stator. The motor was always rock solid.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #187 on: April 25, 2011, 05:03:01 pm »
I wen't with the Athena kit because my top end needed to be freshend up. The kit itself does not add much power. The bike revs a little slower and has slightly more torque. The stock 400 has a nice revvey motor and it has enough power as is. I did not notice any increased maintenance after I did this mod, it was still super reliable. For me the DRZ's week point was always something electrical related, in my case the stator. The motor was always rock solid.

Yeah, my electrics are a bit odd. Nothing is broken, but they're just weird, not particularly reliable or straightforward.

That was the same reason I initially decided to buy this kit; dodgy rings.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #188 on: April 29, 2011, 06:25:36 pm »
I ordered the kit. Firgured I can sell it on if I don't want it.

It seems to put it in I have to do quite a bit of other work as well. What else do I need to do for the BB kit to work? If I put it into a stock bike the bike just revs more like a tractor.

I am also considering selling it either pocketing the cash or going 400 forged piston, depending how my rings are looking at 30 000kms.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #189 on: June 04, 2011, 09:10:52 pm »
Ok. I have very sadly had no offers on my BB kit.

This means I am going to have to convert my bike to a 434.

This may take some months as I am cash-strapped, as per usual.

I need to send my cylinder up to NSC for boring and nikasil coating.

Then my bike is stock. So I can't just go increasing the bore to a 434 on a stock bike, what else do I have to do to it to make it run properly?

I am thinking big gun exhaust system and hotcam on the intake side should do it. Hey?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #190 on: June 15, 2011, 04:57:41 pm »
MILDDOG, waar ry jy heen op so 'n renerige dag in die stad??
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #191 on: June 15, 2011, 06:00:47 pm »
Malcolm, my car's in the shop so i do all my usual commuting on the bike. Not cool on a rainy wet day like today. Was riding up wynberg hill, near Suzuki South.





WAHEY!!!! it sounds and looks epic!
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #192 on: June 15, 2011, 07:03:31 pm »
Fortunately you and your bike are in good enough shape to enjoy the new pipes.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2011, 08:17:17 pm »
sien as jy nou daai pype al op gehad het sou jy nooit in die kar vas ge&^% het nie...loud pipes saves lives.... :peepwall:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2011, 01:55:21 pm »
So I fell off my bike onto the tar and that was very unhappy... I got home and this was on my desk:



Inside the box, this is what I found :)



This is the kak that was on the bike:



Took it off:



And then stuck this bad boy on the back:



Took the quiet baffle out:



Put in a loud one:



Winner!!



So so cool. I used starcyle from http://global.ebay.com. I purchased it on the 6th of June. They shipped on the 7th and it arrived here 9 days later. Brilliant!! Total cost: R3300 (incl. vat).
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #195 on: June 16, 2011, 04:15:42 pm »
Nice!  But does it sound good?   :deal:   :ricky:

SOOOOO good  >:D  >:D
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #196 on: June 16, 2011, 09:55:25 pm »
eish! sorry to hear bout the mishap. but cool pipe! we'll have to compare to see whose DRZ sounds the coolest now  ;D !
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #197 on: June 16, 2011, 10:20:47 pm »
Doubt it if any DRZ can sound any better than mine with a Powercore 4 FMF pipe..... :mwink:


I must say that the Yoshi pipe BUS had on his ,now stolen, DRZ was also very nice..........
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2011, 01:41:42 pm »
awesome pipe!
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #199 on: June 17, 2011, 10:47:09 pm »
Doubt it if any DRZ can sound any better than mine with a Powercore 4 FMF pipe..... :mwink:


I must say that the Yoshi pipe BUS had on his ,now stolen, DRZ was also very nice..........
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