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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #200 on: June 17, 2011, 11:31:33 pm »
Glad  you're okay.

Had my first crash on tar about a month ago. Completely freaked me out. Not nearly as much fun as crashing on dirt. Too many sparks...and my gear got hurt.

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #201 on: June 18, 2011, 08:40:46 am »
Now take the baffles out completely then its nice...... :mwink: :mwink: :mwink:
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #202 on: June 18, 2011, 10:09:13 am »
Now take the baffles out completely then its nice...... :mwink: :mwink: :mwink:

Yeah I have, i did five minutes with that other baffle in and then took it out as well. Sounds WICKED without any baffle in  >:D
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #203 on: June 18, 2011, 02:40:05 pm »
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #204 on: June 30, 2011, 06:44:24 pm »
Status: not being ridden, dented stanchion tube.

Stanchion Tube: haven't found a willing seller yet.

Clarke Tank: lost somewhere between Missoula, Montana, USA and my house in Cape Town.

Vapor: on order from renz.co.za

434cc piston, gaskets and such: sitting in pretty in my desk

434cc Cylinder, intake cam, timing chaing and valve springs: arrived in Cape Town this morning, will clear customs and be at my house early next week.

Leo vince slip on: on the bike  :thumleft:

Case savers: first round (made of 3mm perspex) was a fail, 2nd round will be attempted once i have purchase polystone from Maizey's Paarden Eiland.

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« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 11:20:53 pm by MildDog »
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #205 on: June 30, 2011, 09:49:40 pm »
im a need to fetch my engine casings and exhaust tomorrow btw  ::)
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #206 on: June 30, 2011, 10:21:11 pm »
im a need to fetch my engine casings and exhaust tomorrow btw  ::)

dude. hijack?!?! seriously.
this is my DRZ pimp thread!!
com'on guy!!!
sure, come by and collect your casings and exhaust.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #207 on: June 30, 2011, 10:31:12 pm »
im a need to fetch my engine casings and exhaust tomorrow btw  ::)

dude. hijack?!?! seriously.
this is my DRZ pimp thread!!
com'on guy!!!
sure, come by and collect your casings and exhaust.
oh that reminds me, poker night on Saturday. you game?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #208 on: July 07, 2011, 05:32:47 pm »
Stanchion tube is on the way.

Currently I am trying to fit my clarke tank onto my bike. I bought the 3.9 gallon tank designed for the S/SM model and am fitting it to the E model bike. The E-model clarke tank is a pathetic 3.2 gallon (13 or 14 litres). In retrospect, the acerbis tank would've been the best choice. 16 litres and no effort required.

I've got the tank on, but the clearance between the top of the engine/tapper cover is 0mm. So I am trying to raise it a bit. This is a small bike, and the tank is a hefty thing.

Here's how the stock tank looks on:


Compared to this:


So the problem is down here, on the right hand corner:


And here, no space to turn the choke on:


My solution, a foam thing:




Attached like this:


Tank clearance is better, but still not great:


Got about 10mm clearance but the tank is empty:


I can turn the choke on though:


How do I fix this?

More foam?
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #209 on: July 07, 2011, 08:47:25 pm »
I removed the plastic knob on the choke, and just cable tied carpet to the frame to raise the tank
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #210 on: July 17, 2011, 07:23:08 pm »
Heat cycling, suggested by Axehead.

Doing heat cycle one now... reckon i can get a few more mm this way. Then I'll put some heat shield stuff on the bottom of the tank.

Pic of heat cycle one :) I am so glad my mother has gone away for the week. hahaha.



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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #211 on: July 17, 2011, 07:24:30 pm »
OK. So I have put in Carpet instead of foam. MUCH BETTER.







After the heat-cycles and the carpet, the clearance is much better:





Got about 50mm now, and will add exhaust heat-shield under the closest point, just to be extra-cautious.





I'll post the rest of the updates, and the ensuing madness that I have planned in my build thread. 434cc, hotcam  and a superbike solutions tuning...
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 07:55:22 pm by MildDog »
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #212 on: July 17, 2011, 07:34:07 pm »
I've taken off my speedo in preparation for my trailtech. The main reason I got it is to monitor temperature once I've done the 434 conversion.







Notice the size difference:



Will mount the trailtech soon

« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 07:38:05 pm by MildDog »
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #213 on: July 17, 2011, 07:36:15 pm »
It's happening thick and fast!!!

Some goodies arrived in the post :)



First order:


434cc JE Forged Piston
Cometic Gaskets
Steel sleeve (for sale)

Second order: from Apex_racing on ebay, great guys!




Namura 434 Cylinder


Kibblewhite Valve Springs


Wiseco Timing Chaing
Hotcams Intake Valve

Third order: from www.renz.co.za, also really good local suppliers :)


Vapor Trailtech and ally bracket
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #214 on: July 17, 2011, 09:03:50 pm »
Dude, I dunno about that pile of carpet under the tank. I was thinking 1 layer at most. That can't be stable, or safe - there has to be a better way?
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #215 on: July 17, 2011, 09:12:40 pm »
Well Wes, seeing that you had the courage to bring it up , I agree, but have no idea what the solution is.

Maybe use it like this and look around for a sexier fix. FWIW I fitted the IMS tank, no mods needed plus it protects the radiators.

I like all the toys...seems this Drz is getting some longer legs...actually I think she is going to be standing on her hindlegs most of the time :thumleft:
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #216 on: July 17, 2011, 09:30:11 pm »
I agree with Wes
That tank is a seriously kak idea
get rid of it and get something decent that fits properly
You are spending so much on the bike and farking it up with a serioiusly kak bloudraad plan
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #217 on: July 17, 2011, 09:42:45 pm »
cool.

only found this thread now.

looks like you are having fun!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #218 on: July 18, 2011, 09:27:03 am »
I agree with Wes
That tank is a seriously kak idea
get rid of it and get something decent that fits properly
You are spending so much on the bike and farking it up with a serioiusly kak bloudraad plan

Agree. Either make a decent mounting bracket using metal & elastomeres and bolts rather than cable ties & carpet or ditch the tank for something that fits off the shelf.
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Re: Milddog's DRZ pimp thread
« Reply #219 on: July 19, 2011, 03:44:06 pm »
It seems I'm doing everything at the same time.

I am OBVIOUSLY going to make metal brackets for the tank. I'm only a partial idiot. Not full retard, never go full 'tard.

I got my radiators straightened and fixed at Radiator King for R200, winning situation that one :)

Then I am half way through putting my vapor on. It is so simple I'm probably not going to post pictures. There are 4 wires to install. And a mounting bracket. bought the fancy steel bracket because I assumed it was bolt-on. It's not, and that is a bit gay. Otherwise it's pretty awesome.
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