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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 08:22:17 am »
I re-checked mine. Snorkel is shorter and is not a pull out like the one in the photo above. Seems Suzuki changed things for the bikes here?

 I asked my knowledgeable friends on the DRZ owners thread if they can shed some light ;D
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 09:38:41 pm »
Congrats on the bike!

Do keep her for a while... a long while! They're so much fun ... especially in the trail-riding mode.

Love my DRZ...  ;)
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 10:05:44 pm »
Very cool congrats.To me colour scheme suggests 2005,but could be mistaken.No cutting required on the airbox.Spend the money and get a K&N filter,and get the cleaner and oil,worth the investment.
On my 2006 SM teh snorkel was just the snorkel part,not the attached base plate like yours .Will try and find a pic.
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 08:54:02 am »
Kykdaar, does your bike still have all the emission controls on..?
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 12:21:46 pm »
Hi Manfred,

Bike is still stock and still has the airbox restriction (the snorkel) in. I am not aware of any other restrictions that can be removed?

Fitted a Twin Air airfilter in the meantime and it immediately cured a little flat spot i had on full throttle so there seems to be better airflow now. Bike pulls like a freight train (to me at least  ;D) and i can only imagine what it would be like once i remove the snorkel and rejet it.

More modifications done thus far -

Protaper CRI high bend handlebars (fatbars)
Airtime adaptors / risers
Ignition relocated
Side stand switch disconnected
Clutch switch disconnected
New clutch cable fitted

Have i mentioned that i really like this bike? :thumleft:



 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2012, 03:08:11 pm »
Congrats KD - she look sin great shape - what mileage?
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2012, 04:28:53 pm »
Thanks LGF - just below 11000 km's.

Yes, in very good condition. So good in fact that i covered the swingarm in clear vinyl plastic film to preserve their scratch free condition.
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2012, 06:59:13 pm »
Congrats man.
I had the motard that I used to commute with.
Was only 13km to Vodacom, but damn was it fun getting there.
I used to take corners I wouldn't dare do with any bike.
But it did have corsa diablo's for shoes.

The emission control stuff is usually on the front left.
It has a whole lot of pipes going to it.
One pipe going to just above the manifold.

But from what I can remember, I think it was just the DRZ-SM that had the stuff.
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2012, 07:35:53 pm »
A bike that likes being ridden  :thumleft:

The E was (i think) much less restricted than the SM and is also a bit wilder - pumper carb and different cams. I do not know all the differences, but it puts out very nice power for the weight.
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2012, 08:25:45 pm »
hmmm, that was on my wishlist when i had the SM, pumper carb......

Oh by the way, my kid is getting some good use out of the kids mx helmet i bought from you
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2012, 10:21:10 am »
Kykdaar have you done a trip with it yet ? We are going to Dullstroom next weekend if interested ?
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2012, 10:49:15 am »
Kykdaar have you done a trip with it yet ? We are going to Dullstroom next weekend if interested ?

Only tar joy rides thus far to the shops  :ricky:

Work is hectic at moment. Will see how things pan out and will let you know if i can join :thumleft:

 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2012, 07:39:22 am »
Hi Kykdaar, waar het jy daardie fat bars gekoop, my Meerkat lyk siek met die oorspronklike bars ???
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2012, 07:46:44 am »
So a few pics showing my (admittedly slow) progress - chain, bars, risers, grips, relocated ignition.

By the way, Suzuki thought it a great idea to to mould the original throttle grip onto the underlying plastic throttle tube making it near impossible to fit an aftermarket grip.

What should be a 10 minute job now becomes an hour job involving carefulling cutting slices of rubber grip off, followed by removing the large amount of rubber residue that invariably remains with a wirebrush fitted to a drill.

Fitting any type of bar raisers effectively means that the ignition switch must be relocated. I actually prefer the new position - tucked away under the bar and being vertically mounted should ensure that the key slot do not allow as much water and grit to penetrate.

Next will pobably be Cycra handguards - just need to convince myself first that it is worth spending 1.2K on it.
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2012, 12:06:46 pm »
Cycra's is flippen expensive but very good ! Not sure if you get Enduro Engineering locally anymore but I can also vouch for them.
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2012, 12:13:04 pm »
Cycra's is flippen expensive but very good ! Not sure if you get Enduro Engineering locally anymore but I can also vouch for them.

Thanks for the tip - will check it out.

Bike came with WFO handuards. Nice and sleek and i actually liked them. Just need to get new bar end-fittings (smaller size) and larger bar clamps for them and i should be able to re-use them.
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2012, 12:45:07 pm »
looking good,  kykdaar.
in the same boat re handguards...
 

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2012, 06:17:28 pm »
looking good,  kykdaar.
in the same boat re handguards...

Me too maybe a group buy at Runner to get some discount .....
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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2012, 06:21:36 pm »
looking good,  kykdaar.
in the same boat re handguards...

Me too maybe a group buy at Runner to get some discount .....

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Re: Kykdaar's DRZ
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2012, 08:26:04 am »
Looks like you're going to need a new chain (and sprockets) soon....
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