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DRZ oil usage
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:13:35 pm »
I did a 350km trip on Friday.Half tar and other half on gravel.Speed on tar was between 100 and 120 km/h and on gravel between 80 and 120 km/h.The bike used about 300ml of synthetic oil.Got back home one Saturday with another 170km after topping  up on Friday night and she needs probable the last 200 ml again.I serviced the bike about 2500 kms back.Is it because of that or is it normal usage?I have to get the inlet valves replaced now because since Friday night the bike doesn't want to idle anymore and the guy who adjusted the valves 2500 km s back said the one inlet valve needs replacing and the timing chain too.So now I was wondering if I should do the rings while he's doing the timing chain or is that oil usage normal?Bikes got 22500 kms on the clock now.
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 09:51:35 pm »
As long as the oil consumption is being replenished as and how far is needed that will take care of your motor for the time being. I would not necessarily believe the guy that adjusted the valves unless he has an intimate knowlwedge of bike before you bought the DRZ. Check and adjust valve clearances first, take it from there..
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 07:31:13 am »
Do similiar types of rides, but at slightly lower speeds. I do not like to ride the DRZ at full throttle or at speed for any extended period of time, so my observations may not be helpful. In any event, i have not yet noticed a drop in engine oil level.

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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 07:44:58 am »
Had my Z for nearly 30 000k now - NO oil usage at all.
Same as you - tar at 110-120 and dirt at 80.
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 08:02:35 am »
Kykdaar,daars darem 'n moerse verskil tussen geen olie verbruik en 300ml.Dit laat my worry.Ek weet Dewald het gese toe ek by hom die bike koop dat die bike heeldag kan loop sonder dat hy 'n druppel olie vat maar sodra mens hom op die langpad vat wat hy op een spoed loop dan soek hy olie.Hy's darem ver van flatout op 120 km/h want hy't ander sprockets op maar ja,oor 115 km/h dan kan jy hoor die enjin begin werk.Dalk moet ek maar net die valves en timing chain eers doen en hom diens.Eks gewoond aan my 1150 wat Naimbie toe en terug loop sonder 'n druppel olie.Die DRZ is darem iets heel anders waaraan ek dalk eers gewoond moet raak.
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 08:04:27 am »
Had my Z for nearly 30 000k now - NO oil usage at all.
Same as you - tar at 110-120 and dirt at 80.
Ag nee man!k dog nou net die ding gaan my nie baie geld kos nie!Do you also use synthetic oil letsgofishing?
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 09:01:22 am »
Hi my DRZ het 63000km en gebruik nie soveel olie nie!!!, ek "commute" met die fiets en selfs op 350km trippies is daar amper geen olie verbruik nie (ook teen 80 -115km/h). Ek dink ook jy moet eers kyk na jou kleppe. Rook die die enjin? Hoe maklik start die fiets?
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 10:40:33 am »
If it uses that much oil it does not look good. Since Letsgofishing does not use oil under similar conditions I'd be wary. The engine may also go from high to enormous oil consumption within a few hundred kilometres (or even within one ride) and unless you want to check oil every 20km you might have to rebuild now.

Both worn timing chain and a valve in need of replacement are things plainly visible to someone with basic mechanical knowledge while servicing the bike. Since the head has to come off anyway to do the valve you may just as well pull the barrel & get it measured. If it's oval get it plated ort get a complete Athena kit. Rings only will NOT solve the problem.
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 12:02:17 pm »
mtbbiker,na die bike se valves laas gestel het het hy gestart nog voor ek aan die knoppie raak amper!Sonder choke,koud of warm,maak nie saak nie.Stelselmatig het dit begin slegter word en die laaste 2 weke moes ek hom meeste van die tyd met die choke start soggens.Die enjin rook niks sover ek weet nie en niemand het olie geruik wat agter my gery het die naweek nie.Die kan seker valve stem seals ook dalk wees?
lecap,I think I'll get the barrel checked anyway just incase :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 11:37:09 am »
Had my Z for nearly 30 000k now - NO oil usage at all.
Same as you - tar at 110-120 and dirt at 80.
Ag nee man!k dog nou net die ding gaan my nie baie geld kos nie!Do you also use synthetic oil letsgofishing?

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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 12:30:53 pm »
mtbbiker,na die bike se valves laas gestel het het hy gestart nog voor ek aan die knoppie raak amper!Sonder choke,koud of warm,maak nie saak nie.Stelselmatig het dit begin slegter word en die laaste 2 weke moes ek hom meeste van die tyd met die choke start soggens.Die enjin rook niks sover ek weet nie en niemand het olie geruik wat agter my gery het die naweek nie.Die kan seker valve stem seals ook dalk wees?
lecap,I think I'll get the barrel checked anyway just incase :thumleft:
I'll take lecap advise it sounds if there is a valve problem, but check the valvle clearances first it is very simple to do :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 02:13:23 pm »
Had my Z for nearly 30 000k now - NO oil usage at all.
Same as you - tar at 110-120 and dirt at 80.
Ag nee man!k dog nou net die ding gaan my nie baie geld kos nie!Do you also use synthetic oil letsgofishing?

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+1 don't waste your money on fully synthetic. If it uses that much oil the rings at least needs replacing. Willing to bet the cylinder will be fine. This is what I found at 50 000km.
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 04:21:12 pm »
I also think its gonna be only the rings.Will get the barrel checked anyway.The thing is to check the valve clearances is peanuts,but where do I get the shims to shim it?That's the nice thing with the Beemer.Feeler gauge and 15 minutes later its all sorted out!
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 04:22:29 pm »
I also think its gonna be only the rings.Will get the barrel checked anyway.The thing is to check the valve clearances is peanuts,but where do I get the shims to shim it?That's the nice thing with the Beemer.(borrowed)Feeler gauge and 15 minutes later its all sorted out!
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 04:45:16 pm »
Toe ek nou ini kantoor instap tot by my werksbank sien ek Mariska het reggepak en daai duur feeler gauges van jou le reg bo op die een hopie :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 10:20:57 am »
Getting my bike back on Monday.New valves,timing chain and rings.Sleeve and piston still looks ok.Al drie ringe se gap was op presies dieselfde plek op die piston so daar het lyk my bietjie olie verby gestoot.Het maar liewer nuwe ringe laat opsit terwyl die bike oop is.Kan nie wag om hom Maandag Vanwyksdorp toe te vat nie!
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 10:43:04 am »
Franna, wie het dit vir jou gedoen?
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Re: DRZ oil usage
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 10:45:01 am »
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