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Old 09-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #20281
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Exhaust sys

Heads up, i just listed a Bills pipes exhaust system in the flea market, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920207
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #20282
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it's getting cooler out .

woo

fucking

hooooooo ! !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOlV9L_ee4
Great vid, id love to ride those parts.

nice the see the DRZ doing ''WORK'',
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #20283
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DRZ on long runs

I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this? I currently ride a DR200, everywhere and any terrain, except long trips, and a XT660Z that as a novice rider find a little intimidating off-road as due to a cager accident, i cannot pick it up alone should i drop it, also ride it anywhere, but usually longer trips.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #20284
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I find you will hear both opinions on this subject. However if you are not riding wide open 70mph then it should technically go as far as you can keep fuel in it.

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Old 09-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #20285
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I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this?
Maybe not all DRZs last for the long haul, but these two Brits took a pair all the way:
http://toughmiles.com/
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #20286
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Here is two drz's on a south american trip. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854312
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #20287
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If you can change out your counter sprocket for highway versus technical riding, you can RTW. Spare parts are readily available and proven light weight durability traveler. Just wished there was a 6 speed......

Really riding a DRZ all over hell and back is a mind set, sort of like riding a KR.

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I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this? I currently ride a DR200, everywhere and any terrain, except long trips, and a XT660Z that as a novice rider find a little intimidating off-road as due to a cager accident, i cannot pick it up alone should i drop it, also ride it anywhere, but usually longer trips.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #20288
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Thnx

Some sage advice and some interesting reading material, looking forward to that read.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #20289
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #20290
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Just bought my new 2013 drz today!!
congrats. Enjoy that DRZ. Post up some pics!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #20291
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Hope the drowned bike got an oil change ASAP after that dunking!
Don't worry, we changed it twice. It will be fine s wine.





Well for a Drz anyway
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #20292
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I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this?
Your ass will quit before the bike does. Invest in a quality seat and it'll be fine.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #20293
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I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this? I currently ride a DR200, everywhere and any terrain, except long trips, and a XT660Z that as a novice rider find a little intimidating off-road as due to a cager accident, i cannot pick it up alone should i drop it, also ride it anywhere, but usually longer trips.
Spozzy,

I have changed the seat on my DRZ for a seat concepts seat and I like it a lot, 13 hours on the seat have been the longest but then I guess any seat will numb your ass after those hours. What you mean by long trips, there has been a few DRZs "around" the world. One of the inmates just came back from Georgia (7000km plus) and his reply about the bike was no problems, great bike. One of the reasons I bought the drz is because I can pic it up myself.

I should be in RSA end of Des, if you are around (with the DRZ ) lets have a meet up, we will stay in Centurion one or two days.

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:24 AM   #20294
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Spozzy,

I have changed the seat on my DRZ for a seat concepts seat and I like it a lot, 13 hours on the seat have been the longest but then I guess any seat will numb your ass after those hours. What you mean by long trips, there has been a few DRZs "around" the world. One of the inmates just came back from Georgia (7000km plus) and his reply about the bike was no problems, great bike. One of the reasons I bought the drz is because I can pic it up myself.

I should be in RSA end of Des, if you are around (with the DRZ ) lets have a meet up, we will stay in Centurion one or two days.

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Yip, get a quality seat , I have done trips to Lesotho, Swaziland - I am based in Centurion. Read the thread of the Romanian couple that is currently travelling through Asia
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:04 AM   #20295
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I have to say the low profile seat concepts is like riding a 2x8 plank.
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