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Old 09-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #20281
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My DRZ didn't have the sidestand switch on it when I bought it. If yours does it may be that the water enters the switch and causes havoc. However I would think water would short the switch instead of open it. Another thought may be the fuel tank breather hose might be routed down low enough to enter water and no longer allow the tank atmospheric pressure.
Thanks for the suggestions. Definitely neither of those. I'll tee my carby hoses
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #20282
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it's getting cooler out .

woo

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hooooooo ! !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOlV9L_ee4
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #20283
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Very nice. Are you on a DRZ in that vid?

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:13 AM   #20284
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Very nice. Are you on a DRZ in that vid?

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Yeppers, always on a drz, unless someone leaves the keys in something better ;-)
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #20285
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My goal is to be riding my E model that well eventually. I love its power just a big transition from the DRZ250.

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #20286
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it's getting cooler out .

woo

fucking

hooooooo ! !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOlV9L_ee4
Hope the drowned bike got an oil change ASAP after that dunking!
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #20287
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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, 10:26 AM   #20288
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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, 12:31 PM   #20289
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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, 12:55 PM   #20290
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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, 01:55 PM   #20291
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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, 02:25 PM   #20292
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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, 02:38 PM   #20293
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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, 02:41 PM   #20294
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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, 03:55 PM   #20295
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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.
I wouldn't choose a DRZ for a round the world bike, however I see Australian riders regularly using them for 5000-10000km trips. They don't spend much time on sealed roads.
Do you have an injury or condition that prevents you from lifting a heavy bike or is it that you haven't learned how?
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