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Old 01-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #2236
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A good pipe system will add 2-4 horsepower through the whole powerband, and adds a couple foot pounds as well unless you didn't rejet. You might be thinking of a slip on muffler with the stock pipe, which would add no horsepower or torque but just make the bike louder.

Yes, a pipe system is expensive(500-900), so whether or not it's worth it really depends on your budget, but it should add power.
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My Muzzy Stainless Full System added 4+hp (according to their dyno) and I can really tell the difference over stock. Wheelies VERY EASILY now and seems to have widened the power band. I feel like I've got more room between the gears. The bike also feels about 20lbs lighter when moving, still pretty heavy when you have to pick it up though.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #2237
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Question Electrical capacity?

I've looked at a lot of this thread and didn't see anything related, so here goes: Will the DRZ electrical system support the use of an electric jacket? Grip heaters?
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:23 PM   #2238
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I've looked at a lot of this thread and didn't see anything related, so here goes: Will the DRZ electrical system support the use of an electric jacket? Grip heaters?
Extra electrical capacity is reported to be about 60W which will usually allow one heating device but gets very marginal with two. Of course, it depends on the devices - some full electric jackets draw 80W, while a simple vest might draw 30W.

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Old 01-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #2239
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I run a heated vest on mine, the battery hasn't gone dead - yet but I haven't gotten around to putting on the micro volt meter I have for it either. I usually run the vest on for 15-20 minutes and off for 5-10 in case it is draining the batt. On one ride though I left it on for over an hour - it was burr-ass cold - with no negative effects. YMMV
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #2240
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Thanks. looking at selling the KLR in favor of something a little more dirtworthy, but I don't want to give up ALL the comforts.............
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:47 AM   #2241
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Total alternator output is 200W. You can increase excess capacity by switching to a HID headlight, and LED signals / brake light.

Here's a good reference for basic DRZ stuff (which, given the bike's simplicity is the same as advanced DRZ stuff. )

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:54 PM   #2242
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As DR Rock says -200W max output but theres only about 60 W free to use for acc.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #2243
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Thanks. looking at selling the KLR in favor of something a little more dirtworthy, but I don't want to give up ALL the comforts.............
One comfort you will give up is the seat. DRZ seats SUCK! But you can also do single track trail a lot easier on a DRZ. And riding two-up isn't really that doable (although my wife & have a couple times but only for 1/2 hr spins) again, because of the SEAT.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:03 AM   #2244
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The Corbin seat rocks! Well worth the $, although I have not ridden 2up on it at all.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:58 PM   #2245
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I run two 55w bulbs with no charging problems.




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Old 01-13-2009, 07:01 PM   #2246
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Pretty shweet dude!
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #2247
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212 bikes started - 113 finished

1 drz entered
FINISHED in 108

good work MARK VERRIEST no. 146

now, has anyone found any pics and details on the man and bike???

PS. 23 quads started, 13 finished

overall awesome event. the move to south america worked great, from this side of the screens anyway.

congrats to all involved.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:59 PM   #2248
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dakar type screen

hi all
ive been looking for some time now and cant find a screen like the dakar type on the ktm's
i need one inorder to put a lot of gear behind it etc and would like one to match the drz in colour etc,i dont want a small screen but i do want one like the dakar type ( if you know what i mean)
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:27 AM   #2249
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dakar screen

Yeah if you find one on oz mate, let me know too! Apparently a 640 adv screen will sorta fit up, but i havent tried it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:49 AM   #2250
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Britannia Composites

Get a Lynx fairing for the DRZ! This fairing comes with a pair of Hella halogen headlights, adjustable windscreen, and a dash. I upgraded the low beam to HID.

Actually, this fairing installs easily on the SM because the lower bar clamp is not cast into the top triple clamp. (I think the S has it cast into the top triple clamp.) But you could go to Wheeling Cycles and buy the Zeta handlebar clamp kit.

Anyway, here's mine. Ian at Britannia Composites http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html is working on a version for the S models.



Here's the dash. It comes as a blank so you can install whatever you want:
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