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Old 06-15-2010, 01:39 AM   #16
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Have you used stabiliser type arms to go around the steering head to support lateral forces on the fairing and nav tower? The clamp around the top of the steering head looks a little "light".

I've got a cunning plan for a revised tower mount, it's a bit tricky due to the limited clamping area available on the DRZ headstock, should have some time on thursday to make a start - gotta put the topend back together with it's new base/head gaskets tomorrow night, Cheers Warewolf for the loan of your torque wrenches. Looking forward to the next XC this weekend.

I'm still working on how to support the sides of the fairing at the moment, CPW seem to have enough strength wiith their system without "stabiliser arms" like the meca ones. I need to wait untill i buy the 17ltr Safari front tank before making that call as it will depend on how much modification is required to the fairing to make it fit.

If anyone out there watching has a spare ICO/IMO that they want to sell Let me know.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:19 AM   #17
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The XC shouldn't be as rough this time (virtually the same track) and there shouldn't be any ice like there was last time at Pig Valley...

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #18
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Danmm, there better not be frost like that on the weekend!!!!!

Got the bike back together tonight, just have to wait for the sealant to go off before firing it up tomorrow, fingers X'd i knew what i was doing.

Will post pics tomorrow of the revised tower mount hopefully.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:26 AM   #19
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Geez I'm tempted to take the 640 out on Sunday!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:59 AM   #20
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Geez I'm tempted to take the 640 out on Sunday!!

Go on you know you want too,

took the drz for a propper test ride today, should be all good to go fr tomorrow. new S12 front and Metz m5 rear - traction shouldn't be an issue after the rain overnight.

New renthal high bars from javahead fit like a charm too!

I'm gonna have to start getting stickers made for all the ADV'rs who ahve helped on the way to put on the rear fender.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:10 AM   #21
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1 tank of fuel per race and 1 set of tyres per season.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #22
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Well that didn't go quite as planned Got one good lap in before bike started playing up, stopped in the pits at the end of the first lap only to find the coolant overflow bottle full of bubbles - popped the radiator cap and sure enough there's the tell tail bubbles coming out while the bikes running.

Not sure what went wrong with the new head gasket but this time it'll be going to the specialists.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:14 AM   #23
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Well you know what they say about "best laid plans", due to a somewhat pecarious employment situation (not to mention a wedding next november) i've made the decision to postpone a safari atempt till 2012. In the mean time i'm still building the DRZ up with a few good rides here in NZ in the pipeline, might even give javahead and my DB1K10 time of 15hrs a good nudge in 2011 (common Cooneyr where's it gonna be bud?).

Been able to spend a few min working on the bike over the last few days, all just mocked up at the moment tho

here's the revised tower mount, it's signifigantly stronger and fits the steering head like a glove.



Right rear tank.


Left rear tank,


View from above,



Looks a bit rough, but is starting to take shape. been welding up the tanks for the last hour'ish so shoud have something usable by the weekend
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:40 PM   #24
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might even give javahead and my DB1K10 time of 15hrs a good nudge in 2011 (common Cooneyr where's it gonna be bud?).
That top clamp looks much more robust.

DB1k is looking more likely it will be up north with Manga likely to be accessable. Got some more good data, i.e. every legal rd reserve in the country but between work and sprog I've not had any time to work on it. New few weekends are a bit more free. Will see how things go.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #25
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Safari DRZ

Did you notice the distinct lack of yellow this year?

Where did you get your screen from? I'm looking at taking the Z from the east coast to the west coast of OZ in 2012.... so am looking at getting the front end of the bike more like the CPW set-up.

You're welcome to borrow my bashplate- but you might need to check that it doesn't leak now.



Last year I ran a 4lt Nomad rear tank- didn't even notice it was there; got 88km out of it on the transports. Ran the Safari 17 lt main- but it had expanded itself to 21lt. Never had any fuel concerns.



You might also want to look at this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456858
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #26
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Gadget,

I did notice the distinct lack of yellow this year, i gues thats got a lot to do with the rmx450 not having a range of big tank options. But i would've thought that the DRZ would still make a good mount for those who just wanted to finish the rally rather than be super competitive.

I got the fairing through pete640 via Jaybo1, i'm pretty shure pete's got molds for both the mecca systems style like mine and one of the older ktm 640adv fairings like on jaybo1's 08 safari 640.

Thenks for the offer of the bashplate/water carrier, but i'll prob get one made up here - already got the cardboard pattern cut out

What state of tune was your DRZ in? did you ever get close to running out of gas? i ask cos mine is stock standard yet in my last XC event it only got 12.5km/ltr which would require 24.5ltrs do do the reqired 300km.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:29 AM   #27
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Laugh DRZ stuff

I'd wanted to put a fresh set of rings in the bike before the safari- then found out it cost very little more (approx $60) to get a complete piston/rings set over a standard set of rings..... So it ended up with a 13.5:1 wiseco high comp set in it. While the head was off I had a mild port and polish done. I already had the full Staintune header/ muffler on.

Points for consideration (aka: if I did it again) I'd seriously look into one of the AMR monster coils as I did have a few issues with the revs 'breaking down' at sustained high speeds.... when it happened I just backed off to about 80kph, then had normal response up to about 110-115kph,,, but if I kept pushing it would stop the bike. (first time I found the lead was against the frame, second time it was arcing due to the iron in the red dirt-you could see the scorch marks.)

Next time my bike gets a 'freshen up' it will probably get a 440 kit.

Fuel: hmmmmm. I allowed for my 21lt tank to be dead at 290km. So with the 25 lt total, I usually had a few lt to spare. On the sealed road transports (for the first few days anyway) the bike would get 88km out of the 4lt Nomad tank. Sealed road on my main tank I can get about 350km... in the desert, 290! (I deliberately ran it dry a few times to check this before the event.) When it comes to fuel- err on the side of caution, just incase you drop it and spill some.

As a point of interest, I settled on 14:44 gearing (I played with the 42, 43, 45 rears as well- same track on the same day) 14:42 is good on the road, but if you get some shitty climbs, it can be to your detriment. Top speed had only 1-2kph between them all pre event. Funny thing though. Pre/during Safari I could only get about 135kph out of it. When I got home I took the bike to work (still in full Safari trim)- for some reason I checked the max speed- just a whisker under 145kph...... dunno where that happened!!!
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:17 AM   #28
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Hey Topo. Have you got your road book holder up and running? Wondering about "borrowing" your design to make myself one.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #29
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Hey Topo. Have you got your road book holder up and running? Wondering about "borrowing" your design to make myself one.


Still working on a few design issues which need to be sorted before production, do you need one for the DB pre-run? i'm planning on having an opperational one ready for the DB this year, will PM you shortly abt the details.

I reccon i might be up for the 2 day DB this time arround, might go for the total elapsed time reccord rather than be trying to push on after 13-14hrs on the one dayer. do you reccon you could hold onto the route sheet untill the pre ride BBQ? might make it a bit more of an adventure for some and a challenge for others.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:17 AM   #30
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Still working on a few design issues which need to be sorted before production, do you need one for the DB pre-run? i'm planning on having an opperational one ready for the DB this year, will PM you shortly abt the details.

I reccon i might be up for the 2 day DB this time arround, might go for the total elapsed time reccord rather than be trying to push on after 13-14hrs on the one dayer. do you reccon you could hold onto the route sheet untill the pre ride BBQ? might make it a bit more of an adventure for some and a challenge for others.
I don't need one for the pre run. I reckon I could ride any of the DB routes from memory. I'm keen to set up an A5 road book though.

Been thinking about holding the route data (GPS and roll chart) back. Bit of a logistics issue loading up GPSr's with data but would make the BBQ a bit bit of a laugh trying to put the roll charts together.
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