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End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10687

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End of a era. My first bike. I was getting misty eyed about her. But since buying the TTR I'm very happy and have no need for the DRZ. She only have rotted in the shed until a rainy day in years to come.

So as Ben has fixed his bike yet again and this time it went wrong without him even getting on it. I figured if he was going to fix another bike, he might as well fix it once and be done with it.

So Ben is now the proud owner of 'Daisy' the DRZ. Hopefully she will make an appearance at costal camp soon. Watch this space. She is running and can be ridden in 3/4 gear but thats the limit and it changes up or down when it chooses.

Good lucky my friend. Get it running Proper and you have a good little cheap bike. Enjoy you will have clean hands before you know it. No more Wednesday late nights doing another cam chain change.!! Do it rite, do it dizzer my friend
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.
Last Edit: 5 years, 8 months ago by Twintec.
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Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10688

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I'm looking forward to getting it sorted. Probably the bike I always should have held out for! And... The magic button!
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Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10689

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What happened to the Husky this time?

I'd be interested to know what you find when you strip the DRZ.

It's nice how these bikes are 'staying in the family'.
If you only have one plug, it needs to be a good plug!
July 14 - still true, but now have two plugs!
Last Edit: 5 years, 8 months ago by Twintec.
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Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10692

Tom, I love the sentiment about staying in the family, well said!
Re the repairs I too am looking forward to seeing what the cause is, lets just hope that whatever happens going forward, both Ferdie and Ben have better luck than they've had thus far!

So who want's a nice XR400 then????
















It's a joke btw, as she's my baby with a strong emotional attachment.
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN
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Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10694

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Nearly got me.!!!
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.

Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10695

Trevor Pastrami wrote:
Tom, I love the sentiment about staying in the family, well said!


I totally agree with that too (nice one Twintec!) BUT...I'm very suprised Mr Sell-My-Bike-on-the-QUITE-Pastrami is also in agreement???

Yellow GS?! DRZ! Errrmm - it would have been bloody fantastic to see both of them in the FAMILY STILL !....rrrr TP mann?!

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Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10708

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So, in the time I have had the dizzer, ive stripped it completely.
First hurdle was the seized swingarm pivot, which after a lot of soaking ad making my own tool (with a bit of brute force) I managed to free.
I've stripped the engine completely down and the cause of the lock up? A seized first gear, which is common enough to have a well known preventative fix these days. So as the old gearbox was trashed, ive I talked a new.
Head goes on tonight, and all being well I'll put it together this weekend to see if it works. Then it'll be swingarm out for the new bearings when they arrive, as those were the cause of her sitting lower than normal.
Ferdie, she will ride again!
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Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10709

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Good stuff old boy!! Only started this link. 6 days and 23hours ago. I knew you could do it, thus fixing the problem for us both.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.

Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10710

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I've been using the TTR to get about as the car needs fixing and will be hopefully done tomoz. Well pleased with the ttr, it don't have the pace of the drz on the trails but rolls better at 70 on the road.

You will have uber fun on the drz. A little go on coastal camp would be appreciated.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you're gonna be up again. But life goes on.
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Re: DRZ SOLD and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10711

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Trevor Pastrami wrote:


So who want's a nice XR400 then????







It's a joke btw, as she's my baby with a strong emotional attachment.


It just needs an electric foot for those "old fella" moments TP??

Saw a beaut of an XR400 when I was trail riding in Northumbria a fortnight or so ago, a super leccy foot conversion was just one of the little mods. Oil cooler under the headlight etc etc Nice carrier.
Steve

Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10712

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ferdie wrote:
I've been using the TTR to get about as the car needs fixing and will be hopefully done tomoz. Well pleased with the ttr, it don't have the pace of the drz on the trails but rolls better at 70 on the road.

You will have uber fun on the drz. A little go on coastal camp would be appreciated.


I think you will appreciate the TTR on the ride down to the HISS too... Might want to sort out a cushion though!
Steve

Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10713

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Assuming it all goes well putting it all together, and it runs and rides ok. Of course!
Heads on, along with 3.5times thinner e gasket and all cases and gear shift is in, runs through the gears nicely. It should be a slightly different bike when its done!
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Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10714

You've done blooming well there Ben, splitting a bike engine sure ain't for the faint hearted! Even a two stroke single is beyond the scope of most peoples bravery I suspect, not to mention a water cooled four stroke!

Respect

Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10715

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It starts runs and goes through gears nicely. Just need swingarm bearings now as one side is completely trashed.
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Re: End of an era, DRZ sold and gone! 5 years, 8 months ago #10716

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Cheers EC
Though I think anyone can do it really. Just work methodically, taking note along the way when dismantling, and you really cannot go wrong.
This is my second full strip and rebuild. And top ends are second nature after that bloody husky! Lol
I'll put together a little project write up soon
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