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  1. bigginhill

    Why the primitive carburetor?

    Just had my DRZ serviced at the weekend and my dealer told me that from next year DRZs would have FI. At least in Japan that is.
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    DRZ pics, lets see your Z

    Well it's not mine, but I wish it was. http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/1d/aa/c4b3eded5ceebf386ded5c6415d9198a.jpg
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    DRZ with RMZ shrouds

    I wonder if someone has a picture of that YZ 450 setup, I bet you have to do a bit of welding etc. to make it fit. At least you need to work out some way to hook the front of the seat to the tank. I don't fancy spending $900 on that little tank but it really improves the look of the book, even if it is a bit impractical.
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    DRZ with RMZ shrouds

    That's cause of the filtering software it won't allow fu and k together. So if replace the 3 asterix with the three letters f, u and k the links will work.
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    DRZ with RMZ shrouds

    I finally found the answer to my own question. The tank is made in Japan and is really built for racing. It takes RMZ 250 shrouds, not included in the hefty price of about $900! I think it makes the bike look so much better, but it only holds 5 litres. Here's the site: http://www.rs-***uyama.co.jp/data/data002.cgi?id=6 The filtering software of this site won't allow fu and k.... so just copy the links and paste, and put f u k where the *'s are then it works - no spaces.
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    DRZ with RMZ shrouds

    Thanks for those links. Unfortunately none of the tanks in those links look like the tank or shrouds in the picture I posted. My quest will continue!
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    DRZ with RMZ shrouds

    Saw this bike for sale on Yahoo. http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w8652097 The owner put on an aluminium tank and RMZ shrouds. I think it looks much better than the stock tank. Does anyone know what tank he might of used that fitted or would it take a lot of modification to do this? Cheers.
  8. bigginhill

    Bridgestone battle wings

    Hi Neil, I have standard S wheels. The BW are not quite as thick as the TWs. But the shopkeep said they would fit OK. I'll get the measurments off the tyre tomorrow and let you know the exact size. I'm in Japan so maybe they sell different sizes here. Cheers, Simon
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    Bridgestone battle wings

    It was time to change my tires and I decided to get more road oriented tyres for my DRZ S so I bought the new(?) Battle Wing. Previously I had the Trail Wings. Anyway, I haven't had them long enough to tell how much better they are on the road than the TW's so I was wondering what other people thought of them. On Bridgestone's website they are actually catagorized as an on/off road tyre, but they really look like old fashioned road tyres. One other thing...Is it true that tyres need about 200km to break in? That's what the trye fitter told me. I thought about 20k would do the job.
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    Drz 400 Smr!

    Anyone have any inside knowledge about when or if this bike will come out. I saw the SM at the Tokyo motor show about a year before it came out, so I'm guessing this one could be out the end of next year. I know this question has already been asked but its worth asking again cause this bike really looks great.
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    stubborn screw

    Thanks for all the ideas. Its a big Philips that is already getting a bit deformed. I really don't want to end up drilling it..and I wouldn't of thought penetrating oil would do much now- it's not rusty. I may take it to the local bike shop- see what they can do. They must come accross this sort of problem a lot. Maybe making a regular screw-driver slot in it and getting a wrench to it might work. Cheers
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    stubborn screw

    Cross thread maybe - but I would of thought the pounding I gave it with the impact driver would have sorted that out It's 11pm Sunday here in Tokyo, on a fine late summer evening.
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    stubborn screw

    Thanks, I have already sprayed it with teflon chain lube but just bought some spray oil that I'll cover it with tonight. Can't get liquid wrench here in Japan though. Never had a screw refuse to budge with an impact driver. The bike is only a few months old so I'd be surprised if there was any corrosion, the 5 other screws that easily came out with a regular screw driver had no corrosion at all.
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    stubborn screw

    Im talking about the screw that is one of three that hold the plastic shroud onto the tank. Too late regarding the beating!!
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    stubborn screw

    The centre screw holding on the radiator shroud (plastic)
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