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[Discussion] DRZ 400 SM


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On 2/28/2021 at 4:11 PM, exygon said:

Cause throw in a lot of money on it already haha. 💸

So sayang man hahah I’m looking for hot cams 2 upgrade if you don’t mind selling them separately, let me know (testing) hahaha

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I've already sold it many years ago.. it's because of newer emission laws that's why no newer DRZs are produced.   Soon there'll be not much more DRZs in SG.. 

See my signature for DRZ FAQ..

Not sure about signal but im using DRC tail light which is LED and pass inspection. If you change LED you need a relay because if flashing too fast i think will fail inspection. 

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20 hours ago, flfreaks said:

 

 

I just got the bike a few months ago when the forks were already in that condition. Thanks for the tips guy. I guess the previous owner left the motorcycle exposed without bike canvas under the sun and rain at the open space carpark for many years. Now after researching I am consider to either cover it with vinyl wrap (cheapest) or plastidips (pricey).

 I still remember the scrambler/DRZ hype and crazed back in 2012 with many fb photos and video post from the riders. I was still riding underbone cub bike back then.  Those riders have longed sold their DRZ since, I guess I missed the DRZ party haha. But I am very much enjoy riding it at the moment :) 

And yes we are late in this game hahah but better late than never! 🍻

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10 hours ago, roy69 said:

So sayang man hahah I’m looking for hot cams 2 upgrade if you don’t mind selling them separately, let me know (testing) hahaha

want to sell also troublesome, i did not take back my stock cams. Plus its not plug and play need take out valve cover. just buy new at raptor, valve clearance included in the price hahah

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On 3/3/2021 at 12:02 PM, flfreaks said:

 

 

I just got the bike a few months ago when the forks were already in that condition. Thanks for the tips guy. I guess the previous owner left the motorcycle exposed without bike canvas under the sun and rain at the open space carpark for many years. Now after researching I am consider to either cover it with vinyl wrap (cheapest) or plastidips (pricey).

 I still remember the scrambler/DRZ hype and crazed back in 2012 with many fb photos and video post from the riders. I was still riding underbone cub bike back then.  Those riders have longed sold their DRZ since, I guess I missed the DRZ party haha. But I am very much enjoy riding it at the moment :) 

I just got this. Fits the lower front fork snuggly. You may get another pair and cut to fit the upper fork.

SG$ 13.91  9% Off | Front Fork Protector Shock Absorber Guard Wrap Cover Skin For Motorcycle Motocross Pit Dirt Bike YZF250 CRF250 CRF450 Universal
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mrjlWtl

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On 3/9/2021 at 8:20 PM, roy69 said:

I just got this. Fits the lower front fork snuggly. You may get another pair and cut to fit the upper fork.

SG$ 13.91  9% Off | Front Fork Protector Shock Absorber Guard Wrap Cover Skin For Motorcycle Motocross Pit Dirt Bike YZF250 CRF250 CRF450 Universal
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mrjlWtl

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looks good.. but will it scratch or damage anything?

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, adesmond2 said:

looks good.. but will it scratch or damage anything?

I don’t think so since it’s a fork protector? Haha

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Not sure about signal but im using DRC tail light which is LED and pass inspection. If you change LED you need a relay because if flashing too fast i think will fail inspection. 

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On 3/19/2021 at 5:35 PM, exygon said:

Not sure about signal but im using DRC tail light which is LED and pass inspection. If you change LED you need a relay because if flashing too fast i think will fail inspection. 

Yes just did some reading on it. Managed to source out the relay but still don’t know if changing to LED signal lights is ok for inspection. Just want to double confirm. Yeah my previous bike DR125SM had a LED tail light, passed also.

Trying not to have unnecessary stress haha 

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On 2/24/2021 at 3:29 PM, flfreaks said:

Hi guys, first time owner DRZ 400 here. My upper fork is oxidized, I am thinking about coating it. Usually how many days the workshop can coat it and the price range? And can i retain the original gold color when coating it. One of the workshop quoted me at least 1 week due it need 5 days of air curing and price is up to $180 for both sides. And retain original gold shine color is not possible as cerakote color is matte. And he didnt recommend wrapping  because it will make oxidized worsen if the wrap is peeled off. If you have any advise and recommended workshop please let me know too, thanks.

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Hi guy!

It's me again. Thanks for those who give some suggestions including guard wrap from Aliexpress.

Apparently I have sent my bike to The Carpainter workshop at Pioneer Point to get my fork plastidip for $120. I chose the bright gold, to get almost same original fork colour as it can get. They have plenty other colours as photo attached. Not bad l, i am happy with result.

Only thing i dont like is the fork feel abit sticky now and i need to wipe it using wet microfiber cloth when cleaning it. A bit tedious when i want to wash bike from now on.

So here is what plastidips is:

▪️Preparation before coating: Pre-Dip spray will be used for to cleaning parts before dipping

▪️Number of coats:  At least 6 or 7  layers of plastidip for best durability

▪️Aftercare: Once the dipping is done, Dipcoat will be applied to seal the dip for protection.

Anyway is it okay if i use the regular 92 (Esso) petrol for DRZ? Will it affect the bike performance in long term?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, flfreaks said:

Hi guy!

It's me again. Thanks for those who give some suggestions including guard wrap from Aliexpress.

Apparently I have sent my bike to The Carpainter workshop at Pioneer Point to get my fork plastidip for $120. I chose the bright gold, to get almost same original fork colour as it can get. They have plenty other colours as photo attached. Not bad l, i am happy with result.

Only thing i dont like is the fork feel abit sticky now and i need to wipe it using wet microfiber cloth when cleaning it. A bit tedious when i want to wash bike from now on.

So here is what plastidips is:

▪️Preparation before coating: Pre-Dip spray will be used for to cleaning parts before dipping

▪️Number of coats:  At least 6 or 7  layers of plastidip for best durability

▪️Aftercare: Once the dipping is done, Dipcoat will be applied to seal the dip for protection.

Anyway is it okay if i use the regular 92 (Esso) petrol for DRZ? Will it affect the bike performance in long term?

 

 

 

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Good info thanks for sharing! Yes looks good just like the original colour too. Strange tho that it would feel sticky. Didn’t thought it would be 

Regarding the fuel, yes you can use 92 but normally people would use 95 though based on the earlier ancient posts from this thread haha

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On 3/19/2021 at 5:35 PM, exygon said:

Not sure about signal but im using DRC tail light which is LED and pass inspection. If you change LED you need a relay because if flashing too fast i think will fail inspection. 

@exygon Am surprised! According to LTA, any *aftermarket* LED or installed after production lights are not approved.

Must have caught the inspection centre officer on a good day!

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On 4/8/2021 at 4:56 PM, roy69 said:

Just sharing.

I get my OEM stuff here if Chong Aik/your workshops doesn't have them

https://www.webike.sg/

I would use partzilla for reference number but you must remove the “-“ before searching at webike

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/suzuki/motorcycle/2008/dr-z400sm

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@roy69 I've always wondered for webike.sg, do they have a warehouse or ship from Singapore? Or is it just a local site for the global site webike.jp but everything still comes out of Japan?

Have you noticed shorter shipping times from webike.sg?

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9 hours ago, SBF said:

@roy69 I've always wondered for webike.sg, do they have a warehouse or ship from Singapore? Or is it just a local site for the global site webike.jp but everything still comes out of Japan?

Have you noticed shorter shipping times from webike.sg?

Definitely ship from Japan. Ordered 3 times from them. The less bulkier orders which were delivered by air will have a tracking number from Japan post.

Sea delivery would take about 40 days. Tried before once for just 1 iridium spark plug last time hahahahah 

Yup shorter shipping time compared to ordering stuffs from US. Haven’t order from other Japan sites so I can’t compare on that.

Shipping cost is still relatively on a higher side so in order to make my shipping charges worth it, got to order a few items at one go. Site is definitely poison with accessories haha

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On 1/29/2019 at 1:29 PM, exygon said:

Hi all, any workshop to recommand for full overhaul? I just bought a 2008 drz400sm, i will be renewing coe next month. Planing to ride it for a while.

Did you managed to do full overhaul? If yes how much is it? I found f**king metal shavings during my EO change TWICE...

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On 4/18/2021 at 2:45 PM, roy69 said:

Did you managed to do full overhaul? If yes how much is it? I found f**king metal shavings during my EO change TWICE...

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@roy69 Ouch. Have you opened up the engine to check? Tolerances are probably off already. Might need to look at a major overhaul soon.

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On 4/18/2021 at 2:45 PM, roy69 said:

Did you managed to do full overhaul? If yes how much is it? I found f**king metal shavings during my EO change TWICE...

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I still have not done yet. So far i have ridden about 10k km, and i also can see some metal shaving like yours. Are you using paper filter or stainless steel? 

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8 hours ago, exygon said:

I still have not done yet. So far i have ridden about 10k km, and i also can see some metal shaving like yours. Are you using paper filter or stainless steel? 

Stainless steel. For all 10km, every oil change you have this amount of metal shavings? 😨

I don’t know if it’s normal but after 90km/h, bike starts to vibrate vigorously. Quite worrying/got paranoid after finding out the possibilities of having metal shavings of that amount during oil change.

Was advised by many including Raptor, bearings gave way already but no one knows which. One guy told me if it’s gold coloured shavings = crankshaft rod bearings and this is still relatively ok for the time being. Either way I’m still f*cked la cos it’s like a time bomb hah 🥵

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1 hour ago, roy69 said:

Stainless steel. For all 10km, every oil change you have this amount of metal shavings? 😨

I don’t know if it’s normal but after 90km/h, bike starts to vibrate vigorously. Quite worrying/got paranoid after finding out the possibilities of having metal shavings of that amount during oil change.

Was advised by many including Raptor, bearings gave way already but no one knows which. One guy told me if it’s gold coloured shavings = crankshaft rod bearings and this is still relatively ok for the time being. Either way I’m still f*cked la cos it’s like a time bomb hah 🥵

if you are free, go down planet @ubi and ask for quote lor.. Pricing usually reasonable but long wait time.. 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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