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Old 07-22-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
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Hands up who doesn't already know me. (Or at least my bike)

Anyway: My postings are likely to skip from 'what it is' to what it was' to 'what it shall be'... so if there's anything specific you want to know, just shout out.

My DRZ started life as a 2005 model DRZ400E. I bought it in Nov 2007 with under 800km on it.

My intention for this bike had alway to be compete in the Australasian Safari, and being a fan of Tony Kirby's writings in Sidetrack Magazine, I had a fair idea of where to start.

The bike already had Barkbuster ego's and a B&B Bashplate... bonus!

First: Get rid of the junk.
The rear guard extender, excess plastics (near chain guard) and stock mirrors were the first to go. Over a reasonably short period, the stock headlight (all 3kg), speedo & helmet holder went too.

I was in credit with Robin Box (Safari Tanks) as he sold my TTR250 tank for me... So the Translucent 17lt Safari tank was on within the first week.
I hated the standard black muffler, but couldn't afford the replacement for a while, so I just painted it silver.

Aren't they shiny when they're new???

Have you ever noticed that when you're out on the bike, nothing else matters?

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