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Old 11-02-2012, 01:36 PM   #497
Phreaky Phil
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Originally Posted by straightrod View Post
^ That is outstanding. I love the seat and that it is longer in the back. I have contemplated a pillion set up like yours but you have done it. May I ask yours and your wife dimensions, weight, height, inseam and what you did to the suspension to support the load. Thanks.

The Safari tank is killer. I don't remember seeing one that large on a DR before. I love the look. It just means business.
Hi there, im 5'10' 195pounds 33&1/2" inseam. Dawn is 5'5 130pounds 31" inseam. these figures are without riding gear.
The suspension is quite trick. It has a DRZ 400 front end with 0.48 springs. the rear is an Ohlins with a 0.95 spring. I had the shock valving altered slightly to get it how i like it. There are cheaper alternatives for the suspension.
Here is a link to my build thread. It shows how the seat base was done. Note that the seat in the pics isnt the Russel seat, it was one done locally. the pillion part was alright for Dawn but the rider part was aweful.
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