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Old 04-08-2012, 02:17 AM   #16
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All the best with your trip!
I am excited to read more about it!

If you decide to keep that dash, try and pad it as much as you can... And I mean really pad it up! If you hit that thing at speed with your head or your chest, it may just be fatal.
Think wisely. Still, it is your choice; but keep us ADVriders' comments in mind!

Safe touring!
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #17
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And by the way, those bearings should be just fine. I would suggest you change them in 10 to 15 thousand km's, depending on the terrain, just to be safe.

Waterproof grease is a good idea!
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #18
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The seat is definitely a must. Looks good. Is it built on a stock Suzuki pan or ?
I need to get me one of those........
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #19
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You guys are taking on a huge piece of work here, you did your homework, prepped your bikes the best way you saw fit at the time, now GO RIDE! Enjoy and know that we will be living vicariously through you while on this voyage!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #20
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Less meat, more fruit and veg.
Harder physical life (= more exercise).
Less sugar consumption.
Three possible reasons....
Spot on. Rhetorical question on my part.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #21
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If yer want a deep groove ball race that will last get FAG bearings..
the numbers of the bearing will be either 62XX or 63XX..
read the number off the bearing go get a good brand with that number..

how bearing numbers work...
6 = deep groove ball race.
2 or 3 = bearing OD - usaly 2 ODs in each bore size.. a few have 3 sizes "4"
XX = bore size ---- 02=15mm / 03=17mm / 04=20mm / 05=25mm
So a 25mm ID bearing will be either...
6205 ...52mm OD x 25mm ID // 6305 ..62mm OD x 25mm ID // 6405...80mm OD x 25mm ID..
FAG are world class bearings !! Highly recommended if available
in DRZ sizes. Koyo also good, among many others.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #23
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #24
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subscribed, i plan to do this trip some day myself on my DRZ400. good luck and be safe. i look forward to more updates.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #25
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OK y'all, subscribed.

I have been working on my low miles DRZ 400 with aspirations for the Trans America Trail. It will be a piece of cake compared to your trip. Don't let any of us put doubts in your minds. You did your research, did the work and have given a lot of thought to this. Just ride!!

Have a great, safe, and life changing experience!
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #26
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For those about to rock, we salute you! Nice rig, I'd love to try that seat out on my DRZ!
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #27
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OK y'all, subscribed.

I have been working on my low miles DRZ 400 with aspirations for the Trans America Trail. It will be a piece of cake compared to your trip. Don't let any of us put doubts in your minds. You did your research, did the work and have given a lot of thought to this. Just ride!!

Have a great, safe, and life changing experience!
Eyeing up that Trans-AM trail myself.....
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:38 AM   #28
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #29
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Eyeing up that Trans-AM trail myself.....
Just got the Maps in for the TAT...shit just got real haha

You're trip looks awesome, GREAT luck with everything and I hope the DRZ holds up!
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #30
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Best of luck mate, I own a DRZ400s 150 miles is all I can manage
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