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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 AM   #61
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Quick update

Hi guys,

The new clutch basket is due to arrive today so we hope to have that fitted and ready as soon as it does. In the meantime, the second bike is pretty much ready to go so I thought I would stick a quick picture up for you to take a look.
It just needs a little dirt now....

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:24 AM   #62
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dude, that is BAD ASS! I bet you guys are seriously amped up to be riding those great motorcycles!
Can't wait for more!
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #63
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Dude, I am so in for this. I will have to live vicariously through you because if I had the bankroll I'd be doing the same damned thing right this minute! The DRZ (my SM at least) does turn the headlight off as it cranks.

Did you disable the kickstand kill-switch?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #64
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Maybe I missed it ... but are you guys fitting some sort of pannier set up?
Soft I hope! Any pics of pannier system, racks, stand offs or whatever you've got.

On small Dual sports I find carry a true RTW load to be a challenge. It's one reason I've stayed with the old DR650. Super strong rear sub frame can handle a load even over 1000 miles of wash board.


I tried hard bags at first ... too much weight, bike was a handful off road.
But the sub frame can handle it. Here I'm loaded with over 100 lbs. Too much!


This set up took off over 40 lbs. from above. Night and day in handling off road. Suspension upgrade helps too! I use this set up when camping or super long Mexico trips. Only other thing I carry is big Camel Back (3 liters) that also carries lots of odds and ends.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #65
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Hi guys,

The new clutch basket is due to arrive today so we hope to have that fitted and ready as soon as it does. In the meantime, the second bike is pretty much ready to go so I thought I would stick a quick picture up for you to take a look.
It just needs a little dirt now....


That is one hot looking DRZ! You're correct though, it just doesn't look quite right without a bunch of dried mud all over it. I cant wait to see those pics.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #66
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This is going to be fantastic! I'm really looking forward to your pics and reports
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #67
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Awesome! Just picked up my first motorcycle and it's a DRZ400. I love riding this little beast. Subscribed as I'm curious how all your gear is going to fit on the bike.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #68
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looking good
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #69
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In. Going to be watching this one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #70
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Awesome! Just picked up my first motorcycle and it's a DRZ400. I love riding this little beast. Subscribed as I'm curious how all your gear is going to fit on the bike.
Hopefully a more tidy setup than this! Too much of a good thing! (including the kitchen sink! ) packing light is an art form, truly.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #71
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Sounds like its going to be another great RR. Count me in!!!

Later
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #72
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I'm in, I'm envious, I can't wait to follow along !! Best wishes for a great trip !!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #73
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:38 AM   #74
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This is real cool and great bikes, one day i plan to do something like this.

Just one question, how long have you given yourself to do this trip ?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #75
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Mia

So what has happened to the DRZ's???
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