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Old 04-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #14101
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I really like the way Suzuki offers so many different colors, so we can corodintate our bikes with our outfits, and even our eye & hair color. I thought about getting a white one for Easter, to match my boots.
White is OK, but you can't ride it after Labor Day.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #14102
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I have read the build article you posted on your bike, very cool!

The probend guards installed on mine with no fuss, looks like different bar bend. I am putting some risers on mine next week, and will try to tilt the guards down some at that time. I will post the results. Here is a pic from the other side.
Cheers for that, interesting how the subtle difference in bar bends makes such a difference to the install
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #14103
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #14104
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nice yellow zee u got there.....
Thanks, I am kind of partial to Suzuki yellow, because you know... they are the fast ones.;)

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #14105
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So I am looking at the Unabiker Radiator gaurds and I have a question. What makes the Unabiker better then say something like this?
http://www.powersports-outlet.com/wo...00-suz-drz400/

with

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...45&zmap=125777

I can't see any front and back support on the unabiker
For $95 (plain aluminum) you can buy the Unabiker guards. There are two solid rods behind the radiators to prevent a side crushing force. There's a rear angle-brace to the gas tank mount preventing it from bending backward. And, the front surface guard is integrated into the guard. You get both of your above parts for less money. You can even get color-anodized versions. (I didn't)

They're pretty dang stout. I need a set for the '05 and I'll buy the Unabiker guards again - from the ThumperTalk store.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #14106
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For $95 (plain aluminum) you can buy the Unabiker guards. There are two solid rods behind the radiators to prevent a side crushing force. There's a rear angle-brace to the gas tank mount preventing it from bending backward. And, the front surface guard is integrated into the guard. You get both of your above parts for less money. You can even get color-anodized versions. (I didn't)

They're pretty dang stout. I need a set for the '05 and I'll buy the Unabiker guards again - from the ThumperTalk store.

Jon

Thanks, I wasn't sure if they had the angle brace or not. I couldn't tell from the pictures I was seeing. I would agree the Unibiker crushing side force protection is way better

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #14107
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With that tank full and at 200+ lb rider you are crushing those springs pretty good. If you are often filling that tank and adding luggage I would go with the .52 fronts and the 5.7 rears. That is a lot of top weight full. 7 lbs /gal means 40lbs of fuel or so on a fill on those forks just from fuel.
Thanks for the feedback. I went riding on some rough single track today and the rider following me said my back wheel is using up all of its travel. I haven't felt it bottom out yet, but I can't be far off it. Better get those springs ....
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #14108
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If anyone needs it, I have the stock seat foam and cover just removed from my bike in preparation to installing the Seat Concepts foam and cover. Foam is in great condition, cover is also. No rips or rash. Yours free for a PM and postage.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:34 AM   #14109
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Hey mate, nice ride.

Am curious to hear if you had any issues fitting them around the front brake master cylinder. As per the pic below I had to machine up some 25mm spacers. Did you have the same issue?
I love my probends and spend a lot of time breaking rocks and hiding behind them plowing through the brush.

Running the protaper Windham bars, I opted for the triple mounts instead of the bar mounts.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #14110
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So I am looking at the Unabiker Radiator gaurds and I have a question. What makes the Unabiker better then say something like this?
http://www.powersports-outlet.com/wo...00-suz-drz400/

with

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...45&zmap=125777

I can't see any front and back support on the unabiker
I have unibiker guards and they work very well, they are very rigid, and have a nice support along the bottom in the back. They are not the easiest to install , but i have a clark3.9 gal tank too. fitment is really good. i have let go of my bike on some really off-camber sidehills, loss of momentum. nothing happened to my radiators at all.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #14111
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Any body going to the cal poly penguins ride tomorrow?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #14112
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This has been well covered before, but I had the pleasure of riding my newly rebuilt seat today. I recently ordered the Seat Concepts tall foam in the "fat boy" density. I didn't need the extra height as a general thing, but I have a knee injury that makes riding with a compressed right knee painful. I can nearly flat-foot the bike with the added 1 1/4", and sitting doesn't hurt.

Seat Concepts provides a nice, well-done kit. I borrowed an electric stapler from a friend. I'm sure that I would have had an easier time with an air stapler, but things worked out. If you are using anything less than professional grade stapler, simply make sure that the seat pan is supported against something rigid and the stapler is firmly against the pan. I had quite a few staples that didn't seat the first time, but it's simple to yank them and try again.

I learned (a little late) that the process goes much easier if you heat the pan with a heat gun or hair dryer as you go along.

There is a major difference in comfort, and the off-road ability of the seat isn't compromised. It's still not a big, wide cruiser saddle, but it is a major improvement.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:57 PM   #14113
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Excellent feedback. I'm interested to see the appearance of the tall version, any chance of posting a photo?


[BQUOTE=Canuman;18567484]This has been well covered before, but I had the pleasure of riding my newly rebuilt seat today. I recently ordered the Seat Concepts tall foam in the "fat boy" density. I didn't need the extra height as a general thing, but I have a knee injury that makes riding with a compressed right knee painful. I can nearly flat-foot the bike with the added 1 1/4", and sitting doesn't hurt.

Seat Concepts provides a nice, well-done kit. I borrowed an electric stapler from a friend. I'm sure that I would have had an easier time with an air stapler, but things worked out. If you are using anything less than professional grade stapler, simply make sure that the seat pan is supported against something rigid and the stapler is firmly against the pan. I had quite a few staples that didn't seat the first time, but it's simple to yank them and try again.

I learned (a little late) that the process goes much easier if you heat the pan with a heat gun or hair dryer as you go along.

There is a major difference in comfort, and the off-road ability of the seat isn't compromised. It's still not a big, wide cruiser saddle, but it is a major improvement.[/QUOTE]
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:36 AM   #14114
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I have a DRZ with 28L tank and set up to carry panniers. I weigh 95kg
I'm thinking of upgrading the springs with racetechs off procycle
I'm thinking 0.48 for the front and 5.4 for the back. I only ride at a moderate
pace, no big jumps or anything, so no need to make her too stiff.
Any feedback on likely success with those spring rates?
This is payback Rob for previous digs at me , What does it say above "no big jumps" , now what about a camel.



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Old 04-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #14115
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Excellent feedback. I'm interested to see the appearance of the tall version, any chance of posting a photo?
You mean like this?

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