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Old 08-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #80731
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I wonder why you guys get it on the 250 but get that ugly monstrosity on the 650?
Here in the US the DRZ250 was not street legal. Even though the same taillight is street legal over the rest of the world it does not carry DOT certification numbers. Instead we get the big ugly thing that does have DOT numbers.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:06 PM   #80732
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The 'DRZ250 taillight' as you guys refer to it is OEM fitment on the DR650 outside of the US. I wonder why you guys get it on the 250 but get that ugly monstrosity on the 650?
I believe the HUGE tail light and turn signal thing is a left over Safety-crat thing from Japan. Ever been there? Ever seen the size of turn signals and tail lights on bikes? Comical. It's a remnant from the 70's. I'm not sure our DOT (dept. of trans.) would be that nit picky on tail light size. Maybe back then but not now.

In any case it's all changed up now and our DOT seem to be letting through tiny LED marker lights on various bikes. Suzuki don't change cause they've got thousands of crates of DR650 parts ... and I guess they intend to use every last one!
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:12 PM   #80733
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The 'DRZ250 taillight' as you guys refer to it is OEM fitment on the DR650 outside of the US. I wonder why you guys get it on the 250 but get that ugly monstrosity on the 650?
We don't even get the DR-Z250 as a street-legal moto here. We get a 5spd DR200SE for the small dualsport offering from Suzuki. You would think that the extra 50cc and the 6th gear would make more sense for the US market.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #80734
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I called Kientech last week about the DR250 light kit. They aren't selling them anymore. Suzuki raised the price a lot. That's probably why ProCycles has gone up dramatically.

I just ordered a Maier Enduro Taillight. $24 It's what I had on my last DR650 and it was fine. Doesn't fit the opening exactly but it's close. Never had an issue with the old one.

If you go this route, get the larger of the 2 sizes.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ail-Light.aspx
The Kientech site lists the DR-Z250 tail light for $60. (but no longer available?)

Pro Cycle lists it for : $90 (100% mark up?)

Best Suzuki price I found was from Suzuki parts Monster: $42 (OEM part)

If Pro Cycle can make a replacement one for under $50 ... that is a pretty good deal, IMHO. If it fits like OEM, does not leak and the plastic lens is as tough as the DRZ one ... then good deal all round.

Also, if you need just a replacement lens, Suzuki sells it for about $12.
I bought an extra DRZ250 tail light about three years ago for about $20,
IIRC. Amazing deals on Flea Market.

The Maier one for $24 is good if it doesn't leak.

Pro Cycle sell a very nice LED license light and Alu mount plate for your license plate.

But for $18 for the light and $30 for the simple plate ... I just made my own! (LED bulb just died again! ) I bought an LED lamp from Cycle Gear for $5 or so, and fabbed up the rest. The LED's take a beating off road and fail eventually. (I've been through 3 different ones)
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #80735
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The Kientech site lists the DR-Z250 tail light for $60. (but no longer available?)

Pro Cycle lists it for : $90 (100% mark up?)
HA! I wish!!!
Last month we were selling them for $59. We pay more now to buy them than we were selling them for just a couple weeks ago. Keintech discontinued them because of the price increase but has not bothered to remove it from their web site. I guess I could list them for $12 if I wasn't actually going to deliver any. You will probably see them listed for less than cost at some mass OEM part sellers until their cost data gets updated.

Believe me, I do not expect to sell very many of them at $89 each but because of the huge increase in cost from Suzuki we can't sell for less. A business like mine requires a 30% margin to break even. We make about 25% on the taillights but will continue to offer them because I believe it is important to continue to be a one stop shop.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #80736
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...and Alu mount plate for your license plate...
Stainless steel. I've seen too many aluminum plate holders crack from vibrations.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #80737
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If Pro Cycle can make a replacement one for under $50 ... that is a pretty good deal, IMHO. If it fits like OEM, does not leak and the plastic lens is as tough as the DRZ one ... then good deal all round.
Yep. It looks like we can do all that. It will also be lit by LED panel so no bulb and socket to corrode or vibrate to bits.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #80738
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Yep. It looks like we can do all that. It will also be lit by LED panel so no bulb and socket to corrode or vibrate to bits.
In my $dayjob I'm all too familiar with "creature feep", but since you're using an LED panel, would you consider adding a stutter flash when the brakes are first applied?
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #80739
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In my $dayjob I'm all too familiar with "creature feep", but since you're using an LED panel, would you consider adding a stutter flash when the brakes are first applied?
Not at this time. I'll be designing around an existing LED board that we know is readily available and robust enough to survive the dualsport environment. I suppose a stutter feature could be added on in the brake light power circuit later on.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #80740
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News item in Australia

New Zealand motorcyclists ride across DMZ in rare North-South Korea border crossing

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-3...h-sout/4923918

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #80741
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #80742
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New Zealand motorcyclists ride across DMZ in rare North-South Korea border crossing

on DR650s' of course
Enjoyed seeing that. Thx for posting.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #80743
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Not at this time. I'll be designing around an existing LED board that we know is readily available and robust enough to survive the dualsport environment. I suppose a stutter feature could be added on in the brake light power circuit later on.
Guess I'll wait for rev. 2.0 then. I don't mind the stock size, and do appreciate it's extra visibility vs. some of the miniature offerings out there. If the new offering was both smaller/sleeker AND more noticeable in traffic it would be a slam dunk for me.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #80744
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:22 AM   #80745
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Makes a lot of sense. I have guards on my KTM (and all past radiator equipped bikes) in that same spot protecting the rads. Always worried a bit about the oil cooler on my DR.
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