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Old 03-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #17821
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That same CW bbk is available at other places for $395 shipped, brand new,

but yes, there should be interest for sure.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #17822
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cool, thanks!

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That same CW bbk is available at other places for $395 shipped, brand new,

but yes, there should be interest for sure.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:50 AM   #17823
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Chain link RK 520 kzo ?

Hi,
I have a 2011 DRZ 400 "E"
The oe chain is RK 520 kzo.
I wish to buy a chain link spring type.
All Suzuki have come up with is a standard rivet type at a rather inflated price !
I,m sure this has come up before.
I know others have had problems finding something that fits.
Is there a current RK chain link that will fit ?
I want to take one as a spare when trail riding in France.
Any ideas boys and girls ?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #17824
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Hi,
I have a 2011 DRZ 400 "E"
The oe chain is RK 520 kzo.
I wish to buy a chain link spring type.
All Suzuki have come up with is a standard rivet type at a rather inflated price !
I,m sure this has come up before.
I know others have had problems finding something that fits.
Is there a current RK chain link that will fit ?
I want to take one as a spare when trail riding in France.
Any ideas boys and girls ?
Cheers
PS In the UK

Just did a quick search and found this link for you :
http://hot-deal.co.uk/DRZ+400S+chain

Not sure if its Suffolk area but give them a shout
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #17825
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Anybody running 14/49 sprockets. I need new chain and sprockets, and almost all is dirt riding. Any comments on how that works? is it too low to "connect the dots" between trails?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #17826
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Anyone use an Airhawk on the DRZ and care to offer any input?

I've got a Corbin seat on mine but I've got all sorts of tailbone problems, and I'm thinking an Airhawk would help greatly.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 AM   #17827
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Anyone use an Airhawk on the DRZ and care to offer any input?

I've got a Corbin seat on mine but I've got all sorts of tailbone problems, and I'm thinking an Airhawk would help greatly.

2 things, 1 stand up more 2 in my other life (with my BMW crowd) Corbin either suit you or not as they can be a bit hard to get used even when custom done for your butt apparently. I just don't like the look of them anyway but that's just MHO

Currently I am pretty OK with the stock seat for a day or more so, I think you have one, have you put it on and tried it yet ?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #17828
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Anyone use an Airhawk on the DRZ and care to offer any input?
I've been using an Airhawk (small cruiser size) for about 8 years. During that time I have used it on a KLR, DRZ, Wee Strom, and most recently on my Husky TE610. I really like the comfort that the Airhawk provides. It allows me to ride all day without excessive fatigue.

The 3 downsides to the Airhawk are:
1. It's made of rubber and will eventually get a hole and leak. You get a patch kit with the purchase of a new Airhawk and most of the time the patches work fine. But, eventually, the rubber just wears out and you will have to buy a new one. My experience is that the pad lasts 2-3 years before I have to replace it.

2. You are sitting on a cushion of air, which is not as stable as sitting on a normal seat. You can feel your butt shifting slightly when cornering, especially when riding in the dirt. I quickly got used to it and was completely fine with it. On the other hand, over the years I've let others ride my Airhawk equiped motorcycle and have had some not like the minor instability of the Airhawk.

3. In the rain the cloth cover will get soaking wet and take a long time to dry. After a rain you can usually easily wipe the moisture off a wet stock seat and then ride without getting your pants bottom soaking wet. With the Airhawk, if the cloth cover gets wet you can't wipe the water off of it and your butt is going to get wet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #17829
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2 things, 1 stand up more 2 in my other life (with my BMW crowd) Corbin either suit you or not as they can be a bit hard to get used even when custom done for your butt apparently. I just don't like the look of them anyway but that's just MHO

Currently I am pretty OK with the stock seat for a day or more so, I think you have one, have you put it on and tried it yet ?
I've not tried the stock seat yet, I've got a stupid short inseam for my height (I'm 5'10" with about a 29.5" inseam) so the stock seat height is rought. Nice thing about the Corbin is that it's a bit lower.

I do try to stand often to alleviate the pressure. I actually learned how to ride using a trials bike, so I have an affinity for standing.



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I've been using an Airhawk (small cruiser size) for about 8 years. During that time I have used it on a KLR, DRZ, Wee Strom, and most recently on my Husky TE610. I really like the comfort that the Airhawk provides. It allows me to ride all day without excessive fatigue.

The 3 downsides to the Airhawk are:
1. It's made of rubber and will eventually get a hole and leak. You get a patch kit with the purchase of a new Airhawk and most of the time the patches work fine. But, eventually, the rubber just wears out and you will have to buy a new one. My experience is that the pad lasts 2-3 years before I have to replace it.

2. You are sitting on a cushion of air, which is not as stable as sitting on a normal seat. You can feel your butt shifting slightly when cornering, especially when riding in the dirt. I quickly got used to it and was completely fine with it. On the other hand, over the years I've let others ride my Airhawk equiped motorcycle and have had some not like the minor instability of the Airhawk.

3. In the rain the cloth cover will get soaking wet and take a long time to dry. After a rain you can usually easily wipe the moisture off a wet stock seat and then ride without getting your pants bottom soaking wet. With the Airhawk, if the cloth cover gets wet you can't wipe the water off of it and your butt is going to get wet.
Thanks for the insight, all good to know!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #17830
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I know others have had problems finding something that fits.
Is there a current RK chain link that will fit ?
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...hain+&_sacat=0
U can also contact the seller for more details of what ur looking for.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #17831
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Anybody running 14/49 sprockets. I need new chain and sprockets, and almost all is dirt riding. Any comments on how that works? is it too low to "connect the dots" between trails?
I run 14/47 off road, very nice for trail riding, I top out around...80, but thats maxing revs, I can redline 85/90, if I was.being chased. Most dirt bike run 14/50. You will like it for trails, but I wouldnt push that gearing on the drz past 60/65 if you have to hit the freeway. Ill usually do 60/65 and chill in the slow lane. But 14/47 rips off road and on trails.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #17832
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Does anyone have a broken/not working 400s/400sm speedo they would be willing to donate?
Basically what I'm wanting to do is wire in a remote multi switch so you can toggle through the settings and adjust the trip meters up or down in 1/10's without reaching up to the unit. Kind of like ICO's and the KTM tripmaster switches.
These are really useful for Enduro's, Rally's and Dual Sport events.

I want one to experiement with without taking the chance on ruining a good unit.

Once I get it figured out I will post up an install on how to convert them.

PM me if you have something.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #17833
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The 2005 DRZ I bought has aftermarket sprockets for really low gearing. My bike is screaming at 65. I have the stock sprockets but I'm not sure what is involved in swapping them out. Does not seem like it should be too difficult but does anybody have any pointers before I go screw something up?

A step by step would be awesome.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #17834
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Anybody running 14/49 sprockets. I need new chain and sprockets, and almost all is dirt riding. Any comments on how that works? is it too low to "connect the dots" between trails?
I just ran this combo on a recent trip in Baja. Obviously very low gearing so a comfortable top speed for the bike is 50 mph or so, unless you don't mind reving the piss out of the bike. The plus side was hill pulling grunt and the way the bike could always dig its way out of sand (trackmaster rear tire). Overall I was happy with the gearing for off road. I am switching back to my street wheel which is geared with a 44 tooth rear and 15tooth cs. This is the street combo I use for commuting.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #17835
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New video up showing removal of rear shock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDD611eK3SE

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