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Old 03-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #17851
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Anyone use prestone coolant in their bikes? I was looking into it, and the prestone 50/50 and concentrate blends are silcate free, just wondering if anyone had experience using these. Thanks
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #17852
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2004 DRZ400S headlight needed

Does anyone have a spare headlight assembly lying around? Need it for my DV trip next week I took a nice little crash and broke the headlight lens

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #17853
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What are you after... protective gear or a motorcycle fashion clothing?

When it comes to motorcycle clothing some riders would be no worse off wearing street clothes.

A decent pair of Kevlar jeans are $300+ and upper body can be done for around $200. Even if great value is not placed on one's hide that is still a lot cheaper than a trip to the emergency room to have gravel picked out of wounds.

Add upper body armour (spine, chest, elbows and shoulders), hip and knee armour plus a decent pair of gloves.

I recently took a face first slide down the road at 100kph/65mph after doing my best superman over the top of a car in Draggin' C-Evos, K-Shirt ( I wear a high vis shirt over the top similar to popular shirts - it wasn't worth shit) and armour. Other than aggravating a two year old injury (which required surgery then) and an overnight hospital stay for a suspected concussion I came out of it a little banged up, but without a scratch.

The protective gear did its job and was about as inexpensive as it could get.
Yep, I am looking to do body armour, I found a EVS Sports Ballistic Jersey for $70 and am thinking that I am going to pick it up but I need something for my lower body. I also need to get boots. I am trying to keep it all under $300 and am not opposed to second hand.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #17854
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I have a six six one pressure suit.... I'm assuming that is the same as a ballistic jersey. If so they are kind of a pain. Its very hit cause of the kidney belt. I also ride wearing a EVS neck brace and the suit doesn't play too nice with that.

My choice of riding gear (that I have looped a few wheelies while wearing) is dirt cheap first gear mesh jacket, a EVS neck brace ( no crashes on the street with this but a decent one in the sand and walked away) , regular jeans and some boots... I like the Thor boots I have... Thor 2's or something like that.

That riding gear gets the job for pretty cheap. I think the neck brace was $200, the jacket $50, boots $250 and what ever jeans cost.

So far the worst injury I have gotten in a quarter size rub mark on my elbow from where one of my mesh jackets wire through when I fell at 60 mph. I was able to pick the bike up and keep on riding tho.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:08 AM   #17855
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Sorry for an off topic question, but I thought I would ask the guys who know...

I have an 07' DR 650 and would like to trade it for a DRZ400, for a smaller more off-road package, my question is....about suspension.

Should I be looking for a DRZ400s or a DRZ400 sm?

It would be ideal to find a DRZ400sm with dirt tires on extra wheels, right?

Coming from a DR, I'm looking for a better ride off road with suspension in mind, does this sound right?

Thanks for the information, you might be the difference in my next ride!
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:26 AM   #17856
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I have an S with a set of SM wheels. I wouldn't want it the other way because the SM model has a shorter suspension travel. The S model suspension is more than adequate as it's fully adjustable and can be revalved and resprung for your riding style. Relatively cheaply, I might add.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #17857
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I have an S with a set of SM wheels. I wouldn't want it the other way because the SM model has a shorter suspension travel. The S model suspension is more than adequate as it's fully adjustable and can be revalved and resprung for your riding style. Relatively cheaply, I might add.
Makes sense, kind of what I thought....I'll start looking for an S....let the searching begin!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #17858
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Does anyone have a spare headlight assembly lying around? Need it for my DV trip next week I took a nice little crash and broke the headlight lens

I have one listed on flea market and currently eBay as well. Has the 3m protective tape and HID. I ship everything 2 day air.

I have spare support arms as well
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:35 AM   #17859
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Makes sense, kind of what I thought....I'll start looking for an S....let the searching begin!
despite the USD forks on the Sm, the S (newer models) have more travel and better off road suspension. Yes the USD forks look more modern but they dont have the travel.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #17860
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Would love to find an SM setup for my S. Dirt wheels when in West Virginia, swap for the SM wheels when I'm home in Virginia Beach. That would be the ultimate setup...
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #17861
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I'd also love to have sm wheels for my s. ( I do have a second set of off road wheels that im thinking of putting road tires on).
I've been wondering if it would be recommended to keep a set of brake pads for each set of wheels? I'd think using one set of pads would wreck the rotors much quicker along with the pads.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #17862
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i have been thinking about a 19" front and 18" rear with kenda k761 tyres as a street set up
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #17863
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the 19 18 combo works well on my airhead
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #17864
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its an 84 airhead , its a narrow little wheel.

i wonder how many Japanese parts it will take to make it a good bike?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #17865
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Have any of you run a 130 on the back. I was thinking of trying a tractionator next time. It looks like the big bikes ( think 990 ) are getting around 2500 out of them so I'm thinking a Z will go at least 3500 miles. Looks like a pretty grippy fun tire.

This one is only in a 130



This one is available in a 120
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