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Old 03-31-2013, 05:51 PM   #18046
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Which bag is that over the headlight?
Moose racing tool bag.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:55 PM   #18047
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So are any of you guys with a Clarke tank running a tank bag, if so what bag? Pictures appreciated.
I forgot to ask earlier....what is your opinion of the bags you are running.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #18048
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Are you mad at her already? She's got her nose in corner like she's being punished. lol
She's being punished for having too fat of a fanny and draining my wallet.

Will be fixing that soon:
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #18049
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I'm looking for a set of hubs for my DRZ so that I can lace up a set of supermoto wheels. I would buy a front, a rear or both if you have them available. Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #18050
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i don't know a lot about suspension, what's the big advantage of the showa usd forks over the regular forks of the s-model, especially since they have reduced travel on the sm?

S (as of K3)
front 288 mm
back 295 mm


SM
front 260 mm
back 276 mm

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #18051
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i don't know a lot about suspension, what's the big advantage of the showa usd forks over the regular forks of the s-model, especially since they have reduced travel on the sm?

S (as of K3)
front 288 mm
back 295 mm

SM
front 260 mm
back 276 mm

thanks!
It's been debated for years as to which style is better. Manufacturers have gone from one to the other but everyone now uses USD forks. This quote I pulled directly from the Suzuki website. "They key difference from the DR-Z400SM and the DR-Z400S is the inverted forks. Inverted front forks contribute to less unsprung weight and improved overall handling." Other reasons are less flex, and no fork tube hanging below the axle. I know some of you will want to argue about the pros and cons. I raced off road for over 30 years and the USD fork is my preference.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #18052
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thanks. i was interested specifically in the amount of travel and it's implications with the different set-up, reason being there's a sm for sale here with 21/18 excel rims and talon hubs and i'm wondering which way to go.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #18053
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Anyone happen to know if all year 400E wiring harnesses are the same? I'm thinking they are but want to make sure the plugs etc stayed the same all years. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #18054
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i would bet they are the same

i know on the drz250s they are
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #18055
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Installed the kouba lowering links on my DRZ400S this past weekend, i used the DRZ1, which is supposed to reduce the height by 3/4 of an inch, they are maybe 1/8 of an inch longer then the stockers, and IMHO, i did not notice it being lower, seems just about the same to me, shoulda probably gone with the 1.25 lowering links, oh well.

install was super easy, took maybe 30 minutes tops, gave me a good chance to grease everything there too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #18056
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Installed the kouba lowering links on my DRZ400S this past weekend, i used the DRZ1, which is supposed to reduce the height by 3/4 of an inch, they are maybe 1/8 of an inch longer then the stockers, and IMHO, i did not notice it being lower, seems just about the same to me, shoulda probably gone with the 1.25 lowering links, oh well.

install was super easy, took maybe 30 minutes tops, gave me a good chance to grease everything there too.
I advice not to do that, I lowered it long time ago and did 1 ride that was horrible. I was bottoming on every ditch I hit my skid plate sustained major damage/scratches, I replaced it back to 1 inch (where it was) as soon as I got back to my garage. If u r a rider who like to carry stuff, going camping or doing rough terrains once in the while stick to original lower links.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #18057
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I advice not to do that, I lowered it long time ago and did 1 ride that was horrible. I was bottoming on every ditch I hit my skid plate sustained major damage/scratches, I replaced it back to 1 inch (where it was) as soon as I got back to my garage. If u r a rider who like to carry stuff, going camping or doing rough terrains once in the while stick to original lower links.
yeah, im just gonna stay with these or go back to the stocker, i honestly do not feel the bike being lower at all, i played with the rear spring adjustment a bit too, feels really good now, im still tippy toeing at stop lights, but by now im used to it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #18058
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I'm 6'2" and I'm on my toes. (cranked the preload until I can get stiffer springs) I only put 1 foot down. I don't see the need to flat foot a bike that balences so well.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #18059
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I'm 5'10" with a short inseam for my height (about 29'5").

At lights I normally just shift to one side so I can put one foot down pretty firm, but like stated above, it balances pretty well even like that.

The part where I feel the height the most on the DRZ is on tight/slow single track, where you wish you'd have shown up on an XT225 or trials bike. OR, on big inclines/declines offroad where stopping/slowing is difficult. But that makes up for about 2% of my riding, so I can deal with that.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #18060
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Anyone happen to know if all year 400E wiring harnesses are the same? I'm thinking they are but want to make sure the plugs etc stayed the same all years. Thanks!
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i would bet they are the same

i know on the drz250s they are

I'm guessing they are too but figured someone here would know for sure.
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