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Old 03-30-2009, 10:39 PM   #2641
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...The manual sez;
Front - 80/100 - 21
Rear - 110/100 - 18

...What's the thought / opinion - on the 120/90 - 18 rear? Is that kosh, or should I really look at trying to get a 110/100 - 18?

My thought is - is that in the non-plated world, tire sizes aren't an issue, but in getting DOT approved knobs - specially for smaller bikes - you most likely need to "substitute". ...
You answered your own question, tire sizes aren't an issue, just get something that is close.

The D606 only comes in one front size, and 2 18 in. rears 120/90 or 130/90. That makes the decisions much easier, because there aren't many. I put both size rears on mine, and am now sticking with the 120/90. Most say "bigger is better" but I found the bike feels more balanced with the 120/90 tire; with the larger rear, the bike would not turn as sharply, it understeered more. YMMV.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:26 AM   #2642
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What's the thought / opinion - on the 120/90 - 18 rear? Is that kosh, or should I really look at trying to get a 110/100 - 18?

My thought is - is that in the non-plated world, tire sizes aren't an issue, but in getting DOT approved knobs - specially for smaller bikes - you most likely need to "substitute".

What say ye ?????

G.
I just put on Michelin AC10 DOT leagal knobbies - they look like MX tires WAY WAY more agressive than D606, and in 120 90. I had a 110 100 AC10 on previously. BEst thing ive done for a while, hooks up briliantly and after the last one they are great on the pavement.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:11 AM   #2643
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Does anybody have measured lenght of left side bushing on front wheel?
I need that to fabricate bushing for my DR 650 SE with DRZ E/S forks.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:50 AM   #2644
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Do you think that the DRZ stator would have any problems running a zumo?
I run a heated vest and gloves fine, no battery problems. I'm sure they draw quite a bit more power than a GPS
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:54 AM   #2645
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Do you think that the DRZ stator would have any problems running a zumo?
The Zumo draws so little amperage it won't be a problem.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:52 AM   #2646
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I just put on Michelin AC10 DOT leagal knobbies - they look like MX tires WAY WAY more agressive than D606, and in 120 90. I had a 110 100 AC10 on previously. BEst thing ive done for a while, hooks up briliantly and after the last one they are great on the pavement.
Thought about trying a set of those next. What kind of mileage did you get out of the rear?
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:19 PM   #2647
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Where do most of you buy your DRZ 400 stuff besides the TT store?

And also what are some good sites to get tail lights, signals, HID's, and other DRZ accessories?
I have looked on various websites but almost none have any 400 stuff


Thanks for your time.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:40 PM   #2648
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Never ordered from them but Wheeling Cycle Supply has a DRZ specific section...
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:43 PM   #2649
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These guys have a lot of stuff
http://www.dualsportarmory.com/index.php
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:09 PM   #2650
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DRZ 400 streetability/Long distance riding

Thanks everyone for your advice. It sounds like the 400 is not quite the right bike for me but that I can make it work.
I've decided to let the deal make the decision. I've short listed the bikes I want, first one for the best deal thats the one!

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Old 03-31-2009, 02:18 PM   #2651
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I just put on Michelin AC10 DOT leagal knobbies - they look like MX tires WAY WAY more agressive than D606, and in 120 90. I had a 110 100 AC10 on previously. BEst thing ive done for a while, hooks up briliantly and after the last one they are great on the pavement.
To everyone - thanks for the info!

If it weren't for the fact that I need my DS knobs by this Sat. I would try the AC10 - but as I said, I can get a set of 606s right now, for a total of 125 bucks, and they're in stock.

So after work I'm off to collect them - 90/90 - 21 front and a 120/90 - 18 rear .....

I will at some point check out the AC10s though ......

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:57 PM   #2652
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Hello all, I been waiting a long time to post in this thread

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Old 03-31-2009, 09:17 PM   #2653
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sweet graphics, i concidered them at one point too.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:36 PM   #2654
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Nice-looking bike. I bought similar graphics for my DRZ but have been reluctant to put them on because of the horror stories of what happens with these graphics and aftermarket tanks like the Clarke. Supposedly the slits help, but they still peel very rapidly.

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Old 03-31-2009, 09:50 PM   #2655
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Needs a couple more "suzuki" decals....
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