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Old 01-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #7561
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #7562
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Talking Ride west of Phoenix, AZ USA today

Took the DRZ out for a spin today. Rode from my house to the South end of the White Tank mountains on slab. Hit some rocky jeep road, then a few miles of nice singletrack. After that, I crossed Sun Valley Parkway, and ended up down in the Hassayampa Wash (50MPH sand wash you could likely drive a mini-van down). I rode the wash north quite a ways, then jumped out of it still well south of HWY60. I road a bunch more 4-wheel-drive trails and ended up on Vulture Mine Road and took that on into Wickenburg to fuel up. My plan was to continue North, but had run out of time, so just rode slab back home. 136 miles all together according to the Trailtech computer. There was a bunch of decent looking trail around the wash and up towards Wickenburg to explore next time. It was a bit brisk on the pavement (only about 45 degrees today...brrrr). I really had to bundle up.

Anyone have good luck trueing/balancing the rear wheel? Mine seemd pretty true when spinnning it on the axle, but jumps around pretty good at anything over about 50mph on the slap. It might just be the Kenda K760's. They're pretty darn knobby to be running 70MPH down the highway.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #7563
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I had some problems w/ the front end, the rim lock adds a lot of weight, balanced it and all is well. Balanced w/ a Mark Parnes balancer.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #7564
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DRZ 400 kick start only. No turn signals, horn, brake light. Sold for offroad only, but have been plated

DRZ 400 E has electric start, and battery in system. People do conversion kits to have kick start as well. No turn signals, horn, brake light. Sold for offroad only, but have been plated

DRZ 400 S is the street legal version of the E, plated from factory. Dual sport.

DRZ 400 SM is super motard version.

A lot of people add the K when refering to the DR-Z400 to avoid confusion, but the K is actually used in the year designation. For instance, my 2006 S model is technically a DR-Z400SK6. A 2007 SM is a DR-Z400SMK7. Is this making sense? To confuse things a little, a 2000 kick start model is technically a DR-Z400K, but only the 2000 model year kicker. tanks for clarification ptgarcia

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:49 AM   #7565
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DRZ 400 S Console with Trail Tech Vapor, Garmin Zumo, and Loobman Oiler



Suzuki DRZ 400 set up for Adventure Touring


I added the labeled view from the top. More info on my rr here or my blog's about the drz page. You can also see how I forgot to change the wheel size on my Vapor. Oops Anyone know the size of a 21" front with a TKC on it?

I've been waiting in Thailand for over 2 months for my bike.. supposedly she's showing up on Thursday! I'm finally going to be back to riding the bike instead of just playing with pictures.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:58 AM   #7566
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Nice summary list and there is sooo much more.

There are multiple vendors for every item listed. TT is a great resource and most products have been heavily tested so you get a feel for the pro's and cons.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:05 AM   #7567
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Anyone have good luck trueing/balancing the rear wheel? Mine seemd pretty true when spinnning it on the axle, but jumps around pretty good at anything over about 50mph on the slap. It might just be the Kenda K760's. They're pretty darn knobby to be running 70MPH down the highway.

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What I do is counter weight the rim locks, I use 2 1/2 oz of stick on weights across from the front rim lock and 4 oz of weights for the rear. You split the weights in half and put half on each side of the rim.

You can also get the weights that you crimp onto the spokes, that works well I know. That should stop the hop for you!
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:55 PM   #7568
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I had some problems w/ the front end, the rim lock adds a lot of weight, balanced it and all is well. Balanced w/ a Mark Parnes balancer.
I also used tire beads with good luck for fine tuning the balance.

They say they work to 60-70 mph as i remember...but i never get up that fast w/DR-Z.

Of course slime doesnt go well with them.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #7569
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I also used tire beads with good luck for fine tuning the balance.

They say they work to 60-70 mph as i remember...but i never get up that fast w/DR-Z.

Of course slime doesnt go well with them.
Have you converted to tubeless tires/wheels? How do the beads work with tubed tires?
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #7570
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Have you converted to tubeless tires/wheels? How do the beads work with tubed tires?
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #7571
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Which subframe does the SM have, actually?
The "e" one, or the strong "S" one?
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #7572
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Which subframe does the SM have, actually?
The "e" one, or the strong "S" one?
The S and SM have the same one...The E and the kicker have the Shorty one.

Its not a matter of strength..its that one stops a foot or so before the other one does. Before that, they are basically the same.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #7573
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The S and SM have the same one...The E and the kicker have the Shorty one.

Its not a matter of strength..its that one stops a foot or so before the other one does. Before that, they are basically the same.
Good to know...
Thanks for the fast reply
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:00 PM   #7574
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The S and SM have the same one...The E and the kicker have the Shorty one.

Its not a matter of strength..its that one stops a foot or so before the other one does. Before that, they are basically the same.
There is actually 3 subframes - S & SM have the same, the E does not have the fender support and street stuff mounts, and the Kicker is like the E without the battery mount. I made the mistake of buying a cheap K subframe to find this out.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #7575
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There is actually 3 subframes - S & SM have the same, the E does not have the fender support and street stuff mounts, and the Kicker is like the E without the battery mount. I made the mistake of buying a cheap K subframe to find this out.
yeah, I know about the battery box mount. Its only two lugs added on. That is why I italicized "basically" in my post, but when quoted, it all gets italicized.
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