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Old 03-28-2008, 08:09 AM   #766
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$299? That's about 50 less than Corbin. I'm going to try the DIY method I think: get some better foam from the local upholstery and maybe some better vinyl too then start tearin and trimmin.
I just got my SDG tall seat for the DRZ. I got lucky as these things seem to be out of stock all the time. Anyways it was about $100 and its a little wider then stock and taller. The foam is a bit stiffer so far and the seat surface is a lot grippier....it will no doubt be a much better trail seat.....the bike is not set up for touring so I cant comment on how it would be for extended long distance rides.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:18 AM   #767
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Sargent will makeyou a seat. Fast turn-around. good work. good prices.

BTW, I've just set up my for SHORT TRACK
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #768
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I just got my SDG tall seat for the DRZ. I got lucky as these things seem to be out of stock all the time. Anyways it was about $100 and its a little wider then stock and taller. The foam is a bit stiffer so far and the seat surface is a lot grippier....it will no doubt be a much better trail seat.....the bike is not set up for touring so I cant comment on how it would be for extended long distance rides.
I just got the same seat... so far, i love it... and it was cheap.

Now i have my stock pan to play with... I'm thinking a wider rear (the seat; not mine) with some firm foam just on the back section. That will be my meg-mile seat, if I ever get that urge.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #769
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Just a quick uestion on fork oil on a DRz400S, is a one liter bottle enough to do both fork legs?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:30 PM   #770
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Front fork oil capacity is 709ml. I am 99% sure that is per fork. I haven't done mine yet on the DRZ but I needed 2L for my KLX.


Also, I have a Corbin on my DRZ and my R6. I think they are great. For the R6 it is comfortable. For the DRZ I don't sit on the seat much because I mainly use it for trail riding but the height is perfect for my 5'7" frame.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:22 AM   #771
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Thanks Goose, I don't use 5wt in anything else and didn't want excess. Will spring for two liters.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:36 AM   #772
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Thanks Goose, I don't use 5wt in anything else and didn't want excess. Will spring for two liters.
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If you want a little more dampening in the front end you may want to try 7W instead. It helped a lot with the bottoming and excess dive I was experiencing.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #773
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On most bikes I have gone up a step in fork oil weight, this one has the best suspension of any of my bikes without any modifications. Plus I'm only 155 and this bike never carries any luggage so don't need additional damping.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #774
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If you want a little more dampening in the front end you may want to try 7W instead. It helped a lot with the bottoming and excess dive I was experiencing.
I put 10w in when I changed my fork oil last time as I already had one qt on the shelf. Made the front stiffer, maybe a little too stiff. Still playing with the clickers so it will be a little softer on the rocks.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #775
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Just picked up my new to me 2006 DRZ400S! I'm stoked to take it out and rage.

I have a question about an upgrade for those that may have done it. I've seen the DRC taillight and turn signal mod that looks pretty sweet. Anyone know which one to get and what additional parts to get. I see talk of the Edge vs. Edge II, but which one do I want?

More DRZ posts to come by a new owner.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #776
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:25 PM   #777
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fuel tank

I want to put a larger fuel tank on my 06 DRZ and from what I have read here in the thread, a Clark is the one I may want to try. Do they install easy? I have read that on some of the other brands you may need to move the fan? Do you have to do this with the Clark also?
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:45 PM   #778
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I want to put a larger fuel tank on my 06 DRZ and from what I have read here in the thread, a Clark is the one I may want to try. Do they install easy? I have read that on some of the other brands you may need to move the fan? Do you have to do this with the Clark also?
Mine has the IMS 4gal and it fits fine. If I were to do it again though, I'd go for the Acerbis 4.25 gal. It rides a little higher but has dual petcocks and uses the factory radiator shrouds. I can only get 3.5 gal out of my IMS before I hit reserve and I never get all of it as some sits lower than the petcock.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:49 PM   #779
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I want to put a larger fuel tank on my 06 DRZ and from what I have read here in the thread, a Clark is the one I may want to try. Do they install easy? I have read that on some of the other brands you may need to move the fan? Do you have to do this with the Clark also?
Nope, the fan stays in place. Install is fairly easy, just don't forget the through the frame cross brace. The only issue I had with the Clarke is that it is very close to the kickstarter, causing rubbing if left alone.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:20 AM   #780
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Nope, the fan stays in place. Install is fairly easy, just don't forget the through the frame cross brace. The only issue I had with the Clarke is that it is very close to the kickstarter, causing rubbing if left alone.
I have an S model without a kickstart, but thanks for the info. I was concerned about having to relocate the fan.
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