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Old 04-03-2008, 08:05 PM   #796
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Any of youse have both a top rack (maybe the Suzuki or the Pro Moto) AND Dirt Bagz (with their support rods) installed?

If so, did the supports for the Dirt Bagz and the top rack mounts conflict?

And also if so, is there a photo of your set-up on one of the Z threads?

Muchas gracias.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:19 PM   #797
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Thanks. 15/41 looks good to me. My 15/44 gets my fat butt up to 87mph. I just want better rpm at 75mph.
I'm using 15/47 as I was offroading a lot more than pavement. Now that it's getting used for commuting, I'm too broke to buy a smaller rear so I'll leave it be. I can still do 65 pretty easy on the hiway but it's revving more than I'd like.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:36 AM   #798
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If you get the Suzuki six-pack rack, you should be able to fit a Givi topcase adapter plate.

Not the cheapest way to go, but it should work.
I like the side mount tools but I'm thinking I want to go with a tube and a bit more volume for the tools

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Old 04-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #799
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If you get the Suzuki six-pack rack, you should be able to fit a Givi topcase adapter plate.

Not the cheapest way to go, but it should work.
I am looking at the Givi (http://www.helmetheadcyclegear.com/c...ex.cgi?pid=546). I hate wearing a backpack to work every day. I might even order the 30L one today.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:30 PM   #800
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I am looking at the Givi (http://www.helmetheadcyclegear.com/c...ex.cgi?pid=546). I hate wearing a backpack to work every day. I might even order the 30L one today.
I'll be installing a Monolock E30 on my SM this weekend. I test sat the case on the rack last night and I think it's going to be perfect.

I'll post results and hopefully pics.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #801
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I'll be installing a Monolock E30 on my SM this weekend. I test sat the case on the rack last night and I think it's going to be perfect.

I'll post results and hopefully pics.
Sweet. Review n a pic would be awesome. I'll wait on ordering until hear back. I think I would be very happy with one, but a real review from a real person means alot. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #802
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sprockets

ok, so I wanna swap to a 41 tooth rear sprocket... Where is the best place to get one (price/quality)? I am not a fan of the dealership.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:29 PM   #803
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Installing a Givi Monolock topcase on a DRZ400SM

I lied earlier. I installed a 33-liter, not a 30-liter Givi topcase. It's a little shorter.

Anyway, it was a very easy install. The Givi mounting plate is universal, and comes with four "clips" for mounting to tubular racks. The clips are asymmetric, with each side supposedly for different sized tubes. Whatever, just use what works. An allen-head bolt goes through the plate, through the clip, and then into a locking nut.

I ended up only using three of the clips.


Note that I had to take the "tool box" off the rack to get the front(top) left clip installed.

There is very little clearance between the bolt and the fender. I'm not sure how well cutting the bolt shorter would work, because it was rather fiddly getting the nut on there as it was.


That stuff on the bolt is "Electric Pink" nail polish. My niece has poor taste colours. I prefer nail polish to Loc-Tite and the like because it's thicker, you apply it with a brush, and it's tacky right from the start. Works well for sticking washers to nuts for easier installation, too.

After installing the plate to the rack, you install a plastic cover over the diamond holes in the plate, and you're done! Just pop the topcase on and go.

Note that the way I installed the plate, you can see two of the clips sticking out. It might be worthwhile to paint them.


And, yes, I did make the ritual sacrifice of human blood to the motorcycle gods.


On the whole, the 33-liter seems the perfect size for the SM.


Can't say much about living with it, since I just installed it tonight.

One thing I did notice: apparently the Monolock cases do not have the rubber gasket between lid and case that the Monokey cases do. At this point I'm not too confident that the case is water proof. A little weather stripping should solve that problem, though.

At less than $100 for the case and the universal mounting plate, I think the little Givi Monolock topcases are a bargain.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:41 PM   #804
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Sweet!

Looks great. Thanks for the pics too! I will order one tonight. It definately looks better than the milk crate I was tempted to bungee on. JK JK.
I like the look. Not too Vespa looking.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:26 PM   #805
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ok, so I wanna swap to a 41 tooth rear sprocket... Where is the best place to get one (price/quality)? I am not a fan of the dealership.
I use http://www.rockymountainatv.com/home.do
You will need a 110 link chain for 15/41. Stock S uses 112 links. I run 16/44 with my 17" wheels & it really makes it feel like a streetbike.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #806
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I use http://www.rockymountainatv.com/home.do
You will need a 110 link chain for 15/41. Stock S uses 112 links. I run 16/44 with my 17" wheels & it really makes it feel like a streetbike.
ok... so I need to drop 2 links? or get a new chain? I am new to mod'ing bikes. I left my last 2 bone stock.
I'll have to call them. Their site shows no less than 47 teeth on rear sprockets.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:19 PM   #807
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ok... so I need to drop 2 links? or get a new chain? I am new to mod'ing bikes. I left my last 2 bone stock.
I'll have to call them. Their site shows no less than 47 teeth on rear sprockets.
If your current chain is in good shape keep it and shorten it unless you need or want a new chain.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:36 PM   #808
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ok... so I need to drop 2 links? or get a new chain? I am new to mod'ing bikes. I left my last 2 bone stock.
I'll have to call them. Their site shows no less than 47 teeth on rear sprockets.
If you find a shop with a parts unlimited catalog, you will find a wide range o sprockets available for the Dizzr. the range from 11 to 16 teeth on the fron sprockt and 41 up to 48 i beleive on the rear one. happy hunting
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #809
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thanks 4 helpin a noob!

Thanks ya'll. I know of a local shop that comes highly reccomended. He'll be doing the work. I just need to know the answers to his questions before I get there. Ya'll have been a great help.
Hope ya don't mind if I keep askin noob questions once in a while.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:30 PM   #810
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Question DRZ/KLX

Ok I think I am going to be getting myself a DRZe model....but to be quite honest I like the Kawasaki green better. I am pretty sure I know the answer, but just for my own edification....

KLX 400 is the same as a DRZ S model and not an E....is that correct?

Does the KLXs have a FCR or Mikuni carb.....Think Mikuni since the DRZ changed to Mikuni in 04 (I think that is correct)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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