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Old 04-10-2008, 10:34 PM   #826
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FYI, a friend gave me a Michelin Baja 140/80 nobby and but I ended up not using it because it looked like the side lugs would hit my chain. Because of this, I'm going to say 130 is my max for the rear but I'll probably stay with 120's are they are more common.
Last 4 rears Ive run are 140/80/18.
Baja, Karoo, and 2 teraflex. All fit fine.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #827
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:43 PM   #828
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Looking for a 2nd set of wheels for the DRZ400.Any other Suzuki wheels (RM125/250 '92-95 18' REAR) cross mount to the DRZ? I keep losing out on the eBay items 4X cuz the $$$,avg for the rear over$400!! A new Warp9 rear for the DRZ is about $400 with new rotor/sprocket etc,etc.Any suggestions.Would like street orientated tires and of course save the knobs for fun days :)....David
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #829
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If a set of wheels is $800, you might be better off buying one of these and changing tires yourself.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #830
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DRZe to DRZsm or DRZsm to DRZe?

Ok well I am going to get a DRZ/KLX 400, and I know I am looking for the E/R model in particular. However I was reading a thread here or Adv Rider I don't which, but a guy has a SM and has a set of off road wheels as well.
So I was thinking the SM has inverted forks already maybe that is the way to go.

Which ever way I go I want to be able to swap from on road to off road relatively easy. So what is the mass opinion.....does it make more sense to buy a DRZsm and convert it to dirt, or buy a DRZe and convert to sm?

Off road I am not an expert. I am at the low end of intermediate. I ride here in northern AZ mostly fireroads and trails, but nothing too technical. The past couple of bikes I have owned had inverted forks (Husaberg and KTM).

So what do you think?
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:52 PM   #831
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Ok well I am going to get a DRZ/KLX 400, and I know I am looking for the E/R model in particular. However I was reading a thread here or Adv Rider I don't which, but a guy has a SM and has a set of off road wheels as well.
So I was thinking the SM has inverted forks already maybe that is the way to go.

Which ever way I go I want to be able to swap from on road to off road relatively easy. So what is the mass opinion.....does it make more sense to buy a DRZsm and convert it to dirt, or buy a DRZe and convert to sm?

Off road I am not an expert. I am at the low end of intermediate. I ride here in northern AZ mostly fireroads and trails, but nothing too technical. The past couple of bikes I have owned had inverted forks (Husaberg and KTM).

So what do you think?

I would plate an 06' or older E model & buy some SM wheels. The carb & cams would be missed on the SM.
I guess if you add up all the money, it might work out even if you did all the work yourself.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:53 PM   #832
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Street Legal DRZ400E in PA ?

street legal DRZ400E in PA ?

Has anyone in PA converted a Suzuki DRZ400E to street legal ...Legally? Got plates?
Some states won't give plates if the title indicates off road use only even if you then meet all the requirement of street legal status - mirrors, tires, horn, speedo, turn signals, brake lights, hi low headlight etc...
Just wondering if anyone has completed this process successfully in PA.
Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #833
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Need tire suggestions for DR-Z400S

I currently am sporting those Death Wings.
I would guess that I ride 60% road 40% trail. I am looking for something that will have good last and handling for the road, but still give me good aggressive off road use for mostly sandy or rocky terrain.
So post up your opinions please.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:01 PM   #834
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Ok well I am going to get a DRZ/KLX 400, and I know I am looking for the E/R model in particular.
You got the same problem I have. Being so close to CA, you need to make damm sure the bike has the FCR carb. Otherwise you might as well get an SM or S. I'm sure there's an easy way to ident the FCR carb (don't ask me). I understand CA did not allow the FCR carb on E models from 2004 to ???

good luck and welcome to the madhouse.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:17 PM   #835
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Went with Kenda 760 Trackmaster and Pirelli MT18HD fo rthe tires. Had a Corbin seat redone with 1/2 inch extra padding and it is the best thing I have done on the bike. I am having the local upholsterer widen and duplicate it with the stocker seat to test before offering these to the public. WooHoo, Spring is here this week!
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #836
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Which model year did the 400S receive the "E" suspension (or is it just the forks)?

I'm looking at a 2002 400S. The seller is including a bunch of riding gear (boots, chest protector, pants, shin guards, etc) and I could probably get it for $2700.

TIA.

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #837
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Last 4 rears Ive run are 140/80/18.
Baja, Karoo, and 2 teraflex. All fit fine.
My MT-21 140 fits fine....works great
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:48 AM   #838
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Which model year did the 400S receive the "E" suspension (or is it just the forks)?

I'm looking at a 2002 400S.


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2002 S got the E/K forks and shock,with a stiffer rear spring for the extra lbs.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:28 AM   #839
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Begeberg, Let me know how the stock seat comes out. I'v got one that I've never used, [put the Corbin on first day I owned the bike] The Corbin works great, but always looking for an up grade. Thanks CMS
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:19 AM   #840
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Begeberg, Let me know how the stock seat comes out. I'v got one that I've never used, [put the Corbin on first day I owned the bike] The Corbin works great, but always looking for an up grade. Thanks CMS
Me too! I've got a stock seat that needs some help. I look funny sitting side saddle after a couple hunderd miles.
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