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Old 05-16-2007, 09:53 PM   #76
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DRZ Rally Bike








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Old 05-17-2007, 11:31 AM   #77
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:42 AM   #78
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The top photo looks very immpressive,but how did you get the color on the bike,yet a B&W background?

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:41 AM   #79
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That windscreen looks great.
It sure does,& it must be more 'practical' than the standard Suzook piece of plastic.

How much can you get these for?
Can you only buy them direct from BMW?(BMW=Big Money Warehouse)


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Old 05-18-2007, 09:35 AM   #80
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You can occasionally find them on ebay. Sierra BMW has them listed for $135. From a 650 DAKAR...forgot the specific year but you can find that by checking the site. Sounds a bit steep but it's a pretty good "compromise" shield.

Decent protection and pretty easy to remove when you want to. Except for a few small details it looks almost like it was made to fit the bike. The only thing yo have to buy to mount it is 3 6mm screws, a dozen fender washers and 9 6mm nyloc bolts. I also stuck 2 pieces of water pipe insulation between the shield and DRZ shroud just to kill a bit of noisy vibration I get when zooming down a washboard road.

I think some of the KTM guys are using them as well so price may have gone up as availability went down...on ebay that is.

Glad you guys like it
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:20 AM   #81
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Thumb FCR 39 Carb

I finally got it installed & sorted out (thanks in no small part to the TT guys!). Much better throttle response, rev's quicker & wheelies easier. Nice improvement over the stock carb. For those of you looking for a good increase in power across the board, this is a good way to go.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #82
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Has any of you guys fitted a FLATLAND radiator guard set to their DRZ's??/

I'm just fitting the 2 guards,but there is a 2 inch square area in the bottom corners of both guards that leaves the radiator completely unprotected!!!!!
(the area nearest to the front wheel)

l've phoned their help line,but the guy who can answer this question is :out to lunch!"

As things stand,l don't like the fitting set-up as they want you to use what we called in England jubilee clips to hold the rear of the guards to the frame,which is too flimsy for my liking,& l'm considering returning the kit to Thumpertalk here in 'Vegas & going for another type.

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Old 05-22-2007, 11:18 AM   #83
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Track day at VIR in April:





Goofing off on New Years' Day:



I was too lazy to put the dirt wheels on, but wanted to ride in the woods. I did better than expected, except when I got stuck in a knee-deep puddle:

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Old 05-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #84
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Great pics dude,but why don't you fill in your profile,like,where do you live?

l'm assuming it's north of 'Vegas...........but hey......you might live in Scotland!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #85
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Great pics dude,but why don't you fill in your profile,like,where do you live?

l'm assuming it's north of 'Vegas...........but hey......you might live in Scotland!!!!!!!!!!
D'oh! I'm on it, give me a minute or two.....
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:35 PM   #86
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Has any of you guys fitted a FLATLAND radiator guard set to their DRZ's??/

I'm just fitting the 2 guards,but there is a 2 inch square area in the bottom corners of both guards that leaves the radiator completely unprotected!!!!!
(the area nearest to the front wheel)

l've phoned their help line,but the guy who can answer this question is :out to lunch!"

As things stand,l don't like the fitting set-up as they want you to use what we called in England jubilee clips to hold the rear of the guards to the frame,which is too flimsy for my liking,& l'm considering returning the kit to Thumpertalk here in 'Vegas & going for another type.

Mick.
Funny you ask, I'm about to order the Unabikers. They seem to be very popular on TT. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but they look fairly strong & cover the entire radiator. Good luck either way!
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:03 AM   #87
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I'm looking for a good Used DRZ currently, I actually wanted a KTM 990 adventure...but some of you understand that a small goal has to be set an accheived before a dream can be had. Therefore I'm gonna try and settle for a dual purpose Suzuki DRZ 400 until then.
I've owned a DR 400 (about an 88 model) in the past and absolutely loved it. It gave me many years of great service without many mods at all. Therefore why I DO NOT hesitate to come back to a suzuki DR!
Hopefully I can find something local in my price range, or save up enough to get me a really good used one that someone is selling.
Until then please, post all your info...pro's/con's etc...and thanks for this thread.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:11 AM   #88
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I'm looking for a good Used DRZ currently, I actually wanted a KTM 990 adventure...but some of you understand that a small goal has to be set an accheived before a dream can be had. Therefore I'm gonna try and settle for a dual purpose Suzuki DRZ 400 until then.
I've owned a DR 400 (about an 88 model) in the past and absolutely loved it. It gave me many years of great service without many mods at all. Therefore why I DO NOT hesitate to come back to a suzuki DR!
Hopefully I can find something local in my price range, or save up enough to get me a really good used one that someone is selling.
Until then please, post all your info...pro's/con's etc...and thanks for this thread.
Ben Harper
this is kind of in your 'hood:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231313
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:40 AM   #89
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thanks...I'll check it out.

Who is the best source for modified parts, pipes, mufflers, air filters, sprockets, tires etc...is there on source that basically has it all? What size tires would you put if you were trying to Motard a DRZ 400?

I'll be selling my mustang parts over the next two to three weeks and whatever I get from those sales will be what I have to spend.
thanks
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:10 AM   #90
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Go to the DRZ forum at www.thumpertalk.com and search and ask. Any mod that can be done to a DRZ has been done there in one form or another. Best DRZ forum around IMO.

BTW,I buy a lot of my maintenance stuff at www.rockymountainatv.com

Airfilters, clutch cables, etc.

Motard is 17"....there's probably a set for sale in the Thumpertalk classifieds or soon will be.
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