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Old 09-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #10621
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http://imgur.com/a/jlRTY

Pictures of the Corbin I am looking to trade for another seat that is taller
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:50 AM   #10622
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http://imgur.com/a/jlRTY

Pictures of the Corbin I am looking to trade for another seat that is taller
I would trade you. My seat is too tall for me. The previous owner said he had around $300 in the seat. It has a gel insert and some other foam work done to it, and a gripper seat cover. It seams pretty comfortable, but it is too tall for me. Let me know if you're interested!



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Old 09-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #10623
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modified stock brackets, or SV?
and modified how? was any welding involved? it's one of the few skills/trades I've not attempted. I figured, if I'm a sucky solderer, welding isn't going to be any prettier. and more permanent.

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Nope..just a stock SV650 Naked head light..harness spliced in and modified brackets to mount to stock SM/S DRZ fork tube mounts. Relatively easy to do.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #10624
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I figured, if I'm a sucky solderer, welding isn't going to be any prettier. and more permanent.
Lol, you would think they are correlated but they are not. I can't solder to save my life but am a pretty decent mig welder.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #10625
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I just went through all the tests on my stator and found it is shorted to ground. What is the most reliable replacement stator on the market now?
I've read a lot about Ricky Stator, seems to get good feedback. Anyone here with a recommendation? Thanks.

Thanks for the DR-Z air filter/oil tips
long story short:


RickyStator replaced my almost year old stator (with 4,000 miles on it) free of charge, no exchange needed, after only sending them a picture for verification. THAT is customer service. I will tell anyone about them that asks.

Thanks again RS for that !
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:31 PM   #10626
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Tires

I have a DRZ400s and am currently running the Dunlop D606's on the bike as that is what I purchased it with. From what I have read they are great tires for dirt, however after owning this bike and a previous dual sport for quite some time I have found that I am never off road. Anyway today I was riding in the rain and the bike felt like it was on ice skates. Even when it is dry, the tires don't have much bite on the street. They are also extremely noisy!!!

I know that the SM would probably be a better setup for me, but that is not what I have. So my question is what would be the best street tires and size (if other then factory size) for someone running 100% street?
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #10627
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I have a DRZ400s and am currently running the Dunlop D606's on the bike as that is what I purchased it with. From what I have read they are great tires for dirt, however after owning this bike and a previous dual sport for quite some time I have found that I am never off road. Anyway today I was riding in the rain and the bike felt like it was on ice skates. Even when it is dry, the tires don't have much bite on the street. They are also extremely noisy!!!

I know that the SM would probably be a better setup for me, but that is not what I have. So my question is what would be the best street tires and size (if other then factory size) for someone running 100% street?
The original tires on DRZ 400S models were the Bridgestone Trailwings. They are relatively inexpensive
and work well on the street. They will tolerate occasional, LIGHT off-road use or dirt roads well.
For me, they lasted a long time, and were predictable in the rain on the street.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #10628
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The original tires on DRZ 400S models were the Bridgestone Trailwings. They are relatively inexpensive
and work well on the street. They will tolerate occasional, LIGHT off-road use or dirt roads well.
For me, they lasted a long time, and were predictable in the rain on the street.
Yes, and that is what one of my riding buddies has on his bike as that is what his came with. I actually think they look more appropriate for the type of riding that I do, however I am very skeptical as I usually hear so many negative comments about them.

Are there any real street tires available in sizes to fit the DRZ? Something more along the lines of what the SM has?
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #10629
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:51 PM   #10630
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Tred - check out this link on thumper talk -
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/arc.../t-470523.html
I did it to my drz and think it may be what your looking for.
Thanks Romatsu! I can't pull up the pictures, but I think I can work through the details.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #10631
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modified stock brackets, or SV?
and modified how? was any welding involved? it's one of the few skills/trades I've not attempted. I figured, if I'm a sucky solderer, welding isn't going to be any prettier. and more permanent.
No welding....just relocating some mounting holes and making some spacers. It becomes evident what you need to do when when you get the parts on bike and see where the modification needed to be done.

If I still had the bike, I'd get some pics for you, but I sold it earlier this year.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:53 PM   #10632
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what do you guys think of this? i want to make a dakar style fairing for my bike. i have a ninja fairing so might use that a a base and mod from there to suit my needs
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:08 PM   #10633
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better headlight

i want to upgrade and improve my headlight for night itme riding.

im looking at the Sol Tek LaPaz HID spot light by baja.designs.com
its specs are: 35w HID, 3.8 amp contstant draw, 12-14v, 5000k color temperature.

now im now electrical genius, so none of this makes any real sense to me.

i like the look of the round light and i was hoping to install 2 of them side by side. i hired a honda 250 in loas a few years ago, and it had a baja kit with the lights mounted side by side in a special dedicacted frame. thats what i want to do.

after i install the lights, i want to fit a bikini size clear windscreen.

can anyone give me some advice on my decision here please? is it a suitable light etc etc.
what mods i would have to do to the bike's electrical system etc?

i note in my suzuki workshop manual that the specs state the standard bulb is 55w. im away from home at the moment for work, so i cant check if my bike has this globe or not. will i be able to install a brighter globe in the baja light or not?

thanks
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:09 AM   #10634
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Thanks Romatsu! I can't pull up the pictures, but I think I can work through the details.
The only way I have found to get pics on TT is to copy the pics URL and paste it directly in the browser address box.
Don't know if it's just me or if every one has to do that.
Any inmates got a better solution?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:49 AM   #10635
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what do you guys think of this? i want to make a dakar style fairing for my bike. i have a ninja fairing so might use that a a base and mod from there to suit my needs
I can see the need for wind protection on dual sports while on the road. I'm surprised that nobody offers them for sale, but I haven't seen any here. It looks like you have come up with a good alternative. I can't tell if it is large enough, but there aren't a lot of options. Let us know how it works for you.
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