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Old 05-26-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Any other drz400sm owners here?

Just bought a 2014 drz400sm and I love it! Bought it Saturday and by Monday I already have put over a hundred miles on her! Taking it easy on her while breaking it in. Only thing I think I need to upgrade right off the start is the seat, I am looking for something a lot easier on the rear lol. Anyone have a suggestion on a better seat? Plus anyone care to share their thoughts on the drz400sm for a adv bike?
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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Check the Supermoto threads. There are at least two.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:14 AM   #3
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I own a 2008 I bought a few weeks ago, came with a Corbin seat which is comfortable, but I have no basis for comparison.

It currently has Heidenau K73 tires on it, but I'm thinking of putting K60 scout tires on it.

Also looking into getting some KTM Alpina tubeless wheels and swapping over.

That said, the first things you should buy are case guards. Then maybe a skid plate.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:45 AM   #4
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Just bought a 2014 drz400sm and I love it! Bought it Saturday and by Monday I already have put over a hundred miles on her! Taking it easy on her while breaking it in. Only thing I think I need to upgrade right off the start is the seat, I am looking for something a lot easier on the rear lol. Anyone have a suggestion on a better seat? Plus anyone care to share their thoughts on the drz400sm for a adv bike?

Check out Seat Concepts.com I got one of their foam and cover sets on my DRZ and it made all the difference in the world..About half the price of other options.. Oh..there are probably 4 or 5 other DRZ owners on this forum..
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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Check out Seat Concepts.com I got one of their foam and cover sets on my DRZ and it made all the difference in the world..About half the price of other options.. Oh..there are probably 4 or 5 other DRZ owners on this forum..
I will check them out! That stock seat is a rock lol
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:43 AM   #6
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
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I have a 2014 DRZ400sm also!!

And I also think the stock seat is a torture device after anything over an hr or 2 ride.

And I guess the worlds aligned because when I got home from work this morning I found a box with the words "seat concepts" on it waiting for me. :)

Seat appears nice and light and comfy. Raining today, so will prob install it Tomm.

I tell everyone that asks me about the sm, that it feels like riding a mt. Bike, so light nimble and fun. Love it.

Good choice.

Btw I've had mine for 2 months and already have 1200 miles in it, and that's with quite a few rain days keeping me from riding.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:59 AM   #8
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So have you put any more miles on your new SM?

Any rear wheel only miles yet? it's just too easy..
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most DRZ owners are here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227340
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:46 PM   #10
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So have you put any more miles on your new SM?

Any rear wheel only miles yet? it's just too easy..
Maybe 2 or so rear wheel miles lol! Taking it easy the first 500 miles then I plan to ride it like I want to lol. Man fill me in on if the seat concepts seat is worth it because if it is that will be my first upgrade!
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:54 PM   #11
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My longest day on my SM....





Stock seat too, but I'm not right in the head either....

I have a Corbin now but feel it is a little low in SM trim. It is great when the dirt wheels are on.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:35 PM   #12
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Two of them here, one that I've been using daily, and another in pieces.

Bought my first last July from a guy out in Bakersfield. Less than 100 miles later, the engine starts getting loud. Found out, threw the crank bearing. Perfect excuse to do a big bore and stroker.

Made the mistake of sending off my head to Eddie Sisneros. Baaaaaaad idea, still haven't gotten all the parts I ordered.

Anyway, got a second one because the Dude decided he wanted one too. This one was from the coast, and I don't think I'll ever do that again. Forks are corroded as HELL, never saw aluminum cancer beneath the anodizing before!! But they're fun, I've taken over the runner and have been having fun on a scoot again. Looking into getting the suspension redone soon, trying to find front springs for the SM version is a bitch tho.

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Old 06-01-2014, 08:30 AM   #13
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Almost 200 miles in week one! Anyone know how much power can be gained through a fmf power core exhaust?
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Almost 200 miles in week one! Anyone know how much power can be gained through a fmf power core exhaust?


If you look around you can find dyno charts for pretty much every possible mod or combination of mods.

http://www.drzforums.com/showthread....2-K-amp-N-3x3&


The best bang for the buck is usually suspension. You can have all the horsepower in the world and if the bike handles terribly you are still on a slow bike.....

That said I have the FCR39MX, 3x3 mod, full Yosh Ti exhaust and I am pretty happy although I feel the Yosh it too loud even with the insert.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #15
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I've got the 3x3, FMF Q4, JD jet kit set for sea level with the stock carb, and 15/38 sprockets. Plan soon is to get the suspension done (springs are on order now), 39mm FCR carb from TT, 434 BB kit from Cylinder Works, and Hotcams (dunno which stag). I also want to install a set of the ACT wide ratio gears for better highway and top end performance.

As someone who's coming off a 1200cc bike to this, I'm totally digging it. Light, powerful enough, I just need to fix that highway gearing.

Lol, this is why I went used because I knew I'd go overboard with mods. But I love the bike, it's so much fun for around town and the twisties.
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