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Old 01-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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which dzr400s is the better deal?

i have found 2 drz's i like. which one is the better deal.

2002 drz 400s- $3200- 900 miles
after market hand guards, corbin seat, skid plate, after market handle bars.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/539685286.html

2004 drz-400s- $3100- 2000 miles
Great condition, well maintained.
Pro Taper handle bars
Aluminum radiator guards
engine Case guards
DRC tailight bracket
Metal Hand guards
Street legal Dirt tires
New plastic and graphics
Low profile gel seat
Clean title
Easy fork bleeders
Manual cam chain tensioner
twin air filter
Carb has been rejetted
There is a minor dent in the exhaust can, pure cosmetic.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mcy/548414339.html

are these both good deals?

is the gel seat pretty good? better than corbin? im going to be riding 2 up.

is it better to have 1100 more miles and more after market stuff? 900 miles and the corbin seat?

which is better and why?
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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i have found 2 drz's i like. which one is the better deal.

2002 drz 400s- $3200- 900 miles
after market hand guards, corbin seat, skid plate, after market handle bars.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/539685286.html

2004 drz-400s- $3100- 2000 miles
...

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mcy/548414339.html

are these both good deals?

is the gel seat pretty good? better than corbin? im going to be riding 2 up.

is it better to have 1100 more miles and more after market stuff? 900 miles and the corbin seat?

which is better and why?
Since I know nothing about these particular bikes, and this is the internet, I will offer an opinion.

The craigslist ad for the 2002 says it is a 400E, but it looks like a 400S. Big difference. The 2004 has more stuff that you will get anyway (manual chain tensioner, case savers, radiator guards, etc.) so it actually costs less than the 2002. The 1100 extra miles is nothing, I have 12k+ on mine and it is still going strong.

The stock seat is torture. Some like the gel seat, some think it is just as bad as the stock one. Some like the corbin. Everything you ever wanted to know about the DRZ is in the DRZ400 section of thumpertalk.com.

2 up on this bike? Short answer - forget it, look for something else. Or buy both bikes and both of you can ride.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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The 04 has the recommended farkles though New Plastic could be an indication of having been dropped / dumped / pounded to the point of needing new plastic (or not, some people think it helps with price).

Exhaust dent is no biggie, I've given two away for the price of shipping...

I don't care for Corbins, they push me forward and crank on my knees when not standing and the Zuk gells feel like, well, gel.

Both have the rudimentary protection.

You could probably get the 04 for a couple of bones less than advertised as well as the 02.

I'd let talk to the both of them and go with the guy that sounds like more of a Real Deal... though I am inclined to think the 04 was "Ridden" and may come with some good lines....

Good luck!
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:29 AM   #4
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I'd go with the 04, since it will have had the the improved version of the ACCT in stock trim, and it will have the higher factory torque spec applied to the primary drive nut.

Both items can be problematic with the pre-2004 bikes.

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:04 PM   #5
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.....New Plastic could be an indication of having been dropped / dumped / pounded to the point of needing new plastic...
Just as the good Lord intended a DRZ to be treated!
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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Gel seat is lower than stock but just as uncomfortable. I would say it would be worse for 2 up. However - two up on this bike is nuts if you plan on doing it often.
2000 miles is nothing for these bikes. No brainer - get the '04 with more extras for less money.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:48 AM   #7
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Gel seat is lower than stock but just as uncomfortable. I would say it would be worse for 2 up. However - two up on this bike is nuts if you plan on doing it often.
2000 miles is nothing for these bikes. No brainer - get the '04 with more extras for less money.
+1 after one ride on back of the Dizzer, my wife wanted her own bike.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #8
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the 04 is the much better deal in my eyes
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