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Old 02-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #31
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Nice! I was wondering if you were gonna go white/mostly white. It's a good look!

Reminds me of my first DRZ:


Looks like you got some other tasty bits there too! Did you buy a new set of Excels?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #32
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It will look almost the same, just a tad bigger!

The front wheel came from my old DRZ. It's an RM125 wheel. I took the 17" rear DR wheel apart on Thursday and shipped the hub to Buchanan, along with a black powdercoated 18" DRZ rim.

The front end is mounted up!



The forks are 47mm Showa from a 2003 RM125. I picked them up from MX-Tech today. They have all new internals - new seals, bushings, .50kg/mm springs, updated valving and dropped an inch from the stock 12" of travel. Still an inch longer than the stock DR forks, which should give me more ground clearance.
They mounted right up as they use the same bearings and the stem is the perfect length. The steering stops work perfectly and stop the triples about 1/4" away from the 4.9g IMS tank (see bellow). The pattern of the fender bolts also matches the DR.

I'm still waiting for a Universal top triple clamp and then I'll start mounting up the instruments. Definitely getting a Vapor speedo and possibly a different headlight with rubber mounts.
The stock DR brake caliper fits the RM forks and rotor perfectly. I might get an oversized rotor down the road.



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Old 02-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #33
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If anybody is curious about what the front end cost - the forks and triples (and also a black oversize bar) were an eBay find for $120 shipped. The cost of the fork rebuild with new springs and all the other parts was $350. I think the RM wheel was under 100 bucks a few years back. I'll sell the stock front end to get some of the cash back but still, I think well worth the money for perfectly set up forks..
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:05 PM   #34
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Nice work. These are great bikes when the basics are sorted, go anywhere, do anything, what you built to do what you want.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #35
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Added a few new white bits today - Cycra handguard shields and a new rear fender, along with a DR250 taillight.
The bike is all white now!



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Old 02-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #36
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That thing is looking hot! Looking forward to the whole body shot!
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:41 AM   #37
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That thing is looking hot! Looking forward to the whole body shot!
yeah, it sure is! nice bike - it's coming along.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:19 PM   #38
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Finally, the top triple clamp made it here. I will start mounting up the Vapor speedo and ignition this weekend.



Shiny new cockpit.


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For headlight, I decided I'd run the same setup I had on my old DRZ - a KLX450R light:



Although, I will probably put an HID bulb in it. The stock 35w would be good for looks only. There was one sitting on eBay so I scooped it up.
It should look great with the YZ front fender
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I didn't want to ditch the stock ignition, nor the ability to lock the steering.
A little 1/8" alu bracket and a little bit of drilling and threading is all it took. The mount is nice and tidy, and I can lock the steering in two different positions - straight-ish or turned all the way to the left



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Old 02-12-2011, 03:59 PM   #41
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Aand I just finished mounting the Vapor speedo to the bar clamp. Time to go grab a brew and feel accomplished!



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Old 02-13-2011, 10:40 AM   #42
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:40 AM   #43
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I didn't want to ditch the stock ignition, nor the ability to lock the steering.
A little 1/8" alu bracket and a little bit of drilling and threading is all it took. The mount is nice and tidy, and I can lock the steering in two different positions - straight-ish or turned all the way to the left
Looks good and tidy man, nice and clean. That's one drawback of my BRP, aside from using a disc lock it has no security whatsoever...

I don't really plan on leaving it anywhere that's not very secure when I'm on my trip though, and I've been finding myself riding my Zuma for around town stuff. Besides the occasional urban dirtbiking of course...

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #44
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Made some progress again today!
New fork guards, new 280mm EBC rotor with a caliper relocation bracket, new Aprilia style mirrors (found on eBay for $15/pair!) and finally a new KLX450 headlight.




Detail of the new brake and guards:




Detail of the headlight. I used the stock DR turn signal mounts for the shroud, the bottom of the headlight is mounted to the bottom triple clamp with a simple alu bracket. I replaced the stock 35w bulb with a 55/60w PIAA ultra white bulb. The beam is a little narrower than the stock headlight but I plan on adding two little external flood lights for night offroading.




The headlight paired up with the YZ450f fender nicely:

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Keep it coming...and thanks for building what Suzuki should be building. That's gonna be a great ride.
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