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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: NevMcGyver on August 15, 2011, 11:08:19 am

Title: Merged DRZ luggage thread
Post by: NevMcGyver on August 15, 2011, 11:08:19 am
Hey there DRZ buddies.

I just took delivery of my DRZ, and I have no form of carrier, toolbox/tooltube on it.
Can you guys drop in some pics of your setup, or maybe even recommendations of best setups or place to buy this kind of thing?

 ;D
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: S - 4 - B on August 15, 2011, 11:14:13 am
I have tried the carrier rack...but due to riding like an idiot and also not tying things down properly , I have managed to lose some very expensive tools.

Now I use a Giant Loop Mojavi  which allows me to carry all the tools I need , plus spare tubes , plus oil etc etc.

Hope this helps

Adriaan
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: Operator on August 15, 2011, 11:21:14 am
http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/13/products_id/187 (http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/13/products_id/187)

Follow the link..........

It looks like this:
(http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/images/1drz400.jpg)

I have it on my DRZ.
It is the only bolt-on rack that is very sold and will not let you down.
You can typically expect to pay about R 1500 for it from one of the vendors

I dont use a tooltube. I have a toolbag that I pull down on top of my luggage.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: MildDog on August 15, 2011, 11:55:21 am
Those giant loop bags are VERY nice :) Quite pricey, but good quality. There's some pics of them here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=69648.0

The dirt bagz gear is also very cool, I think N[]va's putting some on his zook:
http://www.dbzproducts.com/

My bike came with some nicely done home-made racks. My only complaint is that they are convex, they match the same shape as the plastics, which is not ideal because they push into the my soft panniers and reduce the space available inside the bag. I use them with oxford soft pannier. I have two tool-tubes in the garage, when I finally get round to it I will mount them on the left hand side, so that it is opposite the exhaust.

Pics of my luggage racks:

(http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy87/adamaa13/DRZ%20400%20E/IMG_1712.jpg)

(http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy87/adamaa13/DRZ%20400%20E/IMG_1697.jpg)

(http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy87/adamaa13/DRZ%20400%20E/IMG_1696.jpg)

(http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy87/adamaa13/DRZ%20400%20E/IMG_1694.jpg)
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: NevMcGyver on August 15, 2011, 09:36:04 pm
I have tried the carrier rack...but due to riding like an idiot and also not tying things down properly , I have managed to lose some very expensive tools.

Now I use a Giant Loop Mojavi  which allows me to carry all the tools I need , plus spare tubes , plus oil etc etc.

Hope this helps

Adriaan

So are these easily available - and if so roughly how much?

PS: Thank for all the answers so far guys!
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: Pote on August 15, 2011, 09:40:12 pm
daai kom jy sommer vinnig in jou garage maak as jy off-cut 16mm pyp het
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: MildDog on August 15, 2011, 09:59:28 pm
Mojavi giant loop: pm michiel, or look in the forum vendors section. He's a WD based in Cape Town.

Dirtbagz: interweb, though I think there may be some local suppliers for them.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: sidetrack on August 29, 2011, 10:41:53 am
Lots of options for the DRZ with the subframe. I'm also a big fan of the Giant Loop bags. If you want to go the whole shebang how about this one  8)

Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: Torque Curve on August 31, 2011, 10:04:12 am
80 - 120mm M10 stainless bolts into existing holes on sub-frame. Stainless flat bar needed on right for fourth hole. I now cable-tie or strap anything directly onto the rear fender which is cover with clear vinyl to prevent scratching. I use a Lowepro camera bag that attaches to these tie-down points in 10 seconds.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: letsgofishing on September 20, 2011, 11:20:03 am
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/DRZ/P1010384_tn.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/letsgofishing2/Biking/DRZ/P1010019.jpg)
Title: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: flex on December 19, 2012, 09:54:47 pm
Just done 4 days in Lesotho on a XR650L and a DRZ 400.
Brilliant & both bikes great - excepting my son kept buzzing me on his DRZ ...  :xxbah:    ;D
So, the luggage we had kept falling off, getting loose etc etc.
Is the sub frame strong enough standard ?
What systems for a soft top bag & soft panniers.
Anybody have any specific experience? Lots to see on the net however would really like to get some personal experienced feedback  :thumleft:
Any pics ?
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: ThomTom on December 20, 2012, 02:38:19 pm
there must be a number of options out there but I used gaintloop on an HP2 and liked it a lot.

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Operator on December 20, 2012, 03:19:48 pm
If you have the DRZ E-model, the subframe is strong enough.

If you have the S-model, the subframe is not strong enough.

You can start by getting this Pro Billet rack through Topbox (vendor)
http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_80&products_id=187 (http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_80&products_id=187)

In this post you can see how it looks.......  
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494)
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: flex on December 20, 2012, 04:17:50 pm
Thanks for the info so far.
One question - my DRZ is a recent purchase.
I thought I had an S model and discovered that when I got a S long rage tank it did not fit.
My tank fitting takes the rubber strech clip at the base & not the two bolts. Is this a way of confirming what the frame & model is ?
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Operator on December 20, 2012, 04:18:59 pm
Is this a way of confirming what the frame & model is ?

Phone Suzuki dealership and quote vin number..............they will be able to tell you.
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: flex on December 20, 2012, 04:28:17 pm
Mmmmmmmm why didnt I think of that ......     :P
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Torque Curve on December 20, 2012, 09:42:42 pm
If it has a plastic tank its an E, but the best way to be sure is by checking the carb which is a pumper on the E's and CV-type on the S- and SM-models. In SA and Australia e.a. the E is sold with lights etc. 2000 E-models in SA had steel tanks, though.
The full-on off road E-models without lights have a shorter subframe because no tail-light is fitted.
I put two M8-bolts through the holes just behind the seat and added two more mounting holes for two more bolts with a 200mm length of flat bar that extends backwards from the holes behind the seat. The two bolts and flat is visible in the pic, as well as the bag I strap on. I've had enough stuff for a 3 day trip on there including tools.
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: flex on December 21, 2012, 08:02:42 am


In this post you can see how it looks.......  
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494)
[/quote       

Did you make up the soft luggage brackets yourself
What bags do you use?
Any pics .... 20 questions  :peepwall:
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Operator on December 21, 2012, 08:53:19 am
I bought the bike from Edgy. He was the one who made the small pannier frames.

I had the bike for 2 years and sold it to Frannarossi.

Not sure if he's still got it on the bike, but you can PM him and ask...........and he can
perhaps take detail pics for you.
It was the only practical solution for the DRZ.

Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: flex on December 21, 2012, 09:12:26 am
Thanks for the help Operator.
Appreciate it !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: adv on May 01, 2013, 08:45:13 pm
If you have the DRZ E-model, the subframe is strong enough.

If you have the S-model, the subframe is not strong enough.

You can start by getting this Pro Billet rack through Topbox (vendor)
http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_80&products_id=187 (http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_80&products_id=187)

In this post you can see how it looks.......  
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41727.msg814494#msg814494)

Oh just to set the fact straight, you seem to have the E and S mixed up on the top of the paragraph. The S has the moerse strong sub frame which runs all the way to the light. The E has a shorter version.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Operator on May 01, 2013, 08:59:27 pm
I had the E and it had a moerse strong subframe that runs all the way to the light  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: adv on May 01, 2013, 09:21:29 pm
I had the E and it had a moerse strong subframe that runs all the way to the light  :spitcoffee:

So does my S, its so chuck norris, it even has the battery connected to the subframe  :imaposer:

Im almost certain there was very little difference between the S and E (except the headlight, carb and the gearing) locally. Seeing as the S and the SM share the same running gear (i mean carb) Maybe the Us bikes had the biggest changes in sub frames.

Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: Operator on May 01, 2013, 09:26:32 pm
Newguy had the S and he changed his subframe to the E subframe to carry luggage. He would be able to clarify the confusion
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: MildDog on May 13, 2013, 09:49:18 pm
There are some nice luggage options out there. They are expensive though. N[]va had a nice set, they looked similar to this:

http://brmoto.com/racks/br-moto-suzuki-drz-400-s-sm.html

Which would be my recommendation.

Here is some info to consider in choosing:

http://trail-dust.com/2012/12/31/heath-hiatt-on-sl-and-osr-racks-for-the-drz400/
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: adv on May 13, 2013, 11:42:31 pm
I do have a set of Dirt Bags and Racks. Yet to try them though.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/BeMAAMXQTghRQe9X/$T2eC16hHJF8E9nnC9bhyBRQe9W7DDQ~~60_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2712/4534649146_1c178c84a8.jpg)
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: MildDog on May 14, 2013, 06:03:32 pm
Those racks would have been my recommendation anyway :)
Title: Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
Post by: LouisXander on May 17, 2013, 10:32:28 am
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1235/19052010137.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/19052010137.jpg/)

But the dirt bagz worked perfect for Sidetrack when he had his DRz.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 13, 2013, 12:32:09 pm
customer of mine needs DR 650 pannier frames - what are my options?
thanks
Chris
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 15, 2013, 10:42:41 am
anyone know of a 2nd hand or new pannier rack for a DR 650 SE?

Customer of mine leaving in 2 weeks for an Angolan trip (trailering bike to Northern Namibia), and he needs a rak - he has already bought pannier bags, now just needs the rack.

Anyone?
thanks
Chris
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: Grumpleton on July 15, 2013, 05:51:33 pm
Ill Make you one for R750.00 i built two of them one for my bike and on for a friends bike, I have used my one for over 3000km on bad roads with no problems and the friends on has done over 2000km with no breakages, I use 10mm squire tubing so it is light and rigged, you will then just need a plate or a top box mount to go over the steel frame.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: lecap on July 16, 2013, 11:00:52 am
Your 10mm will bend like a soup spoon. They will carry their personal stuff PLUS 30l of fuel :o

I offered to custom build based on the design I used on trans Africa bikes in the late 1980's. Light and strong. Not cheap.
Title: Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 16, 2013, 11:16:19 am
yes, I do feel they will need something a fair bit stronger than what you need - I think LeCap has it in hand - as they will carry large amounts of extra fuel on their particular journey, certainly 3 x 7L minimum each, and possibly 7L water.
Cheers