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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2007, 12:15:59 pm »
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2007, 11:06:16 am »
The work continues - fitted the Dakar screen Topbox very kindly brought along to the Breede bash - gives courier service a whole new meaning ;D
I cut some ally tubing to act as spacers between the cowl and the screen. Made the top ones longer so that the screen "stood up" more, giving me a bit more protection. Still need to get some SS hex head bolts. Since these pics were taken, I've shortened the lower spacers even more which help, angling the creen up even more. The screen takes all the wind off my chest when on the tar and there's hardly any buffeting around my helmet at all. It does shake a bit on badly corrugated roads, but I dont think it will break the mounting points.


By mounting the screen away from the cowl, I've created a space between the 2 that allows some air to flow between them and I think this is what creates the lack of buffeting.


Also fitted the GPT rev counter - really easy to do.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2007, 06:59:54 pm »
That looks cool!

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2008, 10:10:50 am »
You are not going to stop torturing me with this bike until I've got one too are you? >:D
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2008, 10:48:01 am »
LGF - is that still a DRZ or has it got a new name yet ;D ;D ;D

Seriously though - looks great.  Where did you get the engine protectors from? Looks like they are definitely worthwhile.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2008, 11:33:09 am »
The engine protectors are from Thumpertalk in the States, you can order them online.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2008, 01:10:44 pm »
Here is a very interesting link on 4Strokes.com.  On this site there are quite a lot of upgrade info, which I am sure you will find useful, if not informative:

Suzuki Tech: Suzuki DRZ400S Upgrades
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2008, 02:53:22 pm »
Try to order the plastics for the (France only) 2006 Suzuki DRZ400SM √?dition Limit√©e and add a carbon fibre Devil pipe while you're at it.













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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2008, 05:37:13 pm »
Now THAT is a set of good-looking plastics and pipe ;D
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2008, 08:08:09 am »
I actually do need new plastics, where do I go. Suzuki wants a fortune for the plastics. I tried to look on the net, but couldnt  find a kit from acerbis or polisport. Will the RMZ plastics fit??
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2008, 08:24:08 am »
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2008, 08:50:39 am »
My few cents worth. I think that your screen mountings are to close together (top and bottom) and with time either the screen will crack or the cowling around the headlight. All off course as a result of vibration.
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2008, 08:55:25 am »
My few cents worth. I think that your screen mountings are to close together (top and bottom) and with time either the screen will crack or the cowling around the headlight. All off course as a result of vibration.

I agree, I had mine setup like this and the headlight plastics take too much punishment. I bought some handlebar screen mounts from topbox and now it's solid as a rock. Will see if I have pic somewhere

And thanks for the link for the plastics.
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2008, 09:14:16 am »
I dont seem to have a very good pic of it, but see what you can make out here. the little support arms also give me place to mount my ashtray  ;D
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2008, 11:27:18 am »
I've been aware of this and am thinking of making up 2 ally arms to stop the movement.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2008, 12:28:47 pm »
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2008, 12:36:03 pm »
I see you have no crashbars - what happens when the bike falls over? Do the plastics handle a fall that well?
 

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2008, 08:38:20 pm »
I see you have no crashbars - what happens when the bike falls over? Do the plastics handle a fall that well?

Not much, just scratches. Just make sure you have good radiator protection. The rest of the bike is built for the occasional fall  ;D

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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2008, 09:00:48 am »
LGF, ...regarding the luggage rack

There is a welding product for aluminium which is somewhere between a weld and a glue.
You use a normal butane torch and I presume it is similar to brazing.
Any dogs have more info on this and if it is worth it?

Half slots in all of the beams of that rack will give it some initial strength and then keep it together with the weld/glue.

Thanks for the heads-up Slainche - will try to find it.
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Re: Blinging my DRZ
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2008, 09:05:32 am »
I see you have no crashbars - what happens when the bike falls over? Do the plastics handle a fall that well?

Not much, just scratches. Just make sure you have good radiator protection. The rest of the bike is built for the occasional fall  ;D

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That's another big change from the KTM - when you drop the it, you don't get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that comes from thinking: " Oh sh*t, how much is this going to cost me!"
Yeah, the plastics get scratched a bit, but some time spent with water paper and finishing off with Farecla polish removes a lot of them.

DD, do you reckon rad guards are essential? - don't the plastic ones on the bike help?
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