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Offline Sparky

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DRZ question...
« on: May 08, 2008, 03:14:33 pm »
Hi All,

I can get a very good deal on a DRZ400SM. I know this is not a strictly ds bike... but,

Is it possible to swop the 17inch front wheel for a 21". The bike will be used for commuting but I also want to take it off road over weekends for some fishing.

The "S" model is a bit more expensive than this one.

What do you think? Keep a set of off road wheels spare?
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Re: DRZ question...
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 04:09:27 pm »
I've only read of guys doing it the other way round - they have 400Z's (E's or S's) and have another set of 17" rims and hubs laced up for road use.

Try this for a great resource: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=25
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Re: DRZ question...
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 10:48:20 pm »
Can be done but rather go for the S if it's 2003 or newer as it will have the FCR etc. After getting some offroad wheels sorted there might not be a price diff anymore ? The SM has usd shocks which may have a different spring rate for motarding and not be suited for ds riding. Like LGF said just search TT, there are bound to be 30 odd posts on this subject.
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Re: DRZ question...
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 12:49:17 am »
Thanks guys! The link was a great help. Think I will give the SM a miss....

Maybe I should rather buy an "E" when I am back in SA.

For interest sake... what sort of price am I looking at for an 05/06 model?
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Re: DRZ question...
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 08:14:07 am »
R35-40 000
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