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DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« on: June 15, 2011, 08:53:07 am »
Would like to know if a Motard Model DRZ's wheels will fit on an e-model???

Anyone have any onformed ideas?
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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 10:02:58 am »
Bus did it. He'll post soon :) They can be fitted, but you will have to do some machining and such things. It's not the easiest operation. The brake calipers need to be mounted in a different place, and you have to cut some spacers because the wheels sit differently on the axle.
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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:08:38 am »
Cool , I will wait.

My thinking was to use the std e brake discs in which case I may not have to mount an adapter...lets wait and hear what the Maestro has to say....

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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 10:19:51 am »
Fark , I like my DRZ  :mwink:

Me too. They're awesome. I just got a call from the post office. They have my leo vice X3 slip on  :thumleft:

I think that you will have to move the calipers and discs. One of the biggest differences between the E and SM is that the SM has MASSIVE brake discs, and the wheels are much wider.

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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 10:30:52 am »
Will do

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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 05:45:11 pm »
I just typed a lengthy response and when I pressed "post", my internet had a hiccup

Lost everything!!!

So, in short:

My wheels were custom made for an S/E, so no clear answer from me.

Anyways, im sure the stock SM's will be close to bolt-on.

And if not, can be sorted with custom spacers, etc...

Rear brake disc NOT interchangeable, SM is 240mm (from RMZ), E is 220mm dia.

Front, you can use the E disc, just wont have the awesome stopping power of larger disc.

Larger front disc requires relocator bracket that slots in between your caliper and fork-caliper mount. (Like a spacer). Moves the whole caliper backwards/outwards towards the motor. Makes a MASSIVE difference in stopping power.

The relocator/spacer is made by Motomaster or Braking, check online.... I think also Talon... Not sure...

Next issue... Most aftermarket front discs are 320mm dia. Stock SM front disc is only 310mm, so if getting a bracket for stock wheel, make sure it is for 310mm and NOT 320mm. Not sure if they do make it for 310mm even... Once again, Braking or Motomaster.

Also, you need smaller rear sprocket for SM wheels, with normal E/offroad gearing you riding a pogo stick, gearing too low/short. Its fun for an hour or so, but it gets tiring...

Also adviseable to use 2 different chains for the 2 setups.

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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 12:50:20 pm »
That is very pretty.... I think there is hope for this old one then yet...
 

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Re: DRZ Motard wheels for an E Model
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 01:14:50 pm »
On bumtree there is currently an E-model laced up with SM rims. Maybe buy/swap out the rims?

sorry its an SM laced with E-model rims.

http://durban.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-suzuki-drz-400-sm-with-mx-rims-laced-in-ACCESSORIES-UNLTD-W0QQAdIdZ266661441
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 01:16:53 pm by MildDog »
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