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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #20 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

In this post you can see how it looks.......  
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:
 

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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #21 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:
 

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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #22 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.

 

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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #23 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
 

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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #24 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/
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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 11:42:31 pm »
I do have a set of Dirt Bags and Racks. Yet to try them though.


 

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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 06:03:32 pm »
Those racks would have been my recommendation anyway :)
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Re: DRZ 400 - what luggage systems - off road ?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 10:32:28 am »


But the dirt bagz worked perfect for Sidetrack when he had his DRz.
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Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2013, 12:32:09 pm »
customer of mine needs DR 650 pannier frames - what are my options?
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Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
« Reply #29 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.

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Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
« Reply #31 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

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Re: DRZ carriers, toolboxes and the like - pics please!
« Reply #32 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.
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