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Old 09-17-2013, 03:43 AM   #20296
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I wouldn't choose a DRZ for a round the world bike, however I see Australian riders regularly using them for 5000-10000km trips. They don't spend much time on sealed roads.
Do you have an injury or condition that prevents you from lifting a heavy bike or is it that you haven't learned how?
I had my ankle smashed in a car accident, and it doesn't bend far enough to allow me power down through the heel, I have some ideas that may work in a push, but i'll be much happier with something lighter. the 400 is 60KG lighter than my Tenere, and should offer no problems.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:48 AM   #20297
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DRZ en route

I signed all the papers this morning, may get her later today, or tomorrow. Hoping the former, i'll never manage another sleepless night . My wife is already laughing at me for wanting to change the seat, and add all the protection. (Poor lass, she just doesn't understand....)
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:14 AM   #20298
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I'm looking at a 9000 KM '06, but rumors abound in some of my local (South African) forums, that the DRZ does not do well on long trips, any opinions on this? I currently ride a DR200, everywhere and any terrain, except long trips, and a XT660Z that as a novice rider find a little intimidating off-road as due to a cager accident, i cannot pick it up alone should i drop it, also ride it anywhere, but usually longer trips.
Hi,

i did a 19.000 km trip last year on my DRZ to Central Asia and Mongolia. Nada problems, not even a flattyre...see:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807088
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #20299
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I have to say the low profile seat concepts is like riding a 2x8 plank.
I got the standard SC seat. Worth every cent, huge improvement over stock
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #20300
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Hi,

i did a 19.000 km trip last year on my DRZ to Central Asia and Mongolia. Nada problems, not even a flattyre...see:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807088
That's my dream ride, thanks for ur R.R.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #20301
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I signed all the papers this morning, may get her later today, or tomorrow. Hoping the former, i'll never manage another sleepless night . My wife is already laughing at me for wanting to change the seat, and add all the protection. (Poor lass, she just doesn't understand....)
I put a Sargent seat on my 01 and put a skid plate on it, that and lock-tite the counter sprocket is about all you need.
I also have a 2003, it has the 3x3 mod and taller bar risers and skid plate, it is great too, but i had just as soon ride the 01, unless you are a super rider these bikes at almost stock will do all you want to do.

I did (just for peace of mind) put a manual cam chain tensioner on my 01, those 00 and 01 have the crappy tensioners, my 03 had a different style tensioner on it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #20302
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So 25 miles on my brand new DRZ.

Seriously, the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Not the fastest, or best suspended or best handling.... But easily the most fun. Breaking it in with hard accel and hard decell, with a full cool off between cycles.

Waiting for some crush washers to come in, then ill do my first oil change and can't wait to put more miles on it ASAP. Ordered tall bars and risers, a skid plate, case savers, mcct and I think I'm going to get wider pegs.

Suspension, a tall seat and 3x3 mod in the spring, and that should do it. I LOVE this bike! I'll post pics this weekend.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #20303
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Does anyone know where I can purchase a new o-ring for the needle and seat on a 2001 DRZ400s? I think the ethanol keeps destroying them and I cant find them individually without buying the whole 50 dollar assembly. It seems like I need one with a flat edge. The ones from NAPA fit as far as the inner diameter, but not the outer diameter.

Also, the bike ran fine last time I started it this spring. Now I have a fully charged battery and it shows no signs of electrical activity. No dash/computer lights, no headlight, no starter click, nothing... Anyone have a clue where to start looking? Im good at everything, but diagnosing electrical problems.

I found a fuse on one of the positive battery terminal wires that was blown, but that didnt change the issue when I put in a new fuse. There was another fuse by the battery, but it was not blown.

Thanks for any help.
You can get the o ring from any auto parts store in a doorman brand viton o ring pack.

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #20304
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I have to say the low profile seat concepts is like riding a 2x8 plank.
So, it's twice as good as the 2x4 plank stock seat?
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #20305
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So, it's twice as good as the 2x4 plank stock seat?

Or does it rub in twice the spots? A post a couple pages back said they have redesigned at least the regular seat.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #20306
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Rustycager, Can you elaborate your issues with the low profile seat? I am 5'10" 31" inseam. I tip toe the bike when stopped. In traffic stopped at lights is when the stock seat causes me pain. I have been thinking the low seat concepts seat might help my bum when in traffic. Do you disagree? And can you tell me why? Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #20307
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I'm running an MRD on my DRZSM and I'm wondering if anyone knows if a 21" front wheel will contact the header during a bottom out? I think I saw a picture of something like that happening at one point over on TT.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:38 AM   #20308
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Rustycager, Can you elaborate your issues with the low profile seat? I am 5'10" 31" inseam. I tip toe the bike when stopped. In traffic stopped at lights is when the stock seat causes me pain. I have been thinking the low seat concepts seat might help my bum when in traffic. Do you disagree? And can you tell me why? Thanks.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/981...ost&p=10270595 If you look at the shape of it here it goes from narrow to wide right at the tank. This digs into your inner thighs when standing at lights and IMO they should have left a narrow area at the front. If you look on their site this has now been fixed I guess.
For solo riding a wider section towards the back would have helped.
As for actual sitting it's not all that bad I'm just used to way more and softer padding so after an hour I'm standing up and squirming around. The previous owner put it on since he was shorter. I'll get around to changing it sometime.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:17 AM   #20309
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I see what you mean. That seat might make it worse for me. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #20310
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My KLX is ready for Black River Stages in NY this weekend. Looking forward to it.

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