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Old 01-24-2014, 01:07 AM   #21766
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While we're voting: I have them on my DRZ and I'm with Hellsickle. I hate em. Clip a tree once and you'll be spending some time hammering them back into place. I'd really like some HDB's but haven't brought myself to spend the $$ yet.
Well, we are just having different opinions. It could also be something with good and bad batches by acerbis or their metal distributor. I mean, they are filthy cheap, which ought to ease the quality inspection at the fabric.

But I assume we can agree on one thing, they are better than no hand guards at all?!

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:04 AM   #21767
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But I assume we can agree on one thing, they are better than no hand guards at all?!

:)
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:43 AM   #21768
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While we're voting: I have them on my DRZ and I'm with Hellsickle. I hate em. Clip a tree once and you'll be spending some time hammering them back into place. I'd really like some HDB's but haven't brought myself to spend the $$ yet.

Just my two cents worth... I think the Acerbis hand guards suck too. The aluminum is way too soft to handle the punishment I threw at them.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:45 AM   #21769
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I'm running the Zetas with the integrated blinkers. They've seen some pretty heavy use. Had them so tight (oops) that I bent one at the inside tab. Still usable and when I got home a few hard whacks with a 3# sledge fixed 'em right up.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:25 AM   #21770
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I became owner of this finest piece of dual sport bike...but

i don't have any manuals or papers for bike.Is there any chance to get some,especialy for suspesnion setup and explanation...
Bike is 2006 year S model for Europe..

some pics from yeesterday





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Old 01-24-2014, 11:10 AM   #21771
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there any chance to get some,especialy for suspesnion setup and explanation...





If your an average 50/50 rider then u must keep compression/rebound set at 14 clicks out on the rear, 13 for the front. If u do more aggressive off road riding, then that depend on what type of terrains you're riding on. If soft (sand/mud etc...) then ur front and rear suspension must be tune to harder setting, if u ride on rocks whoops hard pack then u must tune them to softer setting. I personally like to tune them to harder setting a little. (it's also personnel preference).
Rear Compression: 10 clicks out
rear rebound : 11 clicks out.

Front Compression: 10 clicks out.
Front Rebound : 10 clicks out.
I always take note on what's the actual settings is and keep it with the bike. (That's just me).
Before u proceed with any of the above u must first set the Bike Sag according to ur height/weight. (It has been posted before on this thread if u go back few posts)... Nice bike & Good luck.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:17 PM   #21772
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But I assume we can agree on one thing, they are better than no hand guards at all?!

:)
Agreed they are better than nothing.

Mine would bend from the smallest drop on a lightweight 2S. I got so fed up with fixing them that they ended up in my recycle box.

In any event, a hand protector that uses a threaded insert in the bar end, rather than an expanding plug, will hold up much better. You won't be jamming your throttle every time you fall on the right side.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:31 PM   #21773
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Thank you Seddy.I did like you recomand.Will see tomorrow in terrain..
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:15 AM   #21774
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Got my DRZ about 2 months ago. Put an IMS tank on, Seats Concepts seat, CF skid plate, and just added the wheel graphics the other day.


Just found this post as I am hunting for those in rim gfx..

Where and who did you get them from ???
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:34 AM   #21775
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Is the sm swing arm interchagable with a s model?
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:43 AM   #21776
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Is the sm swing arm interchagable with a s model?
yes, but the e/s caliper is different vs the sm along with rotor sizes.

e/s- both 220 mm, I think I don't remember
sm 250 mm or so.

lots of folks found out the hard way ordering parts :-(

everything else on the swing arm swaps. the sm is 1/16th wider id, but this won't matter
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:39 PM   #21777
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I did 139 miles of true 50/50 riding today, climbed some good trails, hit 98 mph, dropped the bike, finished it off with a burrito, since i cant attache pics on this forum, heres a link to some pics, LOVE THIS BIKE! it runs so strong and well, i honestly do not see a need to upgrade anything on it at this time.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/106...ds-ride-today/
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #21778
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I did 139 miles of true 50/50 riding today, climbed some good trails, hit 98 mph, dropped the bike, finished it off with a burrito, since i cant attache pics on this forum, heres a link to some pics, LOVE THIS BIKE! it runs so strong and well, i honestly do not see a need to upgrade anything on it at this time.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/106...ds-ride-today/
A good day and a good burrito. Have to say that kind of fits my needs also.

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Old 01-26-2014, 01:14 AM   #21779
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New App

So i found this app on the net its pretty green.
not a whole lot of people only 8 in cali.

thought i would put it up here on ADV as it may help in arranging ride a longs. Give it a look and see if its for you or us

maybe send some feedback to the creator

http://www.werideapp.com/
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:20 AM   #21780
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So i found this app on the net its pretty green.
not a whole lot of people only 8 in cali.

thought i would put it up here on ADV as it may help in arranging ride a longs. Give it a look and see if its for you or us

maybe send some feedback to the creator

http://www.werideapp.com/


tried it for a month, never got responses from folks. we usually arrange rides on regional forums or just text each other
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