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Old 09-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #10486
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So, for a dude like me-about 5'9" or so, and 180 lbs., I just read that the Corbin seat lowers things a bit. I really feel the DRZ is a bit too tall for me. It wouldn't be too bad for street riding, but for off road with all the uneven surfaces, I'd be afraid of dropping the bike etc. Anyone shed light on about how much the Corbin (or any other bransd) may lower things?

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The Corbin is 2-21/4" thick at the sit down area,lowers the seat about 1 1/2". It is quite a bit lower. The lower seat does help getting your foot to the ground and saving yourself.


On lowering the rear brake, yeah it can be done, but make sure not to by pass the rear brake switch. Look at the brake master cylinder it's pretty straight forward.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #10487
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Thanks for the update, I'll be watching.







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Ok guys, I promised to keep you updated about our trip with two DRZ E's to Northern Africa... well, we leave tomorrow morning!

Unfortunately I will not be able to check the ADV forum here every now and then and other places, so I thought of making a website with map etc so the ones who are interested can follow us wherever we go in the world with our yellow machines...

If I have to much time when we get back, I will of course replace the blablabla here, but when travelling I like to concentrate on one place, so you can follow us on: WWW.WANDERINGSOULS.BE

The idea is that everytime we post something a new red pointer shows where it is, so you can basically follow us... and every red pointer is a link to blabla and pictures and comments... well, you'll figure it out!

Please, feel free to leave any comment as it suits you on the site/blog...

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Old 09-11-2011, 07:03 PM   #10488
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looking to either raise my foot pegs (specificly the right one, but should do both if possible), or lower the rear brake possition. Suggestions on mod if possible?
Tred - check out this link on thumper talk -
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/arc.../t-470523.html
I did it to my drz and think it may be what your looking for.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:59 PM   #10489
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Looking for some help on which rack i should put on my E model. Not going to be carrying a lot of weight but i will be doing some multi day camping with it and will have to carry some gear. Any info would be great.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #10490
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D606 front tire question

Looking on the Dunlop website, it shows that the D606 is available only in a 90/90-21. The DR-Z400S has a
80/100-21 front tire. Any issues using the 90/90? Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #10491
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... the D606 is available only in a 90/90-21.
People frequently use tires that differ in size from stock, although they can cause clearance issues and performance tradeoffs. So it's a good question to ask. In the case 90/90-21 on a DRZ front, that's what I use, and I believe so do most others.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #10492
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Looking on the Dunlop website, it shows that the D606 is available only in a 90/90-21. The DR-Z400S has a
80/100-21 front tire. Any issues using the 90/90?
No problems. The 90/90 is a much more common size than the odd size the DRZ comes with stock and is substituted all the time.

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Old 09-11-2011, 11:54 PM   #10493
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I just put a 21in rm rim on my sm and it feels like I am riding a tank I have a maxxis
front and a shinko 705 rear is it just how they handle with the 21.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #10494
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Looking on the Dunlop website, it shows that the D606 is available only in a 90/90-21. The DR-Z400S has a
80/100-21 front tire. Any issues using the 90/90? Thanks.
yes I've heard the 90/90 21 is fine but i wanted to try something different after using the 606 on the front for a few years. I went with the D952, not DOT, but what a nice tire, I'm really happy with it both on and off road, seems like it sticks a little better in dirt and street, must be a different compound!..... and they make it in the drz stock size!
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #10495
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Need help, looking for some info on checking the valves, i have a 2004 E model, I am decent with a wrench but have never adjusted valves on anything except my DR. Any help would be great
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:27 PM   #10496
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I have a Corbin low seat, carbon fiber colored, in excellent condition. I am a tall guy so am looking to trade with someone. Anyone interested? I would love a seat concepts seat instead.


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Old 09-12-2011, 06:32 PM   #10497
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TT Valve adjustment thread

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Need help, looking for some info on checking the valves, i have a 2004 E model, I am decent with a wrench but have never adjusted valves on anything except my DR. Any help would be great
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=813179
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #10498
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So, for a dude like me-about 5'9" or so, and 180 lbs., I just read that the Corbin seat lowers things a bit. I really feel the DRZ is a bit too tall for me. It wouldn't be too bad for street riding, but for off road with all the uneven surfaces, I'd be afraid of dropping the bike etc. Anyone shed light on about how much the Corbin (or any other bransd) may lower things?

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Old 09-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #10499
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As Paul Sr would say thats a bad idear.... That chain guide keeps sticks and rocks from removing your chain.
That might make sense if your wheel were spinning the other direction. The chain guard is largely a legal requirement to minimize the chance of a passenger from sticking their foot into the chain.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:59 PM   #10500
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After a year of riding the DRZ, I've reached the conclusion that it just doesn't have the low end torque I need. It's fine on flat or downhills, but if I have to accellerate hard up a rock pile on a technical trail, the only way to get up is to abuse the clutch. Damn thing feels like a 125cc motocrosser at times.

Case in point: 260 mile dual sport ride yesterday. Some highway & interstate, so I put on my 15 tooth front sprocket. The rocky boulder climbs at 13k' really sucked.

I think it's a bore vs. stroke issue, but if there is a cam out there that can boost low end torque without sacrificing too much top end power, I would be willing to give it a try.

I'm starting to reach the conclusion that what I really need is a 6-speed KTM with more displacement.
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