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DR-Z 400: Given the chance again, I would...

Hey guys!

I'm delighted to say that after owning a DRZ for the past 4 years and covering thousands of miles on it, and gearing it all up for touring spec. I have gone and bought another. It's funny to think that in hindsight (obviously with a low mileage specimen, not a single scratch and kept in a garage since original purchase) with a blank canvas and experience in modding the bike that there are some things I'm wildly enthusiastic about changing, others not so much.



I plan to document every change I make to the new bike and justify from experience why some things are a good idea and why some are not.

I by no means am a mechanic, or have any professional backing against my statements, I'm just a layman remarking on things from experience with this type of bike.

Let me know if you'd be interested in following!
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Hi,

I am interested!!!

I just bought a 2006 DRZ 400 SM. thinking it modifing it for my new adventure bike... Still not sure yet, because it's a lot of money, but will follow your post!

On my side I am rebuilding an old Yamaha TT600 1990.
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Well glad you're interested. I did my first mod today. I'm currently off work ill so besides feeling sorry for myself I thought I'd be productive.

So my 1st Mod: A Comfortable Seat



It didn't take too long to do and cost me the price of a pillow. I might have to come back and re-do it, as I'm not yet fit to leave the house. However, conceptually it is quite sound. Give it a go!
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Hello I know it has been a long time since this thread was talked about, but how did the seat modification go on the road test?

Was there any other extra modifications you needed to make? Thanks
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Hi I'm interested in your post I have DRZ400e and think it is a great bike.
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