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Well taking a break from motocross and always wanted to try supermoto so I finally picked up a drz400sm tonight. So looking forward to riding with some tards and im trying to race here soon so any suggestions on gear/bike set up to race at summit or where ever races are held would be great.


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April 21, 2011, 06:07 AM

Welcome to the dark side. The DRZ is a nice all around tard with a very reliable engine but the first thing I would do is get the correct springs for your weight. The bike is VERY unbalanced from the factory and the springs will be the best $200 you could spend. If you are under 250 lbs I would just install the springs and most of the time the damping can be dialed in to most peoples liking with just clicker adjustments.

Next thing to do is shed the unneeded weight (passenger pegs for example) and find a carburetor off the early model DRZ400E dirt only version and pair it with a decent exhaust and air box 3X3 mod and you just transformed a good bike into a great bike. I think I could go on and on about the bike but I'll save room for others to comment lol...
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Awesome! Come ride with us--we're trying to get a critical mass of hooligans.


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Welcome to the tarded side.
+1 on springs as it's a Tad soft.
I went full Yoshi, airbox mod, and stage 2 jets w/12 miles on mine.

On a side note, I've invested more on the DRZ than my Gixxer 750.


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April 21, 2011, 09:29 AM

Sweetness...I haven't a clue what to do with a DRZ. Summit is coming up on the 29th.
Suspension setup is key with them all, though. Hoping my springs will be back soon.


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Congrats on the bike.



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the first thing I would do is get the correct springs for your weight. The bike is VERY unbalanced from the factory and the springs will be the best $200 you could spend.
Is that $200 for the springs themselves? How does install and setup go for? Don't really intend on doing any track in the near future but it'd be nice to get them dialed.


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Is that $200 for the springs themselves? How does install and setup go for? Don't really intend on doing any track in the near future but it'd be nice to get them dialed.
The $200 is for the springs. Installation is a breeze and if you know someone who does suspension (wink wink) I'm betting it would cost about $40 to have the fronts installed and $20 for the rear. Then it's as easy as setting the sag and checking the static sag then ride.
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April 21, 2011, 12:31 PM

Thanks every one and im looking up suspension now and shouldnt be a problem setting them up if its the same as my dirt bikes.


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Thanks every one and im looking up suspension now and shouldnt be a problem setting them up if its the same as my dirt bikes.
Yea for the most part they are the same. If you can navigate the crf forks and shock then you will be fine. If you have questions just shoot me a pm.
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Yea for the most part they are the same. If you can navigate the crf forks and shock then you will be fine. If you have questions just shoot me a pm.
Thanks for the help im sure i'll have some questions soon.


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lol, I put emulators and springs in my SV last year but it took 2 sets of oil seals and I made a good mess of the fork cap threads. Don't know my way around inverted cartridge forks either...I'll be hitting you up when I do this. Thanks


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lol, I put emulators and springs in my SV last year but it took 2 sets of oil seals and I made a good mess of the fork cap threads. Don't know my way around inverted cartridge forks either...I'll be hitting you up when I do this. Thanks
Just let me know. You are welcome to watch while I do it so that you can do it on your own next time.
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