I've had my DRZ now for several months but it's been sitting for nearly all of that after developing a VERY loud engine within 200 miles of my buying it. In that brief time though, I fell in love with it - having ridden only tall HEAVY beasts before this (GL500, DL650, now a R1200GS), the DRZ-SM was suuuuuuuuuch a fun ride! Alas, just as I was starting my mods, the engine borked up, and I put it aside for winter. So, a brief recap: I had another thread which was kind of my basic intro, now it's time to do the new (full) build. When I got her (2006 DRZ-SM): Immediate changes included: - swapped on FMF Q4 w/ Powerbomb headpipe - fixed leaky fork seals - JD carb kit - steel braided brake lines all around - new front fairing (Britannia Composites Lynx fairing) - black plastics all around - skid plate - Wolfman side racks How she looks now: We got her all buttoned up, but on the very first ride around the block (I didn't even get my turn ), the engine was louder than the new exhaust. So fun was put on hold until winter project season came around and we had time to figure it out. Well, that time is finally here (yay!). The plan is to make this bike a light adventure tourer. To that end, my thoughts are: - Big bore kit, either CW or Athena - Debating the stroker, I'm not sure if the engine would be too high strung to go too far from civilization (increase compression, decrease reliability?) - ACT WR gears (gonna have to screw around a bit with sprocket size for this, not sure which direction to go on a SM?) - FCR39 carbs - Either a set of Hotcams or DRZ-E cams, not sure which is the better combo? - Upgraded stator - Sargent seat (I've always had good luck with them over Corbin) - Keep the IMS tank it's got (may look for somewhere to add a small rotopax) - lower foot pegs for leg room (Moose racing has a 1/2" offset pair) - soft bags (been eying the Magadans but have the Wolfman for now) The engine's getting the full workup despite being (in my mind) fairly low mileage. The bike's got less than 12k miles so I don't know what the hell happened, but hopefully with a little work she'll be reliable again. This'll be both a street bike for me (capable of highway running) and a light adventure (offroad) touring bike. My main bike right now is a 1200GS and while I love it, she's so danged big. Anyway, I'm hoping the DRZ will be the bike I should have started out on, with a little extra HP kick to make her more fun. Any thoughts on what else I should do?