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I would say tires if you plan on going off the pavement AT ALL! You might even try to deal it out with the dealer if you are buying from one.

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I agree, I wished that I had listened and just got rid of the deathwings but for now I am still dealing with them and they are a terrible off pavement tire.

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Having just bought a DRZ myself, I'm off-road for the first time. I'm glad the bike came with Trailwings because they're useless as an off road tyre and the bike slides around on dirt a lot at small throttle openings and low speed. I've got used feeling the bike move around under me so that, when I get knobbly tyres and it cuts loose on those, I'll be ready for it.

I'd go for the following:

First, look after yourself

Good MX or enduro boots and a good lid (helmet)

and some body armour, elbow and knee guards. Gloves on you and barkbusters on the bike will keep your digits functioning too.

Then look after the bike/wallet:

Unabiker Rad guards

CFC Case guards

A big wrap-around bash guard under the engine (mine's CRD)

Alloy bars and new grips

Cheers

Ian

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What a day! I got my permit, then picked up my bike. Put about 110 miles on it (All Street). So far I'm impressed. However, this is my first bike so I have nothing to compare it to. I'm hooked, I can't wait to share more riding experiences with the other great riders on this forum.

HH

PS. I didn't know that there was a bun-warmer in my seat :cry: But maybe that's from riding in this NY 60 degree weather.

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Get the CFC guards. First time I rode out to the desert I dropped the bike and dented the case.

Another mod worth doing is re-gearing (re-sprocketing?) if you spend time off the hwy.

A bigger gas tank and hand guards.

Good luck.... It's a fun bike!

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Lots of good suggestions here about! Got to rid your self of the tires first thing! Helmet and boots ,DUH! Bark busters, Radiator protection, Skid plate and side covers are a must have for all DRZ's heading to the trail. If you don't get them . don't ride alone and take a tow rope as it will just be a matter of time before you will need it!Great bikes but they need a little help in the armor devision for sure!Don't cha love the way it makes you feel when you go out and look at it? :cry: :cry:

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