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Wow! 225 pound DRZE!

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I finally shaved my DRZ's weight down to the perfect weight.

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It's amazing how much weight a tank, seat, shrouds, exhaust, and carb weigh. Took the bike to the shop Sat. Should know what's wrong with the transmission tomorrow or Thurs.

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The # plate was the best thing I've done to the bike. :)

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how do you like that cyra front disc gaurd?

I'll probably order one sometime over the winter

Also, I noticed you took the fork plastic covers off? I was thinking about trying that, since the front number plate covers them anyways. Plus they are in the way/ugly

[ December 11, 2001: Message edited by: Gyro ]

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Also heres another thing for you.

You still have the odometer cable on there, but no computer right? Look at the bottom of the cable, you can remove it with a star screw driver. I filled the hole left over with some silicon.

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I really like the Cycra disc guard. I cut the fork boots off as soon as I got the # plate. Looked too much like a grandpa bike. With the fork guards and the Seal Savers, the forks are still protected pretty well. I still have my odometer hooked up. The "E"s don't have a computer, just an odo.

[ December 11, 2001: Message edited by: CAL ]

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The number plate is an item from UFO, it's for a 1996-1998 RM 125/250. Cost me about 35 bucks canadian with tax, should have cost me 55 bucks with tax. But I got a deal on it b/c my local bike dealer quoted me lower when I ordered it by mistake. I guess they didn't care b/c I buy alot of stuff from them. (e.g. my pipe, tires, clarke tank)

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Actually my # plate is Acerbis for a 1996-1999 RM. I bought it and the RM brake line guides used, for $20. I ordered the seal savers from SealSavers.com. Less than $19 shipped to my door in about 3 days. I plan on having them on every bike from now on.

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thats weird because the bag mine came in said it was a ufo # plate

I actually just had my dealer guy pick me out a good front number plate, and it worked out pretty well. i'm 100% sure mine is the same one as yours.

either way, it's a good plate :)

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If you look really close at the pic, you can see the end of Acerbis on the fork guard. Or, here's another pic.

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hmmm mine dosn't say acrebis but it has the same shape to it and everything

with the vents at the back of the fork gaurds

ohwell whatever it's all good

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Hey Gyro,

Several aftermarket companies make the same style front plate for the conventional fork RM250 (1996-?). UFO and Acerbis units are almost identical. You can also get them from Suzuki (more $).

Speaking of weight, has anyone else tried to get an accurate weight on the DRZe? I weighed my on our bathroom scale (273 lbs. with a full tank of gas). I was kind of hoping that my scale was not very accurate. Does anyone have a more accurate weight?

Not a big deal, just curious.

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seal savers, arn't those something that is already on the forks?

(just added 20cc's to each of my forks today)

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Does anyone know if they make the plastic fork guards seperate from the # plate so you can keep

your headlight?I definatly like the plastic guards

better than the rubber boots but I want the option

of having a headlight.

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I've seen some made by Acerbis on a KTM. I just unbolt my # plate and bolt on my headlight.

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Cal, so when you run your headlight you dont have a shroud or boot on your forks?I guess with those

sealsavers it doesn't matter or what?

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oops sorry slow connection fooled me!

[ December 13, 2001: Message edited by: dendrz ]

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