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Should I buy a 400S or 400E? If I bought the E model I would have to make it street legal. I have a KTM 250XC to ride in the dirt, so I will mainly be riding the DRZ on the street or on fire roads with my kids. I don't see any real advantage to the E model other than the higher compression. Any info would be great.

Thanks,

Cody

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I will mainly be riding the DRZ on the street or on fire roads with my kids.

sounds like the S would be better for you.

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There is a big difference if you are talking about the carb, cam, cr on the more recent e vs s. If you go older then the suspension is superior on the e vs the 01 and earlier s.

If you can get a tag for the e and it is the one with the fcr then I buy it over the cv carbed s.

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I just looked at Suzuki's web site and both the s and the e show the same carb. BSR 36 I think is what it says. On the 06 E model it showed both the FCR and the BSR for california only. Maybe they only offer the BSR now.

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07 and later E models have the bsr36, and the S model engine stuff. all previous E models (06 and earlier) came with the fcr, larger cams, higher compression, and slighly different exhaust IIRC. if your buuying new i would get the S moedl. if your buying used i would get a pre-07 E model and legalize it. if you dont care about the little extra weight and less power of the S model but dont want to mess with legalizing a bike then get the S

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The E still should be lighter than the S.....your in Utah so you should be able to plate easily......yes?

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Thanks for the advice guys. I will let you know how I like the s model as soon as all of our snow melts.

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You can still find some Suzuki dealers with 2006 Es on the lot of you look around. That is if you decide you want a pre-2007 E instead of an S.

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Pre 07 E kicks the S 's butt. You can get all the S switchgear and lights cheaper and easier than doing all the engine work.

IF you are going to ride the superslab, you wil want to go 15/47 or 1/44 on the sprockets and get dot legal tires.

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If you can find a new or cherry '06 e, that would be a great find & a good bike for your situation. It comes with more zing in the motor, is easy to plate in ut, & will be easier to mod up if you get to it. But even if you don't upgrade it, it already has the hotter cams, better carb, & is a little lighter. The newer e's are just californicated s's... still a good bike, but if you can have a better one for less, why not?

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I decided to sell my KTM 250XC and just have one bike a new 07 450 exc. I have only about 2 miles on my new bike but I think I will be more happy with the KTM for my only bike.

Thanks,

Cody

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