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Hello All,

First post 'n' all that......

Always wanted to have a bike as a kid, never got round to it until the tender age of 35..!!

Did a little investigating on which bike to have as my first and decided on a DRZ. Only passed my test a month ago and the idea of of being up in the air with a lightweight and nimble bike was too tempting.

Picked it up last Friday and haven't been out for a good run yet (60 miles on the clock) but so far it's nothing but fun :lol:

Modding will take place slow and steady, simple things first with the addition of accessories etc and I'll do all my reading here first.

So, good to find a friendly and informed forum and here's some pictures -

DRZ400SM1.jpg

DRZ400SM2.jpg

DRZ400SM3.jpg

DRZ400SM5.jpg

Cheers

Stephen

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WOW so clean!!! Nice!

Welcome :lol:

Well, she is only one day old with 10 miles on the clock there :p

Whereabout in the uk?:

Leicester and you.?

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Leicester and you.?
Edinburgh... the reason I asked was to see if you were close enough to join us for this, but it'd be a bit of a trek for you :lol:

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Welcome, Brit bloke! :lol:

I'm down in Newbury..... Again a bit far for you yet! :p

Well, its a bit far for me yet, lets put it that way.......

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Hello guys,

Another new owner, nearly, here. I'm in Kent and have ordered mine from George Whites in Swindon, and it arrives a week today. I'm p'ex'ing a Tuono, which I can't wait to see the back of to be honest.

I'm paying £159 for insurance through Mce, I'm 39, been riding 4 years, is that good ?

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Hello guys,

Another new owner, nearly, here. I'm in Kent and have ordered mine from George Whites in Swindon, and it arrives a week today. I'm p'ex'ing a Tuono, which I can't wait to see the back of to be honest.

I'm paying £159 for insurance through Mce, I'm 39, been riding 4 years, is that good ?

im 20, have 3 years ncb, and paying £205. gotta love the bargains t'internet throws up

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Hello guys,

Another new owner, nearly, here. I'm in Kent and have ordered mine from George Whites in Swindon, and it arrives a week today. I'm p'ex'ing a Tuono, which I can't wait to see the back of to be honest.

I'm paying £159 for insurance through Mce, I'm 39, been riding 4 years, is that good ?

Sounds pretty good, is that fully comp? Mine only cost me £50 to insure as I tagged it onto my GSXR policy.

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Woz - sounds pricey to me, mate. I went TPFT (mine IS 2nd hand) and I've no no-claims bonus, and I paid £87 for the basic policy through Bennets...... Although it is data-tagged.

When you collect it, mate, let me know, as I'm only 20 miles from GW's! :lol:

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Well, she is only one day old with 10 miles on the clock there :lol:

Leicester and you.?

Welcome!

Yay! A DRZ close to me! I'm in Rugby. I pay £427 fully comp on a multibike policy with Suzuki Express Insurance. That's for my 08DRZSM and an 02GSXR600.

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Hello guys,

Another new owner, nearly, here. I'm in Kent and have ordered mine from George Whites in Swindon, and it arrives a week today. I'm p'ex'ing a Tuono, which I can't wait to see the back of to be honest.

I'm paying £159 for insurance through Mce, I'm 39, been riding 4 years, is that good ?

Wow. I'm 17 and got mine for £320 on my DRZ. Seems like quite a good deal now!!

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Woz - sounds pricey to me, mate. I went TPFT (mine IS 2nd hand) and I've no no-claims bonus, and I paid £87 for the basic policy through Bennets...... Although it is data-tagged.

When you collect it, mate, let me know, as I'm only 20 miles from GW's! :lol:

I'm not collecting mate, they're bringing it to me in Kent, and taking away my Tuono. I thought about TPFT but being new I didn't want to risk it. Hopefully next year it'll drop a bit, I'm not staying with MCE, they wanted me to pay a £117 cancellation fee on the Tuono, so I was caught by the short and curlies !

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Just checked Bennetts, they want £196.

Crikey! Get some data-tagging / other security on there, or even get a quote for it being datatagged perhaps.... :lol:

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Jesus, that's one expensive administration fee!

Tell me about it.

I rang them to swap my policy from the Tuono to the DRZ, and was told as I pay instalments they'd be an admin fee of £48 to pay, as the people I insure with wouldn't just swap bikes, they'd have to open a new policy, and also as the instalments are dealt with by a loan company (they've sold that part of their business ??) I'd have to pay the fee. I said I'd cancel the policy full stop then and go elsewhere for at least £50 cheaper than they were quoting and pay the £48 and say goodbye. I was then told in that case the fee is £117 to close the loan/insurance ! So I was stuck....I moaned and got the quote down to £159, but I will go when the renewal comes up out of principal. Sharks !

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Crikey! Get some data-tagging / other security on there, or even get a quote for it being datatagged perhaps.... :lol:

I think I will get a quote, is it right that alarms/immobilisers can't be fitted/are difficult to fit to the DRZ.

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I don't know, mate - I've not got one.

Datatagged, but locked to something VERY secure, with lights and CCTV too. Outside my bedroom window. :lol:

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Tell me about it.

I rang them to swap my policy from the Tuono to the DRZ, and was told as I pay instalments they'd be an admin fee of £48 to pay, as the people I insure with wouldn't just swap bikes, they'd have to open a new policy, and also as the instalments are dealt with by a loan company (they've sold that part of their business ??) I'd have to pay the fee. I said I'd cancel the policy full stop then and go elsewhere for at least £50 cheaper than they were quoting and pay the £48 and say goodbye. I was then told in that case the fee is £117 to close the loan/insurance ! So I was stuck....I moaned and got the quote down to £159, but I will go when the renewal comes up out of principal. Sharks !

Jesus; when I cancelled a policy with Devitts in the summer I got a £20 fee and over £200 back to my bank account.

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