My RMZ450 crossover plastic mods

Here are some pictures of my mods I did to my DRZ400S about 6 months ago.

-2010 RMZ450 Front Fender

-2010 RMZ450 Front Number Plate, with custom made light mount above.

-2009 RMZ250 Shrouds

-Custom Mounts for RMZ450/SM Fork Guards on Right Side Up Forks (for looks mostly)

-Custom Side Number Plate Background Cut-Outs made to look like a RMZ

Let me know what you guys think... I was going to try and sell some of the moded parts but sorta gave that up. But If you guys want some I'll make them for you...

The next thing I want to make is full carbon fiber RMZ to DRZ side number plates to finish the RMZ DRZ bike, I call it the "dRMZ400".

Here the pictures>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3516.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3515.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3512.jpg

Looks good. I really like that front fender. :thumbsup:

Very nice.:thumbsup:..was it a lot of work to make the shrouts fit??

Love the front fender also...its already on my orderlist:smirk:

i like it!

Yes it was a lot of work to make the shrouds fit on. You have to cut many pieces, use a heat gun to bend some stuff and make some mounting brackets for the bottom bolt.

If you buy the front fender you will have to mod it just to get it to bolt on. The rear 2 bolts are ok, but the front 2 go in at a 45o angle (weird, I know). You have to dremel (not drill) out the front to holes. They land right on a ridge! The worst spot... then you need to shim the rear bolts on the fender (if you want I can look to see how much they are shimmed). If you just bolt it on the front of the fender hangs all most onto the tire. Really the front fender was more of a pain then I though it was going to be... but looks hot!

The side panels look awesome! How did u cut them for such a clean look?

Pretty neat, well done.

Your bike is proof that Suzuki has a signature aesthetic that is consistent.

Do you have a pic of stock shrouds with RMZ fender and numberplate?

Judging from your avatar you get pretty nice air, mx-style. I wonder what people's faces look like when they realise that your RMZ450 is a humble DRZ400S! :thumbsup:

Thats a reliable RMZ u got there! Looks good and neat!

It looks very good!!! More pics please!

Pretty neat, well done.

Your bike is proof that Suzuki has a signature aesthetic that is consistent.

Do you have a pic of stock shrouds with RMZ fender and numberplate?

Judging from your avatar you get pretty nice air, mx-style. I wonder what people's faces look like when they realise that your RMZ450 is a humble DRZ400S! :thumbsup:

More "dRM-Z400" pictures:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3514.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3518.jpg

One of stock plastics and just the RMZ fender:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3052.jpg

DRZ400s Freestyle Motocross ramp jumping:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_2784.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_2772Good4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_2704.jpg

Avatar picture, testing a new ramp model with the STOCK death wings tires:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3105.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Yostfmx/DCP_3105.jpg

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Holy crap!!...you got stones like bowling balls!!...rrrrrespect:worthy:

For real.... I didn't realize the DRZ could take jumps like that. Is your suspension stock? Also, great looking bike. I really like the RMZ fender. Do you have a pic of the mounting?

Haha no my suspension is far from stock... you bottom out on speed bumps with stock suspension. DRZ400s is the best bike I've ever ridden. It can really take anything to can thow at it. I wish there was a DRZ400 MX style (or any dirt) races or series, I'd be all over that!

Next time you hear someone complain about there 450F being harder to jump, heavy, heavy in the turns, remember these picture and tell them to stop whining.

I'll try to take some pictures of the fender mounting and shims.

Haha no my suspension is far from stock... you bottom out on speed bumps with stock suspension. DRZ400s is the best bike I've ever ridden. It can really take anything to can thow at it. I wish there was a DRZ400 MX style (or any dirt) races or series, I'd be all over that!

Next time you hear someone complain about there 450F being harder to jump, heavy, heavy in the turns, remember these picture and tell them to stop whining.

I'll try to take some pictures of the fender mounting and shims.

Now those JUMP pics are trully inspirational my friend :ride:

You should be turning the blinkers on when you fly :lol:

Well done :thumbsup:

Haha no my suspension is far from stock... you bottom out on speed bumps with stock suspension. DRZ400s is the best bike I've ever ridden. It can really take anything to can thow at it. I wish there was a DRZ400 MX style (or any dirt) races or series, I'd be all over that!

Next time you hear someone complain about there 450F being harder to jump, heavy, heavy in the turns, remember these picture and tell them to stop whining.

I'll try to take some pictures of the fender mounting and shims.

Can you tell us about your suspension?

+1 on getting the suspension info. Very nice bike!

Really I sorta forgot what springs I have in it. I went up 1 or 2 sizes (I think 2) in stiffness on the fork springs, that really helped! and 1 size stiffer on the rear shock. That would be good for 80% of you that rides off road. Then I had the forks and rear shocks revalved. I'm 145 -150 LBS. Where I have the "clickers" set right now it works good for mx, (turns) and jumps up to 40'. If I set the clickers any harder the front end washes out very easy.

Even with the suspension done if I over clear something just by a little bit I'll bottom up (25' gaps and over). You have to be spot on on the landings.

Thanks for the info. Great job on that bike. As for your jumps,.... just proves again that it's better to be a fast (talented) guy on a slow bike than a slow guy on a fast bike.:thumbsup:

Thanks for the mounting pics. That front fender looks simple enough. And huge respect on the jumps.... amazing....

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