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How I spent my tax return...

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Tax refund worked out in my favor this year for once and I decided to freshen up my DRZ :cheers:

First a quick look at what I was starting with:

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What it looks like after mod-fest:

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Changes:

- SSW re-sprung and tuned the suspension (Thanks Eddie!)

- KTM fork guards and seal savers

- Excel Rims laced to Rad Eagle hubs (fasterusa.com)

- HEL braided SS brake lines

- CRF Rear master cylinder

- BRP upper triple clamp

- Tag lower triple clamp (with new steering head bearings, press work done by SSW)

- Scotts damper in BRP sub mount

- Pro Grip 174 Rally grips

- Lightspeed CF frame guards (from TT classifieds)

- MRD/SSW exhaust with insert,spark arrestor and pro comp tip

It could be cleaner for sure but I think it turned out pretty nice as is :ride:

Here is a pic showing behind the bars, still need to clean up some of the wiring

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Edited by ROMAD

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LOOKS GOOD and i'm sure it will perform better. I used my tax return on my bike as well. I paid it off!!!! super stoked. maybe next year I can go on a modfest!!!

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Money well spent i'd say:thumbsup:. The black rims look good how does the bike now ride with the suspension mods??:cheers:

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Bike is sweeeet looking. Love the black rims on the off road setup on drz bc you don't see them that often. Money well spent my friend

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Thanks for the nice words and special thanks to Eddie and the crew at SSW! Couldn't be happier with how everything turned out.

It all started out with a simple idea to have the suspension setup by Eddie. After I realized how deep I was digging into the bike I started thinking "Well as long as I am taking it apart this far why not do...." :ride:

That lead to the Scotts and triple clamp work, of course the steering bearings needed freshening (shoulda followed the FAQ closer :bonk:) Eddie was very accommodating to a bunch of last minute adds to "just a suspension re-spring and tune". Sold off the OEM wheels to a TT member to subsidize the new wheels. A phone call to Dave at MRD set the new pipe in motion as well as selling off the old exhaust bits. The CRF master cyclinder started as a $30 mod that lead me to new SS lines just cuz. I sold off a lot of parts to help fund all this but the refund was the lions share.

Haven't had a chance to take it off road yet but the test rides around the neighborhood are very encouraging - everything feels so smooth and dialed in now :cheers:

Need to thank the TT DRZ members at large, tons of useful and important info was uncovered in past posts that played a huge part in how everything developed :p

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It all started out with a simple idea to have the suspension setup by Eddie. After I realized how deep I was digging into the bike I started thinking "Well as long as I am taking it apart this far why not do...." :ride:

Yep, know exactly what you mean. Went through that whole tempation last month (and gave in) while converting my SM for dirt. But mean looking bike, man :cheers: Really like the look.

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bike looks great!

black rims always make a dirt bike look tougher somehow

ktm fork guards make a big difference. cani ask roughly how much that set you back.

...and what seat are you running if ya don't mind

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I spent right around $50 a few months back when I did the KTM fork guard mod.

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Your bike looks WAY better! I bet it performs way better as well. Congrats on the sweet looking ride man.

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what seat are you running if ya don't mind

Thanks for the nice words! The seat is a Renazco and I cant recommend them highly enough, what SSW is to the DRZ drivetrain...Renazco is to the DRZ seat. All the other details and general prices are listed in my garage :cheers:

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