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DRZ-400S to SICK-SM build

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Whats up fellas? Ive been a member for a couple of years and creeped the site for awhile until I finally stumbled upon my first bike. I just recently picked up a mint 2009 DRZ-400s with 311 miles for the sum of 3k. So I decided to make a thread of my conversion over to a SM/Hooligan bike. I've made quite a bit of progress in the last 3 weeks, so onto the pics!

The bike the day i picked it up.

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Then the parts ordering began, much thanks goes to Forrest at Wheeling Cycle Supply and the various TT members from which I sourced the parts! The first thing that was a must was to get rid off the factory whale tail, and I accomplished that with the DRC real tail light kit in smoke with the smoke led turn signals.

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Next on the chopping block was every carbon piece offered by LightSpeed, along with almost every red anodized piece from Zeta that Forrest had on hand.

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From this point on I've been gathering parts, awaiting the next free weekend to work on it, as work,school,planning a wedding etc has had me swamped! Some of the parts I've got waiting to go on the bike are: Protaper 1-1/8 mounts, Protaper Metal Mulisha 1-1/8 bars in the Henry/Reed bend, Zeta Armor handguards with the XC Led flasher protectors, Unabiker radiator guards, Acerbis supermoto front fender, LightSpeed carbon fiber frame guards, MSR +1 shifter, CFC case guards, some sick Spitfire skate wheels for some poor man axle sliders, Zeta stem nut/cap, custom Vapor mount from TT member Robert-SoCal , along with a cnc'd chain guard from ebay!

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And with trying to keep with the black/red theme, I sent off a few pieces to the local powdercoater along with a spare valve cover which he nailed matching to the anodized red Zeta uses.

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I'm waiting on the next shipment of parts to show up mid-week. I have a complete red silicon hose set coming that includes:radiator hoses,carb vents, fuel lines etc, SDG step seat, DRC supermoto pegs with sliders, ASV red levers, some more carbon pieces, and a few other little nick nacks!

Stay tuned for more progress pictures as i begin to install all the bars, controls etc. The next stage in the build will be in March and consist of my wheels which I'm having RAD MFG do in a very interesting pattern, along with sending the suspension off to Racetech for a re-valve and re-spring, wrapping the bike completely in 3M Di-Doc carbon fiber vinyl . Lastly, I hope to have enough time to do a 434cc BBK along with the proven FCR, and MRD/SSW pipe combo! Looks like I have alot of work to accomplish before summer!

Stay tuned!

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Holy cow! You did really well on the purchase and are making progress quite fast. :smirk: I've had a heck of a time getting my parts. It's taken me over 3 months and I've stumbled across quite a few parts dealers who are running their businesses part time so it's been a total pain. I couldn't imagine doing this in the summer, it would drive me insane. The TT classifieds have been quite good though.

Congrats, Steve

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I'll certainly follow this thread, looks awesome already! Great progress mate :smirk:

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Holy cow! You did really well on the purchase and are making progress quite fast. :smirk: I've had a heck of a time getting my parts. It's taken me over 3 months and I've stumbled across quite a few parts dealers who are running their businesses part time so it's been a total pain. I couldn't imagine doing this in the summer, it would drive me insane. The TT classifieds have been quite good though.

Congrats, Steve

Yeah I couldn't pass it up for 3k, just to good of a deal! Yeah parts are hit and miss, and kinda hard to find especially parts from over seas companies. Thanks!!!

Cant wait to see the finished product

Me either its killing me!

Keep us posted!

Will do! I'll be posting when parts arrive and when I begin installing the parts I have on hand!

I'll certainly follow this thread, looks awesome already! Great progress mate :bonk:

Thanks bud!

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how slide over a couple of colverts or big rocks and let us know how those case guards work ? i've been corrected about using plastic as a guard, but haven't seen much about carbon fiber yet.

nice bike, have you done the preventative loctite fixes in the faq yet ?

rock on :-)

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how slide over a couple of colverts or big rocks and let us know how those case guards work ? i've been corrected about using plastic as a guard, but haven't seen much about carbon fiber yet.

nice bike, have you done the preventative loctite fixes in the faq yet ?

rock on :-)

I'd imagine the case guards would hold up decently, however its primarily for looks as this bike will only see street use and track days, not rocks and off road situations. I plan on doing the loctite fixes at the first oil change. Thanks!

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Wow, i too cant wait to see it come together, very nice, looks like you are getting nothing but the best for this bike.

Thanks!!! Yeah I've been trying to get the best parts available but it's began to take a toll on my back pocket. :bonk:

Its gonna look nice!..Cant wait to see the finished project..

Thanks bud! :smirk:

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A couple of parts showed up today! :smirk:

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Advanced Performance Accessories complete red silicone hose kit.

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DRC Supermoto foot-pegs.

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SDG step-up seat.

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LightSpeed carbon-fiber front sprocket guard.

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Custom black Dzus fasteners to replace the factory chrome fasteners that hold on the airbox side panels.

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Engine Ice to replace the coolant when installing the silicone hoses, and a K&N oil filter for the first service that is coming up at 500 miles.

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More stuff on the way, along with an install day hopefully in the near future as these parts are starting to pile up!

Stay tuned! :bonk:

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It's looking real nice, now you need to budget some money for some go-fast parts from Eddie to make it go as good as it looks.

Thanks! Oh, trust me I got the performance side planned out for sure! I'm seeing if i can budget in the "50hp" kit from Eddie before the summer riding begins if not I'll have at-least the 3x3, Mrd/Ssw exhaust, and jetting etc done by then.

Sneak peek of what my friend Phil over at HEL is cooking up for the brakes department!

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Nice man, you're inspiring me to spend a little more money on the little detail stuff. Just gotta these $200 +, items done!

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Nice man, you're inspiring me to spend a little more money on the little detail stuff. Just gotta these $200 +, items done!

Lol, I hear ya! But its the little things that kill you, I promise! :smirk:

I was gonna get normal stainless lines, then I had the bright idea of saying, "How bout I color match them". :bonk:

Cost wayyyy more than I wanted to spend, but I think it will pay off in the overall scheme of things!

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