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Suzuki DR-Z400S (2013)
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CategoryLast UpdatedReviewThe Rekluse auto clutch makes life easier, and saves my butt. I had their original Z-Start on my '05 DR-Z400E and like this one better. Much easier to install, cheaper, and works just as good.
The auto-clutch's big advantage for me now is when it's combined with the S final drive gearing: the bike's set up tall for the road but then it can easily stall in technical dirt situations. The Rekluse does all the work when it gets tight and slow, and you still have those nice tall gears for the dual sport riding. I liked having a Rekluse clutch on my E when I lived in Moab, combined with the E gearing the bike was great on rocks, in sand, and up in the mountains on singletrack. Just not so great on roads because of low gearing and high engine revs.
I also added a Kush sprocket to smooth out shifts on pavement. You never need to touch the clutch lever with a Rekluse but it can send a little snap through the chain when shifting on hard surfaced roads, which I ride a lot now that I'm living in Michigan. It's a lot cheaper and easier than installing a cush hub.
The Kush site is down, I don't know if they went out of business?
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewThe Seat Concepts low seat foam and cover is a lot more comfortable than stock and helps me almost get my toes to the ground. I currently have the Carbon cover and it's pretty slippery with moto nylon pants, but it grips pretty good with jeans. I've had the gripper cover and it's real good with moto pants but too sticky with jeans.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewI really like the Pivot Pegz. I think their pivot action helps with shifting and especially with the rear brake feel. I have the rubber caps on for street, they help reduce vibration. They attach with zip ties so they are easy to remove for dirt, but the foot pegs still have real good grip even with the covers.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewThey look great and protect your hands but they damage easily in a tip over. The metal bends and the plastic rips up. I've straightened the metal back into a useable shape many times. The plastic can be trashed if you smack it just wrong.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewThese tires are smooth enough on pavement, not quite as smooth as the stock DeathWings. In the dirt they grip much better but don't hook up like a full knobby. I'd give them a solid 50% on / 50% off rating, good for casual-fun riding for dual sport adventures.
They are quiet on the pavement, not loud like the Dunlop D606. The D606 is a lot more aggressive, noisy, and vibrates on the road. The D606 is also a lot better if you get serious in the dirt.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewThis really cleans up the back end and takes about 2 lbs off, depending on what you do for turn signals.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewGood fit, good protection, nice looking, fair price. Nothing else to say.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewIt's mostly pavement where I live now, and these are a lot more fun than knobbies on asphalt. I swear the bike feels 100 lbs lighter going into corners, they lean so easily and grip like a gorilla. They work fine at moderate speeds on the few miles of dirt road that are left around here.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewProtaper Pillowtop Grips really do smooth out the vibration through the bars. I'm surprised how well they work. I had Renthal half waffle grips on, which are a good grip, but these Pillowtop are a lot more comfortable.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewRenthal #604-01 Fat Bars. The fat bars somehow ride smoother. Others have said this also and I don't understand the physics of it. They feel strong, positive, and smoother than the stock steel bars.
CategoryLast UpdatedReviewShorai LFX14A2-BS12 - LiFePO4 battery from the ThumperTalk Store:
It's insanely light compared to the stock lead battery.
- Stock battery: 5 lbs. 13 oz.
+ Shorai Lithium Iron: 1 lb. 8 oz. ( -4 1/4 lbs saved )
This battery technology is known for weak cranking when really cold, I haven't had any problems. But I don't ride when it's that cold either.