Chelsea Lim

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  1. I just got a seat concepts low seat for my DRZ400SM.. It is amazing! I'm short (5'1") and lighter than most riders (about 130lbs) so they recommended a slightly less dense foam for me. They used my specs to tailor the foam density just for me.. I haven't put many miles on the seat yet coz we are still covered in snow up here, but just sitting on the bike, there is a noticeable difference from the stock seat. I'm taking the bike to Utah next week so I can update after that trip! PS. they also have a regular height seat if you aren't short!
  2. So I know its been ages since I started this thread, but I figured i'd post an update.. Here is my new DRZ all kitted out! We are heading down to Utah next week to try her out! Thanks to everyone for all their fantastic suggestions!
  3. @LeeHoudini Those Shinko 700's are good looking tires! I might end up switching to S tires eventually.. If I do, I think i'll get the Soupy's adjustable lowering links so that I can lower it just enough to touch.. I'd rather not lower the bike too much!
  4. Thanks for all the recommendations! i'll definitely look into them.. I'm in Canada so parts are harder to get up here.. i'll have to see what is available =) Or maybe take a trip to the states to pick up some parts.. (we are only about an hour north of the border) The bike does have shorty levers on them but I can't remember what brand (its in the shop getting safetied..) but I'll have a look and see what hand guards they fit with.. I think i'm gonna go with the low seat concepts seat- I want to keep the stock seat unmolested so if my bf wants to ride the bike, its an easy swap (tho changing the sag in the back was a bit of a pain!)
  5. Hi guys, Thanks so much for all the replies! @Jules-Epsomits great to hear from someone who has used the low seat. I'm sold! @jjktmriderI'll look at the Shinko 700's as well. To all those that recommended protection- that is definitely on the list for me- For hand guards, i was thinking bark busters but they are really expensive. is there a cheaper brand that works as well? I'll probably buy the TT case savers. And i'm not sure about a bash plate yet.. any recommendations? Does anyone run crash guards on their DRZ? @PadilenThats funny, I have a TW200 as well! This bike will be replacing the TW tho. I do love the look of the fat knobby tires =) But if I find the tires aren't cutting it off road, my next plan was to get a set of S tires and some lowering links.. We will see! Can't wait to start playing on this thing! I'll keep you guys updated with pics!
  6. Hi guys! Just stopping in to introduce myself and ask a couple questions. I recently bought a 2006 DRZ400SM. This bike will be used primarily for off road (and for the long rides to get to the trails!). I chose the SM over the S because I'm a pretty small girl (5'1" and about 130lbs) and the S was just waaaaayyy too tall. I have a 29" inseam and can *just* touch the ground with the very tips of my boots on the SM. I've softened the suspension on the back end and have about 70mm of sag when I sit on the bike. I'm looking for a low seat and was thinking of getting the Seat Concepts Low seat.. I've seen lots of praise for the seat concepts seat in general, but I was wondering if anyone has tried the low version? I'm hoping not to have to put lowering links on the bike, and I think the extra inch the seat will give me will get enough of my toes on the ground to make me feel comfortable. (I can't flat foot ANY bike so i'm used to being up on my toes..) I'm also looking for recommendations for dirt tires to fit the 17" rims. I'd like the rims to be good in dirt, and acceptable on the road. The ones i'm considering are: - Kenda 270 - Mefo Explorer -Shinko 244 Any thoughts on either of these? Or any other suggestions? Thanks for any help! I've been searching lots on this forum for a couple weeks now and there seems to be a great group of people here! I'm excited to be here and can't wait to take the new bike out for a spin! (We have about 4ft of snow on the ground right now so it'll be a while..) Here are a couple pics of the new bike!
  7. Which tires are these? I'm looking for a good set of knobbies to out on an SM!