Already got rid of the "standard" drz wheels, and bought excels with talon hubs. And braking discs
After I sold my CRF, i bought myself a DRZ. But as the DRZ was finished and not so much left to do, and wintertimes. I decided to buy a cheap ass DRZ and tune it up to what it looks like now:
When i bought it, it was old plastics. Everything dusty and scratched.
Anodised blue standard, what a match! Grey gastank, Ductape tuned speedometer, best headlight ever etc etc
At first i ripped a part the whole bike, and sent the gastank to a friend of mine:
Than receiver whole lot of parts:
muffler/silincer from crf450:
And some other small stuff:
-RMZ start button
And of course supermoto wheels!!
Still got some stuff to do, but this is how it looks atm.
And the following graphics will be printed asap:
Wow! Way to freshen the old girl up.
Next step might be to replace the weathered, stock header pipe with a nice fat aftermarket one or even a proper full system.
It would help both cosmetically and performance. Even though I still run the stock pipe myself.
That bike is now worthy of a nice blingy pipe set up.
'09 DRZ-400SM #43V
'05 KTM 525 SMR #43
I like the headlight. By the looks of it the blinkers are integrated into it?
'98 TW200 Sold
'08 WR250X Sold
'06 KTM 625 SMC
Also ripped the bike apart again, gonna powdercoat the frame and all black.
Nice, I converted an S model, all except the suspension. I am making that my winter project for 2012-13, I am going from end to end, every suspension bit I can upgrade, brakes 320mm, forks/risers/triples, rear shock, forks, brakes, sprockets/chain, sliders, the full bit to make it a proper SM cosmetically and functionally.
I like what you have done, she looked a little tired in the before photo but now refreshed and vibrant... good job
Trust me, im not an expert, but I know a guy who did this once!!!
Did the honda muffler bolt right up and does it sound any better then tghe stock can? It looks great.
I've got sliders laying around, will fit them anytime soon. Project is not done yet
Nice headlight, I just ordered the same one in white a few days ago for my crf project. Did it come with the big white sticker already on it?
Did the UFO headlight come with amber LED strips to replace the white ones for use as turn signals? Some descriptions I read say it comes with the amber LED strips, but when I emailed UFO they said no.
Complete turnaround with this bike. Good job.
je fiets ziet er geweldig uit!
I like the latest pics, i'm in a similar situation as you with my 'S' model. What size rear tire/rim are you using? Is it grinding on the chain?
Gutted... I've just upgraded my headlight and I fancy that one more....should have seen this earlier..
Nice set up, cant wait to see those graphics.
That big round headlight prolly threw more light. I remember the scortching light my gs 500 had. And sv's. Hmm....
WTF was the previous owner thinking with that headlight? It's beyond awful, I hope you took a hammer to it and put it out of its misery.
Current: DRZ 400 SM
Past: KTM 525 EXC, KTM 690 SMC, DRZ 400 SM
That thing is lookin sweet
Did you have to modify the kickstand much?
looks sooo much better than when you got it.. good job!
from heap to hero. Nice save, you really turned it around.
Cool vid dude. Have a question bout the case savers.. they were originally anodised or painted gold?
You very far from Maastricht? Couldn't quite see where you were on the road sign at the end of the vid.
this looks great!
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Nice dizz. I recently built my buddies e model .. I gotta post some pics. It was beat. After 3 months of ebayin and other it's a new bike. (everything except motor,frame,bars)Have u thought of gettin the sm swing arm? I got one for him for 50$ almost brandnew. Also I hear you on the Bigbore kit. I have a drzsm that started out stock and have done mods , just nothin to the motor besides hotcams and fcr-mx 39,
What Bigbore are you thinking of running?
Yea buddy, love the last pic. Been there myself. Thinking...dirt. It's whats for dinner.
As for the chain adjustment . It's easier with the sm swing, it has bolt adjustments (10 ,12 mm)
Also what would u get if you sold the dizz? I am always dreamin about sellin mine for a 11' husaberg or a aprillia 450
Terrible how.? Doesn't have the correct engine sealent? High maint?
That's why I'm on the lookout for a 09'- .. Berg 570. Or a ktm 525-30. I gotta get some pics upof my bike, seems like u will appreciate. Also got my buddies e model started and almost finished .. Sm out...looks pimpin.
Wow, great job on the bike. It looks nice in all black. I like your headlight so much that I got one myself. Im using the LED's as turn signals.
2007 CRF250R-SM - Street Tard