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'05 Dr-z 400 Sm

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this is my first post on this website. i just got back from iraq, and purchased an 05 zx-6r. (should be in any day now). while i was there, i asked the guys at the shop about building a supermoto bike that was street legal. i was thinking about a crf or a yz, but after getting wheels/ tires/ brakes/ dual sport kit/ and new stator, it would be about as expensive as the DR-Z 400 SM. the advantage of the DR-Z would be that it is brand new, easier to register, as it is made for street use, comes with warranty, electric start, etc. would you guys recommend this bike? ive never ridden a dr-z before, so i really don't know anything about it. are dr-z's really slow? on the suzuki website, it says the bike weighs 295 lbs, so i'm wondering if the bike is too heavy, also.

does anyone know approximately how much power a dr-z makes, and how much can be gained through some headwork, exhaust, and cams? any help would be appreciated.

lcpl ronnie simpson, usmc
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I am on the same boat as you. I currently own a 2004 GSXR 750. Really sick and love to wheelie and ride. But The Traffic, The people, the insurance, is pretty bad. SO I have always wanted a Dual sport. And one that i can take serious tarmac turns in. And i think this is the bike. I am concerned as well of the power but those mods seem to keep me happy.
That Husky 450 sounds cool but how expensive is that? How hard is it to find a part for that bike?
I really think the SM is gonna be a blast!!
Take care guys,
Nice reply! Makes me want my SM ASAP!!
You cant jump and take the SM off road with those tires can u ?? Im sure u can do anything but will it even hook up and be safe to tear up trails on those tires?
well. What about it being Street legal? I still have not seen a US KTM except the DUKE street legal?? I live in VA so i bet getting a off road bike to a street bike will be near impossoble. Va sucks!!
Thanks for the help. I know 20% SM is dirt but do they use street tires. I swear they have a half and half compound tread. :thumbup:

Thanks again guys,
I doubt VA is gonna be easy! If it is I am gonna SM a CRF 450x!!
I really think my hearts set on that 400SM. Do all the tag work right their and then ride home on the bike if i want to. Plus having a battery, fan, speedo, etc It will be cool untill honda comes out with a Bad Arse SM!! Watch! For now I am still buying the DRZ 400 SM
Thanks again guys,
Ride hard live for ever!
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