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The SRmoto Suzuki DRZ400SM Project Bike

 

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Here's what we've done to our first DRZ400SM project bike so far, as well as a few things we have planned...


Engine/Performance:
When we first got this bike, the only modification it had was a SuperTrapp muffler. It was loud and sorta ugly. The first thing we did was replace the entire exhaust system with our Yoshimura RS-2 Stainless / Carbon Exhaust Package, which consists of a Yoshimura RS-2 Carbon muffler and a Yoshimura Stainless Steel header. At the same time, we did the 3x3 airbox mod, and replaced the OEM air filter with a No Toil two stage foam filter and re-jetted the carb with a DynoJet Jet Kit. I couldn't be happier with this setup.... the Yoshimura system sounds great, it's quite a bit lighter than the stock exhaust, and it adds a significant amount of performance. Here are the links to the mods we did...
  • Yoshimura RS-2 Stainless / Carbon Exhaust Package
  • Dynojet Jet Kit (as part of above package)
  • K&N Hi-Flow Air Filter (as part of above package)
  • 3x3 Airbox Mod


    Lighting:
    Like all dual sport bikes, the stock rear tail light and front/rear turn signals on the DRZ400's are very large in size and not very easy on the eyes. We wanted something that would really clean up the rear fender of the bike and we also wanted to get rid of the big front turn signals. Since we wanted to add handguards to the bike right off the bat, we went with our Zeta Armor Handguard Package with built-in turn signals. This really cleans up the front of the bike. Out back we ditched the huge stock tail light and turn signals, replacing them with our nice and compact DRC Edge2 Integrated Tail Light Kit. We disabled the integrated turn signal feature of that tail light and used DRC Type 601 LED turn signals which are bolted up to the side of the tail light. These simple changes make the bike look WAY better!! We also replaced the stock headlight with an Acerbis LED Vision headlight and Cyclops LED headlight bulb. Here are the links to the mods we did...
  • Acerbis LED Vision Headlight
  • Cyclops LED Headlight Bulb
  • DRC Edge2 Integrated Tail Light Kit (Smoke Lens)
  • DRC Type 601 LED Turn Signals (Smoke Lens)
  • Zeta Armor Hand Guards with XC Flasher Protectors
  • Zeta Handguard Triple Clamp Mounts
  • 12oclockLabs Fixed Rate Turn Signal Flasher
  • 12oClockLabs Running Light Adapters


    Cockpit:
    The stock footpegs on the DRZ400 didn't offer much grip and were very narrow. We decided to add a pair of DRC Motard footpegs, which have a shorter length and slightly higher peg position, making them perfect for street or supermoto track use. Already discussed above, the Zeta Armor Handguards with built-in turn signals look great and eliminate the big ugly stock front turn signals. Here's a list of the mods we've done...
  • DRC Motard Footpegs
  • Zeta Armor Hand Guards with XC Flasher Protectors
  • Zeta Handguard Triple Clamp Mounts
  • Zeta Pivot Lever Set (Red)
  • Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
  • Clamp-On Mirrors
  • Mirror Hole Plugs (Blue)
  • Zeta Folding Shift Lever (Black/Red)
  • Zeta Trigger Folding Brake Pedal (Black/Red)


    Protection:
    The OEM Chain Guide and Chain Cover were one of the first things we took off the bike. The Z Carbon Chain Guide and Chain Cover bolted right on and look awesome. We also added Z Carbon Frame Guards to protect the frame from scratches...they look great too. We also replaced the drive cover (front sprocket) with a Z Carbon piece. Last but not least are the beautiful Lightspeed Carbon Fiber Engine Case Guards, which protect the sides of the engine and waterpump from damage. Here are links to these mods...
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Drive Cover
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Frame Guards
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Chain Guide
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Chain Cover / Heel Guard
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Brake Caliper Guard
  • Lightspeed Carbon Fiber Engine Case Guards


    Carbon Fiber:
    If you are looking for carbon fiber parts for your DRZ400S or DRZ400SM, we have several of them installed on our DRZ400SM...
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Drive Cover
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Frame Guards
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Chain Guide
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Chain Cover / Heel Guard
  • Z-Carbon Carbon Fiber Brake Caliper Guard
  • Lightspeed Carbon Fiber Engine Case Guards


    Miscellaneous:
    Our stock front fender was a little scratched up and that gave me the perfect excuse to replace it. I wanted something a little bit smaller, with vents in the rear of the fender. Acerbis's Supermoto fender fit the bill perfectly. We also decided to spruce up the bike a bit, so we added a trick looking Acerbis Cyclops headlight, a Zeta Gas Cap in Blue, and replaced our stock radiator hoses with new ones from DRC, in red... looks great on the bike.
  • Acerbis Supermoto Front Fender (White)
  • Acerbis LED Vision Headlight
  • Cyclops LED Headlight Bulb
  • DRC Radiator Hose Kit (Red)
  • Zeta Gas Cap (Blue)
  • Zeta Billet Kit (Blue)
  • Scaggs Adventure Cargo Rack
  • Zeta Oil Dipstick (Red)
  • Zeta Aluminum Bolt Kit (Blue)


    Brakes:
    The stock brakes on our DRZ400SM weren't the greatest, so we wanted to get them upgraded right away. We went with Galfer Brake Lines front and rear, and their Kevlar/Ceramic brake pads. This setup is awesome... much more responsive and better overall feel in the front brake lever and rear brake pedal.
  • Galfer Stainless Steel Front Brake Line (Smoke line w/ Blue Fittings)
  • Galfer Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line (Smoke line w/ Blue Fittings)
  • Galfer Front and Rear Brake Pads (Green Kevlar/Ceramic)


    Tires:
  • Bridgestone S20 Evo Hypersport Front Tire (120/70ZR-17)
  • Bridgestone S20 Evo Hypersport Rear Tire (140/70ZR-17)


    Drivetrain:
  • Sunstar Front Sprocket, 15T (stock size)
  • DRC Dura Rear Sprocket, Black, 43T (stock size is 41T)
  • EK 520 MVXZ X-Ring Dual Sport Chain, Gold


    Luggage/Bags/Tools:
    Wolfman Luggage makes some of the best bags on the market for the dual sport, supermoto, and off-road rider. On our DRZ Supermoto we use their Peak Tail bag, mounted to a Scaggs cargo rack, to carry around personal items, as well as a small tool kit...
  • Wolfman Peak Tail Bag
  • Scaggs Adventure Cargo Rack


    Tools:
  • DRC Lift Stand
  • Battery Tender Jr.
  • Cruz Tools Outback'R M14 Tool Set



    Our Suzuki DRZ400SM Project Bike Update Video




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