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Hank

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The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« on: September 17, 2008, 01:07:53 PM »
Well, maybe not... but it's better than it was.

The rack is pretty cheese-ball, but it was the best I could do out of crap that was laying around the shop and 2 hours   ;D




loingrader

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 03:00:04 PM »
looks good hank.  i'm bettin that bike will be so comfy, he's not going to want to stop at the hills.  he'll be heading for the coast. 

might be a little different than the vfr he's used to.  we'll see how tough he is.
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Dustin

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 03:17:15 PM »
I think it looks even better in person!! Maybe I'll trade Paul!!  ;D

Hank

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 05:37:27 PM »
I stuck a 1" piece of foam underneath the pad now too.. and it's Gold Wing Plush now..   Well except that the wind blows it all over and it's wound out at 70.   And it vibrates alot.  And it has a 2 gallon gas tank.   And there is not much storage.

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 10:24:33 AM »
There are guys that would kill for less of a bike.

Osnabrock

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 05:37:16 PM »
Hey Hank,
On the drz touring line........
What windshield did you fit to your DRZ for last years mind numbing trek across the state to the get together?
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Hank

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 03:06:10 PM »
I think it is a National Cycle Deflector.  I had to cut quite a bit off the bottom to make it fit, but it was pretty easy to do.




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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 08:06:29 AM »
What bike is that to the left of the XX that needs some clothes?

Hank

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 08:16:15 AM »
That was my XT500 project that I gave up on and parted out!

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 10:45:33 AM »
I was wondering if you picked up a old trials bike.

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 06:51:55 PM »
Thanks for the info on the windscreen.  It may need to be my next project.
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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 06:30:24 PM »
Hey Hank. I made a mandrel for my bender to bend 5/8 tubing for makeing rear racks. I made a REALLy spiffy one fr a DR350, I'm sure we can make one for your 400 just fine. STop past come summer time and we'll bend one up.

Hank

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 07:36:52 PM »
Thanks man, sounds like a plan.  Although I'm sorta proud of my 15 minute wonder..  well maybe not so much :)

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 01:56:35 PM »
What a beautiful bike.  I have some Suzuki accessory handguards I can bring to the DDSR to keep the wind off your hands.  The price is right if you don't have anything else.  This is my touring wonder.


Oops.  Wrong picture.  That was my Cruiser.  This is my Goldwing.



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Hank

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Re: The DRZ looks like a touring bike now!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 05:02:03 PM »
Looking good!  I think mine has been across the state 4 times now.     I'm thinking I might haul it this year.. but we'll see.