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Share your modifications both the ones that worked and ones not worth doing.
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DRZ Suspension 7 years, 4 months ago #3375

Looking at the pros an cons of setting up my stock suspension in my 2010 DRZ400E mainly used for trail riding.
I have heard lots of different opinions, just not sure which way to go, being myself and gear would weigh about 100kg.
Checked rear spring sag and adjusted etc, find harder I ride it the more it bottoms out on rough terrain and full on riding.
MPE suspensions near the Sunshine Coast suggested stock suspension is only suited stock for easy going off road terrain with a person of 75kg. But can be re sprung and re valved to suit my weight $650 front and rear.
Has anyone gone down this path and if it makes much of a difference?

Re: DRZ Suspension 7 years, 4 months ago #3377

  • Owey
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I have a 2008 and my mate a 2009. Hade both the bikes suspension done. Was set up for 105kgs. Had new springs fitted front and rear and re-valved too. Difference to the bike was amazing and well worth doing, was a different bike once done.

Most (90%) of our riding is trail & single track. Areas that we used to ride around in 2nd/3rd are now 3rd/4th because the bike handles so much better.

If there was one mod (and only 1) that I was to do to this would be it.

Have not heard of re-doing the original setup as the springs are too soft, they need to be up-graded for thr weight/travel/static sag etc.

If the suspension mob can install new for $650 - get it done, that is a very cheap price.

Re: DRZ Suspension 7 years, 4 months ago #3379

Ah thats the go, will pull the forks and rear shock and send them to get done this weekend.

Maybe now I might give my mates WR450F a good run for its money in the bush :)
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