Drz front ends

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Drz front ends

Post by phoo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 pm

Is there a difference between drz400s and drz400e front ends? I know the SM has inverted forks. I'm looking to have a complete front end to swap between street and dual sport and have a line on an E and want to make sure that it'll work, with speedo.


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Re: Drz front ends

Post by Bucho » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Do you ever get over to Thumpertalk.com?

They have some very knowledgable guys
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Re: Drz front ends

Post by phoo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:47 pm

Looks like "the only difference is the E forks from '00 and '01 are better than the S" (the forks I'm looking at are from 01).

https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/84 ... 00e-forks/


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Re: Drz front ends

Post by Bucho » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:51 pm

phoo wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Looks like "the only difference is the E forks from '00 and '01 are better than the S" (the forks I'm looking at are from 01).

https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/84 ... 00e-forks/


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Re: Drz front ends

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Re: Drz front ends

Post by Damage Inc. » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:36 pm

To my knowledge there is no difference as for as fitment from start of production through today. There are some valving and spring rate changes from E to S, if they have never been redone for the preference of the owner....You should look for the '05 up though they did update the front end but the fork tubes will still interchange.
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Re: Drz front ends

Post by zjcoombs » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:39 am

See if frames and neck bearings are same part numbers on bikebeandit microfiche would be my suggestion.

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Re: Drz front ends

Post by phoo » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:20 pm

I should have posted an update, but I ended up buying it. So I guess I'll just find out from experience whether or not it fits to my liking. ;-)

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