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DRZ400 Nightmare Fix - Seat QD

SKU HTP7-3-17

The Problem: A known weakness in the DRZ/KLX subframe makes it prone to failure during tipovers with any luggage rack that utilizes the seat-mounting bolts. The problem is a welded aluminum threaded boss on the subframe. It is a bearing load, and any pressure from the outside of the bike will break the weld.

The Solution: Drill through the boss and add a Happy Capture Boss™ to re-distribute the force of the impact.

Additional Benefits: Allows you to quickly remove the seat without removing any accessories on your Suzuki DRZ400E/S/SM or your Kawasaki KLX400S. This kit has been developed to address several problem areas on the DRZ platform, particularly when built-up for touring, and is a wonderful modification for any DRZ or KLX.

Tim Sez: We were constantly repairing these in the shop from local customers who were out to have a good time and had their weekend interrupted. Their first thought was that our rack was at fault - quite the contrary. This weld-point was a poorly engineered point for luggage carry, and the problem occurs no matter what rack you run (although the damage might be less on competitor’s racks due to bending on impact).


  • Fixes a known weakness in the DRZ/KLX subframe
  • Makes it more “ok” for your bike to go down
  • Remove the seat in seconds. Allows quick removal of the tank without removing side panels.
  • Happy Capture Boss™ replaces the existing threaded tabs on the subframe as these tabs have been known to break free, making it impossible to remove the seat, side panels or luggage without cutting the bolt.

Note: This product is difficult to install - requires metal saw, rotary tool or cutoff tool, several sizes of drill bits and permanent modification to the bike. Please read instructions before ordering.

Includes: T-Plate, two Dzus springs and fasteners, mounting hardware, Happy Caputure Boss™

Weight: 6 oz

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho



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