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
- 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
- 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
Weight: 6 oz
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho