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Old 11-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #16501
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Hey, congrats on finding a trade, i sat on a KLX250S quite a few times, definately a bit lower and lighter then the drz, its a very nice looking bike imo, post up some pics once you recieve it.
Thanks 150ron,

I love my DRZ and for someone a few inches taller, more experienced(or just likes power wheelies, not my thing) they are fantastic machines! I'll probably get another one... one day when I'm more comfortable with bikes in general.

I'll definitely post pics when I get the trade complete
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #16502
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Hello is there any chance to put a radiator armour/protection together with a IMS front tank
I have the IMS with Unibiker and the only change was longer bolts on the bottom of the tank with plastic washers
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #16503
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Gas Tank

I have a question which has probably been answered here many times. So sorry for the trouble. Since I seem to be continually spending money on my DRZ, I guess it is going to be staying with me for the long term.

I would like a bigger gas tank. Something for out west adventures, Moab, Colorado etc. My current hundred mile range has been a bit of a pain. In looking at all of the (too many) options, anybody have the perfect size? Not too big not too small. I know it is a very loaded question. However, is there a point where carrying too much gas is just dumb? Should I plan plan for 200 miles? 250 miles? What is a reasonable expectation?

Thoughts?

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #16504
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Not too big, not too small = IMS 3.2 gallon tank, i can get about 170 + out of mine, looks great on the bike too imo.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #16505
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So now I think I am going to lean strong towards a brand new S, that way I have a warranty, and know exactly what kinds of miles are going on the bike... I also found a "project" DRZ on c list that has been sitting for a while that looks to be a former San Francisco PD bike missing some body parts, but guy says runs great... hmmm pay 900 bucks cash and revive an unknown or just go brand new with comfort? hmmmmmmm
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #16506
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I would like a bigger gas tank. Something for out west adventures, Moab, Colorado etc. Not too big not too small.

Thoughts?



IMS/ROOL DESIGNS IMS TK DRZ400 4.0 GAL YEL 115521-Y2
That seem to be the most popular IMS tank 4.5gal (include res.) U can get 200 miles easy out of this tank. I did ~ 170 miles off-rd open throttle most of the time, 2nd-3rd gear (with 15/47 gearing) maybe 4th in some spots. I didn't even hit reserve before the next gas stop.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #16507
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150ron that IMS 3.2 does look really good on the DRZ. that's the size i go with.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #16508
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any recommendations on the most compatible aftermarket setup? BTW...don't want to go the HID route due to cost.

Get any headlight capable of an H4 bulb, and HID conversion is really cheap. ~$65 for a 55W.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #16509
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Short video of a ride I did earlier this month here in the UK. Even though it was November I didnt expect it to be as cold as it was, its a 30 minute ride just to get to the place I was going to and was already freezing by the time I got there so had to cut it short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVvRYNEC9Y&feature=plcp
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #16510
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Short video of a ride I did earlier this month here in the UK. Even though it was November I didnt expect it to be as cold as it was, its a 30 minute ride just to get to the place I was going to and was already freezing by the time I got there so had to cut it short

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVvRYNEC9Y&feature=plcp
Nice vid, thanks for sharing,

just installed a headlight on/off switch, only cost me 3 bucks and was pretty easy to do.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #16511
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...That was about what I expected people to say. The fact is that $6k would be quite a way short of paying for the new engine and transmission sitting on the bench.

I've now got about 28,000 reasons why I'll keep the bike until I am dead.
Hi Numbers, look forward to an in depth post on what has been done with plenty of pics and your ride impressions when up and running. Good on ya
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:10 PM   #16512
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So now I think I am going to lean strong towards a brand new S, that way I have a warranty, and know exactly what kinds of miles are going on the bike... I also found a "project" DRZ on c list that has been sitting for a while that looks to be a former San Francisco PD bike missing some body parts, but guy says runs great... hmmm pay 900 bucks cash and revive an unknown or just go brand new with comfort? hmmmmmmm
you're kidding, right ? its a fucking dirtbike, get the 900 dollar bike and beat the shit out it.

900 vs 6000.

for a dirt bike.


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Old 11-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #16513
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you're kidding, right ? its a fucking dirtbike, get the 900 dollar bike and beat the shit out it.

900 vs 6000.

for a dirt bike.


lol
I second that. Plastic is cheap. When it dies take the plate off it and push it in the landfill. (after properly recycling the batteries and fluids of course).
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #16514
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That is my line of thinking when it comes to bikes and a few other things in general, not specifically the DR-Z...
Right but the DRZ gets me and my camera to some amazing places I can't get to easily on foot, and it FUN getting there too.
For water or snow and ice I have Kites and Boards of different kinds. my favorite move is the backward psycho loop in this video
For rain days I take the missus to galleries and the odd movie or just stay home and cook something tasty
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #16515
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DR350 or DR-Z400?

Howdy all;

I learned to ride in the dirt many moons ago, but have been riding street bikes exclusively for almost 40 years. Lately, I've got a hankering to get a dual sport to do some off-road exploring.

I've come across 2 prospects on CL: a 1999 DR350 w/ 1500 miles for $2500 (firm) and a 2001 DR-Z400E w/ 4500 miles for $2000.

I've gone to look at & ride the 350, but not the 400 yet. The 350 was in great shape and ran good, but since the 13 year-old original tires are still on the bike, I'd have to get a set of tires for it, and the valves have never been checked. I think the price is about $500 too high, but the owner won't budge.

I don't know what kind of shape the 400 is in, because I'm going to look at it the day after Thanksgiving, but the owner says it's excellent, and the water pump was replaced this past summer. It has Perrelli 70/30 street tires on it, but since I'm planning on doing some serious dirt riding, I would want to get some knobbies.

I thought the DR might be a better pick because it's air-cooled and lighter, but the DR-Z is 2 years newer and at least $500 cheaper (I'm hoping the owner will sell it for $1700, but I'll offer $1500 when I ride it Friday).

This being a 400 thread, I'm sure you're biased; but which one would you choose and why?.(I'm gonna put this on the DR350 thread and get their opinions too)

BTW, what's the difference between an E and an S model?

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