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Old 04-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #18121
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If he / you know it doesn't run it isn't worth $1500. The one I bought is a 2001 and it came with the Baja Designs kit on it. It would have been worth the $800 in just parts.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #18122
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Thanks for all the advice. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Hopefully I'll get to look at the runner and buy it, rather then possibly deal with a lot of problems on the one that doesn't run.

I'd rather not lose $1500, although I imagine I could part it out for more then that. Truthfully though I'd rather not deal with the hassle of doing that either. I wonder if he would go lower then $1500.
E models are worthless and always on sale because the S/SM are the valuable ones that are plate able here in CA. Unless you are knowledgeable in getting the bike up and running it could be a money pit just getting it to run. For the money you are spending you are better off looking at a running one at least. Like other said DRZ's are always on sale on a weekly basis. Getting a bike in good condition for a little bit more is worth it because you aren't spending tons getting it to a running condition and doing maintenance repairing broken parts.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #18123
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In all likelihood if you sit tight for another couple weeks, you'll be able to find something that looks and runs just how you want it, for not much more than $2k.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #18124
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Do DRZs or DRZe wheels fit a DRZsm?
I was looking at trading for a DRZsm, but want dirt wheels...any tips?

Sorry if this was covered in previous posts....
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #18125
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Dogbone installation

I'm installing longer dog bones on the KLX. I have the bike raised with no weight on the rear tire or swingarm but the bolts for the dogbones still seem to be bearing weight.
What am I missing?
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #18126
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Do DRZs or DRZe wheels fit a DRZsm?
I was looking at trading for a DRZsm, but want dirt wheels...any tips?

Sorry if this was covered in previous posts....
i'm using rm usd forks on my drz250 that use the same axle and spacers as a drz400

i would say yes
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #18127
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Do DRZs or DRZe wheels fit a DRZsm?
I was looking at trading for a DRZsm, but want dirt wheels...any tips?

Sorry if this was covered in previous posts....
They definately fit, I have S wheels on my SM. You just need to obtain the E/S speedo drive and the discs from an SM to go with the new wheels.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #18128
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They definately fit, I have S wheels on my SM. You just need to obtain the E/S speedo drive and the discs from an SM to go with the new wheels.
Steve
Thanks tdrrally and Steve...here is the next situation...

If I had a choice between an 06 SM with 12K miles and an 04 S with 5400 miles to trade for which one would it be....
I'm looking for a more off road presence, with suspension that doesn't make your life hard when you go off road.

Is it easier to find SM wheels to fit the S OR dirt wheels to fit the SM?

I'm in a good pickle, I think
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #18129
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I'd like some inmates opinions on this:

http://tucson.craigslist.org/mcd/3713285646.html

I'm guessing it doesn't run, he says it needs a carb clean and a new battery. I want to make him an offer, but what do you think a good offer would be? I'm thinking about $1800. I have no way of knowing what else might be wrong with the bike, so I don't know how much it's going to take to fix it.
I'd be asking if I could drop a battery in it to see if it will fire.. The carb clean comment may be a precautionary 'cover our own ass here' one. With a battery it might well run- and if they are serious about selling it, they'd let you do it.

Recently I'd looked at a few "junker" DR200's for something to ride around on my block. Apparently they hadn't been used for years- 2 bikes, both incomplete, but you could make a decent one out of the two. They guys at the dealership where they ended up were unsure of the status of the motors. Within 5 minutes we'd hooked a battery on one of them and had it running. No fresh fuel, didn't even drain the carby. Sometimes things aren't as drastic as you suspect.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #18130
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Thanks tdrrally and Steve...here is the next situation...

If I had a choice between an 06 SM with 12K miles and an 04 S with 5400 miles to trade for which one would it be....
I'm looking for a more off road presence, with suspension that doesn't make your life hard when you go off road.

Is it easier to find SM wheels to fit the S OR dirt wheels to fit the SM?

I'm in a good pickle, I think
Hi again,
If you care what your wheels look like I'd get an SM with nice wheels since they are very easy to damage and most of the ones I see for sale have the paint chipped. My dirt wheels have rusty spokes and the like but it doesn't matter, they are dirt wheels. If you get aftermarket wheels they won't likely have a speedo compatible hub which is annoying.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #18131
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Would the SM's suspension be able to handle off road, to enjoy? Or should I go for the S?
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #18132
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I'd be asking if I could drop a battery in it to see if it will fire.. The carb clean comment may be a precautionary 'cover our own ass here' one. With a battery it might well run- and if they are serious about selling it, they'd let you do it.

Recently I'd looked at a few "junker" DR200's for something to ride around on my block. Apparently they hadn't been used for years- 2 bikes, both incomplete, but you could make a decent one out of the two. They guys at the dealership where they ended up were unsure of the status of the motors. Within 5 minutes we'd hooked a battery on one of them and had it running. No fresh fuel, didn't even drain the carby. Sometimes things aren't as drastic as you suspect.
I picked up my '02 here in Phoenix not running for around $1300. Drained carb and jump started with fresh gas that afternoon. Cleaned the carb and checked the valves, and its been running strong ever since. It all depends on if it was abused, or had just been sitting. The one I got had been sitting in a neighbor's garage for years. It's definitely a gamble. If you get the E, I've had really good luck with the tusk dual sport kit from Rocky Mountain on mine.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:10 AM   #18133
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Would the SM's suspension be able to handle off road, to enjoy? Or should I go for the S?
In 2009 a group of 50 riders went riding in the mountains of northeast Mexico, south of Monterrey. Pete was riding a DRZ SM with knobby tires.




Pete was able to ride everything that all the other bikes were riding. Pete is a skilled rider but it didn't appear that his bike held him back in any way.








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Old 04-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #18134
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wheel bearings and seals

So what's the best kit to get for my S wheels
Thanks guys
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #18135
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So what's the best kit to get for my S wheels
Thanks guys
I like oem parts for that but I used All Balls brand before on my DR650 and they worked fine.
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