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Old 09-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #1486
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Over Heating Problem Solved?

A few months ago I developed an overheating problem while riding through the N.C. Mountains. Tonight I think that I found the culprit. Went for a short ride and it happened again, so I started pulling the bike apart. Looked through the manual and thought it might be the carb, or plug. Both were in working order and no apparent damage. Looked in the fuel tank and noticed a brown almost dirt looking substance. So I pulled out the peacock assembly, both of the filter's mesh material had completely deteriorated. The reserve side was completely blocked, and the on side had about a 90% blockage. The unit is a total loss so I ordered a new one and hope that this cures the overheating. I am guessing that starving the engine of fuel was causing the overheating. Fingers crossed.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #1487
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Sounds like you may have it.....lean = hot.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:12 AM   #1488
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the raptor valve will fit and work very well for a lot less cash

it must be the new fuel reacting with the plastics

keep us in the loop
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #1489
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Hey guys new DRZ250 owner here. What are the must do mods for this bike?

As far as i can tell there isnt a brake switch on this bike, the rear light is just a running light? (Still waiting on the ignition key in the mail...)

Thanks,
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #1490
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Hey guys new DRZ250 owner here. What are the must do mods for this bike?

As far as i can tell there isnt a brake switch on this bike, the rear light is just a running light? (Still waiting on the ignition key in the mail...)

Thanks,
Not sure what tires come on the bike, but I am loving my MT16 (front)/MT43 (rear) combo for all but the nastiest muddy sections.

I have a 52T rear sprocket and can loft the front over most objects

The bike is pretty good- but Ive been breaking internal transmission components quite a bit- I think it has to do with riding it on the street and not having a cush hub.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #1491
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what front sprocket are you using?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #1492
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Hey guys new DRZ250 owner here. What are the must do mods for this bike?

As far as i can tell there isnt a brake switch on this bike, the rear light is just a running light? (Still waiting on the ignition key in the mail...)

Thanks,
No brake switch, but it looks like the rear light is wired for a dual filament bulb. It would be pretty easy to install a hydraulic switch on the rear master cylinder and wire up a brake light.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:50 AM   #1493
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you need a ktm brake light switch

ktm-parts.com has an advrider coupon

dont bother with the s&w switch it will only last you 6-12 months

the tail light all ready has the brake light bulb in there it just needs the switch.

the stock headlight all ready has a hi bean too but it is only 35/35w of better than nothing to get you out of the woods
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #1494
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I used a K & S brake light switch--1.00mm thread pitch. KTM switch may be different thread pitch. Sold the bike, so I have no record of the switches longevity.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #1495
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its a ktm switch, same threads.

i have one on my k2 and one on a shelf for my k7

enduro eng. #30-101 $39.99

ktm switch # 51011050100 $19.95 this is the one i have
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #1496
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How do I go about making the high beam usable? I don't recall seeing any extra wires other then the one for the rear brake.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #1497
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How do I go about making the high beam usable? I don't recall seeing any extra wires other then the one for the rear brake.
I used the Tusk enduro conversion kit to be able to use the headlight and brake light. I think it was this one
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...o-Lighting-Kit
It has all the wiring harnesses that you will need. And if I remember correctly there should be three wires already in the headlight housing that are used.

Also parts arrived today, bike is back together and no o er heating. New free flowing peacock seems to have done the trick. So back to the fun of riding.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #1498
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Battery Drain

Hi Guys, Been reading for a while and have picked up allot of good stuff off here
But have a problem with my 1998 Djebel and was hoping someone would have an idea as to a fix. If I leave the bike for more than 3-4 days the battery is run right down and needs a boost. I replaced the battery thinking it was just getting old but new battery, same problem. Have checked battery cables and all visual power leads but nothing is worn through, touching bare metal etc. Its fine if I use it every or every other day, but idle for more than 2 days and its run down. I cant see any residual current apllications that would cause this and I don't run an alarm.

Any ideas before I head to the auto electricians!!

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:52 AM   #1499
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bad regulator?
try unplugging it first
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #1500
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Just picked up this 2007 a few days ago. I've only got to ride it a little in the woods around the house but it feels like a mountain bike compared to my DR650! It must weigh a 100 pounds less than the 650. Can't wait to start riding it.

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