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Old 03-27-2013, 03:55 AM   #1846
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i worked for ktm-parts.com for a year or so

they shipped tires ect to apo address
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:51 AM   #1847
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i worked for ktm-parts.com for a year or so

they shipped tires ect to apo address
I may have to try them, or look at a few other sites. Motorcycle Superstore and Cycle Gear (10% discount for military) both would not ship tires.

Of course if I just pick them up locally then it is not an issue. The prices aren't too far out.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #1848
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Parts for this great little bike

I was referred here by Hudsen, I sold him some rims and he thought i ought to post some other stuff on here. Parts are from a low hour 2005 that was in pretty good shape - but no motor.
What i have left:
Front forks
Triple clamps with steering stem and bearings
Front fender (yellow)
Battery box with cables attached
Foot pegs, Kick stand, factory skid plate
Swing arm, linkage, rear shock, rear axle
Stock chain, chain guard, chain slider
Black plastic mud guard for shock and rear fender liner
Front and rear brakes complete, throttle tube and cables
Head pipe and muffler without baffle
Other little stuff

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Engine, oil cooler, carb, plastics except as noted above, wheels


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Old 03-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #1849
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I was referred here by Hudsen, I sold him some rims and he thought i ought to post some other stuff on here. Parts are from a low hour 2005 that was in pretty good shape - but no motor.
What i have left:
Front forks
Triple clamps with steering stem and bearings
Front fender (yellow)
Battery box with cables attached
Foot pegs, Kick stand, factory skid plate
Swing arm, linkage, rear shock, rear axle
Stock chain, chain guard, chain slider
Black plastic mud guard for shock and rear fender liner
Front and rear brakes complete, throttle tube and cables
Head pipe and muffler without baffle
Other little stuff

I don't have:
Engine, oil cooler, carb, plastics except as noted above, wheels


PM me on here or email me at John.Williams1220(at)gmail(dot) com
Sending you a PM on the forks.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:50 AM   #1850
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I have had a bit more progress in the tear-down over the last few days. I hope you dont mind me documenting my progress. This is the first time i have undertaken a project like this. I'm really excited about doing all this as it means i will REALLY know my bike, whats been done to it, and how it all goes together.

Progress was halted this afternoon when i realized I dont have a 32mm socket to remove the forks from the frame.



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Old 03-28-2013, 01:57 AM   #1851
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Keep posting the pics, it cool to see the bike so naked
Just wondering why you didn't do it in winter though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:42 AM   #1852
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Keep posting the pics, it cool to see the bike so naked
Just wondering why you didn't do it in winter though.
I have only Just purchased the bike, and it will soon be winter here in Australia

I want to get all this done before i start riding it, because once i start, i wont want to strip it down
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #1853
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Its not enough

OK, I know this is the DRZ forum, which I am quite fond of. I have come to love and appreciate this bike. However I think my riding style has just gotten too aggressive for it, and I am looking for some guidance from the wealth of knowledgeable people here.

I rode again today, and once again when in the "rhythm" area and the whoops area I had to slow down and roll them over. No this is not an MX track, just a ORV area for the Soldiers here where I am stationed. I appreciate the DRZ in the slower sandy area and the slow curvy technical areas, but in the wide open area, rough areas, and hard turns, I find its bottom end power lacking, and the front wheel just will not stay up, and seems like it just wants to sink unless I am constantly yanking on it, which wears me out. I do not feel like I should have to do that.

I came across a deal on an RMZ250 which is very cheap from another Soldier who switched to a quad, and wants to just sell his bike to another Soldier cheap.

I know it is not a woods bike, I know the suspension is stiffer and would possibly beat me up in the rocky rooted areas, and MX bikes are not known to do well at slow speeds.

I rode it, and I loved it. However I also researched the maintenance needs on it. Seems like alot of upkeep to me.

Would the upkeep needs be worth the what the RMZ has to offer me? I know I posted before I bought the bike when a CRFX was my other choice and I am thinking that I should have bought the CRFX but that ship has sailed. I guess I am just looking to see some pro's and con's for dropping the DRZ for the RMZ.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:04 AM   #1854
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i would recommend a drz400 to you, more all around.

the best part of the drz250 is it takes more skill to ride it fast

some stiffer springs will go along way on the 250
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:51 AM   #1855
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I would agree with tdrrally, I have had two DRZ400s and they are great bikes. One was a supermoto and one a S model. It has always made me wonder why guys drop so much money into mods of smaller bikes when if you are that far beyond the bike's capabilities you don't just spend the money on a bigger bike to begin with. Ultimately what matters is what you are looking to do with the bike. I think the DR series of bikes can do everything well and nothing in particular really great. Plus if you still feel the need to mod the bike there are far more options for the 400 just check out Keintech Engineering at http://www.kientech.com/index.htm for instance. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 AM   #1856
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i have both and no plans to sell either

the 250 is a bit easier to ride in the technical stuff
has that 6th gear the drz400 folks dream of
i still plan on a 300cc big bore with tm33 carb

what sort of mods do you have on drz250?

the yoshi does wonders as does the rm forks
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #1857
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I have only uncorked it. The RMZ IS 1500. I feel like I could easily sink that much more into the drz with exhaust and suspension mods. I also still don't have that snappy response I got when I rode the RMZ. Touch the throttle and it can toss you back. DRZ I touch the throttle and it just kinda goes. If it would cost as much to mod the DRZ with forks carb suspension exhaust then wouldn't the rmz be smarter?

As for the drz400. I don't have that kind of money based on the prices I have seen around here. For that momey I could get a crf250x.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:39 AM   #1858
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From my experience with riding MX type bikes in the woods you have to ride fast. I had a yamaha 450f for about two months then traded in back in to get the DRz400E they had used; reason being I just didn't like the way I had to ride through the woods at WOT here in GA just to get the suspension to work for me to soak up ruts and giant roots/rocks. Now on the track that was a different story, that bike would rip. I'm not trying to persuade you one way or the other, I just think that you will enjoy a trail bike more than a MX bike. Yea the MX bikes do have the pull your head off acceleration to them, but if you've never ridden one in the woods your in for a treat. If you plan on riding mostly track to woods like 80/20 I would say get a MX bike, but if its going to be more 20/80 I would look more at a trail bike. They also make 450 woods bike, maybe something to look at and save for. Also maintenance is a big issue. That 400e, before it got stolen, I feel like all I did was change the oil. On the the 450f I was constantly tinkering with it in the two months, so maintenance is a big thing to look at.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:43 AM   #1859
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Also wanted to ad, I found this online for the DRZ250

http://djebel-club.ru/_ld/0/32_How_to_Uncork_T.pdf

I think its what everyone is talking about but haven't seen a copy of it in the forums unless I missed it. Thought it was a good reading. Will take it down if need be.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:47 AM   #1860
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Also wanted to ad, I found this online for the DRZ250

http://djebel-club.ru/_ld/0/32_How_to_Uncork_T.pdf

I think its what everyone is talking about but haven't seen a copy of it in the forums unless I missed it. Thought it was a good reading. Will take it down if need be.
I''ve done that. :(

Is there any other way to get that kind of low end pull out of the drz?
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