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Old 03-31-2013, 10:53 AM   #1861
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My brother in law lived in Ft. Lewis too. He told me when he got up there he had to retune both of his bikes because the ran like poo. That could also be another thing going on is the elevation and climate. The guy that had the bike before you, where did he come from?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #1862
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This area. Although based on the carb I believe it originated in california. It runs fine. It just doewnt pull like I want it. The issue is new bike or dump money into this one. 1500 for an RMZ in good working order is pretty good. I am just torn I guess.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:09 PM   #1863
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the rmz will needs oil changes after every ride
rebuilt top end every 50-100 hours

the yoshi on my k2 did wonders it does not pull as had as an mx bike but better than a stock drz250

i went for a ride a few weeks back with two guys on 525xc ktm

on quad trails i would walk away from them, on the open stuff they walked away from me

my bud on a 400 walked away from the 525s in tighter bits and stayed with them on the open parts

i have no regrets working on 250 its great bike for a what it is
i plan to race some enduros with this year.

do whats right by you , your area is different than where i am.
buy the rmz and ride it for a while .
i did not care for the angry factor of the mx bike in the woods, drz250 would do what i asked , run with bigger dogs or idle along and enjoy the day
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:32 PM   #1864
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tdrrally, I would have to agree with you. I just believe he is ready for a bigger bike, but one day will return

On a side note, where can I find enduros/hare scrambles here in the south? I raced a few back home and wanted to get back into it. I found a couple local places, but if the race is on Sunday that wont tell you till Saturday night which just wont happen for me.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:47 PM   #1865
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I am just going to keep the DRZ. I can afford to buy the RMZ straight up, but I don't wanna do that to my bank account. I am fond of my deployment money lol.

The wife's deal was, buy the RMZ, sell the DRZ. I am just not ready to give up on her I guess. I know I need abigger bike, but I am thinking save up, and go for the DRZ400 or the CRF25X which from my understanding has the CRFr suspension, but the easier power band. They are also cheaper to rebuild top ends than the suzuki according to my local suzuki shop. What a shame though that RMZ was really really fun to ride.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #1866
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Oh and on that note, when I was hitting the rougher bigger stuff yesterday, the front end was almost making a groaning sound. is that a sign Is that just because I was hitting hard, or is that a sign of something bad like a blown seal or something?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:15 PM   #1867
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springs will do wonders for the 250

rm forks even more so

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:01 PM   #1868
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I know. I have been thinking of USD RM forks, but can't seem to get ahold of any cheap.

Is that a full Yoshi exhaust, or just the slip on. I can't seem to find a full exhaust system for the DRZ250.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #1869
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full yoshi, you need to contact yoshi direct to order one
you will also need a better carb if you have the cv carb
a stock dr350r carb tm33 pumper or fcr and intake boot

drz400 front end works as well as the rm stuff
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #1870
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The proposed price tag for those scares me. Carb then exhaust then forks. Seems like 1500 dollars right there.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:03 PM   #1871
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Depends. If you can find it all used you can save up to half that and spend about 7-800. Full Yoshi probably 4-500, you can pick up the tm28 pumper used for a good 150-250, TM33 pumper about a hundred more (Unless you want to pick them up pre-jetted for your bike then you'll pay more on both of these), forks upgrade - used forks around 150-200 with good shafts then another 300 about to have them revalved, repaired, and just basic maintenance.

That is what I spent about 4 years ago on my DR-z400.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:12 PM   #1872
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mikuni-TM33-...5e35b0&vxp=mtr

This is the pumper from the DR350 mentioned above correct?

This looks about right price wise. With the TM33 I don't need the adapter correct? And if I just put the jets in myself, I would use which ones? The sames ones for the TM28 from the write up?

I am about to spend the money, unless I find a better deal.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #1873
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that is the carb you would need

you will also need the intake boot from a drz250 tm pumper bike

the 28 and 33 have the same body , the 33 has a larger bore

the 33 will work well with a big bore kit too
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #1874
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springs will do wonders for the 250

rm forks even more so

Albeit dirty, that looks really great.

Do you run a skidplate?

Forks and other work looks awesome!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #1875
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i still run the stock skidplate at this time
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