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Old 06-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #1996
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cheers 1zero , but the problem isn't "beyond me " , was just asking if anyone had any better ideas than me , stripped the gear selector down to bare shaft , and straight edged it , bent like a banana , couldn't see that until I took the selector apart , majority of bikes I have worked on have a very short shaft that doesn't go across the whole engine , I guess it must be the first thing to bend in a fall , the guy who owns the bike is happy we have now found the problem , ...so ... if you drop the bike on the left hand side , and the gears will not change , or seems stuck in gear , then it appears the shaft will be the problem , these engines seem quite strong ... the shaft can be removed by simply removing the right side crankcase cover , removing the circlip on the lever side and out she slides ,.... does anyone have a straight selector shaft laying around ? or does anyone know if the drz 400 parts will fit ....
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:12 AM   #1997
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Would you?

I am in the market for a cheap, street legal 4 stroke 250 "race bike" that I will use almost exclusively for desert racing. Lots of sand, rocks and endless miles of whoops. Today with the help of a friend of a friend I found this:



It's an 08, has 4000 Km's on it and has been sitting outside for at least 2 months. After we put gas in it, it started right up and all seems good to go (bearings, spokes, forks).

The question is, should I buy it, upgrade the suspension and hotrod the motor ( cams, carb, etc..) or should I keep looking for a bike better suited and purpose built?

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:14 AM   #1998
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wow that is a factory dual-sport. in the usa?
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:20 AM   #1999
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wow that is a factory dual-sport. in the usa?
Sorry, no... should have said... I'm in OZ.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:28 AM   #2000
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no worries still a cool bike
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:39 AM   #2001
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I am in the market for a cheap, street legal 4 stroke 250 "race bike" that I will use almost exclusively for desert racing. Lots of sand, rocks and endless miles of whoops. Today with the help of a friend of a friend I found this:

It's an 08, has 4000 Km's on it and has been sitting outside for at least 2 months. After we put gas in it, it started right up and all seems good to go (bearings, spokes, forks).

The question is, should I buy it, upgrade the suspension and hotrod the motor ( cams, carb, etc..) or should I keep looking for a bike better suited and purpose built?

Thanks,
Canoli
Very poor aftermarket for these bikes when it comes to performance parts, I reckon you're better off with a WR250R or DRZ400.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #2002
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there is a big bore 300cc kit
the tm33 or 36 carb works well

fmf , yoshi make pipes
there are better air filters out there

i say go for it with the drz250
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #2003
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there is a big bore 300cc kit
the tm33 or 36 carb works well

fmf , yoshi make pipes
there are better air filters out there

i say go for it with the drz250
I agree. I am just staring to appreciate mine now that it running well. The suspension rebuild may be your biggest hurdle though. If you want a stock ready to haul bike then the WR or CRFX would be good choices. Even this weekend in Oklahoma I was bottoming out a lot.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #2004
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Your comments mirror what I'm finding in my search. That is, lots of ways to tune the engine, but no real easy fix for the suspension. Think I'm going to pass.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #2005
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racetech has valves for the shock, use springs in the forks for a dr650 . or put an rm or drz400 set of forks on .
race ready and reliable

a bad day on drz is better than a good day on any thing else
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #2006
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front hub

looking for a drz250 front hub.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #2007
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i have a front wheel that is a bit tweaked, but hub is good.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #2008
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i have a front wheel that is a bit tweaked, but hub is good.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #2009
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I just want to know why the one I've got listed for so cheap has not moved since I originally listed it. I almost want to just keep it now.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #2010
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a lack of understanding a great bike and lots of small pee pees!!!!
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