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Old 06-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #2011
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lots of small pee pees!!!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #2012
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i have a front wheel that is a bit tweaked, but hub is good.
i'm interested, pm me please
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #2013
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here is a pic of my drz250 with a dr250/350 front wheel

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #2014
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a lack of understanding a great bike and lots of small pee pees!!!!
So how's yer new DRZ400?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #2015
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Been awhile since I've checked out the forums. Been out riding a lot lately so I'm happy Getting ready to throw a new tire and have done miner things to the bike. Also the head lense is cracked. I have called around and the cheapest I've found is 150 for the lense so I'm thinking about just buying a whole aftermarket front piece for cheaper from what i've seen unless anyone can point me elsewhere. Other than that she runs awesome for a 250 trail bike.
Hopefully get some actual riding shots when we make our way to durhamtown

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:38 AM   #2016
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So how's yer new DRZ400?
its good, i'm still getting used to it.
in the woods its not much quicker than the 250

on the road it pulls me around nicely.

my skinny stepson has been learning to ride on the 250
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #2017
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who here has heard about an issue with the forks on dr250/350?
i.e. flex,ect?

i have never heard of flex as an issue on a dr350

the later model dr350 has the same fork as the drz250
racetech has a listing for the dr350

i would also guess the fork brace for a dr350 would fit the mighty drz250 as well
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #2018
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its good, i'm still getting used to it.
in the woods its not much quicker than the 250

on the road it pulls me around nicely.

my skinny stepson has been learning to ride on the 250
Looks like you should keep the 250!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:39 AM   #2019
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I think you'll get some fork flex on most non-USD front forks, I would be interested in info on HOW to measure just how much?
Fork flex is altogether not the end of the world as it can make the front end more compliant and absorbent etc, where as USD's are rigid and non forgiving and in some ways harder to get set up.
I looked at fork braces but decided against as they are expensive for what they are and I'd rather have a steering damper -apparently very awesome!
Again, the more you ride the little DRZ and understand it, the more you'll like it and the faster you'll ride.
Ride on :-)


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who here has heard about an issue with the forks on dr250/350?
i.e. flex,ect?

i have never heard of flex as an issue on a dr350

the later model dr350 has the same fork as the drz250
racetech has a listing for the dr350

i would also guess the fork brace for a dr350 would fit the mighty drz250 as well
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:23 AM   #2020
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i have had drz400 and rm usd forks on the drz250
i liked the drz400 forks best of all

the question is has any one heard of a fork flex issue with the dr350?
it was an issue on the reviews of the drz250
point being its the same fork, later model dr350 springs should work in our drz250 forks

i agree a bit of flex is not a bad thing. i found the usd forks to be prone to deflecting of fist and larger size rocks, were the drz forks just rolled on.

i may keep my drz250
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #2021
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Been fiddling and discovered that extra 2% 'magic'.
I cut excess weight off the rear steel sprocket, went from 1.4kg to .9kg.
Fitted big bore header, 38mm instead of 35mm diameter and has shorter drop.

Throttle response a little crisper now.

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #2022
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #2023
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Hey TDrally. I know this is wrong forum, but I trust your opinion. I am going to upgrade from my DR350 and buy a new bike. My question is for a 2 hour trip on the interstate/highway do you think the DRZ400 has what it takes to be a good bike for supermotarding? I am talking full street tires and street gearing. I am asking because the DR350 is bored to 440 and it has some get up and go, but at 70MPH it is a rough ride on the highway.

Or should I just leave the dual sport world behind and get the used V-strom 650 non abs they have in the shop. I test drove it today and it was an amazing feeling, but for some reason I am hesitant to leave the truly dual purpose bike world behind. I still got my DRZ250 so dirt bike is not my main concern.

any input from the rest of this community would be awesome. I already have the deal made, just have to pick the bike.

Also this would be my ride 9 months of the year. saddle bags so I can carry my uniform with me to work to change into after PT.

My neighbor is the general manager, so either way I am getting a good deal. The DRZ400 on the showroom is the "M" so not the super moto version, I would have to do that myself.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #2024
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New DR-Z250 owner here...

Sold my '91 DR350S last week, picked up the 250 today. Hit a few trails to get a feel for it, and love the weight loss and magic button. I actually like riding in the woods again.



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