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Old 12-11-2009, 01:24 AM   #196
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glad to help
maybe one day we can go for a ride



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Old 12-11-2009, 04:29 AM   #197
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Dunno that you can do that - if you look at the pictures, the bike has handlebar risers fitted AND has the forks pulled up almost to the bars. So the front is already lowered more than is possible with a std bike. You have to be careful about the wheel bottoming out on the triple clamps if you go too radical with pull-through.

That thing will be seriously nose-down if the shock is std, and seriously out of balance front/rear. It will be very quick steering and potentially unstable.

The DR650s have a similar dual-mount for the rear shock, but the forks are adjusted by moving an internal spacer limiting travel. Hence no issues with wheel-to-triple clearance. It would be worth investigating if the XC offers something similar.

Not on mine, only one shock mounting point. And there was bugger-all room under the handlebars to pull the forks through. It had the usual couple of marks most off-road bikes have for varying the pull-through to suit the terrain, at 2 & 4mm or thereabouts.

Let us know...
Well, it seems to handle fine. But I am going to lift it back up. I havent changed it since I bought it. Mind you I am in SE Asia and I am sure it is the only way that the previous owner could even mount the thing. So I will take care of that. And it does seem to be more nose happy then I would like. So I will adjust these things back to where they should be....Thanks for the mention. I just spent the day tearing it down and cleaning all of the nooks and crannies and tossed the stock exhaust back on, the perf. exhaust has minimal increases. Going to change out the header and use the stock muffler and see what happens with the performance. I also carve a bigger hole on the top of the box and tossed the snorkel to help it breathe. Still waiting on a real air filter...washed the hand made one that came with it and popped it back in for the time being. Its been a great bike thus far though, I cant complain one bit!
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:06 AM   #198
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Sounds good. I've always heard great things about the country in WV being great to ride in. ATVs, dirt bikes, street bikes. I've heard it's all good.

Ordering the last piece today that this bike is missing. Should be here before Christmas.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #199
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i am only 15 miles from the little coal river trail head for H&M

get that bike tagged they make great ds bikes

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:30 PM   #200
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i am only 15 miles from the little coal river trail head for H&M

get that bike tagged they make great ds bikes

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I wish. bought it without a title, and NC is a pain to get paperwork squared away. They don't require titles for dirt bikes though.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:27 AM   #201
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here is a pic of my two drz250s near alcot a great place to ride


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Old 12-12-2009, 07:08 AM   #202
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Did they come with the headlights or did you add that?
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:18 AM   #203
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they come with a small drz400 type headlight i added the drz400ds headlight
it is not the biggest but i have used the stock light to get out of the woods one night
they are also have a hi beem you just need a switch
i am changing my k3 to djebel round headlight now and changing the other bike over to a ufo headlight

the bike with the white headlight cowl it a 2003 (k3) and the other is a 2007 (k7)
k3 also has a drz400 fork set

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #204
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I'm watching one of those 400 headlight shrouds on ebay right now. Are you interested in selling the one you're removing?
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:23 AM   #205
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i have been thinking about it do you want the stock drz250 or the drz400
i will post some pix

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:27 AM   #206
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I don't care. Would just like to put a small headlight on it. The wiring is already in place and I think this one came with one originally but the PO replaced it with a number plate.

You can email pics to M38willys@yahoo.com

I'm leaving in a few minutes to drive to Indiana so email will be easier.

I'm also going to have to fab up some type of skid plate. I don't care much for riding in the woods without some type of plate.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:41 AM   #207
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my k3 when i got it

with the stock headlight

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Old 12-15-2009, 02:19 AM   #208
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For the newbies

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #209
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looking for a djebel rear rack

i am still looking for a rack
to all you folks out there in the world

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:46 PM   #210
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I have a genuine Suzuki optional alloy rack for the Djebel/Dr250R that i purchased from Japan

It is used but very good condition

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