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Old 08-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #2086
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i have a drz400e key switch on my drz250 right now.
the e start button is the same as is the kill button
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #2087
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i have a drz400e key switch on my drz250 right now.
the e start button is the same as is the kill button
Dude Ebay has almost everything I need super cheap. Yep, at these prices fixing it up will be much much cheaper. Thanks man.
Not sure why I didn't think about Ebay to begin with!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #2088
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good news!!!!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #2089
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and with all the money I am saving, I new need to buy a new DS. Hmm, what to buy. Alot of good deals out this way. Stay suzuki and get the 400, or go red on a DS'ed 450x or WR? decisions, decisions.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #2090
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drz400 for sure or tag your drz250
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #2091
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As always, you provide sound advice. And why tag the 250 when I could add another bike to the stable. I miss having 2 bikes lol.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #2092
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i have a tagged drz250 for sale
but if i dont sell it , a drz250 single track bike with the 300cc kit
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #2093
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man that 300CC drz sounds tempting. I have often contemplated doing that to mine, but its cost has been a bit much for me. I am still working on trying to find an exhaust system since Yosh doesnt make one anymore.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:42 PM   #2094
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i have a tagged drz250 for sale
but if i dont sell it , a drz250 single track bike with the 300cc kit
I thought your stepson had taken it over. Are you still looking for a rear rack?
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:18 AM   #2095
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Hey guys, how's DRZ250 life treating yall. So I have been out riding alot, and got my DRZ dialed in exactly how I wanted it for fast trail riding, and just all around fun.

Bad new: My DRZ250 got vandalized. Not sure who did it or why but instead of just stealing the bike, someone broke into my garage, spray painted the whole thing with a can of spray paint I had in the garage, and poored something in my fuel tank. What it was I am not exactly sure. They also cut every cord near my handlebars. Ignition, kill switch, and starter. I have been cleaning the metal, and have most of the blue paint off the engine and swing arm. The plastics will probably come clean with some more elbow grease and time.

I have been pricing everything I need. If my fuel switch was off, do you think just taking off the tank, cleaning it out real good, and letting it dry will be ok, or do I need to fork over the money on a new fuel tank? I prefer the OEM style tank because it keeps it lighter, but they are very expensive, so I would probably have to go to a bigger one.

Also, is there a way to bypass the ignition and just use the kick starter? That could save me some money.

Also I had the petcock in the on position. I know, I know bad bad redleg. What is the likely hood that the mixed fuel made its way into the engine if it hasn't been cranked at all since discovering this was done?

I am just wondering if this is about to become a parts bike, and start looking for another, or if this thing is salvageable. with new tank and switches It is over $1067 and some change. for another 1000 I could buy a 2001 used DRZ400S that is not that far of a drive from me but then I am back to trying to take a non trail oriented bike and use it for offroad purposes again. IDK. Just looking for some input from the smart guys around here.
Jesus redleg have you seriously pissed someone off recent? Thats a really bizarre thing to happen, someone has targeted your 'baby' to get back at you, you haven't split with ya GF recently
This is beyond all belief, is there a bit more background happenings on this ??

Good luck with sorting the DRZ out, sorry can't really offer much help.....
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:49 AM   #2096
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How much lighter is a DRZ250 compared to a dirt model DR 350?

How much power difference?
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:30 AM   #2097
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Jesus redleg have you seriously pissed someone off recent? Thats a really bizarre thing to happen, someone has targeted your 'baby' to get back at you, you haven't split with ya GF recently
This is beyond all belief, is there a bit more background happenings on this ??

Good luck with sorting the DRZ out, sorry can't really offer much help.....
You are pretty close to home on that one. Think war of the roses, but I have no proof.

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How much lighter is a DRZ250 compared to a dirt model DR 350?

How much power difference?
I happen to have owned both. Power wise the DR has alot more torque. Unfortunately mine was bored to 440 so over all powerwise mine was very very strong.

Weight is night and day if you have been riding a DR350. When I switched from my DR350 to the DRZ250 I felt like I was riding on a feather. 264lbs is still not light, but compared to the 289 lbs of a DR it was night and say.

Overall if you wanna get that extra bit of power then the DR is the way to go. If you are looking for something a little more nimble then the DRZ is the way to go.

That is just my 2 cents worth. That and a dollar will get you absolutely nothing in this economy.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #2098
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i think a drz250 with a tm33 pumper would be the best all around

better chassis than the dr line
less parts than the drz400
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #2099
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I have owned all three, DR350, DRZ250 and DRZ400.

The DRZ250 is the most user friendly of the three. A novice rider can get on it, and an experienced rider can get almost anywhere on it. The 250 doesn't like deep sand and wouldn't pull sixth gear too well with me on it but other than that it was solid.

I sold the 250 to my friend for his son to use. If I were to keep it, I think a big bore kit and pumper carb would have made it tough competition to the DR350.

I like that it comes with kick start and E-start. Simple air cooled engine with an oil cooler. Good economy/range. Six gears. It should have been more popular with all that going for it.
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