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Old 05-29-2011, 06:07 AM   #796
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you might tighten the head bearings some
to larger a tyre will mess with handling
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:46 PM   #797
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Got out or a few hours today! It has been raining on and off for days so the ground had some moisture but not really much mud. It ended up being super tacky and rideable! So I went up to a local orv area and ended up finding a old over grown single track. It connected up to a old 2 track and made a 1 1\2 mile loop! Ended up doing laps for 2 hours!
It has some rocky areas, steep climbs, log crossings, the works!

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #798
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Thanks TD I'm going to throw some .090 alum in the break and whip one up.

Does anyone have the suspension setup recommendations for 185 lb rider who has no idea what to do next, to calm this "rocket" down she is twitchy in the front end in a big way.

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When I got the DRZ I too found it very twitchy in the front end and would speed wobble a lot on gravel roads. I found that dropping the forks all the way, adding 15ml of 10 weight oil and setting the sag properly helped. The bike actually needs more rake to feel stable. I highly recommend changing out the fork springs to a higher rate. You can use Race-Tech springs. When you're searching the XR400 and DR650 also use the same springs. I would search by your weight under XR400 and go with the spring slightly lighter than they recommend. I would say the FRSP 3647 spring in a .44 KG would sort you right out. I also added a fork brace from Superbrace because every time I dropped it the forks would twist and throw the bars off.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:06 PM   #799
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Thanks

Thanks for all the suggestions i'm going to change my fork oil and add the extra amount and snug up the head bearings hopefully this weekend, then give the fork drop a try, its nice to have 600 acres of "conservation" land out the back door for my testing grounds

I'm going to replace the rear tire with the correct size but i can't do it just yet too much tread left.

anyone using a trials tread? lots of guys love'm I'm just not sure i want to give up the big knobbies for the mud?


Got to say after riding a klr650 in the woods I love the "little" bike, its kinda like a digital camera "point and shoot"
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #800
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I have the Pirelli MT43 on the DRZ250 and apart from muddy uphill climbs it's really great. It lasts a long time as well, I'm on my third season now. Beware though that you will want to get a 51 tooth sprocket to offset the much larger diameter of the tire and make sure you raise your triple clamps to keep the steering head angle up.


Look, I used to have the same bike combo, the Strom is sold now but the 2 were a great pair for pretty much any adventure.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:46 AM   #801
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At the end of Jan,the drunk rider hit me then fell down,
My knee cap was broken into 2 pcs like a cookie!
it was away 500km from my house.
I miss DR,,,,



(X ray film on my leg was not knee cap)


And i got Scooter!!!


Guys! keep away from Drunker!

how are you doing ?
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #802
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Got me a brake light swith today!
Getting closer to street legal!
I figure if the cops think it's legal, it is legal!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #803
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #804
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Got me a brake light swith today!
Getting closer to street legal!
I figure if the cops think it's legal, it is legal!
Was it for the front or rear? Which one did you get?
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #805
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Was it for the front or rear? Which one did you get?
What up fizzer!
I'm doing the rear only.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:42 PM   #806
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What up fizzer!
I'm doing the rear only.
Cool, That should be easier... I let some of the brake fluid seep out...accidentally... when I put in the brake switch on the front master cylinder. Now the front brake lever goes all the way (about 60-70%) before being effective. So just wanted to warn ya if doin' the front.

Any idea how to fix this folks? Top up the brake fluid?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:32 PM   #807
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Cool, That should be easier... I let some of the brake fluid seep out...accidentally... when I put in the brake switch on the front master cylinder. Now the front brake lever goes all the way (about 60-70%) before being effective. So just wanted to warn ya if doin' the front.

Any idea how to fix this folks? Top up the brake fluid?
just bleed it. have you done that before? Super easy.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #808
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just bleed it. have you done that before? Super easy.
Nope, Not done it before, either sold the bikes or had the luxury of having most work done by a mechanic.

But I know how to (watched some videos).

So do I need to bleed out all the fluid out and then fill up with new or can I just top it up? (Is this too stupid a question)
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:13 PM   #809
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Nope, Not done it before, either sold the bikes or had the luxury of having most work done by a mechanic.

But I know how to (watched some videos).

So do I need to bleed out all the fluid out and then fill up with new or can I just top it up? (Is this too stupid a question)
Just remove the cap and keep adding fluid untill no more bubbles come out and full pressure is regained at the lever!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:14 PM   #810
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i would bleed it all the way
but you can just top it of to (some times)
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