Thanks for the responses.
Yep I looked at getting the weight down on the DRZ but it doesn't seem cheap or easy, and I'd rather not make any drastic mods right now.
This bike will be replacing the NX125, not the DRZ, as my brother and I share bikes so we need two. We both find that the 'ease' of riding the nx125 makes it more fun to ride than the DRZ sometimes, especially on slick rocky trails.
It seems that the hard starting issues of the xr250l can be fixed by swapping to the xr250r carb and jetting. Again, no personal experience so recommendations appreciated!
drew2 screwed with this post 02-21-2011 at 12:17 PM