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Old 11-19-2012, 09:34 AM   #721
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Nice looking bike, i had those same upgrades on mine as well, and a few more

took me a whole day and a half to sell mine, GLWS, what are you asking for it? miles?
around 3000 miles, have not established price yet , working on adding up all the extras and pricing accordingly

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #722
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Nice looking bike, i had those same upgrades on mine as well, and a few more

took me a whole day and a half to sell mine, GLWS, what are you asking for it? miles?

Sold it? What are you replacing it with?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #723
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Sold it? What are you replacing it with?
Got this instead





2007 DRZ400S, definately has its + and -'s compared to the xt250, some things it does better, other things it does way worse.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #724
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other things it does way worse.
The better's I can figure out, what does it do worse?

Glad you got one Ron, I knew you were looking, but don't think I knew you got one. I sort of think I might be looking for one next year, unless I decide to get a DL1000 like my buddy just snagged.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #725
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The better's I can figure out, what does it do worse?

Glad you got one Ron, I knew you were looking, but don't think I knew you got one. I sort of think I might be looking for one next year, unless I decide to get a DL1000 like my buddy just snagged.
Its a great bike, just taller and heavier, it carries its weight up on top, unlike the xt which has its weight down low, so you feel it more, for the REALLY hard trail the xt was great, this one i need to get used to, but the power this bike has is at least double the xt's, and i use that power all the time now

i was originally gonna lower it, but just raising up the rear shocks nut made it so that i could reach the ground, and dropping down the front forks 1/2 inch helped too, it now fits me fine.

Also kind of weird coming from a bike with only a couple upgrade items, to a bike that has hundereds of upgrade items available, the bigger tank is great to have.

I do miss the xt at times tho.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #726
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is it possible to increase the seat height? I have someone that wants to trade me my atv for an 09 with only 1200 miles. I think at 6'3 that I am to big for it though, if anyone is around that height and could post a pic of you standing by the bike and/or on the bike it would be greatly helpful.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #727
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is it possible to increase the seat height? I have someone that wants to trade me my atv for an 09 with only 1200 miles. I think at 6'3 that I am to big for it though, if anyone is around that height and could post a pic of you standing by the bike and/or on the bike it would be greatly helpful.
I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam. I rode my XT250 for about a year and a half and then once I had gotten pretty comfortable riding, I rode a buddies DRZ400 one weekend. I realized very quickly that I was extremely cramped on the XT, and needed about 3-4" added to the seat to really be comfortable. That, and about 2" of risers, and that was after I already had 1.2" risers installed. It just didn't make much sense.

My buddy and I talked about it over lunch (he's always lining up new bikes for himself), and I decided I was going to get a DR650. That afternoon, another friend called him, and I had a killer deal on a KLR650 by the next weekend. The XT was in someone elses hands by the end of the month.

If you have anywhere near a 32" inseam, I think you will be very unhappy with the XT, unless it's your first bike. I don't regret getting my XT as my first dualsport (and I only had 500 miles on my previous bike), it was a great bike to learn on, but I also don't regret trading up to the KLR.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #728
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Nice 'Zuk, Ron! Enjoy it. The 400 and big tank will be great on the roads for sure.

It sounds like it's not a "tossable" or "flickable" as the XT. Unless you are in really tough off road stuff,

the DRZ should be awesome!

Enjoy
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #729
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here is the 2011 XT250 that I just listed for sale, just to give you guys first crack at it

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #730
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Nice 'Zuk, Ron! Enjoy it. The 400 and big tank will be great on the roads for sure.

It sounds like it's not a "tossable" or "flickable" as the XT. Unless you are in really tough off road stuff,

the DRZ should be awesome!

Enjoy
Thanks, have been enjoying it for sure, and yeah, the xt was better on the more difficult trails for me for sure.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #731
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I do have a 32" inseam so looks like I will have to pass on it they seem like difficult bikes to sell in my area as well so probably not worth the chance on it. thanks guys.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #732
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I picked up an older one yesterday from the original owner. 1200 miles, rebuilt carb but needs carb mount screw/head thread work and tires because the original 32-year old Bridgestones still on it. Does run but likes the choke probably because of air leak at carb/head gasket.


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Old 11-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #733
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Hi Stevemd,

I bought one brand new in 1982.

So after many different types of bikes since then, what do I ride now?

An XT225 and an XT250 of course!

Funny how life comes round in a circle isn't it?

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #734
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You aren't kidding. Back in 1976, after surviving a Norton Commando, I traded it for a new XT500. Great bike.

By the way, are there some good on-line parts sources? I will need some carb mounting stuff. I have a Yamaha dealer near by but you know their parts prices....

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Hi Stevemd,

I bought one brand new in 1982.

So after many different types of bikes since then, what do I ride now?

An XT225 and an XT250 of course!

Funny how life comes round in a circle isn't it?

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #735
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I need to get new rubber on the '80 XT250 above. The shoes currently on it are:

3.00 x 21 and 4.60 x 17

I see the Pirelli MT 90 A/T is available in:

Front: 80/90S-21 and 90/90S-21

Rear: 120/90S-17


Will the rear Pirelli work ok for me? Which front should I get?

Thanks, Steve

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