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Old 03-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #18031
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I have an '08 WR250R and a '08 DR650SE.

I like both bikes for what they are but the DRZ has me curious. What I'd like to have in the WRR is more low end pull. What I'd like to have in the DR650 is less weight.

How does the DRZ compare as an "in between solution" compared to the WRR and DR650?

I'd like to get down to one DS bike plus my S Tenere for two up.

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I think you'd be extremely happy with the DRZ as a nice blend of the two. Try to find someone on your local regional thread with a Drz and ask if you can take take theirs for a spin. I think you'll love it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #18032
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #18033
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:22 AM   #18034
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I have an '08 WR250R and a '08 DR650SE.

I like both bikes for what they are but the DRZ has me curious. What I'd like to have in the WRR is more low end pull. What I'd like to have in the DR650 is less weight.

How does the DRZ compare as an "in between solution" compared to the WRR and DR650?

I'd like to get down to one DS bike plus my S Tenere for two up.

Thank you,

AK Greg
If you only had one bike, the 650 size would be the way to go, imo. The fact you have a "land yacht" for your two up riding and fire roads, it should be easier to narrow your choice down to the WRR and a DRZ. If your budget is not limited, you might want to consider some of the six speed choices too.

My GS1200 is getting lots of rest these days. Had everythang to do with picking up the DRZ recently. Let us know how your shopping goes, Greg. ~Jeff

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:02 AM   #18035
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If you aren't happy with the power delivery on the WR you probably won't like the DRZ much more as they both make their power with revs. Removing some weight on your DR and working on its suspension is what I would do.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:14 AM   #18036
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I was under the assumption that the WRR was quite a bit more "peaky" than the DRZ... I don't need to wring the DRZ's neck at all to go fast. In fact, I regularly short shift on gravel to keep traction on my way to 60mph.

When I was looking for a true Dual Sport, I considered the 250's, the DR and the DRZ. Really glad I got the DRZ. I have ridden a DR, and it seemed big and lazy to me. I think I'm too big for a 250
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:59 AM   #18037
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Just in case you guys haven't seen this.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871633

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #18038
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drz400e header on a drz400s

Hi,

I have a drz400s. I wanted to mount a drz400e header to the bike. I had read that the -e model header was a larger diameter and gave a little more power.
After searching here and thumperalk I started looking for a header. I bought an -e header, -e clamp, and -e exhaust gasket from someone on the forum.
What I read indicated that the way to do this was to expand the inlet on the -s model muffler to accept the larger diameter -e model header. Folks posted that you could not use the -e model muffler because of the -s model passenger foot peg mount being in a different spot on the -e model without a passenger foot peg.
Most posts said that the best way to get the -e header to fit into the -s muffler was to take the -s muffler to an exhaust shop and have them expand the muffler inlet. I tried to do it myself with a tool from Autozone. Using my impact wrench I broke the expanding tool without expanding the inlet at all!
Then I tried fitting all the exhaust pipe and adaptors they had at Autozone to see if I could find a piece of pipe there which would work. I found that the inside diameter of 2"OD exhaust pipe fit very nicely over the -e model header exhaust gasket. The same tubing fit nicely over the factory weld bead on the -s model muffler.
I ended up cutting a section from a 1 7/8"IDx2"OD exhaust adapter to get a short section of tubing of 2"OD. I used a saw to make 4 cuts in this pipe for the exhaust clamp to be able to tighten on. Then I cut the "clamping fingers" off of the -s model pipe to get the length right. I welded the adaptor piece of 2"OD pipe to the -s model exhaust.
It fits up nicely and the stock heat shield mounts right up.
So, this may be an option to consider to the usual expanding the -s model muffler inlet when mounting an -e model header to a drz400s.

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Old 03-31-2013, 01:14 PM   #18039
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If you aren't happy with the power delivery on the WR you probably won't like the DRZ much more as they both make their power with revs. Removing some weight on your DR and working on its suspension is what I would do.
i think the drz400 has better lowend than the wr

the 400 is good middle ground .

but the 650 with the 400 suspension would be a good direction too
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #18040
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Tank bag?

So are any of you guys with a Clarke tank running a tank bag, if so what bag? Pictures appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #18041
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So are any of you guys with a Clarke tank running a tank bag, if so what bag? Pictures appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #18042
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So are any of you guys with a Clarke tank running a tank bag, if so what bag? Pictures appreciated.
I have the 4.5 IMS (if u switch to ims tank) these atv bags provides a lot of carry space. U can get them on ebay, cheap.

They wrap around the tank providing extra protection to your knees.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #18043
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Is that the small Enduro bag?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #18044
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I have the 4.5 IMS (if u switch to ims tank) these atv bags provides a lot of carry space. U can get them on ebay, cheap.
Which bag is that over the headlight?
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:17 PM   #18045
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Is that the small Enduro bag?
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