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Old 10-26-2010, 12:58 PM   #466
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the throttle tube is the same as 92 up dr250/350 and drz400
i would bet the clutch lever mount is the same or close
new for the drz250 its about $35.00
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:30 PM   #467
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what year is your bike? where are you?
if you have a 2000 thru 2007 drz250 you can send me parts to test on my bike and or i can check specs in the factory book
it might be cheaper in the long run to let a suzuki dealer trouble shoot electrical bits
It is a 1991 DR 250 S kick start only model. I tested coil. Shop manual said .7-1.7 ohms primary and 12,000-22,000 ohms secondary. My coil is a little low below specs. I ordered a coil and the shop will let me test it before taking home. Geez I hope this is it. Wardie
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:26 AM   #468
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i would check with the dr250/350 thread folks
the drz250 did not arrive on the market untill 1995 or 96
and it has some differant parts
i do know if i where buying charging coils that would buy them for the e-start version (more power)
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #469
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steering dampener

has anyone fitted/using a steering dampener on their little beast.

it get a bit wobbly for me doing 120 on the highway
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #470
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no steering damper on my bike but a turn

went for a ride out campbells creek sunday
once again the drz250 was the smallest cc bike of the group
but it lead the way a good bit

even when we stopped for fish tacos in kc

then headed back out for some night riding


we made it home about 8pm
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #471
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DRZ-250 actual WET weight - USA model.

I've read most of the posts on here and did a search, but have only found dry weights or people speculating. Has anyone weighed their bike on a somewhat reliable scale w/ a full tank of fuel? My guess would be about 275 full of fuel, but just another guess.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:24 PM   #472
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that sounds about right
a bit lighter than a wr
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:56 PM   #473
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DRZ-250 Long Term Reliability ?

I know this is an old school 4-stroke that should be very reliable, but has anyone heard of how many miles some of the street versions have racked up on stock top ends? Also, what's the maintenance schedule like: valve checks, oil change intervals, etc.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #474
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Question Valve adjustment. Shim under bucket or the other kind?

Just curious. Does the DRZ250 have the shim under bucket type valves or the ones that are adjusted w/ a locknut?
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #475
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shim type
my bike has never had the valves adjusted
have not needed to be yet

i hear the djebel 250 rack up the miles or kilometers
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #476
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You can see my beautiful Yoshi pipe and the lack of proper handguards. Right side has been broken for a long time, held in place with zap-staps and came off during the competition when I took a little dive. Left side...well the clutch perch broke when I fell and it's only holding up with...a zap-strap. Quite the intense 4 hour enduro race.

Quite happy with the bike, rides very well but the rider lacks some skills. I'm going to be taking some lessons next summer and will be much more active.

I did manage to finish 3rd place though.

If you look closely you'll notice that I did the "quick seat removal incisions" to the side panels. :p

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:47 AM   #477
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looking good
i almost forgot what a stock drz250 looked like
i did find a pix on my k2 when i first bought it


more pictures more ride reports
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:14 PM   #478
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went for a ride to day
with some 2 stroke guys
the drz250 is a trail bike
the smokers are on a differant plane
but the drz feld its own all day

we had some rain but the drz250 with its kenda k270 worked out just fine
next time i will install the knobs

there is a trail down there

great ride with good folks
the down side to the 2 stokes is the smell
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:17 AM   #479
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I know this is an old school 4-stroke that should be very reliable, but has anyone heard of how many miles some of the street versions have racked up on stock top ends? Also, what's the maintenance schedule like: valve checks, oil change intervals, etc.
Thanks.
I currently have over 25,000km on my DRZ. I will probably do another 10,000km in the next year. The year after that I intend riding it around Australia. That will be another 20,000km. I'm not expecting any reliability problems.

Maintenance: remember its a 250 and works hard. Therefore I change the oil after every decent ride (abt every 1,000km) and do routine maintenance. Every 5,000km I have it serviced at the local shop. That's it.

It does use a bit of oil (abt 150ml per 1,000km) but that is to be expected with the number of road miles it does. Oil usage has remained constant most of its life.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:44 AM   #480
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I currently have over 25,000km on my DRZ. I will probably do another 10,000km in the next year. The year after that I intend riding it around Australia. That will be another 20,000km. I'm not expecting any reliability problems.

Maintenance: remember its a 250 and works hard. Therefore I change the oil after every decent ride (abt every 1,000km) and do routine maintenance. Every 5,000km I have it serviced at the local shop. That's it.

It does use a bit of oil (abt 150ml per 1,000km) but that is to be expected with the number of road miles it does. Oil usage has remained constant most of its life.


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do you have any pictues and or ride reports on your drz250?
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