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Old 06-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #76
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Koubalink Motorcycle Lowering Links > Suzuki
Fits all 2000-UP DR-Z 250. Lowers rear of machine 1.75 inches.
The family that bought my '01 bought some of these, which I fitted for them. Although lowering links totally destroy your suspension action (oh, yes they do!! ) they did the job for these people, all of whom are quite short. Needed quite a bit more preload wound on, the action was very plush (loose) and you could nearly bottom it out just by bouncing on it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #77
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thank you for the pix
it is looking like the dr650 tank might be a way to go
do you know where i could buy a tank like that very coool

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:02 PM   #78
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The family that bought my '01 bought some of these, which I fitted for them. Although lowering links totally destroy your suspension action (oh, yes they do!! ) they did the job for these people, all of whom are quite short. Needed quite a bit more preload wound on, the action was very plush (loose) and you could nearly bottom it out just by bouncing on it.
hmm well I am trying to set the bike up for my wife and she is pretty short. What suspension settings/setup on the stock suspension have you guys tried?

The bike has always been very plush for me but I didnt know enough to mess with it when I bought it and rode it as is.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:17 AM   #79
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best i can tell you is go to http://www.racetech.com/


what does she weigh the bike is set for a 180lb rider roughly
it might be worth just trying the link for unloaging the spring

keep us in the loop


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Old 06-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #80
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hmm well I am trying to set the bike up for my wife and she is pretty short. What suspension settings/setup on the stock suspension have you guys tried?

The bike has always been very plush for me but I didnt know enough to mess with it when I bought it and rode it as is.
I hardly rode the bike with the std suspension, it was serviced & revalved almost as soon as I bought it (second hand). The OEM shock was not leaking but only had about half the oil volume it should have - ex-factory. This is consistent with the fork oil levels often found in new bikes, too.

Read the Koubalink FAQ #7 for some explanation of -ve effects of lowering links, and also the RaceTech Lowering page. Then read this post for empirical data and more explanation of the problem.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:23 PM   #81
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I hardly rode the bike with the std suspension, it was serviced & revalved almost as soon as I bought it (second hand). The OEM shock was not leaking but only had about half the oil volume it should have - ex-factory. This is consistent with the fork oil levels often found in new bikes, too.

Read the Koubalink FAQ #7 for some explanation of -ve effects of lowering links, and also the RaceTech Lowering page. Then read this post for empirical data and more explanation of the problem.
thank you for the information warewolf
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #82
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I recently picked up a CA-plated DRZ250.

I'm 5'1", but the bike is so light and narrow that it's no problem riding it at the stock height.

I did order the Thumper Racing big bore - I'm going to be using it for dualsport/adventure, and it runs out of steam a bit early on the street. That kit and a smaller rear sprocket should make it what I want.

I have that, an EBC 320mm front rotor, and a rear rack to put on it, and then, more fun.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:04 PM   #83
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sweet drz250
i run a drz400 headlight thinking of an 8" round soon
how is that bike in the desert
more pix please

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Old 07-12-2009, 02:46 PM   #84
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went for trail ride with andyb today
the drz250 did great in the tite technical trails around olcott wv

andyb brought one of his ktm's a lc4 400
we found a crazy hill very technical
here is anyb about halfway down

later come across a nice green bottm

this photo was taken at noon down in the hollow

great ride next time i am going to take my drz250 k7
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #85
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just got home from another ride with andyb and his nephew michael

it was michaels' first ride so andyb put him on his trust ktm 400 rxc (steep learning curve)

and a steep hill
i broght out the mighty k7 drz250 for the days ride
not quite the hit as my k2 but a nice change

today we where around olcott just out side kanawha state forest on some sweet fire roads with some deep slimey mud holes just for fun the drz250 rolled thru like a drz250 does no issues

by the end of the day some mud some fun and loads of good times
next weekend we are looking into campbells creek area more fire roads
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #86
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Question Long Range Tank

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a long range tank for my K7 DRz250.
In Australia, Safaris tanks can modify a DR650 30 ltr tank to fit, but that is going to cost nearly AUD $1000. Out of my price range

Do any of you guys know of a tank that will fit the 250?

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:39 PM   #87
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i am looking into a dr650 tank not the moster but the smaller 4.9 gallon ims or the 3.7 clarke
it is going to be a couple months before that project starts
please keep us up to date on your progress

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:12 PM   #88
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drz250 update
spent a little time on k2 today
a set of bar end mirrors and a new moose racing rear wheel


i am trying a 15/46 combo on the sprockets it will cruise at 55 now and tops out at the leagal limit plus some


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Old 07-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #89
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mods today
i needed a taller seat for the mighty drz250
there is not one other than stock for the drz250 in the US and world
so i did it old school and added 2 inches of new white foam at the rear and one inch in the middle under the stock seat cover

i also added a bit of width about an inch
heading out for a road test


it is not the prettiest yet but a new cover will fix that in time

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Old 08-03-2009, 02:02 AM   #90
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Nice bike I have the Djebel xc250 is the same bike and i want to put exhaust can anyone help me..... i want to istall the hole system from the begin until the pipe.
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