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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tdrrally, Jul 24, 2008.
at last here are some pix of my drz250
I had a DRZ 250 that I just sold. They are pretty easy to make street legal, I did that to mine for about $200 bucks. They already have a dual element headlight and tailight, you just need to do the wiring and install a brake light switch. Then install a horn and mirror and you are good to go. I ended up buying the edge 2 tailight because I needed a liscense plate light so I ended up with 2 brakelights.
I thought the bike was good for moderate offroad but sucked on the road at speed. I sold it and purchased a DR 650 last week, its heavier but it is a world of difference on the road at highway speeds. I really don't plan to do much tough offroad, mainly just gravel and two track roads so I really did not need the lighweight of the 250. Otherwise it was a good bike for what it was designed to do.
google some test on these, most are from Oz/NZ nice bike, stands up well , suzuki looked at an xr250 and tried to one up it still keeping it simple, e-start, oil cooled, better seat, better suspension front and rear and better road fire roading then a XR, but the XR shines in tight single track. lots of info on thumpertalk, one guy said the exaust has a flange the constricts flow near the head, grind it out or go big $ with a yosh pipe. some that are heavy have had trouble finding very stiff springs, the forks look like drz400 but arent. these are cheap used and tough. i'd ride one. re a big tank, this is a single tube frame, I'd bet another bikes tank would fit, especially if yellow wasnt required, problem is which one?
i have been kicking the idea of using drz400 forks around
i am woundering if the wheel is the same
i love the drz250 as a trail bike very good maners and power
the yoshi pipe helps
i planning on a ds conversion for mininalist tour
i have a set, if you want me to measure something, no wheel , just forks and T,
get the 03' or newer S or any yr E forks, u probably knew that.
look at the tank mount points, these can be changed, with a homemade bracket, gotta think another tank would fit, its the perimeter frames that are a bitch.
Some models had intake and/or exhaust restrictors fitted. Simply remove them, no need to spend any money. Most AU/NZ dealers remove this stuff as part of the PDI.
The rear wheel is different, don't know about the front. My second set of wheels came from a 1991 DR350. The DR250/350 wheels are the same, whereas the DR-Z400 is the next generation of bike and the wheels have been updated.
groupe buy on drz250 fork brace
i am trying to put together a groupe buy on a fork brace for the
mighty drz250 i am down for 2
if you are interested let me know via pm or e-mail
we are heading out today to pick up this 2007 drz250 in michigan
to add to the stable and taunt the stepson(he will mow the lawn now)
we started out for the up of mi around 8pm on friday night
my gf and dogs all loaded up after a crazy that begain at 5am
at 9pm we stopped for snacks and dog treats then drove thru the night
making to marquette mi around 12noon an sat.
met up with mark the formar owner stopped to check out the lakes
and plan a adv ride next year
i will post some pix soon
here are some pix
the dogs loved the water
installed a set of renthal fat bars with addaptors on the 2002 drz250 last night
very nice makes standing a sweet thing
i will post some pix soon
btw i am still looking for djebel 250xc parts, tank, seat and headlight
at last the handle bar update the new bars are renthal fat bars rc bend with
1 inch adaptor
I'm in for a fork brace if it's happening.
i am still working on the fork brace issue
right now the price quoted is a bit high
i am told by the supplier "we will call you back in week or so"
here is the latest word on the fork brace thing
i looks like the xr400 brace will work
i have not personaly done this but that is what the research leads to
and on an other not the rmx forks will work aswell if you use the triple clamp
i am thinking this might be the way to go
I may be owning an 04 DRZ 250 soon. I may be adding to your list on the fork brace buy. Or if the XR400 brace works thta will be even better.
From the test I have read the forks( or atleast the soft springs) are the biggest downfall of the bikes for heavier riders(like myself). Other than that most were impressed by the bike in stock form.
But with most bikes like the DRZ XR and TTR. You usually have to open up the airbox and add a pipe and re-jet to get the most out of it.
I havn't seen any big bore kits yet for the 250 though.
there is a 300cc big bore kit on tt
there are some springs and valving options out there plus the rmx option for the front end
i am a big fellow and love my drz250 both of them
i am in the middle of a ds conversion and preping one for rallymoto
my 02 came with a yoshi system it makes a big differance
keep us in the loop with your updates
all the best
You can find a pic and specs of a 2002 Djebel here. Specs are pretty much the same for all years. Also the site has pix and specs for some other years. The recent models of the Djebel have a GPS unit stock (probably an option?)
Here's mine...in Laos:
Mine crossing the Mekong..had a local balance it as boat rocked too much for me and the bike had no swimming abilities:
Well the deal fell through on the 250. But I'm going to pick up a DRZ400 tommorow evening.
So I guess I'll be on the DRZ400 thread now