Drz250 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tdrrally, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    the big advantage to the 13/49 is its easy to change the front to a 15 for the road and back to the 13 for off road

    with a 15/49 it sings a bit at 55mph but is ok.

    i like the 15/46 for road use
  2. mountainduro

    mountainduro hardened rider

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    As I see,I guess so.
  3. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    cool.

    i guess gear is a personal thing like suspension

    what works for in the desert may not work for some one else on a muddy mountain:D

    its the riden that the most important:clap
  4. AlexD92

    AlexD92 DR-Z 250

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    For those of you who have fatbars, where have you relocated your ignition key switch?
  5. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    i have bolted mine to the upper triple bolt before:D

    it was on the right side, just behind the headlight
  6. 1zero

    1zero Been here awhile

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    Interesting and varied opinions on these sprocket combo's it's def a personal preference thing.
    My findings are:
    Off road riding only, I average 23Kph, with std 13/49 gearing I found i could never be in the right rev range with this gearing, changing to 13/51 made 2nd 3rd 4th gears at the sweet spot for speed/revs/traction etc.
    And yes agree also that a smaller front sprocket makes for harder work for the chain to do it's 180 deg wrap around the smaller 12T, cheers guys.
  7. mountainduro

    mountainduro hardened rider

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    Hi Alex this is what I did,just put a little bushing between the switch and the clamp so it can tighten the bars
    and a larger bolt.
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    I still owe you my front suspension graphic explanation.
    :)


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  8. JamesK

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    Thanks for the great advice guys on the sprockets. Based on the posts, I guess I'll try to switch the rear out to either 51T or 52T. My chain whilst still in good condition in terms of free movement of the links and no perceived kinking is at around 80% of max out adjustment so I figure it should stretch across even a 52T. However, I'll shop around to see if I can also pick up a 12T front sprocket and a 51T rear, just so I can play around and see what works best for me.

    I read on the TT crossover thread that the DRZ rear sprocket is the same as the DRZ400 so that should open up more options for finding one.
  9. tdrrally

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    dr250/350 non cush drive is the same too:D
  10. JamesK

    JamesK Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, need some more WOTL, this is my first chain bike, so I'm a noob at anything to do with the chains and sprockets, as in what's good and what's not.
    Here is what I've dug up on eBay, what say you? I'm not looking to spend mega bucks by going to Alloy and competition level components, just good quality stuff. This stuff is going to cost me a pretty penny anyway by the time I re-ship it to Japan...

    Chain (I believe the O-Ring types are supposed to be better right?)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/150905303146

    520 Pitch 112 Links chain with master link. Will the 112 link chain stretch over a 13T (OEM)/52T combo?

    Sprockets:
    Rear 52T: http://www.ebay.com/itm/220634697162
    Rear 51T: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330449933225
    Front 12T: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330449844220

    Thanks for your help.
  11. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    yes o-ring is better

    not a bad deal at all
  12. GuestLurker

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    Hi Guys!

    I've just picked up an Australian 04 DRZ250. It's my first trailbike after riding on roadbikes forever.

    I've just grabbed a new twin air filter, and it's got a rubber grommet in the middle, there isn't any sort of cage in the airbox to hold this type of filter now.

    The current filter is held in by a long wire spring clip, nothing fancy. These twin air filters look like they expect a cage, or some sort of bolt to go through them, but I can't find anything on the twin air website that they say should fit.

    What am I missing?

    Cheers
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  13. tdrrally

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  14. AlexD92

    AlexD92 DR-Z 250

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    I'm looking at the fiche parts list and diagrams and the drz250 and drz400 seem to share the same shift lever. Can anyone confirm this? The rubber is wearing out on mine and I'm thinking of changing it to a knurled metal tip.
  15. tdrrally

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    http://www.ronayers.com/WhereUsed/N/9935

    ronayers.com has a fiche with a where its used option:clap
    if its the same part number they will tell you:D

    its a drz250 only part, but the drz400 might work as well with a different bend

    i know the dr250/350 kicker is the same
  16. AlexD92

    AlexD92 DR-Z 250

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    Yes, I was on the ron ayers fiche, I wante to know if someone had a physical sample to compare. Thanks.
  17. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    ok, i would bet the spline is the same
  18. 1zero

    1zero Been here awhile

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    Latest photos from todays ride, me on the 250 and my riding buddy on the 400.

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    And then the 'photo-shopped" ones, just for that extra bit of realism (these are the ones we show our mates :-) )

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  19. tdrrally

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    live action, more or less:D
  20. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    Hey guys. Im a DR 350 owner, but I am looking for a dedicated trail bike, that is more maneuverable when going faster on the trails. I came across a 2005 DRZ-250 very affordable, and lower than my price range. I see some action shots here, and was wondering if anyone recommends the DRZ over say a KLX or CRF250X. I already know the electric start is a plus, but also adds weight. I can't help but thinking the more I look at it, it looks basically identical to my 96 DR, which could mean they got it right the first time, or it is basically the same bike minus blinkers. Looking for some input please.

    Honestly price wise its right up my ally, but I am looking to get more agressive with my trail riding, so I don't want something that will prevent me from being able to do that.

    Thoughts please.