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About Rockwraith

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  1. I am a 200 lb and 6' tall. I ride a vintage 1987 Honda XR250R. Previous bikes were DRZ400 and a an XR400. The XR250R is hands down an easier beast to ride at 40+ years old. I can usually outlast anyone that goes riding with me. At my age I enjoy the adventure more than who is the fastest. I usually ride last in line on trail rides. I enjoy watching the carnage of the younger riders showing off and riding beyond their skill level. I have nothing to prove!
  2. If you spray a small amount of carb cleaner or starter fluid in the intake will it pop? if it does, you have a fuel issue. If it does not pop, then you have a spark issue, but you could have 2 issues if this is the case. You can also pull the plug, leave the wire hooked up, ground the electrode and kick it over or use electric start if equipped and see if you have spark. That is where I would start.
  3. I put a Pirelli MT44 on the front with a TMII on the rear and it is a great combo for Colorado. I ride technical single track on the weekends and ride to work almost every day. Both are holding up well. Both have 1000 miles and the front is still 75% and the rear is at 65%. I am not easy on tires and this combo seems to be working well for a compromise in wear and traction. Just my .02. Good Luck!!
  4. I did the 3x3 and rejet this weekend with the JD kit and some recommendations from Burned. Holy *^%$!! This is not the same bike. My bike will do and indicated 106mph with full knobbies (balanced). I was amazed at the power increase. I was scared to get on the highway before, but now I am not. 6,000-10,000 ft 3x3 mod stock exhaust 22.5 jet JD red on 4th clip 2.5 turns out 145 jet Totally rips for Denver Area.
  5. Just got my JD jetting kit. Searched but cannot find the answer. Which jets to use? 2000 DRZ400s Elevation:6,000-10,500 3x3 mod will be done at the same time as jetting Stock exhaust Keintech extended mix screw Directions on JD were vague. I went through every post I could but nothing matched close enough. Any help appreciated!!!
  6. Thanks for all the input!! I think I am going to looking for either a 510 or a 610. I don't want to buy a new one maybe one that is 1-2 years old. I am pretty good at finding deals on barely used bikes. You guys have confirmed what I have been thinking and have read. Thanks again!!!
  7. I use my DRZ for everything. I go on 70-100 mile sinlgetrack rides with friends on the weekends. I also do 200 mile DS rides with 50/50 pavement/Dirt. I also do 250 mile pavement rides with friends on Harleys and me on the DRZ. Is the TE610 the only Husky with a wide ratio 6 speed?
  8. I have done a bit of searching on the Husky section and I am intrigued by the Husky product. I currently own a 2000 DRZ that is thoroughly moded, but I am always looking for a sixth gear. I know there quite a few DRZ converts on this site. I am looking for your input on a few questions. I use my DRZ for everything to commuting with full Knobs, fishing, camping, trailer to moab for the weekend, longer rides of about 300 miles a day. I am a diehard rider and ride year round in Denver, Colorado. The closest dealer is 75 miles away, but I am not worried about parts. I always have to order parts for my DRZ, so ordering for a Husky is no different. What I like about the Husky is the sixth gear and the 50 lb. weight savings. My questions are the following: Is the sixth gear really high enough to make a difference on the highway and is the first gear low enough for serious single track? Can the Husky be a do all bike like the DRZ or maybe be better? I am looking for comments on longevity and maintenance. I used to be an ASE cert tech so nothing is too intimidating. Thanks in advance!!
  9. Unibikers- best hands down!!! Hyde bash plate- it can actually be removed and put back on without having to beat the hell out of it to get it to line up again. I use my DRZ hard and the hyde plate is the best in my opinion. The aluminum ones are too easily bent and don't hold there shape.
  10. Thanks Eddie!! I will tear it down again and check for a blockage.
  11. I have searched but have found no answers. I am helping a buddy get an 87 xr250r running that has sat for 10 years. It would not start so I pulled the carb to find it full of varnish and all jets were clogged. Pulled carb and cleaned it thoroughly and soaked. Reinstalled and it and it will only run in the upper RPMS with the choke on half. I am guessing it is jetted too lean. It idles great and starts on the 3rd kick. Runs decent with the choke on half. I am not too familiar with honda jetting, I have a drz400, but I know carbs well. Need a good starting point for jet sizes. Here is what is has: Stock exhaust no mods No intake mods Jets are 40 and 120. Bike will be used at 6500-7500' CO. Any help would be great!!
  12. Any pics of how they look on bike? I am very interested in a cheaper alternative. I just ordered a rack and now I am looking for some smaller bags for essentials.
  13. Mine has always done that until the pads heat up. I kept thinking it was a rock. Check for rocks. If it isn't a rock then either deal with it or find a different set of pads and try them to see if the noise goes away. I have learned to just live with mine. Just my .02. Goodluck!!
  14. I have broken in engines both ways. Easy and ride it like you stole it. I have found that ride it like you stole it will help get the rings to seal better. I have built many engines as an automotive mechanic. For bikes I ride it hard and change the oil often. Every 100 miles for 500 miles and then every 500-1000 for my morotorcycles.I find that after the break in period the bike has more power and burns less oil in the long run, than if it is babied. Ride it like you normally would. I keep all my vehicles for long periods of time and it has always worked for me. Everyone has an opinion. Do your research and do what you think feels right to you!!!! Good luck!!! Enjoy the ride!!!!
  15. It does funnel the engine noise up toward the rider a little more than with the stock skid plate. Turn the music up and keep riding!!!