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    Suspension on DRZ250

    Sag is all I set on mine. Made a nice difference. I have played a little with the settings but I guess I am not a good enough rider to notice all the little differences. But Like I said just doing the SAG helped alot
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    member new! questions few!

    I rode my DRZ250 on a back road last night for the 1st time. If I were to ride on road with this bike I would have to agree it needs geared up some. But I do not see me being on the road much with it.
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    DRZ 250 engine started to die

    Ok I know there are a few DRZ250 experts here. This weekend I was riding clean up / course marshall at a HareScramble. We had 2 water crossings one of which was over the pegs and about 1/2 way up my boots. Bike ran fine for the a while then started to just die as if it was out of gas. I could hit the starter and it would and after a few trun overs it would fire up but act at if it was not getting fuel. This happend a few times so I made my way back to the pit area. After the Mini started there race I started the bike. It started fine and I started out. I got a few hundred yards into the woods and it just died. The starter just stuttered. I tried kick starting but it acted as if either no fuel or no spark. I had power as head light seamed fine. Pushed it out. Later after the races and after I cleaned the bike I started looking. I disconnected and cleaned the ground wire and terminal at the battery. I hit the starter and the bike fire right up. It seemed fine but I had no place to ride it to see it it was going to die again. I then also cleaned the positive as well. OK my question would this bad/corroaded connection cause the problem I expereniced? Are there any other electric connections or safety switches I need check out? Thanks Jim
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    Dr DRZ.. Do you know what the stock Pilot Jet is?
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    02 DRZ250 Street Legal?

    In Ohio you must have the bike inspected after you make the changes. I was told they them issue you a Home Made title for the bike.
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    Anybody race their drz250

    I weigh 182 no gear. I race for fun. I myself am not fast. But the bike handled fine and had plenty of get up. Do change the Counter Sprocket down a tooth.
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    Help with rear suspension DRZ250

    I set up the sag and now it ride good
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    Anybody race their drz250

    I have reaced mine with no problems. Set up your sepenssion and it's OK. Not the best but worked fine for me
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    DRZ 250 Front Sprocket

    Smaller front will give more bottom grunt. Should be just what you are looking for
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    New sprockets

    That is a big jump going down on the front and up on the back at the same time. I would only change 1 at a time. going down 1 on the fron is like going up 4 teeth on the rear
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    DR-Z 250 Jetting Saga-Part I, II & III

    I like DRZ, Plenty fast to me, Handles well, Compares well to XR250's I've ridden. I like the Electric Starter. It takes my 185# body any place I want to go. I only wish the after market companies would product stuff just for the DRZ
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    Fuel jug/hose question

    Small hose clamp then wrap keep it in place.
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    Remember them well..Montessa was another backwards bike Left Brake Right Shift.
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    DRZ250 Throttle Return Cable

    Well I rode cleanup yesterday at a local Hare Scramble. Bike ran great throttle was not a problem. I might try to find a complete replacement throttle for it.
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    DRZ250 Throttle Return Cable

    I have cleaned and lubed my cables, Cleaned my handlebar and throttle tube but my throttle would start sticking quickly. A closer looked I found a slight kink in the return cable near the throttle tube. I Cut and removed the cable from the sleve leaving only the pull cable. Will this be a problem? I rode the bike and responce was great. Throttle snapped back as before. I did notice that the motor did not shutdown as quick which allowed the bike to roll more freely such as a 2 stroke bike does. I also no longer have the slight bind off idle that I once had. It seamed much easier to ride in tight woods now.