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  1. I think I may have what you are looking for. I just picked up a 1999 with an aftermarket exhaust that was put on when the guy brought it home from the dealer. He also gave me the stock pipe. I'm not much of a mechanic, so I'm not 100% if I have what you need, but I can send you a pic. It's in near new condition, so if it's what you are looking for, we can talk. I was going to put it on EBay. Snd me a PM if you want some pics.
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    Just curious....

    As a new owner, I was wondering... How many of you have lowered your DRZ? Even at 6'1", the bike feels a little too tall for me. I was thinking about lowering it 3/4" with a Kouba Link. Whatcha think?
  3. Hey guys, After much deliberation, I finally bought a new bike today. I picked up a new DRZ. I really struggled between the DRZ and the KLX300R, mostly due to weight, and the fact that I am basically new to off-road riding. Everyone assured my that I would be able to handle the bike, despite the weight, due to my size (6'1" 230lbs) and that the KLX would not offer enough power. So I get home, log on and what do I find? A bunch of new threads complaining about the weight of the DRZ and even a few contemplating getting rid of theirs! What gives? I sure hope I made the right choice!
  4. Well, I still haven't bought my bike. I was VERY close to buying a DRZ400 the other day, but I couldn't do it. Not yet anyway. The KLX300R is still beckoning me. I know the DRZ400 is more powerful, but I am concerned that it is too much bike for me. I have limited street experience (been riding street bikes a year or so), but practically zero offroad experience. Well I do currently ride 4 wheelers and used to ride a dirt bike... but that was about 25 years ago, so that doesn't count. While I am concerned the DRZ400 is too much bike, I am also concerned the KLX300R might not be enough. Currently, I am 6'1" and weigh about 230lbs. I plan to be down to about 210 by mid summer! Anyway, all out speed is not my big concern, which is why I keep coming back to the KLX. I plan on mostly trail riding, although not always single track. I don't mind spending a little money on suspension, etc, so I keep thinking the KLX might be a better option for me. In some respects, it comes down to weight and height. So, as for my original question, I am curious about other KLX riders. How tall are you and how much do you weigh? How many of you are over 6 feet / 220 lbs? Do you still find the bike comfortable?
  5. idhawk

    is the '03 KLX400 red or green sticker?

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between a red and green sticker?
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    DRZ400 or KLX300R...please help!

    I understood them to be the same up until 2003, but I am looking at 2005 models. Plus, I am looking at the KLX 300R, not the 400. Please forgive my ignorance, but how can they be the same bike? For starters, there is a difference of 100cc. Also, the KLX are very easy to find around my neck of the woods.
  7. OK, I realize that you guys are going to be a bit biased, but I want all opinions! I am going to purchase a new bike this week. I have narrowed my choice down between the DRZ400 and the KLX300R. Here's the scoop... I am basically a beginning rider. I ride an FZ1 on the street, but have little to no offroad experience. My friends ride a TTR250 and a WR250. The WR is more than I want to spend, and the TTR does not appeal to me. I am 6'1", and weigh 230lbs. Both seem like great bikes. I realize they are both "Old School" when compared to some of the other thumpers out there, but this is good in some respects. I'm not a mechanic, and I am looking for something that will be easy to maintain. My question is this... Is the extra power and the electric start worth the extra weight? 30 pounds is a big difference! Any other reasons to go with one over the other? Please share all opinions, good and bad. Thanks.
  8. OK, I realize that you guys are going to be a bit biased, but I want all opinions! I am going to purchase a new bike this week. I have narrowed my choice down between the DRZ400 and the KLX300R. Here's the scoop... I am basically a beginning rider. I ride an FZ1 on the street, but have little to no offroad experience. My friends ride a TTR250 and a WR250. The WR is more than I want to spend, and the TTR does not appeal to me. I am 6'1", and weigh 230lbs. Both seem like great bikes. I realize they are both "Old School" when compared to some of the other thumpers out there, but this is good in some respects. I'm not a mechanic, and I am looking for something that will be easy to maintain. My question is this... Is the extra power and the electric start worth the extra weight? 30 pounds is a big difference! Any other reasons to go with one over the other? Please share all opinions, good and bad. Thanks.
  9. Hey guys, great site! I'm sure you've heard this before, but I need some help deciding on a bike. I've read a lot of great info already, but I am looking for some suggestions specific to my needs. Here's my situation: I'm 39yrs old, 6'1", 220 pounds. I've ridden street bikes for a few years (currently ride a Yamaha FZ1), but it's been a long time since I've been on dirt bikes of any kind. I have a Yamaha Kodiak 4x4, but that is the extent of my recent off-road experience. Back when I was a kid, we had a Yamaha Enduro that I rode everywhere, but that was ages ago. Anyway, about a month ago, my buddy and I decided to buy bikes for our kids. He bought a TT90 and I picked up a KLX110. Our boys have had a great time riding. We ride the 4-wheelers while out with them. We have decided to get some bikes ourselves. My buddy is on more of a budget than I am, and far less comfortable on a bike than I am. He just picked up a used TTR 250 in excellent condition. Now it's time for me to purchase a bike. Oh yeah, we also have another friend that rides a Yamaha WR250. His skill level is a bit more advanced than mine, but I think I can catch up quickly. I'd like a bike that can keep up with the WR250, without completely dusting my buddy and his TTR250. I am looking for something that I don't have to spend a lot of time working on. Time is very valuable, and I'd rather spend more time riding. I want to buy a bike that is within my riding skills. I am very comfortable riding on trails, but I have much to learn about riding on a track. I will be doing both, but most of my riding will be on a trail. Here's a list of the bikes I am looking at and considering at this point. I would love to hear as much feedback as possible, good and bad, so let me know what you think. Kawasaki KLX300R - Seems a little smaller (seat height) than the other bikes that I am looking at. Have read good reviews about this bike. It's probably a little under powered, more along the lines of the TTR maybe? I'm not sure how aggresive I will get, although I do want to do some jumps and such. Don't know if this is a good bike for that. Honda CRF250X - This is the bike that I really want..... except for the valve problems and frequent maintanence. I just don't want to spend the time that I would need to working on this machine, and I am nervous about all the valve problems that I've heard about. Honda CR250 - I found a brand new, 2004 model for $3,900. This engine is low maintanence, bullet proof and very similar to the TTR250. I don't like the looks (outdated) and I'm not sure that I will be happy with the power, especially when riding against the WR250. On the other hand, this bike is simple, and there are many happy owners out there. But, will it be enough? Suzuki DRZ400 - I like the idea of this bike. Low maintanence, solid reputation, low price. I'm not sure about the weight (too heavy?) and I'm not sure I want a 400. Based on my riding skills at this point, I'm concerned it might be a bit too much. What about a DRZ250? Yamaha TTR250 or WR250 - Haven't given much thought to either of these bikes. Don't know why, maybe I just want something different than my friends, I don't know. Based on what I want, the WR250 would be my preference, but again, the maintanence..... will it be too much? I've done my research. I know what the dealers say. I know what the manufacturers say. I really want to know what the riders say. C'mon guys, let me have it, the good and the bad. Help me decide! Thanks.
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