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  1. fendermon

    That Dang Surge is Back

    Is the slide drilled on these bikes? Drilled slide +gaping airbox hole = surge, in my mind...
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    Very hard to start a hot XR4

    Hard hot start sounds rich to me.
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    DS tire shortage

    I can't seem to wear out my Pirelli mt90's, fantastic tire in all respects.
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    Losing money with the DR

    No doubt! peoples claims for their old,tired, junk are laughable. I only have a 12 mile comute and can only ride about half the year. So, I figure my expenses to ride a bike, verses a car, are a wash at best. Dale
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    Riding in Sand?

    Agressive tire, right pressure (15lbs should do), and lots of practice will get this pig through the sand in one piece.
  6. That looks more real to me...Don't forget to dink with the cam chain tensioner for a while too, I'll bet.
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    New Edelbrock Owner & Exhaust Advice??

    Seven lbs up high is nothing to sneeze at...imho. What kinda dbs is the white Bros? -Dale
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    Will a dealer "deal" on new DR200?

    Craigs list is great because you can choose the area you look. Cycle trader has lots. Good luck...I agree that these little bikes are steep when new. My guess is they will raise a lot of eyebrows when gas is xxxxx bucks a gallon. - Dale These guys have one left over and always treated me decent. http://www.wheelsusa.net/default.asp
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    Dr650 to Husky Sm610

    Ever since it dawned on me that there's more skill to jumping than just launching off one and then waiting to see what happens.. I've curbed my impulses.
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    2008 and newer Yamaha xt250 discussion thread.

    I wouldn't sweat how many gears there are too much. I did that with my dr650 for a long time because the 350 has six, and I had to be real picky on my sprocket sizes to like what I had. Someone posted the total gear spread and it turns out they are they are identical. Sure, lots of gears are good...but that dosen't mean a bike is geared how you want it. My friend has a klx 300 (six speed) and first is so low I have no use for it at all. A smooth, evenly spaced, five speed trumps a poorly designed six.
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    First Real Ride on the New DR650

    I used to play as a kid in Blue Ridge. Fell in love with that area fast...I'll ride with ya if I can get out of this flippin snow someday. -Dale
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    Idle issues after DJ install

    Vice grips got mine out; screw driver was a crual joke.
  13. As long as people looking for a mildly tuned, mid sized (400cc or so), dual sport have a choice of buying either a yellow drz400s, blue drz400s, black, red, green, grey, whatever drzs.... yup it will continue.
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    DR650 exhaust

    You can set it up as quiet... or kind of free-flowing...Take your pick. If we could just get Rob away from his carbs for a few minutes maybe he could try his hand at making an aluminum version of the stock can. On a side note..Is there anyone here who knows someone who could hypothetically break some legs at the Marving distributor..with the right incentives..of course.. hypothetically.
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    Excellant! This is gonna get good. If it really has a wide ratio trans like they say, and decent handling, it should be a blast. I bet the extra 25cc's will be noticable on such small motors too. - Dale