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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2001, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Haven't posted in a while but check back in to read occasionally. I have a couple questions. First, I'm about ready to head back to the states, around the end of Nov time frame. I'm thinking heavily about buying an 02 DRZ 400E, anybody have one or know anyone who does that has comments on that machine? I'm a C rider, about 170lbs, 5'5", and will race it in Enduro's or Hare Scrambles. This leads me to my second question. It looks like I'll be in Washington State, around the Tacoma/Olympia area. Anyone know any good bike (off road) clubs up there? Additionally, how about racing events and riding areas? Thanks.

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I have a friend who races a 01 kick start in hare scrambles here in Utah and he really loves it. The biggest thing is to put a good exhaust on it. This is the biggest drawback of the motor. Apparently the frames are a little weak as a result of trying to make the bike light. I know Thumper racing has some good mods for the bike such as big bore kits and cams. But basically the best thing like i said is an exhaust.

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Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I like 4 strokes, but they are heavy, and if you stall it, (my KLX) is a beast to restart. Two strokes are lighter and quicker. I still have time to do the research though. Might find a good deal on a used one. Who knows, but thanks for the reply.

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just buy a 01' yz426F

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I've seen to many broken DRZ's from what looked like weight savings bull shat....

My wifes uncle bought a KTM EXC400 over the DRZ because of the quality issues... he had a XR440 (kitted) and HATED starting it when it flooded.... get the KTM??

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Is the KTm a four stroke or a two stroke? How does it compare to a WR400/426?

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It's a 4-stroke with electric start [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

it's close enough to the YZ/WR that it's up to the rider to make the diffrence.....

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I think the KTM is close to 2g's more. I looked at a parts list once and parts for the KTM seemed kind of high. The bike is lighter than the DRZ and they seem to be doing well from what I read.

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