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Offline SGB

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Suzuki DR 250S
« on: July 15, 2007, 05:13:52 pm »
I have offered a friend to help fixing this bike which needs some TLC.
Some questions please:
- Where can I find a left side cover?
- Any advice regarding fork boots?  Would you replace them or just throw away?
- Tyres? What type for dirt road riding - little bit technical sometimes, but mostly roads.  18/21"
- Plastics have been in the sun for a long time - how do you shine them up again?
- Any other advice / tips / what to look for from owners or those in the know is welcome.

Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: July 15, 2007, 05:15:21 pm by SGB »
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Re: Suzuki DR 250S
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 06:20:18 pm »
The sidecover you can try 'Bike Hospital' in JHB, farking expensive but they seem to have a lot of stuff.
Tyres, I went for Michelin T63, 18" rear and 21" front, battled a bit to find them, but they are lekker offroad, also street legal and not too badly priced.
Fork boots, readily available, good for keeping flying stones off the sliders. I replaced Peaches' Yamah Serow boots for under R100-00.
I don't know about shining up the plastics, could be a lot of hard work.
If it has been standing for a long time it would be a good idea to change the oil and strip and clean the carb.
Good luck, they are lekker bikes to mess around with in the veld.
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Re: Suzuki DR 250S
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 06:30:14 pm »
Whats the standard width on those 250 tyres SGB?

The best tyre for on/off use, if you are looking for serious performance offroad, is the Dunlop D606.
130 rear, 90 front I think.
 

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Re: Suzuki DR 250S
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 10:13:00 pm »

The best tyre for on/off use, if you are looking for serious performance offroad, is the Dunlop D606.
130 rear, 90 front I think.

+1 on the D606 on the rear wheel, try the Pirelli Scorpion MT21 on the front.