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Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By scharfg
Thanks Guys. I heard back from Jesse and...

Thanks Guys.

I heard back from Jesse and base on the info I sent him he suggesting a 8.1 and the replacement shock bearing so I said yes to both for $130 (plus $42 for shipping via USPS to Canada...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By scharfg
Or, I could just set my engine up with the proper...

Or, I could just set my engine up with the proper air/fuel mixture....?

The top of my piston had quite a bit of carbon build up according to my mechanic buddy (I obviously know nothing about...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By scharfg
Is there a Canadian supplier of the Kano...

Is there a Canadian supplier of the Kano product....?
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By scharfg
Ah interesting point, will do thanks :D

Ah interesting point, will do thanks :D
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By scharfg
Update folks. My good mechanical friend who...

Update folks.

My good mechanical friend who took the head off on Sunday bought a ceramic drill bit and was able to drill out the centre ceramic yesterday :clap

Then today he applied some PB...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
Best Race Tech/Eibach Rear Spring Replacement Rate?

Hi there.

I have a '96 with about 18K on it and the rear of the bike sags even before I sit on it and is very soft in the rear end so I thought I would upgrade the rear spring.

I went on Race...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
How to Remove Plug Ceramic Core....?

Hey there fellow inmates.


I broke a plug off in my DR350 where the threads meet the plug so all of the threads are still in the head.


I took the head off to get at the plug from inside...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By scharfg
Best Way to Remove Plug Cermanic Stuck in Head?

Hey there fellow inmates.

I broke a plug off in my DR350 where the threads meet the plug so all of the threads are still in the head.

I took the head off to get at the plug from inside but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Will this Front Brake Line Work/Fit my '96 DR350SE..?

53 3/4"

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/drag-specialties-universal-stainless-steel-brake-line-9in-ds098809.html

Thanks folks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By scharfg
Excellent thanks for the help!

Excellent thanks for the help!
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By scharfg
What size of wrench do I need to adjust my rear spring?

Hi I have a '96 DR350SE and I want to adjust my rear spring but I don't know what size of wrench/spanner to order.

Can someone help and provide a good source....?

I live in northern BC Canada...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Need Front Reflector Mounts for DR350

Hi there I want to mount front aux lights to my little DR350 and one of my front reflector mounts is broken off.

Any ideas where I can source out a replacement?

I did a google search but came...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
I had to replace my front brake hose when I first...

I had to replace my front brake hose when I first got it due to wear..... http://www.helperformance.us/motorcycle/suzuki-en-2/dr350/ ....

Thanks for the web link, I had a hard time finding a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
How to adjust front break lever pull length?

Hi all.

I have a '96 se and I have to pull my front break lever quite a bit before I feel the braking. I changed the fluid 2 years ago.

I can't figure out how to adjust things so my brake comes...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 248,121
Posted By scharfg
I ran a set of Kenda 270's on my DR350 for the...

I ran a set of Kenda 270's on my DR350 for the route south to north and they did surprisingly well (ie: no flats) on the rough sections even though they have soft side walls. We had no rain so not...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 06:31 PM
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Views: 126,863
Posted By scharfg
Oh yeah we are most certainly doing 16 but from...

Oh yeah we are most certainly doing 16 but from east to west, the heading west on 14 out of Hermosillo and then north on 118 and checking out the Turkey Creek Riding Adventures folks in Banamichi...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 05:19 PM
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Views: 126,863
Posted By scharfg
Road Route Planning From Hidalgo Del Parral into Copper Canyon (Batopilas)

Hi folks doing some map route planning for our spring 2015 ride from Kamloops BC down the Baja, then over to the mainland, cross over to Mazatland, up the Devil's Spine and then down into Copper...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By scharfg
Hey ME, great ride report thanks for posting your...

Hey ME, great ride report thanks for posting your link.

Great reliving many days of riding similar roads (I make sure to ride between Kaslo and New Denver at least once a year!).

I was riding...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By scharfg
Hi Acejones. I hear you. I tried to remind...

Hi Acejones.

I hear you. I tried to remind myself I was on vacation and go with the flow but I was getting a bit steamy waiting in the truck while I watched the tire being repaired.

I'd do it...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By scharfg
I just returned from PV last month and Rented the...

I just returned from PV last month and Rented the 250cc dual sport from Miles the owner. He has two of these Veloci's (sold his Honda a while ago). The one I rode was new with ~900kms on it. They...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By scharfg
Ah, so it looks like the Shinko 4.6" is a true...

Ah, so it looks like the Shinko 4.6" is a true 4.6" wide, unlike the Kenda K270 4.6 rear which is quite a bit narrower than the Kenda K270 4.5 for some reason, logic would suggest is should be 4.6"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By scharfg
Hey thanks for that, I want as deep as tread as...

Hey thanks for that, I want as deep as tread as possible for longer wear. I'm also looking at the Shinko 244 rear in 4.6x18 trying to find width info on that one as well.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 10:13 PM
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Posted By scharfg
4.00-18 versus 4.6-18 versus 4.5-18 for DR350 Rear Tire

Hi tire newb here.

My DR350 was running a Kenda K270 in 4.5x18", by mistake I ordered a replacement in 4.6x18".

It sure looked skinny compared to the 4.5 (4.3" wide versus 4.8"), it was only 4...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
I with you Gregory, back to the 4.5. The 4.6 had...

I with you Gregory, back to the 4.5. The 4.6 had only 11mm of tread depth. A buddy bought a Shinko 700 for his KLR rear and it only had about 9.

Also regards.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Wider versus skinnier rear tire....

Hi there.

I had a 4.5 Kenda K270 on the rear and I ordered a 4.6 by mistake, I had to use it as I live far away from a bike store and was going on a multiday ride.

Funny I thought that number...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 248,121
Posted By scharfg
Let's just say I was very glad we had zero rain...

Let's just say I was very glad we had zero rain the entire trip. I was wondering how squirrley the trail would be with some moisture on it, especially coming off of Bethel Ridge, even more icky if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 248,121
Posted By scharfg
Ride Report from August 16-19....

Howdy from Prince George BC.

My mechanic buddy was able to come so I had the support needed to give me the confidence to tackle this ride. I've known about it for a couple of years and was able...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 08:21 AM
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Posted By scharfg
Newb Questions about DR350 Motor Strength etc

I have a '96 DR350SE with 14000 miles and I'm riding with bigger bikes on the HWY loaded for a multi day ride and was wondering if I'm hurting the engine by running it at about 60 miles/hr on the HWY...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Yet ANOTHER good reason for me to start...

Yet ANOTHER good reason for me to start exercising, I could have a faster bike and be able to pick up my bike when if falls asleep :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Wow that's at the other extreme to what I just...

Wow that's at the other extreme to what I just put on. So how does the little DR powerplant and basic handling work?
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
Hey Thump! thanks for the reply. So my logic...

Hey Thump! thanks for the reply.

So my logic tells me that a 4.6 should be wider than the 4.5, but with the Kenda that is not the case, whatsup with that? (from their web site: 4.5 = 27mm, 4.6 =...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
Kenda K270 4.5-18 versus 4.6-18?

Hi newb here.

I did a whack of searching on the internet with no luck so I' m sending this question to you experts.

I have a '96 DR Electric and I bought the bike with a K270 4.5-18. I just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Will a 130/80 17 rear tire fit on my '96 DR350?

Did I order the wrong size....?

I have a Metz Karoo 2 for the rear sized 130/80 17.

Thanks!
Forum: Canada 05-31-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By scharfg
Hey sports guy, thanks for the reply. I've...

Hey sports guy, thanks for the reply.

I've attempted the basic repairs on bikes before but I seem to have a bit of a mechanical gremlin that follows me around so I like to ride with knowledgable...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By scharfg
Anyone interested in doing the WADBR 3rd Week of August?

Hey there.

I want to do this route south to north (I live in Prince George BC) and then end up at the Horizons Unlimited western meeting in Nakusp BC August 23rd weekend, anyone interested....?...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24,954
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Posted By scharfg
Ah thanks dude, I'll put some play in the lever...

Ah thanks dude, I'll put some play in the lever and hopefully that does the trick!

Best wishes.....
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
Newb with '96 DR350SE Clutch Slipping Problem

My DR has ~9000 miles on it and last riding season the clutch started to slip sometimes when I put it into 3rd gear and hit the throttle hard.

I've just got the bike on the road and its still...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 256
Posted By scharfg
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 89
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Posted By scharfg
Strange Noise when throttle turned through range before starting bike

Hi folks.

This is what happened when I tried starting my '09 Wee after being stored for 7 months in an attached garage with a full tank of gas with fuel preserve (bike has 19K miles on it).
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24,954
Views: 2,975,416
Posted By scharfg
Awesome suggestion thanks eh!

Awesome suggestion thanks eh!
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