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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
Forks: The DR350 came from the factory...

Forks:

The DR350 came from the factory with three different forks over the years. The 90-97 S and ES models and the 90-93 dirt model were damper rod forks that are almost the same ones that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By tntmo
The cable isn't that much, you can buy them on...

The cable isn't that much, you can buy them on Amazon or Ebay for about $30. TuneECU is a website, google it and you can download the programs required to run diagnostics and load fuel mapping onto...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 252,536
Posted By tntmo
Boiled eggs don't leak when they crack.

Boiled eggs don't leak when they crack.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By tntmo
I've heard of the helmet on the ground, but...

I've heard of the helmet on the ground, but sometimes it doesn't matter what you do.....people may not stop.

I was broke down on the I-5 in the middle of Los Angeles once, had the seat off my...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By tntmo
Hmmm, I've done several of the black rope tire...

Hmmm, I've done several of the black rope tire plugs and have never used rubber cement. Never had one fail on me, either. Guess I'm destined to have the next one fail or require rubber cement? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I know the axles, bearings, bearing spacer and...

I know the axles, bearings, bearing spacer and speedo drive are different. What I was saying was that once you installed the larger bearings and bearing spacer into an early wheel, the late model...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By tntmo
Yeah, are they going to make a CRF300L now?

Yeah, are they going to make a CRF300L now?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
Once again, memory....but I believe the late...

Once again, memory....but I believe the late model speedo drive worked with the early wheel. I've had a lot of DR's and have had even more wheel sets, so it's all kind of confused in my mush-brain.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I know the hub and rotor are different, 4 bolt on...

I know the hub and rotor are different, 4 bolt on the old one and 6 on the new one, but I'm pretty sure the brake rotors are the same diameter?

My memory isn't what it used to be, but I'm pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I'm pretty sure you can change out the bearings...

I'm pretty sure you can change out the bearings and bearing spacer and it will work.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By tntmo
Here's my suggestion....figure out your fuel...

Here's my suggestion....figure out your fuel range, as in how many laps you can regularly do before going to reserve, and then pit for fuel 1-2 laps prior to that.

If you've been doing endurance...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By tntmo
What kind of racing are you doing where you run...

What kind of racing are you doing where you run out of fuel? Endurance racing?

A few of my friends do amateur road racing, they just put enough fuel in to finish the race + a bit extra in case...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,956
Posted By tntmo
Thanks! I was riding the track with my son and...

Thanks! I was riding the track with my son and refused to let him tease me for not clearing that tabletop.

Lets get more pics of WR450's airborne!
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,956
Posted By tntmo
I'm pretty sure there's a clutch safety switch,...

I'm pretty sure there's a clutch safety switch, either yours is defective or disconnected. I removed mine and now it doesn't start in gear either, probably need to splice the two wires together if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
You sould like someone who has never had to deal...

You sould like someone who has never had to deal with CA DMV! :lol3

If you can borrow a fender, that will be the easiest way to get it plated. And by easiest, I mean it will still be a total...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,956
Posted By tntmo
That's a fact, I really like the blue bikes...

That's a fact, I really like the blue bikes because I've had good luck with them. Talked my son into getting rid of the CRF250X and getting the YZ450F....awesome move!

I think if I had to keep...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,956
Posted By tntmo
I'm not sure how much road riding he did, but I...

I'm not sure how much road riding he did, but I don't think he was a daily commuter on it. My WR400 had a lot of road miles, I wasn't afraid to ride it on the highway either. I have heard that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,956
Posted By tntmo
I had a 99 WR400F plated dual sport for almost...

I had a 99 WR400F plated dual sport for almost ten years. That bike was the most reliable dirt bike I've ever owned. I adjusted the valves twice, that's all they needed. I had the 450 cam...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By tntmo
How about an older XT350 or XT600? More power...

How about an older XT350 or XT600? More power than the 225, easy to maintain, reliable and lower than modern bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By tntmo
If I recall correctly, it was sort of based on...

If I recall correctly, it was sort of based on the ZX-11? I'd take a look at one of the online microfiche sites and compare part numbers.

Google image search a few Kawasaki models around that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I agree, it would be nice to have access to a...

I agree, it would be nice to have access to a dyno for a few days and try different combinations of jetting, exhaust, airbox, etc to determine what changes make real increases in power. The chances...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
How is the DRZ250 a different animal? It's an...

How is the DRZ250 a different animal? It's an air-cooled small displacement single cylinder trail bike manufactured by Suzuki. Sounds exactly like the DR250/DR350 to me.

I'd say anything in...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By tntmo
Check to see if the flywheel hasn't sheared the...

Check to see if the flywheel hasn't sheared the woodruff key. Had it happen on a lawnmower, still had spark and almost started but since it was out of time it would never go. About $1 fix.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
About a 20% increase in HP and TQ across the...

About a 20% increase in HP and TQ across the board, seems worth it to me.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
If you have a repair manual and a decent set of...

If you have a repair manual and a decent set of tools including a torque wrench, doing the top end isn't difficult. It may be a bit overwhelming if you've never done it before, but the DR350 is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,681
Posted By tntmo
How the hell would you ride through heavy traffic...

How the hell would you ride through heavy traffic if the bike catches fire in 15 minutes?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By tntmo
Glad to see the DR is still serving you well. I...

Glad to see the DR is still serving you well. I was just thinking of it the other day!
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,140
Views: 1,034,424
Posted By tntmo
Head gasket is not a difficult job. Maybe three...

Head gasket is not a difficult job. Maybe three or four hours, and parts are available and not expensive.

Just do it.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By tntmo
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-TRIUMPH-TIGER-1050-FR...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-TRIUMPH-TIGER-1050-FRONT-FORKS-SUSPENSION-STRAIGHT-NICE-IOWA-/151294149898?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2339d5850a&vxp=mtr
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,509
Posted By tntmo
You can definitely plug them, so we have that...

You can definitely plug them, so we have that covered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,509
Posted By tntmo
Been low on cash funds before and had two sting...

Been low on cash funds before and had two sting style plugs in a rear tire once. Never an issue, ran it until cords were showing.

As for the Conti-Motion tires, good rubber for the price. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I use a strip of bicycle inner tube to keep the...

I use a strip of bicycle inner tube to keep the switches from rotating.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
If I didn't already have three sets of wheels,...

If I didn't already have three sets of wheels, I'd buy it just for that. Hopefully someone can snag it, I'm about 100 miles away so it's just a bit farther than I care to go.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
Anyone in Orange County/Southern CA need some DR...

Anyone in Orange County/Southern CA need some DR parts? Found this rolling chassis for cheap.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4414049031.html
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
A few years ago, I bought two DR350's with broken...

A few years ago, I bought two DR350's with broken cases due to that exact issue. Now that I think of it, I know that one of them was a 1990.

I traded both broken engines to Jessie from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
The gearing was probably changed to allow for an...

The gearing was probably changed to allow for an easier kick start. If you've ever kick started a 90-93 DR350, you know the kick start lever barely moves the engine one full rotation. The 94+ kick...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,128
Posted By tntmo
What the hell, why not? It's your vision. ...

What the hell, why not? It's your vision. There's no way I would consider it, but I'm not the one with the idea. Every day I see people make things that I wouldn't consider, and some of them turn...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
He really shouldn't need it on a 99 model, it has...

He really shouldn't need it on a 99 model, it has the auto decompression cam. Try it out a few times, I can start my 99 with my hand.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
Shell Rotella-T in all my bikes.

Shell Rotella-T in all my bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25,145
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By tntmo
I'd say the previous owner tried to repair the...

I'd say the previous owner tried to repair the CDI at one point, and now the repair has failed and your CDI is now a paperweight. You'll need one from a 94-99 DR350SE. There's a few on Ebay.
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