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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Grips

I am very picky about my grips. Most are far too small in overall diameter to properly fit my hand (this includes every silicone one I've ever seen). When I find a pair I like, I am very loyal to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Awesome pictures Matt! I bet that was fun. I...

Awesome pictures Matt! I bet that was fun. I looked at the other photos and saw that the Moto Guzzi Griso also went down. Ug, I bet there was more damage to it than your DR350.

Regards,

Gregory...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, get a new gasket - particularly if that one...

Yep, get a new gasket - particularly if that one hasn't been off before. I inspected my stator this spring and I had to work really hard to remove the old gasket in places (try not to let any fall...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Tom, Nice work! Although, you guys with...

Hi Tom,

Nice work! Although, you guys with lathe's always say it wasn't a big deal to make :> :> :> :>

You might wish to contact GL and see if they have any interest in such an item. My guess...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Tom, That is interesting. I've got the GL...

Hi Tom,

That is interesting. I've got the GL tank bag on my Clarke tank. I've had great luck simply using a regular old vent hose. I did worry about it at first, though. But, since it hasn't been...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26,155
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Posted By Greg Bender
I just spent 5 days on my DR350. Longest day was...

I just spent 5 days on my DR350. Longest day was the ~660 mile ride home yesterday from Wells, Nevada. The seat worked fine each day without issue. I did put on my SweetCheeks...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have no idea. Regards, Gregory Bender

I have no idea.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I run Valvoline Racing 4-stroke for motorcycles...

I run Valvoline Racing 4-stroke for motorcycles 10W40 non-synthetic. I've run it for 20,000+ miles on 2 DR350s including my longest day of 750 miles through 115 degree temps without issue.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Everybody packs what they want...but I took...

Everybody packs what they want...but I took approx less than 1/2 that amount for a full two-week trip with basic camping gear (very basic).

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, I believe that is correct. Under normal use...

Yes, I believe that is correct. Under normal use it sees very little force and should not bend. If you suspect it is fatiguing, I'd recommend replacement. New ones are not that expensive, IIRC. As...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Awesome photo! :> Regards, Gregory...

Awesome photo! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, that is the "L" bracket. Remove it and make...

Yep, that is the "L" bracket. Remove it and make sure it is flat. That should put the roller back in correct contact.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I believe it is 8x.125 Regards, Gregory...

I believe it is 8x.125

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Of those you've listed, I'd lean toward the 606...

Of those you've listed, I'd lean toward the 606 or MT21. I use the MT21 up front almost exclusively.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
With my old 1993 kick start only model, it needed...

With my old 1993 kick start only model, it needed about 10 priming kicks with the pumper carb and about 15 priming kicks with the CV carb. That was cold...once hot it usually lit up with the first or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
The tiny little piece in the photo is the top of...

The tiny little piece in the photo is the top of a broken off needle. You need to replace the needle entirely. (Mikuni reference #8)

The large piece is Mikuni reference #44.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Check out this thread on how to use the forum: ...

Check out this thread on how to use the forum:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Friedom, I don't recall the specifics of...

Hi Friedom,

I don't recall the specifics of the problem you were having, but did it turn out to be the balance bolt that came loose?

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi David, Are you sure it isn't #43 or #44?...

Hi David,

Are you sure it isn't #43 or #44? That spring can push either out easily when the bowl is removed.

I'm not sure, but it *may be* that #36 and #37 are a one-or-the-other situation. It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Just reference the Workshop Manual...

Just reference the Workshop Manual (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_workshop_manuals___shop_manuals___service_manuals.html) - all the specs are given in it.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
The dirt model and street model Clarke tanks are...

The dirt model and street model Clarke tanks are different. When I bought my 1999 SE, I could not fit the Clarke tank from the 1993 dirt model. AFAIK, it has everything to do with the mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I sold the 1993 last year and the title went with...

I sold the 1993 last year and the title went with it. Sorry, I don't recall what it said or how they titled it.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes. In Arizona, I registered my 1993 DR350 for...

Yes. In Arizona, I registered my 1993 DR350 for use on the street, no problem at all. The only inspection was that the VIN matched the title and that it would pass emissions. Nothing else was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
When I first bought my original Giant Loop, I was...

When I first bought my original Giant Loop, I was concerned about heat and made sure there was space using the provided original heat shield. That worked well, but I still did not like the radiant...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
take your time :> Regards, Gregory...

take your time :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, yes, yes! I do the same. When I do long days...

Yes, yes, yes! I do the same. When I do long days on the pavement, I check at every fill up.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
PM sent! :>

PM sent! :>
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have mounted stalk turn signals to my rear...

I have mounted stalk turn signals to my rear fender and I hate the final look (angled upward). I have the dirt rear loop without and turn signal mounts. I'm going to have small brackets welded on.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
The float and cage assembly is "held" in place by...

The float and cage assembly is "held" in place by an o-ring. You should be able to pull gently at the o-ring location and remove the cage and float. That o-ring is important, so be sure to replace it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Which carburetor do you have?

Which carburetor do you have?
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
*Might* be a faulty or failing spark plug cap?...

*Might* be a faulty or failing spark plug cap? Here is replacement I've been using for years now with great results:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_spark_plug_resistor_cap.html

Regards,
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Scudman, A couple of small...

Hi Scudman,

A couple of small clarifications:

Number 88 is really labeled "87a"
Number 85 should be connected to ground.
Number 86 should be connected to positive.

In practice, most relays...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, that is the page I'm referencing. If memory...

Yep, that is the page I'm referencing. If memory serves, those bolts have 8mm diameter threads. I'd recommend the "conventional" bolt torque spec (though I probably use something closer to the "7"...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi plugeye, The manual provides specific...

Hi plugeye,

The manual provides specific torque values for some fasteners. Then, it provides a look-up table for other fasteners based on size, markings on head, etc.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 26,155
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Posted By Greg Bender
Amen! I have a pair on my DR and I absolutely...

Amen! I have a pair on my DR and I absolutely love them. Not close to free once you buy all the mounts and everything, but well worth the money, IMHO.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
I would just remove the L bracket, torque the...

I would just remove the L bracket, torque the shift drum bolt, and then replace the L bracket.

If I had a 1992 model, I would take the time to check the shift drum bolt and loctite as needed. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
Perhaps this will provide you with some starting...

Perhaps this will provide you with some starting information:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
Hi markk900, On my 1999 DR350 SE, I had...

Hi markk900,

On my 1999 DR350 SE, I had clutch slippage problems even when the clutch fibers and steel plates where all near the top of their thickness range (and using proper oil). The conditions...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
Clutch steel and fiber thicknesses (min and max)...

Clutch steel and fiber thicknesses (min and max) are provided by Suzuki in the Workshop Manual (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_workshop_manuals___shop_manuals___service_manuals.html). Have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 3,171,898
Posted By Greg Bender
Maybe this piece? ...

Maybe this piece?
http://shop.viperizerracing.com/product.sc?productId=764&categoryId=75

Regards,

Gregory Bender
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