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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Have a look here: ...

Have a look here:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_images/l.gif

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I would check with Jesse as I believe he sells...

I would check with Jesse as I believe he sells some: http://www.kientech.com/

For that price, I bought a pair of really nice Tuff Lites by Extreme Dual Sport. But, it seems they've gone out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
A few goodies for sale

Hi all,

I've got a CDI and Voltage regulator for sale. Have a look here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1073393

Thanks!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Growing up we had a neighbor who used a wet-dry...

Growing up we had a neighbor who used a wet-dry vac to vacuum up spilled gasoline. That didn't end too well, either.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I order OEM ones from an online Yamaha...

I order OEM ones from an online Yamaha dealer...then you know you'll get the good stuff.

Let me know if you need any o-rings.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I've got a spare CDI for a 2 pick up coil dirt...

I've got a spare CDI for a 2 pick up coil dirt model. PM if interested.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Every one I've seen has been oblong. Maybe they...

Every one I've seen has been oblong. Maybe they are all worn, but I kind of doubt it. None have had any play caused by the oblong hole. Instead, the return spring keeps the clevis pin in direct...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
A bunch of folks have done long distance on the...

A bunch of folks have done long distance on the DR350. Two years ago I completed the Continental Divide Route from Mexico to Canada (starting from and returning to my home in Cave Creek). I've done...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Thanks for the compliment, but please don't place...

Thanks for the compliment, but please don't place me "above" anyone else. Mr. Pulldown is extremely helpful on this forum (as are others). I gain a lot of knowledge from reading others' posts. :> :>...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I know for a fact that 200 Ohms will not work on...

I know for a fact that 200 Ohms will not work on my 1999 DR350 SE...likely will other years? Check the workshop manual first :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, hole spacing definitely varies amongst...

Yes, hole spacing definitely varies amongst models. If memory serves, some have 30mm hole spacing and some have 35mm hole spacing. I know the spacing on my 1999 DR350 SE is 30mm - and those were a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Agreed...the bigger piston is ~31% heaver than...

Agreed...the bigger piston is ~31% heaver than the original. My guess is that the crankshaft would need to be rebalanced for the additional weight to remove any new vibrations. That being said, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Personally, I like the look of the front fender...

Personally, I like the look of the front fender and find it really effective at keeping most of the mud and dirt off. I tried another more modern "go fast" front fender, but it was not nearly so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I agree, empirical data is what really counts...

I agree, empirical data is what really counts when it comes to one set up vs. another. All most of us have - me included - is experiential data with our own machines. And, most of the time we don't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
IMHO, you do not need an oil cooler with the mods...

IMHO, you do not need an oil cooler with the mods that you mention.

I've ridden my DR350's (previously modded, now not - none with an oil cooler) *many* times in very hot temperatures (115 deg F)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Agreed. I carry a spare, but I've been using the...

Agreed. I carry a spare, but I've been using the same one for "forever" now already.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Ah, just the bulb. Yes, an 1157 will do the trick...

Ah, just the bulb. Yes, an 1157 will do the trick nicely as it is a dual element bulb: one "dim" element for the tail light, another "bright" element for the brake light. Try to source an 1157LL...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Depends on the model. Easy enough to look it up...

Depends on the model. Easy enough to look it up at an online store or in one of the four spare parts catalogs I assembled:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi plugeye, That is an excellent question....

Hi plugeye,

That is an excellent question. there should be no need for a spherical bearing and I really don't know why one was used.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
No, I don't have it. Largely because I've never...

No, I don't have it. Largely because I've never had one of those carburetors and then sourced the o-ring for it. I'd like to offer it, though. I'll see what I can do in the future...

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I had tank panniers on my DR350 once...they were...

I had tank panniers on my DR350 once...they were always in the way of my knees and made me spread my legs really wide to accommodate them. Other guys love them. YMMV...

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I bought one for a lot more than $100 and it is...

I bought one for a lot more than $100 and it is worth every penny. The bigger one made by Giant Loop. Not cheap, but very good IMHO.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, OEM Suzuki oil filters. More here: ...

Yep, OEM Suzuki oil filters. More here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_filter_comparison.html

As for oil, I ONLY use yak fat from grass fed yaks. Grain fed yaks do not yield the best oil...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep! Since it was related to the carburetor, I...

Yep! Since it was related to the carburetor, I figured that I'd better mention something about performance...lest it be perceived as a quick way add 5 HP :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Without the mod, any fuel that escapes during a...

Without the mod, any fuel that escapes during a tip over has a strong tendency to remain in the hose and the carb will not vent properly making it very hard to start. The T-vent mod simply provides a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Some of it is likely there...and I've got some...

Some of it is likely there...and I've got some additional jet information here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I agree with Friedom's assessment of $1300 -...

I agree with Friedom's assessment of $1300 - $1500 for the dirt only 1999 350. BUT, the lack of a title will be a problem for many (including me). Personally, I'd drop at least $500 for the lack of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have some info here: ...

I have some info here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Matt, That is a great tip. For years I've...

Hi Matt,

That is a great tip. For years I've plucked a wire from a wire brush and used that to clean out jets. But, it is a limited size and will only fit through jets larger than its diameter....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
No, nothing else to do. I just bolted them in...

No, nothing else to do. I just bolted them in place and reassembled. Runs perfectly now. I do not believe any "micro" adjustment is needed.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Al, there are also a pair of sealing...

Hi Al,

there are also a pair of sealing washers that are located on either side of the clutch cable bracket (two for each bolt). Those might be the cause, too.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I bet you'll be fine for mostly pavement riding.

I bet you'll be fine for mostly pavement riding.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Al, I tried this on my old 1993 dirt...

Hi Al,

I tried this on my old 1993 dirt model. It worked, but there was so much up and down movement of the forks that I could not keep the wire from breaking due to fatigue. I eventually gave up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I buy OEM now, too. Here is my experience with...

I buy OEM now, too. Here is my experience with one alternative to the OEM:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_filter_comparison.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi zaTTaz, I have not added any additional...

Hi zaTTaz,

I have not added any additional fuse protection to the factory wiring. I did need to do quite a bit of repair to the original harness when I first purchased my 1999 SE, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, it appears bonded to me, too. I'd rather not...

Yep, it appears bonded to me, too. I'd rather not re-engineer it.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi MrPulldown, My spacing is 30mm, not 35mm....

Hi MrPulldown,

My spacing is 30mm, not 35mm. I've got a lead on one that I think will work and it is less expensive than $75 each. I'm waiting on more information to come in here before pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi thump!, Thanks! I contacted Ricky Stator...

Hi thump!,

Thanks! I contacted Ricky Stator and unfortunately they do not have anything that will work.

Since I have a replacement on hand, I have time to look around. I'd rather not spend $75...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, they appear identical and are supposed to...

Yes, they appear identical and are supposed to have the same resistance. One is mounted "right side up" and the other one is mounted "upside down"...positioned solely by the brackets.

I plan to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Pickup Coil #1

Hello everyone,

Saturday afternoon I did my ~yearly check to see how much distance was left on my automatic timing chain tensioner. After buttoning it back up, I attempted to start the motorcycle....
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