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Old 01-15-2011, 07:35 AM   #6781
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This one? http://www.gutsracing.com/detail.aspx?ID=858


I´ts looks nice, but I would rather have something with OEM look.
Black/black
http://www.gutsracing.com/detail.aspx?ID=677
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #6782
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You might look at seatconcepts.com . I think they might be more of a complete seat cover / foam set up, but hthey have been getting great reveiws from both Thumper Talk and ADVENTURE RIDER.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:57 AM   #6783
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It doesn't have to be that way. Here is my pretty new looking '95 which has 42K miles on it.
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Sweet! What's the tank?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:03 AM   #6784
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I was just going to suggest the same thing ....

I have their Replacement Foam and Cover on my WR250R,

the comfort is amazing --- the quality of workmanship is Top Notch
= = = = =
One for the DR350 is in the works ...

They have a bunch of Dual Sport seats already available and can be seen at the link below .

http://www.seatconcepts.com/index.ph...t-Comfort-Seat

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You might look at seatconcepts.com . I think they might be more of a complete seat cover / foam set up, but hthey have been getting great reveiws from both Thumper Talk and ADVENTURE RIDER.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:12 AM   #6785
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I have a 96 SE model that I picked up last April for $1450. It was mechanically sound put cosmetically challenged. After the riding season ended I stripped it completely and painted the frame and engine. I also changed out most of the bearings and added stainless brake lines, fat bars, wide pegs, and bunch of other odds and ends from Kientech. I figure the current value including my labor to be right around $1450.00
I just started re-doing my 1998. Right now I have the bike stripped down to the frame. I have a Race Tech Suspension to put in next, then re-paint the frame. Hope to do a few more mods before this spring.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #6786
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Just bought a new (to me) 1990 DR350 and have decided that I'd like to go through the bike while it's cold outside. The bike does run and everything works, but I don't know it's history and the carb at least seems like it could use a cleaning. If nothing else, I just to learn how it all works.

Plans include:
-drain the old gas
-change the oil
-install a new spark plug
-rebuild the carb
-adjust the valves
-maybe a new K&N air cleaner

Can anyone suggest a service manual that will detail some of these procedures?
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #6787
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You tell me what happens when you leave an airbox open, dirt get inside thr engine and the thing blows up... Atleast my bike doesn't look like a dirty piece of crap that is about too fall apart... I'm not talking about your bikes just some people on these forums
Easy there tiger...... take the time to read through this thread, there is a great knowledge base within. Maybe not the "how to wheelie" advice you are looking for.....Opinons will vary, but trust me some of these "dirty pieces of crap" are quite sound machines modified by their owners in a way to suit their needs. A clean bike doesn't mean much to me. I like to see the dirty ones and where they've been.

I recommend less bashing and more reading on your part. This will not only will educate you, but may also realize a few folks around here know what they are talking about.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:42 AM   #6788
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Hi Cman,

Try this:
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/d...rkshop_manuals

Regards,

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Hey CJ, This is the one that helped me.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:23 AM   #6789
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and when you buy this bike don't go and start doing those exhaust mods and air filter mods accept for replacing the air filter
. Your just going to blow up the engine like the rest of the idiots on this forum. get an aftermarket exhaust and a oversize header pipe with a k&n filter if you want power.
OK, I guess everybody else already pointed out how clueless that statement was, but I didn't see this commented on:

Don't use a K&N filter; they are just about the worst type of filter for off-road, because they don't filter out enough dirt. Maybe OK with a prefilter also, but still not as good as a foam/oil filter.

It's pretty funny that you're telling us all we're going to blow up our bikes, then suggest a K&N filter.

You probably shouldn't take your uncle's advice about bikes anymore.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:13 AM   #6790
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Fuel tank gauge system???

I need a fuel tank gauge system for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350SE anyone know here I can get one so I can tell how much fuel is left in my tank
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #6791
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On the seat upgrade issue, I highly recomend Cycle Solutions ( http://cyclesolutionsllc.com/ ). I had them do my X-Country and Lil BPO got her DR350 seat done. Outstanding product, comes back looking stock or near stock. They are the only guys doing seat upgrades that re-do every other aftermarket seat on a regular basis, Mayer, Renazco, Corbin, Sargent, all of them. When they did ours I asked if I could do a write up on them for the vendors forum:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ycle+solutions

We are replacing her DR350 with a WR250R and she can't wait to have the seat done.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #6792
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I need a fuel tank gauge system for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350SE anyone know here I can get one so I can tell how much fuel is left in my tank
I installed a semi clear 4 gallon Clarke tank on mine. Gave me the added miles I needed over the stock tank, and I can look down at the tank and see whats left.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #6793
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I need a fuel tank gauge system for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350SE anyone know here I can get one so I can tell how much fuel is left in my tank
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:51 AM   #6794
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Where can I get an oil thermometer for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350 SE? Some thing like what Ludwig has on his page.

Here are the specs

The DR350 thermometer has specs of 20 x 1,5 x 160. Looks like a 20mm thread with a 1.5 mm thread spacing or pitch, and 160 mm long?
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #6795
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Somebody (xrsonly?) makes an oil temp gage for XR600's that replaces the stock dipstick, this might work for the DR350 too, since they are similar oil systems. Not sure if the threads are the same though.

For a fuel gauge, you could put a T fitting in your fuel line, and run an extra piece of clear line from that upwards along the front of the tank, up higher than the filler cap. You'd need a check valve and filter to keep dirt out and keep it from draining gas when you crash. This would let you see the fuel level in the clear hose, using it as a sight tube.

Looking at the odometer is much easier.
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