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Old 10-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #13441
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Pick this up tomorrow.

Comes with parts bike and extra parts.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #13442
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #13443
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I don't have a manual. Does anybody have information on quantity and weight for fork oil for a '97 DR350SE?
Down load the manual from Greg bender's website. It states the oil level shoudl be 5.7 inches from the top.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:29 AM   #13444
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Does the problem change relative to engine temperature?

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the wot problem does not matter to engine temp

the idle gets worse when warm (just figured this problem out, i have the extended idle mix screw and for some reason its backing itself out with the vibration of the motor running it was wayyyyyyy rich and when i blip the throttle i can watch it slowly turn out... hmmmm )

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #13445
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Pick this up tomorrow.

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Old 10-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #13446
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the wot problem does not matter to engine temp

the idle gets worse when warm (just figured this problem out, i have the extended idle mix screw and for some reason its backing itself out with the vibration of the motor running it was wayyyyyyy rich and when i blip the throttle i can watch it slowly turn out... hmmmm )
pull carb, check your stackup, get a new spring & maybe o-ring
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #13447
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Nope, not insulted at all.

Did everything you suggested but need to check the gas to the carb. Tank is full of fresh gas and it was run Sunday so figured fuel was not the problem. Ran smooth and the PO started it right up. He was the original owner and about 8 inches taller so probably had an advantage in both kicking ability and havign the technique down.

Suggestions on how to prime?
Got it started with a little gas straight in to the spark plug hole. Even with that it took a few kicks with each one the "cough" of it trying to start got a little better until it fired up. After that, one good kick would get it going.

Took it around the neighborhood for a couple of laps. Been longer than I realized since I rode a similar bike given the feel. Going to be fun though!

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #13448
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #13449
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Phoi!

I just got done reading this entire thread... took me a couple months (taking time out for meals, of course). Lots of good info here, even for 250's.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #13450
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I purchased a DR200SE this summer so my 17 year old daughter could learn to ride and get her motorcycle endorsement. She likes the 200 but it is only a 5 speed and tops out at 50-55 mph. We live in Alaska and she would like to go on some distance rides with me ..... gravel roads etc. I am looking at options for a different bike for her, maybe a 350? She is 5'7" 100 lbs. I would like some advice from 350 owners. The bike needs to be street legal.

Thanks!

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #13451
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Too cute!
How'd he like the stock suspension??

He complained about it. Said I need to upgrade to an inverted forks. Typical for a German/Japanese dog.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #13452
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I purchased a DR200SE this summer so my 17 year old daughter could learn to ride and get her motorcycle endorsement. She likes the 200 but it is only a 5 speed and tops out at 50-55 mph. We live in Alaska and she would like to go on some distance rides with me ..... gravel roads etc. I am looking at options for a different bike for her, maybe a 350? She is 5'7" 100 lbs. I would like some advice from 350 owners. The bike needs to be street legal.

Thanks!

Tom
Both my kids learned to ride on DR350's and did great , my son now 18 still loves his 350 and can ride the thing anywhere .
Sure there are better more modern bikes available but for a great reliable ,low maintenance ride she couldn't get much better especially since she is used to the DR200 . Do yourself a favor and find a low mileage 98 DR350SE. It is such fun riding with your kids , some of the best memorizes I have .

It is so easy to gear the DR up and down by just changing the front sprocket when she wants to do a little nasty stuff later on.

They are easy to lower too if she isn't comfortable with the height and at 100lbs you wouldn't need to worry about it bottoming .

The weight thing wouldn't worry me cause it sounds like you will be there all the time to pick it up if it decides to take a nap .

Cheap reliable fun !
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #13453
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I purchased a DR200SE this summer so my 17 year old daughter could learn to ride and get her motorcycle endorsement. She likes the 200 but it is only a 5 speed and tops out at 50-55 mph. We live in Alaska and she would like to go on some distance rides with me ..... gravel roads etc. I am looking at options for a different bike for her, maybe a 350? She is 5'7" 100 lbs. I would like some advice from 350 owners. The bike needs to be street legal.

Thanks!

Tom
My DR350 is dreamy smooth and really, really likes highway riding. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to tour on it. It's set up for trail riding now. I would change sprockets to bring the highway rpm's down a little. It's a bit tall...you could perhaps lower the suspension somewhat. But my wife is 5'7" and she has no trouble riding it. I already have a touring seat and aftermarket gas tank for it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #13454
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Are most of the 350's electric start?
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #13455
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Are most of the 350's electric start?
A lot of them are not electric start. Look for a DR350SE.
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