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Old 01-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #14401
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any one know where to find cool graphics or decals for DR350 plastics? I have literally searched the whole internet with no results. google has let me down on that one.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #14402
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any one know where to find cool graphics or decals for DR350 plastics? I have literally searched the whole internet with no results. google has let me down on that one.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #14403
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any one know where to find cool graphics or decals for DR350 plastics? I have literally searched the whole internet with no results. google has let me down on that one.
Have you seen this?

http://dr350.wikia.com/wiki/Tank_decals
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #14404
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any one know where to find cool graphics or decals for DR350 plastics? I have literally searched the whole internet with no results. google has let me down on that one.
You did say 'plastics', but I've just bought a pair of these for my steel tank and I was impressed with them at such a bargain price.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...630937866.html

Just a shame they posted them folded up, but the creases will probably come out OK.

I wanted the genuine Suzuki look, but these were as close as I could find anywhere.

Hopefully I'll be posting the rebuilt bike with them fitted here in a month or two....
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #14405
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Anyone rebuilt a front master cylinder? Is it hard? Or should I just have the MC shop do it?
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #14406
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Thank you for the info. All very good. between the Ebay, which I totally overlooked before, and the german site, I think I am gonna get this thing looking good. I also found a site that does only tank graphics, still deciding on it. Nothing for my DRZ though :(

http://www.xgxracing.com/index2.html
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:50 AM   #14407
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someone needs to sit down with a graphics company and make some for the DR with the Stock tank, and the aftermarket tanks. I tried making my own graphics not to long ago...but it ended up looking like crap! i think the sticker material just wouldnt stick the way i wanted it to. musta been the stuff it was made of?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:27 AM   #14408
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Anyone rebuilt a front master cylinder? Is it hard? Or should I just have the MC shop do it?
Depends what you are expecting....I've done several Brembo master cylinders over the years, and basically there's nothing to it other than pop it apart, replace seals, reassemble. However, sometimes there can be small tricks to getting the thing apart.

I was about to flush the brake fluid this fall and the first problem I had was a stick screw for the lid! Stupid stuff like that gets in the way but it should not be difficult.

Why the rebuild? Is there a rebuild kit for the DR masters or do you have to assemble the parts?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:11 AM   #14409
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Depends what you are expecting....I've done several Brembo master cylinders over the years, and basically there's nothing to it other than pop it apart, replace seals, reassemble. However, sometimes there can be small tricks to getting the thing apart.

I was about to flush the brake fluid this fall and the first problem I had was a stick screw for the lid! Stupid stuff like that gets in the way but it should not be difficult.

Why the rebuild? Is there a rebuild kit for the DR masters or do you have to assemble the parts?
imma do the flush this spring as well. Always good to get the old crap outta there. Im starting to feel some spongey-ness to my front brakes so time to flush and see what i can do to help remove that bad feeling.

On another note, does anyone make SS braided hoses for the DR?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #14410
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On another note, does anyone make SS braided hoses for the DR?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #14411
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someone needs to sit down with a graphics company and make some for the DR with the Stock tank, and the aftermarket tanks. I tried making my own graphics not to long ago...but it ended up looking like crap! i think the sticker material just wouldnt stick the way i wanted it to. musta been the stuff it was made of?
I don't think any kind of sticker will stick to the plastic aftermarket tanks because of the way they swell and shrink with heat.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #14412
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imma do the flush this spring as well. Always good to get the old crap outta there. Im starting to feel some spongey-ness to my front brakes so time to flush and see what i can do to help remove that bad feeling.

On another note, does anyone make SS braided hoses for the DR?
Why wait till spring? Flushing brakes is only a ten-minute job. If you're not doing it annually (or at least bi-annually) you're asking for trouble down the road.

If you can't find a DR350-specific hose, there are plenty of places on-line or possibly walk-in (depending on where you are) that can make custom hoses for you.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #14413
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Ive got some prototype tank decals sitting in the corner. Buddy who runs a decal/car wrap business made them for me. They are extremely adhesive, and we put tons of tiny slits in it to hopefully allow for breathing. If these don't work longer than ?? months a 'perforated' set will be next. Ive seen pics of DR bikes with said perforated decals that did not look bubbled, not sure how long ago they were put on though. Do decals apply well in below freezing temps?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #14414
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Depends what you are expecting....I've done several Brembo master cylinders over the years, and basically there's nothing to it other than pop it apart, replace seals, reassemble. However, sometimes there can be small tricks to getting the thing apart.

I was about to flush the brake fluid this fall and the first problem I had was a stick screw for the lid! Stupid stuff like that gets in the way but it should not be difficult.

Why the rebuild? Is there a rebuild kit for the DR masters or do you have to assemble the parts?

Well I swapped the 98 forks over to my 97 yesterday. So i had to swap the wheel and brake caliper and cylinder( the caliper and master cylinder/brake lever all still connected as a unit so air in the line should not be an issue). I got it all on and was yelling my head sweet I can go for a ride! then I grabbed the front brake to pump it up after the wheel install and the lever pulled all the way to the bar. Pumped it again it doesn't get better still at the bar. Barley enough friction to stop the wheel. Pull the pads they are shot. So i know I need pads. The brake fluid needs changing so i need to do that too. Worst case if for some reason I need to replace the master cylinder seals ie rebuild it i wanted to know what i was getting into. So first things first new pads ordered then Ill flush the fluid then if that doesn't work ill rebuild the master cylinder.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #14415
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