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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #14416
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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.
I had to change the front hose on my "98SE, when I first got it, because it had rubbed on the rotor, with this... http://helusa.com/store/product_info...1476fa95a662eb. The only problem was bleeding the air out. Finally had to take the caliper loose and turn it sideways (bleeder valve facing up and spacer between pads), then it bleed first try.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #14417
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can anyone recommend a battery for 98 dr350se? looking for most cca with less weight and price. battery i have only has 50cca.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #14418
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RM250 fork swap done. Gotta get the Vapor wired up and figure out how to get the fork "twist" out of it. Hoping to take it on my camping trip next weekend.
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From what I've heard, riding a DR feels just like riding a KLR except you're head doesn't sway left and right constantly scanning the ditches for aluminum cans.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #14419
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RM250 fork swap done. Gotta get the Vapor wired up and figure out how to get the fork "twist" out of it. Hoping to take it on my camping trip next weekend.
Can you do a write up on this?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #14420
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Can you do a write up on this?
Theres already been a few. Mr Pulldown has done this swap and has commented on this thread. Here's a link to what I read:http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=29511.0

Do a search on that forum, rm fork swap and a few good reads. The gist is swap steering stems, press on new bearings, use rm wheel, axle, and caliper of the forks you use. Get creative with speedo and turn signal mounting. You'll need to bush the upper clamp where the stem goes through, I used a copper coupler cut down from the hardware store.
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From what I've heard, riding a DR feels just like riding a KLR except you're head doesn't sway left and right constantly scanning the ditches for aluminum cans.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #14421
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ive been in the mkt for a dr650 or TE610 but now I feel as tho I should spend the coin and treat my girl with the suspension love it deserves and make her the all around girl. Can I get a witness for the DR350! rink
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #14422
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ive been in the mkt for a dr650 or TE610 but now I feel as tho I should spend the coin and treat my girl with the suspension love it deserves and make her the all around girl. Can I get a witness for the DR350! rink
The only thing I might replace my DR with is a KDX220.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #14423
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can anyone recommend a battery for 98 dr350se? looking for most cca with less weight and price. battery i have only has 50cca.
I got this one for my "98SE.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/AGM-YTX7L-BS...item5d392f4880 Don't know the cca but it's been in there about 9 months with no problems, no charging at all (don't know how it would work in really cold conditions) sealed AGM. Works good enough I got more for my other 2 bikes. Not a log term test, but, no problems so far.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #14424
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can anyone recommend a battery for 98 dr350se? looking for most cca with less weight and price. battery i have only has 50cca.
Take a look at sycl lithium batteries. Way lighter and about the same cost. Look in venders the guy is an inmate and offers a discount.


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Old 01-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #14425
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Take a look at sycl lithium batteries. Way lighter and about the same cost. Look in venders the guy is an inmate and offers a discount.


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No experience with those, but I have been using Shorai lithium batteries and have been very please. Higher price, but last much longer with a 3yr warranty.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #14426
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dr brake lines

Anyone know the difference between the dr350s and the dr350 front brake lines?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #14427
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Theres already been a few. Mr Pulldown has done this swap and has commented on this thread. Here's a link to what I read:http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=29511.0

Do a search on that forum, rm fork swap and a few good reads. The gist is swap steering stems, press on new bearings, use rm wheel, axle, and caliper of the forks you use. Get creative with speedo and turn signal mounting. You'll need to bush the upper clamp where the stem goes through, I used a copper coupler cut down from the hardware store.
No turn sigs and my speedo came off a mtn bike.
doesn't seem too bad...

I still need to get mine running first.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #14428
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My CDI unit went kaput a couple of months ago and I have a replacement on the way. I want to make sure that I did the bypass of the clutch and side stand wiring correctly before I put on the new cdi.

So is it just a matter of connecting both wires together? The bike was running fine, I'm just a little paranoid at the moment that the bypass caused the problem. So can someone please post the correct procedure?

Thanks

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #14429
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My CDI unit went kaput a couple of months ago and I have a replacement on the way. I want to make sure that I did the bypass of the clutch and side stand wiring correctly before I put on the new cdi.

So is it just a matter of connecting both wires together? The bike was running fine, I'm just a little paranoid at the moment that the bypass caused the problem. So can someone please post the correct procedure?

Thanks

Gerry
What symptoms did your bike have that made you know the cdi went out?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #14430
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Parts just came in from tntmo.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get to the bottom of this and see what went AWOL on my bike.
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