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Old 07-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #16501
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I know the Acerbis tank comes with it's own front mounts that use the top motormount bolts - but you still need the stock metal plate for the rear.

Only $210 at justgastanks.com Says for "S" only - but having installed one, I don't think it matters. Heat shield interference?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #16502
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I know the Acerbis tank comes with it's own front mounts that use the top motormount bolts - but you still need the stock metal plate for the rear.

Only $210 at justgastanks.com Says for "S" only - but having installed one, I don't think it matters. Heat shield interference?

and if you call clarke or IMS direct, they will make you a tank to fit your bike of whatever color you want. Since I have blue plastics on my DR350SE, they will make a Yami blue tank! Now I just gotta get the money :(
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #16503
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I know the Acerbis tank comes with it's own front mounts that use the top motormount bolts - but you still need the stock metal plate for the rear.

Only $210 at justgastanks.com Says for "S" only - but having installed one, I don't think it matters. Heat shield interference?
Might have to do with clearance of throttle cables/linkage. Left side on the S model (BST33). Right side on the off-road (TM33)
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #16504
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I know the Acerbis tank comes with it's own front mounts that use the top motormount bolts - but you still need the stock metal plate for the rear.

Only $210 at justgastanks.com Says for "S" only - but having installed one, I don't think it matters. Heat shield interference?
You've installed one on a dirt model? Where does the acerbis mount on the front? The picture does not show a bracket going up to the screws below the oil fill. And on that picture, there aren't any screws there. That leads me to believe that it mounts on the rubber circles that my bike is missing, else I could use my street tank.

I think I'm going to get out the dremel and carve a notch into a piece of rubber pipe to make it fit into the heat shield slots.
Or I could actually drill a hole and mount something there.. Oh the possibilities!

Meanwhile, I'm waiting for some seriously smelly epoxy/plastic weld to set on the tank now and see how it does. No luck with the water weld stuff. couldn't get it to be workable enough. Mind you, I'm trying to fix a 9"+ split :)
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:54 PM   #16505
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Here's some pics:

DR350 dirt


You can see the threaded boss for the dirt tank mount - and you can see that raised round bit - where a street bike would have a post for a rubber bumper

Here's a hack to put a street tank on a dirt bike (using an acerbis rubber bumper):


Here's a street bike:


You can see no threaded boss, just a raised round bump where the dirt bike had a threaded post - and you can see the post where the rubber bumper should be.

Oh! Oh! And here's both an Acerbis mount - and the street rubber bumper!


And the other side:


And another


Here's the back mount for a street bike - I think that's a Clarke, but Acerbis is similar - plate screwed to plastic tank, attached to original frame bracket - horns hold front of seat.


And here's a gratuitous pic of my DR
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #16506
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Here's some pics:

Here's a hack to put a street tank on a dirt bike (using an acerbis rubber bumper):
There's the money shot! Wait! They're all money shots. Major gratis for the dr350 gas tanks 101 course!

I love mods that aren't permanent. This is excellent.. Now to find some rubber bumpers. Think I'll borrow em off a "donor" bike.

Cheers man, that made my life a while lot easier!

I might print out a pic of your ride and tape it onto mine..
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:07 AM   #16507
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My street model, with CV carb, has a wee bit of a choke problem. When I start it cold, the choke knob tends to open by itself and then the engine dies. I have to hold the choke closed until the engine warms up. Any thing I should look for next time I'm in the carb?
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #16508
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My street model, with CV carb, has a wee bit of a choke problem. When I start it cold, the choke knob tends to open by itself and then the engine dies. I have to hold the choke closed until the engine warms up. Any thing I should look for next time I'm in the carb?
The "choke" is technically an enrichment circuit. The are little ridges on the shaft that hold it in place in the on and half-on positions. The entire assembly can be removed and replaced or maybe repaired. I've seen small zip-ties used around the rubber dust shield to make them snug on the shaft.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #16509
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basic question

Does the DR faithful have a preferred clutch/brake lever replacement? I've searched and found EMGO, Motion Pro, MSR, Moose, blah blah etc. Forged, cast, snapback, with molded in grips, black, polished...long lists. I'm looking for a simple lever that fits correctly, feels okay, and that will neither break the bank nor the first time I dump the bike. I have sturdy handguards and ride cautiously but hope to only buy new levers once. I have broken (but usable) stockers for spares. Also I've seen some curled up ends, wassup wif dat?
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #16510
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I'm back! w00t! So excited to have a DR again. Here's the 99 I picked up today:

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #16511
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Does the DR faithful have a preferred clutch/brake lever replacement? I've searched and found EMGO, Motion Pro, MSR, Moose, blah blah etc. Forged, cast, snapback, with molded in grips, black, polished...long lists. I'm looking for a simple lever that fits correctly, feels okay, and that will neither break the bank nor the first time I dump the bike. I have sturdy handguards and ride cautiously but hope to only buy new levers once. I have broken (but usable) stockers for spares. Also I've seen some curled up ends, wassup wif dat?
My new to me 99 also has a broken brake lever. What say you collective?
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #16512
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gas tank

anybody looking for a stock tank? give me a pm its off a 98se.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #16513
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anybody looking for a stock tank? give me a pm its off a 98se.
Will that fit a 90 dirt model? I'm still learning my DRs.
So, I'm all about it!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #16514
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I'm back! w00t! So excited to have a DR again. Here's the 99 I picked up today:


Nice bike,congrats! Enjoy it!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #16515
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gas tank

Friedom, read the last 2 pages. Excellent lesson in gas tank compatibility, including pics. I sent a pm about the tank btw. Couple hours ago.
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