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Old 11-13-2013, 05:45 AM   #19336
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I would not personally use a Wiseco piston.People in the know speak of inconsistant expansion rates.J&E makes a good piston
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #19337
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Couple questions, would you guys drop $ for a weisco piston? It's obviously lighter than the stock one but just wondering if anyone could confirm there'd be a noticeable power increase. Not expecting like big-bore results.

I also have to order rings, seals, etc. Just wondering if anyone has a favorite website that's cheaper than most.

Several years ago my 1993 DR350 was burning oil. I pulled the cylinder/piston and found a stuck oil ring. I had my machinist inspect everything and he suggested honing the cylinder and installing new rings. I did so and that set up has performed very well for me. I do not have any experience with Wiseco pistons.

As for where to buy, well, everyone seems to have their own experience. I really like Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and they have always treated me well and continue to get my money. In contrast, my single experience with Partzilla was horrible: many direct lies, extremely slow shipping, wait times for phone customer service in excess of an hour, etc. I tried them once, they got some of my money, and I intend to never use them again.

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #19338
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Been out of the loop for a while but why are some jumping for the XR Acerbis tank when there is a 4.25 gallon Acerbis made for the DR?
I must admit that I am not real crazy about the twin petcocks but I have insulated the right fuel line and leave that petcock shut off.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:58 AM   #19339
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Been out of the loop for a while but why are some jumping for the XR Acerbis tank when there is a 4.25 gallon Acerbis made for the DR?
I must admit that I am not real crazy about the twin petcocks but I have insulated the right fuel line and leave that petcock shut off.
5.8 gallons of USEABLE fuel, natural/clear available color so you can see your fuel level, looks way better (imo), right around 400 mile range depending on riding
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:21 AM   #19340
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Thanks AC 909.I see there is a XR 250/400 natural for $216 shipped on ebay.Good price too!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:23 AM   #19341
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Several years ago my 1993 DR350 was burning oil. I pulled the cylinder/piston and found a stuck oil ring. I had my machinist inspect everything and he suggested honing the cylinder and installing new rings. I did so and that set up has performed very well for me. I do not have any experience with Wiseco pistons.

As for where to buy, well, everyone seems to have their own experience. I really like Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and they have always treated me well and continue to get my money. In contrast, my single experience with Partzilla was horrible: many direct lies, extremely slow shipping, wait times for phone customer service in excess of an hour, etc. I tried them once, they got some of my money, and I intend to never use them again.

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I think I'll just be taking that route. Thanks for the insight.

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5.8 gallons of USEABLE fuel, natural/clear available color so you can see your fuel level, looks way better (imo), right around 400 mile range depending on riding
Am I the only one who can run the acerbis dry?

Can't deny that 5.8g isn't super nice though. If I didn't already have the 4.2, I would've chosen that route. So I think I'll just be looking into a rotopax system. They aren't as expensive as I thought they were. 2 gal with a mounting system is just over $100.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #19342
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Okay so here's what I'm ordering.

Rings
Valve seals
Head gasket
Seals for the oil line on the side of the head

Anything else you guys would recommend while I'm in the engine this deep?
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 AM   #19343
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Okay so here's what I'm ordering.

Rings
Valve seals
Head gasket
Seals for the oil line on the side of the head

Anything else you guys would recommend while I'm in the engine this deep?
Base gasket.

I also replaced the wrist pin and circlips. It wasn't necessary, but I didn't want to be down longer waiting for parts.

For valve seals, I ordered some Viton seals off of ebay that were quite nice (at least I thought so). Cheaper, too.

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Old 11-13-2013, 07:26 AM   #19344
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So I think I'll just be looking into a rotopax system. They aren't as expensive as I thought they were. 2 gal with a mounting system is just over $100.
they have an ADV coupon code ( advrider ) which gives a decent discount of ~10%. A 1.75g ( I don't like how the 2 gallon looks ) with a locking mount with key is $98.56 shipped. it would be ~10 less if you just got the regular non locking mount.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #19345
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Thanks AC 909.I see there is a XR 250/400 natural for $216 shipped on ebay.Good price too!
http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=582

209 with free shipping.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #19346
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Base gasket.

I also replaced the wrist pin and circlips. It wasn't necessary, but I didn't want to be down longer waiting for parts.

For valve seals, I ordered some Viton seals off of ebay that were quite nice (at least I thought so). Cheaper, too.

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Yes, I thought of the base seal just after posting. Well it looks like I can pay $7 for shipping or find something else for $6....
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:44 AM   #19347
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they have an ADV coupon code ( advrider ) which gives a decent discount of ~10%. A 1.75g ( I don't like how the 2 gallon looks ) with a locking mount with key is $98.56 shipped. it would be ~10 less if you just got the regular non locking mount.
Thanks for that. And yes I agree, I don't like the "inter-locking" bottom. I wish they had an option for this feature that I will never use once but, the 2 gallon looks like it's the exact size of the box, maybe bigger by .2" or so.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #19348
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I also DO NOT want those STUPID eco spouts that break or seize after a week. I have a spout off a container I bought in canada, so if that doesn't fit I guess I'll have to order one.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #19349
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I also DO NOT want those STUPID eco spouts that break or seize after a week.
Agreed! I've spilt more gasoline into the environment with those eco spouts than I ever did without. My old cans are worth way more today then they ever were new :>

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:02 AM   #19350
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So a few weeks ago i installed a shock rebuild kit for my 1990 DR350S.
only one major problem. i have no rebound now.

i think i have mixed up some of the shims on it. so i took it all back apart tonight and need someone to help confirm that they are correct or that can show me a lay out of all the shims.

I installed new shock oil, compression works alright (bit stiff for my liking) but i need some rebound. the compression of the shock will slowly lift it back up but it takes a while.
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Stock dirt valving, rebound on top / compression on bottom:


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