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Old 01-28-2014, 07:33 AM   #20521
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When I bought my 1996 DR350SE it already had all the mods done, pumper carb, BBK to 440, air box mod, the whole nine. It was getting around 40ish MPG and that is still pretty awesome compared to my Tundra which quite frankly is a thirsty BI$%*. So what your experiencing sounds about right. However the ability to twist the throttle and make it go forward instantly and put a few inches between the ground and the front tire in second gear on the shift brought a smile worth many dollars to my face every time!
I'm in the low 50's with my jesse BBK. All two lane though, not in the woods...woods would probably be 40 like you're sayin'.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:43 AM   #20522
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...I DID find a rear wheel from a '93 250s... will that fit a '92 350s?
Anyone?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:45 AM   #20523
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Burnouts, wheelies, getting stuck, taking upside down dirt naps with gas pouring out of the cap vent, etc, etc are also bad for MPG, you know
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #20524
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I'm in the low 50's with my jesse BBK. All two lane though, not in the woods...woods would probably be 40 like you're sayin'.
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Burnouts, wheelies, getting stuck, taking upside down dirt naps with gas pouring out of the cap vent, etc, etc are also bad for MPG, you know
Yea, I forgot to mention I rode that thing like a hooligan to and from the ORV area I used to ride at. That also destroys it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #20525
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New dr250 owner

Hey guys. I recently purchased a peach of a dr250. Shes a 92 dr250 with 3950 miles on her! I thought I paid a fair price at $950, but upon reading some of the posts on here, I got one hell of a deal! This is my first bike and will hopefully serve as more economical transportation to and from school.

I do not have many big plans for the bike, however I still would like to change a few things to better suite my needs. I would like to lower the bike a bit with the Kouba #3 link, since the bike will be used almost exclusively on pavement.

I also want to replace the turn signals, indicator lights, and possible the brake light with led's. The headlight will get upgraded to a Slyvania silverstar 9003 as well.

I will also be in the market for some street oriented tires, as the brand new Kenda's won't hold up long.

I may also add a rear rack depending on when I get tired of carrying things in my backpack

Here are a few pictures that I grabbed of her the other day:



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Old 01-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #20526
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Anyone?
Yes, DR250 wheel will fit the DR350.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:41 AM   #20527
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Yes, DR250 wheel will fit the DR350.
Will a '93 wheel fit a '92?
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:55 AM   #20528
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Yea, I forgot to mention I rode that thing like a hooligan to and from the ORV area I used to ride at. That also destroys it.


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Will a '93 wheel fit a '92?
I think all DR250/350/650 can swap wheels. Some are a bit different (cush drive VS solid... discussed a few pages back, and DR650 has 17" while the 250/350 are 18"), but can be swapped back and forth anyway.

To match most closely with your bike, any rear wheel from street model DR250 90-95 or DR350 90-96 should be 18" with cush drive.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:24 AM   #20529
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Will a '93 wheel fit a '92?
Exact same wheel.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #20530
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Spare part list

I am making a list of things i need for the Roaming Rally in canada. I have a spare clutch cable, I plane on having a spare throttle cable as well. And spare wheel bearings(front and back), also spare pads.

Anything else come to mind?
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #20531
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I am making a list of things i need for the Roaming Rally in canada. I have a spare clutch cable, I plane on having a spare throttle cable as well. And spare wheel bearings(front and back), also spare pads.

Anything else come to mind?
Never done anything like that, but I would think, clutch lever, shift lever, fuses, headlight bulb ?, tube...
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #20532
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I don't know as if wheel bearings or brake pads would be on a list of spares I would carry. If they are suspect, change them prior to the event.

As for the throttle and clutch cable, route them alongside the existing cables so if you need to use them it's easy to get them changed out.

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I am making a list of things i need for the Roaming Rally in canada. I have a spare clutch cable, I plane on having a spare throttle cable as well. And spare wheel bearings(front and back), also spare pads.

Anything else come to mind?
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:34 PM   #20533
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I think all DR250/350/650 can swap wheels. Some are a bit different (cush drive VS solid... discussed a few pages back, and DR650 has 17" while the 250/350 are 18"), but can be swapped back and forth anyway.

To match most closely with your bike, any rear wheel from street model DR250 90-95 or DR350 90-96 should be 18" with cush drive.
The 650 has a different brake rotor on both ends.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:13 PM   #20534
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The 650 has a different brake rotor on both ends.
Makes sense. Thanks for correcting!
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:38 PM   #20535
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Chain cracking

My neighbor's DR350 had some cracked links on the chain two weeks ago after some desert riding. We figured it was just due to age or perhaps a faulty chain. He picked up a new chain, RK non O-ring and installed it and we figured all was well. Less than 200 miles, it's cracking again.


Untitled by tntmo2, on Flickr


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All cracks are on the inside of the link, same as the last chain. He recently had the rear swingarm off to clean and lube it all up, and he had the sprocket off also. Is the front sprocket installed correctly?


Untitled by tntmo2, on Flickr

I think the collar on the sprocket should be facing outward instead of inward like he has it. Perhaps this is causing the chain to hit the case saver and cracking the links?
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