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Old 01-29-2014, 11:20 AM   #20551
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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?
After reading Mondo Enduro, check yr sprockets front and rear ! and the chain, and know how to set chain tension. And a couple of spare chain links...
Tubewise, maybe heavy duty tubes and/or that anti-puncture poo, if anyone knows a brand that works...
and maybe new tyres?
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #20552
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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:



Great first post!

I will share a little with you.

Lowering your bike sucks. Kobota links are expensive. If you really want to lower your bike try dialing down the preload on the shock first. Also drop the forks lower in the clamps. I know people will say it is not the proper way. Low pre load sucks, blah blah blah... But it is free. If you really want a K link PM me, I will sell you the over priced chunk of aluminum.

See that the bike has no turn signals, or tail light at all. Adding these things to missing wiring might be difficult. LEDs add their own set of problems. Read the vendor ad linked in my sig line. Gives you a lot of info on running LED turn signals.

For the tail lights LEDs are not as much of an issue. The tail light is also the brake light. Make sure you have a 3 wire assembly/bulb.

The headlight bulb on these are H4, not 9003. They might make drop in upgrades. Most that really upgrade do so with a HID.

For an inexpensive good street tire do not overlook the Shinko 244. Even the 700 something version though I have no experience with those.

Luggage rack. Most will bolt to the rear grab bar. Yours looks bent. Assumed some one flipped the bike wheeling and broke off the tail light, turn signals, and bent the grab bar. YOu are going to need to bend that back or replace. When replacing know that their are two varieties. You have the steel street model with the turn signal mounting tab. The other is aluminum off the off road model. Not ideal for supporting a rack and missing the turnsignal mounts used to mount some of the racks.

Below the grab bar there is a rear fender support. Your is most likely missing. Without it supporting the grab bar it was easily bent. The support is there mainly to hold up the license plate bracket which you don't have and most delete, but IMO it is an integral part in supporting the grab bar if it is to be used as a rack mount. Tons of these available on e-bay, or PM me, I have several.

Welcome to the world of DR. Much can be learned from this thread alone.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:26 PM   #20553
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front signal stays

Bought new signal lights for my "97 DR350SE that the PO had removed. As I went to install them, I discovered I was also missing the stays (errrr). Anybody got a set of these at a reasonable price? I live in BC, so the closer you are the better (for postage). PM me. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:31 PM   #20554
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Bought new signal lights for my "97 DR350SE that the PO had removed. As I went to install them, I discovered I was also missing the stays (errrr). Anybody got a set of these at a reasonable price? I live in BC, so the closer you are the better (for postage). PM me. Thanks.
If you would just like to get them on asap, I drilled and mounted mine to the headlight/wiring cover thing (see pics in sig). It's just a tad tight and I have to stretch it over the headlight now because of the length of the bolts, but it looks clean.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:53 PM   #20555
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If you would just like to get them on asap, I drilled and mounted mine to the headlight/wiring cover thing (see pics in sig). It's just a tad tight and I have to stretch it over the headlight now because of the length of the bolts, but it looks clean.
Hey, great idea. I have only one concern: I expect I will crash my bike now and then ('cause I wanna have fun). The signals look like they may be a bit more prone to damage in a crash being further out there and less protected by the handle bars. Any thoughts on that?

There are some great innovations on this thread.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:19 PM   #20556
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Hey, great idea. I have only one concern: I expect I will crash my bike now and then ('cause I wanna have fun). The signals look like they may be a bit more prone to damage in a crash being further out there and less protected by the handle bars. Any thoughts on that?

There are some great innovations on this thread.
I suppose if you ran into a tree at the right angle it would get in there, but then again even at the stock locations that would be hard to defend against. But as far as dropping or anything else, the way the tire and handlebars hit the ground, they're pretty far away from being touched. I've lowsided a few times and nothing even got remotely close. The bar-end mirrors are a different story though. I just fold them in and they are tough so they usually only need a re-tightening.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:42 PM   #20557
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New to me 96 DR350se

After driving from Bend Oregon to Reno Nevada, I'm left with this pearl for $1600. Bike has 6k miles and is super clean. Came with both, stock and after-market acerbis tank, DG exhaust, Sunline bars and risers, Cycra hand guards, Heated grips, LED lights all around, Eibach forks springs and rear spring, kouba lowering links,extra rear tire, and rear rack but going to be replacing that with a custom rack. Also has the airbox mod and is jetted accordingly. The headlight is either an HID or a really nice H4 bulb, I'll have to do some investigating. Super happy with this bike so far!

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Old 01-30-2014, 04:38 AM   #20558
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I suppose if you ran into a tree at the right angle it would get in there, but then again even at the stock locations that would be hard to defend against. But as far as dropping or anything else, the way the tire and handlebars hit the ground, they're pretty far away from being touched. I've lowsided a few times and nothing even got remotely close. The bar-end mirrors are a different story though. I just fold them in and they are tough so they usually only need a re-tightening.
The rear signals however are VERY exposed and although somewhat flexible they are easily destroyed. I've fabricated new mounts to move mine more inboard.

This bike has taken many dirt maps with no broken signals.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:50 AM   #20559
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hey, great idea. I have only one concern: I expect i will crash my bike now and then ('cause i wanna have fun). The signals look like they may be a bit more prone to damage in a crash being further out there and less protected by the handle bars. Any thoughts on that?

There are some great innovations on this thread.

does your state require turn signals?

Texas does not

however, if they are there, they must be functional

therefore, mine have been removed, until i see a really good solution, pictured & explained w/ part numbers... Someplace like on this thread


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i suppose if you ran into a tree at the right angle it would get in there, but then again even at the stock locations that would be hard to defend against. But as far as dropping or anything else, the way the tire and handlebars hit the ground, they're pretty far away from being touched. I've lowsided a few times and nothing even got remotely close. The bar-end mirrors are a different story though. i just fold them in and they are tough so they usually only need a re-tightening.

my friend, who rides a klr650 has done the "TAT" and a substantial portion of the "CDR" w/ stock turn signals and he is still on the original signal lenses

like you said, the rascals are tucked way back in that little space and the flex stems sure do a good job

i am using a set of folding DS mirrors, i got off fleabay for under $20, which fold over the top triple tree, when single tracking


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after driving from bend oregon to reno nevada, i'm left with this pearl for $1600. Bike has 6k miles and is super clean. Came with both, stock and after-market acerbis tank, dg exhaust, sunline bars and risers, cycra hand guards, heated grips, led lights all around, eibach forks springs and rear spring, kouba lowering links,extra rear tire, and rear rack but going to be replacing that with a custom rack. Also has the airbox mod and is jetted accordingly. The headlight is either an hid or a really nice h4 bulb, i'll have to do some investigating. Super happy with this bike so far!

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what a jewel!!!

I drove 250 miles and paid way more than you did for my 99sex and thought i had "cut a fat hog"

my hat's off to you & your searching skills

there are still a few of them out there butt... they are fewer & farther between

btw: I found that the tail light lense from a 2004? Drz400 fits our tail light bases and it comes with the clear bottom for a license plate light, when you directly bolt the plate to the rear fender, under it

that is how i got rid of the truck mud flap/plate light & holder...

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Old 01-30-2014, 05:57 AM   #20560
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Made in USA, 180 degree bendable turn signals; http://www.extremedualsport.com/

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:14 AM   #20561
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Made in USA, 180 degree bendable turn signals; http://www.extremedualsport.com/

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OUCH!!!

$256 for a set, incl the relay

just THOUGHT i wanted to venture into the 21st century

looks like this cheapsteak/old man will keep on using HAND SIGNALS

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:08 AM   #20562
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I bought these guys

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-Universa...688c57&vxp=mtr

I like them, theyre bigger than most typical led turns, but I think they flow with the front really well.

Heres a picture of them on the bike

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:10 AM   #20563
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OUCH!!!

$256 for a set, incl the relay

just THOUGHT i wanted to venture into the 21st century

looks like this cheapsteak/old man will keep on using HAND SIGNALS

sw
Wow, I guess the $10 set of four I get from China can be replaced 25 times at that price.

A riding buddy mounts his signals to a thick piece of rubber, like a semi mud flap. Then mount the rubber piece to the bike, it gives a lot of flex and the signals last a lot longer.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:11 AM   #20564
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OUCH!!!

$256 for a set, incl the relay

just THOUGHT i wanted to venture into the 21st century

looks like this cheapsteak/old man will keep on using HAND SIGNALS

sw
The site isn't clear, but they are sold in pairs. So, about $120 for the lights and then I bought the flasher and diode kit from MrPulldown:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920826

No, they are absolutely not the least expensive turn signals a person could buy. I've got them mounted in front, but haven't gotten around to mounting them in back. They seem well made, but I have not "tested" them yet ;>

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:13 AM   #20565
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Wow, I guess the $10 set of four I get from China can be replaced 25 times at that price.
I hear ya...I better not have to replace them! :>

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