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Old 06-10-2013, 06:38 AM   #16231
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I have an IMS tank but my dirt model petcock clears by a mile. I never realized how much further the vacuum one hangs down.

Maybe use this as an opportunity to ditch the vacuum petcock?
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:56 AM   #16232
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IMS Tank Petcock Touches Fins

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I have a 97 DR with an IMS tank and what appears to be the same petcock as yours. It clears the fins by a finger width (pardon my use of complex measuring devices).

Is the rear tank mount correct? Could you shim it up a bit?

A friend had a problem similar to yours and solved it by trimming the fin.

OTOH I have an 15 year old Acerbis tank that has a MUCH shorter petcock. Unfortunately I couldn't see any useful markings on it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #16233
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I have an IMS tank but my dirt model petcock clears by a mile. I never realized how much further the vacuum one hangs down.

Maybe use this as an opportunity to ditch the vacuum petcock?
Yeah, if that's the stock vacuum petcock - and it interferes - you should move on.

The yamaha Raptor petcock is a good, cheap replacement. Here's spec off a DRZ thread:
Raptor 660 petcock, Yamaha part # 5LP-24500-01-00

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=17215
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #16234
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Yeah, if that's the stock vacuum petcock - and it interferes - you should move on.

The yamaha Raptor petcock is a good, cheap replacement. Here's spec off a DRZ thread:
Raptor 660 petcock, Yamaha part # 5LP-24500-01-00

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=17215
That is the petcock i am using...
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #16235
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50mm sounds kinda long.Can you not cut some pvc pipe the same dia. as the spring, the length you want?
I agree 50mm would be huge. The late model (98, 99) forks do not have a preload spacer from the factory but it would be easy to add one. Perhaps your springs are fatigued. Anyway, I'd expect a 20mm spacer would make a big difference.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #16236
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That is the petcock i am using...
Not sure where I'd found it but it seems there is a long and a short version (below tank portion) of this petcock, probably lots when the bolt pattern is really all that matters. I'll look for it again and edit this post when (if) I find it.

Found it: http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB...m=1348097222/4

if that doesn't show, I just googled "shorter raptor petcock" and got the info from savage Suzuki forums

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:27 AM   #16237
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DR350 bikes & bits

Hi guys - if you know anyone looking for a large assortment of DR350 bikes & parts please see my ad in the parts section of the flea market. I'll trade it all for a decent used bike - I have no time to work on these anymore. Thanks !!!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:06 AM   #16238
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Tire Pressure recommendations?

When riding on street is it best to air up to the recommended 22psi?
I've done a search and seen everything from 8psi to "it doesnt matter how much".

I have pirelli tires and they say something like 35psi max, but with them being knobbies i am aired up to about 25psi.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #16239
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When I am on road I run 25psi, when I know I'll be on dirt all day 15-18psi to avoid pinch flats. YMMV
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:24 AM   #16240
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When riding on street is it best to air up to the recommended 22psi?
I've done a search and seen everything from 8psi to "it doesnt matter how much".

I have pirelli tires and they say something like 35psi max, but with them being knobbies i am aired up to about 25psi.

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Hi Mark,

Most of the time my tires are aired to 14 PSI front and 18 PSI rear. This takes me too and from dirt on the pavement and then I ride dirt without making any PSI changes. Sometimes I'll air down a bit from there, maybe to 12 front and 14 rear (it makes a difference). I ride too many rocks to go down to 8 PSI. I would have pinch flats like crazy.

When I do long days of pavement riding, I definitely pump them up to 22 or 25 PSI. The higher pressure provides less flex and less rolling resistance. This generates less heat and the tire runs cooler - lasting much longer.

Maximum tire pressure is the maximum given by the tire manufacturer. From the tire's perspective, you would certainly be safe running this pressure. The recommended pressure by Suzuki, however, is what the engineer believed was the best pressure across a variety of conditions. In general, it is safe to stick with the pressures Suzuki recommends. Of course, there are very legitimate reasons to experiment with pressures outside of that recommended by Suzuki.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:30 AM   #16241
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Hi Mark,

Most of the time my tires are aired to 14 PSI front and 18 PSI rear. This takes me too and from dirt on the pavement and then I ride dirt without making any PSI changes. Sometimes I'll air down a bit from there, maybe to 12 front and 14 rear (it makes a difference). I ride too many rocks to go down to 8 PSI. I would have pinch flats like crazy.

When I do long days of pavement riding, I definitely pump them up to 22 or 25 PSI. The higher pressure provides less flex and less rolling resistance. This generates less heat and the tire runs cooler - lasting much longer.

Maximum tire pressure is the maximum given by the tire manufacturer. From the tire's perspective, you would certainly be safe running this pressure. The recommended pressure by Suzuki, however, is what the engineer believed was the best pressure across a variety of conditions. In general, it is safe to stick with the pressures Suzuki recommends. Of course, there are very legitimate reasons to experiment with pressures outside of that recommended by Suzuki.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Perfect....Thank you both!

BTW - is there a general maintenance 'how to' anywhere that someone can point me to? I have a manual, but i don't even know the correct steps for say......fixing a flat! I'm extremely new to bikes in general. The last bike i rode was a 1974 honda trials 100cc .....and that was in early 80's!

Thanks guys! Fantastic site and excellent helpers here!

-Mark
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #16242
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Hi guys - if you know anyone looking for a large assortment of DR350 bikes & parts please see my ad in the parts section of the flea market. I'll trade it all for a decent used bike - I have no time to work on these anymore. Thanks !!!!
when your ready to sell parts let me know. i want the frame guards and maybe a muffler! lol
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #16243
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Factory muffler!

looking for a factory muffler that i can mod. if any of yinz got one to part with let me know please! thanks boys!
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:17 AM   #16244
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:08 AM   #16245
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