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Old 01-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #20491
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Does anyone have a couple spokes laying around for the rear wheel? My roommate now has a dr350 as well and helping put on new tires, I noticed one of the spokes is broken.
I don't have any spokes.....actually need one, but they are different for the cush drive rear wheel and the non-cush drive.

I need one for a non-cush drive, btw.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:53 PM   #20492
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Broken from running without a cush no doubt!!

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:30 PM   #20493
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I don't have any spokes.....actually need one, but they are different for the cush drive rear wheel and the non-cush drive.

I need one for a non-cush drive, btw.
same here, non cush
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #20494
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Broken from running without a cush no doubt!!

It was clearing the 100 foot table tops at the track that did it, I think.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:59 PM   #20495
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Hmm.... I have a non-cush '96 with a loose spoke that I just noticed yesterday while hooking up the battery tender. Better get it taken care of before I end up with a broken spoke!
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #20496
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Well I have cush and I've given it some abuse on MX track without spoke issues (yet)
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:52 AM   #20497
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Hmm.... I have a non-cush '96 with a loose spoke that I just noticed yesterday while hooking up the battery tender. Better get it taken care of before I end up with a broken spoke!

This is the biggest reason spokes break, improper adjusted or inadequate and uneven spoke tension, a commonly ignored maintenance procedure.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:29 AM   #20498
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It was clearing the 100 foot table tops at the track that did it, I think.
Took my 95 SE with the Acerbis tank to a practice track....even with *only* a half tank of fuel she dropped like a stone on the tabletop. Earned the nickname "The Exxon Valdez" because it was such a tank. Swapped with a friends KTM 450SX and let's just say it felt like the tabletop wasn't even there.

Not a chance I'd try to clear a 100ft table top.....
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:27 AM   #20499
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I guess I forgot the smilie.

No way I'd try to clear a table top on the DR either. I've often wondered how it would do at the track, at a trail riding pace though.

Anyway, as to the spokes issue, they are sold in a full set for about $80. If we get enough people interested in buying a few I may be willing to buy a set to split.

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Took my 95 SE with the Acerbis tank to a practice track....even with *only* a half tank of fuel she dropped like a stone on the tabletop. Earned the nickname "The Exxon Valdez" because it was such a tank. Swapped with a friends KTM 450SX and let's just say it felt like the tabletop wasn't even there.

Not a chance I'd try to clear a 100ft table top.....
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #20500
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Much better deal on stock DR350 spokes via Rocky Mountain ATVMC. I paid ~$50 per wheel for a full set of spokes and nipples.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:47 AM   #20501
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Much better deal on stock DR350 spokes via Rocky Mountain ATVMC. I paid ~$50 per wheel for a full set of spokes and nipples.
Before buying a full set of spokes from the dealer you might try an independent MC repair shop. There's one close to me that keeps a box full of loose spokes. I had to match up my broken one but was able to find a single spoke. I think I paid a dollar for it. Another option is a MC salvage yard.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #20502
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If you spokebroke folks are in need of 18 inch dirt model spokes I have about a half a set.

And a bottom end if any one lost theirs.

And some other stuff. Be handy to package with some spokes

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Old 01-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #20503
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I guess I forgot the smilie.
I should have known! Though I am sure some on this forum have tried!

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I've often wondered how it would do at the track, at a trail riding pace though.
I don't ride any faster than that anyway - too old (and fragile)....but I will say with DOT knobbies, and considering the weight, the DR did OK. It really railed the berms at my pace, I already said it sucked on any kind of jump, but otherwise it was fun. Would have been better with the smaller tank and as much weight removed as possible (ie headlight, rack, instruments, etc).
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:36 PM   #20504
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well this is going to sound crazy but...........

I am selling my 1998 DR SE that I just bought 1 month ago. I reversed all the carb mods and put it back to standard jetting etc, the bike is now stock in every way with original tank and seat and runs fine. I bet I have not ridden this bike 20 miles since I got it running right.

I am only mentioning this here because I don't plan on putting it in the flea market and expect to sell it local.

So if anyone near me ( Winston-Salem, NC) is interested in the bike or knows of anyone who is nearby and looking for one contact me for details.

Priced to sell quick.

I have purchased a 1999 DR SE that is in like new condition, I couldn't pass it up and don't need both.

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:43 PM   #20505
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well this is going to sound crazy but...........

I am selling my 1998 DR SE that I just bought 1 month ago. I reversed all the carb mods and put it back to standard jetting etc, the bike is now stock in every way with original tank and seat and runs fine. I bet I have not ridden this bike 20 miles since I got it running right.

I am only mentioning this here because I don't plan on putting it in the flea market and expect to sell it local.

So if anyone near me ( Winston-Salem, NC) is interested in the bike or knows of anyone who is nearby and looking for one contact me for details.

Priced to sell quick.

I have purchased a 1999 DR SE that is in like new condition, I couldn't pass it up and don't need both.

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Whut? What the heck?
And just curious - where'd you find the new one?
Still waiting for my friend to bring mine down next month.
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