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Old 11-04-2007, 09:14 AM   #196
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Thanks Guys!

Thanks for all the input on lowering one of these cool bikes. We're on our way out to see the bike now. We'll post some pics if we buy it...
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:41 PM   #197
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Ok we bought the bike. It was a little high to start with but I took almost all of the preload out of the rear and slid down the triples on the fork tubes as far as is safe. The bike fits her pretty well now. I'm thinking the the lowering links and putting some more preload back it is will be the best set-up for the long term.

Took this pic before lowering


Any thoughts from you dr350 owners on:
Small windshield
Bags
Grip Heaters
Better lighting
Plug for vest-Is the bike stock electrical system able to support these items?
Rack that support bags away from exhaust?
Quiet exhaust that performs?
What size jets in the pumper carb to support recommended exhaust upgrade?

I also noticed that it has the Mikuni Pumper carb on it. What's the advantage I'm getting? Looks like an expensive mod.
Thanks guys
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:01 AM   #198
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Hey FFs!
I just bought a 97 DR350SE..
It needs a few things, and I am looking for suggestions.
First it needs the chain and sprokets replaced. I need a bit more top end (low RPM @65+) and of course to wheelie that sucker! Any recomendations?

The "dash" is also broken at the mounts, shoud I replace the housing or just glue that sucker?

What are the bulb part number in the "dash"? THe tach light is out, might as well get a few.

other than that is is in pretty good shape with 11,000 miles..OH it has the magic button
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:02 AM   #199
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:33 PM   #200
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Originally Posted by neepuk
Any thoughts from you dr350 owners on:
Small windshield
Bags
Grip Heaters
Better lighting
Plug for vest-Is the bike stock electrical system able to support these items?
Rack that support bags away from exhaust?
Quiet exhaust that performs?
What size jets in the pumper carb to support recommended exhaust upgrade?

I also noticed that it has the Mikuni Pumper carb on it. What's the advantage I'm getting? Looks like an expensive mod.
Thanks guys
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Bags - lots of choices. Personally, I like the Wolfman stuff and plan to get an Enduro tank bag and Timberline duffel.
Better lighting - You could use something from a dual sport kit or go with the HID replacement unit available in parts stores. I think my stock light works fine as long as it's adjusted properly.
Racks - Turbo City has several and the owner (Tom) is a Forum member. I have a Borrego (rack only, no provision for side bags) and like it a lot.
Muffler - I had Jesse Kientz (KienTech.com) mod my muffler. Slightly louder than stock and much less restrictive.
Jets - Kind of depends on what's already in there. If you already have the airbox mods and muffler mods, a good place to start is with a 135 main jet and 40 pilot jet. But, jets are cheap so get one or two that are bigger and smaller so you can adjust. I also highly suggest an adjustable needle and external fuel mixture screw. You can get jets from the dealer (take yours along for comparison) or Mikuni. Get the needle and fuel screw from Jesse.
The pumper is a better performing carb than the stock CV unit. That's a real nice bonus!
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #201
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Hey FFs!
I just bought a 97 DR350SE..
It needs a few things, and I am looking for suggestions.
First it needs the chain and sprokets replaced. I need a bit more top end (low RPM @65+) and of course to wheelie that sucker! Any recomendations?

The "dash" is also broken at the mounts, shoud I replace the housing or just glue that sucker?

What are the bulb part number in the "dash"? THe tach light is out, might as well get a few.

other than that is is in pretty good shape with 11,000 miles..OH it has the magic button
Looks like my previous DR!

You can go with a 16 tooth c/s sprocket. That will lower the RPM @ 65. However, it will make it harder to wheelie. If I misunderstood, then drop a tooth to 14 (15 is stock). It's hard to add teeth to the rear sprocket since the SE has the shorter chain (108 links versus 110). If you're going to get new sprockets and a chain, you can use the 110 link chain and have a lot more flexibility.

Ron Ayers will have the the bulbs. You'll need three (if they're all burned out). I forget which one you'll need but it's one of these two: 09471-12085 (3 watt) or 09471-12100 (1.7 watt). If you pull your burned ones out, the wattage is printed on the base of the bulb. If the speedo case is broken, Ayers has that, too; ~$35.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:30 PM   #202
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I had a felling you were gon buy it. My 350 tach light is out as well. I just figured it didnt have one and it never bothered me enough to check it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #203
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For the head light I just aim the high beam really low and use that instead of the low.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:43 PM   #204
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:49 PM   #205
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Anybody know the valve lash settings on the DR350?Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:06 PM   #206
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Anybody know the valve lash settings on the DR350?Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:27 PM   #207
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Ok we bought the bike. It was a little high to start with but I took almost all of the preload out of the rear and slid down the triples on the fork tubes as far as is safe. The bike fits her pretty well now. I'm thinking the the lowering links and putting some more preload back it is will be the best set-up for the long term.

Took this pic before lowering


Any thoughts from you dr350 owners on:
Small windshield I have no desire for one
Bags Turbo City and happy trails do panner racks and top racks.
Grip Heaters dual star or ca sport touring have the kind that stick on under the grips, they don't get super hot, but work pretty well and are $25.
Better lighting The stock DR light is surprisingly good, just paint the top of the fender flat black otherwise the reflection off it is pretty bad.
Plug for vest-Is the bike stock electrical system able to support these items? I use a Battery Tender SAE connector on mine for both battery charge and e-vest. I have no problems running a vest and grips at the same time. It still charges, even at idle.
Rack that support bags away from exhaust? Same as earlier, turbo city or happy trails
Quiet exhaust that performs? All the aftermarket options are too loud for my tasts and don't yeild much performance gain unless you do other mods. Exhaust really is a terrible $$/performance ratio - for the same price you could get a TM33SS carb and for less you could put in a 10.5:1 wiseco piston. If you must, the FMF Q is probably the best option. It saves about 3lbs (yes, the kientech site is very optimistic) and is quieter than most. Still much louder than stock.
What size jets in the pumper carb to support recommended exhaust upgrade? A 140 main seems to work well with the stock setup, a 145 or so with an FMF Q.

I also noticed that it has the Mikuni Pumper carb on it. What's the advantage I'm getting? Looks like an expensive mod. CV carbs are crap, poor response and the slide closes when you hit bumps. Horrible inventions imho. A flat slide pumper carb is a normal carb that works as it should.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #208
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #209
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Bike is nice but would have liked to seen that million dollar smile of your lady saying "ya, this will work".
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:20 PM   #210
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Hey Neepuk, do you have a pic of the bike after it was lowered for comparison? How tall is the wife? I'm looking at getting one myself, the bike that is, but I dont care for the stock height.
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