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Old 12-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #256
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tee vent mod

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Now I just need a link to the T-vent mod so I will not have any more issues at the Rock Patch (uhwarrie)... anyone gots a link?
Ok! I do not have the link but have done 8 different bikes including the DR350se. Get to the carb, find the drain line. About 1 to 2 inches from the carb cut the line. Take the line to your auto supply store and buy a tee that will fit it and about 15 inches of gas line tubing that is the same size. Install the tee with one end going down and the other pointing to the rear of you bike. Run the gas tubing up along the frame with tie wraps and position the end at about the same height as your air box inlet. All done, no more lost power in the whoops and no more stalling in the center of the water crossings.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:54 PM   #257
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I did the t vent mod to my 1994 .I could not believe the differnce.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #258
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I'd love to see a link on the T-mod. What's the thought behind doing it? Trying to equalize pressure on the carb?
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #259
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The carb can't vent properly. Causes the bowl to flood.

Lemme see if I can't round up the link from thumpertalk.
http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...,21395.25.html
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #260
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I'd love to see a link on the T-mod. What's the thought behind doing it? Trying to equalize pressure on the carb?
Once you try to cross water that is above the foot pegs the vent hose is in the water and no longer a vent but a plug. The bike will die and you will have to push it out of the water to restart it. Nicer to be able to ride all the way across.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:57 PM   #261
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The t-vent mod is all about breaking vacuum within the carb. The vacuum usually occurs when you allow a DR to take a 'dirt nap'. In the OE configuration, there is a rubber hose that leads from the vent port, on the carb, up and into the upper shock mount. I would assume its routed that way to keep debris from entering the hose. What I did was to cut that hose at its halfway point and add a "T" fitting. I then added some tubing which I routed along the frame and teminated it just below the rear brake cylinder. I provided pictures for a write-up on Maximum-Suzuki. Here they are:




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Old 12-13-2007, 03:49 PM   #262
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thanx, I ended finding it on Max-Suz...


Chack out the idiot who placed this bid.

$100.00 worth of OEM parts for 200 bux
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TODAY.m238.lVI
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #263
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Chack out the idiot who placed this bid.

$100.00 worth of OEM parts for 200 bux
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TODAY.m238.lVI
Wow! I did not know that I had such a gold mine on my DR350!
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:32 AM   #264
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From what I understand, those black plastics are rare but $200?
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #265
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Once you try to cross water that is above the foot pegs the vent hose is in the water and no longer a vent but a plug. The bike will die and you will have to push it out of the water to restart it. Nicer to be able to ride all the way across.
Sounds good. Thanks for the pictures guys. This should be about $2 in materials and 5 minutes worth of work
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:53 PM   #266
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Sounds good. Thanks for the pictures guys. This should be about $2 in materials and 5 minutes worth of work
$1.43 at Lowes
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:16 PM   #267
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I am sure most of you kow the original story of how muy DR350 came into my posession.
Well I pretty much hated the stock white/ pink/ purple/ yellow colors.

I had to do some R&R before I could even ride the bike (THANX BigMaggot! ). Bearings, sprokets, a chain... and some other misc. stuff.

Oh and a clutch, thrust washers and a clutch cable


I guess that was NOT enought wrenching for me. Soooooo I decided one day to hunt down a few things in my shed. I knew I had a POS aluminum type case somewhere. I found it along with some rattlecan goodness. Found some sandpaper too!
WEll you guessed it! I went to taking shit off.
Here is the result.
Before:



After:




Not too bad... but ehhh I can live with it.
Still had that yellow and gay ass purple seat. hummmm lemme fix that too!
I had also found one of those walmart seat thingies for an ATV, so it worked out for a few days until I located some new seat material.
Before:



After:



Yesterday Morning I figgered id do me some mo' fixing!
The black made it look like I had stole it...
SO a chose a new color of Krylon Fusion Rattlegoodness!



ahhhhh the tank you ask?
Well I had done a shit job on it the first go around.
No blow heater, nor sticker remover, so I just covered it with black
I remembered a frien once got Gaste remover all over the inside of his engine compartment and did not spray it off ASAP. Next morning..... BARE METAL , what a dumbass... BUT it will work out just fine for what I needed!
Now if you have been to hunt this stuff down at NAPA, it sits right next to a similar looking can of stuff that is $1.29 more. EXACT same contents. It is called.......PAINT STRIPPER! LMAO, I opted for the gasket crap.

Anyways the tank needed a spray, scrape, spray scrape, and the 3rd time it took it to bare metal! all for $10 of chemicals (1.5 cans)
The plastic took 1.5 cans to do all.

Here is the result


Not too bad... but it does not match the Suzuki Blue handguards NOR the Gay ass purple frame
Off to the WalMart to get some balck satin
Here is the fianl Result.
OH, I also painted the mirror too



I kinda like it!
Except for the tank, it needs to be a bit broken up, so sometime this week I am going to paint from the seat to the front (including the cap) satin black.
Leaving the sides the blue.

I'll post thos when I get it done.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:31 PM   #268
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Well I pretty much hated the stock white/ pink/ purple/ yellow colors.....



I kinda like it!
Except for the tank, it needs to be a bit broken up, so sometime this week I am going to paint from the seat to the front (including the cap) satin black.
Leaving the sides the blue.

I'll post thos when I get it done.
When can I drop off my stock 97 for the same treatmen?
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #269
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When can I drop off my stock 97 for the same treatmen?
You want the wrinkled seat cover job too ?













I neat a seat seam welder thingy
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:05 PM   #270
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You want the wrinkled seat cover job too ?


I neat a seat seam welder thingy
Naaww, I already have a gray cover that would look ok. Your bike looks GREAT! I bought mine a year ago off of craigslist. Was not running and when I opened the gas cap I knew why. Rebuilt the carb, put a new skid plate and rack on and living with the ugly paint. Only good thing is I have a Clark tank on it that looks ok, and the $1100 I had to pay for it. Now don't get it all scratched up!
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