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Old 10-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #6031
Bob Onit
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It doesnt make a whole lot of sense, but thats how it was when I bought it. I have the Raptor 660 petcock added to my winter parts list for her.
It makes perfect sense..... it's just overkill.
And now I understand it wasn't your idea.

the Raptor660 petcock will do just fine unless you decide to go with a Clarke tank someday
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:18 PM   #6032
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I was actaully thinking about getting an acerbis tank and trying to run the stock petcock on one side. Will scrap that idea now.

I change my oil at 500 miles, since most of my riding is slow offroad. But i don't ususaly get to it till about 750 :)
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:43 AM   #6033
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Whats a good oil change interval? Book says 60 hours, which would be about 1800 miles for me I ride 70/30 street/dirt. Is that too much?
1,000 miles for the oil, oil filter at 3,500miles
Dont forget to clean out the oil strainer on the bottom of the front down tube
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #6034
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My clutch is slipping. It's odd, because it'll slip when the oil is cold, then it seems to go away as everything heats up. Should I try a different oil?

The previous owner told me the bike had a "heavy-duty clutch" installed when they put the piston kit in it. It's 435 cc, so there is more power for the clutch to handle.

Maybe I'll put a new clutch in it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:21 PM   #6035
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Klay,

With 55k post, I will just go ahead and assume that the cable tension is adjusted correctly.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:53 PM   #6036
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Klay,

With 55k post, I will just go ahead and assume that the cable tension is adjusted correctly.
Although post count has nothing to do with anything, yes, it's adjusted right.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #6037
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Although post count has nothing to do with anything, yes, it's adjusted right.
No, with 55K posts, we expect that it's adjusted right.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:57 PM   #6038
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No, with 55K posts, we expect that it's adjusted right.
Or at least the spelling has been corrected

Still want to buy my DR250 Klay?
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:04 PM   #6039
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Or at least the spelling has been corrected

Still want to buy my DR250 Klay?
I think you live too far off.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #6040
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Hey, this is a good time for some DR350 pictures. Here's how she's set up now:







I just need to figure out what to do with the clutch.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #6041
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I think you live too far off.
Thats exactly what I was wondering when you had interest in buying it last month.
Quite a drive.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:23 PM   #6042
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Foot Pegs issue

I went for my first longer dirt ride and I realized my foot pegs are at different height. Left one is higher.... throw me out of balance when standing.

Is this a normal thing with DR? Both left and right mounting brackets looks stock.

Did any of you noticed something like that on your bike?

95 DR 350 SE

Before I start looking for replacement I would like to hear what others noticed.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:37 AM   #6043
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Looks great Klay! Fall it is..
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:33 AM   #6044
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Pegs should be at the same height, something is bent, broken or worn out. SE models have rubber mounted pegs, maybe the rubber on one side is more worn out than the other.

Klay, it sounds like the pressure plate when cold is bottoming out on the inner hub before it gets a chance to squash the clutch pack properly. When the pack gets hot it expands quite a bit. Could be due to very worm clutch plates, crappy aftermarket plates that were too thin to start with or to few plates installed. For fun you could try slipping in an extra steel plate and see what that does for you.

Alternatively, if the cable is too tight (mentioned already I know) or too dirty/worn such that its not entirely releasing it will do the same thing.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #6045
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Newbie questions!

Hey everyone, I've loved this place even before I picked up my97 DR350SE. This is the place that convinced me this should be my bike!

Ok, the newbie questions. I have just moved to Belize and the DR was brought down in the back a pick up through Mexico. It ran great in Indiana, but I'm starting to get what my friends call the Belize flu. They say everything gets sick once it comes, but after that they are fine.

here are the symptoms. Speedo stopped working, left turn signal stopped working and just yesterday I had the first time it refused to restart after a short ride to the Chicken place. It seems like from reading it was the typical hot start problems, but it has never done it to me before.

It started up after 5 mins and I made it home.

Here are my thoughts. Being cranked down to a bed of a truck through Mexico messed up the turn signal and speedo. Not sure about the hot start or what really causes it. I did think possibly elevation and the carb not adjusted right, but where I lived in Indiana is 712ft and I'm just under that here around 550-600ft. Is that enough to matter? I'm not thinking so.

Anyway, any help would be great!

Andy
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