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Old 01-11-2011, 05:26 PM   #6721
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Thanks for info guys...... now I have to find some wires to tap into as there is no battery.
If you have a model with no battery it gets more complicated.

I use a Garmin 60Cx and just run it off the internal batteries.

Two rechargeable Nimh AA cells will run it for 20-22 hours which for me is the better part of two days riding. Here we can buy 4 batteries and a charger for less than US$20.

If you want to wire it to the bike you will have to add a battery and create some charging circuitry. IMO that is way too much work.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:54 PM   #6722
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Thanks for info guys...... now I have to find some wires to tap into as there is no battery.
Is your DR a Dirt model or an S model with a battery eliminator installed?
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:36 PM   #6723
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DR350 lighting kit..

Thanks.. Your totally right I'm starting to lead to getting one w/ lights, battery, etc. I just haven't been lucky in my search, anyone out there near in the ADV world hear or have a DR 350 for sale which is somewhat close by New York State, please keep me informed.

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Here is a basic wiring diagram.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turn-signal1.htm

If you find a couple of turn signals and a turn signal flasher you can wire it up on the bench to get a feel for how it works and then mount the parts on your bike. You may not be happy with the performance if you don't have a battery.

If you are not into this sort of thing or don't have much time it might be easier and faster to get a bike that already has signals.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #6724
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Thanks.. Your totally right I'm starting to lead to getting one w/ lights, battery, etc. I just haven't been lucky in my search, anyone out there near in the ADV world hear or have a DR 350 for sale which is somewhat close by New York State, please keep me informed.

Alex
Try Search Tempest (it searches craigslist but much more efficient)
http://www.searchtempest.com/
Be patient and good luck!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:13 PM   #6725
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Hi everyone, just a quick question...
Because of a dumb f-up on my part I stripped one of the brake pad pins rendering my rear caliper of my 99 s model useless.

Bought an entire rear assy from a 96 and swapped only the caliper and mounting bracket. After bleeding the whole system the brakes do their job when I spin the wheel by hand, but the caliper seems loose if not pushing the pedal. Is this normal? I can't recall it being that wobbly.

Someone may jump in and correct me here but I'm pretty sure it is a floating caliper and should have some movement , it feels like more than you had because it is all cleaned up now on a fresh install.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:41 AM   #6726
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Is your DR a Dirt model or an S model with a battery eliminator installed?
Acording to the reg sticker its a "1998 DR350 W" I only picked it up last night and rode it 300+ k's home.
Seems to go O.K. it's got an FMF muffler and I suspect it has been re-jetted, has a lot more pull than the other 2000 DR350 X in the garage, but I only got 150k from a full tank of fuel
How can I tell if there's a battery eliminator installed ?
Here it is.....

and here's the other late model one ( the wifes bike )
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:54 AM   #6727
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Acording to the reg sticker its a "1998 DR350 W" I only picked it up last night and rode it 300+ k's home.
Seems to go O.K. it's got an FMF muffler and I suspect it has been re-jetted, has a lot more pull than the other 2000 DR350 X in the garage, but I only got 150k from a full tank of fuel
How can I tell if there's a battery eliminator installed ?
Here it is.....

and here's the other late model one ( the wifes bike )

150,000 miles on a tank? I'd say you're doing pretty well

You can tell if it has a battery eliminator kit by... seeing if the battery has been eliminated... aka, is there a battery?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:52 AM   #6728
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150,000 miles on a tank? I'd say you're doing pretty well

You can tell if it has a battery eliminator kit by... seeing if the battery has been eliminated... aka, is there a battery?
Every where you go, there's alays one

So.... when are you 'Mericans gunna join the 21st century and start using proper measurements ?
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #6729
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Every where you go, there's alays one

So.... when are you 'Mericans gunna join the 21st century and start using proper measurements ?
The smart ones already do
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #6730
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The smart ones already do
Yep, this could be the DR22 thread.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:47 AM   #6731
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I just haven't been lucky in my search, anyone out there near in the ADV world hear or have a DR 350 for sale which is somewhat close by New York State, please keep me informed.

Alex
Keep an eye on this site: http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr350-for-sale

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #6732
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Under $2k for a 1999 sounds like a fair price to me. The mileage wouldn't bother me, especially if its mostly street. I'd guess that 20k on the street probably works out to less wear than 2k hard dirt miles.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:12 PM   #6733
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Thanks.. Your totally right I'm starting to lead to getting one w/ lights, battery, etc. I just haven't been lucky in my search, anyone out there near in the ADV world hear or have a DR 350 for sale which is somewhat close by New York State, please keep me informed.

Alex

Found these 2 on CL that are what I would consider somewhat near NY.

http://nwct.craigslist.org/mcy/2135760024.html

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/2119571953.html

And this one on New England Dirt Bikes, you might have to register to view this but its in Mass, a 1996 SE with 4k miles for $1600 bo

http://www.nedirtbikes.com/content/1..._230934/tm.htm
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #6734
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If you have a model with no battery it gets more complicated.

I use a Garmin 60Cx and just run it off the internal batteries.

Two rechargeable Nimh AA cells will run it for 20-22 hours which for me is the better part of two days riding. Here we can buy 4 batteries and a charger for less than US$20.

If you want to wire it to the bike you will have to add a battery and create some charging circuitry. IMO that is way too much work.

Do you enjoy it? I just have a garmin car gps with the rechargable battery and it only lasts about 2 hours on my bike, so I've been eyeing the 60Cx, even if it ran low I figure I could carry batteries with me...
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #6735
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Under $2k for a 1999 sounds like a fair price to me. The mileage wouldn't bother me, especially if its mostly street. I'd guess that 20k on the street probably works out to less wear than 2k hard dirt miles.
I think that's about right. Amazing how hard dirt riding is on equipment.

I toasted a brand new chain, F/R sprockets, F/R wheel bearings, three sets of brake pads, and a host of other stuff on my '09 KTM in one season of hard dirt riding. Sheesh!

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