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Old 01-20-2011, 05:48 AM   #6826
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Lastly I want to know how the engine should sound while idling. The little bit that Ive ridden the bike it seems to ride just fine, but the idle has an occasional loud knock to it. Ive tried isolating the clutch by squeezing the lever, but it doesnt seem to make a difference. Im going to check the cam chain tensioner tomorrow and make sure its not cam chain noise, but its not that consistent of a knock. Maybe once every second or so. Maybe this is completely normal sound for these bikes, but I have no point of reference.

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Interesting. My '95 started the same thing on a trip this fall. I rode about 150 miles to get home and haven't gotten to looking at it yet.

I've got 3 projects ahead of it, so if you figure it out please let me know.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #6827
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When I'm going up steep inclines my '98 kicker starts to cut out like it's running out of fuel. Hitting whoops or going over rough terrain makes it much worse. Once I'm on level ground it clears right up. I've cleaned the carb a couple times but haven't fixed the problem. Anyone else had this happen?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #6828
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When I'm going up steep inclines my '98 kicker starts to cut out like it's running out of fuel. Hitting whoops or going over rough terrain makes it much worse. Once I'm on level ground it clears right up. I've cleaned the carb a couple times but haven't fixed the problem. Anyone else had this happen?
Sounds like you need to do the T-vent mod. http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=21395.0
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #6829
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Sounds like you need to do the T-vent mod. http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=21395.0
Login needed... :( Can you do a Copy-Paste and post it in this thread?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #6830
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Login needed... :( Can you do a Copy-Paste and post it in this thread?
Sorry I forgot about that. I won't copy and paste since I'm not the post owner.

If you've got a DR350 you should be on this forum regardless. It's the closest thing there is to a DR350 specific forum out there. There's tons of great info. Way more than what's here on ADV.

The just of the t vent mod it adding a T connector to the carb vent hose to allow the vent to work freely. a short 30mm section of hose coming off the carb in the the middle of the T a vent hose routed up under the tank or seat from the top of the T and the stock vent hose from the bottom of the T.

...............Vent hose
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Carb vent ===ll
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.........Stock vent drain hose

(ignore the period the are only place holders)
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #6831
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When I'm going up steep inclines my '98 kicker starts to cut out like it's running out of fuel. Hitting whoops or going over rough terrain makes it much worse. Once I'm on level ground it clears right up. I've cleaned the carb a couple times but haven't fixed the problem. Anyone else had this happen?
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Sounds like you need to do the T-vent mod. http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=21395.0
A '98 kicker should have a pumper carb. I could be wrong, but isn't the T-vent mod only for the S/SE models with the CV carb.

FWIW, I have a '99 kicker with a pumper (no T-vent mod) and I don't experience this problem at all.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #6832
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A '98 kicker should have a pumper carb. I could be wrong, but isn't the T-vent mod only for the S/SE models with the CV carb.
You could very well be right. My new to this DR350 thing and have never had a pump in my hand. The symptoms sound like what the t-mod is supposed to fix.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #6833
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If you've got a DR350 you should be on this forum regardless. It's the closest thing there is to a DR350 specific forum out there.
I'd love to join, but they don't allow hotmail or gmail addresses and that's all I have.

Mine is a pumper carb.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:23 AM   #6834
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Hey All

I have a 1994 350se, with a stock rear shock. It is getting tired and I am considering my options. Ideally I would like to get a used shock from the dirt version and rebuild it. I understand it has rebound adjustment where as the street shock does not. Can anyone tell me if any of the later model 350's, street version, have the upgraded shock? Or have there always been a difference between the street and off road bikes, shock wise?
In other words, when looking on ebay what year shock should I be looking for?

As well has anyone rebuild their street shock and seen an improvement in handling?

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:39 AM   #6835
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'98-99 street shocks have the extra adjuster. I think that the valving probably varied a bit over the years, but the hardware should be the same for all years dirt shocks and the '98-99 street shocks. Lots of people have had their street shocks revalved/rebuilt and great results. Other than the adjuster its the same as the dirt shock.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #6836
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Hi guys im new here on the forum.
Im currently restoring the topend on my 1990 DR 350, so it will be ready for the 2011 Danish Enduro champinship
Its getting borred up to 81mm and i got a complete new gasket set.
But will it (the gasket) be okay for the bigger piston/cylinder?
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #6837
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You need a head gasket that is sized to match the new bore. The stock gasket will not work with the 81mm bore.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:41 PM   #6838
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Thanks for the reply Bikepilot.
Do you know where to get a bigger headgasket?
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:46 PM   #6839
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Wink Dr350w 1999

Hi there fellow DR350 lovers [If you are still out there]

After a nasty road bike accident some ten years ago that nearly killed me, and after a lot of rehab i am back on a bike. This time a Dirt bike, a 1999 DR350(W) to be exact. i bought it not long after my accident in hope to be able to ride again. I have been riding it for almost five years now, working up my strenght and confidents with flat paddock stuff to begine with and SLOWLY working my way up to the trails/ bush, but only off road and only every now and again. [once every two months or so] It's my first dirt bike and it's very comfortable to ride and stable.[ sometimes a little too heavy on the slow single stuff ],but it is a very good hill climer and loves all the open tracks.

It doesn't go anywhere near as hard or fast as the new modern bikes but it will do me just fine for now, for a few more years while i get stronger and a better "dirt" rider.

However,

i was wondering if there are some cheep mod's i can do to help with the bottom end a bit. [to help with lifting the front wheel over puddles and stuff while in second or third]

Iam thinking about changing the spocket[s] too.
what's better the front or the back?

I have been told there are mods like putting wholes in the air box and getting a after market can, but not sure how or what type will suit, also don't know if i have to do anything to the jetting, if i do what?

Are there any restictors that i can remove that might help?

Anyway, i hope i am not the only DR350 rider left on this planet..

thanks for your time and help[ in advance]

kind regards Andrew
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #6840
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Nice bike Fletchbee!!!!

Yeah, there be mods! You seem to have a handle on the basic ones. If you want to go cheap and easy all that is needed is a jet kit from Kientec and open up the airbox. Basically all you need to do is call Jesse at kientec and he can answer ANY questions you might have as well as supplying all the necessary parts at better-than-factory prices.

My DR 350w pictured in my sig below has a 10.5-1 piston, opened airbox, jetting and Big Gun exhaust. It gets along pretty well...
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