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Old 03-07-2011, 04:36 PM   #7561
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I finally got my DR de-stickered and cleaned up. I think this may be a factory rack. It was white but I stripped it down and painted it.



between the factory rack the borrego racks and manrack which one has the best mounting and most usable size? looks like the man rack would work better with bungie cords. the factory rack looks like it's heavier built. also how wide is the factory rack and anyone think the borrego racks are to wide?

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #7562
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Im looking to be able to strap a tent, sleeping bag and maybe a duffle bag on it. this is my first dual sport so all of this is new to me.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #7563
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camping rack

a rack must be light but strong, and most important have no sharp edges
like laser cut steel or open tube ends that can really tear you up in a crash. With a rack you should be able to get all that on your bike , but some of it should be on the back of the seat , , if you need something super heavy duty let me know,mike

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:58 PM   #7564
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Big guy gas mileage?

I took my 350se out for a spin today to figure out where I will hit reserve. It's a CA spec bike so it has the smaller 2.1gal tank, but I only got 65ish miles to reserve. riding 90% hiway at 50-60mph I got 40.5mpg for the tank with non-ethanol gas.

I'm running a modded air box, 140mail, Jesse needle with clip in the middle, stock exhaust, Stock air filter that looks clean, but I haven't cleaned/oiled it since I bought the bike. Float is set to 14mm. I thought I had the carb dialed in, but now I don't know.

Any other big guys riding a 350? What sort of mileage are you getting? I'm 6'5" 310lbs so I don't expect to get 65mpg like some of you small folks, but I would expect to get at least 50mpg from a 350 single.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:08 PM   #7565
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The guy I bought mine from said he always used 10W-40 auto oil since he bought the bike new in '92. Besides shifting harder, is there any problem with that?

Most auto oil has friction modifiers which will cause the clutch to slip, better to use moto specific oil.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #7566
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Most auto oil has friction modifiers which will cause the clutch to slip, better to use moto specific oil.
Not true. 10-40 is not usually an EC spec viscosity. Most 10-40 oils are safe for wet clutches. Always read the donut before buying to double check.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:18 PM   #7567
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What sort of mileage are you getting?

Seems like your on the low end of the spectrum. I usually get about 60-65mpg, sometimes upwards of 70. I'm 170 though.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #7568
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Why can't you just press in new wheel bearings? I bet you could find a set that would work fine, and then just figure out spacers.
I thought about that but the speedo piece on the 350 wheel has to go over the axle as well and I dont think I could just drill it out. Unless someone has found a way around this. (would the WR odometer piece work with the 350 wheel?)
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #7569
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Seems like your on the low end of the spectrum. I usually get about 60-65mpg, sometimes upwards of 70. I'm 170 though.
I'm getting 45-50mpg and fairly sure my DR is running at least somewhat rich. It's the same with a pumper carb on it as it was with the CV however. Planning to go from 145 to 140 main and possibly drop the needle a notch. I think my 1100GS would get about the same or better at the speeds I've been doing.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:32 AM   #7570
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and the infamous RiverRatRider13 , thanks mr. Rider for the great pics, and your input, mike

Anytime!!! it really is a very nice rack! Before you sent it to me I did alot of research on the ones you already make for the XR and tw and nothing but positive reviews! so I had no doubt in my mind about the quality and I was not dissappointed!
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #7571
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Heads up on some amazing sale prices for a few DR350 parts. They have clutch cables for $9 and bigger foot pegs for $15, small LED turn signals for $17/pair. Use this code "WS40" and knock 40% off those prices. Their shipping is a fixed rate of $6 per order.

All good deals I think.

See their site here: http://www.d2moto.com/c-480-dirt-bike-parts.aspx
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #7572
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Brian, the 140 is probably a little fat and Jesse's needle is usually way fat (as is his jetting in general). Try moving the clip up one or two notches and maybe a 137 main.

My old DR had FMF Q exhaust, opened up airbox and high compression piston and seemed just right with a 40 pilot, 140 main and stock needle in the TM33SS. I never really paid attention to mpg, but I am pretty sure I was getting around 45mpg on full knobbies with a mixture of off road and freeway riding (I'd ride a ways on the freeway to the trails, ride moderately hard on the trails, then ride back on the freeway).

Your size is definitely going to hurt mpg (I'm 160lbs and 5'10"). Off road will usually give lower mpg, particularly high speeds - like freeway riding will give lower mpg and you'll get the best on street tires going fairly slowly in a paved surface - say 35-50mph back roads.

Also, go buy the 4.25 gal acerbis tank
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #7573
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Hi Y'all
dr350 rack is coming along just fine thanks to all you guys , can you guys help me again, i was wandering how many of you would like to be able to have a tool pouch like the xr650l bike on your bike and the rack start at the back of the pouch here is a pic of what iam talking about, I saw some black tool pouches on ebay that might work, thanks again for all your help mike
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:13 AM   #7574
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Heads up on some amazing sale prices for a few DR350 parts. They have clutch cables for $9 and bigger foot pegs for $15, small LED turn signals for $17/pair. Use this code "WS40" and knock 40% off those prices. Their shipping is a fixed rate of $6 per order.

All good deals I think.

See their site here: http://www.d2moto.com/c-480-dirt-bike-parts.aspx
I've got the big pegs on my DR after bending a stock one in my wreck, they're really great, and especially for the price. I would certainly recommend them.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:32 AM   #7575
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Speaking to the ManRack's strength for those who questioned, I had to lube my chain after I washed my DR today. Needing to put it on the stand, I decided to man up and just see if the rack would hold. Lifted the bike onto the stand by the rack only, everything held up fine. Nothing tried to bend or break. I could never lift the DR's ass by myself, but did fine with the rack on it!
thats a good one , sometimes i want to hang mine from a tree for some pics, mike
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