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Old 09-18-2007, 11:00 AM   #76
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I like the graphics you put on the 350 blackbird. Very nice
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:15 AM   #77
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I like the graphics you put on the 350 blackbird. Very nice
Thanks! I got them from Jesse at Kientech Engineering. They were $69, but the quality is outstanding. I'm having to get a light coat of clear put over them since they were ment for a metal tank and mine is a plastic IMS. I put my ADV stickers on this morning but I'm still waiting on my fork decals, swing arm decals and number plate decals.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #78
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I was next door at the motorcycle shop looking for some boots and saw these. They're the registration number stickers for watercraft. I couldn't help myself. Just screwin around till my Suzuki decals come in.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #79
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There is no speedo cable. The previous owner removed the speedometer and there is just a plug where the cable connected to the metering assembly .

Is it possible to rebuild the metering assembly or can I use a spacer as on the other side and eliminate the metering assembly altogether?? Or do I have to buy a new one?

The inner bearing feel fine, they turn easy, real smooth.

-Nick
Well, Nick, at this point, it sounds like the metering assembly might be giving up the ghost. I have not seen anyone replace the assembly with a spacer. But, that doesn't mean it can't be done. If the assembly is truly shot, a good candidate for a spacer would be the inner sleeve in the assembly itself. I would just be sure the assembly is shot before you butcher it. Did you try to pull that plug out to see if there's any way to lube the gears inside? The only other thing I can think of is to replace the assembly (and the cable, if you so choose).
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:12 PM   #80
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Can any of you DR350 gurus recommend a good set of tires? Most likely my riding will be 70% street to 30% off-road.

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Pirelli Scorpions (MT or AT - I forget), Avon Gripster or Distanzia. I still have the OE Dunlop 601s on my '99 DR. They're a little more like 50/50 if there is such a thing. You'll get a million opinions. It's almost personal preference. Dunlop 607s might work, too.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #81
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Are these the Walmart seat covers? I've been looking for a low cost solution for making the seat hight a little higher on my DR and these will work well if they are cheap
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:52 PM   #82
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Looks like they are the China Mart ones to me, yes.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #83
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Blackbird, it looks good getting dirty!!!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:13 PM   #84
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Think I found the culprit

Now the question is, new assembly, or figure out a spacer?
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:14 PM   #85
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Are these the Walmart seat covers? I've been looking for a low cost solution for making the seat hight a little higher on my DR and these will work well if they are cheap
I would like to know how they feel
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:25 AM   #86
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BTW new seat foam is $54 from Guts Racing.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:44 AM   #87
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BTW new seat foam is $54 from Guts Racing.
Really? Do they make taller foam too? I wonder how hard it would be to do a seat yourself? My seat is fine, however I would like some thing taller for offroad riding as standing up is pretty tough when you are seated so low.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #88
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Really? Do they make taller foam too? I wonder how hard it would be to do a seat yourself? My seat is fine, however I would like some thing taller for offroad riding as standing up is pretty tough when you are seated so low.
Yep, that's what I put on my DR. Its super easy to DIY, I did my first dirt bike seat when I was 11yo;) All you need is a staple gun and some fairly short staples.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:19 PM   #89
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Think I found the culprit

Now the question is, new assembly, or figure out a spacer?
Nick - what is that? Is it something embedded in the metering assembly or something that wore thru from the inside? I don't think you can disassemble those things, can you? Might be time for a new one. At least you figured it out.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:42 PM   #90
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Dave - That is what appears to be a chip missing in the hard rubber of the metering assembly. What you see in the triangular hole are the gears that work the speedo cable.

I'm not sure what to do right now, a new assembly costs about $60 which seems a little steep for something I don't need. (I'm using a sigma bicycle computer)

Anyone got a suggestion on how to fix this one, or got a used one for sale?

-Nick
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