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Old 03-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #11326
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Alright, I got a DR350 about a year ago (my first bike!) and it ran for a few weeks before it starting spitting out gas. Running rich? I cleaned and rebuilt the carb a bit (new gasket mainly) and took it to a shop to put it back together. It ran for another week then starting leaking gas from the carb.

Is it likely I just need a brand new carb from jesse? Is there any other part on the bike that could really be causing this outside of the carb?

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #11327
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Alright, I got a DR350 about a year ago (my first bike!) and it ran for a few weeks before it starting spitting out gas. Running rich? I cleaned and rebuilt the carb a bit (new gasket mainly) and took it to a shop to put it back together. It ran for another week then starting leaking gas from the carb.

Is it likely I just need a brand new carb from jesse? Is there any other part on the bike that could really be causing this outside of the carb?

THANKS!
Let's not think about the new carb thing just yet , where is it leaking gas exactly ? It may just be a leaking stop valve on the fuel bowl . Reconditioning a card takes a little more than just changing a gasket , cleaning the whole thing jets and all could have you up and running without too much expense .

If you can post some pics on where the leak is and many here will be all to willing to help you out Mate .
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #11328
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Last summer when I was on my ~2000 mile dual sport trip on my DR350, I thought I wanted a windshield. I bought the slip stream and mounted it up. My yield was a lot of new wind noise and helmet buffeting. So much so that I took it back off before starting the trip (and later sold it). I'm not saying it can't be made to work, just that I was unable to make it work well for me (the drawbacks did not outweigh the benefits). The trip was great without the shield and I've no desire to fit another one.

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Thanks. Sounds like I should just enjoy the ride. Maybe more heated clothing is in order...
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #11329
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I got the acerbis tank and love it. I like that it came with petcocks and was an easy install.
I am also pondering windshield options and felt the same about the Spitfire.
Lowering: The kouba links i got from Jesse at Kientech made a 2" difference on mine.

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Thanks Jeremy. I'll take your advice. Let me know if you find a better windshield option.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #11330
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Let me know if you find a better windshield option.
I put a Britannia Composites Lynx on my DR, and have taken it on the highway w/o problems - and indeed, when slid all the way up it keeps the wind from trying to peel me off the bike and doesn't seem to generate turbulence around my helmet. I'm 5'9".

The Lynx is not your cheapest option, and will require some fitting to mount to the DR - but the windshield works well and the dual headlight setup makes the stock headlight seem like a bic lighter.


Here it is, with the windshield down for the dirt:


PS: Acerbis tank and Seat Concepts foam/cover. Both also recommended.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:20 AM   #11331
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Alright, I got a DR350 about a year ago (my first bike!) and it ran for a few weeks before it starting spitting out gas. Running rich? I cleaned and rebuilt the carb a bit (new gasket mainly) and took it to a shop to put it back together. It ran for another week then starting leaking gas from the carb.

Is it likely I just need a brand new carb from jesse? Is there any other part on the bike that could really be causing this outside of the carb?

THANKS!
You may need part 17 shown here.

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...oup/CARBURETOR

If it is bad gas will leak by the needle/seat assembly.

That diagram is for my bike, so if you order it be sure that you do so for your year, model etc.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #11332
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You may need part 17 shown here.

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...oup/CARBURETOR

If it is bad gas will leak by the needle/seat assembly.

That diagram is for my bike, so if you order it be sure that you do so for your year, model etc.
I agree the most common cause for carb leaks is the o ring at the base of the needle seat. The Ron Ayres site listed above shows the o ring as discontinued. But it has just been replaced by a different part number that Ron Ayres doesn't list.

It is list here:

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...emblies/120413

This is for a 1997 DR350SE. As CWC said make sure you are buying the on for your bike. If yours is the dirt model it will have a completely different carb.

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #11333
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For anyone near Seattle in the market for a DR350SE I saw one at Bent Bike in Lynnwood today. It's a 99 with 3500 miles on it. There is some rust, but I was told it runs fine. The rubber looks pretty new. The wanted $1850 for it which is WAY too high.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #11334
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For anyone near Seattle in the market for a DR350SE I saw one at Bent Bike in Lynnwood today. It's a 99 with 3500 miles on it. There is some rust, but I was told it runs fine. The rubber looks pretty new. The wanted $1850 for it which is WAY too high.

Decent price for a 99.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #11335
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Eek pumper=decomp kicks?

Is kicking 10-15 times while pulling decomp the same as twisting the throttle a couple times when I have a pumper? If it is, do I twist it before or after finding the tdc?
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #11336
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Decent price for a 99.
I would agree, but not the condition of this one.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #11337
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I put a Britannia Composites Lynx on my DR.....

Wow. It is cool that it is adjustable. Not sure I want to spend that much though. Something to think about.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #11338
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I agree the most common cause for carb leaks is the o ring at the base of the needle seat. The Ron Ayres site listed above shows the o ring as discontinued. But it has just been replaced by a different part number that Ron Ayres doesn't list.

It is list here:

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...emblies/120413


Tim
Actually you can buy the part fron Ron Ayers because it is used on the DR650SE and other bikes. Why they don't list it for the DR350SE is a mystery. It's a buck cheaper at RA too.

Or you can go to a good autoparts store and buy a Buna-N o-ring of the same size for $.25-$.50 which is what I did last time I needed one.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #11339
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Wow. It is cool that it is adjustable. Not sure I want to spend that much though. Something to think about.
Yeah. You have to factor in not just the windshield, but the excellent dual headlight system - and the "dashboard" that gives an excellent place to mount a GPS. If you don't need/want all three, it's too much.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #11340
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oil vavle checks?

I was changing my oil out every 500. But then I see that the interval is more like 3k. I do it about every1000-1500. But it seems like forever or never.

Every time I check the valves they are spot on. I am begining to think that they never need to be adjusted either.

The only thing my bike ever NEEDS is gas and a air filter wash.

I checked my manual and it says to change oil and filter at 600 miles. Where did you see that it is 3k?
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