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Old 04-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #11701
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Ok, i've spoke with one person who has done the RM fork swap and read a few threads and posts here from people that have done it. Two things; is there a thread somewhere on the pros and cons and differences between different year forks and what is involved in the swap with respect to rims, axles, brakes, etc...

I see people commenting about 96-98 forks, whats wrong with th 99 and newer as I have an opportunity to buy some 99 RM250 forks.
I jsut finsihed doing the 98 RM fork swap. As of my first ride (with old fork oil) I am not impressed. Though it was jsut a rutted dirt road. I have not ridden my dr in 4 months either, so it is not really a head to head comparision.

The 96-98 were dual chamber conventional forks. 99+ are up side down. What it comes down to is conventional vs USD forks. The jist is USD is more of a MX fork and conventional a trail bike fork. The pre 96 RM USD forks were said to be total crap, as they were jsut using them due to market demand. People think USD forks are sexy.

What ever you end up doing, you will need the entire front end: forks, triples, wheels, calipers, rotors. Then you will have to deal with insturmentation, head lights, blinkers; I am currently at that stage. The only drop in fork is an early 89ish RM fork as they are 43mm fork tubes like ours. Even then the wheel is different.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #11702
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #11703
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does anyone have a kickstand in good shape laying around? preferably blue. some previous owner shortened mine and left the end a cut off pipe. i could (and probably will) weld a pad to the end, but i'd like to get my hands on a good stock one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #11704
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Rim lock question

Hey All,
n00b rim lock question for the masses. Never had a bike that used them before, and my '95 SE came with them installed (complete with the studs pulling out of the disintegrating rubber).

I'll be ordering a pair of Trakmasters in the near future. I rarely, if ever (I mean almost never) ride serious trails enough to need substantial airing down. Maybe 20psi for the 2-track or gravel that I spend most of my offroad time on. Is there a need for rim locks at this pressure?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #11705
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #11706
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Hey All,
n00b rim lock question for the masses. Never had a bike that used them before, and my '95 SE came with them installed (complete with the studs pulling out of the disintegrating rubber).

I'll be ordering a pair of Trakmasters in the near future. I rarely, if ever (I mean almost never) ride serious trails enough to need substantial airing down. Maybe 20psi for the 2-track or gravel that I spend most of my offroad time on. Is there a need for rim locks at this pressure?
IMHO, no.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #11707
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I run them in my off road tires/wheels. Though I never air down, I figure this is a good insurance for a flat tire. With the stiff side walls of modern dual sport tires, you can basiclly run them flat. THe rim lock insures they don't spin.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #11708
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does anyone have a kickstand in good shape laying around? preferably blue. some previous owner shortened mine and left the end a cut off pipe. i could (and probably will) weld a pad to the end, but i'd like to get my hands on a good stock one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #11709
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Hey All,
n00b rim lock question for the masses. Never had a bike that used them before, and my '95 SE came with them installed (complete with the studs pulling out of the disintegrating rubber).

I'll be ordering a pair of Trakmasters in the near future. I rarely, if ever (I mean almost never) ride serious trails enough to need substantial airing down. Maybe 20psi for the 2-track or gravel that I spend most of my offroad time on. Is there a need for rim locks at this pressure?

My '97 SE does not have rim locks. I air down all the time, ride in the desert and have never had a flat. YMMV
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #11710
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does anyone have a kickstand in good shape laying around? preferably blue. some previous owner shortened mine and left the end a cut off pipe. i could (and probably will) weld a pad to the end, but i'd like to get my hands on a good stock one.
I have two of them. PM sent.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #11711
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does anyone have a kickstand in good shape laying around? preferably blue. some previous owner shortened mine and left the end a cut off pipe. i could (and probably will) weld a pad to the end, but i'd like to get my hands on a good stock one.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #11712
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Hi just got dr 350 and head gasket leaked after week have stripped down and found it is 385cc big bore i have a k+n air filter for it and dep silencer anyone had this set up before ???? what jetting works best , standard at moment 127.5 main 37.5 pilot , also where can i get head gasket in 82/83mm for big bore thanks
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #11713
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Hi just got dr 350 and head gasket leaked after week have stripped down and found it is 385cc big bore i have a k+n air filter for it and dep silencer anyone had this set up before ???? what jetting works best , standard at moment 127.5 main 37.5 pilot , also where can i get head gasket in 82/83mm for big bore thanks
Cometic sells an 82mm

http://www.cometic.com/powersports.aspx

If the K&N is the paper type and if you're ever going to ride where it's dusty, I'd swap it out for a foam type. K&N paper filters clog up quickly.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #11714
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Hi just got dr 350 and head gasket leaked after week have stripped down and found it is 385cc big bore i have a k+n air filter for it and dep silencer anyone had this set up before ???? what jetting works best , standard at moment 127.5 main 37.5 pilot , also where can i get head gasket in 82/83mm for big bore thanks
You'll want at least a 140 main jet on that baby. 127.5 is stock, and it was lean to begin with. I run a 137.5 on my stock 350. The big bore is going to want more juice than that. Pilot is probably fine.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #11715
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DRZ250 swingarm for DR350?

Anyone try to shoehorn the DRZ250 swingarm into the DR350?

Apparently swingarm pivot bearing 22x29x30 and rear axle bearings 20x47x14 are identical. Shock eye to eye length are identical. Swingarm pivot bolt part #s are slightly different: 1105281 vs 1105287. I'm unable to verify rear hub width as the part #s are also different: 11110789 vs. 11110787.

I've asked tdrrally if he would take some measurementsto compare his DR350 and DRZ250.
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