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Old 10-18-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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DR350/250 Picture/Mod Thread!

If you've got a DR250 or 350 post up your pics and mods!

Here's my recent acquisition, a 1994 DR250SE, all stock save bars, handguards and gearing.







I just got it Saturday. Really like the little bike and don't intend to go crazy with mods but....a bigger, plastic tank would be nice, taller/firmer seat and perhaps stiffer suspension. I see Acerbis and Clarke make 4.2 gal tanks for the bike, any opinions on them? Is either noticeably slimmer than the other?
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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I had a 1991 DR350S that I loved. I went crazy with mods though, trying to make it as good as my freinds street plated XR600R at the time and after about 3 grand in mods Ill list, It was about as good speed wise as a well prepped XR250R, but didn't handle as well off road....any where near as well. It was fast as youll see in the mods list it was very triicked out.

Acerbis 4.5 gal plastic tank rating 10
Acerbis desert plastic fenders 10
Neet seat cover 10
Cycle gear magic airbox 10
Poweroll 420cc kit, 11.5:1 compression 10+
Mikuni flatslide carb, 38mm 10
porting 10
Cobra exhaust 10
front and rear suspension revalved and springed for my weight and riding style by Racetech, great improvement, but not as good as I expected rating, 8
Perelli MT21 tyres 12+ GREAT FOR THIS BIKE.
Baja dual headlights and re-wound stator to 210 watts, 20+ awesome to have 150 watts of light off road
Excell blue anodized rims, stainless spokes, anodized the stock hubs black, again awesome, but bling and streinght only...still worht every penny.

I must say where Im going with this, Still after doing all this to my DR when Id trade bikes with my freind who had the XR600R with only a pipe and jetting I could run away form him when he was riding my DR n the dirt, and he would run away from me when I was on my own bike.

As a pure dual sport though it was great and I truely wish I still had it. It was a bitch to start though, more so even than an XR600R!
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Wow, that is a majorly tricked out DR!
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Here's another good place to start: http://www.kientech.com/

And this place: http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/ibf/index.php?

I have two DR350SEs (1997 & 99) and I bought a '93 DR250SE for my wife. Lots of fun, easy to mod and they seem to run forever. I read your ride report. You're a brave man to ride from Newburgh, NY to Virginia on that bike. Glad you made it home safely.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'm a member at max-zuke and have drooled all over the kientech site

One thing I've been curious about, with the big bore kits are the larger pistons somehow the same weight as the stocker? The thing I probably like most about the little DR is its super low vibration levels. Anyway, its just a curiosity, I don't plan to go as far as a big bore any time soon.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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I've been through a couple of dr350s and have done some epic rides on them. Here is one from summer '05:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...g+mexico+dr350

I had a '97 "se" and sold it for a '98 dirt model which I made street legal. The dirt model is a lot more bike for the money.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'm a member at max-zuke and have drooled all over the kientech site

One thing I've been curious about, with the big bore kits are the larger pistons somehow the same weight as the stocker? The thing I probably like most about the little DR is its super low vibration levels. Anyway, its just a curiosity, I don't plan to go as far as a big bore any time soon.
The piston I got with the big bore kit was probably within a few grams of the stocker. I remember asking about ballance, vibration and what not before buying the piston kit. They told me it didn't matter anyway as the DRs have crancshaft counterbalancers that would take care of the difference in a few ounces not just mere grams. Oh and on my list of trick parts I did cams too. That thing was fast. OH, and mine seemed smoother with the big bore kit in it. I guess because it had so much more power.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:51 PM   #8
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Good to know - thanks
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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My 1998 DR350 Off-road model


Mine with the dualsport quick change fender removed,ready for serious off-road. This is a off-road version DR.

Dual-sported
Ims Tank, Big Gun exhaust, RMX 250 swingarm(easy conversion), bored to 35mm Pumper carb, Wiesco piston and standard air box mods.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:10 PM   #10
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Here are a couple pics of DRxDR's bike: 435cc kit, oil cooler, heavy springs, IMS tank for range.
DRxDR is full size (6'4", 200 lb) so he makes the bike look smallish, but it hauls his heavy a$$ around pretty well.
(Death Valley ride report is here.)



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Old 10-19-2006, 02:23 AM   #11
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Loved mine almost a motocross bike!

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Old 10-19-2006, 02:38 AM   #12
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Here are a couple pics of DRxDR's bike: 435cc kit, oil cooler, heavy springs, IMS tank for range.
DRxDR is full size (6'4", 200 lb) so he makes the bike look smallish, but it hauls his heavy a$$ around pretty well.
(Death Valley ride report is here.)



Cool pictures, almost looks like another world.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:17 AM   #13
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I must say I am happy to see other DR350 lovers out there! I thought for years I was nuts to put so much inot mine and I was alone as the only DR350 lover on the planet!! Heres to ya guys!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:39 AM   #14
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As of tomorrow I will have owned the DR for a whole week. I intend to change the oil and give it a good once-over, but also have to do a water pump seal on the sport bike and fix the wipers on my wife's cage so probably not a lot else will get done on the DR...
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:03 PM   #15
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Okay, here's my new dr350s I bought less than a month ago..

Day 1:
rolsen > 1990 DR350SL After Pickup on Sept 30th

Extra lighting....

rolsen > Mods and Repairs photo

rolsen > Mods and Repairs photo

Aux. Power...and 1 inch bar risers installed....

rolsen > Mods and Repairs photo

New seat cover, 1 inch foam added....

rolsen > Ahhhh, thats better!

Next comes the rear rack from happy-trails and either a tailbag or case from JCWhitney.

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