DR350 Farkles!

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Ro0K, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Ro0K

    Ro0K Adventurer

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    Who the hell are these guys?
    We are two guys (2sos & Ro0K) who own and operate DR350's. We wanted to update our bikes with some modern equipment and add some versatility to the ~25 year old design. We figured that some of the other inmates riding DR350's might want to do the same.

    The Problem
    The aftermarket support for the DR350 is very limited. Yes the bike is going on 25 years old, but why not bring some of the life back into these bikes with some affordable and well thought out options?

    The Answer
    Pissed off that the aftermarket community had all but abandoned us we did what any inmate would do. We started designing, cutting, and breaking metal until we ended up with a design that would make us proud.

    Available Parts
    Update: Were working hard to bring more products to you guys. Stay tuned as more will be updated here.<strike>
    Currently we are only offering the Rear Rack and Airbox for purchase.
    We have other parts that are currently being tested (broken), and will be updated here when they are ready.</strike>

    The Catch
    Update: No catch. With community support of our initial products we have thus far reached enough funding to self sustain. This allows us to bring you the products with no minimum order numbers. :clap Thanks Inmates!
    <strike>Since we aren't a large company we have to do things in group orders with minimum quantities.
    When you say you want a specific part I will add your name to this post. When we hit the minimum quantity number we put in the order to the machine shop.</strike>

    Pricing
    Check out pricing on our webstore! --> Webstore
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    <tr><td>Description</td><td>Preview</td></tr>
    <tr><td>Rear Rack-$65
    • Construction: 11 ga (1/8") CRS
    • Size: 12-3/8" X 8-1/4
    • Weight: 3 lbs
    • CNC laser cut
    • Powder coated black
    • Holes for mounting turn signals. The slots allow you to install the turn signals without redoing the wiring.
    • Mounting holes for the Koplin fuel tank bracket.
    • Secures to the bike in 5 locations. Stainless steel hardware included.
    • 1-1/2" Slots at front and rear of rack designed for nylon straps.
    More Pictures: CLICK HERE

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
    </td><td><a href="http://s970.photobucket.com/user/brian2sos/media/DR350%20Racks/20130817_181701.jpg.html" width="300" height="100" target="_blank"><img src="http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae184/brian2sos/DR350%20Racks/20130817_181701.jpg" border="0" alt="" width = 550 height = 420/></a></td></tr>
    <tr><td>Airbox -$178
    Disclaimer: This design is based of the original Vortex Airbox.
    Since the vortex is no longer sold by the original designer Jesse at Kientech, we were left to craft our own. If the Vortex was still available we would not be making this.
    • Construction: 063 and .080 5052 Aluminum
    • CNC Laser Cut
    • 3 Solid Mounting Points
    • 75 Sq. Inches of Surface Area - Doubles Stock Filter
    • Improved Throttle Response
    • Unrestricted airflow path from airbox to carb
    • Easy Access Filter with Captive Screws
    • Designed for use with Uni Filter Model #UP-6245ST (Not Included)
    • Exhaust Tube ID = 2-1/2"
    • Original Kientech Test Data --> Not the same design but similar results expected

    More Pictures: CLICK HERE

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
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    DR350 Frame Guards-$65
    • CNC Laser Cut
    • 0.085" 6061 Aluminum
    • Zinc Coated Grade 10.9 fasteners included
    • Sandblasted Finish
    • Made in USA!

    More Pictures: CLICK HERE

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

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    DR350 12V Outlet and Battery Tender Plug-$35
    This is a wiring harness and all hardware necessary to install a 12v accessory outlet for the DR350. It also acts as a battery charging port for a battery tender. Everything is ready for installation.
    • Laser Cut bracket that mounts to handlebar clamp bolts
    • Marine grade sealed 12 volt outlet
    • Marine grade sealed blade fuse holder
    • 5 Amp fuse included
    • 14 Ga Copper Wire
    • All connections are soldered
    • Battery Tender to 12 volt fused outlet plug wire
    • Spiral wire loom protect exposed wire
    • Made in USA!

    More Pictures: CLICK HERE

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
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  2. Ro0K

    Ro0K Adventurer

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    Airbox
    2sos
    Ro0k
    psmcd
    jonnyb1993
    adventure95004
    tkent02
    jonnykilo
    veriest1
    pr8head
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  3. brownvv

    brownvv Been here awhile

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    I think its awesome what you guys are doing! also am I going to be the first to ask what else is being built? :evil
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  4. Ro0K

    Ro0K Adventurer

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    Thanks! We're pretty excited to finally release this stuff to the rest of the community. It's been almost a year in the making.

    We have quite a bit more to show but it really depends on how well these first items sell. All sales are going directly back into making more parts.

    I don't want to over promise so for now I'll just say we are trying to fill in the gaps the mainstream aftermarket left.
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  5. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    Am I getting a preproduction test model? :-)
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  6. 2sos

    2sos Been here awhile

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    Lol. The rack you are getting is the final design. It was the first one to be made of that design.
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  7. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    Thought it was something like that ... Sweet :-)
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  8. Dagwood_55

    Dagwood_55 Long timer

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    I like it. Now I only need a DR....
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  9. adventure95004

    adventure95004 Adventurer

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    How's about aluminum frame guards, Jesse used to have them listed on his website but I haven't seen them available for a while.

    N3 with MiniN3
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  10. LoopGaroo

    LoopGaroo Been here awhile

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    How much does the rack weigh?
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  11. 2sos

    2sos Been here awhile

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    The rack is right at 3 lbs.
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  12. Sanjuro82

    Sanjuro82 Adventurer

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    Got any pictures of the rack mounted on a DR you could post up? I might be interested in one. Thanks!

    *** never mind I just saw you links in the ad, looking at them now ***
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  13. Ro0K

    Ro0K Adventurer

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    Just to clarify would you like to be added to the soon to be owners list?
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  14. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Not sure I'm in the market for an airbox or rack, but have to say, your workmanship and designs are excellent!! Congrats on what you've accomplished.

    Since you're in the mood to make stuff for the DR's, how about some side racks like Wolfman used to make? It's my understanding they are no longer making them and never did offer anything for the 350. I've thought of buying some for the DR650 and seeing if I could make them work. I'd like something to mount soft bags to, like the Wolfman Expedition bags.

    Just a thought, but it might be one of those items others want as well.

    Ride safe....

    Frank
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  15. 2sos

    2sos Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the support and the ideas guys. We are getting some great feedback.
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  16. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I'd definitely be in the market for a rack with pannier supports, either for bolting Pelican cases to or strapping soft bags to (preferably Pelican cases, but either would be great). I am still mulling over whether to commit to your current offering, though. I want pannier capability, but what you guys have made looks so well-built that I might just try to get by with a top box only. I'll try to decide soon!
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  17. psmcd

    psmcd Long timer

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    Re: pannier supports
    I plan to set my bike up for soft panniers but as low and far forward as possible. Most seem to be positioned to allow space for a passenger but I'm interested in the best balanced for solo use.


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  18. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I'd prefer the same. My wife flat out refuses to ever ride on the back of the DR, and there's not that much extra room on the seat (or extra power from the engine) to allow it anyway.
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  19. 2sos

    2sos Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    We are really getting some great feedback and support from you all. That is why we love this community and this forum. Because we are getting such a strong interest, let me tell you a little more about myself, Brian(2sos), and Robert (Ro0k).

    Robert and I really started getting into the dual sport scene about 3 years ago, but we have both been riding motorcycle of some sort since we were kids. We both graduated from Georgia Tech as engineers about 7 years ago, and like all of you we share the passion for riding and motorcycles. We also really enjoy engineering and building things. That being said, we keep running into things that we need/want for our bikes that just aren't available or are outrageously expensive. So one thing led to another and we started designing and building parts. Also, I just happen to be the production manager of a mid level sheet metal fabrication shop so I have access to a lot of cool "toys" (CNC Laser, CNC Brake Press, CNC Waterjet etc). I also know how to make products that are low cost and easy to produce.


    We have been trying to decide if we should try selling these things for a while. So that is why we started this thread to try and get an idea for how many people may want some of our designs. We want to offer great product ad at a great price. We both still have full time jobs and we don&#8217;t expect to get rich doing this. It is just something we both really enjoy doing. All, the money we get from selling the racks and airboxes will be put into these other projects. So we thank everyone for their support.


    So here are the current DR350 projects that we are working on


    1: Rack: 100% Complete
    2: Airbox: 100% Complete
    3: Aluminum Frame Guards: 85% complete (will post pictures later today)
    4: Skid Plate with hard mounting points: 75% complete
    5: Rear Aluminum Caliper Guard: 95% complete (need to have them anodized)
    6: Pannier Frames System: 25% complete (for soft and hard panniers,low cost)
    7: Aluminum Panniers: 50% complete (Low cost, water tight, keylocked, quick disconnect)
    8: Tool tube brackets for rack: 60% (very low cost addition for rack)
    9: Koplin upright fuel tank bracket: 90% complete (Carry koplin fuel tank in the upright saves rack space)
    10: Swing arm Reinforcement Bracket 90% complete ( Cut and formed ready to be welded)
    11: Lowering links: 95% complete (almost half the cost of Kouba links)
    12: 12v Plug and Bracket kit: 80% complete (Mounts to handlebar mount, need to find a cheaper 12v plug)
    13: Front Fender Reinforcement Bracket: 15% complete (Carry the load of fender bag)


    That&#8217;s it for now but please keep your ideas and suggestions coming!

    The first pic is me (Brian), the second is Robert.

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  20. 2sos

    2sos Been here awhile

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    The frame system we are designing that is made to bolt to our rack will allow for our aluminum panniers as well as soft bags like the Wolfman. It will offer several mounting points for soft luggage.

    When I get a working model I will post pictures.

    I just wish there was more time in the day for us to work on all of these so we could offer them sooner.
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