DR350 supermoto project on a KLR budget

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by dbarale, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. pookiebear

    pookiebear Long timer

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    for those of you that don't mind dropping the coin on these little dr350's you can get supermoto wheelsets for them from here
    http://procycle.us/bikepages/dr350.html

    I got my wheels for my dr650 supermoto from here. Jeff is top notch.
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  2. copper.mason

    copper.mason Adventurer

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    Beautiful job!! March 17th. Done yet?
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  3. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Now April 8, still not done. But...

    The front brake setup is finalized, the rear wheel setup is finalized and painted. I just need to turn a couple spacers (on Wednesday) and the tires should be here sometime next week. I ordered BT003's in 110 front and 140 rear....

    Pic of my fancy new rear brake, thined and re-cut to original DR size. After that pic was taken I replaced the screws for lower profile ones that do not hit the caliper mount. The wheel has also been cut to move the rotor inboard by 5mm:

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    Sprocket side. New hardware, new sealed bearing, machined lip for clearance:

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    I'm ordering BT003's in 110 front and 140 rear....


    I rode the bike about 30 miles so far, power is good but jetting is a bit rich and gearing is too low with the dirt wheel. The motard wheel should turn about the same revs so I may go with a bigger front sprocket. I also need to do an oil change and adjust the valves again. The bike WILL be on the road by the end of the month.
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  4. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I always wanted to do a DR350 SM with the 440 kit from procycle. I even thought about selling my SMC to finance it. Some RM forks, try to find one of the old ohlins shocks for it, and the big bore, I figured I could build the SM no manufacturer seems willing to. It's cool to see your progress, keep it up!
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  5. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Ta-daaa!


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    Still needs a little carburation tuning but it is FUN!
    I am ordering a 15T front sprocket to try slightly higher gearing. Feels a little low right now. I'll put about 200 miles on it and re-check the valves.

    Now if I could just get the title for it...
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  6. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Quick before and after:

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  7. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    That is fantastic! Excellent work. :clap
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  8. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    What tires are those? What size is the rear? My g/f has a GS500 and I'm always looking for decent rubber for it for trackdays.
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  9. jplum1556

    jplum1556 Been here awhile

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    Nice job! I really like how the front fender looks though I'm not a fan of the color scheme.
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  10. ADK

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    Great job. :thumb die the seat black and it will be perfect. :deal
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  11. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Lil' RC!

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    been silently following along. thing looks great!
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  12. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Bridgestone BT003, track day tires actually, 110/70/17 front and 140/70/17 rear. A 150 rear would fit but might be too much tire for the 350... Cannot give you a report on the tires yet though. Not enough miles on them. They have a really round profile, quick turn-in for sure... I do not expect more than 2500 miles out of them on the street.

    Edit: Also comes in 120 frt and 150 rear...
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  13. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Still wondering about the seat. I kinda like the color on it. I don't know. Black would look tougher. Maybe I should start a poll?
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  14. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff Man of Mystery

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    Screw the poll, dude --do what you want. (I think you should keep the seat color --looks badass enough as it is without going all survivalist....

    that thing should handle sweet! My DR350 was an amazingly competent supermoto (even with Dunlop 606 on it) --your should rip!
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  15. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Now get out there and start disturbing the peace..... if you need to get crazy with gearing due to the 17's a 16T front will fit, but you'll need to loose the case saver.
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  16. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Did just that today, that exhaust is just too loud for me. Though I bet it could save a lot of lives...


    I did about 25 miles of really tight stuff.

    Tires and suspension are awesome. Brakes are pretty good. I was thinking about swapping out the front caliper but I may stick with that one and just change the brake line for a stainless one.

    Gearing is just a bit low, hopefuly the new 15T (14 now) will do.

    Carburetion is a bit off. Starts with no choke from dead cold. Cuts off at WOT and backfires on deceleration. I think I am too rich. I am going to wait until I check the valves and make an insert for the muffler before I make any changes though. It seems to have good power.

    Overall, I'm happy. :freaky And I also got the title. Tag and registration next week...
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  17. rangtangtang

    rangtangtang Been here awhile

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    Those wheels very similar to the ones I fitted one my 89 CRM250. I found a rear disc with the same mounting points as on the alloy.
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    After (just a quick mock up, still far from done)

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  18. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    This has potential. Where is the build thread? :clap
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  19. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Tarded...
    Nice job though.

    You missed the balance point when mounting the tires though.
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  20. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    I got the rear dead on but two beers happened before I mounted the front... Still only took very little weight.