DR350 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.

  1. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,048
    Location:
    Waterford CT
    I did a search but did not locate one so I started it, A DR350 Thread. So lets talk it up...
    #1
  2. kardinal76

    kardinal76 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    10
    I'm new to the Dualsport thang, and just brought a 97 back to life so any tips on the "s" model would be welcomed! Oh yeah, my first post too. Are there any owners in the Inland Empire?

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    #2
  3. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,048
    Location:
    Waterford CT
    Where's the Inland empire?
    #3
  4. Valhalla

    Valhalla Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    34
    Location:
    LBC
    So Cal.
    #4
  5. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,502
    Location:
    Calgary
    check out these Mundo Enduro and Terra Circa DVD's. These guys travelled around the world including Zilov gap on them. It's like DR350 porn.
    #5
  6. GOT DIRT?

    GOT DIRT? Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    888
    Location:
    nw conn.
    Kardinal 76, noticed you have a white bros. pipe on your bike to really wake it up put in a dynojet jet kit , cut a 3"x3" hole in the top of the air box and a k&n air filter. Also i went with 14/43 gearing its good for woods and the street.
    #6
  7. SaturnSB

    SaturnSB Hottern' H Houston!

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    19
    Hey guy's I have a 97 model with a little over 5000 miles.
    It has had the airbox mod and jetting setup a few other odds and ends but otherwise pretty stock.
    I really like the Lil' DR it does almost anything I ask pretty well.

    Glad to see a new 350 rider, we are in the minority in this world of 650s.
    #7
  8. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    Thumpin' in North GA - headin' for the Smokys
    Two of us here in GA... Pic is from the Highlanders Spring Fling last weekend in NC.

    [​IMG]
    #8
  9. tpunzy

    tpunzy liquid cooled

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,328
    Location:
    Edgerton Wi
    Mine and my brothers machines.

    [​IMG]
    #9
  10. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,048
    Location:
    Waterford CT
    Mine is a 91, DR350E, dirt only, kickstart. It was kind of a basket case when I got it. The engine was rebuilt, the crank had the oil starvation problem, it blew up!! New Wesico piston too. New Clutch plates, The carb was shot, I tried a rebuild but it was just too tired to save. SO i got a new one from bikebandit.com, $300 plus. I rejetted it and it runs good once its started. Its just a PAIN IN THE ASS to start sometimes, kick and kick and kick. And the clutch

    I need electric start. All in all though a good bike, I just hate when it stalls in the woods, hard to start when its hot. The clutch basket is soft aluminum so its tough to find neutral when its super hot. I could replace the basket with a new one from Jesse K but I don't know how much $$ I want to keep dumping in the bike.

    I did an enduro school in Meriden CT a few weekends ago. It was from a dead start, which was a pain in the ass. I droped the bike a few times and stalled it out. I kicked it over soo trying to start it I wore myself out.

    I like to say the bike has "character" :)

    It was my first dirt bike in about 19 years, my old one was a KDX200 2 stroke.

    [​IMG]
    #10
  11. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    25,739
    Location:
    Tradin' Nachtflug Rookie Cards
    Bone stock 96 SE here...:wave

    Had it a few months and it's quickly becoming my all time favorite bike...

    Mods to come...:deal

    [​IMG]
    #11
  12. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    25,739
    Location:
    Tradin' Nachtflug Rookie Cards
    [​IMG]
    #12
  13. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    25,739
    Location:
    Tradin' Nachtflug Rookie Cards
    :D

    [​IMG]
    #13
  14. tpunzy

    tpunzy liquid cooled

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,328
    Location:
    Edgerton Wi
    I got tired of setting 12 packs between me and the tank on the way home from work...................so I made a a rack to strap beer and possibly other stuff to. (no drinking on the bike the beer is for at home). I really am too cheap to buy the one from ebay for $100, my brother has one and it is a nice rack.


    [​IMG]

    and the gauges I installed a few weeks back. It works but the wiring diagram sucked, and the mechanical speedo drive doesn't work (still trying to get in touch with electro sport for a replacement). I was able to get the magnetic pick up to work by glueing a magnet to the brake disk.

    [​IMG]
    #14
  15. kardinal76

    kardinal76 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    10
    Thank's for the advice. I'm pretty sure the previous owner did all the right mods except for cutting the air box. I have to take it to CHP soon to get my tags (bikes been out of the system a while) so I'll cut it open after that.

    Oh yeah, I swapped in a 14t sprocket too.

    By the way, how would I confirm the jet size?
    #15
  16. Ferdinand

    Ferdinand Ride The Wind ForeverFree

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    290
    I agree!:clap
    #16
  17. creswellelkhunter

    creswellelkhunter Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17
    Heres my 98 Dirt Model
    [​IMG]
    Here I am at the China Hat ISDE in Eastern Oregon. I got a Silver Medal
    [​IMG]
    #17
  18. GOT DIRT?

    GOT DIRT? Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    888
    Location:
    nw conn.
    Hey Kardinal, If you have the dynojet kit. The main jet should be a DJ128 running an aftermarket exhaust. Also if you look at the bottom of the carb. and there is a brass plug in it, no one has ever touch the air mixture screw. If you see a small flat head screw towards the intake side in the center on the carb, that is the air screw. If you cut the 3x3 hole go up at least to a DJ140 and move the clip down on the needle one position. And turn the air screw out 2 and a half turns.
    #18
  19. kardinal76

    kardinal76 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    10
    Thanks guys! Sounds like a good afternoon project.
    #19
  20. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    11,251
    Location:
    Tampa