DR350 Thread

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

  1. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    I'm in the low 50's with my jesse BBK. All two lane though, not in the woods...woods would probably be 40 like you're sayin'.
  2. LethalDose

    LethalDose Been here awhile

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    Anyone?
  3. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    Burnouts, wheelies, getting stuck, taking upside down dirt naps with gas pouring out of the cap vent, etc, etc are also bad for MPG, you know :rofl
  4. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    Yea, I forgot to mention I rode that thing like a hooligan to and from the ORV area I used to ride at. That also destroys it.
  5. dryvr12

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    Hey guys. I recently purchased a peach of a dr250. Shes a 92 dr250 with 3950 miles on her! I thought I paid a fair price at $950, but upon reading some of the posts on here, I got one hell of a deal! This is my first bike and will hopefully serve as more economical transportation to and from school.

    I do not have many big plans for the bike, however I still would like to change a few things to better suite my needs. I would like to lower the bike a bit with the Kouba #3 link, since the bike will be used almost exclusively on pavement.

    I also want to replace the turn signals, indicator lights, and possible the brake light with led's. The headlight will get upgraded to a Slyvania silverstar 9003 as well.

    I will also be in the market for some street oriented tires, as the brand new Kenda's won't hold up long.

    I may also add a rear rack depending on when I get tired of carrying things in my backpack :rofl

    Here are a few pictures that I grabbed of her the other day:

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  6. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    Yes, DR250 wheel will fit the DR350.
  7. LethalDose

    LethalDose Been here awhile

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    Will a '93 wheel fit a '92?
  8. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    :clap

    I think all DR250/350/650 can swap wheels. Some are a bit different (cush drive VS solid... discussed a few pages back, and DR650 has 17" while the 250/350 are 18"), but can be swapped back and forth anyway.

    To match most closely with your bike, any rear wheel from street model DR250 90-95 or DR350 90-96 should be 18" with cush drive.
  9. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    Exact same wheel.
  10. toates89

    toates89 Been here awhile

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    I am making a list of things i need for the Roaming Rally in canada. I have a spare clutch cable, I plane on having a spare throttle cable as well. And spare wheel bearings(front and back), also spare pads.

    Anything else come to mind?
  11. mellephants

    mellephants loves dirtbikes

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    Never done anything like that, but I would think, clutch lever, shift lever, fuses, headlight bulb ?, tube...
  12. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I don't know as if wheel bearings or brake pads would be on a list of spares I would carry. If they are suspect, change them prior to the event.

    As for the throttle and clutch cable, route them alongside the existing cables so if you need to use them it's easy to get them changed out.

  13. thump!

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    The 650 has a different brake rotor on both ends.
  14. mellephants

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    Makes sense. Thanks for correcting!
  15. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    My neighbor's DR350 had some cracked links on the chain two weeks ago after some desert riding. We figured it was just due to age or perhaps a faulty chain. He picked up a new chain, RK non O-ring and installed it and we figured all was well. Less than 200 miles, it's cracking again.

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    All cracks are on the inside of the link, same as the last chain. He recently had the rear swingarm off to clean and lube it all up, and he had the sprocket off also. Is the front sprocket installed correctly?

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    I think the collar on the sprocket should be facing outward instead of inward like he has it. Perhaps this is causing the chain to hit the case saver and cracking the links?
  16. 2old2Bbold

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    Does it have 520 sprockets on both ends or badly worn ? Looks like something is trying to pull the chain apart. :scratch
  17. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    The sprockets and first chain were not that old. Maybe 1500 miles at the most on them. I've never seen a chain do this before.
  18. 2old2Bbold

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    If the chain line is right, and nothing is hitting the chain, it's got to have something wrong with the sprockets or chain. Not likely to get 2 chains crack the same way. You might switch out chains and sprockets with your bike, or pull them off and compare, just as a test.
  19. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I guess I should double check the swingarm install, too.

    Front sprocket mounted correctly in your opinion? The shoulder on the sprocket is on the inside. Seems to me it should be on the outside, next to the clip?
  20. vonreckless

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    Congrats and good luck with your mods.