DR350 Thread

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

  1. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,806
    Location:
    The 719, Yo.
  2. cman

    cman cman

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    288
    Location:
    California, Missouri
    You might look at seatconcepts.com . I think they might be more of a complete seat cover / foam set up, but hthey have been getting great reveiws from both Thumper Talk and ADVENTURE RIDER.
  3. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,063
    Location:
    Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
    Sweet! What's the tank?
  4. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,476
    Location:
    Hoosier (IN) USA
    I was just going to suggest the same thing ....

    I have their Replacement Foam and Cover on my WR250R,
    [​IMG]
    the comfort is amazing --- the quality of workmanship is Top Notch :clap
    = = = = =
    One for the DR350 is in the works ...

    They have a bunch of Dual Sport seats already available and can be seen at the link below .

    http://www.seatconcepts.com/index.php?p=1_21_Dual-Sport-Comfort-Seat

  5. cman

    cman cman

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    288
    Location:
    California, Missouri
    I just started re-doing my 1998. Right now I have the bike stripped down to the frame. I have a Race Tech Suspension to put in next, then re-paint the frame. Hope to do a few more mods before this spring.:clap
  6. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,806
    Location:
    The 719, Yo.
    Just bought a new (to me) 1990 DR350 and have decided that I'd like to go through the bike while it's cold outside. The bike does run and everything works, but I don't know it's history and the carb at least seems like it could use a cleaning. If nothing else, I just to learn how it all works.

    Plans include:
    -drain the old gas
    -change the oil
    -install a new spark plug
    -rebuild the carb
    -adjust the valves
    -maybe a new K&N air cleaner

    Can anyone suggest a service manual that will detail some of these procedures?
  7. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Oddometer:
    442
    Location:
    Michigan
    Easy there tiger...... take the time to read through this thread, there is a great knowledge base within. Maybe not the "how to wheelie" advice you are looking for.....Opinons will vary, but trust me some of these "dirty pieces of crap" are quite sound machines modified by their owners in a way to suit their needs. A clean bike doesn't mean much to me. I like to see the dirty ones and where they've been.

    I recommend less bashing and more reading on your part. This will not only will educate you, but may also realize a few folks around here know what they are talking about.
  8. cman

    cman cman

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    288
    Location:
    California, Missouri
  9. yondering

    yondering Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,100
    Location:
    NW Wa. state
    OK, I guess everybody else already pointed out how clueless that statement was, but I didn't see this commented on:

    Don't use a K&N filter; they are just about the worst type of filter for off-road, because they don't filter out enough dirt. Maybe OK with a prefilter also, but still not as good as a foam/oil filter.

    It's pretty funny that you're telling us all we're going to blow up our bikes, then suggest a K&N filter.

    You probably shouldn't take your uncle's advice about bikes anymore. :lol3
  10. cjsporl

    cjsporl Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Cape May New Jersey
    I need a fuel tank gauge system for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350SE anyone know here I can get one so I can tell how much fuel is left in my tank
  11. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,909
    Location:
    Fugawee Land.
    On the seat upgrade issue, I highly recomend Cycle Solutions ( http://cyclesolutionsllc.com/ ). I had them do my X-Country and Lil BPO got her DR350 seat done. Outstanding product, comes back looking stock or near stock. They are the only guys doing seat upgrades that re-do every other aftermarket seat on a regular basis, Mayer, Renazco, Corbin, Sargent, all of them. When they did ours I asked if I could do a write up on them for the vendors forum:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454774&highlight=cycle+solutions

    We are replacing her DR350 with a WR250R and she can't wait to have the seat done.
  12. cman

    cman cman

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    288
    Location:
    California, Missouri
    I installed a semi clear 4 gallon Clarke tank on mine. Gave me the added miles I needed over the stock tank, and I can look down at the tank and see whats left.
  13. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,712
    Location:
    Saco ME
    Odometer
  14. cjsporl

    cjsporl Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Cape May New Jersey
    Where can I get an oil thermometer for my 1998 Suzuki DR 350 SE? Some thing like what Ludwig has on his page.

    Here are the specs

    The DR350 thermometer has specs of 20 x 1,5 x 160. Looks like a 20mm thread with a 1.5 mm thread spacing or pitch, and 160 mm long?
  15. yondering

    yondering Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,100
    Location:
    NW Wa. state
    Somebody (xrsonly?) makes an oil temp gage for XR600's that replaces the stock dipstick, this might work for the DR350 too, since they are similar oil systems. Not sure if the threads are the same though.

    For a fuel gauge, you could put a T fitting in your fuel line, and run an extra piece of clear line from that upwards along the front of the tank, up higher than the filler cap. You'd need a check valve and filter to keep dirt out and keep it from draining gas when you crash. This would let you see the fuel level in the clear hose, using it as a sight tube.

    Looking at the odometer is much easier.
  16. Wylie

    Wylie Back in the saddle again

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,234
    Location:
    Shoshone, Idaho
    Might be more then you are looking for but I like the Vapors, I'm not sure if this is the best price out there but you're likely to get the right unit for your bike with some correspondence.

    http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr350.html
    [​IMG]
  17. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    770
    Location:
    NE Atlanta
    If you cut the top of your airbox, then a gas gauge magically appears on your bike. Give it a go.
  18. BugsInMyTeeth

    BugsInMyTeeth zOOk farmer

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    25
    Location:
    AJ,AZ - on the shores of dirtbike heaven
    I just hold a match over the hole so I can see down in the tank

    :kboom
  19. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,063
    Location:
    Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
    Fuel gauges designed and installed on specific bike models by the manufacturer are notoriously inaccurate - Any aftermarket solution is likely to be worse, not to mention adding complexity and potential failure points.

    As suggested last time you asked, your best bet is to become accustomed to resetting the trip meter whenever you fill up. You could also lengthen the fuel tube on the petcock, inside the tank, to give you a larger reserve. I like the transparent tank idea but that's a lot of $$$ if you only want it as a fuel gauge.

    The Veypor device will give you a sort of fuel gauge by calculating an estimated fuel usage based upon speed and rpm measurements I believe. Even more expensive than a plastic tank and less accurate. Cool device though.
  20. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,708
    Location:
    martinsville... ish, in.
    i like the transparent tanks, no need for a fuel gauge. i got em on all my bikes. and i still run outta gas. :huh:lol3