DR350 Thread

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

  1. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    My bike ran better at elevation ....actually the best gas millage I've ever had was Durango to Salida over Wolf Creek Pass last spring.

    My bike has the CV with the Jesse's airbox mod done. 142 jet I think.

    If I were you I would ride it some before dicking with the jets.

    Edit~ I just read your year model. You have a pumper. I have no clue about setting that up....sorry...
  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I have to agree. On my DR350 kicker, I feel like I spend more time shifting than accelerating. The 1990-92 DR250S has a wider ratio gear box. I'm putting one in my 350 (click my sig line). The 250S's tranny has the same first and second gear, but 3rd and 4th are more spaced out. 5th is the same as the 350's 4th gear and 6th is higher. So with the 250's ratios, you essentially get one more gear above the 350's top gear.
  3. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I book-marked Montesa VR's awesome thread long ago, and always refer to it when thinking about dual-sports.

    Page 1 Link: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281742

    Table from later in thread once the list grew: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13721738&postcount=171

    5.00 Montesa Cota 349 (6 speed) 25.25
    4.97 Fantic 300 25.12
    4.41 Yamaha TY250L 22.26
    4.38 Yamaha DT175E (6 speed) 22.08
    4.00 Honda TL250 (5 speed) 20.20
    3.90 Yamaha XT225 (6 speed) 19.69
    3.82 Montesa V75 Enduro (5 speed) 19.29
    3.80 Hercules 250 (7 speed) 19.19
    3.78 Honda CRF230L (6 speed) 19.12 (current widest ratio dual sport)
    3.75 Suzuki DR125 (6 speed) 18.95
    3.74 Can-Am 175 ASE 18.85
    3.69 Montesa Enduro 360H (6 speed) 18.63
    3.63 Kawasaki Sherpa 250 (6 speed) 18.30
    3.54 Husqvarna 500XC 17.89
    3.53 Suzuki RS175Z 17.85
    3.53 Husqvarna 400WR 1984 17.82
    3.53 Honda XR200R (6 speed) 17.81
    3.51 Honda XR250R (6 speed) 17.69
    3.47 Kawasaki KE125A5 (6 speed) 17.49
    3.46 Yamaha XT250 2008 (5 speed) 17.50
    3.45 Yamaha TW200 (5 speed) 17.43
    3.45 Suzuki PE175D (6 speed) 17.42
    3.40 Husqvarna TE610 (6 speed) 17.16
    3.40 Honda XR200R 1984 17.16
    3.36 Yamaha WR250R/WR250X (6-speed) 16.99
    3.32 Kawasaki KLR250 (6 speed) 16.76
    3.29 Yamaha Tenere (5 speed) 16.61
    3.27 BMW G650X (5 speed) 16.54
    3.25 Pegaso 650 (5 speed) 16.41
    3.19 Husqvarna 175XC 16.10
    3.18 Kawasaki KDX200 (6 speed) 16.08
    3.18 KTM 530 E/XC-R (6 speed) 16.07
    3.18 Husaberg FE650E (6 speed) 16.07
    3.18 Honda XR650L (5 speed) 16.07
    3.15 Kawasaki KLX250 (6 speed) 15.91
    3.14 Yamaha IT200 (6 speed) 15.88
    3.14 Honda XR350R (6 speed) 15.86
    3.13 BMW F650GS (5 speed) 15.79
    3.06 KTM 640 Adventure (5 speed) 15.44
    3.04 KTM 950 (6 speed) 15.37
    3.03 Yamaha XT500G (5 speed) 15.29
    3.03 Suzuki DR350 (6 speed) 15.28
    3.01 KTM 520 E/XC (6 speed) 15.16
    2.93 Suzuki DR650 (5 speed) 14.77
    2.88 Yamaha WR450 (5 speed) 14.52
    2.88 KTM 690 (6 speed) 14.51
    2.86 Kawasaki KLR650, KLX650 (5 speed) 14.42
    2.82 Honda XR400 (5 speed) 14.27
    2.80 BMW G450X (5 speed) 14.10
    2.68 Kawasaki KLX450R (5 speed) 13.51
    2.66 Honda XR650R (5 speed) 13.43
    2.65 Suzuki DRZ400 (5 speed) 13.36
    2.47 Aprilia RXV 550 (5 speed) 12.46
    2.45 Husqvarna TE250 (6 speed) 12.40
    2.21 Honda CR500R (5 speed) 11.17
  4. RiverRatRider13

    RiverRatRider13 Motorcycle Chum

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    Hey guys! just wanted to introduce myself, I am a proud new owner of a 99 dr350! its a street legal one with a supertrap exhaust, jetted, airbox mod, kn, metal hand guards, new rear fender and front, 15k on it. I talked the kid down to $1200! from what i have researched thats a pretty good price. I havent had a dualsport in a while but i had a drz400sm a while ago. I really miss riding in dirt! I am going to start at page one of this thread and hopefully eventually make my way back to here!
  5. hajime

    hajime Been here awhile

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    Nice to meet you RiverRatRider. You are going to like this thread. I have learned a lot from it. Good job on getting a great deal!
  6. RiverRatRider13

    RiverRatRider13 Motorcycle Chum

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    Thanks man. I got to about page 40 ans stopped, alot of repeat questions def cant do all 463 hahahah. I will post up some pics soon. Hoping to add some heated grips so I can do some longer rides!
  7. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    Best $25 you'll ever spend on gear....:deal
  8. RiverRatRider13

    RiverRatRider13 Motorcycle Chum

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    Wiring pretty strait forward for them?
  9. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    Oh yeah...I have mine wired to a key hot. Eliminates me forgetting to switch them off. I also didn't bother with a resistor either. I wrapped the bar on the clutch side with electrical tape to insulate it. I don't notice any temperature difference between the two sides. Makes the wiring that much more simple with less chance of a bad connection. When you get to doing it and you need pointers just post here. One of us can walk you through it.
  10. Noah M

    Noah M www.nouturns.tv

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    Ive got a 93 DR350 with Cobra Exhaust.

    The neighbors are beginning to complain.
    Anyone want to trade for stock exhaust?
    I hate to do it, but I have to keep the neighbors happy...im in an association :cry
  11. LawrenceTheCat

    LawrenceTheCat 3rd,Pinit,DumpdaClutch

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    RiverRat; Yes, you have to wire them to a switched power source, probably orange on your bike. While I was in there (under the inst cluster), I added a head/tail cut off switch, so I'm not as obvious in getting back to the asphalt if needed:) My bike is kick, but you probably have a similar op, if you wish. Just study the wiring diagram. Good time to make power more accessable too, should you want to run a heated vest, or a gps.
  12. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    and I will add that adding an accessory plug is super easy. There is an extra wire they used in the Aussie market for a running light that isn't on the US bikes. It's brown I think if memory serves me..I can look.. and is located on the right side of the cluster..kinda near the blinker.You'll see it. I just used it as my hot and used the fork bolt that the reflector attaches to for a ground.

    Thanks Lawerance..Now you have me wanting to put a cut off switch for my lights....:lol3
  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    It appears both my proposed purchases have crapped out. :cry

    No new prospects at this time.

    Looking for a '98 or '99, anybody have one they're looking to sell?
  14. lstuckey1

    lstuckey1 Pro Bench Racer (Retired)

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    That wire is a brown and black pair terminating in a plastic connector. The brown is ignition controlled and the black wire is a ground. I cut off the plastic connector and crimped on bullet connectors to plug in my GPS. There is tons of room behind the headlight shroud to conceal a cigarette lighter style outlet
  15. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Ron - 300XC-W DR650 FZ1

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    That stinks. You've still got a couple months until the nice weather hits, so wait it out. I just did a quick search of all my resources and only found the one on NEDB still. Not sure if you checked the classifieds on this site though. In august when I was looking I actually had 6-8 of these puppies within a 2.5hr radius.
  16. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Thanks, good advice. Waiting's hard since there's not much to do, bike wise, with so much freaking snow on the ground around here.
  17. Bob Onit

    Bob Onit Rocket Surgeon

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    In case you haven't tried it yet.
    http://www.searchtempest.com/
    Good luck!
  18. LawrenceTheCat

    LawrenceTheCat 3rd,Pinit,DumpdaClutch

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    No prob, Mulekick. I found the right branch (headlight, tail, and front brake- how convienient and sneaky) of switched hot wire by accident, in my search for the lead powering lightly used illumination. My heaters lacked any specs as to wattage, so I didn't want to take chances and overload any 16 guage wires. My bike had a 14g coming from the switch, but after the plug connector, it dropped to 16g before a factory metal crimp that divides it into two or three 16s. I traced each, and found one that went into the right handlebar harness, it must have a crimped y inside, because it comes back out to power the afore-mentioned lighting. I avoided that one for my power tap, but it revealed a great place to connect a switch. Might be nice for you guys (and girls) with the magic button, no need for the headlight when firing up or working on wiring. Yes, that's it officer, I wasn't trying to elude you, I just forgot to turn it back on! BTW, the rear brake light still works with the toggle switch off, it's on a different branch of the key switched hot.
    Doing all this gave me a much clearer picture of my bike's wiring, now to tackle my new project. I picked up a 90 DR650, one of the Dakar-looking units. I should be able to breeze through it this time. I'll never have another DS without warmers! Mulekick, you are from a land down under? I must have missed that. G'day, man. And I envy you.
  19. Noah M

    Noah M www.nouturns.tv

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    I have a '96 se I could let go for cheap..but im on the other side of the country.
    I'm sure will pop up by this riding season mate, just be patient and a good one will pop up for sure:D
  20. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    :doh

    You are right. I did the grip heaters and the accessory plug at the same time. I mixed it up in my head. I used the fork bolt with a ring connector for the grip heaters and T-Spliced into one of the heavier gauge wires in the cluster that was also key hot for it and the brown/black combo for my accessory plug.

    ps~ No Lawrence I'm in Okla. I was just stating the difference in the wiring for the 2 markets....:lol3

    I would love to spend some time down under though!...:D

    I agree that being able to turn off the lights while having the power on would be super handy at times. I've run my battery down more than once dinking around with something.