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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.
Thats what I came up with as well, Thanks for checking into that for me.
Does it move at all? bounce around?
Is your battery fully charged?
Theres only one fuse, it's located just to the left of the battery.
Not critical, minor weepage.
Close enough for government work.
Here in canada we call them robertson screws, you might know them as deck screws, require a square screwdriver bit? One of those screws, with some tape wrapped around the twisty bit for better grip, will do the job. Any hardware store will have them. #2, or red handle, they're size coded that way. might be marked as such.
Either setting, just make sure they're equal to each other.
Carb side is intake, exhaust pipe side is... exhaust.
Don't ask how, but I stripped a zerk fitting in the swing arm......anyone know the thread size on the zerks? M6?
Thanks for the answers/confirmations Drif10!
Anyone have an idea how this would work on a DR350?
I want a bag to put stuff in for camping trips and long trips but can handle some off road stuff, but the Giant loop bags are so expensive. Do you think I could mount this with a tent bag and dry sack as well? Would a luggage rack (manrack one) possibly stick out far enough behind it to attach an additional drysack/tent?
Hey guys long time lucker first time poster!!. Loks liek you guys ave a great space here im looking forward to posting hard.
I have a 91 dr350 dirt edition which i got for a wedding present which a much love, It's one of the best bikes i have ever had .
Some of the photos are a little old now I have bike stripped down at the mo for a big bore kit .will put some up as i go
That looks like a good setup . would you strap it down onto the rear fender bar ?
I made this.
Hey guys, I'm going to look at a 1998 DR350 today. Its the offroad version (x?) but its been titled, plated and has a baja kit. Technically its supposed to be for my wife to commute on...but I have a sneaking suspicion its going to end up being the bike I hit the trails with. We recently got a lil' 110cc dirtbike for my son, so I need something to ride with him anyway.
Here's the only picture I have thus far....very excited to go see it tonight. I haven't been on the dirt in a few years now...
They are great bikes, but realize the dirt version is kick-start only. The newer ones start easier than the old ones, but can still be a little fussy. Not a major issue, but could be difficult for someone without the touch/technique. Its not really a strength thing - my 110lbs sister starts big thumpers no problem - more a mechanical feel/aptitude sort of thing. If she's never had a kick-start thumper it might put her off a bit.
I have a DR350 with a 441 big bore kit. I got it with about 1600 miles on it three years ago and it now has about 5K. I don't punish it (I'm 61) but it has a hard time getting into third gear, especially when cold. Is this a common problem or am I headed for shifter/tranny problems?
Probably a result of former drops/impacts to the shifter, or other abuse. You might want to check that the shift-drum bolt has not snapped or backed out - A search will give you plenty of information about this.
Shifting (both clutched and clutchless) on my 93 has noticeably improved since I got the off-idle jetting dialed in. The smoother on/off throttle transistion seems to have had unexpected (positive) consequences.
I have the same bike,'98 dirt model with a plate. With the auto decomp it starts so easy its ridiculous, just make sure your valves are adjusted properly and it will start no problem. If it doesn't then the pilot jet on the carb is probably clogged or the air screw is out of adjustment. They are great bikes and yours will have the best stock suspension available on a DR350.
Thanks man. What would you say is a good price to offer, assuming it runs well and is in all around good condition? He's asking $1,800, but says its negotiable. The titling and baja kit comes to about $300...I was going to offer $1,500....
I paid $1200 for mine but I got a smokin deal. I think $1500 would be fair if it is in good shape. I wouldn't go much higher but they are getting harder to find and they are one of the best dual sports out there IMHO. It really comes down to what it's worth to you. After owning mine I would happily shell out a lot more for one because I like mine so much. I just got lucky and found one cheap.
Its good to talk to someone else with the same bike...I've been going back and forth as to whether or not I should look harder for the SE...but it seems like I'll be pretty happy with this one, just talking about it is getting me all excited. I wish this dude would hurry up and get off work so I can go check it out.
You ever get yours on the highway? Can you cruise @ 65mph without creating too much stress on the motor?
I would take the plated dirt model over a SE because it is much lighter and comes with a pumper carb which is a $400 addition to add to a SE. As far as cruiseing speed it really depends on the gearing. Mine is geared really low for off road but still does 60 no problem (thanks to the six speed). If I geared it a little taller it would easily do 70 all day and handle all but the gnarliest trails. Plenty of power. Did you see the pic of mine in my sig? I think they can be made to look killer and the last two years of the dirt model were the best looking out of the bunch IMHO.
I thought I wanted electric start when I was looking for a DR, but I purchased one without it (1993 dirt model). Now, I'm super happy I don't have it. Arizona is an easy state in which to get a dirt bike registered. The biggest "challenge" was getting it through Maricopa county emissions. But even that is a breeze with the DR - jet 'em correctly and their isn't any trouble. Learning the kick start routine required a bit of a learning curve. But now it is super easy (1 - 2 kick starts every time). I'm glad I don't have a battery to worry about.
Transmission gearing varies amongst the years, as does sprocket tooth count. I've got 14/41 sprockets on mine and 65 MPH is no problem. I can take it up to 75 MPH, but it is wrung out pretty good at that speed.
I actually had signatures turned off from when I was trying to surf this site on a "smartphone" circa 2007. But yea, that is a fantastic looking bike.
Also thinking about looking at this one, but its pretty far away and not titled/plated, though I'm told that's fairly easy in Texas.