DR350 Thread

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

  1. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Yeah, just ditch the key switch and install a toggle switch someplace inconspicuous. That's my plan ...
  2. Gerst

    Gerst Been here awhile

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    I have a pair of these on my 640 and love em. Easy to adjust, they tuck away when off road, easy to remove if you want to leave them in camp etc. I've been down a few times and hit them on a tree branch or two at a good clip and they're holding up well. The only thing I would change is: I would like a convex mirror for better visibility at a glance (I think it would be easy to add one of those stick on towing mirrors though). Oh, and the price :D but the only thing likely to break is the mirror arm so if you have to replace anything it should only be one piece at $25 not bad!
    Great product, good investment and you're buying from a fellow inmate :freaky ok infomercial off.

    Edit: I just checked the website, looks like the mirror is now convex. Great improvement
  3. silverwasp

    silverwasp Silverwasp

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    hi I am so new to all this... why do I admit to that ??? Ok I have a 99 and I want to put a clarke tank on it. How do I go about this. Also I think the clutch needs adjusting. I cannot get it into neutral when I am stopped unless I roll it some. Is this normal? Also the clutch lever seems a bit sticky. Its hard to say as I am a goil with small hands... the brake lever does not feel the same... sort of like metal is rubbing on metal. Next how often should I change the oil? Filter? Is there a filter? Come on dont laugh...I am serious... and OK yes I am blonde...go ahead have your fun... I know there is an air filter, but where????.... ok I am laughing now too...:lol3 this is sad... but where there is a will there is a way.. I am here asking questions yes???? I did manage to find this thread and now I am asking... so shoot me. WHAT???? was I born with this knowlege.... I think not.

    Yes it is humiliating to be asking such simple things.. but I tell you I learn and I will not forget... soon the questions may get difficult so dont be too smug. :wink: So whoever takes on this mission I send thanks in advance... it could mean a place to crash and a good meal in Vancouver if you ever venture out this way. :1drink
  4. SpenserpVT

    SpenserpVT Doctor Three Fifty

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    Great mirrors. I love them. Now I can actually see around my arms while riding! Great quality, and they fold out of the way in case you don't feel like testing that quality on a rocky trail. :thumb
  5. Ninja77

    Ninja77 WiLD DoG

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    Tank: Acerbis, buy, fit
    Clutch: Oil your cable
    Neutral: It does that when hot
    Oil: every 3000kms/2000mls
    Oil filter: right bottom side of engine, it says "filter"
    Air filter: behind left cover under seat in airbox infront of battery.

    :clap:freaky:clap:freaky:clap
  6. clab04

    clab04 The Sprout

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    Only if there is a half ounce of gold hanging from the handel bars :roflWay over priced man! It might be worth $1000 if it looked brand new. These bikes normally don't break into the $1200- $1500 range unless they are titled. $700 or $800 at best. Yes, the push pull is stock.
  7. jimmesa

    jimmesa Been here awhile

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    It's always a good idea to spend the $20 or so on the Suzuki 350 Owners Manual. It will answer a lot of questions and help you learn about your bike. Jim
  8. tominboise

    tominboise Been here awhile

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    Same as I was thinking - just wanted to confirm.....
  9. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    I don't know about that - a '98 dirt model is pretty desirable. 7 or 8 hundred might get you a ratted out old pos of an early DR, it'd be very unusual to find a tidy late-model DR for twice that. I'd say 1500 for a '98 is a darn good deal if its in ok shape.
  10. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    Greg do you remember where you bought the Ken Sean Mirrors? Sending you a PM.
    Thanks.
    Mark
  11. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    Everyone has to start somewhere asking questions. Go to post #8731 click on where these bars are underlined,that will take you to Gergory Bender's page.Lots of infro . Have fun :clap
  12. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    Thanks for the help, got the 250 running today. Enough for a quick 70 mile ride before I do some more work to her. The bike sputters at low throttle openings and runs fine up top, and I called Jesse at Keintech, he confirms I need the solid pilot jet, the one I bought has holes and is affecting how it runs. Now I have to try to find some Mikuni jets to use.
  13. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Pilot Jet ---

    When I replied that it had a hole - I should of said just a hole at the bottom - none on the sides. (sorry for the confusion)

    Where to buy jets --
    Contact Derek at moto-lab.com --- tell him what you have - he has what you need - jets, o-rings, bowl gasket. You should also check the condition of your float needle (the tip shouldn't have any noticable impressions).

    You will find his contact info at the bottom of the first post on the thread in the link below ...


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528038

  14. jplum1556

    jplum1556 Been here awhile

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    I picked up a new idle jet for my dr350. It had a 37.5 which i believe is stock and I picked up a 40. The new one had two holes on the side of the jet in addition to the hole on the bottom whereas the old jet just had the hole on the bottom. Put the new jet in and it was running terribly, adjusted the needle height thingy majigger and still no good. Looks like i'm in the same boat as you and need to find a new idle jet that doesn't have those extra holes.
  15. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    Welcome to DR land. Greg Bender is a great resource:
    http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/dr350.htm

    And he has the PDF of the factory service manual:
    http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/dr350_manuals/workshop_manual_dr350.pdf

    He also has the parts manual ( http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/dr350.htm#gtb_spare_parts_catalogs___exploded_parts_diagrams ) which can show you how the parts go together. You can get the same thing from BikeBandit ( http://www.bikebandit.com/suzuki-off-road-motorcycle-parts/oem-parts/s/m12s1 ) and actually order parts - if you need factory only stuff like a new carburetor diaphragm.

    Clutches do tend to drag - especially when they've expanded with heat. The level having "a hitch in it's get-along" is more worrisome. Do you know how to pull the cable out of the lever? (pull back the boot, line up the slots, turn the cable out thru the slots, drop the barrel out of the lever) Then you can check the throw of the arm on the case as well as check the cable for broken wires at the end and free movement.

    One hint - take pics and post along with Q's. 1000 words and all that. Good Luck!
  16. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    Hi Mark,

    I've got some photos of them mounted here (just look down the page and you'll see several photos of the mirror):
    http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/dr350.htm#gtb_handguards_-_tusk_d-flex

    Mounts at the stock location. My DR350 (dirt) didn't originally come with mounts for a mirror on the clutch side, so I simply purchased a new OEM mount for a "S" model (just the half mount piece that clamps the perch to the bars, not the complete perch).

    As for where I purchased it, I bought it from this seller on eBay.

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  17. Elliot the Kraut

    Elliot the Kraut Adventurer

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    Hallo guys, this is Elliot the Kraut from Germany, far in the east. I´m the buddy of "Faulpelz" ( here on DRZ ) and this is my first try to greet you from Brandenburg, the land of sand and water. Let`s start up with a lttle miracle for you: my american english is too bad to tell you all my specials with the dr350, but we will see if your german is good enough to translate the funny name of the village. The model is Elliot himself, the sidestar is Mandy, a 95` DR350 :raabia
    If this reply is totally misplaced, call the admin...:ddog to kick me.

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  18. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Welcome :clap

    I'm afraid I might be allergic to your village's namesake (my German is terriable, but my google-skills are awesome :freaky :lol3).
  19. Elliot the Kraut

    Elliot the Kraut Adventurer

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    Harhar, yeah, it`s very funny in Germany! You can also ask beautiful girls, if you lost your track. :D
    Left: the princess. Than me. On the right: Peter, a.k.a. "It`s so cold today, let`s turn and ride home" . Another princess, the Peter :rofl

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  20. Elliot the Kraut

    Elliot the Kraut Adventurer

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    And here another german impression for the first day: 3 suzukiDR350`s on one pic! Could say, it`s an unofficial DR-meeting, yeah! ... disturbed by a Beta. Check it out: the Krauts love the US-Fueltanks and also the acerbis-version. Picshot on the MX-racetrack in "Schenkenhorst", in the south of Berlin. In the middle of a real Wendy-area ... millions (feel so) of ranches horsepaddocks with millions (feel so) of little pony-girlies and moms (yeah!) from Berlin. So much, that you have to stop every quartermile for horseriders:evil
    But 5 miles more, you will relax more and more, and ride on ... fields and forrests, and alltime surprises in the old military areas ... I love the pics from americas great nature on this website, I could pay for that with german funny or old stuff, if anybody is interessted. Ok, cya

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