DR350 Thread

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

  1. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    dr350 vs dr650 averaging better than 22mpg for me
    the 650 was jetted with open airbox
    the 350 is stock
  2. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I haven't noticed any expansion, tolerance isn't critical on a skid plate. I use the stuff called "High Density Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethelene". It's really tough and seems to bend easier when heated without cracking so bad.
  3. drklr

    drklr MotoTrvlr

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    Don't know if you removed it yet but this pic may help

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    As a previous poster mentioned, slip a small screwdriver up to push those clips.

    John
  4. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    I love the DR350. If I didn't use it as a full knobbies, true plated dirt bike a few times a year, I would just own a DR650. However I won't hesitate to take my DR350 anywhere. I will slip some 90/10 street tires on and a 16T front countershaft. I have a 700MI overnighter to mount washington this september, and I might just take the DR350 instead of the SV.
  5. ilprincipe

    ilprincipe n00b

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    It seems most people on this forum opt for a TM33 when updating to a pumper carb (I believe this is the one kientech sells?). Here in Germany most people seem to install the TM36, and my impression is that they are more widely available (also the dirt model wasn't sold that often here). I'm not really in a hurry to spend money on either, but since I saw a new TM36 for sale rather cheap, are there any advantages/disadvantages of choosing one over the other?
  6. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    I have a TM33 pumper. I have no experience with the TM36, but if I'm not mistaken it comes in two versions; both are flat slide carbs, but only one is a pumper (has the accelerator pump). The pumper models are more expensive. Either one may be an improvement, but considering the "rather cheap" price I'd suggest confirming that it's the pumper model if that's what you're looking for.
  7. ilprincipe

    ilprincipe n00b

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    I didn't know there were different version, but it has the accelerator pump.
  8. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    I think the main advantage is that the 33 is ready for install. As it is more or less a direct fit. This is of course not totally true when fitting a pumper to a S bike, but enough people have done it and enough adaptor parts are out there.

    Also the size. I thought the 36 was for a much bigger bike. Thus you need to size (jetting) everything down to make it work on our 350s
  9. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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  10. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Made a few of changes to the DR. Hand guards, mirrors, turn signals, rack, carb screw.

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  11. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    any help here guys?
  12. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    He doesn't list one on his website, but you might call ricky stator and see if he can rewind one with a higher output.

    For just hot grips and a heated jacket, you maybe able to change your blinker bulbs to LEDS and have enough to power those two items.


    Edit: Found this HO Stator rebuilder here on ADV:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763724
  13. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Thanks!! i contacted him via the thread you gave me!
  14. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I have made fairly extensive use of a heated jacket on my DR350 and never had a charging problem as a result. Consider a change to 35W (HID?) headlamp and LED tail-light which will free up a few extra watts. Possibly enough for heated grips as well.
  15. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Did a google search "dr350 stator", found this. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230695&page=477
    There have been several posts here by guys with dirt models that have rewired and added e start stators to there dirt models, and run heated grips, vests etc. Looks like it's doable.
  16. DualDog

    DualDog Been here awhile

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    Does anybody out there know of a premade paint that would match the early 90's blue paint on the DR350's. I would like to do some touch up on my 1993 model. Hopefully trying to find a spray paint that matches.

    Or if anybody knows the manufacturer number on this it would help also. I have a local auto store that can mix paint and put it in a spray can.
  17. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Awesome guys, thanks much for info. SO, finding an E-start style stator, switching bulbs to LED's, and headlight to HID will free up enough to run a set of pants an coat? that oughta work good. i bought a really nice set of leather riding gloves for cold weather, then ill get some plastic guards for my bark busters and that oughta keep enough air of my little digits to keep em warm and moveable. lol ill work on digging up LED's for all my stuff. Thanks a bunch guys!
  18. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Here's some more, third post down by Laser145 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230695&highlight=stator&page=723
    Just search "stator" in - search this thread - at the top of this page.
  19. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    I think it's unlikely that you'll have enough power to run pants and coat. A voltmeter would be a very good investment to ensure that you're not draining the battery when you're running the heated gear.
  20. canyonkid

    canyonkid Does it Matter

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    rust-oleum painters touch ultra cover gloss deep blue. perfect match on my 90.