DR350 Thread

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

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I make my own extended mixture screws. Get some brass rod and a brass nut that you can make fit the rod pretty close and solder them to your stock screw. Measure the length you need to extend it, carefully. I use the "Little Torch" that I use in my jewelry work and "hard" silver solder. The hardest part is keeping it straight. A jeweler shouldn't charge you much to do it, if you supply him the parts ready to solder.

    Here's a pic of the one on the Transalp.

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    And here's the one on the DR350.

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  2. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Ok so if you take those Acerbis frame/boot guards off and sell them to me; that will help you get that bike fixed up.


  3. Kjharn

    Kjharn Hrmph?

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    Those are ginormo threads :wink:
  4. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    The problem is that the case is very thin and I would end up drilling through to the slide housing and interrupt the movement of the slide.

    Check out my thread here to see my current progress.
  5. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Dammit. I meant 1/10"... 1/10' would be better though.
  6. Ghostyman

    Ghostyman Been here awhile

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    Follow up... I've got the cover off and the shift drum bolt isn't loose enough to move by hand. Should I actually try to crank it down with a wrench and if so, how much torque? This is not the bike that was getting false neutrals so I have no reason to suspect a problem with it.

    Also, I ripped the gasket so I'm ordering another. What else should I do or check while I'm in here? I'm going to be pulling the cam cover off in a little bit to check the condition of the head tonight too. This is a '95 DR350SE I recently picked up with 34k miles on it so I'm really hoping it look good under there.
  7. Kjharn

    Kjharn Hrmph?

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    Take a spark plug reading, see if you're running rich or lean.
    Check valve clearance.
    Take a peek at the piston while you've got the plug out, see how the top of your piston looks. Serious amounts of carbon or dents/pitting could be cause of concern.
  8. mercuryrev

    mercuryrev .

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    That is so cool! The ingenuity of this place......

    Thanks very much, great idea!

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    Jon
  9. Midwestrider1

    Midwestrider1 Dr350

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    how do i post pictures... im having a hell of a time..
  10. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle & Jeep Stuff

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    host yo pics at photobucket or somethinglike it then copy the link , select the image above then paste the link
  11. Midwestrider1

    Midwestrider1 Dr350

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    So i am very new to this forum and for that matter any forum
    i just wanted to post a few pics of my dr that i got couple months ago
    some before and afters
    so here ya go
    tell me what ya think

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  12. flanmaximondo

    flanmaximondo Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot guys!

    On day two of my new shiny oil temperature gauge... I felt more comfortable with it... It was a slightly cooler day and no big city traffic to deal with. So it sat between 75 - 110deg. The only time it rose to 110 was on a long stretch of road construction. 40km of dusty dirt road! Gotta love it!

    BTW - i have had tons of trouble with my bike - hence why i wanted to monitor my oil more closely.
    Within a week of leaving my home in Brisbane, i blew up the engine, then one year later 20,000km my bike broke again in Quetta, Pakistan (trying to fix my bike with bombs going off around the city is pretty interesting) Then in Tanzania my crankshaft bearing broke - it took 2 months of waiting in Nairobi, Kenya to get the parts sent over.... here is a link to my 730km towing marathon - it makes a good read!

    http://motomonkeyadventures.com/australia-africa/kenya/tanga-to-nairobi-the-towing-marathon/

    My bike and I have gone through some terriable times but I sit love it!
  13. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Shit, you beat me to it! lol They are hard to find!!
  14. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I read through some of your blog ... Wow!

    Considering what you've been doing with your DR, I think it has survived pretty well. Shame you could not have tracked down a good used crankshaft. It would have saved you a lot of money. Probably careful monitoring of oil level and regular changes are critical to the long term health of the engine. An oil cooler would be nice but they are as rare as rocking horse s**t and many, many people get away with abusing their DRs without them. If you could locate one, it is a bolt-on addition to the outside of the engine (but also another potential failure point.)
  15. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    I was lucky enough to purchase one of these rocking horse shits a year ago. I let my fellow DR bro run it on his machine as he sees higher temps and longer high RPM slab rides. However it is not very difficult to fit one to you machine. Basicly take a small oil cooler off any bike, mount on the DR Cut one of the oil hose and run the oil cooler in line. Don't get all fancy with AN fittings. Just barbed fitting with oil hoses and hose clamps.
  16. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Put on mah Tire and took a maiden voyage with the fresh, aggresive 606! big difference in the dirt! Ground was wet all night and early when i left this morning, everywhere i opened it up it ate like crazy! (Even with the CV carb) Down the road, it goes well too. No vibration like the k270 gave me. The new pads and rotor we're ALOT more responsive and much quieter even after getting them muddy and dirty! I will also say that the bike looks much better when its partly covered in mud. However, i on the other hand, am still one ugly lookin Mother Lovin S.O.B no matter how much mud ya splatter on me. lol

    End results of my New Tire, Brakes, and Rotor, I'm happy and the DR is happy too! ill get pics eventually! Thanks guys!
  17. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Title says it all guys...and my main question is, santa was asking what i wanted for xmas...and i was thinking MAYBE its time to put a pumper on the DR. If i did this, i'd cut me a gaping hole in the air box (3x3?) and then maybe get a modified exhaust and pumper kit from Jessie. my question is...will i see THAT much of a difference? ive heard ppl boasting about it, but i was curious if it really was all that much better?
  18. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    If I was spending all of my time riding at my local area and never going to different altitudes and didn't care about MPGs then the pumper might make sense. I only have experence with one pumper and that was on an '08 KLX450. It was a real bugger to get right. Has a leak jet for volume and stroke distance and timing adjustments. I suspect the one on the DR is not so hard. But the CV carb on my '98 DR350se is great. Runs good around here (640ft), and I couldn't tell any difference at all at 6K to 11Kft. Didn't even have to touch the idle adjustments. Even power seemed to be the same, which I don't really understand. Last year my '06 KLR was a little flat , at the same place, untill I went down on the main jet a little. In the past, the carbs on the 2 strokes and 4 strokes didn't have accelerator pumps or CV diaphrams, and they worked real good. Still had to change jets for altitude, but performance was good. Rejetting is a pain. Done it a lot, and understand it pretty good. Still a pain. It was a pleasant supprise to not have to change jets at altitude on the last trip. For that reason alone, I'm keeping this one.
  19. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Possible oil cooler options.

    http://www.chicagoconnection.us/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_789_790

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652313
  20. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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