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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.
I'm looking at fitting an oil cooler to my '93 DR350S, any suggestions?
Which other bikes oil cooler would also work?
The original oil cooler is pretty difficult to source (and expensive from Suzuki). Outside that, you'll need to adapt your own. I've got a DR650 oil cooler and associated parts that I've been meaning to sell. Fab some brackets, hook up hoses, and you'll be good to go. If interested, send me a PM and I'll send you photos, etc.
so has anyone tryed something like this for a head light
You would be way better off with just one of these .I have 3 bikes with a pair of these on each , amazing lights with very little draw .
ok well got a dif rectifire and my bike is doing the same thing seems like must be something els my bike is puting out stator voltage on the 12v red wire about 30v at idle what els could make this happen or maby just got another broken rectifire
I have 2 30 series on my bmw. They are definantly badass!
Former cruiser - Honda 750 ACE - wanting to get a dual sport bike. Lots of internet research has me focused on a 1999 DR 350SE with 12k miles. I expect I'll be 70/30% street/ dirt with 4x4 trails and roads the most technical. At 49 I don't have the desire to see both wheels come off the ground or visit the emergency room .
Looking for guidance on what to look for in this bike that would be a red flag. The price is around $1500. No rips in seat, new clutch, new brakes but didn't start last time I saw it but owner said his mechanic would have it running .
My circlip came from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC in a bag labeled 131309005607
It sounds pretty good - but make sure not only that it runs before you buy but that you are able to start it! Check that there is no creeping in gear with clutch in (some folks have had trouble with aftermarket clutch plates not quite fitting). Ask if there have been any mods (ie. airbox mod, rejetting, etc). Nothing wrong with mods as long as they were done correctly.
BTW: I'm 52 and I think you'll be single tracking in no time.....
I got my '95 DR350 a few months ago for $1100. It didn't have an odometer (dirt model) but the previous owner swore it had less than 2k miles. I believe him still since the bike didn't have a scratch.
Thanks for the quick feedback Markk900 and Rugged.
The guy doesn't know much about bikes and is selling to pay for surgery for his dog.
I did notice the seat looks like it has an extra layer (patch perhaps) of material on that section that goes up over the tank but is the same material as the OEM seat ...is that nornal? There are not a lot of pictures on line that show close up details.
I wouldn't worry about that too much, I replaced my seat cover (couldn't stand the bright yellow color) for $19 with a new cover from ebay.
I notice you also have a TTR250 - I'm also looking at that bike locally but there are not a lot of after market pieces available -dual sport kits , headlights, etc. Any thoughts?
The TTR250 is a tank. I wouldn't bother making it street legal because I think it tops out around 55 or so (someone correct me if I'm wrong). But it is a very stout and heavy bike. Someone gave me the TTR250 plus $600 for my KTM620 that had electrical issues.
I rode it as my primary offroad bike for the past year and enjoyed the hell out of it. It has a pumper carb but lacks on power, it is a great learner's bike. We sold my wife's CRF100 and she is riding the TTR now.
Skeeter: My wife has a CRF230, which we bought from my buddy who had it from new. Its a really decent offroad bike (no complaints about power or weight) and seems to have good aftermarket support for lights, etc. You might check it out as an alternative.
nothing much other than normal inspections.
price sounds great.
have a friend that has a CRF so I've already considered that .
Looking at a DRZ 250 with little use today. They guy said he would take $1400. Only Problem is it has a gash on the swingarm where the kickstand rubbed.
Would post a picture but cant figure out how to embed one in the post...any help?
You will need to put your pictures on a picture hosting site (such as smugmug or others) and imbed/link to posts.
Depending upon the age and condition, $1400 is in the right range. Swingarm damage is common (most DR250/350s that I have seen) but still a valuable negotiating point.