DR350 Thread

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

  1. Skowinski

    Skowinski Bipedal Tetrapod

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    We put the size recommended as stock in the manual (4.10x18) on the wife's DR back wheel, and it's too small. Definitely will go with the 5.10 next time.
  2. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    I paid $2K with pretty much the same setup back in March with a better chain, I'd say it's a tad high but if it is in like new condition it's definitely an option. Mine had 5K miles but was flawless, it didn't look like it ever went down, original turn signals and all.
  3. plugeye

    plugeye dreamer

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  4. Prest

    Prest Adventurer

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    well sens it seems like alot of you are runing these tires how do you like them the shinko 244
  5. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Shinko 244s:

    They are nothing special, except that you can get a pair for $60 bucks or so. Yes both front and back.

    Though they are considered 50/50, I use them when I am "touring" and will be doing a lot of road miles. The front are worse than the backs in dirt. Maybe the same but more noticable since sliding the front tire out is more dramtic than the rear. They wear pretty decent on a light bike like ours. On heavy bikes I have heard the back tire tends to chunk off; esspeically if they are not heat cycled a few times or are punished by heavy bikes doing hwy speeds.

    They have soft sidewalls and are super easy to get on and off. Do not expect to run low pressures. A flat will roll the bead off in a hundred yards or less.

    Compared to the kenda version, these have more rubber than voids, which make them better for street than dirt.
  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    +1 on the soft sidewalls and installation breeze. I run them between 8-15psi offroad, no pinch flats (yet), and they have great traction once psi is lowered. love them on the road at 40psi, and gravel roads are "fun" at 20psi or so.



    ill definitely buy znother 3-4 sets when they are on sale again.
  7. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Reads like a primo DR350 - Arguably best year, v. low mileage, etc. You could buy a couple of older examples for that money so you need to be sure that's what you want. I wouldn't pay $2500 but then I'm a notoriously tight bastidge. I probably have around $1400 in mine, which is older, considerably higher mileage and kickstart only - but I also have an upgraded tank, seat, luggage rack, 435cc big bore, Vortex airbox, etc.
  8. Greg Bender

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  9. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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  10. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    I think he's 5 or 600 high.
    For that money i'd get a newer drz400e and put a baja kit on it or get an s and put a pumper carb on it.
  11. walkbar

    walkbar n00b

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    Hi fellas..I've done a search for this but no luck.

    Those 'bone' shaped/raising lowering links.

    Does anyone know the length of each type?

    I'm trying to decide which is fitted to my DR350....I've a set of raisers (apparently) that are the same length as those on there.

    Thanks. Kevin.
  12. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    As far as I know Mate if they are not marked with #1 #2 or #3 then they will be standard , http://www.koubalink.com/drinstall.html
  13. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Stock links (from my 95) are 6 3/8" center of hole to center of hole. Kouba links are brass coloured and have a number stamped on them (as shearboy noted).
  14. cwc

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    I made a set for a 96 and they were 8mm longer than stock. I don't remember how much it dropped the seat, but I think it was about 1-1.5 inches. This will vary according to where you set the sag.

    You will want to slide the fork tubes up a similar amount.
  15. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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  16. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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  17. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Greg, The DR650 oil cooler: DO the lines all fit the DR350 and one would only need to fab a mounting bracket?
  18. Greg Bender

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    No, it is not that straightforward. The hoses with the solid lines are from a DR350 without an oil cooler. I included them because I think they can be adapted to work with the oil cooler. In addition to a mounting bracket, you would need to plumb the hoses for use with an oil cooler.

    The spare parts catalog shows the OEM optional oil cooler pretty well...and I have some photos of the original hoses and cooler.

    Basically, I'm selling a cooler, rock guard, and various hoses/banjo bolts that can be used as a starting point for a complete solution without needing to modify your original components.

    As I mention on the website, let me know if you want something but the price seems out of line. I'm trying to open up garage space! :>

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  19. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Took the bike to the range today. It was nice riding it out to the targets instead of walking :evil


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  20. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    I hate to be the stupid kid on the block but where is the carb fuel overflow on the 1999 DR-350SE? I see a line near the top of the carb that looks like it might run to the airbox but I thought that there should be an ovewrflow line routed near the bottom of the bike. There is also a small brass pipe running up the left hand side of the carb.



    Canadian FJR