DR350 Thread

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

  1. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Talk to mr greg bender! i bet hes got em!
  2. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    Hi All,

    Just picked up a super-clean '99 SE a couple of days ago. Just over 1500 miles on it. This is my first DR350.

    I'm a dyed-in-the-wool KLR250 guy. Love 'em so much I've got two of them. They'd be the perfect small bore dual-sport bike for me, if only they'd given them a little more power and an e-start - hence my desire to experience the DR350.

    Due to weather conditions and a total lack of free time, I've only put one mile on this bike since I got it, and that was on a slippery, muddy road, in the pouring rain. My initial impression was that the bike is indeed a little peppier than my KLR250's. Also, the DR seems to have really comfortable ergonomics for me. Given my very brief test ride, it's not that I could tell how it's going to feel after an hour in the saddle, but the bike does seem to fit me perfectly so far. I like the taller suspension vs. the KLR250. The bike also seems more dirt-oriented than the KLR. Weight feels about the same.

    Anyone else out there have any KLR250 experience that can make an informed comparison?
  3. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    Here she is. I just changed the oil. Who knew that a hot exhaust pipe could burn clean through the sleeve of a polyester fleece jacket in less than a single second?

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  4. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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  5. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    I have used the 99 wheel on my 91 DR by swapping bearings and the inner spacer, so I figure it should work the other way around. The brake rotors are the same diameter, the newer model is mounted with six bolts and the old ones with four.
  6. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    The o-rings listed here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528038 also fit the DR350's BST33.

    Regards,

    Derek
  7. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Looks like you got a really nice one Mate ! Yeah that exhaust will burn about anything , I have holes in all my pants and a nice burn scar on my shoulder from reaching for something I shouldn't have !
  8. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    Nice scord. Wished my was an 98 or 99. You're going to love it.
  9. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Yep you right about the bearing swap and I believe the only difference between the rotors is that the SE model had 6 bolts and all dirt ones have 4 so keep what you have . I could be wrong , it has happened at least once before.:lol3

    I also believe that all Suzuki did with the axle of the 99 was to use the same one that is in a whole shitload of RM's , lots of these parts cheap on fleabay .

    I did an RM fork swap and was able to use my 99 axle and spacers .

    Again I could be wrong but that would be twice in one night .:eek1:freaky
  10. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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  11. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    I have a 98 dirt model, it has the six bolt front rotor.
  12. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Ok that's 1 wrong for me !! Bugger it I'm going riding and not looking at this thread until tomorrow so I'm not wrong twice in one night !:lol3
  13. Pigeon

    Pigeon because white owl was taken

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    mine just died. need one fast. any walmart fits? 96 se
  14. Airvent

    Airvent Been here awhile

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    I find the two bikes very similar as far as intended purpose. A true 50/50 dual sport. The DR350 is just so much better in every way. Lighter, more power, better frame, suspension, brakes, durability, aftermarket support, etc.

    I'm a current DR350 owner and a former KLR250 owner. I rode the snot out of one for 15k miles.

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  15. cwc

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    Any idea of the date range for the RM axles?

    I've got newer fork legs that I want to put on my 97.

    They are presently mounted to my DR650 for testing, but I'd like to get the parts to mount them on the 350.
  16. MrPulldown

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  17. 3uba296

    3uba296 Thumpcurious

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    Not all Dirt have 4 bolts, 97-99 have six, same pattern as the RM´s. Also did RM250-92 fork swap to my DR350-97 and all DR stuff bolts right up to the forks, wheel, spacers, axle, caliper..

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  18. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    I ordered my Acerbis tank for $148. The DR350 tank came back in stock from the supplier and I decided to go with that instead of the xr250/400/650 tank.

    I wouldn't have any issues fabbing up brackets for it, but I was concerned about leg room (I'm 6'2") and the added weight.
  19. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Local dealer will have them - just bought a set for a couple of dollars.
  20. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    What's a fair price on 1993 DR350 with 6000 miles?
    What's a good quiet exhaust for DR350?
    Autodecompression mod?