DR350 Thread

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

  1. 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?
  2. ctjohnson

    ctjohnson Adventurer

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    Just got some new fork boots in the mail. I have the manual but one thing is confusing me. I need to remove the front wheel(taking off the caliper, the odometer cable guide, brake hose holder, the 4 axle holder nuts, and the axle.) Then loosen the 4 clamp bolts to slide out the fork.

    Questions:

    Do I do one fork at a time?

    How to ensure I re-install them straight?

    Any other things to look out for or pretty straight forward?
  3. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    No need to do one fork at a time. As long as the front end is supported (which it must be to remove the front wheel, etc), then you can do them both at the same time.

    No need to worry about reinstalling them in the same position. The tubes are round and straight and the lowers can rotate around them.

    This is a good time to change the fork oil (and the seals if they are leaking).

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  4. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    A fair price really depends on where you are located and what mods have already been done. I'd say a reasonable range would be anywhere from $1000 - $1500, some more if suspension or other highly desirable upgrades.

    A good quiet exhaust is the original muffler. I love 'em.

    I own a 1993 DR350 (dirt) and it has manual decompression. It is not difficult to use and I would never think of modifying it for auto decompression. On models that came with auto decompression, I doubt I would go to the trouble of modifying it for manual decompression.

    After priming pumps, my DR350 with CV carb is a 1 - 2 kick starter. This is the same as when it was fitted with its original Pumper carb.

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  5. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    Price for one like that here in CA would be $500-$1500, depending on condition.

    Best quiet exhaust is the stock exhaust, modified by KienTech.

    The only way to add auto-decompression is to switch heads with a 94 or newer DR. They also had a different kick start ratio on the 94+ models, they are a lot easier to start.
  6. cwc

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  7. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    How about changing the clutch rod oil seal.? Does it pop out the top or need to pull the clutch cover to push it out from the inside ? 1998 sew . It figured since I lubed its chain it would return the favor and lube my boot :lol3:lol3
  8. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    IIRC, it pops out the top. Can be removed using typical "dental pick" tools. Just be careful not to gouge anything and you'll be set. Pretty easy, actually.

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  9. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    If you're near a Batteries Plus store, you could see if they have this one. I've never tried it, though; I always just use Yuasa.
  10. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    +1

    "Dig" it out from the top. Just make sure you get everything out and the hole is nice and clean before you try putting the new one in or it won't go. A little oil in the hole and on the new seal will help it slide in.
  11. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    Thanks $ 2.75 seal $ 5.50 shipping :freaky
  12. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    quiet exhaust anyone?
  13. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Are you asking if anybody has one for sale, or who prefers quiet over aftermarket loud? My 250 came with a scrapped-together POS homebrew pipe that sounded like crap, so I found a good used pipe on FleaBay. Nice and quiet.

    I did the same with the gutted pipe on my new '98 XR400... stock quiet pipe from eBay. I hate loud pipes.
  14. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Just put on new front sprocket, rear sprocket, chain, changed the oil and adjusted the valves.

    While I had the tank off, I took a pic of my security switch I installed. I don't have a fancy key ignition like the SE owners, so I put on a kill switch before the spark plug and stuffed it to where I can barely fit my fat finger under the tank and engage it.

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  15. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    I've thought about doing something like that, but if I'm really nervous about where I'm leaving the bike I shift it into a high gear (4th, 5th or 6th) and switch the headlight all the way off. On the Baja Designs handlebar switch I have the bike won't run with the switch in that position. I figure most thieves won't know that, and even if they figure it out they're going to make a lot of noise stalling out repeatedly before they ever find a gear they can take off in. :lol3
  16. TopDeadCenter

    TopDeadCenter Been here awhile

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    Quick question about the auto decomp on a '94 se. Is there supposed to be a lever sticking out of the valve cover? I thought the auto decomp models didn't have anything there. Mine does but doesn't have a cabel or bracket. Am I missing something here? Did someone put an older head or motor into this bike?

    TDC
  17. canyonkid

    canyonkid Does it Matter

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  18. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    As likely as not only the top end would be changed if someone messed with the engine for some reason. If the bike does indeed autodecompress then those parts are inside. If it doesn't then it needs a cable and lever fitting.
  19. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    My ADV stickers finally came in.

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  20. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    Nice ammo boxes. I have a pair of boxes that I want to install on my DR, but haven't figured out how I want to mount them yet. I will likely end up having a buddy help me fab up something custom. So many projects, so little time (and money).