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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.
Have you seen this?
You did say 'plastics', but I've just bought a pair of these for my steel tank and I was impressed with them at such a bargain price.
Just a shame they posted them folded up, but the creases will probably come out OK.
I wanted the genuine Suzuki look, but these were as close as I could find anywhere.
Hopefully I'll be posting the rebuilt bike with them fitted here in a month or two....
Anyone rebuilt a front master cylinder? Is it hard? Or should I just have the MC shop do it?
Thank you for the info. All very good. between the Ebay, which I totally overlooked before, and the german site, I think I am gonna get this thing looking good. I also found a site that does only tank graphics, still deciding on it. Nothing for my DRZ though
someone needs to sit down with a graphics company and make some for the DR with the Stock tank, and the aftermarket tanks. I tried making my own graphics not to long ago...but it ended up looking like crap! i think the sticker material just wouldnt stick the way i wanted it to. musta been the stuff it was made of?
Depends what you are expecting....I've done several Brembo master cylinders over the years, and basically there's nothing to it other than pop it apart, replace seals, reassemble. However, sometimes there can be small tricks to getting the thing apart.
I was about to flush the brake fluid this fall and the first problem I had was a stick screw for the lid! Stupid stuff like that gets in the way but it should not be difficult.
Why the rebuild? Is there a rebuild kit for the DR masters or do you have to assemble the parts?
imma do the flush this spring as well. Always good to get the old crap outta there. Im starting to feel some spongey-ness to my front brakes so time to flush and see what i can do to help remove that bad feeling.
On another note, does anyone make SS braided hoses for the DR?
I don't think any kind of sticker will stick to the plastic aftermarket tanks because of the way they swell and shrink with heat.
Why wait till spring? Flushing brakes is only a ten-minute job. If you're not doing it annually (or at least bi-annually) you're asking for trouble down the road.
If you can't find a DR350-specific hose, there are plenty of places on-line or possibly walk-in (depending on where you are) that can make custom hoses for you.
Ive got some prototype tank decals sitting in the corner. Buddy who runs a decal/car wrap business made them for me. They are extremely adhesive, and we put tons of tiny slits in it to hopefully allow for breathing. If these don't work longer than ?? months a 'perforated' set will be next. Ive seen pics of DR bikes with said perforated decals that did not look bubbled, not sure how long ago they were put on though. Do decals apply well in below freezing temps? :huh
Well I swapped the 98 forks over to my 97 yesterday. So i had to swap the wheel and brake caliper and cylinder( the caliper and master cylinder/brake lever all still connected as a unit so air in the line should not be an issue). I got it all on and was yelling my head sweet I can go for a ride! then I grabbed the front brake to pump it up after the wheel install and the lever pulled all the way to the bar. Pumped it again it doesn't get better still at the bar. Barley enough friction to stop the wheel. Pull the pads they are shot. So i know I need pads. The brake fluid needs changing so i need to do that too. Worst case if for some reason I need to replace the master cylinder seals ie rebuild it i wanted to know what i was getting into. So first things first new pads ordered then Ill flush the fluid then if that doesn't work ill rebuild the master cylinder.
Your awesome! lol thanks!
I had to change the front hose on my "98SE, when I first got it, because it had rubbed on the rotor, with this... http://helusa.com/store/product_inf...=4387&osCsid=1ae0212c91c4220c1f1476fa95a662eb. The only problem was bleeding the air out. Finally had to take the caliper loose and turn it sideways (bleeder valve facing up and spacer between pads), then it bleed first try.
can anyone recommend a battery for 98 dr350se? looking for most cca with less weight and price. battery i have only has 50cca.
RM250 fork swap done. Gotta get the Vapor wired up and figure out how to get the fork "twist" out of it. Hoping to take it on my camping trip next weekend.
Can you do a write up on this?
Theres already been a few. Mr Pulldown has done this swap and has commented on this thread. Here's a link to what I read:http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums/index.php?topic=29511.0
Do a search on that forum, rm fork swap and a few good reads. The gist is swap steering stems, press on new bearings, use rm wheel, axle, and caliper of the forks you use. Get creative with speedo and turn signal mounting. You'll need to bush the upper clamp where the stem goes through, I used a copper coupler cut down from the hardware store.
ive been in the mkt for a dr650 or TE610 but now I feel as tho I should spend the coin and treat my girl with the suspension love it deserves and make her the all around girl. Can I get a witness for the DR350!