DR350 Thread

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

  1. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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    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! :drink
  2. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    The only thing I might replace my DR with is a KDX220.
  3. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I got this one for my "98SE.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/AGM-YTX7L-B...rcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d392f4880 Don't know the cca but it's been in there about 9 months with no problems, no charging at all (don't know how it would work in really cold conditions) sealed AGM. Works good enough I got more for my other 2 bikes. Not a log term test, but, no problems so far.
  4. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    Take a look at sycl lithium batteries. Way lighter and about the same cost. Look in venders the guy is an inmate and offers a discount.


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  5. ADV BUM

    ADV BUM Been here awhile

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    No experience with those, but I have been using Shorai lithium batteries and have been very please. Higher price, but last much longer with a 3yr warranty.
  6. jmderyke

    jmderyke Miner

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    Anyone know the difference between the dr350s and the dr350 front brake lines?
  7. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    No turn sigs and my speedo came off a mtn bike.
    doesn't seem too bad...

    I still need to get mine running first.
  8. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    My CDI unit went kaput a couple of months ago and I have a replacement on the way. I want to make sure that I did the bypass of the clutch and side stand wiring correctly before I put on the new cdi.

    So is it just a matter of connecting both wires together? The bike was running fine, I'm just a little paranoid at the moment that the bypass caused the problem. So can someone please post the correct procedure?

    Thanks

    Gerry
  9. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    What symptoms did your bike have that made you know the cdi went out?
  10. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Parts just came in from tntmo.

    Hopefully tomorrow I can get to the bottom of this and see what went AWOL on my bike.
  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I feel like I need to brag or something... My 93 DR350 was in storage for several months now. I took it out of storage, and having never kicked it before, it started on the first kick! :D Love at first sight, perhaps?
  12. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Yep the two wires get connected to each other. On both the kick stand and the clutch safety.

    For the clutch, the wires can get dissconnected if you do not have enough slack in the wires turn the handle bar to the steering stop quickly like in a crash. Have you checked this before ordering a new CDI. This one is easy to do.

    Kick stand. YOu should follow the wires all the way back to the plug. Clip the plug on the harness side. Take two lose wires, twist together and solder. Then tape back to harness. This takes a little longer to do as it is under the tank. I guess if you did not solder it or tape it realyl well they can come undone.
  13. Ghostyman

    Ghostyman Been here awhile

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    Somebody stole your DR and replaced it with a far inferior bike. A properly set up DR350 will make you kick it over until it feels you're warmed up and stretched enough that you won't injure yourself on it. This appears to be a built-in safety mechanism. They're very considerate in this regard and will frequently let you work up a good sweat on a cold morning.

    You're a lucky man. Now go ride!
  14. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    This man is doing it wrong.
  15. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    Good luck, hope it solves your problem!
  16. smc5735

    smc5735 Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    Just a question about the amount of oil I need to properly run my 97 dr350se.

    On the frame is says "1700ml," but does that not include the oil that stays in the engine itself?

    The reason why I ask is because I put in a quart (.946 ml) ran the bike for about 3 minutes, then checked the oil, and put almost all of the other quart in (because of being a dry sump)...

    ...It reads low, .946 ml x 2 = 1892 ml

    It still reads low after I run the engine for 2 minutes and then put the dipstick in (not screwed in).

    Any ideas? tips?
  17. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    That video makes me so happy I have the magic button.
  18. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    The bike would turn over, but no spark. Was able to switch out a good cdi and then had a spark, back to the old one no spark:cry

    Mr P. thanks for the info, I double, triple checked the connections and all are good. But still my paranoia persists, hopefully a few hundred miles with the new cdi will calm me down!
  19. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I have never owned a DR350 that started that difficult. I can start my 98 dirt model in flip flops in two kicks, sometimes with my hand thanks to the auto-decompression cam. The 91 DR350S that I sold to my neighbor starts in 3-4 kicks cold. Gotta kick it over like you mean it.

    Button is way easier than either of them, though!
  20. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Yep. Mine sat up for a couple weeks and I started it last night in three kicks. Valves in spec, fresh high-octane, full choke, 10 priming kicks, three real kicks. Vroom!