DR350 Thread

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

  1. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    First off - congratulations on the family situation. Perhaps you can keep the DR for the wee one - might be running well by the time he or she is ready (sorry - couldn't resist).

    Was interested in your take on the Terra - looks good on paper but you'll have to post how it works off road. I have a street bike so don't need a commuter....latest CW dual sport test shows all three bikes being as heavy as the DR and less powerful with less suspension.....not sure how far we've come!
  2. Greg Bender

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    Fantastic news!!!! :>

    We have two children and I love every minute of being a father. Both were introduced to motorcycles very early: Darby at less than one hour old (she was born at home) and Abraham just as soon as we got home from the hospital. Both had their first ride on their first birthday strapped to my chest. I can't wait to take them on real trips when they are old enough.

    Regards,

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  3. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Which three bikes. I think the terra is aslightly heavier than the DR but I am sure it makes more than 30hp.

    CW-405 lbs, 58hp. My DR fully fueled no tools is 325lbs
  4. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Meant to comment earlier - stunning bike! I personally liked the round light and yellow plate but the Baja light looks good too. I very much appreciate the aesthetic of the person that built this one up....a modern Penton!

    Is that the stock tank bondo'd out? The paint looks great on it, and I love the old style side covers - makes the bike lighter and airier.

    I'm sure you've been enjoying that one!

    Mark
  5. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    In the latest issue: KLX250S/WR250R/CRF250L.....sorry wasn't referring to the Terra. For comparison (all weights dry):

    CRF: 308lbs, 20hp
    WR: 289lbs, 25hp (I was expecting less weight and more power)
    KLX: 287lbs, 20hp

    DR350: 287lbs, 30hp.
  6. mwilliamshs

    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    Just a noob but wouldn't these "dry" weights go up A LOT more for water-cooled bikes than air-cooled as they become "wet" weights? Looks to me like the DR350's advantage would be even greater using that comparison.
  7. shootmymime

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    Thanks, yeah not bad for $600. i also forgot i put some bark busters on as well, currently the yellow covers are off but i think i will rit dye them red to match, maybe the white baja cover as well. we will see tho... The prev owner put the penton stickers on the tank. i will take them off because its not a penton. just waiting for some others that i like the look of them when i find em. I dont know a thing about the gas tank. its medal but no clue if its from another bike or just been smoothed. also it has the air box mod done. but yes its a blast bike to ride!
  8. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Maybe, though they don't hold all that much coolant (maybe 1-2 quarts?), so the advantage wouldn't be that much more....I just found it interesting that the top contenders from the big 3 for the same target market as the DR was have bikes that are roughly the same weight or more, and 2/3 the power of the DR. And they are more complicated (RuggedEx's unfortunate experience notwithstanding, liquid cooling, FI, etc are more complex than aircooled and carbs).
  9. Rich667

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    hey does anyone have any info on doing the RMX swingarm swap on a dr 350? I have tried to research it and havent found alot of good info on what exactly needs to be done. From my understanding you have to add a spacer to the right side of the swingarm to get the linkage to line up and shave down the wheel spacers or spread the swingarm with a jack to fit a 350 wheel. I have made spacers to fit the swingarm but, im confused as to what to do about the wheel spacing. Is the swingarm built to be offset... or will the wheel now sit to the left? I shaved down each side equally and the rim seems to sit offset to the left which should be on center if the swingarm is also offset. This is assuming that my wheel is perfectly straight and the axle is perpendicular to the swingarm. I have been messing around with this setup on a spare dr 250 frame for some time, I just don't want to basically guess and throw this on my daily rider and have it be potentially dangerous and ride crooked, or prematurely wear out tires, chain and sprockets,etc. The only option i can really see is to make a jig and measure everything out to see that its all lined up correctly. Before I do all of this I just wanted to see if anyone has had experience with doing the swap or any advice.

    Thanks,
  10. djpreston

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  12. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    I need a good DR350 frame with a clean transferable title.

    Send a PM if you can help, I would consider buying a trashed dr just for the frame, I could pick it up if one is anywhere near N.Carolina so you won't have to ship.

    I am assuming all years for the DR shared the same frame?

    Thanks in advance,
  13. pdxthmper

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    does anyone have a side view picture of the front fender Jesse is selling? would you please post.
  14. mwilliamshs

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    Think there's still an entire bike in the FM for like $4-600...don't remember the details...
  15. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    thanks but it has NO title
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    ooooo Just bought Jesse's rear turn singles. After breaking the stock ones i bought some cheapo LED chinese ones from the lamp district of HongKong and broke all 4 within 1 year:rofl. I am stoked on those flush mount turn signals and will post pics when I mount them.

    I love how his add says "Never kick one off again!":clap
  17. pdxthmper

    pdxthmper Been here awhile

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    THanks!
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    I'm really jealous of you guys down south with your nice green lawns. Here in central Maine we are in the start of a 12-14 inch snow storm. The 3rd weekend storm in 3 weekends....................Frank
  19. rallyman1978

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    Does anyone have a fitting guide/photos step by step of fitting an acerbis tank? Bought one used with no fitting kit and we've got it on but it's flapping around at the front. So much that have had to wrap a lanyard round the fuel filler and down round the frame to hold it steady

    Thanks in advance

    Rich
  20. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    Funny, Acerbis has been making these tanks for years but continues to neglect to post the installation instructions online.

    If its flopping around at front are you sure you have the two rubber donuts with standoffs in the right place? The standoffs screw on the end of the upper frame mount bolts (the exposed thread portion), and then the donuts go on the ends of the standoffs. These are what hold the front of the tank so its possible yours are missing, loose, or not aligned with the slots in the tank.