DR350 Thread

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

  1. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Yes, but they still use your original seat pan.
  2. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    thanks for the heads up!
  3. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Not sure if i ever posted a picture of my seat i made? Im still young, but i have a problem with my tailbone going numb, and my "BAG" gettin sore or numb if i ride all day long. Probably from crashign quads when i was younger...but who knows. Anyhow, what i did was i cut a 1" gap in the seat from front, to back..making a trough for my "areas" to kinda ride over top of.. This made a WORLD of difference for me. I to tried the corbin, and did not care for it AT ALL! as the others stated, it interfered with my offroad riding, and was SUPER uncomfortable with a passenger on the back. Also, i found it just plain felt funny... My petite little flat man bum sat within the contors of the seat, and just plain SUCKED for me. haha. but yah, about my seat..i tried it on a "junk" seat that came with the bike, and then tore apart GOOD ONE to modify the foam...this year i will have the seat cover put back on and it'll look just fine! (tried numerous methods of stappling, with multiple types of guns and staples, but still no dice...mine must be made outta something strange? haha. anyhow, good luck with the seat deal man!
  4. Spad

    Spad Been here awhile

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    Try a pneumatic upholstery stapler if you can get your hands on one (like a hand staple gun but runs off a compressor). They'll drive into much harder materials than a hand or electric stapler and may go into seat pan plastic. Senco makes good ones, others make ones that use Senco staples.

    - Spad
  5. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    I have SweetCheeks on my DR with an Alaskan Sheepskin on top and it has made an amazing difference for very little money. I can't say enough good things about the sweet cheeks. Plus it gives me an easy way to carry the water I need when out in the dessert. I have absolutely no connection with the seller, I'm just a happy customer. I've done two week long rides with close to 1,800 miles each week and could never have done it without the sweet cheeks.

    http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks

    You just have to laugh at his lawyer inspired "not for use on a moving vehicle" line.

    Tim
  6. smc5735

    smc5735 Adventurer

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    I have a Guts Racing Gripper seat cover on my 97SE. I have to say, getting rid of the old yellow/purple cover and getting the gripper made a huge difference in comfort and look.

    I was surprised to see that it made it more comfortable for me, still the stock foam.

    My only complaint was Guts Racing's customer service, it sucked and the shipping was very long with no tracking number.. Maybe I was an exception..

    I'll post pictures soon for those who want to see
  7. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    i'd like to see a picture, i'm considering Guts since they have a tall foam option.
  8. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    +1 on the seat concepts, did it myself, first time I have ever recovered a seat and I think it turned out well. I think it is more comfortable and a little taller than a stock seat.
  9. smc5735

    smc5735 Adventurer

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    smc5735 Adventurer

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  11. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile

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    +1 on Guts. It's in my build, sorry at the bar.
  12. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    Summer means it's time for a bit more street riding, took off the knobbies and installed a Maier rear fender tonight.

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    Untitled by tntmo2, on Flickr
  13. markk900

    markk900 Been here awhile

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    @tntmo: do you have a second set of wheels or do you swap tires on the same rims....I started looking for another set of wheels but they are $$$
  14. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    I have three sets of wheels. Fronts are easy to get, rear wheels not so much but several different rear wheels will work with the right spacers.

    I know the DRZ250 rear works. I've heard the DR650 will work, it's a 17" rim. Probably DRZ400 works, and maybe older RMX/RM wheels work but the RM is 19".

    Anyone confirm any of them? I had a DRZ250, so know that one for sure.
  15. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    I use a DR350 wheel on my DR650. I'm pretty sure it will work the other way too. The 350 and 650 have different brake rotors and as you have noted, the 650 wheel is a 17".
  16. DR350seKING

    DR350seKING Adventurer

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    hey guys im new to this place so here it goes. i just picked up a 99 DR350se it has a FMF powercore4 on it and i was told that it was not jetted yet so does anyone know or have this pipe that can help me with the right jet. I was out riding today and it feels like it bogs down when accelerating. Also can anyone tell me where does the tool box bolt to i cant seem to find the right place it would go (i may just be missing it). last thing does anyone know what type of bulb goes behind the tach thanks guys

    info: 1999 DR350se 100072 miles
  17. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Welcome , I do not have a DR350 yet . Just wanted to say your mileage on yours is impressive :evil
  18. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    First I would make sure the jets haven't been changed. "Boggs" can be either rich or lean. You will probably have to try jets on both sides to test for improved performance. Plug color might give an indication of which way to go. Tool carrier goes on left side just behind the side cover plastic below the rear frame/sub frame loop. Manual says tack light is 3 watt.
  19. travis789

    travis789 Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't be that surprised if its true!
  20. travis789

    travis789 Been here awhile

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    from thumpertalk: "'m fresh to TT so I haven't been able to read every post there is to read yet. Anyway my problem is I've noticed a distressing number of 10 year old low mileage bikes. I'm talking 2,000 to 5,000 miles! I have a '94 dr350ser that just rolled over 143,000 mi. It's bone stock except for a jet kit and 3.7 gal fuel tank (come on Suz 2.1 gal? pleez!)"