DR350 Thread

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

  1. Hugh B

    Hugh B Adventurer

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    :eek1

    dang, I really can't afford one now, but I'd really like to get one of the Acerbis. I should probably bite the bullet and order one before they are unobtanium.

    Does anybody know of any other place to get one in case these guys are sold out? Does anybody sell them for less? Does anybody here have one they are looking to sell??
  2. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Try here www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr350.htm
    They have the Clark 4.2,which is a great tank for $189!
  3. Bulleteer

    Bulleteer Aimless Wanderer

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    Nice bike! You did way better than me. I got this '94 off CL a few days ago, but paid $1750. I've already de-stickered it and have been working on returning it to stock. It looks like it will be a fine replacement for my XT225.

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    BTW, if you get a hankering to try a Supertrapp, let me know. I'd swap mufflers with you in a heartbeat. I generally like my bikes stock, or nearly stock.
  4. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Got it from a co-worker who mentioned in passing that he had a dual sport he didn't ride anymore! I jumped all over it!
  5. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Mine will be the counterpart to my 950 Adv. As far as exhaust, I'm going to go wiith the jesse mod. when I raise the $ for the pumper. Right now I'm focused on a tall seat and riser bars as I'm 6'3 and drag my knuckles. Then I'll put a decent set of springs front and rear.
  6. Bulleteer

    Bulleteer Aimless Wanderer

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    No, no no! Swap with me and let ME do the Jesse mod. :lol3

    p.s. Just trying to help a fellow FF out...:evil
  7. johnnyandjebus

    johnnyandjebus Been here awhile

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    Nice find on the bikes guys, looks like all 3 of you did well!!




    Originally Posted by RandyM
    I just ordered an Acerbis 4.25 gal tank from Justgastanks. They told me that the Acerbis tank was discontinued and they have the last two tanks coming in this week.

    :eek1

    dang, I really can't afford one now, but I'd really like to get one of the Acerbis. I should probably bite the bullet and order one before they are unobtanium.

    Does anybody know of any other place to get one in case these guys are sold out? Does anybody sell them for less? Does anybody here have one they are looking to sell??



    I had the same thought, the acerbis tank is sweet. Unfortunately my dr is on a farckles restricted diet this winter. Although I did just do my clutch today and a lightly used pumper carb is on it's way.
    I said diet not starvation:deal

    I pulled the old clutch plates/springs and installed new ones. The old ones looked good(with 22000 km's on the bike) and probably would have been fne for another 10'000 k's. While I had it apart I milled .005" off the back of the clutch basket hoping to cure the hard to find nuetral problem I have.
    Here are some pics just cause I'm bored.

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    John
  8. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    AWM...I hope you gave the PO a big kiss.:lol3

    He practically gave you that DR. Nice find.
  9. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Well if it was me,i might of even gave him some tounge!:D

    But it was Seabass that scored it.:cry
  10. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Guy had a moustache. There was going to be no tongue whatsoever:puke1

    :lol3:lol3:lol3
  11. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    I won't kiss guys with stashes either.:lol3

    Good deal, anyway.
  12. panzerphil

    panzerphil Freelance Adventurer

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    Picked up my 350 SEV today & rode it 30 miles home.

    1st impressions:

    The motor's OK pulls fine up to 70mph, it's an unfamiliar bike & my bro was following so I didn't risk going past 70.
    Front brake squeels when cold.
    Difficult to get into neutral.

    I like my bikes to be 'sorted' so it's going to take a few weekends to get this to a standard I'm happy with.

    Any tips for a new owner?

    Frame & some bits have rusted. The stand was very tight to fold down, a quick squirt of oil was all it needed.
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    I may replace the chain & sprockets.
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    Watch this space, I'll be back with updates.

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  13. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Ah come on man,didn't get it past 70mph!!!Saftey thrid!!!:rofl
  14. Hugh B

    Hugh B Adventurer

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    From what I've read, I was leaning towards the Acerbis because it has (I think) 2 petc*cks so you don't have to lean and shake to get all of the fuel. How does the Clark tank compare?
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I've got the Clarke tank and will be putting it on soon. I am somewhat bemused by the design because it looks like much of the capacity may be below the level of the petcock. I'm wondering how much capacity is really added.
  16. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Well,i run a IMS on my DR650,and have that problem once in a great while.So i just plant a foot,and pop the clutch do a good old MX turn and i get the gas to the petcock!!:thumb

    Its very rare that i get that far with over 200 miles range,and to me it isn't that big of a deal to lean it over if i get caught short.
    Trust me 200 or over on any DR is time to get off and strech anyway.
  17. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Has anybody sourced an extended shifter for the DR for big footed dudes?
  18. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    The acerbis tank is also a rather different shape from the others. Its quite thin between the knees, dips down lower then flares out in front of the knee pockets. Makes for a more comfortable and slimm feeling bike imho. The forward flare also tends to help keep wind from pulling your legs out for extended high speed rides.
  19. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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  20. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I bought mine last year with the Ebay rack on it. That rack is pretty sturdy. Attached a piece of painted plywood to the rack last summer for a couple of trips. Works great.

    no platform

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    With platform

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