DR350 Thread

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

  1. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    My street model, with CV carb, has a wee bit of a choke problem. When I start it cold, the choke knob tends to open by itself and then the engine dies. I have to hold the choke closed until the engine warms up. Any thing I should look for next time I'm in the carb?
  2. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    The "choke" is technically an enrichment circuit. The are little ridges on the shaft that hold it in place in the on and half-on positions. The entire assembly can be removed and replaced or maybe repaired. I've seen small zip-ties used around the rubber dust shield to make them snug on the shaft.
  3. mwilliamshs

    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    Does the DR faithful have a preferred clutch/brake lever replacement? I've searched and found EMGO, Motion Pro, MSR, Moose, blah blah etc. Forged, cast, snapback, with molded in grips, black, polished...long lists. I'm looking for a simple lever that fits correctly, feels okay, and that will neither break the bank nor the first time I dump the bike. I have sturdy handguards and ride cautiously but hope to only buy new levers once. I have broken (but usable) stockers for spares. Also I've seen some curled up ends, wassup wif dat?
  4. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    I'm back! w00t! So excited to have a DR again. Here's the 99 I picked up today:

    [​IMG]
  5. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    My new to me 99 also has a broken brake lever. What say you collective?
  6. parttime rider

    parttime rider in the woods

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    anybody looking for a stock tank? give me a pm its off a 98se.
  7. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Will that fit a 90 dirt model? I'm still learning my DRs.
    So, I'm all about it!
  8. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Nice bike,congrats! Enjoy it!
  9. mwilliamshs

    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    Friedom, read the last 2 pages. Excellent lesson in gas tank compatibility, including pics. I sent a pm about the tank btw. Couple hours ago.
  10. redleger

    redleger Horrible Mechanic

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    That is a good looking well cared for physically bike. Enjoy it.

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
  11. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    i too have the stock metal tank from a STREET version 93 dr350s (kick only) its gotta big DINGE in it though. id part with it, its collecting dust and taking up space. lol

    STill has stock decals on it too!
  12. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I'm getting the idea that everyone upgrades their tanks and has the ol' stockers laying around?

    Where in western PA are you? I used to live in Eighty Four(where the lumber company comes from) and still have family there.
  13. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Thanks for the compliments on the new ride guys, but I have two more questions for tonight.

    #1. I need a new gas cap for my 1999 S model. Are these standard or do I need a specific cap?

    #2. Can anyone recommend a place to get a factory service manual for this little beast?

    Thanks in advance.
  14. mwilliamshs

    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    Searching works. "DR350 manual" will lead you to:

    The Great Greg Bender has a manual on his thisoldtractor site. Download it and include him in your bedtime prayers.

    Gas cap should be keyed to your ignition. If you'd like to remainlremain lockable you can buy a cap and pay to have it rekeyed. You can buy a cap and ignition keyed alike. You can buy a cap and key and add a key to your ring. You can buy a non-locking cap too. Your call. Ebay is an easy place to find all this. Others sources are a google away.
  15. mustangwagz

    mustangwagz Been here awhile

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    Armstrong County, bout hour or so NE of pittsburgh. I been through "84" a time or 2.
  16. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    I purchase the OEM Suzuki levers. They are not much more than the aftermarket units and I know they will fit and function perfectly. I've not had to replace the clutch perch nor the front brake master cylinder perch, only levers. With handguards, I've fallen a bunch of times with zero damage to the levers. All the same, I do carry a spare of each in my tool roll.

    FYI, I purchase almost all my OEM parts from RockyMountainATVMC. I have also used other providers with great success. There is only one place I have used with which I will no longer conduct a simple business transaction: http://www.partzilla.com/

    Regards,

    Gregory Bender
  17. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    I'm aware, but thanks. :norton
  18. duncanbojangles

    duncanbojangles Adventurer

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    I ordered an MSR AOF Clutch Perch And Lever from Amazon recently and just put it on my bike a few days ago. It is significantly nicer than the stock clutch lever and perch.

    The lever runs in a little bearing which gives me lots of fine control and makes my clutch feel buttery smooth (even though it's knackered all to heck and back). The perch clamps down on a plastic ring that fits around your bars. I'm not sure if this is to allow the same perch fit on oversized bars (1 1/8") or if it allows the perch to rotate around the bar instead of snapping the lever when your bike decides to take a dirt nap.

    The adjustment knob on the MSR clutch is big and easily worked with gloves on. Also, the knob locks in place by itself, so you don't have to loosen the locking ring, turn the darn barrel adjuster, and tighten the locking ring to adjust your cable play. All you do is turn the adjusting knob, and *click*, it stays where you left it.

    There's also a little screw that seems to adjust some other facet of clutch lever operation, but I'm not sure what it's for. I guess it could be used to prevent the lever from opening all the way, in case you have short fingers and can't stretch 'em far enough to grab the lever.

    I must say, for the price ($25) I couldn't be happier with this product. The smoothness of the lever is what will make me buy this product again for my next bike, it's just that nice. It is well made and uses standard Honda CR style levers, so all sorts of replacements (including customizable) levers exist on the marketplace. The only downside is that this clutch perch does not include a threaded hole to mount your side view mirrors in. You'll have to either live without, get a standalone mirror&perch, or run bar-end mirrors.
  19. mwilliamshs

    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    Pics?
  20. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    Will it fit behind handguards? If so, I'll buy it even if I don't need it. :lol3 Sounds like a good product.