DR350 Thread

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

  1. Greg Bender

    Greg Bender Long timer

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    My 1999 SE idles great.

    When I first got my 1993 dirt model, it idled very poorly. A new pumper carb solved that problem (along with a lot of TLC everywhere else). When I switched to the the CV carb shortly after fitting the new pumper, it still idled great.

    I've got a 1990 dirt engine I'm resurrecting right now. The pumper it came with is nearly new, but it isn't idling great. I need to test all the electrical first to make sure that is functioning great. But, I suspect I may need to hone the cylinder and re-ring the piston. We'll see...

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    Gregory Bender
  2. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    You might be able to fix it.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10941078&postcount=2980
  3. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    Well good, at least I have something to look forward to after my rebuild.
  4. ceke

    ceke Been here awhile

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    Thanks guru's and all for contributing your knowledge to this thread, my new to me 96 plated Dirt DR is quickly becoming my favorite bike and I've had many over the years.

    [​IMG]

    Bought it stock for $1500, new fluids and filters, drum bolt checked good, valves adjusted, rode for a couple hundred miles and added Pro Taper ATV Mid Bars, X Strong Guards, New Kenda K270 rubber, new Seat Concepts seat, Vapor Tech, ATV tank panniers. I'll be swapping the tank for an Acerbis soon, and adding Dirtbagz panniers to get it ready for some desert weekend camping trips. It's a keeper.
  5. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Good deal, ceke. I feel the same way about my DR. If I ever have to get down to just one bike, I'll sell the FJR and keep the DR. :D

    How do you like the Seat Concepts seat?
  6. DR350seKING

    DR350seKING Adventurer

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    how do like the k270's I put a front one on and like it so far (about 200 miles) and im going to replace the back as soon as it needs it. I was thinking about going with the 5.10 what size did u go with. where did u find the tank bags? every thing I seem to find is way to big for the tank they look like the fit great
  7. TopDeadCenter

    TopDeadCenter Been here awhile

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    Just a few quick questions.

    What are the drawbacks of running a manual decomp head on an electric start motor?

    Would you run new/reconditioned rockers on an old cam?

    Reason I ask is my motor started making clackety noises. Checked the valve clearances and adjusted. No change. I had to take the valve cover off to re-seal it anyway. It was then that I found the exhaust rocker was fried. It looks as if some of the rtv had found its way into the passages, partially blocking them.

    I had thought this was a auto decomp motor but I know the PO has really messed this thing. Looks as if he put a dirt head on a e start cylinder/motor.


    I know I can get my rockers and cam reconditioned by Web or Megacycles. Anyone have a preferance?

    Thanks,

    Josh
  8. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    If you are a SE (maybe even an S) and you have to pull the clutch lever in to start the bike you have to make sure it has the clutch saftey switch arm.
  9. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Has anyone added a kick starter to an e-start bike (1995) as a back up? If so, how involved is it?
  10. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Stock is 10W.
  11. Pablodakar

    Pablodakar Been here awhile

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    Hi, I´m looking for luggage rack (sides) to install givi or similar cases, but now, I don´t find it. are there some manufacturer with luggage systems for DR350SEX?

    regards

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  12. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    We just installed the MMoto complete rack on my wife's 1995 DR350SE. I think it works for the later models, but check me on that. The rack is as solid as the frame of the bike, and we are mounting Pelican hard cases on it. TCI products says theirs can only hold soft saddlebags.

    MMoto:
    http://www.mmotoparts.com/product/complete-rack-for-suzuki-dr-250s-dr350s

    TCI:
    http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts.com/product/TCI-87-340.html
  13. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    Click my sig to see some pics of the tci racks.

    Edit: I see the other response has some good pics. But I don't see where it says only soft bags can be used. Granted, I haven't done it, but I would think a "universal" mounting kit would be able to work.
  14. LoopGaroo

    LoopGaroo Been here awhile

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    The MMoto rack looks great. What about the shipping; was it expensive and lengthy?
  15. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    My guess would be it's to clear saddlebags so they don't melt or stink of exhaust fumes. Should be easy enough to un-modify. No need to buy a new exhaust.
  16. Pablodakar

    Pablodakar Been here awhile

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    Thanks for answers... mmoto looks nice, and I think it must work in DR350SEX ´99 model.

    But It seems side pannels is a bit forwarded.
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    this is hepcko becker rack (discontinued, not compatible with 97-99 models), position it´s to rear
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    with mmoto and cases installed, is it comfortable to drive?

    can you put a photo with mmoto and cases installed?

    when you order, did you get the kit to use givi luggage? and last question, is it included all in photo? (rear luggage and side luggage?)

    regards and thanks
  17. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    ANy one in the States have those racks.
  18. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I emailed the guy at TCI racks (can't remember his name) and he said he did not recommend mounting heavy cases because bouncing could crack the welds. It should be noted that this was his opinion for ALL manufacturer's racks for the DR, not just the TCI. He said that the OutBack rack system was strong enough, but not offered for the DR350. He also said that the lower shelf on the Denali and Sequoia racks is removable to decrease width when the bags aren't mounted. You have to appreciate their honesty, which speaks well of their customer service.

    That MMoto picture does show all of the rack. I had to relocate the license plate light because of the hoop that goes around the back of the bike. I have mounted the Givi Monolock top box plate, and it was a bit tricky getting all four clamps to line up, but it works great. We ordered it directly from the Ukraine (while crossing my fingers). It took less than 2 weeks to recieve it, and shipping was around 40 bucks, which still came in similar to the TCI rack. I couldn't find it in the states.

    I don't have the Pelican cases mounted yet, but hop to do it this week. They will sit a bit forward, but not enough to be in the way. If you plan to ride 2-up (we don't) it would be tight for the passenger. We did not buy the Givi adaptor plate offered by Mmoto, because our top loader Pelican boxes are too small for those perimeter frames. We will be using small box tubing and the Happy Trails pannier mount kit instead.
  19. Pablodakar

    Pablodakar Been here awhile

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    license plate light seems a problem. The hoop, I think, is wrong located. It could be inside the body.

    batanga cases seems nice. 26 liters option would be perfect option for small bikes
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    high country herb... do you have some pic with this rack in DR? I would thank to see how match with rear lights (european).

    maybe, contacting with MMOTO, to modify the rear bar to put it inside?

    regards
  20. 2old2Bbold

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    Several people have added a kick starter. Here's a list of parts.... http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4740279&postcount=23 .... Don't think you need the decomp parts, The SE cam has the decomp built in. Most of this stuff can be sourced from ebay.