DR350 Thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Stock is 10W.
  5. 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

    [​IMG]
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. LoopGaroo

    LoopGaroo Been here awhile

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    The MMoto rack looks great. What about the shipping; was it expensive and lengthy?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
    [​IMG]

    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
  11. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    ANy one in the States have those racks.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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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.
  15. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    I am trying to order some spare tubes and need a little guidance on the proper sizes/brand. I am running MT-21 tires, 90/90-21 on the front, 120/90-18 on the rear. I am trying to order from RockyMountainATV and it's not real clear on their website.

    Thanks!
  16. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    It is not super critical as long as you have the diameter correct. Typically go for the biggest tube that does not go over the the width.

    I also like to go with the Heay duty ones.

    It is easier to post which tubes you are looking at for us to help choise. There are a millions tubes on their site, all of which are sized differently. I know: what a confusing mess.

    For example with these MSR HD tubes:
    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/86/176/864/-/1731/MSR-Heavy-Duty-Motorcycle-Tube?term=tubes
    100/100x18
    <LI id=2 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="177" data-disabled="false" data-val="41">110/100x18<LI id=3 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="178" data-disabled="false" data-val="901">110/90x19<LI id=4 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="179" data-disabled="false" data-val="1510">120/100x18<LI id=5 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="180" data-disabled="false" data-val="1215">120/90x19<LI id=6 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="181" data-disabled="false" data-val="43">2.50x10<LI id=7 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="182" data-disabled="false" data-val="313">70/100x17<LI id=8 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="183" data-disabled="false" data-val="1405">80/100x12<LI id=9 class=selectboxit-option role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="184" data-disabled="false" data-val="262">80/100x14<LI id=10 class="selectboxit-option selectboxit-option-last" role=option jQuery110109042314670809439="185" data-disabled="false" data-val="1204">80/100x21
    I'd get the 110/90x18 for the rear and the 80/100x21 for the front.
  17. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Highly considering ditching the KLR for the Dr350... There is a kicker only 98 on clist. How much will I hate not having e start?
  18. mfleck

    mfleck Fleckster

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    I bought a 1990 and am working on fixing the carb. Mine has 3k on it give me a call if I can help you out with details on a dr350 254 319 2203

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  19. mrchristian

    mrchristian Been here awhile

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    Intersting. It's still pretty hot and I'd like to throw on my soft throw-across saddlebags that I used on the Ninja. I've fit them and the plastic guards keep them off the pipe but I would like a little extra protection if they shift around. Anyone use one of these from Giant Loop? Only $25. Looks like it would do the trick.

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    http://www.ktm-parts.com/HSHS.html#.UhvYQn_lctU
  20. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    Mine is kickstart only. If you get it set up right they are not hard to start EXCEPT when you stall it in a rut, puddle or on a steep grade that makes it hard to get a full stroke on the starter. THEN you will miss e-start.