DR350 Thread

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

  1. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    They are getting kind of rare now. The caps are super rare as they tend to fall off. Then people jsut remove the box and throw it away. My buddy made a cap from the bottom of a plastic oil container and strapped it on.

    If you want to give me a lot of money for a tool box with no cap PM me, I have one laying around:D
  2. Spad

    Spad Been here awhile

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    That's my kind of fancy. Somewhere in here there's a tool container made from parts of TWO plastic oil jugs sleeved over each other. Even fancier (and pretty effective-looking).

    - Spad
  3. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    what kind of bag is that?
  4. motolab

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    So in your mind name calling, insults, foul language, and ordering people around are preferable to factual technical information?

    Regards,

    Derek
  5. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    All right kids! I subscribe to this thread to learn about my little DR and hopefully pass some of my limited knowledge along as well.

    Take your schoolyard slap and tickle game to Jo Momma or PM each other to your hearts content.

    Rant off!
  6. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    can you show me how you made that tool tube?
  7. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    You again. No, I don't give a rat's ass about Webster's idea of what a true choke is. Like on old cars, with actual chokes. We all know this. Everyone knows this. Everyone knows bike chokes are not true chokes. We all know this, even you. And we don't care. At least the rest of us don't care.

    You don't understand at all, do you? Nobody cares but you. Call it a cold start enrichment valve all you want. That's fine with me. When you get tired of saying, "you know, the choke" so the person you are talking to knows what you mean, you can just call it a choke like everyone else.

    If Suzuki, BMW and every motorcyclist on Earth want to call it a choke, it works for me.

    Don't you have something more worthwile to get all bent out of shape over?
  8. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    I'm not bent out of shape at all, however it does seem like others may be. Otherwise why all the vitriol?

    Regards,

    Derek
  9. MrPulldown

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    That bag is nothing special what is special is the rack which he has it strapped to it. It is the stock rack or the stock rack clone. Not super rare but fairly hard to come by. It is welded off the stock S model steel grab bar.
    The bag looks like a small "tail bag". I use a bicycle rack trunk.

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    The tool tube is an agircultrual supply tractor operating instrcution holder. Can buy them at mnay various ag sites, or from vendors in the vendor section. Many discussions on how to mount. From hose clamps and nuts /blots. To aluminum angle section and hose clamps. Or auto exhuast clamps. Do a search for Tool Tube here in ADV and you will have reading matterial for a month.
  10. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    i have one in great shape that came with my bike, if you are still looking.
  11. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    I have limited fabrication skills and tools to bend an aluminum plate---can i see a close up of your tool tube mount? just clasp pipe hangers bolted to the tool kit mounts?
  12. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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  13. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Most of the aluminum bracket jobbies are made from pre bent aluminum angle. The angle is bolted to the stock tool tube mounting location and a few slots cut in the angle aright at the bend to slot hose clamps through it. Doing this way postiions the tube in a better location.

    With mine I jsut used two hose clamps through the tol box mount large holes. Then I bolted one of the tube's mounting ears to the threaded hole on the helmet lock mount (the weird looking tab on the plate holder bracket). The other mounting ear I use to have bolted to the back side of the battery box. However the tire woudl rub it, so I hacked it off. THe problem with mounting it this way is that the lid rubs the fender slightly, the threads of the cap get cross threaded, though they look like they are engaged properly. After severla miles of rocky bumpy jumpy trail the cap falls off and you lose your tools. More like strwen over miles of trail. That is why people opt to use the exhaust clamp of the angle bracket.

    I no longer carry that tool tube. FUCK Tools. My DR has never borken down on me. Actualy it is jsut a PITA to get your tools in and out of. So I did not reinstall the tube after a rework.
  14. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    AWESOME!! THANKS FOR THE INFO!! Yea....I have had no probs with my Dr--I wanted a protective tube to hold x-tra night glasses, phones and small loose gear as I like to ride as minimalist as I can. I don't like backacks and I like to be streamlined in the woods with just a camelpack if anything.
  15. mmanniko

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    My bike runs great and carburates clean unless it is a very rough surface like braking bumps or a rock field. It feels like it is getting too much fuel. I have played with lowering the float level and it reduced the issue but I went back to stock cause it caused other problems. The float does not have an adjustment for limiting the travel I could see.

    I have not heard of others mentioning this in this huge thread, so am I the only one and any ideas to fix it?

    Mark
    :ear
  16. thump!

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    BST carbs do that because the slide "bounces".
  17. mmanniko

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    It's a pumper, on the dirt model.
  18. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Fuck work!! I'm outta here.

    Going to ride up to the pacific crest, on my way home. The long way!!
  19. DR350seKING

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    2 day is the day I take the Dr out for the first real road trip. its not that far about 90 miles it should be fun going camping for the weekend



    on a side note:

    would anybody have a extra set of handlebars that they would want to sell the previous owner cut an inch off of each end of mine I would like that little bit of extra room for a phone or GPS mount
  20. DR350seKING

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