DR350 Thread

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

  1. 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?
  2. motolab

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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
  3. 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.
  4. gyanse1

    gyanse1 n00b

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    i have one in great shape that came with my bike, if you are still looking.
  5. 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?
  6. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. thump!

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

    mmanniko Adventurer

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    It's a pumper, on the dirt model.
  12. 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!!
  13. 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
  14. DR350seKING

    DR350seKING Adventurer

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  15. LoopGaroo

    LoopGaroo Been here awhile

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    The PO of my DR had rattle canned the tank white and it was bubbling like crazy when i bought it. I stripped the paint to find a UV-yellowed tank with "stencil" marks from oddly placed decals. It looked horrible so I plasti dipped it. It turned out great, but every time I go offroad it get worse and worse. I like the rubbery texture on the tank though, it's easy to grip with your knees while standing. Plasti Dip also holds up surprisingly well to split gasoline.

    Pretty decent results for a $6 can and about an hour of time...Here it is a few days after dipping:

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  16. LoopGaroo

    LoopGaroo Been here awhile

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    I found this (NOS) DG Baja skid plate on amazon last week. I haven't seen any of these around. Dirtoverstock was the seller, I'm not sure if they have anymore. Seems pretty tough, but required a little filing to get it mounted correctly.

    You can also see my plasti-dipped tank after a two trail rides:
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  17. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    That skid plate is beefy. I ahev never seen one that comes up so high. Must be great to protect the oil hoses from flying gravel. My skid is peppered with marks from flying gravel all the wya up to the top edge. I'd assume that more fly higher and strick the oil hoses. The oil drain plug guard looks awesome.

    Plastic dip tends to peel a bit. Did you rough up the tank prior to spraying. Have you tried rubberiszed undercoat spray or bedliner?
  18. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    Anyone here have a supertrapp? I heard somewhere it was 4 discs to bolt on a stock dr. Currently running 6 and it cuts out on the freeway with any extra throttle.
  19. AleksTheGreat

    AleksTheGreat Been here awhile

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    I have a set of stock set of handlebars, shoot me a PM and I can send you some pictures.

    I also have the stock tool box and even includes the stock rubber cap!
  20. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    4 discs seems to be the ticket. Plus a quarter turn out with the idle air screw. Will have to wait to see what the plug says...