Pablo's DR350

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Pablo83, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  2. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    After riding it a bit, how are you liking the taller fifth and sixth gears?
  3. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Overall, the DR250S tranny is a great match for a bored out DR350. I love the gear spacing for 1st-4th, and the higher 5th and 6th are real useful, but I wish 5th and 6th were even higher. I want a bike that can go interstate speeds and still do stupid-difficult obstacles like what you find in Pritchett Canyon, Moab, but that's really asking a lot from any bike.

    I've experimented with a lot of gear combos now and what I'm going to do is gear the bike just a bit higher and carry a slightly smaller front sprocket in my rear pouch. It doesn't take long to swap it out, so when I'm doing real difficult trails I can slap on the lower gearing.
  4. Airvent

    Airvent Been here awhile

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    Do you have the exhaust from the dirt model? That could be causing some extra noise, plus a high comp piston :evil Looking forward to heading out there soon!
  5. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Today a friend called me asking if I had an extra circlip because he lost his on the trail today and his sprocket popped off. Another guy here on ADV had the same problem as well. When I posted the below info on the DR350 thread some people went and checked their circlips and found they were loose. So go check your circlip and make sure it's in good shape.

  6. slowsuki1

    slowsuki1 Been here awhile

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    i put a second air filter in my airbox, it quiets the bike down some , say 15-20%, not huge, but no power loss to speek of.
  7. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    After reading your post about it, I got four of them. One to replace my loose one before it fell off, three more in the tool kit.
  8. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  9. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Is there a link to this swap somewhere?
  10. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    jessepitt has done this. He had some pics posted earlier in this thread, but the links are no longer good. You might PM him for more info.
  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Another one of my favorite pics from this summer.
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    VI-RIDER n00b

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  13. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    My word... a jaw dropping pic:eek1
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    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    Great thread. Very helpful.




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  15. wkbogie

    wkbogie Adventurer

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    Great thread. Y'all are awesome! After several days of finding reasons why I should read this thread instead of work, I am now finished. I just bought a 91 DR250s and a 91 DR350s (possibly with a big bore kit in it) and can't wait to tear into them.
    The 250 runs and is legal as it sits, but the PO of the 350 said the carb dropped some screw (?) so he gave me a replacement carb with it. The 350 is definitely in worse shape than the 250, but for $300 each, I am optimistic. seeing as how I am on a very small budget, I am sure my time will need to replace money in this endeavor. So I hope y'all don't mind, but I may need some help when I get started on the 350. Thank you for all the info on these bikes, this is my first non-street Suzuki and after reading this I am pumped. :clap
  16. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Wow. I got my bikes for about $900 each and I thought I got a good deal. I bet when you're done you can assemble and extra bike with the leftover parts and sell it for more than $300.

    Something to consider: I am told the DR250 CDI has a more aggressive spark advance and will give you more power than the DR350 CDI. I am running the DR250 CDI with a high compression big bore kit and when I go below 4000' elevation the engine starts to ping at WOT. So if you do have a high compression big bore kit, or you think you might install one, save the 350's CDI; you might need it to keep the engine from pinging.
  17. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Is this for a new build, replacment, or spare?
  19. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I already have a spare so I won't be bidding on this one. I only see 1 or 2 of these for sale each year so I posted it because I thought someone else might be interested.
  20. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up! Super tempting, bunch of other stuff in the works atm.