Pablo's DR350

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

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I hate kickstand switches. Removing it is easy. Unplug and unbolt the switch; throw it away. Follow the two switch wires (one green, one black w/ white) up through the wiring harness as far as you want to take them. Cut and solder them together. A butt connector would work to, but if it ever came loose you would have a very difficult time trying to find out why your engine dies when you put it in gear, so I suggest soldering and shrink tube.

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  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  3. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    The DR350 has a larger rod on the end of the shift pawl than the DR250S. I'm guessing the smaller rod was digging into the case so Suzuki made it larger.

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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    The 250 is running! It still has some clutch drag so it will have to come back in some time, but I had to make room in the shop for other projects so right now it sits on the back porch.

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  5. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    What's next?
  6. juda5

    juda5 Been here awhile

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    That skid plate looks awesome! :thumb

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    3uba296 Thumpcurious

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    Love this thread! :lurk
  8. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    And a higher rev limit (though the 350 should get stiffer valve springs and ti retainers before you try and rev it that high imho).
  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    That's good to know. I'll be retaining the RPM gauge from the 250 which shows redline at 9500. Do you know what RPM the rev limiter activates for the 250 and 350?
  10. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I need a longer clutch cable. Any ideas?
  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I put on some high bars. The clutch cable binds when I turn the bars all the way to the side. My bark busters won't fit. The new DR350 brake lever I ordered doesn't fit on the DR250 master brake cylinder I'm using. And I somehow ordered DR650 throttle and clutch cables. Time for a drink.

    But Shearboy sent me a new oil pump gear and that went in great, so the engine's back together. Thanks again Shearboy.
  12. frdbronco8

    frdbronco8 Been here awhile

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    Ouch sounds like one of my days in the garage! Keep up the good work and if it makes you feel better the rest of us are learning from your hard work and struggles! Nah didnt think it would :D
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    Motion pro will have you fixed right up!
  14. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    So yer got any holes in the walls or did yer manage to hold it together?

    I have thrown the odd tool under similar circumstances.

    Sometimes the world just wants to kick the shit out of you for no reason.[​IMG]


    Just to tell you I had the same problem when I put Rox Raisers on mine , I thought about it for a bit and whacked 3/4" off each end of the bars and the problem went away , fantastic through those heavily wooded sections we all ride in CO too!

    There is not a back buster that can't be fitted with a vise and a hammer!

    Do you really need to use the 250 master cylinder ? I have a spare 350 one laying about here somewhere Mate.
  15. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    My shop has cinder block walls so no, there are no holes. Unfortunately I end up damaging my tools instead of the walls.


    Really? I used a vise, BFH, a hack saw, a drill and a tap on these and they still won't fit. I know I could have fit them with more work, but I figured if I was putting this much work in them, I should start with a model that I liked better anyway.


    No, I don't really need the 250 cylinder. I used it to retain the mirror mount in case I ever decided I needed it, but with the current problems, I'm going to switch it out. I still have the 350 cylinder, but thanks for the offer.
  16. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    what kind of pressure is acceptable? i want to check out a 96 model se this weekend.
    thanks for your help!
    dean
  17. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Don't know. I haven't gotten the right adapter for my compression tester yet, so I haven't run a test on my 250. And the 350 has an auto decomp mechanism, so a compression test wouldn't work on that model anyway.

    Maybe someone on the DR350 thread knows.
  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    My bad-ass hand guards arrived today: Acerbis Rally II's.

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    They cost a little more than I wanted to spend, but I thought I should invest in something nice since I get a lot of use out of them. But it turns out these suck! I assumed from the picture and price that they where aluminium, but they are all plastic, and flexible plastic at that. How can you charge $80 for plastic hand guards? I should have done more research. I've spent so much on worthless parts so far. Let's see...

    Clarke tank with 2lb unusable fuel: $200
    Spare cables for a DR650: $35
    Flexible plastic hand guards: $80

    This is supposed to be a budget build. God, I suck. :baldy
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  20. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Yes, I've looked at his stuff quite a bit, but I bend bars so often that I'm sticking with the cheaper 7/8" bars on this bike. Plus I'm sticking with the stock gauges which doesn't leave much room in the top clamp area for that setup.

    I've ordered some Cycra's. Hopefully they'll work. If this setup doesn't hold up for the summer then next winter I'll invest in a Vapor, HDB guards, and go back to fat bars.