DR350/250 Picture/Mod Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BikePilot, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    it sounds like this could be the one bike to rule them all..... like the one bike thats good for almost everything...

    food for thought for me...

    ultimately its awesome both luggage and bike itself..... and has me scouring for dr350s

    also the seat... me thinks you are fond of sites like bike exif etc .. that seat is classy

    your bike is my new favourite bike...
  2. el_lobo

    el_lobo Been here awhile

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    I found the list with the modifications! :D

    - frame sand blasted and 2k silver lacquered
    - 16l fuel tank (Acerbis)
    - seat upholstered and new cover
    - engine black painted (VHT HIGH TEMP engine paint)
    - 90mm Big Bore Bushing + Wössner forged piston (450 ccm)
    - compression increased (0.6 mm from the head ground)
    - channels in the cylinder head machined (especially at the outlet)
    - airbox modified + air filter (K&N)
    - flat slider carburettor with acceleration pump (Mikuni TM38)
    - vacuum-type petrol pump (Mikuni)
    - stainless steel mainfold with larger passage
    - aluminium muffler with e-number (HARPOON slightly shortened)
    - aluminium oil cooler (Honda CB450S)
    - oil temperature sensor with adapter (Koso)
    - oil pressure gauge (VW)
    - aluminium/Steel sprocket (Supersprox Stealth)
    - longer chain
    - Wilbers rear suspension optimised for 90kg
    - rear frame raised and welded
    - other high rear fender
    - aluminum holder for taillight, turn signal and license plate
    - waterproof plug for taillight and turn signal for quick disassembly
    - all LED-indicator + electronic flasher (e)
    - LED taillight (e)
    - Lifepo4 battery
    - new footrests (Pivot Pegz)
    - conical 28mm aluminum handlebar with adapter (MAGURA-X-Line)
    - steering stabilizer (Scotts)
    - stahlflex brake pipe front and rear (Spiegler)
    - lever protector with aluminum bracket
    - handlebar elevating 40mm
    - USD fork from a RM250 (Showa)
    - RM250 triple clamp with pressed-in DR350 control tube
    - new steering head bearings
    - new front wheel bearings for the 17mm RM250 front axle
    - new enduro front fender
    - new USD protectors
    - all swiches are now on the left (CEV)
    - hydraulic clutch actuation with decompression lever (MAGURA Hymec)
    - new lamp mask (TRAIL TECH X2)
    - conversion of lamps to HID with 35W and 55W
    - digital combi-instrument with speedo, speed, switching light, 2x temperature, volt ... (Koso KS)
    - on-board socket (Euro standard)
    - USB charging jack 2x
    - enduro folding mirror
    - frame protectors (Acerbis)
    - Pillion feet pegs removed
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  3. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Well, I made it.
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  4. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    some list

    did you perchance happen to do a build report for your bike... and for the bags acrually...
  5. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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  6. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    its an excellent looking little bike.... the seat s new shape seems to have given the entire bike a lower profile or is the back shock lowered slightly...
  7. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    98500 kms on the 250?
  8. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    It has DOHC for starters, so definitely not a DR250
  9. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    It is defiantly a DRZ250
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  10. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    That's a neat bike and got a good review in Cycle Canada when it came out. Kick, plus electric start, good suspension and decent power. Sadly, not street legal here.
  11. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Nor here. It looks like it is a little brother to the DR650
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  12. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    fucking bargain
  13. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    love the bottom pic.. of all the bikes in this entire thread this pic makes me wanna just jump on your bike and ride it.(i think the stunning vistas and glorious sunshine help)......its that simple... i wanna ride that bike...lol
  14. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Thanks! It's a 96 I picked up last year with only 800 miles on it. All original except for a new chain and completely unmolested (carb still had the EPA seal in it). I upgraded front and rear suspension, added a Seat Concepts seat, 5.8 gal XR650 tank, side racks, bars and risers, bark busters, electrics for running two GPS, an aux light, heated grips and a couple of tool tubes.

    Here's some more pics from the TAT you might like:
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  15. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    just giving me major bike envy........not just the bike either... the roads,. the red dirt..... bike is calling to me... the sunshine is calling to me......looks like decision has been made within the walls of the heart.... next bike dr350

    you guys sure have some amazing scenery to ride in
  16. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Those photos were all at least 1000 miles from home, sadly.

    C'mon admit it... it's the orange panniers that really tickle your fancy.
  17. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    i am liking the orange panniers also yes......has me debating buying a set.....though i liked el lobos ( further back in this thread somewhere) homemade giant loop thing ......

    just wanna hop on the bike.... i think partly that its midwinter.... and the bike is in that glorious sunshine.... although i did get out for a 100 miler today
  18. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    you got any more pics of the bags themselves...how have you managed to keep it watertight.. i think i see a zipper section.....
  19. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    In case you're shopping, there are some pretty cherry DR350SE models for sale in Tucson.

    Edit: They're mine, but I have too many.

    - Fun Wheel Drive -
  20. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    i d need a cargo ship to get it home...
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