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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leonphelps, May 16, 2007.
You mean you got rid of all your DR350s. Didn't you have like 5 of them?
Solo run to Big Bay, MI and some trails in between this past weekend. 50 degrees and sunny that fine day, 30 degrees and 2 inches of snow a couple days later... Our motorcycle riding season is coming to an end up here, glad I took advantage of the nice weather that day to get out and ride !!
I liked the 99 kicker better.
After the big bore, seat concepts and custom mods I still never got it to be the right bike for me.
Cash is really useful rn too.
Based on the size/orientation of his plate, I'm going to guess he's in Europe somewhere, maybe Australia... could very well be wrong, though.
If you haven't sorted this yet, I have used wirecut in Indianapolis to remove a broken bolt. There should be something close to you though.
Well thanks for the answers to my questions a few weeks ago. I’m picking up a DR350 today and joining the ranks.
You’ll like it!
I went to the museum yesterday.
Doesn’t this look like an extended fuel scre thingy?
Looks like a bit of copper pipe with trash piled on it to me.
DIY....The stock screw, a bit of brass rod, a brass nut and some solder.
So I rode my new dr350 ~250 miles from MI to OH.
Still learning the bike obviously. Two things started to happen mid ride.
1. About mid throttle the engine would loose power. If I increased throttle, it would come back. Had me thinking carburetor but the PO said it was just serviced my his mechanic and a new petcock installed. Thoughts?
2. The clutch was giving noise/vibrations when releasing the last bit of the lever. Almost like a chattering/crunching feel. There was too much wind noise to hear it well and it seemed to be worse in the upper gears than lower gears. Thoughts?
Is the air box cut, modified? Does it have an aftermarket exhaust?
Honestly, it could be one of a dozen things. You'll probably have to take the carb off, give it a thorough inspection and cleaning.
Maybe your shift drum bolt is loose?
Download the manual here: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_workshop_manuals___shop_manuals___service_manuals.html
Thanks for the link! The bike should be stock as far as I know.
I’ll look into the drum bolt.
clutch crunch was this for me back in march. had the stackup in the wrong order
Where did all the bearing rollers go?
i assume near the oil pump pickup.
couldnt retrieve with a magnet
I had my clutch basket nut come loose on me. Thank doG for the locking washer. This made the clutch engagement go thunk thunk thunk. Not quite crunch.
There seems to be a rash of cylinder heads on ebay right now. More than I have seen for sale at one time. This is concerning, as it means the rate of bikes been part out is currently high. We need more DR as fully functioning units and a slow and steady # of parts out occurring to keep the running bikes alive and feed with spares.
Do you regularly look for this kind of stuff or are you in need of a head?
I was wondering if I should put up a notification for stuff listed on Craigslist around me. Just in case someone has a good DR part bike for sale.
Mine was a very low miles asphalt only and just as yours just serviced by a shop that I went to to ask about the bike's condition and told me it was ready to braaaap all summer.
Loose primary nut
Loose clutch basket nut
Clutch drag (basket stuck if nut torqued to spec)
Carb needs to be worked on.
Now suspecting loose shift drum bolt
You'll really like the bike and think that anybody planning on keeping one should at one point have a look under the clutch cover to check fastening and proper fit of those parts.
no kidding. seems daily another DR350 parted out on ebay. a shame, but there are tons of parts available. some of the prices are insanely high, these arent BMWs haha