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Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Agreed. I carry a spare, but I've been using the...

Agreed. I carry a spare, but I've been using the same one for "forever" now already.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Ah, just the bulb. Yes, an 1157 will do the trick...

Ah, just the bulb. Yes, an 1157 will do the trick nicely as it is a dual element bulb: one "dim" element for the tail light, another "bright" element for the brake light. Try to source an 1157LL...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Depends on the model. Easy enough to look it up...

Depends on the model. Easy enough to look it up at an online store or in one of the four spare parts catalogs I assembled:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi plugeye, That is an excellent question....

Hi plugeye,

That is an excellent question. there should be no need for a spherical bearing and I really don't know why one was used.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
No, I don't have it. Largely because I've never...

No, I don't have it. Largely because I've never had one of those carburetors and then sourced the o-ring for it. I'd like to offer it, though. I'll see what I can do in the future...

Regards,
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I had tank panniers on my DR350 once...they were...

I had tank panniers on my DR350 once...they were always in the way of my knees and made me spread my legs really wide to accommodate them. Other guys love them. YMMV...

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I bought one for a lot more than $100 and it is...

I bought one for a lot more than $100 and it is worth every penny. The bigger one made by Giant Loop. Not cheap, but very good IMHO.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, OEM Suzuki oil filters. More here: ...

Yep, OEM Suzuki oil filters. More here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_filter_comparison.html

As for oil, I ONLY use yak fat from grass fed yaks. Grain fed yaks do not yield the best oil...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep! Since it was related to the carburetor, I...

Yep! Since it was related to the carburetor, I figured that I'd better mention something about performance...lest it be perceived as a quick way add 5 HP :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Without the mod, any fuel that escapes during a...

Without the mod, any fuel that escapes during a tip over has a strong tendency to remain in the hose and the carb will not vent properly making it very hard to start. The T-vent mod simply provides a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Some of it is likely there...and I've got some...

Some of it is likely there...and I've got some additional jet information here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I agree with Friedom's assessment of $1300 -...

I agree with Friedom's assessment of $1300 - $1500 for the dirt only 1999 350. BUT, the lack of a title will be a problem for many (including me). Personally, I'd drop at least $500 for the lack of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have some info here: ...

I have some info here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_carburetor_jets.html

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Matt, That is a great tip. For years I've...

Hi Matt,

That is a great tip. For years I've plucked a wire from a wire brush and used that to clean out jets. But, it is a limited size and will only fit through jets larger than its diameter....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
No, nothing else to do. I just bolted them in...

No, nothing else to do. I just bolted them in place and reassembled. Runs perfectly now. I do not believe any "micro" adjustment is needed.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Al, there are also a pair of sealing...

Hi Al,

there are also a pair of sealing washers that are located on either side of the clutch cable bracket (two for each bolt). Those might be the cause, too.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I bet you'll be fine for mostly pavement riding.

I bet you'll be fine for mostly pavement riding.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Al, I tried this on my old 1993 dirt...

Hi Al,

I tried this on my old 1993 dirt model. It worked, but there was so much up and down movement of the forks that I could not keep the wire from breaking due to fatigue. I eventually gave up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I buy OEM now, too. Here is my experience with...

I buy OEM now, too. Here is my experience with one alternative to the OEM:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_filter_comparison.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi zaTTaz, I have not added any additional...

Hi zaTTaz,

I have not added any additional fuse protection to the factory wiring. I did need to do quite a bit of repair to the original harness when I first purchased my 1999 SE, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, it appears bonded to me, too. I'd rather not...

Yep, it appears bonded to me, too. I'd rather not re-engineer it.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi MrPulldown, My spacing is 30mm, not 35mm....

Hi MrPulldown,

My spacing is 30mm, not 35mm. I've got a lead on one that I think will work and it is less expensive than $75 each. I'm waiting on more information to come in here before pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi thump!, Thanks! I contacted Ricky Stator...

Hi thump!,

Thanks! I contacted Ricky Stator and unfortunately they do not have anything that will work.

Since I have a replacement on hand, I have time to look around. I'd rather not spend $75...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yes, they appear identical and are supposed to...

Yes, they appear identical and are supposed to have the same resistance. One is mounted "right side up" and the other one is mounted "upside down"...positioned solely by the brackets.

I plan to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Pickup Coil #1

Hello everyone,

Saturday afternoon I did my ~yearly check to see how much distance was left on my automatic timing chain tensioner. After buttoning it back up, I attempted to start the motorcycle....
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Any source for aftermarket pickup coils?

Hi all,

I'm looking for replacement pickup coils for my 1999 DR350 SE. I'll give Ricky Stator a call later this morning to see if he has any. Does anyone else know of other sources? Thanks!
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Roland, One more final thought... If...

Hi Roland,

One more final thought...

If I were to purchase another tank, it would very likely be the XR tank that several people have now very successfully and relatively simply fit to their...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi rolandtiangco, IMHO, None of the three...

Hi rolandtiangco,

IMHO, None of the three purpose made tanks is perfect (Acerbis, Clarke, IMS). Here is my take:

1. Acerbis - Good capacity. Everybody likes petcocks on both sides until they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I have no idea what the dyno-jet considers. You...

I have no idea what the dyno-jet considers. You might want to contact them directly and see what they have to say.

Honestly, jet kits are just a conveniently assembled group of carburetor parts....
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Interesting. I've been using 1/2 OEM and 1/2...

Interesting. I've been using 1/2 OEM and 1/2 heavy duty springs in my DR350 for a couple of years now. I've never had any trouble with the plates binding and I don't mind the pull at all. When I had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Sounds exactly like a UNI filter to me. ...

Sounds exactly like a UNI filter to me.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Some more info and details here on wheel...

Some more info and details here on wheel bearings:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_wheel_bearings_and_seals.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi halmc, I'll take a stab...there are...

Hi halmc,

I'll take a stab...there are really only four things (that I can think of) that might cause this:
1. Master cylinder faulty - needs a rebuild.
2. Caliper faulty - needs a rebuild.
3....
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I wouldn't worry about it. Clean it off, put it...

I wouldn't worry about it. Clean it off, put it back together, and change oil regularly. I doubt you'll have any trouble.

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I run 14 PSI front and 18 PSI rear all the time...

I run 14 PSI front and 18 PSI rear all the time when I am in the dirt (I've not put any rim locks on my 1999 SE model). Sometimes I'll run the rear at 15 PSI and I've never had a problem. Really the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hi Al, I found the same thing with some...

Hi Al,

I found the same thing with some other filters. See here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dr350_oil_filter_comparison.html

Regards,

Gregory Bender
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
I am a big fan of Rick at Cogent Dynamics...

I am a big fan of Rick at Cogent Dynamics (http://www.motocd.com/mc/). He set me up with the correct springs for my 1999 SE front and back. I also had him rebuild the rear shock and send me the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Hey!!! Great minds think alike :> I took my...

Hey!!! Great minds think alike :> I took my Daughter on her first real ride this weekend, too. She was born at home, so was introduced to my Moto Guzzis before she was one hour old (really). This...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Greg Bender
Yep, This Old Tractor...

Yep, This Old Tractor (http://www.thisoldtractor.com/)...though I've never really marketed it as such. Honestly, I've never marketed it at all! :>

Regards,

Gregory Bender
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