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Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Rocker Arm

Somehow my exhaust valve tappet screw stripped in threads of the rocker arm and has been giving me issues for two weeks. Now I am thinking I will just replace the entire exhaust rocker arm..

How...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
valve check gone wrong

As I was finishing my last valve clearance on my 97SE, I managed to strip the exhaust valve screw/nut.

In order to fix this, am I able to take that bolt right off the rocker arm?

Heli coil?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Well I purchased the All Balls seal kit because I...

Well I purchased the All Balls seal kit because I was under the impression it would be a good idea to change them ( It has been at least 5 years since the forks have been serviced).


...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Thanks for the help. For my stock 97SE, it looks...

Thanks for the help. For my stock 97SE, it looks like I'll need about 1100ML of 10W fluid. There has to be a way to get around purchasing a $40 fork seal tool..
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Fork oil

Hi guys,

What do you guys recommend for fork oil? I was looking at Maxima fork oil and it looks like I'll need around 9 ounces per fork.

This is the first time I will be doing this so your...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Thought I saw your bike in the flea market? ...

Thought I saw your bike in the flea market?

I have the gripper seat concepts, cover only, with the stock suzuki foam and it honestly made a difference for me. It is more comfortable than the oem...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33,452
Views: 4,275,201
Posted By smc5735
Appreciate that response, Slomo. I will probably...

Appreciate that response, Slomo. I will probably also use the PVC pipe method. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 12:36 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Front fork rebuild

Hey guys,

I wanted to get some opinions on rebuilding the front forks. I purchased new Eibach springs and called around to a few shops to get prices. The lowest I found was $150 for both front...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By smc5735
I found it funny his buddy was running around in...

I found it funny his buddy was running around in his boxers lol
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By smc5735
5.10 went on but required a bit more muscle... ...

5.10 went on but required a bit more muscle...

If you ever want to head into mass. to ride let me know! Was just up on the kanc a few weeks ago and found some dirt roads with my buddy and his...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By smc5735
Just ordered a 5.10, curious on people's thoughts...

Just ordered a 5.10, curious on people's thoughts about the size. I wonder if this will have any negative effects..
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By smc5735
I have tried it with a very nice screw extraction...

I have tried it with a very nice screw extraction kit, vice grips and anything else you can imagine. My buddies have given it a shot and no go. It is a tough one! I would try heat but I realize...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Oil change question

Hey guys,

On my 97 dr350, the bolt that is on the frame to drain the oil is beyond stripped and will need to have a wrench welded to it to get it off.

If I just drain the oil out of the crank...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Great information. Thanks guys !

Great information. Thanks guys !
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By smc5735
wheel bearing

I just want some input on my rear wheel on my 97.. Went for a ride today with my buddy and immediately turned around when I noticed the wobble in the rear wheel.

I am aware I need a new wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Manrack

Been eyeing one of these for awhile. Finally got around and ordered one. Thanks Mike @ ManRacks!

Here are some pictures of the 97, I'll be riding soon!
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By smc5735
I have been researching this for about a year...

I have been researching this for about a year now.. Nice to see someone do it with the exact same bike..

I'm curious to see if you can start it hot.. is the reasoning behind not starting it hot...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Getting rid of the 'duck bill' front fender is a...

Getting rid of the 'duck bill' front fender is a great aesthetic upgrade! It is just for a better look.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 05:58 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Dyeinbreed- How was the fit of that...

Dyeinbreed-

How was the fit of that Polisport headlight? Do you or does anyone know if the fit would be the same for an SE model? Looks great !
Forum: Photos 08-04-2013, 07:25 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Somewhere in Maine ...

Somewhere in Maine

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DCNGz3np1lY/Uf8MiaEFheI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/V8zOUi1Jz9k/w597-h448-no/tn.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 02:33 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Took a ride today after I fixed some issues. New...

Took a ride today after I fixed some issues. New oil, cleaned filter, and cleaned carb. Much better, here is a picture !

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 01:25 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Thanks for the response. An update, It...

Thanks for the response.

An update, It starts if I "prime" the petcock with the choke on, then i bring it back down to run. Runs for about 2 minutes and then just suddenly dies.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By smc5735
Starting problems

Hello everyone,

My 97 dr350SE is having some starting issues...

heres the scoop..

Had an issue so I cleaned the carb, new oil, and cleaned the air filter.

Put everything back together...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 02:06 PM
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Posted By smc5735
I have a Pirelli MT21 trial tire in the front and...

I have a Pirelli MT21 trial tire in the front and I think it is a pretty decent tire so far. I have put about 300 miles on it and barely have seen any wear. As far as traction, in the sand it can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 07:32 AM
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Posted By smc5735
I did lay it down very quickly and then towards...

I did lay it down very quickly and then towards the end of the day the idle would get stuck at 5k rpm..

Wondering if this has anything to do with the gas that is backing up into my airbox arm
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Does anyone have an idea of why I have fuel in my...

Does anyone have an idea of why I have fuel in my air filter tube that leads to my carburetor. While riding two days ago we went through a lot of water.. I was thinking this may have something to do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 09:00 AM
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Posted By smc5735
Looks great ! Wish I could have seen those before...

Looks great ! Wish I could have seen those before pictures of the paint job. Any ideas on what you're doing with the white frame guard? If you don't need it I can take it off your hands !

That is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By smc5735
It is #8 on this diagram (the one I replaced)...

It is #8 on this diagram (the one I replaced) http://www.bikebandit.com/1997-suzuki-dr350se-carburetor/o/m22231sch241247

I am almost certain this is the issue I had because I haven't started it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 03:18 PM
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Posted By smc5735
fuel/air issue

Hey guys,

a week ago my fuel screw (on the bottom of the carb on the float bowl) fell off of my 97 dr350se. I ordered a new one and just put it in.

Now the bike is having trouble starting. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 02:12 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Thanks for the heads up about the dealer. I was...

Thanks for the heads up about the dealer. I was planning on checking them out before I order something online.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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Posted By smc5735
Carburetor screw

Alright, so I'm sure every one has their own story of having a 'bad day.' Well, mine was today. On my way to go riding with my buddy and his CRF450x, my 97 dr350se's "plug drain" decided it wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 04:26 PM
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Posted By smc5735
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bZgjTP0MHUg/UXB...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bZgjTP0MHUg/UXB_fHo8J_I/AAAAAAAAAMw/t5LKPKBOssY/s800/securedownload.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Posted By smc5735
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sqx99C8EULk/UXB...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sqx99C8EULk/UXB_kkb7KeI/AAAAAAAAAMk/rox9Ppl23Pc/s800/hh.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 07:27 PM
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Posted By smc5735
I have a Guts Racing Gripper seat cover on my...

I have a Guts Racing Gripper seat cover on my 97SE. I have to say, getting rid of the old yellow/purple cover and getting the gripper made a huge difference in comfort and look.

I was surprised...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Thank you guys very much. And thanks Travis for...

Thank you guys very much. And thanks Travis for doing that for me, much appreciated.

So, I should just be able to go and find that size (8mm X1.25 bolt w/ a 12 mm hex head, 20 mm long) and we'll...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Hey guys, When I ride off road on my 97...

Hey guys,

When I ride off road on my 97 dr350se, the rear fender 'frame' (underneath the rear fender) loosens up and comes down on my tire which somewhat ruined my license plate/bracket.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33,452
Views: 4,275,201
Posted By smc5735
removal of forks

Hey everyone,

Just a question on how to remove the forks from a 97' DR350SE. The reason is because I purchased new fork boots and will be replacing the old yellow ones with new black day star...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Beautiful day to go riding. After some...

Beautiful day to go riding.

After some issues this winter with my 97', I tested her out today.

Cleaned the carb last night, brand new UNI air filter, new brake pads and fresh oil !
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
I have been a longtime lurker and joined a few...

I have been a longtime lurker and joined a few months ago. Finally picked up my 97 DR350SE with about 6200 miles.

I have done a few things, such as: Oil change with filter, new front tire (DOT...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33,452
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Posted By smc5735
Ghostyman, I closed my LEFT eye instead of my...

Ghostyman, I closed my LEFT eye instead of my right, that's it !

Thanks for the responses guys I appreciate it. I guess I'll just be checking my oil more regularly than normal. As long as its 2...
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