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Old 10-18-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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DR350/250 Picture/Mod Thread!

If you've got a DR250 or 350 post up your pics and mods!

Here's my recent acquisition, a 1994 DR250SE, all stock save bars, handguards and gearing.







I just got it Saturday. Really like the little bike and don't intend to go crazy with mods but....a bigger, plastic tank would be nice, taller/firmer seat and perhaps stiffer suspension. I see Acerbis and Clarke make 4.2 gal tanks for the bike, any opinions on them? Is either noticeably slimmer than the other?
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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I had a 1991 DR350S that I loved. I went crazy with mods though, trying to make it as good as my freinds street plated XR600R at the time and after about 3 grand in mods Ill list, It was about as good speed wise as a well prepped XR250R, but didn't handle as well off road....any where near as well. It was fast as youll see in the mods list it was very triicked out.

Acerbis 4.5 gal plastic tank rating 10
Acerbis desert plastic fenders 10
Neet seat cover 10
Cycle gear magic airbox 10
Poweroll 420cc kit, 11.5:1 compression 10+
Mikuni flatslide carb, 38mm 10
porting 10
Cobra exhaust 10
front and rear suspension revalved and springed for my weight and riding style by Racetech, great improvement, but not as good as I expected rating, 8
Perelli MT21 tyres 12+ GREAT FOR THIS BIKE.
Baja dual headlights and re-wound stator to 210 watts, 20+ awesome to have 150 watts of light off road
Excell blue anodized rims, stainless spokes, anodized the stock hubs black, again awesome, but bling and streinght only...still worht every penny.

I must say where Im going with this, Still after doing all this to my DR when Id trade bikes with my freind who had the XR600R with only a pipe and jetting I could run away form him when he was riding my DR n the dirt, and he would run away from me when I was on my own bike.

As a pure dual sport though it was great and I truely wish I still had it. It was a bitch to start though, more so even than an XR600R!
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Wow, that is a majorly tricked out DR!
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Here's another good place to start: http://www.kientech.com/

And this place: http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/ibf/index.php?

I have two DR350SEs (1997 & 99) and I bought a '93 DR250SE for my wife. Lots of fun, easy to mod and they seem to run forever. I read your ride report. You're a brave man to ride from Newburgh, NY to Virginia on that bike. Glad you made it home safely.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'm a member at max-zuke and have drooled all over the kientech site

One thing I've been curious about, with the big bore kits are the larger pistons somehow the same weight as the stocker? The thing I probably like most about the little DR is its super low vibration levels. Anyway, its just a curiosity, I don't plan to go as far as a big bore any time soon.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:34 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'm a member at max-zuke and have drooled all over the kientech site

One thing I've been curious about, with the big bore kits are the larger pistons somehow the same weight as the stocker? The thing I probably like most about the little DR is its super low vibration levels. Anyway, its just a curiosity, I don't plan to go as far as a big bore any time soon.
The piston I got with the big bore kit was probably within a few grams of the stocker. I remember asking about ballance, vibration and what not before buying the piston kit. They told me it didn't matter anyway as the DRs have crancshaft counterbalancers that would take care of the difference in a few ounces not just mere grams. Oh and on my list of trick parts I did cams too. That thing was fast. OH, and mine seemed smoother with the big bore kit in it. I guess because it had so much more power.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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I've been through a couple of dr350s and have done some epic rides on them. Here is one from summer '05:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...g+mexico+dr350

I had a '97 "se" and sold it for a '98 dirt model which I made street legal. The dirt model is a lot more bike for the money.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:28 PM   #8
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1997 DR350Se

This is my 1997 DR350SE that I just bought this past summer.It only had 2000 miles on it when I got it. The paint on the foot pegs wasnt even scratched yet! Pretty much stock except for the handle bars , hand guards and supertrapp muffler.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #9
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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updated mine. to SM trim its a 94 SE model
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:57 AM   #11
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Just FYI I commuted on mine (the 94 250SE) for a week (~80-100 miles a day) in sub-freezing temps. I had my heated vest and grips on the whole time. Didn't have any charging issues at all


I ran 16/41 gearing and found that it cruised comfortably without much strain or vibration up to 70mph (about 6k rpm), after that things would get a little buzzy.

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Old 03-19-2007, 04:23 PM   #12
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Bit of a threadjack but does anyone have any spares? I need a left side cover.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:26 AM   #14
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