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Old 11-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #13576
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Gents who are in the know on this issue or otherwise just have insite. Ive got 3,600 original miles on my DR 350 it runs great. I have been thinking about making sure its ready for a multi day long trip such as BAJA. I know there is a circlip on the front sprocket that needs watching so it dosnt pop off. The other issue ive noticed is this clutch thrust washer / clutch drag issue. I havent noticed any clutch issues while riding mine. What should i be looking for and what king of miladge is this thrust washer become an issue? Should i just do the clutch mod before a 5 day ride down in BAJA? What about a spare CDI? Havent read much about a CDI failure issue on the DR but Ill ask. I have a big tank and LED head light valves checked and oil changed. Spare clutch and throttle cables all set. Thanks in advance
Based on your description of the bike I wouldn't hesitate to head off to Baja on it. These bikes really have very few issues.

I wouldn't worry about the clip on the front sprocket - wasn't aware it was an issue and I haven't had any problems in over 14k miles. I think some people who like to swap sprockets on the road carry an extra clip in case they lose one while changing sprockets - that's what I do.

The clutch thrust washer / clutch drag issue will show up as difficulty finding neutral. If you don't have any noticeable problems with the clutch don't worry about it - you're good to go and aren't likely to have any issues anytime soon, if ever.

CDI - don't worry about it, not an issue as far as I know. Of course anything can break, but . . . .

Spare cables are a good idea, but I managed to ride 50 miles without a clutch cable on mine once - these things shift pretty well without the clutch. Stop lights can be a problem though.

Looks like you've been on a few trips and probably know what else you need to bring. Have fun in Baja!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #13577
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I'm wanting to buy a set of Dunlop 606s for my son's 1999 DR-350SE but the closest they have to stock is;

90-90-21
120-90-18

http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...dventure/d606/

Will these fit without any issues?


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Old 11-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #13578
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I'm wanting to buy a set of Dunlop 606s for my son's 1999 DR-350SE but the closest they have to stock is;

90-90-21
120-90-18

http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...dventure/d606/

Will these fit without any issues?


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Yep, no issues with those.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #13579
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Don't watch it. Change it out. If you buy a new one, and compare it to the current one. you can tell if yours is streached out or not. If it is streached out, don't wait till it falls off to replace, jsut replace it. It's is a cheap part anyways.


I think it's cheap insurance got a part #?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #13580
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I think it's cheap insurance got a part #?
I found mine at the local ace hardware. Take yours in and look in all those little plastic bins/drawers. Find a match. About a buck fity each.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #13581
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I found mine at the local ace hardware. Take yours in and look in all those little plastic bins/drawers. Find a match. About a buck fity each.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #13582
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Oil coolers

Hi guys,

I'm looking at fitting an oil cooler to my '93 DR350S, any suggestions?

Which other bikes oil cooler would also work?

Thanks,
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #13583
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Hi guys,

I'm looking at fitting an oil cooler to my '93 DR350S, any suggestions?

Which other bikes oil cooler would also work?

Thanks,
Dale
Hi Dale,

The original oil cooler is pretty difficult to source (and expensive from Suzuki). Outside that, you'll need to adapt your own. I've got a DR650 oil cooler and associated parts that I've been meaning to sell. Fab some brackets, hook up hoses, and you'll be good to go. If interested, send me a PM and I'll send you photos, etc.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #13584
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so has anyone tryed something like this for a head light
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...rk-light/1225/
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #13585
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so has anyone tryed something like this for a head light
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...rk-light/1225/
You would be way better off with just one of these .I have 3 bikes with a pair of these on each , amazing lights with very little draw .

http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...off/Detail.bok
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #13586
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ok well got a dif rectifire and my bike is doing the same thing seems like must be something els my bike is puting out stator voltage on the 12v red wire about 30v at idle what els could make this happen or maby just got another broken rectifire
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #13587
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You would be way better off with just one of these .I have 3 bikes with a pair of these on each , amazing lights with very little draw .

http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...off/Detail.bok
I have 2 30 series on my bmw. They are definantly badass!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #13588
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New to forum-1999 DR 350se good deal?

Hello inmates,

Former cruiser - Honda 750 ACE - wanting to get a dual sport bike. Lots of internet research has me focused on a 1999 DR 350SE with 12k miles. I expect I'll be 70/30% street/ dirt with 4x4 trails and roads the most technical. At 49 I don't have the desire to see both wheels come off the ground or visit the emergency room .

Looking for guidance on what to look for in this bike that would be a red flag. The price is around $1500. No rips in seat, new clutch, new brakes but didn't start last time I saw it but owner said his mechanic would have it running .
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #13589
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I think it's cheap insurance got a part #?
My circlip came from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC in a bag labeled 131309005607
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:27 AM   #13590
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Hello inmates,

Former cruiser - Honda 750 ACE - wanting to get a dual sport bike. Lots of internet research has me focused on a 1999 DR 350SE with 12k miles. I expect I'll be 70/30% street/ dirt with 4x4 trails and roads the most technical. At 49 I don't have the desire to see both wheels come off the ground or visit the emergency room .

Looking for guidance on what to look for in this bike that would be a red flag. The price is around $1500. No rips in seat, new clutch, new brakes but didn't start last time I saw it but owner said his mechanic would have it running .
It sounds pretty good - but make sure not only that it runs before you buy but that you are able to start it! Check that there is no creeping in gear with clutch in (some folks have had trouble with aftermarket clutch plates not quite fitting). Ask if there have been any mods (ie. airbox mod, rejetting, etc). Nothing wrong with mods as long as they were done correctly.

BTW: I'm 52 and I think you'll be single tracking in no time.....
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