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Old 11-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #13621
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what sizes of this tire http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244...tire?b=1634026 should i run on my dr350 im not sure how to convert metric to standard
I used 3.25x21 and 5.10x18 Kenda k270 last time. They fit fine,seem to be wearing good, and look good. But, I'm not sure I like the traction properties. Rode some Texas Hill Country slick a$$ed limestone dirt rodes a couple of weeks ago, and slid right through a couple of thoes right angle down hill turns.Or maybe my declining dirt skills suck.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #13622
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We put the size recommended as stock in the manual (4.10x18) on the wife's DR back wheel, and it's too small. Definitely will go with the 5.10 next time.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #13623
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
I paid $2K with pretty much the same setup back in March with a better chain, I'd say it's a tad high but if it is in like new condition it's definitely an option. Mine had 5K miles but was flawless, it didn't look like it ever went down, original turn signals and all.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #13624
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what sizes of this tire http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244...tire?b=1634026 should i run on my dr350 im not sure how to convert metric to standard
im running a 244 thats 4.6 x 18, its just fine. its just about gone, but have over 12 months on it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:59 PM   #13625
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well sens it seems like alot of you are runing these tires how do you like them the shinko 244
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #13626
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Shinko 244s:

They are nothing special, except that you can get a pair for $60 bucks or so. Yes both front and back.

Though they are considered 50/50, I use them when I am "touring" and will be doing a lot of road miles. The front are worse than the backs in dirt. Maybe the same but more noticable since sliding the front tire out is more dramtic than the rear. They wear pretty decent on a light bike like ours. On heavy bikes I have heard the back tire tends to chunk off; esspeically if they are not heat cycled a few times or are punished by heavy bikes doing hwy speeds.

They have soft sidewalls and are super easy to get on and off. Do not expect to run low pressures. A flat will roll the bead off in a hundred yards or less.

Compared to the kenda version, these have more rubber than voids, which make them better for street than dirt.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:09 AM   #13627
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Shinko 244s:


They have soft sidewalls and are super easy to get on and off. Do not expect to run low pressures. A flat will roll the bead off in a hundred yards or less.

+1 on the soft sidewalls and installation breeze. I run them between 8-15psi offroad, no pinch flats (yet), and they have great traction once psi is lowered. love them on the road at 40psi, and gravel roads are "fun" at 20psi or so.



ill definitely buy znother 3-4 sets when they are on sale again.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #13628
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
Reads like a primo DR350 - Arguably best year, v. low mileage, etc. You could buy a couple of older examples for that money so you need to be sure that's what you want. I wouldn't pay $2500 but then I'm a notoriously tight bastidge. I probably have around $1400 in mine, which is older, considerably higher mileage and kickstart only - but I also have an upgraded tank, seat, luggage rack, 435cc big bore, Vortex airbox, etc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:26 AM   #13629
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Shameless plug for a few more DR350 parts I'm selling (pumper carb set up, oil cooler stuff, etc.) See it all at the link below:

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #13630
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I've been on the hunt for a rear rack for my son's DR, I found this.

http://www.partscanada.com/app/webro...en/#/72/zoomed


I plan to order one.




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Old 11-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #13631
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Reads like a primo DR350 - Arguably best year, v. low mileage, etc. You could buy a couple of older examples for that money so you need to be sure that's what you want. I wouldn't pay $2500 but then I'm a notoriously tight bastidge. I probably have around $1400 in mine, which is older, considerably higher mileage and kickstart only - but I also have an upgraded tank, seat, luggage rack, 435cc big bore, Vortex airbox, etc.
I think he's 5 or 600 high.
For that money i'd get a newer drz400e and put a baja kit on it or get an s and put a pumper carb on it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #13632
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Hi fellas..I've done a search for this but no luck.

Those 'bone' shaped/raising lowering links.

Does anyone know the length of each type?

I'm trying to decide which is fitted to my DR350....I've a set of raisers (apparently) that are the same length as those on there.

Thanks. Kevin.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #13633
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Hi fellas..I've done a search for this but no luck.

Those 'bone' shaped/raising lowering links.

Does anyone know the length of each type?

I'm trying to decide which is fitted to my DR350....I've a set of raisers (apparently) that are the same length as those on there.

Thanks. Kevin.
As far as I know Mate if they are not marked with #1 #2 or #3 then they will be standard , http://www.koubalink.com/drinstall.html
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:26 AM   #13634
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Does anyone know the length of each type?

I'm trying to decide which is fitted to my DR350....I've a set of raisers (apparently) that are the same length as those on there.

Thanks. Kevin.
Stock links (from my 95) are 6 3/8" center of hole to center of hole. Kouba links are brass coloured and have a number stamped on them (as shearboy noted).
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:02 AM   #13635
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Those 'bone' shaped/raising lowering links.

Does anyone know the length of each type?

I'm trying to decide which is fitted to my DR350....I've a set of raisers (apparently) that are the same length as those on there.

Thanks. Kevin.
I made a set for a 96 and they were 8mm longer than stock. I don't remember how much it dropped the seat, but I think it was about 1-1.5 inches. This will vary according to where you set the sag.

You will want to slide the fork tubes up a similar amount.
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