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Old 06-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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1990 DR250S owner - best tuneup manufacture request plz..

Hello all... New owner!

I've searched around and cant seem to find some of the commonly recommended or 'best' tuneup manufacturer suggestions.
Things like best plugs (eg NGK model ****) best air filter, oil filter, oil type/manufacturer. etc..
I do have the owner and repair manual, but the suggested OEM stuff is 20+ yrs old

If someone could help me with these, id really appreciate it!

Here's my wish list:

Spark plug:
Air Fliter:
Oil Filter:
Oil type/weight:

Thank you!
-Mark
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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tune up

air filter: "twin air" or "uni" are 2 manufactors that make airfilters for your
bike that are the "oil foam type". these are best for offroad.
you'll need to buy the air filter oil, and air filter oil cleaner when its time to clean.
oil filter: emgo, hiflo, and kn make oil filter for your bike, get what ever
is easier to buy. get an ngk plug. get some 10-40 motorcycle oil.
this is a low performance bike, it doesn't require any thing to fancy.
fresh oil, plug and air filter and it will run like a top.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thank you Strombony!

I've already been doing my homework here on the forums as i have one thing thats not quite right with the bike. It is hard (pretty much impossible) to find neutral after the bike is started. Not matter how lightly i try, it jumps from 1-2 and 2-1. Every now and then ill see the green Neutral light 'flash', but thats as good as it gets!

The bike has only 3,900 miles and the owner i bought it from only put 1,300 miles on since 1996! He said the oil was recently changed, but i'm guessing it needs to be changed/flushed again and again to fix this clutch issue.......at least thats what i've read.

Any favorite flavor of oil from Autozone/Advance/Walmart, etc??

-Mark

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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neutral

i used to own a dr350 and i remember that type of hard to find neutral issue. possibly the clutch is not adjusted properly, maybe it is dragging
slightly so it just pops into the next gear. try adjusting at the lever for more clutch disingagement. any name brand motorcycle specific 10w-40
will work. nothing wrong with suzuki oil filters if available and the price is competative.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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I was thinking the clutch also, but its adjusted almost to 1/4 of free before engagement. There's barely anything left.
Could maybe be a stretched cable too? Even though it has very few miles on it, still a 23 yr old bike.

I'm going to flush/fill a few times and see if that helps it out.
A few members have stated that old/gunky oil can clog up the wet clutches in these and cause this problem.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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clutch

i think i used to put fresh clutch cables on that bike quite often, every couple of years. the oil change could also help. is the shift lever
on tight to the shifter shaft? good luck

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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Matt,

Thanks for the help!
Looks like Ebay is my friend for the oil & air filters.
Will also look to pick up a new clutch cable if the oil gunk flush trick doesnt work.

The shifter is tight on the shaft. I was hoping it was going to be that easy too.
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