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Old 05-27-2013, 06:10 AM   #16036
Greg Bender
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My buddy just bought a 99 dirt model we are converting to be street legal. Anyone know if the tail lights are the same and I can just add the rear brake light switch and wire itnin?
I think so. The PO had an 1157 bulb in my tail light and it works great. The switch was one of those pathetic spring/mechanical devices that I've learned to loath. Instead, I fit a hydraulic switch like this one (10 x 1 threads):

http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info....oducts_id=1583

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #16037
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Greg, you run Tusk T-10 bars on your bike? I've read reviews that these bend easily... any more info or alternative?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #16038
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Greg, you run Tusk T-10 bars on your bike? I've read reviews that these bend easily... any more info or alternative?
I have not had any trouble with them bending "too" easily. I've crashed a bunch of times and so has my father in law. I think I'm on my second set. I'm pretty sure the first set got tweaked during a crash, but it wasn't like it was horrible or didn't get me home or forced me to cobble together some kind of contraption with tire irons and hose clamps or anything like that. In short, I'm quite pleased with them and I'd buy them again. They are cheap enough that I have a brand new "spare" hanging on the wall in my garage :>

Perhaps my expectations are too low?

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:11 PM   #16039
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A big thank you to whoever suggested cracking the throttle a little to make hot starting easier!

I don't know who posted this advice but it worked perfectly for me today. I'd been having issues when starting my 99 DR when it was hot and thought I had corrected it when I readjusted the idle mixture setting (after talking to Jesse).

It made the little tractor fire right up every time!
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #16040
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I can tell you what bars not to use. fly racing. They bent the moment they hit the ground.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #16041
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Messing around with the slow-speed setting on my camera...

Dr350 goodness (with s***-a$$ tires)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISEdF...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:53 AM   #16042
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Messing around with the slow-speed setting on my camera...

Dr350 goodness (with s***-a$$ tires)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISEdF...ature=youtu.be
Does this mean it is all running right again? I guess I missed whatever the fix happened to be. Can you point me to that post?

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #16043
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Does this mean it is all running right again? I guess I missed whatever the fix happened to be. Can you point me to that post?

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Eh, its kinda running. I wouldn't trust it on a ride longer than I'm willing to walk. (about 15 miles). Its more of a ranch bike now, no way reliable enough to be a commuter.

When Bullitman281 was down here in March he fiddled around with the jetting and made it a little richer. It runs OK now, but doesn't like constant throttle at mid or high RPMS. I might go up a step in the jetting to see if that makes it any better.

Its a mystery as to why it ran fine for 4,000+ miles then one day didn't like the jetting.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #16044
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I do the same thing in stock-ish form now too, but the difference between this bike and my XS650 Scrambler at higher speeds is night and day. That bike is super stable, but with the DR I'm seriously concerned for my welfare.

Last year a couple of guys rode out here from CT, rode a bunch of trails, then rode home. All on fairly stock DR350's. I just can't imagine that kind of time slabbing it on the DR, but six plus hours on dirt roads and such is as good as it gets for me. So it's not position on the bike or anything, more or less just the instability of the bike at high speeds with cross winds, etc.

Will a windscreen straighten the bike up, and help it fly right? Do I need to adjust the bike for my, ummm, prosperous physique?

Remove the high front fender and install a low style. The high one acts like a rudder!
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #16045
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Remove the high front fender and install a low style. The high one acts like a rudder!
That's ok for pavement or dry dirt/sand but not really a good idea if you ride wet clay. There's a reason that fender is way up there. ;)
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #16046
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Does anyone have keintech clutch arm for sale? Jesse is all out.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #16047
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Does anyone have keintech clutch arm for sale? Jesse is all out.
PM sent. Just took mine off
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #16048
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PM replied. Why did you take if off, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #16049
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I forgot my calipers at work so can't measure. Im getting some constant high idle issues (5-6k according to my acewell) after she gets hot which made me think of a vacuum leak. I did the spray trick and got nothing. Pulled the carb off to replace vacuum hoses and the 2 ports are T'd together and venting near the neck so I decided to toss the carb into a bath since I was getting some overflow if I left the petcock on.
The slide has a little wear but no groves, just missing paint.
Jets are 125 and 42.5
I did notice the enricher doesn't seat all of the way, but I figure high idle means too lean anyway.
Also, if I sometimes pull the enricher slightly, I can make it go down to normal idle. Too much and shoots back up. (Worked until Sunday, nothing helped after she warmed up.)






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Old 05-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #16050
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It's not the petcock's fault alone, but primarily the float valve's (after all the petcock is open when the engine is running, and something must stop the overflowing then, right?).

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Same here 91 model bought 3 years ago w 4700 miles, pulled the bike out of storage -no gas in tank or carb for a few months- pour gas.... prime and it does not stop dripping.... It used to do it for a few minutes... but not anymore. On on it does leak until the engine is running... so I rotate the carb, pull the bowl, and guess what the float valve inlet drops to the ground.... cooked o-ring.... get the box of o-ring and found a matching size 1/8. Installed no leaks, did 100 miles over the weekend. Will order a set of o-ring to replace the choke o-ring.

As the newer float unit, does anybody has any ideas of the changes to 13240-14D20 ?
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