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Old 06-13-2013, 03:31 AM   #16261
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my guess...

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Ouch! Were those mounted with the TCI rack or just resting on the panel?
No side rack in his pictures.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #16262
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Spark plug preferences - NGK 5329 vs 5545

Is the higher priced (new design) NGK 5545 aka DPR9E1X
or is the 'standard' NGK 5329 aka DPR9EA9 just as good?

If the higher priced 5545 has benefits, i have no problem spending the extra $ on it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #16263
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:14 PM   #16264
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Is the higher priced (new design) NGK 5545 aka DPR9E1X
or is the 'standard' NGK 5329 aka DPR9EA9 just as good?

If the higher priced 5545 has benefits, i have no problem spending the extra $ on it.

Thank you!
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I believe that is an iridium plug. I don't understand the justification for 3x the price especially in a 20 year old engine it ain't going to make more power. It might help if you gave a rough time starting it but that's all. Run the recommended Ngk and replace often. This method has worked for decades.


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Old 06-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #16265
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Don't forget the two bolts under the valve inspection covers.

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That was it. Thank you.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #16266
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HID lights?

sup guys, hey i thought i recalled reading about someone doing a HID conversion here in this thread...or am i thinking wrong? can anyone point me in right direction? also read that the HID's our bikes use (H4) only come with 1 beam...as in low beam..thats it. any input on this boys?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #16267
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I know this is wrong forum but the DRZ forum has kinda dried up. I recently switched from a CV carb to a TM28 pumper. I had to change out the intake inlet. It is tight in there and I thought that I had it tight but when I was out riding I noticed the idle moving up and down. I looked and saw what looked like a pressure blow from the vicinity of the inlet. Question is is there a special way to get in there with a certain tool? I just can't seem to get it with a normal screwdriver. I am afraid I will strip the rinky dink Phillips head screws. Some advice would be great from the geniuses here.

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Old 06-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #16268
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sup guys, hey i thought i recalled reading about someone doing a HID conversion here in this thread...or am i thinking wrong? can anyone point me in right direction? also read that the HID's our bikes use (H4) only come with 1 beam...as in low beam..thats it. any input on this boys?
Can't help you on the HIDs, but I don't see much reason why you couldn't do it. As for the stock bulb, mine definitely has a high beam ('96 SE).
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #16269
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Ouch! Were those mounted with the TCI rack or just resting on the panel?
Nope, no side racks. lesson learned. these 4T exhausts get HOT! Never achieved those kind of temps on my 2T bikes.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #16270
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hey folks, those of you that have removed the rear fender/plate mount, did you remove the undertail frame as well?


I was thinking about taking it off, and just putting a fender washer to hold the tail plastic up on to the upper rear frame


And where do you keep your reg/insurance, in the airbox, tool holder or tail bag? the tool holder looks like the cap might pop off easily...
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:30 PM   #16271
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oops.

[IMG]http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DR350/i-2rTkxjq/0/L/P1040426-L.jpg

[IMG]http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DR350/i-nFSh6b7/0/L/P1040427-L.jpg

melted it right to my brand new wolfman panniers

[IMG]http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DR350/i-QwPnxmn/0/L/P1040436-L.jpg

could have been worse. I imagine I was only a minute or two from melting a nice big hole in my brand new wolfman pannier

Did I mention they were brand new? Well, they're broken in now.

Going to slap some adhesive heat shield on that section of the pannier and the new side panels that should be on their way from Brazil.

Still managed to get out here...

[IMG]http://jackanory.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DR350/i-Bffmk5Q/0/L/P1040408-L.jpg

... which definitely did not suck.

ouch, i recently had big saddlebags from my sv1000 on my dr, i moved them pretty much all the way forward so they were tucked under my knees, and it kept it off the exhaust enough not to melt anything, i was a little worried however

also had to hold them up out of the way to give it a kick!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #16272
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hey folks, those of you that have removed the rear fender/plate mount, did you remove the undertail frame as well?


I was thinking about taking it off, and just putting a fender washer to hold the tail plastic up on to the upper rear frame


And where do you keep your reg/insurance, in the airbox, tool holder or tail bag? the tool holder looks like the cap might pop off easily...
I didn't remove mine personally but it was done by a PO. The sub frame hasn't been removed. It interferes a little when screwing on a plate but that's not very often and shouldn't be a problem unless you have very long bolts. I keep my reg/ins in the tool holder. It has never fallen off even though the rubber cap is cracked along the edge.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #16273
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Is the higher priced (new design) NGK 5545 aka DPR9E1X
or is the 'standard' NGK 5329 aka DPR9EA9 just as good?

If the higher priced 5545 has benefits, i have no problem spending the extra $ on it.

Thank you!
Mark
I don't believe it will have a noticeable effect (if any). The only spark plug related tip I've heard is removing the resistor in the spark plug cap and replacing it with a length of wire. I haven't bothered to replace mine since I haven't felt the need, but I would recommend just getting a new NGK cap and wire. I don't know about yours but mine is pretty dry from all the heat and barely flexes at all. It will be a repair I'll make sometime in the future.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:13 AM   #16274
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And where do you keep your reg/insurance, in the airbox, tool holder or tail bag? the tool holder looks like the cap might pop off easily...
I keep mine in my wallet. I don't like it there (along with the reg/insurance for all my other motos), but it stays with me and is dry. I don't mind the glove box on my cages, but I never felt comfortable stashing those documents anywhere on a motorcycle.

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Old 06-14-2013, 04:14 AM   #16275
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I keep mine in my wallet. I don't like it there (along with the reg/insurance for all my other motos), but it stays with me and is dry. I don't mind the glove box on my cages, but I never felt comfortable stashing those documents anywhere on a motorcycle.

Regards,

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I keep my documents in the tool box in a ziplock plastic bag. Haven't lost anything but it dies get wet in there. As far as theft goes, I don't worry about anyone stealing my DR350. It's homely by any standard and being a kicker only a tiny fraction of the world's population could possibility start it and ride it away. ;-)
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