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Old 07-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #16726
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Chain guard on swingarm is plastic, not metal.
Corrected :)

Also I need the speedometer cable loop thing that goes on the front forks
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #16727
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Yep, '97, street model, acerbis tank, 2200 miles, with brand new Pirelli Scorpion tires front and rear, and Xtrasoft suspension.

I had a DRZ400 for a while and, overall, I think I'm liking this 350 better. The 6th gear makes the difference. It doesn't seem as vibey on the highway but it falls flat on its face over 8k rpm's. I'd say it has a "flat spot" but the whole powerband feels flat compared to my pumpkin. I figure it's just the nature of the beast.

PO said it had never been off road and it was clean enough for that to be true. However, I remedied that within minutes of owning it.

Now I need suspension, bar risers, lower pegs, and basic power mods.

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I had a '97 for a while and a buddy of mine has a '96 now. Gotta love the Barbie colors

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #16728
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Yep, 1500 here too. Great bike for the money. If it could just get the front up a little easier on dirt I'd be pretty pleased. Pavement is easy. I think a D606 on the back would help.

I took her out for a spin and to see what the river was doing for our upcoming Roll the Bones Rally. The rain we got has the Brazos up about 2 feet but there's no flow. The lake looked a little higher than that yesterday.

Prior to that I stuck a drz lense on the back and removed 3.8 lbs of subframe from the subframe. How they thought that design up I'll never know.






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Old 07-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #16729
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Corrected :)

Also I need the speedometer cable loop thing that goes on the front forks
i MIGHT have that loop for ya. let me look and see this evening.



Also, i too bought mine for 1500 with 4500 miles on it...ive spend more than that on farkles and basic stuff so far..lol my ole lady bitches EVERY time i get more stuff for it...Wait till i buy suspension stuff, shes gonna SHIT! Bahahahahaha
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:43 PM   #16730
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Corrected :)

Also I need the speedometer cable loop thing that goes on the front forks
I left this off years ago and never worried about it. Not necessary, and something to snag on passing branches....(which is why I took it off in the first place - or should I say why it was removed in the first place! :) )
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #16731
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Trying to gain wattage

I've got a '91 Dirt DR, is it possible to install a stator and R/R from a street version? Is it a straight swap? I'd like to get enough juice to run a gps charger (and maybe some better lighting). Anyone know what wattage the stock dirt & street stators turn out? is it 75W/150W?

Another possibility I was thinking about is switching to a LED headlight like the Polisport HMX LED and pair it with a nice LED tail light. Those LEDs should free up a bunch of watts... Any recommendations for a tough tail light?


All I know is that my headlight dims when I step on the brake, so there can't be a whole lot of watts to go around... But I'm reading some conflicting information in the back pages of this thread.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #16732
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The S model charging system will bolt right on. But I think you will need the rotor too. Check the part numbers to be sure. Your wiring harness, however, is completely different. Nothing is plug compatible
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #16733
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I've got a '91 Dirt DR, is it possible to install a stator and R/R from a street version? Is it a straight swap? I'd like to get enough juice to run a gps charger (and maybe some better lighting). Anyone know what wattage the stock dirt & street stators turn out? is it 75W/150W?

Another possibility I was thinking about is switching to a LED headlight like the Polisport HMX LED and pair it with a nice LED tail light. Those LEDs should free up a bunch of watts... Any recommendations for a tough tail light?


All I know is that my headlight dims when I step on the brake, so there can't be a whole lot of watts to go around... But I'm reading some conflicting information in the back pages of this thread.
I switched to LED turn signals a while ago because my headlight dimmed when they were on (also I kept kicking off the rear ones on the stock mounts ) Anyway, if you figure out an LED headlight solution, I would be very interested. As far as a tail light, I don't have it, but this one from dr enduro looks pretty nice. http://doctorenduro.com/index.php?ma...il_brake_light
I have their flush mount turn signals and they look SLICK. The low-profile makes them less likely to get kicked, and I have no doubt they'd be fine if they were.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #16734
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About to saddle up my bad little pony and RIDE.

So long you FF.

Till we meet again tomarrow!
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #16735
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The S model charging system will bolt right on. But I think you will need the rotor too. Check the part numbers to be sure. Your wiring harness, however, is completely different. Nothing is plug compatible
Something about the output is different too. Somethign to do with DC/AC or is that AC/DC (queue back in black!!)
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #16736
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Something about the output is different too. Somethign to do with DC/AC or is that AC/DC (queue back in black!!)
Yes. The S model creates 12volts (actually about 13.5) DC just like a car. Capacity is somewhere around 150 watts. The off road model creates about 12 volts AC and its lights operate on AC. Capacity is about 70 watts.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #16737
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I've got a '91 Dirt DR, is it possible to install a stator and R/R from a street version? Is it a straight swap? I'd like to get enough juice to run a gps charger (and maybe some better lighting). Anyone know what wattage the stock dirt & street stators turn out? is it 75W/150W?

Another possibility I was thinking about is switching to a LED headlight like the Polisport HMX LED and pair it with a nice LED tail light. Those LEDs should free up a bunch of watts... Any recommendations for a tough tail light?


All I know is that my headlight dims when I step on the brake, so there can't be a whole lot of watts to go around... But I'm reading some conflicting information in the back pages of this thread.
I think the street model electrics fit, but pretty sure you gotta have all of it, including the stator cover.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10830

Don't think those LEDs are DOT legal (if you care) and not gonna work right on AC. The diodes are going to pass half of the AC wave and be about half bright. You can get a RR for your dirt AC set up, http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm or change it out with the street model system.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #16738
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Ac/dc

Dirt bikes are alternating current, AC. Alternator (rotor spinning, stator stationary) creates Alternating current. Lighter weight, simpler. No phone charger, gps, etc. Some heated gear seems to work well on this system. Simple resistance-based gear is best for AC.

S and SE are DC with a rectifier. Alternating current is passed through rectifier to become DC and is stored in a battery. Heavier, more convenient and expandable. Phone chargers, GPS, heated gear, even inverters for AC are possible
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #16739
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I left this off years ago and never worried about it. Not necessary, and something to snag on passing branches....(which is why I took it off in the first place - or should I say why it was removed in the first place! :) )

This is one thing I wouldn't leave off. There's a chance, maybe slight, but a chance that the cable would go in instead of out upon fork compression and then catch on the knobbies. It might only cause the cable to be ripped out, but it could cause a front tire lock up which wouldn't be pretty.

Just my $.02
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #16740
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had a DRZ400 for a while and, overall, I think I'm liking this 350 better. The 6th gear makes the difference. It doesn't seem as vibey on the highway but it falls flat on its face over 8k rpm's. I'd say it has a "flat spot" but the whole powerband feels flat compared to my pumpkin. I figure it's just the nature of the beast.
Yes the DR is a different beast with a totally different nature than pumpkin pie but when the going gets nasty and steep she will still be climbing when the pumpkins have stalled and over heated , they are torque monsters with amazing low rev power to climb.Learn to really enjoy the torque rather than searching for too much more power.
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