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Old 03-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #571
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Well looks like I am going to keep the DR 350. It isnt selling in the flea market and not to many people around here ride dualsports. I do like the bike, my plans are to take it all the way down to a bare frame. Maybe get it powder coated or rhino lined "I rember a thread some time ago about a guy who did that" Any sugestions out there. It is a 92 all stock with 8K miles runs great. I am not up on my knowledge with the 350 like I should be. I pay most attention to my Dr 650 and my KTM, but it sounds like a fun project to take on in a few months. Any recomnedations out there? Anyone done this and totally changed there bike? I want to do somthing drastic, not really sure what yet. Somthing different. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:08 PM   #572
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OK- include me in too also, please. I bought a beat '94 dr350se last night and will be refurbishing it in the next few weeks. Can any of you recommend a source for a replacement seat cover? Anybody have a stash of factory plastic, turn signals, mirrors and the like they would like to get rid of?

It runs pretty well and came with a kubota link, big tank, bark busters and a few other extras, but is cosmetically challenged and spent a lot of time out in the rain. ODO shows 5500 and that seems to be accurate. I figured for the $800 I paid I couldn't go far wrong.

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:09 PM   #573
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Hi to all fellow DR riders - thanks for all the great info' posted here, sorry to interrupt any current threads but I have a question:

I have a real hard time finding neutral when the engine is running - even harder when hot. The only way that it works (occasionally) is to downshift all the way to 1st up to 2nd then tap to neutral - still real finicky! As soon as I cut the engine it goes into neutral like a hot knife into butter!


Is this a sign of something wrong - or just a model thing? My bike is a 1994 DR350SE (electric start) with 4,000km on it!

Any info' would be very much appreciated - keep up the good work;
Could be adjustment, too much slack in the cable. There needs to be some slack but keep it to minimum. There is also a known problem caused by wear of the spacers at the clutch hub but with only 4000km on the bike this is unlikely.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:18 PM   #574
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Hi to all fellow DR riders - thanks for all the great info' posted here, sorry to interrupt any current threads but I have a question:

I have a real hard time finding neutral when the engine is running - even harder when hot. The only way that it works (occasionally) is to downshift all the way to 1st up to 2nd then tap to neutral - still real finicky! As soon as I cut the engine it goes into neutral like a hot knife into butter!


Is this a sign of something wrong - or just a model thing? My bike is a 1994 DR350SE (electric start) with 4,000km on it!

Any info' would be very much appreciated - keep up the good work;
Check out www.maximum-suzuki.com in the archives section. There's an entire write up of the problem you describe. It has to do with the thrust washers, etc at the clutch assembly. Pretty cool site with lots of info on the DR350.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #575
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Hey Tim, $800 is a steal even with it looking a bit worse for the wear.

Guts Racing does seat covers for these bikes. While you are in there you may wanna toss in new foam too which they also sell.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #576
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Can any of you recommend a source for a replacement seat cover

Dave/Tim

Check a thread I started several monthes ago for some cosmetic changes for the DR350(see link below)
Tim, the seat cover on my bike came from gutsracing.com
They don't list it on thier website but they do sell it, give them a call for more details.
As well take a look at the plastics I installed, I have detailed the prices I paid and where they came from. Front, rear fenders and side panels wil run you less than 200$ plus shipping.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=313466

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p.s Tim 800$ is a great deal for that bike, she may need a little clean'n up but she has ton's of potential.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #577
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Believe it or not Tim, those frame protectors are pretty rare. If/when you get to it, contact Rick @ Cogent Dynamics (Fletcher NC) for info how to upgrade your suspension. The more you read about the DR, the more you'll realize that the stock suspension is the "weakest" part of the bike (it's not really that bad but you get the most bang for the buck when you upgrade). However, your bike has more pressing matters right now. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:46 PM   #578
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Thanks john
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:17 PM   #579
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Thanks everyone! I'll look up Guts Racing next.

And here I thought those frame protectors were so much goofy worthless bling.....
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:38 AM   #580
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Its not impossible that they are rare, goofey, worthless bling
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:24 PM   #581
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...And here I thought those frame protectors were so much goofy worthless bling.....
Damn, I guess I should have asked if you wanted to sell them before I shot my mouth off about their rarity.....
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:21 PM   #582
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Guts Racing doesn't show on the website that they sell seat covers for the DR so I called them and they do indeed make any style you want for the DR..The guy on the phone says to just E-Mail or call when ordering.He say's he doesn't know why the site doesn't list it and will pass that up the chain.

Ps~Covers look pretty sweet and not to pricey either....
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:28 PM   #583
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Just picked up a '98 DR350

Been riding street for years now and decided it was time to try offroad again. Haven't been on dirt since I was a kid (soon to be 41). Took it out Wednesday for a test run and loved every second of it.

Great bike but I've got to do something with the exhaust. The Supertrapp with a race core is just a little to loud for me. Took a few disks out of it but that didn't seem to help much.

Not bad for $800

Don't mind the dirt. I haven't cleaned her up yet.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:41 PM   #584
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Been riding street for years now and decided it was time to try offroad again. Haven't been on dirt since I was a kid (soon to be 41). Took it out Wednesday for a test run and loved every second of it.

Great bike but I've got to do something with the exhaust. The Supertrapp with a race core is just a little to loud for me. Took a few disks out of it but that didn't seem to help much.

Not bad for $800

Don't mind the dirt. I haven't cleaned her up yet.

Wanna go back to stock????....

I need to open mine up abit...And I like the Super Traps
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:11 PM   #585
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Take MuleKick up on the offer. Then, have KienTech mod the muffler (if it hasn't already been modded). Your ears will be happier, MuleKick will be happier and we will achieve World Peace......
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