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Old 12-16-2010, 10:13 AM   #6481
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If you ride much offroad, it's hard to beat the Pirelli MT43 trials rear for traction and life. If you want a knobby, the Maxxis IT is my favorite; it's tough, has decent traction, and lasts as long as any of the DOT approved knobbies.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:35 PM   #6482
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Proof coming that the DR350 is the Ultimate Dual Purpose

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:07 AM   #6483
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If anyone has a DR near Jackson, WY, and can spare it for a bit, Berg Briggs is willing to work up a set of his racks to fit the Wolfman Expedition Dry panniers.

I think this would be the perfect setup for a lightweight DR350 adventure bike - all the pros of Dirtbagz, but fully waterproof. There isn't anything else like this available for the DR350, so if you're near Jackson, shoot Berg a line and there's likely more than a few of us that will buy that luggage setup.

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Old 12-18-2010, 12:01 PM   #6484
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i have a 99 dr350 now, just thought yall should know, , my first dual sport
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:00 AM   #6485
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i have a 99 dr350 now, just thought yall should know, , my first dual sport
I bought a 98 this summer and love it. Fun, reliable bike to ride.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #6486
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If anyone has a DR near Jackson, WY, and can spare it for a bit, Berg Briggs is willing to work up a set of his racks to fit the Wolfman Expedition Dry panniers.

I think this would be the perfect setup . . .
Sounds like the perfect setup. Wish I was near Jackson and hadn't just bought a Denali.

There's gotta be somebody near Jackson?
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #6487
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anyone have a cheaper alternative for rear fenders? Maier, etc seems darn expensive...$50 bucks. I'd gladly pay that for a pair of fenders.....but just the rear....damn!
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:33 PM   #6488
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Sounds like the perfect setup. Wish I was near Jackson and hadn't just bought a Denali.

There's gotta be somebody near Jackson?

I hope so!! It would be perfect indeed.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #6489
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Austin Vince of Mondo Enduro coming to US and A

Dear DR350 colleagues,

I hope you are rockin' in that ol' US and A. This may seem rather out of the blue but...

I have a not slightly unusual proposal for you:

I hope you may know me as the guy behind the Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa bike expeds. Unusually, I will be in the USA in March (I live in London) and am looking for openings to do my presntation about motorcycling across Russia/collapse of the Soviet Union. I also have one on my recent 'SAlt and Gold' expedition to the remotest corner of the Sahara!

I hate to say it but they're very funny and have something of a cult reputation over here.

Can you think of any organisiation or individual that would book me to do this, they're about 2hrs long (obviously with 271 pix) and is well received? Naturally, I can go pretty much anywhere such is your peerless network of internal flights!

Any contact you could give me would be much appreciated. All the best

Austin
I am www.mondoenduro.com

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #6490
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I don't really know, but you might check in with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA - our version of the FIM more or less).
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:42 AM   #6491
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Alert! Alert! Alert!

Be prepared to do a lot of the above at Austin's shows, theyre awesome...

Austin, i cant believe you finally landed on ADVrider and by some bizarre coincidence i clocked you foru minutes after your first post. I was investigating why we had more hits than ever yesterday on dave's fabled Motion Pro Trail Tool demo vid (click!), did a search and the post at the top of the page had your name on it. (ps. i havent forgotten Singletrackworld)

chris

PS. heres the Trailer from the Salt and Gold trip Austin speaketh of....

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:44 AM   #6492
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Austin, I'm sure lots of folks would want to show up for one of your talks. Where are you roughly planning to be? I'm sure there are some promoters/organizations/bike shops/riding groups/etc that would want to organize an event like this.

Check with overland journal as well as the other bike magazines - Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Rider, Road Runner - I know you published in Overland Journal recently, and they (or some of the other mags) may want to put on an event someplace?

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Old 12-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #6493
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Anybody know of any reason forks from a 95 dr350s would not work on a 99 dr350sex?
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #6494
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...Can you think of any organisiation or individual that would book me to do this, they're about 2hrs long (obviously with 271 pix) and is well received?...
I don't know anything about booking, but here are a few venues in my area that have hosted events like this in the past:

Touratech-USA & Cycoactive
4021 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108 USA
Phone: 1-800-491-2926 (Toll Free)
Phone: (206) 323-2349 (Local)
E-mail: sales@touratech-usa.com

Ride West BMW Motorcycles
8100 Lake City Way NE Seattle WA 98115
Phone: 206.527.5511 Fax: 206.522.5369
Toll Free Phone: 888-527-RIDE (7433)
ridewest@ridewest.com

AltRider
4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103-7853
206-922-3618
info@altrider.com
(don't know if AltRider has space to hosts but they are active around the NW)

Engel's Pub.
113 5th Avenue S., Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 778-2900
(this is where the Thursday night meet for North Sound advriders is and here is the thread,
Where to Meet ADV Riders - North Sound)

Hope you make it to this area.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:53 AM   #6495
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Battery?

The battery on my '94 DR250SE died (internal fault, no juice at all). Is there a favored battery for these bikes (it takes the same battery as all e-start DR350s) ?




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Anybody know of any reason forks from a 95 dr350s would not work on a 99 dr350sex?
Front axle size, front wheel and front brake (rotor and caliper mount I think) are all different. The entire front end from the '95 will bolt to the '99, but would be a downgrade as the '99 has better, cartridge forks.
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