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Old 07-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #12361
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Battery terminals are good, plug cap was swapped with the coil, known working. Went through the carb thoroughly, spotless. Slide has good dampening, so the diaphragm is good as well. Checked my valves this morning and they were within spec. I'm clueless right now

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It seems to almost backfire through the intake slightly. My Dad tells me this is a timing issue and is pushing for me to open up the magneto cover.

Again, it feels like there is a great amount of resistance on the engine when I try to rev it. Will not rev high. Will not idle without throttle.

Still no tach too.
Oops. You didn't say it wouldn't idle. Or I missed it. Popping back through the intake can be a lean condition. Check the idle/piolet/slow jet. It's really small and hard to clean. Run a small wire or something through it. The tach could be another problem.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #12362
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Personally, I wouldn't buy the street model DR without the electric start.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:24 AM   #12363
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Anyone know what the stock mirror thread measurements are or what swaps into the stock mounts?
10mm x 1.25mm

If you are going off pavement, then I would highly recommend a mirror that is not hard/solid mounted.

The Ken Sean Dual Sport Mirror is one good choice. It is fiddly to set up properly, but works pretty well.

I just swapped out my Ken Sean mirror for a ram mount mirror from my friend Mike Sonzini. Total cost is about $50 for a mirror, so it isn't nearly as inexpensive. However, it is very easily adjustable without tools, holds it's position very well, and moves out of the way easily when bumped. So far, it is a better mirror and I like it.

FYI, my DR350 (dirt) model did not come with a threaded mount on the clutch perch for a mirror. But the threaded clamp piece from a street model fits perfectly and is cheaply available from Suzuki. I carry the original non-threaded clamp in case I destroy the other one in a wreck.

I do not fit any mirror on the right front brake perch. I do not wish to risk damaging or destroying the master cylinder. One mirror is enough.

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #12364
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Personally, I wouldn't buy the street model DR without the electric start.
I guess it depends on your priorities. The E-start model is quite a bit heavier, so if you're trying to go light weight the older kick start model has a slight advantage.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #12365
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I guess it depends on your priorities. The E-start model is quite a bit heavier, so if you're trying to go light weight the older kick start model has a slight advantage.
Agreed. I just fit a CV carb to my DR350 (dirt) to increase my riding range via improved fuel economy. Kick starting it is not a problem at all (though a bit different than my pumper carb). Personally, I very much like not having a battery, starter, etc.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:16 AM   #12366
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Hi everyone
i'm new to the dr 350 .. i got a 95 it's a se 1995. so i'm looking for someone close to the buffalo NY area .
my bike just sounds different. I would like to know it's just the way it sounds . i have a honda cfr230l that i got new.
i'm new to dirt bikes.
so anyway i'm looking for someone to tell me it's just the way they sound or that doesn't sound right. I do not want to go to a dealer, just don't trust them. was burned real bad when i got my first MC in 1990. but thats another story.
so if anyone that's close to buffalo that would be great.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #12367
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I guess it depends on your priorities. The E-start model is quite a bit heavier, so if you're trying to go light weight the older kick start model has a slight advantage.
Unaware as to whether or not the e-start also has the option for a kickstart too, but it is nice not having to worry about being stranded due to a dead battery like I've had to deal with before. Simplicity can be a luxury...
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #12368
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Unaware as to whether or not the e-start also has the option for a kickstart too, but it is nice not having to worry about being stranded due to a dead battery like I've had to deal with before. Simplicity can be a luxury...
You can add the kick start assy from a kicker, just have to get the parts, the case is ready. I picked up the gear from Ebay a couple or years ago, but have never got around to installing it. Mine has never left me stranded from a dead battery (or anything else) but I guess you could just push start it if needed. Maybe I'll get around to installing the kicker when I tear it down for the 441 kit one day!

http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...p/KICK_STARTER

Two of them on Ebay right now... just search DR350 Kick starter.

I just checked the shaft and it's the same part number on all DR350 kickers from 1990-1999 and DR250s from 1990-1995.

and, it looks like the shaft itself might be discontinued. shows discontinued on all the 350s and available on all the 250s.


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Old 07-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #12369
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My 97 Estart has a kicker added and it works. Privious owner installed it and one of the reason I bought it was both options.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #12370
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no, find something close.
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other small parts
I scavenged one off of my KTM too. The spring looks similar.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #12371
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Added a low cost tool tube to the bash plate, works like a charm and keeps the weight low.



New Acerbis 16L tank that only holds 14.6L



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Solid lever and bar protector - 1 piece, mounted with DR650 bar clamps and bolted into drilled and tapped bar weight


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Old 07-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #12372
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #12373
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Couple of quick questions.

Will a DR350s frame "fit" a 97 DR350SE ?

Where can i get the original stickers for the side panels ? I mean, can i get them somewhere elser other than a suzuki dealer. Even some kind of model for printing would be great.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:33 PM   #12374
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I rode a dr650 today and it got me thinking about buying one. Hmmmmm
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:24 AM   #12375
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I rode a dr650 today and it got me thinking about buying one. Hmmmmm
It's good to have one of each.
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