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Old 07-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #12481
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I thought the 99 had front and rear dirt suspension, or is that just the showa fronts?
Do you have the rebound adjustment on your shock not jsut the compression?

Are you a memeber of Max suzuki. I started a thread with a lot of pictures.
http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums...?topic=85682.0

All 90-99 dirt had a 11 inch travle (not the stroke length of the shock, but what the travel of the rear wheel is, as listed in the factory manual) shock with rebound and compression adjsutment.

90-93 S has a 11 inch travel shock with compresion only

94-99 SE all had a 10 inch shock (most distinguisable by the welded lower clevis mount). It only had compression dampneing adjsutment.

The dirt was valved stiffer than the SE model too.

As for the front. I think they all had the same suspension over the years. The only differnece is the 97 dirt got the single chamber showa fork, which did not show up on the SE till 98.

Right now there is a really clean dirt shock on e-bay.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #12482
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Great Idea!!!

I looked at the spare motor the other day... Wiseco piston in it is brand new, never run... The stock forks are in perfect shape and have brand new seals...just leaning against the wall. It has the street version charging system... It has everything except electric start. Tires are also in nice shape.

The title just says "Suzuki Motorcycle" no mention of dirt only, etc, etc...

Someone will enjoy it.

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I say we all go in on a group buy in /part out on this thing. I'd buy a few of those upgrades for sure. Whadda ya say
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #12483
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Great Idea!!!


Someone will enjoy it.

Bad Idea! You have such a nice bike. Don't let someone part it out. Someone needs to buy this and ride the piss out of it. I would if you were in CA.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #12484
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Recently got into this deal myself after 20+ years of mountain biking. Bought a 1990 DR350 too.

My bike came with the factory tool tube, but no tools. I ended up getting an expandable tool bag that mounts on the fender (Moose Racing) and filled it with a front and rear tube, patch kit, a light assortment of tools, and a hand pump that works with CO2. Mounting on the front fender blocked the headlamp, so I moved it to the rear fender.

Doesn't look like you're too far away. If you ever find yourself in Colorado (for the Westfest for example http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737558), give me a shout.

Edit: Here's a link to a thread where I asked the same question and received 5 pages of replies - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776989

Much appreciated CJ! I really dig that adv kit in the first reply, he must be a prepper!
Mountain biking has given me a real fear/respect of being stranded miles from any road, the moto only compounds this by taking my further into the woods with more to go wrong, perfect!
Thanks for the link, I'll holler if I ever cruise up your way
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #12485
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Fellow DR350 riders,

Have a look at my Ride report! I rode my DR350 4700 miles in 11 days. Lots of good DR350 porn in here

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #12486
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Fellow DR350 riders,

Have a look at my Ride report! I rode my DR350 4700 miles in 11 days. Lots of good DR350 porn in here

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Awesome RR, looks like you guys had a blast.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:14 PM   #12487
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Took some pictures on my dirt commute home yesterday.
Check out my leaking fork seals. Only does this if I hit jumps and woops really hard. I have noticed the oil rings on the sliders. They seem to always appear in the same locations. I know those rings are a result of where the travle stops. But do they also correlate with wheneach shim opens up. Looks like I use up all of my travle.



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Old 07-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #12488
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Took some pictures on my dirt commute home yesterday.
Check out my leaking fork seals. Only does this if I hit jumps and woops really hard. I have noticed the oil rings on the sliders. They seem to always appear in the same locations. I know those rings are a result of where the travle stops. But do they also correlate with wheneach shim opens up. Looks like I use up all of my travle.

Perhaps you need to clean the seals?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #12489
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The OEM DR350 sprockets have a built in washer to locate the sprocket teeth properly along the splined shaft. I guess you can add a washer, but I would want to use an OEM style if it was me.

Digging a little deeper I see that the DRZ sprocket does have the built in washer, just not as thick.7.1mm vs 10.2

Maybe it would be ok to jsut space out that 3 mm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JT-FRONT-Spr...ed9ee5&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JT-FRONT-Spr...9086f0&vxp=mtr
I used a zinc washer from homedepot for now. It is working so far for 80 miles. I am looking into an OEM style one though. I dont want the washer to cause wear on the shaft or the shaft to cause wear on the washer.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #12490
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Acerbis tank question

So, installed no problem but I've never had to deal with this before



I understand the concept but how do you attach the tube to the vent so it's secure? I can put the hose on the nipple but I don't think it will stay for long. And where are you routing the hose? With the existing clutch/throttle route? I've seen some just six inches with a cap on top, what's with that?

I looked all over and don't see any info, thanks.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:31 AM   #12491
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So, installed no problem but I've never had to deal with this before



I understand the concept but how do you attach the tube to the vent so it's secure? I can put the hose on the nipple but I don't think it will stay for long. And where are you routing the hose? With the existing clutch/throttle route? I've seen some just six inches with a cap on top, what's with that?

I looked all over and don't see any info, thanks.
I zip tie a long tube to my crossbar with enough length to allow full turns in both locations. My experience with short tubes that are not secured to the bike is that they get lost very quickly when off-pavement, standing up and sitting down, etc.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:01 AM   #12492
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So, installed no problem but I've never had to deal with this before

I understand the concept but how do you attach the tube to the vent so it's secure? I can put the hose on the nipple but I don't think it will stay for long. And where are you routing the hose? With the existing clutch/throttle route? I've seen some just six inches with a cap on top, what's with that?

I looked all over and don't see any info, thanks.
I've got the same tank and same issue. The nipple on the cap is too short so the tube always ends up popping off at some point - I just live with it and stick it back on. As for where to route it to - I do the same as Greg and just loop it over the crossbar and hide it between the triple tree and the gages.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #12493
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It's sounds like a classic needle valve problem. However, you may get away with just dropping the bowl, cleaning it all out and cleaning the needle valve and spraying some carb cleaner up into the carb. This is something that can be done in a pinch if you don't have a garage and such. The needle valve is a wear item (the rubber tip) and does need to be replaced every so often. More than likely, just a bit of dirt. Do you have a fuel filter from the tank? If not, you might want to get one.

Good luck!
Don't forget about the needle seat o-ring, which may be hardened/deformed/shrunken/cracked. Also, the tip of the needle can be inspected under magnification. If a witness line is evident where it has been contacting the seat, the needle should be replaced.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #12494
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[/QUOTE]

Hi Gregory

Your post was perfect timing, thought I would have to go through a bunch of pics and searches to see if anyone has the Moose Racing chain guide and pretty much first pic and I see it on your bike.

I wasn't 100% sure it was the right one till I saw yours.

I just received mine today and tried it on( took me a few head scratches to figure it out)

A question if I may (or two), firstly, how do you feel about it? Stable? do you have any issues with it?
It seems to me a bit odd that the third, rear bolt isn't used, did you make a bracket for it or just left it like that? (I don't see one in your pic).

I'm still rebuilding my DR, so I can't test it yet, so hoping you and anyone else who has also got one can give me a bit of info.

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #12495
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Hi Gregory

Your post was perfect timing, thought I would have to go through a bunch of pics and searches to see if anyone has the Moose Racing chain guide and pretty much first pic and I see it on your bike.

I wasn't 100% sure it was the right one till I saw yours.

I just received mine today and tried it on( took me a few head scratches to figure it out)

A question if I may (or two), firstly, how do you feel about it? Stable? do you have any issues with it?
It seems to me a bit odd that the third, rear bolt isn't used, did you make a bracket for it or just left it like that? (I don't see one in your pic).

I'm still rebuilding my DR, so I can't test it yet, so hoping you and anyone else who has also got one can give me a bit of info.

Thanks in advance
Allan[/QUOTE]


Hi Allan,

The chain guide came on my DR when I bought it few years ago, but it isn't a Moose one. Instead, it is made by Fredette Racing Products. Last year I replaced a few "wear" parts but other than that, it has been worry free.

http://www.frpoffroad.com/Fredette-R...atalogId=-1039

Hope this helps!

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