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Old 08-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #12901
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Last year of production. Has the best suspension, electric leg, etc. Looks to be in clean, original condition. You are probably looking at $1500, although I'd say the range is probably $300 either side of that. Some people are asking over $2000 for bikes like that and if the seller wants to hold out, he might get that too. If $2000 isn't outside your range, I'd offer $1400 but say you'd like to go and have a look and if it's as good close up as it is in the pics, you might be willing to pay more.
I agree, If you are looking for a DR350, you really want a nice '98 or '99. I wouldn't let a few hundred benjamins stop you from buying a nice one! If you can get a nice unmolested '99 for $1500, I would think you are doing good, but I wouldn't feel bad paying $2000 for a good example. Value is relative, as a buyer, if you look long enough, and are willing to drive, you can probably get one for $1500, as a seller, if he waits for the right buyer, he will probably get $2000, maybe more. Talk to the seller and see if he's willing to deal!

Edit: I just went back and looked at the ad again. This bike looks like a really unmolested example with the stock handguards, rear fender extension, and skid plate intact, it has possibly had a pretty easy life. Even the buddy strap is still on the seat. You might find one with less miles, but you probably won't find a nicer one. Since it's not but a couple of hours away I'd have to go and have a good look at it. Definately call the seller and have a talk with him if you are seriously looking for a DR350. Getting harder to find unmolested ones, especially when you limit it to the '98 or '99 with the upgraded suspension.

Good Luck with you purchase!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #12902
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http://yakima.craigslist.org/mcy/3218466803.html

Thinking about this , what is a fair offer ?
Top of the line DR350: last model year, all the good stuff (except the pumper carb), relatively low mileage and looks like it may never have been off road - it should bring top dollar. Anything like that in the $1,500 range would probably sell instantly. $2,500 might seem high, but he may get near that if he's willing to wait. $1,800-$2,200 (depending on actual condition upon close inspection) would be a reasonable price for that model in excellent condition imo.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #12903
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Top of the line DR350: last model year, all the good stuff (except the pumper carb), relatively low mileage and looks like it may never have been off road - it should bring top dollar. Anything like that in the $1,500 range would probably sell instantly. $2,500 might seem high, but he may get near that if he's willing to wait. $1,800-$2,200 (depending on actual condition upon close inspection) would be a reasonable price for that model in excellent condition imo.
+1 That's what I was trying to say!
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #12904
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http://yakima.craigslist.org/mcy/3218466803.html

Thinking about this , what is a fair offer ?
I tend to think you are probably looking at around $1800 or thereabouts. It does look clean and that amount for a solid street legal dual sport of any ilk in good shape is a good buy.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #12905
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Hi _CJ,

I've been very pleased with the "All Balls Bearings". Good quality and the prices seem very good to me for what all is included (seals, etc). You can buy direct from them or just grab their part number and search eBay for deal a few dollars less.

https://www.allballsracing.com/

Hope this helps!

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Gregory Bender
Exactly what I was looking for.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #12906
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Shield/Spoilers

Made some hand guard spoilers and a small shield for the DR350. Just want to keep a little cold wind and rain off. Cold wet gloves suck.



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Old 08-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #12907
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Tire Sizes and clutch fatigue

Been riding my new to me 93 DR350S for about a week. Really like the bike but need a new rear tire. Specs say this should have a 110/100-18. Some tire charts are showing this is the same as a 4.60-18. Others are saying 4.0/4.5-18. I assume this last one is saying that a 4.0 to 4.5 will work. I am just curious of what tire sizes those out there are running. I came across a really good deal on a 4.10-18 tire and if my metric conversion is correctly taking using 25.4 millimeters = 1 inch this is pretty close. Please chime in and let me know if my assumption is correct or not.
Also, the only other thing I am not crazy about is that the clutch does not seem too hard to pull until after you ride it for some time. My hand gets fatigued. Also am wondering if others have experienced this. Is there any way to make this clutch easier to pull?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #12908
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Been riding my new to me 93 DR350S for about a week. Really like the bike but need a new rear tire. Specs say this should have a 110/100-18. Some tire charts are showing this is the same as a 4.60-18. Others are saying 4.0/4.5-18. I assume this last one is saying that a 4.0 to 4.5 will work. I am just curious of what tire sizes those out there are running. I came across a really good deal on a 4.10-18 tire and if my metric conversion is correctly taking using 25.4 millimeters = 1 inch this is pretty close. Please chime in and let me know if my assumption is correct or not.
Also, the only other thing I am not crazy about is that the clutch does not seem too hard to pull until after you ride it for some time. My hand gets fatigued. Also am wondering if others have experienced this. Is there any way to make this clutch easier to pull?
Just put a new set of Kenda K270s on mine. 3.25x21 and 5.10x18 from BikeBandit.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #12909
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Been riding my new to me 93 DR350S for about a week. Really like the bike but need a new rear tire. Specs say this should have a 110/100-18. Some tire charts are showing this is the same as a 4.60-18. Others are saying 4.0/4.5-18. I assume this last one is saying that a 4.0 to 4.5 will work. I am just curious of what tire sizes those out there are running. I came across a really good deal on a 4.10-18 tire and if my metric conversion is correctly taking using 25.4 millimeters = 1 inch this is pretty close. Please chime in and let me know if my assumption is correct or not.
Don't know about your assumption but I can tell you that a 4.10-18 works well on the DR.

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Also, the only other thing I am not crazy about is that the clutch does not seem too hard to pull until after you ride it for some time. My hand gets fatigued. Also am wondering if others have experienced this. Is there any way to make this clutch easier to pull?
Try a new clutch cable. Yours may be binding. D2Moto had them a few months ago for under $10 IIRC.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #12910
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Claims 69,000 miles. Wonder how many times he has rebuilt his engine?

Did about 150 miles this weekend. About 50 on hard sierra trails near Fordyce and the Sierra trek. Came close several times but never dropped it. Was camping and had to ride the bike out the camp site as there was no room in the campers. So versiatile.

Was riding with a guy in a 4x4 700 FI quad with power steering. HE was FAST, and never broke a sweat. While I was killing myself working the bike over rocks and logs.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #12911
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I have been modifying my wife's DR350 for a while now and finally got a few pictures yesterday. She wanted a lighter bike than the DRZ400S that she used to have and doesn't mind kick start, so I found a clean 99 dirt model. It had been street licensed during some point, but was just running the stock headlight and tail light. I had an entire electrical system from a 91 DR350S which I installed, along with some mods.

Here's the front of the bike. I went with a DRZ400 headlight cowl to give the DR a more modern look.


IMAG0148 by tntmo2, on Flickr


Here's the view of the cockpit. I used a set of Tusk big bar adapters to install the 1 1/8" bars, another modern touch. The DRZ400 speedometer was a direct fit to the triple clamps, the bolt holes lined up exactly. I had a set of stock DR gauges that were all busted up, I spliced the wiring from the DR to the DRZ and it all works and plugs directly into the DR wiring now.

My neighbor made the ignition switch bracket from carbon fiber on the right side, I drilled and riveted it to the speedometer. I used a small NiCad battery instead of the stock battery. It doesn't have quite enough juice to run the headlight and taillight when it's not running so the instruments don't light up until you kick start it. I'm considering installing a switch that shuts the lights off, then the clock will remain set. That's the only downside to the way it's set up now.


IMAG0150 by tntmo2, on Flickr
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #12912
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It's impossible to figure out Trials riding. That's why it's addictive and frustrating!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #12913
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We camped this weekend at meadow lake, about 10 miles of dirt road to get there. 3 of which were rather rough. On the way in my wife which was driving our camper van was not very happy with the creeking bouncing van. SO on the way out I said why don't you ride the bike. She did and loved it. At one point I pull up to her and she said " this is alot more fun than I thought I would be."

I on the other hand do not mind bouncing around in old vans off road.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #12914
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I agree been trying to figure it out since 1978 Wife quit buying the argument "my bike won't do that I need a new one . Fuzz from Crossville
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:14 PM   #12915
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We camped this weekend at meadow lake, about 10 miles of dirt road to get there. 3 of which were rather rough. On the way in my wife which was driving our camper van was not very happy with the creeking bouncing van. SO on the way out I said why don't you ride the bike. She did and loved it. At one point I pull up to her and she said " this is alot more fun than I thought I would be."

I on the other hand do not mind bouncing around in old vans off road.

Ya my wife loves my dr350 told me I need to buy another one for myself
. Anyone selling a 97-98-99?
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