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Old 11-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #13606
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Thanks for the reply. If it is the idle jet, would the poor idle not show up all the time? As mentioned, there are random times that it idles perfect, usually after higher rev runs.








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It is common for the idle fuel jet to get partially clogged, then the natural compensation is to turn the idle speed screw. This gives a higher rpm but has it idleing partly on the mid range circuit. Sometimes, but not always, indicated by a slow drop off to idle, or pulsing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #13607
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Idle should be around 1800??
I think stock is 1500.....however, agree you should also look at the O rings as they seem to be troublesome.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #13608
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #13609
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
I'd Buy it!! The pro's will chime in though!! i think thats one of the better years to have?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #13610
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Throttle Tube

So guys, did someone presidentially-engineer my bike or do all the factory throttle tubes have the grips formed directly onto them? went out lastnight to install a new set of grips and i started on the throttle side first...the thing is like PERMANTNENTLY on there...i cant even seem to find a seem or nothing?!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #13611
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2500 seems abit steep to me but hey im cheep payed 400 for mine but also am still working some bugs out
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #13612
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what sizes of this tire http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244...tire?b=1634026 should i run on my dr350 im not sure how to convert metric to standard
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #13613
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
Paid $2300 for my "98 DR350se with less than 1K mi. Very happy with it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #13614
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So guys, did someone presidentially-engineer my bike or do all the factory throttle tubes have the grips formed directly onto them? went out lastnight to install a new set of grips and i started on the throttle side first...the thing is like PERMANTNENTLY on there...i cant even seem to find a seem or nothing?!
Yup, They're made on there. I got a new Motion Pro throttle tube off Ebay for about $10, free shipping. And use the old one for a spare.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-T...0662a5&vxp=mtr

Actually, wanted to use a Vista Cruise, and it wasn't worth messin around with the old one ( old, screwed up hand). Had a friend turn down the lip/grip stop, on his lathe for smooth operation and made a little brass cup to hold the Vista Cruise. Works great.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #13615
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Yup, They're made on there. I got a new Motion Pro throttle tube off Ebay for about $10, free shipping. And use the old one for a spare.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-T...0662a5&vxp=mtr
"whittled" old grip off. Then used an electric sander with 80 grit paper to smooth it out. Wasn't too bad.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #13616
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I've been thinking about getting a dual-sport for a while now; I currently have 2 street bikes.

I've been thinking that a 350 would be the right balance of decent power and light weight.

I found a 1999 DR350 on Craigslist just a few miles from me. The bike has 1500 miles on it; original tires; chain is kind of rusty; and it hasn't had the break-in valve check performed; but otherwise looks new.

I went & looked at it & rode it - it runs good. It comes with a rack, tank & tailbag.

The owner wanted $2700, but I got him down to $2500.

What'dya think? Is this a decent deal?
If it is an e-start street model it is worth it. The pirce paid on a motorcycle is really nothing compared to the amount of money you dump into over the years. So you might as well start with the "best" year.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #13617
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what sizes of this tire http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244...tire?b=1634026 should i run on my dr350 im not sure how to convert metric to standard
3.00/21 for the front
4.6 / 18 for the rear.

110 / 90 /18. Means 110mm (4.3 inches). The 90 means that 90% of the width is the height. 100 would mean that the tire is a perfect tube. Last number is the rim size. These are just estimates though. Every manufacture makes their tires slightly different in size.

I have these sizes for the 244 works good. Friend has gone through 5 sets on his dr350. This is really the only size to get.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #13618
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Thanks for the replies.

Yeah, it is an electric start, street legal, clean title.

Do the '99s have any particular weakness I should know about?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #13619
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3.00/21 for the front
4.6 / 18 for the rear.

110 / 90 /18. Means 110mm (4.3 inches). The 90 means that 90% of the width is the height. 100 would mean that the tire is a perfect tube. Last number is the rim size. These are just estimates though. Every manufacture makes their tires slightly different in size.

I have these sizes for the 244 works good. Friend has gone through 5 sets on his dr350. This is really the only size to get.
sweet ty this is the imfo i was looking for will be ordering them tonight
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #13620
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THe reason the 99SE is the best year are because of their forks. They should be the cartirdge forks that looks like

not this

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