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Old 11-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #13636
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Shameless plug for a few more DR350 parts I'm selling (pumper carb set up, oil cooler stuff, etc.) See it all at the link below:

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

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Did you already sell the carb stuff Greg?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #13637
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Did you already sell the carb stuff Greg?
I sure did, sorry. I try to keep that page updated with only what is available.

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #13638
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I sure did, sorry. I try to keep that page updated with only what is available.

http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/f...arts_dr350.htm

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Greg, The DR650 oil cooler: DO the lines all fit the DR350 and one would only need to fab a mounting bracket?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #13639
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Greg, The DR650 oil cooler: DO the lines all fit the DR350 and one would only need to fab a mounting bracket?
No, it is not that straightforward. The hoses with the solid lines are from a DR350 without an oil cooler. I included them because I think they can be adapted to work with the oil cooler. In addition to a mounting bracket, you would need to plumb the hoses for use with an oil cooler.

The spare parts catalog shows the OEM optional oil cooler pretty well...and I have some photos of the original hoses and cooler.

Basically, I'm selling a cooler, rock guard, and various hoses/banjo bolts that can be used as a starting point for a complete solution without needing to modify your original components.

As I mention on the website, let me know if you want something but the price seems out of line. I'm trying to open up garage space! :>

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #13640
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Took the bike to the range today. It was nice riding it out to the targets instead of walking


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Old 11-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #13641
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I hate to be the stupid kid on the block but where is the carb fuel overflow on the 1999 DR-350SE? I see a line near the top of the carb that looks like it might run to the airbox but I thought that there should be an ovewrflow line routed near the bottom of the bike. There is also a small brass pipe running up the left hand side of the carb.



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Old 11-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #13642
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I hate to be tthe stupid kid on the block but where is the carb fuel overflow on the 1999 DR-350SE? I see a line near the top of the carb that looks like it might run to the airbox but I thought that there should be an ovewrflow line routed near the bottom of the bike. There is also a small brass pipe running up the left hand side of the carb.



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on my 99 its on the surface of the bowl, no nipple for a hose.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #13643
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Gents who are in the know on this issue or otherwise just have insite. Ive got 3,600 original miles on my DR 350 it runs great. I have been thinking about making sure its ready for a multi day long trip such as BAJA. I know there is a circlip on the front sprocket that needs watching so it dosnt pop off. The other issue ive noticed is this clutch thrust washer / clutch drag issue. I havent noticed any clutch issues while riding mine. What should i be looking for and what king of miladge is this thrust washer become an issue? Should i just do the clutch mod before a 5 day ride down in BAJA? What about a spare CDI? Havent read much about a CDI failure issue on the DR but Ill ask. I have a big tank and LED head light valves checked and oil changed. Spare clutch and throttle cables all set. Thanks in advance
I know I'm a little late on this one, but I though I'd add my two cents anyway. There are two common issues that can cut a trip short on this bike:

First is the circlip issue that has already been discussed.

Second is the shift drum bolt.



I've owned two DRs and this bolt was so loose it was ready to pop out on both bikes. A friend of mine lost the bolt entirely and couldn't shift gears. Jesse prefers to remove the bolt and tap out the hole for a bigger one, but I've been able to secure it successfully with Locktite red.

The clutch drag issue can be very annoying , but it's not something that will end a trip. This issue is caused by wear on the clutch collar and washers. Your bike might have this kind of wear but not experience clutch drag because the clutch nut has never been re-torqued.

So here's the catch: in order to Locktite the shift drum bolt you have to remove the clutch which will then have to be re-torqued and may cause the clutch drag issue to start on your bike.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #13644
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Need help im in death valley and my DR won't start . getting gas but no spark? any ideas! 97 350s. we were coasting down hill then would not start!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #13645
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Well, the owner would not budge on the the $2500 price for his 1999 DR350 w/ 1500 miles, or I would have bought it already.


So I kept looking on CL and found a 2001 DR-Z400E w/ 4500 miles for sale for $2000.


I've gone to look at & ride the 350, but not the 400 yet. The 350 was in great shape and ran good, but since the 13 yea-old original tires are still on the bike, I'd have to get a set of tires for it, and the valves have never been checked. I think the price is about $500 too high, but the owner is firm on the price.


I don't know what kind of shape the 400 is in, because I'm going to look at it the day after Thanksgiving, but the owner says it's excellent, and the water pump was replaced this past summer. It has Perrelli 70/30 street tires on it, but since I'm planning on doing some serious dirt riding, I would want to put some knobbies on it.


I'm thinking the DR might be a better pick because it's air-cooled and lighter, but the DR-Z is 2 years newer and at least $500 cheaper (I'm hoping the owner will sell it for $1700, but I'll offer $1500 when I ride it Friday).


This being a 350 thread, I'm sure you're biased; but which one would you choose and why?.Would you spend the extra $500 bucks for the 350? (I'm gonna put this on the DR-Z400 thread and get their opinions too)


Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #13646
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Need help im in death valley and my DR won't start . getting gas but no spark? any ideas! 97 350s. we were coasting down hill then would not start!
If the bike has a kickstand switch and the kickstand spring is getting old and allowing the kickstand to sag, it could cause this problem.

Other steps:
Make sure all connectors in the wiring harness are properly connected. The ground cables to the coil sometimes come loose and cause this.

Try replacing the spark plug.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #13647
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Well, the owner would not budge on the the $2500 price for his 1999 DR350 w/ 1500 miles, or I would have bought it already.


So I kept looking on CL and found a 2001 DR-Z400E w/ 4500 miles for sale for $2000.


I've gone to look at & ride the 350, but not the 400 yet. The 350 was in great shape and ran good, but since the 13 yea-old original tires are still on the bike, I'd have to get a set of tires for it, and the valves have never been checked. I think the price is about $500 too high, but the owner is firm on the price.


I don't know what kind of shape the 400 is in, because I'm going to look at it the day after Thanksgiving, but the owner says it's excellent, and the water pump was replaced this past summer. It has Perrelli 70/30 street tires on it, but since I'm planning on doing some serious dirt riding, I would want to put some knobbies on it.


I'm thinking the DR might be a better pick because it's air-cooled and lighter, but the DR-Z is 2 years newer and at least $500 cheaper (I'm hoping the owner will sell it for $1700, but I'll offer $1500 when I ride it Friday).


This being a 350 thread, I'm sure you're biased; but which one would you choose and why?.Would you spend the extra $500 bucks for the 350? (I'm gonna put this on the DR-Z400 thread and get their opinions too)


Thanks for your input.
Dr350... Air cooled, 6 speed. Older, simple.
DRZ400... Water cooled, 5 speed. Newer, more complex.
The deciding factor for me was the gear ratios on the DRZ. It really needs another/higher gear. If you are not going to do much pavement, it's probably not a factor. I'm a dirt rider, but it seems there is always a good bit of tarmac on every ride I do.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #13648
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As far as I know Mate if they are not marked with #1 #2 or #3 then they will be standard , http://www.koubalink.com/drinstall.html

Thanks for the quick response fellas...
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:52 AM   #13649
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"Need help im in death valley and my DR won't start . getting gas but no spark? any ideas! 97 350s. we were coasting down hill then would not start"

Double check the connections at the battery posts and then see if there is any juice in the battery. Good luck and post up once cured.





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Old 11-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #13650
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Well, the owner would not budge on the the $2500 price for his 1999 DR350 w/ 1500 miles, or I would have bought it already.


So I kept looking on CL and found a 2001 DR-Z400E w/ 4500 miles for sale for $2000.


I've gone to look at & ride the 350, but not the 400 yet. The 350 was in great shape and ran good, but since the 13 yea-old original tires are still on the bike, I'd have to get a set of tires for it, and the valves have never been checked. I think the price is about $500 too high, but the owner is firm on the price.


I don't know what kind of shape the 400 is in, because I'm going to look at it the day after Thanksgiving, but the owner says it's excellent, and the water pump was replaced this past summer. It has Perrelli 70/30 street tires on it, but since I'm planning on doing some serious dirt riding, I would want to put some knobbies on it.


I'm thinking the DR might be a better pick because it's air-cooled and lighter, but the DR-Z is 2 years newer and at least $500 cheaper (I'm hoping the owner will sell it for $1700, but I'll offer $1500 when I ride it Friday).


This being a 350 thread, I'm sure you're biased; but which one would you choose and why?.Would you spend the extra $500 bucks for the 350? (I'm gonna put this on the DR-Z400 thread and get their opinions too)


Thanks for your input.
Personally, i wouldnt waste MY time on the DRZ after owning and riding the DR350. Thats SOLELY my opinion though, so you'll have to make your own as well. lol As for WHY i feel this way, you may be wandering? As another rider said, the biggest thing for ME, is the 6spd transmission...LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE it! Wide range of gearing that can be fully changed, adjusted via sprockets, and made to fit your riding style. THAT is the biggest for mechanical reasons in my opinion. AS FOR MY BIKE, it has the CV carb on it and 60+ MPG is EASILY achieved when i ride or play. i dunno about the newer ones, might have pumper on them? Mine is Kick only as well, another plus...batteries go dead, or crap out at most terrible times...with a manual kick start...no sweat bro! lol (Pop starting works too, but its tougher) i think someone said the DR's are lighter too? probably not by a whole heck of a lot, but still...it adds up when your laying on your side...(it'll happen...we all fall down, and the older we get...the worse it feels when ya do! lol). Air Cooled, No rad juice to leak out when ya got busting through the brush and jiggly weeds. (this happend on some Badass Western PA rides with a few liquid cooled bikes...its SUCKED bag!)

I could go on and on, and on....and on, BUT im not, everyone here will says "Put a sock in it wagz..lol" As i said, these are SOLELY my opinions as to why i love my DR and wouldnt trade it for a DRZ...not to mention...the DR seats are way more comfortable..i have problems with not getting comfy on seats..lol

The Decision is yours sir, but if i had the money, and a 99 was sittin close by with low mileage at that price....itd be sittin next to my 93 that is currently nestled warmly into my garage! Either way, i hope you enjoy whichever bike you purchase!
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