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Old 12-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #13906
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That looks different from my tank. How old is yours?
No they are not that different. The main part is the logo. The oldest ones had a recessed area for the name plate which was screwed in. Then I think they jsut started using a sticker in the reccess. Now the Acerbis logo is painted into the tank itself and the rectangular reccess is gone. The shape has not changed. I have had an old one and a new one side by side.

The edge of the the knee cut out however seems to be less defined on your old tank though. Looks like yous has bludged out a bit over the years.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #13907
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No they are not that different. The main part is the logo. The oldest ones had a recessed area for the name plate which was screwed in. Then I think they just started using a sticker in the recess. Now the Acerbis logo is painted into the tank itself and the rectangular recess is gone. The shape has not changed. I have had an old one and a new one side by side.

The edge of the the knee cut out however seems to be less defined on your old tank though. Looks like yous has bludged out a bit over the years.
Yeah, mine has the screwed in logo....as you can see its warped over the years. Not sure if the tank is bulged or not....it could be the flash and the weird angle. In person it feels/looks OK.....it has yellowed significantly though.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #13908
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Engine Help

So I bought a ’97 from a friend…Sight unseen.
He said his son was riding it and “messed up the piston”
No prob I thought….

Here is what a “messed up” piston looks like if you are curious…



and



oh and…



Don’t forget this…




So my question to you guys (and gals) is…

Does anyone have any parts they could part with to get this lady up and running again?
I will pay a fair price, I do not expect charity, I just need to get this going if I am going to finish before riding season is back.
It is the SE model.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #13909
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I just picked this up yesterday. I still don't know if I'm going to keep it or not. It's a 96 and runs great ...8200 miles. My first ride I was very impressed with how well it went for a 350.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #13910
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What did you end up paying for it?


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I just picked this up yesterday. I still don't know if I'm going to keep it or not. It's a 96 and runs great ...8200 miles. My first ride I was very impressed with how well it went for a 350.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #13911
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Quite old - probably 15 years? Are they that different I wonder?

Mine seems to sit further back on the frame than yours does.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #13912
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It was $1900.00 but needed a battery and a couple other small things. After much negotiating bullshitting $1740.00




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What did you end up paying for it?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #13913
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So I bought a ’97 from a friend…Sight unseen.
He said his son was riding it and “messed up the piston”
No prob I thought….

Here is what a “messed up” piston looks like if you are curious…



and



oh and…



Don’t forget this…




So my question to you guys (and gals) is…

Does anyone have any parts they could part with to get this lady up and running again?
I will pay a fair price, I do not expect charity, I just need to get this going if I am going to finish before riding season is back.
It is the SE model.

Thanks,

PS
DO NOT let your 17 year old ride your bike unless they pay you…



You might want to look for a used motor. All that stuff (piston bits) from the dropped valve has circulated all through the motor. By the time you get all the pieces, gaskets , bearings etc together it's gonna be some $$$. Unless you wanta do the Distech thing .

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #13914
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It was $1900.00 but needed a battery and a couple other small things. After much negotiating bullshitting $1740.00

Not bad, hope it lives up to your expectations.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:24 PM   #13915
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I just picked this up yesterday. I still don't know if I'm going to keep it or not. It's a 96 and runs great ...8200 miles. My first ride I was very impressed with how well it went for a 350.

So you did get it. What happened with the trunk and rack?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #13916
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You might want to look for a used motor. All that stuff (pistom bits) from the dropped valve has circulated all through the motor. By the time you get all the pieces, gaskets , bearings etc together it's gonna be some $$$. Unless you wanta do the Distech thing .
Complete engines are hard to find. Rarely do they come up on craigslist or e-bay and when they do they are about $500 bucks, and almsot never E starts. Best to look for a non running DR350 as a parts bike. Or jsut piece it together. Get a new head, piston and re sleve the jug. Going through the bottom end "Distech" style shouldn't cost anything but gaskets at a minimum, bearings at a max.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #13917
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The rack was home made and a POS.




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So you did get it. What happened with the trunk and rack?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:14 AM   #13918
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Hard Parts

+1 on the motors being hard to find.
It's not very often I resort to begging on ADV for motor parts

I have cracked the case and cleaned everything, but the crank must have gotten some bits of piston pushed between the bushings.
The rod will just barely turn on the pin, and it dosen't look burned.

If you guys didn't make the dang thing sound so fun to ride I would just part the rest of it out.




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Complete engines are hard to find. Rarely do they come up on craigslist or e-bay and when they do they are about $500 bucks, and almsot never E starts. Best to look for a non running DR350 as a parts bike. Or jsut piece it together. Get a new head, piston and re sleve the jug. Going through the bottom end "Distech" style shouldn't cost anything but gaskets at a minimum, bearings at a max.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:03 PM   #13919
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Hello,
Just got 95 dr350 a few days ago. Really like it, rode 60 miles today, got a little muddy. Would like to lower 2" but the forks look like they can be lowered only about 3/4 of an inch then you get into smaller area. Any advice. Experienced rider just beat up body.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:51 AM   #13920
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I just picked this up yesterday. I still don't know if I'm going to keep it or not. It's a 96 and runs great ...8200 miles. My first ride I was very impressed with how well it went for a 350.

Great looking Suzuki !!!!!!!!!!!! Can you let me know what brand the fairing extension is and while your at it could I request what seat it is, the travel bag, the tires, the tank, handle protectors...........I guess any accessories on the beautiful bike. Thanks, Frank.
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