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Old 08-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #4306
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Whats up Dennis? Been keeping that thing busy have you? Are you coming to the house on the 30th?
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:05 AM   #4307
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Was mostly painting and fixing this past weekend. No good riding plan pans out lately. So again, planning to ride this coming weekend!
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #4308
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oh yea the only reason i stop riding when i do. im to tired to keep going. ridng brown solo today. yes im planning on coming to party.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:13 AM   #4309
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I rode three and a half hours at brown yesterday. what a blast. i'm starting to get alone with the two stroke. what a contrary bitch, stroke her just right and its such a lovely ride. get it wrong and she'll spit u out in a heart beat. what a work out, i think every mucsle i have is sore.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:26 AM   #4310
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Dr350

Hi Folks, Im new in town (again), and looking to meet other ADV riders in my area. I'm looking to ride but also would like to talk with some DR350 owners that are hands-on with their own machines.

I'm a hobby mechanic, I've rebuilt carbs, changed and balanced tires, did things like brakes, bearings, basic things. I'm having a hard time figuring out this bike. It rides beautifully when it fires up. On days that it doesn't, it does things that scare me (like puke gasoline all over the carb and engine). I have questions like "where is the float bowl drain plug (and hose?)?", and "why does the petcock have a "prime" but no "off" position?. After reading the owners manual about the petcock, now my question is more like "why, when I took the tank off with the petcock in the "prime" position, didnt it leak fuel all over the place?

The bike i a stock '98 DR350SE. I need the download on this guy, Im done draining my gas tank onto the driveway.

Calling DR's of Asheville!!!

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Old 08-31-2014, 01:16 PM   #4311
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Can ANY one help me?

I rode to Asheville from Hickory yesterday, down i40.


The work area in Biltmore(exit 53-50) has about 4 bridges(travel over) in a stretch of about 1.5 miles.


They are doing the 'final level' and prep, lowering the road so that the new surface rises to be level with existing bridge.



I rode this same highway last week, and noticed that stretch was 'rough', but the travel yesterday was ridiculouslyunsafe.




When i hit the leading edge of at least two of those bridges, i hit HARD, bottoming the front AND rear suspension, nearing jerking the bars from my hands.....4 times, once each bridge..


Now i got a BAD vibration in the bars at all speeds, and two wheels 'hopping', and i couldn't even read my speedo on the return trip.( shaking too hard).




AND get this, i hit so hard it pushed the sight glass out of the brake reservoir, leaking fluid onto the paint work, lifting the paint overnight..

And it broke the bodywork(NX250) in a few places...



Will anyone help me?

Either, 1. Be witness to said condition of road,
2. give me PM about the proper authority to address

3. wish me luck



If anyone could ride out and measure the height change, it might go a long way towards getting attention..



Oh yeah, the spine of my body feels un-wonderful today, fingers crossed i didn't damage a disc.




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Old 08-31-2014, 06:12 PM   #4312
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Hi Folks, Im new in town (again), and looking to meet other ADV riders in my area. I'm looking to ride but also would like to talk with some DR350 owners that are hands-on with their own machines.

I'm a hobby mechanic, I've rebuilt carbs, changed and balanced tires, did things like brakes, bearings, basic things. I'm having a hard time figuring out this bike. It rides beautifully when it fires up. On days that it doesn't, it does things that scare me (like puke gasoline all over the carb and engine). I have questions like "where is the float bowl drain plug (and hose?)?", and "why does the petcock have a "prime" but no "off" position?. After reading the owners manual about the petcock, now my question is more like "why, when I took the tank off with the petcock in the "prime" position, didnt it leak fuel all over the place?

The bike i a stock '98 DR350SE. I need the download on this guy, Im done draining my gas tank onto the driveway.

Calling DR's of Asheville!!!
You have two issues: leaking petcock and leaking needle valve. Both easy fixes. Do not leave the petcock on PRIme. Send me a PM if you have specific questions.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:30 PM   #4313
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Can ANY one help me?

I rode to Asheville from Hickory yesterday, down i40.


The work area in Biltmore(exit 53-50) has about 4 bridges(travel over) in a stretch of about 1.5 miles.


They are doing the 'final level' and prep, lowering the road so that the new surface rises to be level with existing bridge.



I rode this same highway last week, and noticed that stretch was 'rough', but the travel yesterday was ridiculouslyunsafe.




When i hit the leading edge of at least two of those bridges, i hit HARD, bottoming the front AND rear suspension, nearing jerking the bars from my hands.....4 times, once each bridge..


Now i got a BAD vibration in the bars at all speeds, and two wheels 'hopping', and i couldn't even read my speedo on the return trip.( shaking too hard).




AND get this, i hit so hard it pushed the sight glass out of the brake reservoir, leaking fluid onto the paint work, lifting the paint overnight..

And it broke the bodywork(NX250) in a few places...



Will anyone help me?

Either, 1. Be witness to said condition of road,
2. give me PM about the proper authority to address

3. wish me luck



If anyone could ride out and measure the height change, it might go a long way towards getting attention..



Oh yeah, the spine of my body feels un-wonderful today, fingers crossed i didn't damage a disc.




PLease?
Take pics and document the damage to the bike. Go to: http://www.ncdot.gov/contact/
Scroll down to "file a claim" and fill up the form. Submit it with as much documentation as you can get. Good luck, they are usually pretty good to deal with.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:30 PM   #4314
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riding MHG in the am From LL side @0900 til 1100. Big storm this pm washed it clean. Prolly do #9 from BC to BM and back to FV in between. Buy u a chillum if u pass me
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #4315
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You have two issues: leaking petcock and leaking needle valve. Both easy fixes. Do not leave the petcock on PRIme. Send me a PM if you have specific questions.
+1 to what he said. Former DR350SE owner here. Most folks with stock-carbed DR350's, me included, put a Yamaha Raptor petcock on them, which gives you an "Off" position. Here's the part number: 2GU-24500-02-00. Remember to remove the vacuum hose that goes between the carb and petcock if you do that, and cap that port on the carb. Then put a tiny zip tie at the base of the cap, or it will come off at an inopportune time. DAMHIK. I used to run my 350 dry between rides. Every now and then the floats would stick after it had been sitting for a month or so, which would also yield an overflow situation at the start of the next ride. A sharp tap with a ball peen hammer or the like on the side of the carb would fix that, though. There's a large DR350 thread in Thumpers on here. You have one of the two best model years ('98 or '99). Have fun!
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #4316
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thinking of hitting Brown Mtn Friday afternoon and or Sat Morn . anyone riding ?
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:21 PM   #4317
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thinking of hitting Brown Mtn Friday afternoon and or Sat Morn . anyone riding ?
I might be up for it. PM me later in the week.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:48 AM   #4318
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I might be up for it. PM me later in the week.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:33 AM   #4319
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I'll catch ya next time Turtle .

First time riding there .... I'll be back as it was awesome !!
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #4320
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Any interest in a woods ride out there? I should have time all day this sat for a ride.
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