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Old 05-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #16
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Thanks Skid I'll Post pics when I get it all done. I'm looking for a 4 gal plastic tank and I may go ahead with the bumper paint
Just in case you didn't know, you won't be able to paint the plastic tank.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
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Charging Problems

Does anyone have any info about the battery not charging? I have to put mine on a trickle charger about every 3 to 4 days.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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Suzuki makes DR's, Yamaha is the XT's. The XT's and TT's shared similar frames, but suspension components were better on the TT series, and they weighed about 30-50 lbs less without all the legal gear for the road.

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Isn't the XT a slightly smaller, much older version of the DR?
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #19
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The 4 gal tank is offered in black
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #20
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Suzuki makes DR's, Yamaha is the XT's. The XT's and TT's shared similar frames, but suspension components were better on the TT series, and they weighed about 30-50 lbs less without all the legal gear for the road.
Yeah, I was speaking in generalities. I know they are different brands, but they are close enough in purpose is my point.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #21
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hard to start

My 87 has been getting harder and harder to start. Any ideas out there?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:06 PM   #22
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My 87 has been getting harder and harder to start. Any ideas out there?
Odds are the intake boots are starting to leak.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:30 AM   #23
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Odds are the intake boots are starting to leak.
I had it running and sprayed starting fluid around the boots but it didn't change the idle. I notice when my battery is fully charged it seems to start easier. Do you think it could be the rectifier? maybe weak spark?
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No. The battery is not part of the ignition leg of the stater.
Does it start OK when it's warmed up?
Does it still idle the same?
Spark plug new?
Do you know how old the boots are?
Is the rubber peeling away from the aluminium where the boots attach to the head?
The starter fluid trick doesn't always work.

It could also be a dirty carb.

A better place to post questions would be in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=270341
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:26 PM   #25
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i had one as my 1st off-road bike.
it's a kicker, but easy to start. (unlike a harder to start xr400)
simple and reliable bike.
don't remember the suspension being all that great but i'm sure it could be improved. carb setup was strange and hard to jet correctly.
seat height was low. power was decent enough.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:31 PM   #26
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Suzuki makes DR's, Yamaha is the XT's. The XT's and TT's shared similar frames, but suspension components were better on the TT series, and they weighed about 30-50 lbs less without all the legal gear for the road.
i knew a guy with a TT350 (when I had my xt350) and it was built better than XT but not factory street legal is that is an issue or concern.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307671

He ultimately sold it for what he said was even better XR350.
Of course, many will say the DR350 (there are several models) was the best of the 350s & is the only one to remain a cult bike while the XR350 & XT/TT350 have faded into the past.
Did Kawi ever do 350?
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