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Title: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 21, 2010, 10:22:01 pm
The time has come for the DR350 riders to have there own dedicated S.A. thread.
This is the place to show all your mods, pics and improvements.
Show me your tech and trip pics/clips.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Ganjora on October 22, 2010, 05:38:12 am
lekker little boneys,  and capable too!!!
rode Stevie's one and was VERY impressed.
if you'll excuse me,  i'll drop in here from time to time.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on October 22, 2010, 11:45:06 am
Kan DR250's ook hier inklim?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on October 22, 2010, 01:52:17 pm
I do not think you will find much to talk about on this thread.  The DR350 always does more than is expected of it. Never gives trouble and keeps up in most circumstances with the bigger bikes (and the smaller bikes).  I am lucky enough to own two of these, a 1998 model and a 1999 model - pretty much the same.  The first one I bought from new and have taken it to most of central and east africa, clocking up 80 000km in those conditions.  Around 55 000 km I decided to put in a new piston and rings, but on inspection, just the rings would have been enough.   It is still going very well. 

The second one I found earlier this year.  It had its first service at 1000km, second service at 3 500km and was then wrapped up in blankets for 8 years.  I bought it at 3 500km.  I checked it thoroughly, everything perfect.  Lucky me. 

Cheers.   
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 22, 2010, 04:03:07 pm
 :blob7: :blob10: :blob3: :blob6:

Yipeee - I'm here, will be squatting here full time  

Gruffy is without fuel tank at the moment - sorting internal rust...
will post soon
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 23, 2010, 03:29:21 pm
DR350 specs.........
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 23, 2010, 04:24:20 pm
After fitting any performance parts, eg. exhaust/piston/airbox/camshaft, you MUST rejet both mainjet AND pilot jet to avoid overheating. Even if you fitted 0.5 (79.5mm) replacement piston the jets must be 1upped.
Standard jetting is Main #135 Pilot #37.5.
So going to stage 1 then Main #137.5 and Pilot #40.
If in conjunction with pipe then Main #140 Pilot #42.5.

Im running a Wiseco 83mm piston and found that with my pipe and open airbox I needed a Main #145 and Pilot #42.5 not to cause overheating on longer journeys. Since the bike has no heat gauge, the only way is to check your oil at services to see if its any darker after your mods. I fitted a oil dipstick heat gauge from a German supplier and that sorted my questions instantly. Available on E-bay. Jets is availeble only from the Suz dealers. 
The DR are very sensitive to jetting, so if your bike dosnt start immediatly on kicker or starter, then its not jetted correctly.
Also check the sparker to see if its the right colour.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 23, 2010, 04:57:01 pm
Xmas list
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 23, 2010, 05:04:30 pm
and
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on October 23, 2010, 05:13:53 pm
Ek is bly om te sien jy hou hom. Dis regtig great bikes, die DR reeks.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 23, 2010, 05:25:39 pm
Besigheid was ma bra stil die winter. Moet maar my geldjies mooi tel nou.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 23, 2010, 11:39:00 pm
Heading off on a run Ganjora and the 125 boys in the morning, taking my son along on his 125 XTZ (he is 13 but ride is all dirt, sure he will enjoy the outing)
I managed to get most of the rust and gunk out of the tank but will have to replace o-ring in petcock and seals on the tank as these will not seal properly after the attention.

This bike has impressed me with it's build quality and performance - looking forward to many many miles of acquaintance  :3some:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: superfoxi on October 23, 2010, 11:56:43 pm
I used to race a DR350N (American version with plastic tank, flat slide carb, better suspension and basic electrics) in enduros and even motocross - that was more than 15 years ago... was a great bike and never let me down. I still have a box of spare parts :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 25, 2010, 10:27:01 am
I used to race a DR350N (American version with plastic tank, flat slide carb, better suspension and basic electrics) in enduros and even motocross - that was more than 15 years ago... was a great bike and never let me down. I still have a box of spare parts :mwink:

Pray do tell what is in the hallowed box....?????   ::) ::)
....my hammer is hovering over my piggybank
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: superfoxi on October 25, 2010, 04:38:56 pm
I will have a look... will let you know...
Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 25, 2010, 06:54:43 pm
Was uit in die reen vandag, het biki in die rivier lope gaan speel. Het amper eenkeer die fiets verdrink, oeps.
Dis darem moer lekr om n padwaardige fiets te he wat biki enduro werk ook kan doen.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on October 26, 2010, 07:17:01 am
Watse gebiki? Dis n enduro met ligte op! Ek het Sondag daai DR350's so gekyk en nou begin ek dink om so enetjie aan te skaf. LOL eendag. Die een DR het 60 000km op die klok, waarvan 10 000km deur afrika die speedo gebreek was. Bid jou aan. 70000km op n 350cc, dis effing amazing!  Ek se weer, ek is bly jy het besluit om jou 350 te hou, jy gaan nie spyt wees nie. Koop eerder n toer DS by.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 27, 2010, 01:29:51 pm
Die padvark in my huil na n muscle bike soos n zr1100 of zrx1200 of xjr1200. Maar nou ja, ander dag. Selfs n ou 750 Zephyr met speke sal doen.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on October 27, 2010, 01:41:03 pm
Ag nee man, gaan muscle dan n 1000 V-Strom, of n 990Ktm of 1200 BMW. Los daai pad goed.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 27, 2010, 02:27:53 pm
Ek geniet als op twee wiele, selfs trapfietse. Maak dit van my n biker of adventure biker?
Hiers biki "good clean(ing) fun" op die DR.......
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on October 30, 2010, 05:13:11 pm
New Brake Line. What a moerse difference those Venhills made. Still locking up the front regularly with one finger.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on October 30, 2010, 11:08:30 pm
New Brake Line. What a moerse difference those Venhills made. Still locking up the front regularly with one finger.

Where can I order/get them? Need it for the DR 650. ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 01, 2010, 06:39:27 pm
Ebay UK, "Up The Shop".
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on November 01, 2010, 07:57:59 pm
Ebay UK, "Up The Shop".

Thanx!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 02, 2010, 08:30:25 am
New Brake Line. What a moerse difference those Venhills made. Still locking up the front regularly with one finger.

Looks like you got some Husky Sh#t stuck in your front tyre !!  :laughing4:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: grego on November 02, 2010, 09:59:30 am
New Brake Line. What a moerse difference those Venhills made. Still locking up the front regularly with one finger.

Where can I order/get them? Need it for the DR 650. ;D
or take your old hose to a hose/hydraulics shop and get them to make you a braided hose.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on November 02, 2010, 09:25:28 pm
New Brake Line. What a moerse difference those Venhills made. Still locking up the front regularly with one finger.

Where can I order/get them? Need it for the DR 650. ;D
or take your old hose to a hose/hydraulics shop and get them to make you a braided hose.  :thumleft:

Thanx! Got the same advice at my local bike accesory shop today...NusAfrica in Nelspruit...maybe not colour coded...all I want is to improve the braking! ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 03, 2010, 05:33:45 pm
Something new I ordered a week ago. Water/dust proof bag for my GPS/cell. R142.00
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: pops on November 04, 2010, 12:16:39 pm
Hi guys , dont know the bike at all , what is a comfortable riding speed , consumption , can you lift(less than 100km). Any info in that line.
Thanks
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 04, 2010, 12:29:49 pm
Hi guys , dont know the bike at all , what is a comfortable riding speed , consumption , can you lift(less than 100km). Any info in that line.
Thanks

a 350 is nearly the size of a DR650, runs comfy at 120km/h I'm sure. My DR250 runs at 115km/h easily with my 105kg on. You'll prolly feel the extra weight of 2 up, but then I felt that on my 1100GS, 650 Strom and now XR650 as well.

It is just a good, value for money all rounder, light and nimble enough for technical stuff, and touring as well.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 04, 2010, 03:47:35 pm
I agree with LX on the speed. 100-120 is peanuts for cruisin, with enough oemf left do keep the speed on medium inclines.

Consuption with stage3 mods (jets airbox 385cc piston 10.5:1 comp)
80km/h -26km/l
100km/h -22km/l
120-130km/h -17km/l
140+km/h full throttle (not recomended on knobblies) -14km/l and less

100km trips is fine for the DR but more than 300km per day WILL kill your arse.

I weigh 100kgs and is 1.96m in length. Not a good bike if you are under 1.75m tall. Remember that this is a tall bike.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 04, 2010, 04:04:08 pm
I agree with LX on the speed. 100-120 is peanuts for cruisin, with enough oemf left do keep the speed on medium inclines.

Consuption with stage3 mods (jets airbox 385cc piston 10.5:1 comp)
80km/h -26km/l
100km/h -22km/l
120-130km/h -17km/l
140+km/h full throttle (not recomended on knobblies) -14km/l and less

100km trips is fine for the DR but more than 300km per day WILL kill your arse.

I weigh 100kgs and is 1.96m in length. Not a good bike if you are under 1.75m tall. Remember that this is a tall bike.

The Ninja has spoken!  :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 04, 2010, 04:55:21 pm
http://www.mondoenduro.com/mondoenduro.html

For the un-informed   :D :D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 06, 2010, 05:40:15 pm
Their arses will never be normal again, ever. Legendary!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2010, 12:13:10 am
So Gruffy got some new (6006) shoes on Saturday...
Front
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/IMG_1313.jpg)
Rear
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/IMG_1314.jpg)
6006
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/IMG_1315.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 08, 2010, 07:43:39 am
Tell us what it is like. I also want to stock up with a Maxxis M6006 on the 250 next.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 08, 2010, 04:19:17 pm
Tell us what it is like. I also want to stock up with a Maxxis M6006 on the 250 next.

Will do   :thumleft: - Runner recommended 6006 for the bike.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 08, 2010, 05:30:59 pm
Cost?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: pops on November 08, 2010, 10:36:16 pm
Thanks for info guys. Will keep it in mind if I ever "upgrade"
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Hagar on November 09, 2010, 06:03:59 am
Something new I ordered a week ago. Water/dust proof bag for my GPS/cell. R142.00

Where from?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 09, 2010, 07:17:30 am
Something new I ordered a week ago. Water/dust proof bag for my GPS/cell. R142.00

Where from?

Ja Ninja, ek soek ook een!! Ek sukkel ook met n on waterdigte Nuvi Wide.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 11, 2010, 09:11:04 pm
Cost?

Got both for R800-00 - fitted.
Only 2 fronts left in stock at that price 90/90/21
Tyres were manufactured in 2008
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 12, 2010, 05:39:59 am
So you have well cured bacon on there! The tyre pro's are going to salute you!
Luckily tyres lasts longer on the small bikes.

My dad(68), myself and the wife are riding to the farm tomorrow. Some 200km on a Gomoto 200, DT180 and the DR250. He always wanted to do that, my dad, so were going. Hope it goes well. Will sleep  over and return on Sunday. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 15, 2010, 09:18:27 am
Did some tar miles on the 6006's - so far so good. Ride is smooth, corners very well - no squirming.
Real test will be handling on dirt.
Running at 1.4 bar (I am a lighty @ 76kg's) - advice ??

17/11/2010
Mini tyre report: nighttime ride out of Fourways gave a good mix of tar, gravel, rocks, steep rocky climbs.
6006's performed well - so far so good   :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 15, 2010, 09:32:31 am
handles well on tar, had one on my WeeStrom, got well over 10000km out of it. But then only 3000km out of the same type Maxxis on the DRZ. Just be carefull when it is wet, they don't have grip when it is wet at all.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 15, 2010, 04:15:28 pm
Something new I ordered a week ago. Water/dust proof bag for my GPS/cell. R142.00

Where from?
E-bay again, search under "gps dustproof handlebar bag" or any variations.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 15, 2010, 04:22:36 pm
Do any of the DR dogs know how to thighten the headstock bearings on the DR? fitted new ones about 15000km ago so they are still good, no notcing, it only has a very small amount of play/loosness and I dont know which of the triple clamp bolts to loosen first and which to tighten last. To much wheelie+ front brake hooliganism.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 18, 2010, 09:41:24 pm
Do any of the DR dogs know how to thighten the headstock bearings on the DR? fitted new ones about 15000km ago so they are still good, no notcing, it only has a very small amount of play/loosness and I dont know which of the triple clamp bolts to loosen first and which to tighten last. To much wheelie+ front brake hooliganism.

Ping Herms or Superfoxi??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on November 19, 2010, 05:31:52 pm
I have noticed on the 1998/99 model DR350s there are 2 distinct primary (Engine to Clutch) gear ratios.  On the model destined for Switzerland, Canada, Australia and Barbados (Which I will designate SCABs) the ratio is a low 3,200 / 1 -(64/20), with a final drive of 2,733 / 1         
-(41/15).  The model destined for other countries, designated OTHERs has a high primary ratio of 2,818 / 1 -(62/22).  This is slightly moderated by a final drive ratio of 2,867 / 1 -(43/15). 

The overall difference is 12% minus 5% = 7%.  Approximately equal to one gear, or one tooth on the front sprocket.  It appears that the SCABs would be better suited to most South African riding.  But it also appears we have received both models here in RSA.  I have a SCAB and an OTHER.  I would like to know who else has got what in South Africa?? 

The obvious differences are: 1. the 41 (SCAB) or 43 (OTHER) tooth rear sprocket.  2. A much larger, fatter muffler on the OTHER.  3. The rear indicators are wider and mounted further back with their own bracket on the SCAB.  The VIN numbers do not seem to indicate any differentiation.  My OTHER is JSISK42AOOO502199, and my SCAB is JSISK42A000502322.
Engine Nos. OTHER: K404-156821.  SCAB: K404-157127.  This appears to be sequentially correct as my OTHER is reputed to be a 1998 model and my SCAB is reputed to be a 1999 model. 

So what do other owners have??, and are there any other significant differences?? 



Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 21, 2010, 08:45:02 pm
isnt it just the diff between the dirt and dual models? I thought it was only the dirt model with the lower gearing.
I dont know where mine comes from, Im the 3rd owner of this prestine machine.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 23, 2010, 12:58:35 pm
Went on the dualsport ride in DeWildt with the big boys on Sunday - lekker early start in the crisp morning.
Going through the whoops -dropped Gruffy in an emergency stop in a tight corner (traffic jam ahead) - clutch lever moer toe. (some aftermarket chinese crap thing)
Couldn't risk the rest of the technical stuff without a clutch so cut the ride short and decided to limp home as soon as we hit tar.
Grabbed the lever off my son's XTZ - perfect fit, and then went to watch the suckers riding the 94.7.
Suzuki DR 350 clutch lever =R218-93
Yammi XTZ 125 clutch lever = R104-00   :o
Guess which lever is on the bike???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 23, 2010, 02:08:31 pm
I must admit, I'll rather restore a Yamaha than anything else, their parts are dirt cheap!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on November 23, 2010, 04:02:00 pm
Ninja77,

What you say makes sense (Dirt vs Street), but no, that is not the case.  Both my DR350s are SEs - Street Electric.  One is a SCAB THE OTHER IS AN other. 

Which one do you have??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 23, 2010, 04:03:26 pm
Ninja77,

What you say makes sense (Dirt vs Street), but no, that is not the case.  Both my DR350s are SEs - Street Electric.  One is a SCAB THE OTHER IS AN other. 

Which one do you have??

Which one is better? Does it have a difference between the 2?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 25, 2010, 08:32:58 pm
Dont realy know, My 1st is too long for mountains and my 6th is to short for hiway. Prob why the DRZ only have 5 cogs. My grab bar dosnt carry the turn signals so its prob the european/english model and not the US one. Big tank 9l (not 8l) and also dosnt have the oil cooler.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 25, 2010, 09:46:31 pm
FYI - oil cooler from Suz SA R6500-00  :o :o

I have downloaded a workshop manual and there are plenty options. Canadian models, European models - different carbs all a mengelmoes.
Dirt models had better/ upgraded front suspension ( the later street models '98/'99 - also got the better front end)

Hey whatever model it is, it's still a schweet ride.  :3some:

Did notice on the sales pamphlet that the DR200 has a 13L tank, anyone know if it will fit the 350??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 25, 2010, 10:12:07 pm
Hey stevie, the DR is still best suited for my habets no matter whats fitted. Air cooled 4Valve 6speed long distance rock climbing enduro adventure machine. If you ride it, youll love it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 25, 2010, 10:26:45 pm
Hey stevie, the DR is still best suited for my habets no matter whats fitted. Air cooled 4Valve 6speed long distance rock climbing enduro adventure machine. If you ride it, youll love it.

... I loved it even before I rode it  :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 27, 2010, 04:44:19 pm
Familie transport
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 27, 2010, 07:18:33 pm
Kyk of jy nie n Djebel tenk kan kry nie, myne = 17lt!   :)  reik afstand oor die 300km's, met gemak!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 29, 2010, 10:04:50 am
Kyk of jy nie n Djebel tenk kan kry nie, myne = 17lt!   :)  reik afstand oor die 300km's, met gemak!

"Bl#ksem" - dit klink goed LX, ek wonder of hy sal pas. Sal n bietjie navorsing doen.
Ek het Sondag na die "toy run" my "Goose Toob" opgesit - sal later n foto pos.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 29, 2010, 12:55:16 pm
PM Watty, hy is vriende met die eienaar van Track&Tar in PE, sover ek weet het hy n Djebel opgebreek, dalk is daar n tank.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: superfoxi on November 29, 2010, 10:41:36 pm
I used to race a DR350N (American version with plastic tank, flat slide carb, better suspension and basic electrics) in enduros and even motocross - that was more than 15 years ago... was a great bike and never let me down. I still have a box of spare parts :mwink:

Pray do tell what is in the hallowed box....?????   ::) ::)
....my hammer is hovering over my piggybank

Forgot about those spare parts...had a look today. It's a bit disappointing - I thought it was muuuch more... Undecided
The rear wheel is from the US version and has NO rubber dampeners (same wheel as RMX250) but should fit straight into the DR's swingarm.
The CDI is in full working condition. The two gaskets are for the magneto cover.
Any offers?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 30, 2010, 11:57:01 pm
Kyk of jy nie n Djebel tenk kan kry nie, myne = 17lt!   :)  reik afstand oor die 300km's, met gemak!
Dit sal kak cool wees as hy pas, ek like nie die plastiek longrange tanks nie, laat die fiets soos n backyard jobby lyk.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 30, 2010, 11:59:38 pm

[/quote]

Forgot about those spare parts...had a look today. It's a bit disappointing - I thought it was muuuch more... Undecided
The rear wheel is from the US version and has NO rubber dampeners (same wheel as RMX250) but should fit straight into the DR's swingarm.
The CDI is in full working condition. The two gaskets are for the magneto cover.
Any offers?
[/quote]

CDI :drif:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 03, 2010, 08:26:18 pm
Het sopas n nuwe speedo kabel gekoop. Splinter nuut na my voordeur : R177.39. E-bay is way cooler as Suzuki SA.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 03, 2010, 09:05:59 pm
Hey thats cool Ninja, are you buying from E-Bay Uk or USA?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 03, 2010, 09:08:57 pm
Het jy nou al daai sakkie gekry? Vir die GPS?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 04, 2010, 02:07:46 pm
LX: yip, dis flippen cool guy. Gebruik nog my foontjie vir tracking, wag vir my gps van my swarrie af.
Stevie: koop van all over, maar delivery is viniger van UK af en goedkoopste van China, USA se kwaliteit is maar net tops.
Fotos sal volg kortlik.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 04, 2010, 03:38:05 pm
Update.....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 04, 2010, 04:49:51 pm
Wats die lig switch op jou dash?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 04, 2010, 10:27:33 pm
Dis die voorlig se skakelaar. Het n rytjie van 4xLEDs bo op die voorlig vir "daytime running lighs". Hulle is aan as die voorlig af is, af as die voorlig aan is en aan as die brights aan is, outomaties natuurlik.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 06, 2010, 05:28:08 pm
Added my Goose Toobz

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/GoosToobz2.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/GooseToobz1.jpg)

Zip tied ontothe indicator stalk, and bolted onto a pooratech bracket. Took a couple of tough falls while mountain climbing and sandtracking with no ill effects.
the large zip tie just to stop the rattling, otherwise solid.

Man this little scooter impressed me this weekend. Went riding with the guys on their plastic bikes and Gruffy just chugged along without missing a beat.
The Maxxis 6006 front tyre didn't do me any favours in the sand though, took a few tumbles (more my inexperience than anything else).
Then went mountain climbing "In the Gorge", the plastic boys were suprised to see the Gruffster popping out a couple of minutes behind them - and that only because the rider  was a bit pap - Love this scoot!!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 07, 2010, 08:14:55 am
Ninja, jy moet dalk net kyk vir kleiner flikkers as jy gaan ruffstuff doen, daai std flikkers steek ver uit en sal maklik afbreek?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 07, 2010, 04:50:03 pm
Ninja, jy moet dalk net kyk vir kleiner flikkers as jy gaan ruffstuff doen, daai std flikkers steek ver uit en sal maklik afbreek?

LX - jy is miskien reg, maar ek het so paar keer geval - in die sand en tussen die rotse - geen probleeme met die flikkers nie. Die een met die Goose Toob, het n harde stamp gevat en net weer terug gespring.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 07, 2010, 10:16:54 pm
Het ook al n paar keer lekr grond gekoop. Het so hard voor oor neer gedonder dat ek die handles gebuig het, clocks se mountings uitgeskeur het en my mini visor na kak verpletter het. Flikkers is nogsteeds fine, net biki isolationtape nodig gehad nadat die klein skroefie op die lens se draad gestrip het. Verder, all good.
Stevie: Watse goose afverre is dit? Maak mens milkshake met dai flask op sinkplaat paaie?  ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 07, 2010, 11:33:52 pm
Found this one on ebay USA: $25
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 08, 2010, 08:38:16 am
Het ook al n paar keer lekr grond gekoop. Het so hard voor oor neer gedonder dat ek die handles gebuig het, clocks se mountings uitgeskeur het en my mini visor na kak verpletter het. Flikkers is nogsteeds fine, net biki isolationtape nodig gehad nadat die klein skroefie op die lens se draad gestrip het. Verder, all good.
Stevie: Watse goose afverre is dit? Maak mens milkshake met dai flask op sinkplaat paaie?  ;D

Neewat Ninja, dit is n tool tube wat Goose op die forum verkoop. Kan allerande fieterjasies inpak - ek gebruik myne vir spanners ens. Van die ouens gerbruik hulle vir "first aid kits".
Ek het dit oorweeg om my paintball cylinder in te sit vir n instant lug pomp - 1liter teen 300 bar - sal n paar toobz kan oppomp sonder om sweet te breek.

Ek sien met die valslag oor die naweek het ek ook my bars gebuig en die clocks is ook los - alles lyk skeef en dit voel baie ongemaklik - gaan kyk vir nuwe bars.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 08, 2010, 08:47:03 am
My redenasie met die bars is so: std bars is sag en absorbeer dus die slag, aftermarket is hard en buig nie regtig nie, dus moet iets anders die slag absorbeer, en die vraag is wat?

Maar dit lyk beter!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 09, 2010, 08:54:47 am
Good news, bars are not bent, just out of alignment - gripped the front wheel between my legs, gave the bars a good tug and voila - all in a straight line again.
Clock cluster mountings - 1 point was cracked and loose, opened up applied Q-Bond and all sorted  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 09, 2010, 08:20:48 pm
Ditto, fixed my clocks in the same way.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 17, 2010, 10:41:04 am
Posted a ride report  "...of wet dogs and wild waters"
Even though the DR / XT / XR technology is 20+ years old, these machines are great, and epitomise the true meaning of dual sport riding.
Heading up into the kopjes the lighweight machines were easy to handle, negotiating a few tight spots were no problem.

Clearance on the bikes is good, suspension works well, I know this bike can handle anything that my limited skill level can throw at it.
Highway cruiser it definately ain't, but it can hang at 110 all day with another 15 - 20km/h in reserve. How much more do you need?? allows us time to smell the roses, cosmos or khakibos.
With all respect to the big boys, these mid capacity bikes (all makes, no favouritism here) make for great entertainment.
These agile little machines have a heart as big as anything orange / white red & blue - real terriers of the biking world, not scared of anything and tough enough to try anything.

Respect
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 17, 2010, 06:05:45 pm
Ditto!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 18, 2010, 01:00:56 pm
Hoor-hoor!!!

Hiers gister se bergklim sesie. 1274m bo seevlak, 8.1km (crow fly) vannaf my huis (523m bo seevlak) met gradiente tot 35' en dis twee spoor klip paaitjies met 2-3m proteas wat in die middelmanntjie groei. Tuff as nails.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on December 18, 2010, 10:55:18 pm
Looks awesome Ninja - well done.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 19, 2010, 09:32:16 pm
Hey Stevie, Het jou RR gaan lees. Damn dit was nat!! Onthou net om Gruffie se wiel bearings en seels na te gaan na so modderige ride.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 21, 2010, 02:24:21 pm
Bought a Nuvi200W today with 3rd Edition SA maps for R885. Anyone want a Garmin StreetPilot 2610 in Good Secondhand cond for say R500? Will post in For Sale Threads if u guys aint interested.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 23, 2010, 04:04:47 pm
Ninja, wat's jy so stil?

En moenie daai StreetPilot weggooi nie pel, dis die beste ou GPS nog ooit!! Ek het myne op my vrou se DR250 gemount as ek met hom in die stad rondrits!

My 215W is op die XR. Moerse slep om GPS'se rond te skuif.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 23, 2010, 10:16:29 pm
Is lekr fkn besig die tyd van die jaar, het gedink om die 26ste saam Trailrider & kie na die sleepover op de rust te gaan doen, maar as dit so besig bly is daar nie n manier ek kan gaan ry voor middel Januarie. O wel, ek ry darm gereeld op my mini enduro berg baan hier agter op my plasie net om die spiere verm te hou en die stress af te gooi. God dank ek bou nie die tyd van die jaar nie.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 29, 2010, 11:13:58 pm
Question Time, what did you okes buy your bikes for, year model, year/kms when bought, kms now?

Paid R13500 for mine in late 2007 with 27000kms on, has 39500kms on now.

Spend about R15000 in toatl on it to now, not because it needed it, just cause I wanted to.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on December 30, 2010, 08:08:11 am
R15000 earlier this year. Put another rear tyre on last week, but it was one left over from the DRz. Pannier frames, done by a friend for a pair of fishing rods. StreetPilot 2610 left over from the earlier bikes, works like a charm, best older gps you can get.

I would like to put an aftermarket zorst on, but at a later stage.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: sidetrack on December 31, 2010, 02:16:59 pm
R15000 earlier this year. Put another rear tyre on last week, but it was one left over from the DRz. Pannier frames, done by a friend for a pair of fishing rods. StreetPilot 2610 left over from the earlier bikes, works like a charm, best older gps you can get.

I would like to put an aftermarket zorst on, but at a later stage.
LX gooi n paar pics, sal daai DR graag wil sien.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 13, 2011, 09:07:20 pm
Ek het op Saterdag se trip na die bosvarkie my sleutel verloor en my chain guide na moer gestamp. Ekt gaan rondkyk vir aftermarket parte maar niks regtig gekry wat gaan pas nie, toe besluit ek maar om een te maak. Het n stuk stainless plaat op die plaas skrootwerf gaan optel en begin grind en boor.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 13, 2011, 09:13:40 pm
Terwyl ek besig was het ek sommer n calliper skud ook gemaak omdat die standaard DR plastiek een net te vaal lyk.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on January 14, 2011, 04:46:44 pm
Looks good Ninja, on my "to do" list as well.

Having a problem with my indicators, when I signal to turn the indicators start to flash, either faster than normal, or slower - no set pattern. After about 5 flashes the indicators stay on, occasionally they will resume flashing. Any suggestions??

The relay is a new pirate unit as the original relay would only work for the right hand side.  ??? ???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 17, 2011, 02:56:49 pm
No freaken clue, I know very little of automotive electronics. Check your your voltage to start with at 1500rpm and 4000rpm. then make sure its a 12V flasher unit. All I know is that a LED dont work on the display light for the turn signals because the current flows in oppesite directions for left and right.  :-\
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on January 17, 2011, 03:12:50 pm
Replace it with an electronic flasher unit, bIt bigger, but better.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 21, 2011, 12:36:41 am
1. 50L petrol and 8L water tank
2. 23L XR400 tank with some fittings made
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 21, 2011, 12:58:29 am
Apparently both the 23L xr400 and the 40L xr600 tank fits on the DR with some ingenuity :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on January 21, 2011, 07:22:10 am
Ninja, 25lt is reg, glo my, jy wil nie meer as dit he nie. My XR het n 27.5lt tenk op, dis 27.5kg extra op jou bike. Ek het die gewone tenk ook saam gekry wat ek gebruik as ek tegnies gaan ry, 10lt = 10kg vs 27kg. Maar vir padry is dit cool, en dit lyk ook cool! Goed lyk is vir my ook belangrik, ek is seker maar nog n poser van my 1100GS dae! :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on January 21, 2011, 05:58:04 pm
Eks seker ek sal die Djebel tank kan maak pas maar ek wil eers een toets om te sien hoeveel werk dit is en of ek dit self sal kan doen. Die perfekte hoeveelheid wat ek soek as ek toer is tussen 15 en 20L om my bagasie uit te kanselleer. Die Djebel se metaal tank en 17L inhoud sal lekr werk dink ek, maar ekt ook gehoor hulle is so skaars soos goeie skole.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on February 08, 2011, 04:37:04 pm
Ek het gister vir Jessie van Keintech ge-email oor n probleempie wat ek ondervind:

Hey Jessie,
I have a few questions regarding my beloved Dr, and since you seem like a guy that know your way around this bike, I thought I'll ask you.
1. My bike has a few mods done and I re-jet the CV carb to prevent detonation and overheating in general. It has a drilled stock airbox with about 8x '3/8 holes, the carb itself is stock except for the #35 pilot- and #145 main jets. The engine have seen a few pistons and currently houses a Wiseco 83mm unit with 10,5:1 compression ratio and the exhaust has a standard header with medium free flow end-can. It runs fine in 3,4,5,6th gear and doesn't overheat (60-80'C) but in technical stuff in 1,2gear the heat gauge goes up to 120'C and then I switch it off to let it cool down. My bike doesn't have the oil cooler on and I don't really want to add one because of the rocky mountain areas that I ride in, the bike and I fall often and I cant run the risk of damaging it on a trail ride, Hence the air cooled DR and not a DR-Z. With 1/2 to open throttle its not a problem but below 1/2 it is.
What jets should I use to prevent overheating?

2. The standard tank is just not big enough for longer rides and I'm looking for 16-17L/4-5gal. What other tanks could I use (DR650/DR250Djebel)?   

3. Will you be willing to Email the oversize exhaust header schematics to me so that I can manufacture one for myself? 
I have schematics for a bigger bash plate that I am willing to swap it for.
 
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated
Regards

En sy Antwoord:
Hi Berty,  You are missing the jet needle which controls the mid range from ¼ throttle position to ¾ the main only covers from ¾ up to wide open.  My performance needle has 5 adjustment grooves for doing this, it is $15.00.
Jesse
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on February 08, 2011, 04:45:20 pm
I ran out of fuel again today...................................F@@@@@RRRRRKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!! 20km from home and had not refilled my 5L spare in the topbag.

Found this though:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/10/608/10210/18122/PITEM/Acerbis-Large-Capacity-Fuel-Tank-1996-Suzuki-DR350-Parts.aspx

and its (the same look as the XR's) better function and shape than the original oversize plastick ones that runs the petcock dry when there is still half a liter left.

O, by the way, my tank only holds 8L!!!! I measured  it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on February 14, 2011, 04:23:08 pm
My tank holds 9.0l - you may have the Canadian model - I will check in my workshop manual and confirm.

Jimbo and I have spent the weekend  riding from Harrismith to Midmar and back - both bikes averaging 25km /l - rough stuff, tar, passes the whole shebang.
We were not trying to conserve fuel either - giving it horns.

Jimbo has 2 x DR350's each with an Acerbis 16l - definately da business = 380 - 400km max. range   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on February 25, 2011, 10:58:04 am
Looks good Ninja, on my "to do" list as well.

Having a problem with my indicators, when I signal to turn the indicators start to flash, either faster than normal, or slower - no set pattern. After about 5 flashes the indicators stay on, occasionally they will resume flashing. Any suggestions??

The relay is a new pirate unit as the original relay would only work for the right hand side.  ??? ???

Fixed I think...
Exchanged the pirate unit for a new one (10w x 2 + 3w ???)and problem seemed to be solved. On the ride from Harrismith to Midmar problem reoccured and by the time I got back to Gauteng indicators came on and stayed on.
I replaced the original Nippondenso (21w x 2 ) - RHS fine, LHS flicks once and then stops.
Checked all the bulbs, none blown.
While fiddling I noticed that the LHS rear had to be held to one side and voila, everything works. I stuck 2 small strips of insulation tape on the metal part of the bulb to force contact and all is fine.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on February 25, 2011, 08:02:37 pm
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 02, 2011, 11:03:02 pm
Herms, het jy toe daai 350 gekry? Wys ons hoe lyk hy toe?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on March 03, 2011, 12:30:44 pm
... I'm confused, what have the aliens done with Ninja 777.....?????

                            ??? ???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 03, 2011, 01:37:00 pm
is die ninja op toer? Saam met die antwoord?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 03, 2011, 06:39:48 pm
Die ninja het op sy padfiets geklim en in die horison in verdwyn, die Berty is hier om op eerstenaam basis te adventure!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 03, 2011, 08:45:30 pm
Sjoe, ons het net begin worry!!! :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on March 06, 2011, 04:00:45 pm
Some trial modifications,

Jimbo and I have put on 39 tooth rear sprockets running standard 15 tooth front  to give lower revs at higher speeds, also longer in the gears.

Test ride Sunday morning with my daughter as pillion.
GPS 80km/h - 5000 rpm
GPS 100km/h - 5750 rpm
GPS 110km/h - just over 6000 rpm
145km, used 6.59 L, rode the last section home with some aggressive accelaration.

So far so good, the longer legs in the mid range is quite lekker, to get away from the traffic.
Easy to carry and change to a 14 tooth front for technical riding.

Gear Ratio
Full Gear Ratio Chart (pdf)

Teeth 13 14 15
39 3.00 2.79 2.60
41 3.15 2.93 2.73
43 3.31 3.07 2.87
44 3.38 3.14 2.93
46 3.54 3.29 3.07
47 3.62 3.36 3.13
48 3.69 3.43 3.20
49 3.77 3.50 3.27
50 3.85 3.57 3.33
51 3.92 3.64 3.40
52 4.00 3.71 3.47
53 4.08 3.79 3.53

 
C:\Users\Public\Documents\JT Sprockets Catalogue.htm  - for more info
 
 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 06, 2011, 09:55:35 pm
I ordered a 15/44 set from the US, should be here shortly. I want some lower gearing for the tech stuff in the mountains. Road riding will be left to my other "new" purchase. And no, its not a ninja. I will reveal once the deal is complete.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 06, 2011, 10:03:15 pm
Remember I told you guys about my lost key and how I made a pooratech temp one from an old fishing knife? Well I also bought a complete clock(speedo+tacho) set, ignition, tank cap, helmut lock and two keys from Ebay @ R1024. Also arriving soon and its plug+play!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 06, 2011, 10:08:39 pm
Anyone need a CDI? Good deal,  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DR350-DR-350-DR250-DR-250-CDI-UNIT-BOX-IGNITOR-IGNITION-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4aa91a248fQQitemZ320664642703QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_500wt_1182 . I bought from this guy before and got excellent service.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on March 07, 2011, 10:44:46 pm
Boet, los al die fieterjasies en koop nou daai Acerbis tenk - R /$ = 6-90!!!  :patch:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 08, 2011, 08:06:33 am
Tel him Steve!!! Koop die vooken Acerbis ding nou!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 08, 2011, 09:15:12 pm
 :laughing4: :imaposer: ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 29, 2011, 06:42:56 pm
Well, I did as you demanded me to do and bought the 22L xr400r acerbis tank. Its on its way and I ca'rent wait hey. Here are 1 the dr350/250 16L tank with 15L useable and 2 the xr400 22L tank with 22L useable.   
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 29, 2011, 06:45:17 pm
I full photo install will follow on this thread as soon as I get the tank from Just Gas Tanks.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 29, 2011, 08:26:35 pm
Lewe jy nog? Sien ons jou by die EC bash? Dankie tog jy het die tank nou gekoop!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on March 29, 2011, 09:03:09 pm
Hey Berty,

Just sent you a pm before reading the post - ignore the pm.
22l sounds good, I will be very interested to see how the fitting goes.

ek kry sommer lekker vir jou onthalwe  :thumleft:  :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 29, 2011, 10:28:43 pm
Aperantly its peanuts to fit. 1: rubbers between frame and tank 2: threaded bolt through top engine mounting bracket to tank fixing points on wings 3: bracket to slide seat into attached with two treaded M6 holes on tank. Sounds easy enough, lets see when the tanker arives, wish me luck.
The tank was $239.99 and shipping $65, total $304.99 x R6.86 = R2090.83.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 30, 2011, 08:55:09 am
EC Bash??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 31, 2011, 12:02:55 am
Sorry boet, not gonna make it. My second son is due to arive 26 April so its way to close to leave my wife at that stage for a "vakansie naweek". Its hard as it is at the moment to get away for a weekend, with 2 full time jobs to afford everything just to not have time to enjoy everything. And I thought life on the platteland was going to be so laid back, WRONG!!! You end up working twice as long and 1,5 times as hard as in the cities just to make the same bucks. But at least here there are no traffic, no crime(fakkers) and no Spurs/Steers/KFC's and nature is my back yard.
You must enjoy bud, I have the best friend ever/peet pa van my seuns/insurance broker that lives in Kareedouw, its Langkloof Brokers and was a bar as well ,also known as "Olla se gat'' named after his dad, Hienrich "Olla" Lamprecht. So I would have been killing two birds with one stone if I had decided to go up that way.
But a man has got to do . . . . . . . . . you get the point.
You must go and have fun and ENJOY!!! (you blarrie lucky bastard)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 31, 2011, 08:09:34 am
Is reg, though I'd meet you, but we'll keep that for another day.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on March 31, 2011, 08:10:05 am
Looks like we're 4 Gauties coming up for the bash already.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 06, 2011, 02:12:37 pm
Enjoy LX

Die DR word meer en meer vir Enduro werk gebruik as ooit van tevore, die EcoFees in CBL se Quad/Bike roete is besig om mooi bymekaar te kom met n paar stewige 1ste en 2de rat gedeeltes. Die 15/44 sprocket set werk baie lekker in die toestande en ek ry nie so erg op die clutch meer nie, groot verbetering vir my styl. Lig sy kop sommer mak-mak van die throttle af in tweede op. My toerre in 6de op 100km/h is nou net so rapsie oor 6krpm.

In die stadigger gedeeltes het ek nog steeds die probleem dat die temp naald by 105'C konstant is, dis biekie hoog na my sin en ek wil dit af bring na so 85-90'C konstant. Oop pad is geen probleem nie want daar is dit 65'C konstant (4,5,6de rat).
My petrol/lug mix is nou perfek en ek gaan nie verder daarmee krap om die enjin te laat koeler loop nie, so n olie koeler is gekoop en dit sal saam met die 22L tenk ge-installeer word. Hou die spasie dop vir fotos en instruksies vir die mods.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 06, 2011, 02:30:51 pm
Kyk daarna om jou xhaust headers met ceramic coating te doen. Dit help ook met heat dispersion. So hoor ek van die Pro's af, ook met roes.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 06, 2011, 03:01:13 pm
Roes? Wats dit? Ek bly in die Karoo onthou. Groter kans dat dit deur UV strale beskadig kan word.  :laughing4:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 06, 2011, 03:26:12 pm
OK, kyk na die koeler hou funksie. Het dit ook eers nou die dag gehoor.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 06, 2011, 08:44:40 pm
Ok sorry ek moes net jou been trek. Wat kos so iets, weet jy?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 06, 2011, 09:11:50 pm
Enjoy LX

Die DR word meer en meer vir Enduro werk gebruik as ooit van tevore, die EcoFees in CBL se Quad/Bike roete is besig om mooi bymekaar te kom met n paar stewige 1ste en 2de rat gedeeltes. Die 15/44 sprocket set werk baie lekker in die toestande en ek ry nie so erg op die clutch meer nie, groot verbetering vir my styl. Lig sy kop sommer mak-mak van die throttle af in tweede op. My toerre in 6de op 100km/h is nou net so rapsie oor 6krpm.

In die stadigger gedeeltes het ek nog steeds die probleem dat die temp naald by 105'C konstant is, dis biekie hoog na my sin en ek wil dit af bring na so 85-90'C konstant. Oop pad is geen probleem nie want daar is dit 65'C konstant (4,5,6de rat).
My petrol/lug mix is nou perfek en ek gaan nie verder daarmee krap om die enjin te laat koeler loop nie, so n olie koeler is gekoop en dit sal saam met die 22L tenk ge-installeer word. Hou die spasie dop vir fotos en instruksies vir die mods.

Berty, is dit 100km/h volgens die GPS?
Ek het n 15/39 stel, meer gekik vir die oop pad, ry volgens gps 80km/h teen 5K - 110 teen 6.5K. Speedo lees so 5km/h vinniger. Dra n 14 tand saam om, om te ruil as dit te tegnies raak.
Daar is definitief n verskil in die primary drive op verskillende modelle.

Is die oliekoeler n oem? Suzuki kwoteer R6500-00 !!!!
Hoe lank nog voor die tenk aankom?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 07, 2011, 08:38:04 pm
Ek het gister my GPS opgesit om te kyk. Dis +- 6500rpm op 100km/h en +- 7500 op 120km/h(tussen 125 en 130 op speedo). Ek het op jou kolom gesien dat 15/44 en 14/41 dieselfde is. 2,93.
Nee die olie koeler is nie OEM nie, dit kom van n Honda 750 af,maar is min of meer dieselfde dimensies en is nog baie mooi. Ek het op ADV Rider op n thread gesien hoe om die pyp werk te doen. Daar is ook erens n Diagram van die olie vlooie en rigtings. Ek wil nog n lekker raamwerk ook maak om die tenk en koeler te beskerm. Moet dit nog so biekie gaan oplees.
Die tenk behoort begin Mei hier te wees.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 07, 2011, 08:53:19 pm
Olie koeler koneksie.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 07, 2011, 10:50:51 pm
I ordered a 15/44 set from the US, should be here shortly. I want some lower gearing for the tech stuff in the mountains. Road riding will be left to my other "new" purchase. And no, its not a ninja. I will reveal once the deal is complete.

You never revealed!!!!!!  :deal: :deal:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 08, 2011, 05:58:00 am
Ja, wanneer "reveal" jy nou?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 08, 2011, 10:14:31 pm
Ek het teen dit besluit, X taamlik impulsief. Maar hiers die detail: dit was n '99 Kawasaki Zephyr 750 in regtig spotless toestand, en hiers die beste, met net 11000kms op die klok vir R20k. Dit was in 2007 ingevoer in SA in. Maar nou ja. Ek wag vir DIE regte een.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 08, 2011, 10:34:29 pm
Hier is n kort lysie van wat gedoen moet word as als hier is.
1 22L tenk moet opgesit word
2 olie koeler moet opgesit word
3 kientech jet needle en idle mix skroefie moet geinstalleer word
4 crash bars moet gemaak en opgesit word

en wat in CCC Moto gedoen moet word
1 50000km diens
2 nek bearings moet varvang word
3 agter shock moet oorgedoen word
4 top gasket moet vervang word
5 exhaust valve tappet cover o-ring seel moet vervang word
6 wiel bearing seels voor en agter moet vervang word

en dis omtrent dit, dan is sy weer tip top en reg vir nog so jaar of 15.
dit gaan my beursie biekie seer maak maar ten minste is dit nie n KTM/BMW nie
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 09, 2011, 06:38:54 am
Bert, jy sal nie die DR kan laat gaan as jy n groter oukie raakloop nie. Dit gaan die ideale DS bike wees.
Ek wil ook nog weer n 160km/h tourer DS koop, maar sal die XR hou as ek kan.
Stig daai "My 160km/h bike" fonds sodat jy die DR kan hou!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 09, 2011, 03:09:14 pm
Nee LX, ek sal nie sommer die DR laat gaan nie, hys nou al te na aan my hart. Wil net n pad fiets ook he.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 13, 2011, 11:14:49 pm
Just fit a nice home made windshield and light protector
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 14, 2011, 05:58:25 am
Ek sien da op die pooratech thread jyt eers gebend en te gebak?

Verduidelik weer? Hoe het jy dit gebuig? En bak? Bo en onder?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 14, 2011, 05:37:16 pm
1. uitgemerk vir buig en sny
2. klaar gesny en word gebak teen 120'C vir 10min, toe gebuig
3. toets om te kyk of al die draaie en hoeke reg oplyn
4. opgesit met aluminium hoekysters wat gesny en afgewerk is
5. TADAA! finished en klaar.
 
Sorted
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 14, 2011, 05:42:50 pm
OK, nou ek verstaan!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 18, 2011, 06:06:18 pm
Look what arrived today:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 18, 2011, 06:32:42 pm
And
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 18, 2011, 08:03:07 pm
Faark, jy woeker met daai DR, dit gaan een van die bestes in SA word!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 19, 2011, 07:56:12 am
 :clock:
... ons wag  :bueller:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 19, 2011, 09:38:31 pm
Ek ook, wag vir CCC om my fiets klaar te maak (nuwe top gasket ook en twee boude helicoil na water insedent) Hoop die res van die top is OK.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 20, 2011, 08:31:09 am
Ek ook, wag vir CCC om my fiets klaar te maak (nuwe top gasket ook en twee boude helicoil na water insedent) Hoop die res van die top is OK.

??? - wat het jy nou weer aangevang, nog niks gelees nie....   :deal:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 21, 2011, 04:14:58 pm
Immm......ja. Ek praat nie daaroor nie.

Enyhoe, Kientech se pakkie het vandag hier aangekom, en dit bevat 1xBIGBORE kit jet naald en die DR wereld bekende MIX skroefie. Bike nog by CCC.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 21, 2011, 07:31:58 pm
Die storie sal uit.....
al moet ons op jou voordeur moet kom klop  :3some:

Ek wil sien hoe lyk daai Acerbis ...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 24, 2011, 11:58:15 pm
Niks te ernstig nie, bike was goed warm en toe dag ek dis n briljante idee om dit biki deur n koue rivierloop te ry(x8).
Wel, Bertie van CCC seg dit kan die oorsaak wees hoekom die topgasket begin lek het. Blykbaar kan die top vinniger afkoel as die barrel omdat dit meer vinne op het, en dit veroorsaak vinniger inkrimping wat veroorsaak dat daai huwelik in die skeidings prosses opge-eindig het. Wag nog vir gasket van VSA.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 25, 2011, 07:10:24 am
Ons verstaan jy is nou DR-loos, maar wys dan nou biekie pics van jou nuwe KLR!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 25, 2011, 09:33:31 pm
En ek dag jys op vakansie.! Jy moes maar die XR/DR saam kaap toe gebring het dink ek. Kyk nou net hoe mis jy die bikes.
Ek en die KLR is nog op honeymoon, ek sal dit begin afshow( :imaposer:, n KLR afshow,  :imaposer:) as ek dit klaar goed hard gery het. Moet seg, weet nie wat Oom Andre met die suspensie gedoen het nie, maar nadat ek als weer mooi opgelyn en getrue het, is dit van die lekerste setups wat ek nog gery het.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 25, 2011, 10:19:00 pm
Geluk ou maat, geniet hom daai KLR, hy is baie mooi.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 26, 2011, 09:12:56 pm
I do  :) , maar ek begin nou die treefirfty te mis  :-[
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 06, 2011, 09:58:23 am
Howzit Berty,Stevie,LX and Jimbo.

What a lekker little bike this is.
Love to join in and share info.
Berty. Looks like we did the same thing, just in reverse. I got a KLR and then the DR.
Jimbo. Thanks for the great replies to my "advice needed on DR350" thread. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=44298.msg871456#msg871456
I am busy with a total rebuild so I will post what I find here(like bearing sizes etc)

So I've got a '90 DR350S,that makes her the only kick start,so far, on this thread.
when I bought her there was no way she would start with any amount of kicking(my right leg grew extra muscles), only way was to bump start her. Fiddled with carb,cleaned, new jets and float, got it down to a 1 to 2 kick process(not bad considering the BST33 carb on her is worn out)
Right now she is in a million pieces.

Introducing Tia
Want to Transform her from first librarian pic to second.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 06, 2011, 05:20:15 pm
Gr8 stuff choma, Welcome!!! Always lekker to have more input in this thread, looks like a dirty little bitch that, ENJOY!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 06, 2011, 05:51:23 pm
Nou wat gaan aan met jou DR? Ek het uiteindelik besit geneem van n XR125L vir my dogter, sy ry hom dat hy bars.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 06, 2011, 07:29:04 pm
Howzit Alli, welcome dude. yours is the 2nd kick start only 350, Herms also has one,
'tis a small and elite clan this one of ours, absolutely no snobbery, bugger all ego'

Jimbo will give you good advice. I see you are local to Gauteng - whereabouts??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 07, 2011, 10:53:39 am
Hey guys.
Thanks Berty, she was dirty, but now stripped :o naked and getting cleaned up, just so I can get her all dirty again.
Stevie, I'm in Moreletta park PTA but as I said above she,s in pieces so only got the KLR to scoot around on at the mo, would love to get together for a ride when she's done though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 08, 2011, 08:48:27 pm
 would love to get together for a ride when she's done though.
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Sounds like a plan - how long for your re-build to be completed? I think Ganjora laid the gauntlet down - 10 days If I am not mistaken!!!  :o

Swing those spanners dude.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 08, 2011, 09:10:30 pm
Ummm......

Already been about a month. ;D

Waiting for CDI from SuperFoxi, then I can get the electrickery sorted.
Engine from Runner. Not sure how long thats gonna take seeing as I need a rebore,cam and rockers.
Exhaust

That should be it. Oh yes all the small stuff like new grips

Hopefully not more than a month.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 09, 2011, 09:04:07 am
Found this while checking out colour schemes for Tia.

Our bike has a DAKAR heritage.

'92 was the year that the Dakar ran from Paris to Cape Town, hence the 'Le Cap.
Canella came 21st as far as I can tell.

Can't seem to find any more pics or info though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 10, 2011, 05:08:19 pm
... very interesting, will be good to get some more info.
Looks like a a wrap around auxillary tank over the back.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 10, 2011, 07:57:48 pm
HooHoo!! My DR is klaar! Going to pick it up tomorow. It went in for a service, a new topgasket and new neck bearings and its comming back serviced, new gasket installed, 3x helicoils inserted in stripped threads, neck bearings done and a new battery from not being ridden in the last two weeks.
Then its time to do all those farkles, cant wait to get my hand dirty again.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 10, 2011, 08:30:55 pm
Dankie farken tog daarvoor!! Jy was maar stil, is die KLR so k@k?  :pot:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 10, 2011, 08:45:22 pm
Nope, die omgekeerde, dis so goed vir my dis amper verveelig (Lees: moer gemaklik en skort nix). Ek ry hom so baie dat daar nie tyd is vir www nie. Maar dis mos hoekom ek die DR het, om my besig te hou met onnodige onnodighede. :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 12, 2011, 05:59:02 pm
Jy't nou genoeg tyd gehad, pas daai XR tenk???   :deal:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 13, 2011, 06:30:35 pm
Jeez ma julle is ongeduldig, ek het vandag die eerste keer weer op hom n draai gaan ry nadat ek hom terug gekry het. En WOW, weet nie hoe CCC Moto (Bertie) aan hom getoor het nie, maar donner, nou is daai perdjie wild vir sy grootte. Ek het amper twee keer my gat gesien uit draaie uit deur te vinnig op die throttle te klim en amper een keer geflip toe ek wou afshow in die dorp (nooit n goeie idee nie), maar ek was so van die adrenalien gepomp ek kon nie regtig help nie.
So paar stoute kiekkies van hoe hy huidiglik lyk. Sal kortliks die tools begin gebruik en my nuckles gaan bloukolle gee.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 14, 2011, 08:18:51 am
Dis beter, nou lyk hy weer reg!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 14, 2011, 10:52:16 pm
I started to fit the XR400 / XR600 / XR650L tank today. It took me 8hrs to fit with normal DIY tools: socketset, screwdrivers, cordless drill with various bits and small angle grinder.
1>The rubber bumps' mountings was too long and had to be shortened with the grinder
2>The tank and seat was test fit to check all clearances and measurements
3>All measurements were taken and the modification or making of brackets commenced
4>Mods to undertank brackets(2) that was fixed to the forward top engine mounting with M8 thread/readybolt.
5>The original tank/seat mounting was shortened and a new bracket was made to fasten the tank to the frame and seat.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 14, 2011, 11:01:59 pm
6>All bits and pieces were fastened, plumbing done and its finished and klaar.
7>Nice new cockpit view. ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 15, 2011, 09:55:12 am
 :notworthy: :headbang: :drif:

WOW!!  Looks awesome, Berty. Like it was made for the DR.

Soo glad you took the plunge and did it. It's just what I wanted to do, put on a tank at least 20L big, but still be able to move forward on the seat for technical sections. And you've got proper Dual sport fuel range now.

Man you're boney looks the biz now.


Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 15, 2011, 10:55:38 am
Ja nee, dis seker die coolest DR350 in SA!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 15, 2011, 02:05:10 pm
To follow:
1. Keintech race needle in carb for bigbore kit 1/4 throttle surge correction and idle mix screw
2. Oil cooler installation
3. Crash bars to protect new tank and oil cooler
All in good time, pls be patient
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 15, 2011, 08:11:52 pm
Jet needle and idle circuit mixing screw installed.
All I needed for the job was a medium Phillips and small flat screwdrivers. Took 25minutes including the tuning.
Crisper responce off idle, no more 1/4 throttle surge and starts on first compression stroke (good for kickers).
Removed the carb by removing the throttle cable, fuel line and loosening the two clamps on the manifold and breather pipes.
Screwed out the mix screw at the bottom front and inserted the finger screw. 2&1/4 turns out.
Removed the top cover, diaphragm and slide, removed the old needle and inserted the new one. Reversed procedure.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 15, 2011, 08:58:55 pm
6>All bits and pieces were fastened, plumbing done and its finished and klaar.
7>Nice new cockpit view. ;D

Jimbo's DR with 17L Acerbis made for the Suzuki for comparison

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/MountVerde.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 15, 2011, 09:06:33 pm
Hey Berty, looking good man, well done.
So 22L @ a conservative 22km/L = 400+km, you will only need a tank and half to get up to JHB to come and visit.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 15, 2011, 11:57:54 pm
I still need to try it out fully loaded and with a full tank to see what the handeling is like, I think a suspension upgrade will be on the cards or at least a shock overhaul. Otherwise it goes like a Boeing (or should that be a Cesna?).  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 16, 2011, 12:12:23 am
The seating position and wider tank feels similar to that of a XT660R but without the heavy front, it lofts at the blip of the throttle, very addictive. Damn shame the DRZ is not as much fun. Closest thing I have ridden to this was a WR426 but without the quality suspension of the Yamaha.
I dont know why the yanks is going on about the pumper carb, the CV, if well sorted, is bloody exellent and I think the split second of lag that it has in comparison to the pumper, only helps the bike to transfer wieght to the back wheel for loads of bite.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 16, 2011, 06:03:46 am
Nope, as jy nou nog n FCR daar opgooi dan gaan hy te wild wees!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 17, 2011, 07:48:25 pm
Jip, ekt hoeka nie n cush-drive nie, so eks bang ek draai die speke af   :laughing4: :imaposer:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 30, 2011, 11:04:38 am
Hey Berty,
Kan jy n foto van vooraf post - ek wil sien hoe wyd lyk die 22l tenk.

With Jimbo's help removed and cleaned my carb for the first time since getting the bike.
Man it was scary, plenty of very fine sand and or rust coated the float bowl and had to be scraped out.
Checked all settings jets and diaphragms, put it back together and hey presto a few more horses ready to gallop.
Bike also doesn't struggle with cold start anymore  :thumleft:

Replaced fork oil a few weeks ago, very easy to do and made a world of difference to handling and ride quality.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 30, 2011, 08:28:29 pm
Sal so maak S, sal wag tot dit mooi lig is buite, my garage se beligting is ma bra kark.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 31, 2011, 03:06:16 pm
To me, from me :3some:
Just received in the post today.

Original suzuki DR250/350 oil cooler. New old stock.
(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g449/alli082/Tia/Tia%202/file-3.jpg)
(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g449/alli082/Tia/Tia%202/file.jpg)
(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g449/alli082/Tia/Tia%202/file-1.jpg)
(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g449/alli082/Tia/Tia%202/file-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 31, 2011, 04:56:09 pm
I don't want to be rude, but how much?? Any more available??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 31, 2011, 06:31:15 pm
Das very naise!

Sorry for the delay S, wasn't at home today, Ill write it on my forehead tonight so I can remember to do it tomorrow.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 31, 2011, 07:56:02 pm
Stevie, that's rude!
 :D

A R1000-oo Ronds each.
Got them from berty's favourite corner shoppe. eBay.
I have 3

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 31, 2011, 08:03:22 pm
Damn, ek het dit so wr8ag gemis, Het hulle die plumbing ook in ou stock? Sal gou moet gaan kyk! ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 31, 2011, 08:35:37 pm
Ongelukkig nie. so ek sal moet a plan maak met die olie lyne en ook brackets moet fabricate. Gaan dit nie nou doen nie maar long term project. Moet eers meer info kry oor die plumbing.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 31, 2011, 08:52:25 pm
Yep, sos mine. Thinking of fitting mine to the SW-Motech style crashbars that I need to make to guard tha tank. So many things, so little free time.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 01, 2011, 10:47:35 am
Hope this helps Alli
so you want to sell one of those extra coolers??  :mwink:
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Oilcoolerhose.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Oilhoseroute.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 02, 2011, 03:29:03 pm
Here is the pic you wanted S
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 03, 2011, 09:13:06 pm
OOH! Man that tank looks good on the DR!

Stevie, PM sent
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on June 04, 2011, 01:28:24 pm
I hope you guys are planning on doing some riding when you finally get your 350s all tanked up and cooled down. 

I am planning the "VOLCANO HARDCORE DESERT RIDE" for the first or second week in September.  It will be from Johannesburg to Mount Brukkaros in Namibia and back.  About 3 600 km (round trip) on hardly any tar.  It looks like taking 6 days, but I will plan on 7 days.  This will be ideally suited to up and running DR350s.  So try to be farkled-up by then.  I will post more details under "Planning a Ride" in a week or so. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 04, 2011, 01:34:47 pm
Jeez oom Jim, nou laat jy my glad soos n poser lyk! :imaposer:
Sal mmar die skaapwolletjies ook op die seat moet kry dan, ons arme sterre>
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 04, 2011, 09:32:32 pm
Hey Berty don't joke, I've ridden with Jim and it is hardcore, he doesn't cook anything, doesn't eat, only drinks whats in his camelback and rides - fast!!!
Oh and if you suggest eating it will be frowned upon  :mwink:
I found it best to admit being a whoosie and saying that my sugar levels were too low!!!

Oh and the rain also doesn't bother him, nor the cold - it's like being mates with a piece of sinewy biltong.
                                                          :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: tottetos on June 06, 2011, 11:25:32 am
Ouens, ek het 'n 1996 DR 350 SE gehad. Ek het haar in 2009 verkoop en vir amper 12 jaar gery. Wat 'n lekker bike. Ek het baie navrae gedoen om groter tank te kry, maar was maar bang vir fitment omrede ek nie baie prakties is nie. Maar ek moet se daai bike lyk mooi met sy groter tank en is prakties. Ek het maar baie met 1.5l coke bottel vol petrol saam gery. Ek het so 24 km op 'n liter gekry. Ek het wyd met haar gery. Ja en ek mis haar baie. Ek moes haar verkoop, R13000 met 30000 km op die klok. Daai enjin was nooit oop nie en sy het nie olie gebruik nie. Die bike loop vandag iewers in die Garden Route.

Ek het ook gelees daai jare van 'n japanner wat om die wereld met sy 350 getoer het sonder ernstige probleme.

Ek het paar keer met haar Gamkaskloof toe gery en baie in Van Wyksdorp area en Vleiland. Ek noem dit maar net vir CBL van Ladismith. Dalk was hy ook op die trip in die hel saam met oorlede Andre wat die trip gereel het.

Hou vas aan daai bike, dit is 'n lekke bike!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 06, 2011, 01:51:28 pm
Jip,ek hoor jou maat. Ons CBLers gaan die eerste naweek van Jullie weer die Hel ding doen, so in oom Andre (Pokky, Renegades) se tradisie. Die DR gaan nie deur myself gery word nie, maar deur PC van Meadows, sodat die gogga hom weer n slag kan byt en hy weer  n bike kan gaan koop. Kom maak n draai by Olive (ou Kicks) as jy weer in die omgewing is.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 08, 2011, 12:43:45 pm
Before and after my 4 year 15000km total rebuild, and it was a pleasure. Have to sell now :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on June 08, 2011, 01:06:14 pm
Awesome looking bike, why do you have to sell?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 08, 2011, 01:27:12 pm
 The Restaurant and building industry is very quiet at the moment in the Klein Karoo. No tourists, no big contracts.
Fu*king Eskom is killing us man!!! R973.06p/m service charges, insane!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 08, 2011, 02:57:59 pm
Boodskap en e-pos gestuur! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 08, 2011, 03:35:28 pm
Before and after my 4 year 15000km total rebuild, and it was a pleasure. Have to sell now :'( :'( :'(

Don't do it - that KLR just ain't going to scratch your itch.

How much??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 08, 2011, 03:39:08 pm
Before and after my 4 year 15000km total rebuild, and it was a pleasure. Have to sell now :'( :'( :'(

Don't do it - that KLR just ain't going to scratch your itch.

How much??

R 19 000

Do you have his cell number?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 08, 2011, 04:23:38 pm
My biggest itch at the mo is my wallet and my kids and the ever growing winter debt.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 08, 2011, 06:21:40 pm
 >:( !Noooo!!

Don't do it berty. Surely there are other things you could sell? A kidney, a couple of your neighbours sheep(they wont miss them, they all look the same) or maybe some eskom wires and some manhole covers?(eskom tax rebate)

If we can't talk you out of it then hopefully you sell your baby to a wilddog.
And that doesn't mean you have to stop posting here  :deal:

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 08, 2011, 07:39:55 pm
Hey Alli, ja boet, you know moes hows life hey. Ill always have the memories and who knows, maybe there will be one sad DR in my future which I can happely spend some hard earned dosh on just to get it in the same state as the current one.  ;) or maybe an old xr400 :biggrin: that needs a DS kit.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 08, 2011, 08:02:59 pm
Ja,I know, still I think you will have a small bike again in the future. The KLR is lekker, but the love is less after the fifth or sixth time you have to pick her up ;D but the love comes back when she starts first time every time and "major" surgery is doing the doohicky and a new chain once in a while.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 09, 2011, 09:55:42 am
If you sell, what are you going to do with the old tank??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 09, 2011, 02:55:37 pm
8L spaarbussie ;D Nee, ek weet nog nie, Ek het ook nog n spaar (ou) stel clocks wat in myle afgemerk is met n tacho wat nie werk nie en n ignition wat uitgewrk is met n vismes vir n sleutel, en twee discs wat nog seker ok is as iemend syne/hare dalk gebuig het, dit sal op n <98 350 en <91 250 pas. Twee batterye vat nog goeie Volts het maar nie genoeg Amps om die elek start te spin nie, goed vir kickers.

Ag fok, ek huil sommer soos n babatjie :imaposer: :'( :imaposer: :'(
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 10, 2011, 08:56:54 am
Indien ek die fiets koop, sal ek graag die ou tenk as deel van die transaksie wil sien. :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 10, 2011, 02:25:12 pm
No problem Chopper, it's yours - just didn't want it to rust away in  Berty's garage!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 10, 2011, 09:43:16 pm
Stevie, pm sent.

By the way, whats the little box thingy on Jimbo's right side swing arm?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 10, 2011, 10:35:11 pm
Thanks Alli, I have read your pm, I will chat Jimbo and respond.

Box on the swingarm is a spare toolbox - same as oem under the seat.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 11, 2011, 07:06:44 pm
Aah!

So not some secret rocket launching device then ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on June 12, 2011, 06:22:17 pm
Guys,

The Volcano Desert run I mentioned last week has been posted under "Planning a Ride".  I have changed the name to "VOLCANO RUN" in difference to the other Desert Run.

Alli, the little box is an original tool box for heavier tools.  It is suspended low from the passangers foot rest (Not the swing arm of course) in an effort to keep weight as low as is convenient.     
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on June 15, 2011, 11:33:24 pm
Jimbo, thanks, looked a little closer and saw the bracket. Neat idea.

I like the sound of the volcano run. I have been on most of the roads your planning on riding(from mafikeng to Nam border) So if I may, I'm in. should have my DR sorted by then.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on June 29, 2011, 08:31:00 pm
I guess I must start pulling my weight on this thread. I always read about your bikes and plans
but never post myself. So, here we go.

I got my 93 model S beginning 2010. She looked so so on the pics, but looked worse when she was
finally in my garage, I was so disappointed. It hardly started and was absolute crap!!
I immediately stripped the bike.... that same day.

The only good thing about the bike was that the engine was re-bored to 0.5 and all parts and work was done
at an Suzuki dealership. I got the invoice as proof and was told the bike was not used after the work was done.
Other than that it was pretty sad.

This is how she looked when she arrived.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on June 29, 2011, 08:46:09 pm
And this is how she looked after 3 months and a lot of work.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 30, 2011, 06:16:56 pm
Looks gr8  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 30, 2011, 10:40:40 pm
The new headlight looks very nice, bike looks great.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 01, 2011, 08:58:20 am
Thanks, this pics are about a year old though, not that much have changed, I think its got 3500km on since the make-over.

I've put some Kouba lowering links on in the mean time, to make the bike more wife friendly.

So, if she enjoys riding we will keep the little kicker. If not, I might sell it later in the year.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 01, 2011, 12:34:06 pm
Ja, and if my budget allows it, I may buy it off you. ;D
Kicker, Pumper, trailtech, 440 kit. O what a dream.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 01, 2011, 12:36:46 pm
Hey herms, gooi a pic of the 2 DRs sidexside wheel2wheel, PLEASE!!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 01, 2011, 06:40:22 pm
Ek sal more oggend bietjie die bikes uit trek en pics vat. Maar koud en nat die laaste week in PE, so het noggie eers
met die nuwe bike gaan ry nie.

So, having 2 DR350's in the garage can only lead to trouble, and my mind has already started to spin with ideas.
Maybe change the barrels around and put the 385 kit on the kicker. That with a pumper carb will be cool.

First of all I think I'm gonna do a kickstarter conversion on the DR350SE. My Djebel had both (electric and kickstart) and I
liked it a lot. So there, project 1....adding a kickstart to the Dr350SE.... by end of August.

Maybe I can do a photo thingie, who knows, maybe the 350 clan will like to see it. I've done a bit of reading and also ordered some of the parts, so I'm dedicated to the conversion.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 06, 2011, 09:09:01 pm
Herms???
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 08, 2011, 09:59:14 am
Hey Herms,
What a transformation, totally different bike  :thumleft:
That seat looks luverly, and I smaak that fender. What make is that fender? I want to do the same to mine and I'm looking at options, yours looks lekker.

Do the "photo thingy" on the kicker conversion  :thumleft: I think the other SE owners as well as myself would love to see that.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 10, 2011, 11:15:17 am
Hey Herms,
What a transformation, totally different bike  :thumleft:
That seat looks luverly, and I smaak that fender. What make is that fender? I want to do the same to mine and I'm looking at options, yours looks lekker.

Do the "photo thingy" on the kicker conversion  :thumleft: I think the other SE owners as well as myself would love to see that.


The front fender is 'n Circuit. It works fine and the front-end is stable..... it doesn't flop around at speed.

I'll do my best with the photo thingy, I normally start of taking pics and then get so caught up that I forget about the pictures.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 10, 2011, 11:35:48 am
I think I have quite a bit of work to do on the SE.
Now that I cleaned it and had some time to stare at it, I see some things that will need attention.

Immediate:
1. Rear Hub is cracked badly and broken in 4 out of the 6 sprocket mounting holes.
2. The crank casing is leaking oil.
3. The rear shock has a funny lateral kink in it.
4. Exhaust is cracked on a mounting point and blowing onto the rear shock -
5. Starter motor struggles to swing the high compression 385 piston - I guess it depends on which stroke the piston stops and whether
    the auto de-compressor has been engaged or not. Some times it turns fine and other times its like its is stuck pushing against compression.
6. Battery holder mounting is broken.

The cosmetics can wait, but I want to address the above to ensure the  reliability of the the DR.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 10, 2011, 12:26:13 pm
QUOTE BY HERMS:I'll do my best with the photo thingy, I normally start of taking pics and then get so caught up that I forget about the pictures.

Ha Ha! My problem too. I start out with the best of intentions to take lots of build pics and then realize I've already finished.

I think I have quite a bit of work to do on the SE.
Now that I cleaned it and had some time to stare at it, I see some things that will need attention.

Immediate:
1. Rear Hub is cracked badly and broken in 4 out of the 6 sprocket mounting holes.Can the hub not be welded? not sure about the mounting holes though, I'm no expert  but I think even time serts would not be strong enough? could be wrong though
2. The crank casing is leaking oil.Is that just a gasket problem or is there a crack?
3. The rear shock has a funny lateral kink in it.PM'ed
4. Exhaust is cracked on a mounting point and blowing onto the rear shock - Welding?
5. Starter motor struggles to swing the high compression 385 piston - I guess it depends on which stroke the piston stops and whether
    the auto de-compressor has been engaged or not. Some times it turns fine and other times its like its is stuck pushing against compression.You might have to take off the rocker cover and check that the auto deco is working as it should, if it is an electrickery problem(battery/starter/wiring then ???. what I know about that magic is this - flick switch, light comes on.If light does not come on, pay elictricity bill  ;D
6. Battery holder mounting is broken.more welding?

The cosmetics can wait, but I want to address the above to ensure the  reliability of the the DR.


Any one else with more words of wisdumb?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 10, 2011, 01:30:10 pm
Thanks for the input Alli

I'm not to keen to weld the hub, it is a casting, so not sure how strong a weld would be there. It is 6 small areas that needs to take all the torque from the motor(well, all that a 350 can give). I consider the hub a safety critical area on the bike, so want to be sure it will hold. A brand new OE hub incl transport cost R917.00. The wheel bearing are shot, so needs replacing too. Not sure what some one would charge to weld the hub, plus there will be no guarantee  that it will hold.

Regarding the oil leak, there is no gasket between the 2 crankcases. So only correct solution is to split the cases and seal properly.
I've cleaned it and can see exactly where it comes out. No cracks! On the joint line. As there is no pressure on the oil there one can clean it thoroughly and then seal with Pratley steal from the outside. It is not my way of doing things, but weighing every thing up, the cost and time, I might give it a try. Tape the joint area up and seal just the small area that seeps. I hate the idea but all things considered I will give it a try.

The exhaust I'll weld up myself, I just need to go and buy some stainless steel rods.

Starting issue..... well, I must admit that I like engines as std as I can get them, I don't mind a re-bore, if its required, but not a big performance guy, I'd rather go for reliability and longevity. So, I'm looking to go back to std bore. That would help with the starting as well as give me a long life on the motor. My SE got just under 50k on the clock, I'd like to put another 50k on. Anyway, I still have to investigate why the the starter struggle sometime, read some more as well.
 
The rear shock, well, still under investigation. The rebuild seams easy enough, just getting parts might be an issue. South African shops do not like selling the parts to us, they'd rather do the work. All the parts are available from Racetech, so I still have to decide what to do. But I do not want to damage the shock further if possible.

Rebuilding is a lot of fun and very expensive... hahah

I'd like my scooter to be ready for the Volcano Run, I'm sure it is gonna be an awesome ride.


 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on August 01, 2011, 07:22:17 pm
Wow, 20 days without a post on the DR350 thread? Looks like you guys are missing me, you to busy getting those sweet treefirdies ready for the Volcano? Whats new on your bikes and whats happening?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 01, 2011, 09:49:17 pm
I was thinking the same thing today, about 30 links for the DRZ's and 650's -
  only 3 for the 350's not much to do on these awesome machines.
(I do enjoy reading the other links - get some good ideas from there as well)

My tail rack is undergoing a makeover with Groenie, so scoot looks a bit strange at the mo.

Pics to follow.

Current standard rack

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Tail1.jpg)

Current very strange looking naked tail ...  :P

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Nakedtail.jpg)



I am looking for 2 x handlebar clamps if anyone has some spare.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on August 04, 2011, 10:20:55 pm
Ek het 2 wat van n crossbar af kom vir 7/8 handels, dis swart, stel jy belang? Mahala.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 05, 2011, 10:17:18 am
Ek het 2 wat van n crossbar af kom vir 7/8 handels, dis swart, stel jy belang? Mahala.

Hello Berty

Lyk hulle so??? Ja asseblief

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Clamp2.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Clamp1.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 05, 2011, 11:07:20 am
So boys, take a look at my predicament and tell me if you are also close to tears - I was, even got mommy to hold my hand to pacify me as I explained the grave issues I was trying to resolve...

Volcano run coming up - need long range tank...

Mate has something that might fit, "take it and check"

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank1.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank3.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank4.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank6.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank5.jpg)

looks like it was made for this bike... man I was so excited

But alas it was not to be.... :xxbah: - heatshield too high even without rubber bump

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank2.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank7.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/AcerbisTank8.jpg)

then Lovie, holding my hand said "maybe you have the wrong bike"

thats when I broke down, like a baby - unashamedly  :crybaby2: :sad6: :dummy

Any ideas??

The only option I can think of is a shorter seat - anyone got a spare I can cut and modify??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on August 08, 2011, 06:11:15 am
Hi Stevie,

Looks like you are trying to raise the standard handle bars with another clamp.  That is a good idea, I have done it to all my bikes over the years.  As it raises the bar (no pun) it also moves them backwards, to counter this you need to role them forward a bit, in fact quite a bit.  Measure exactly, the new bold lengths you will require.

The TANK.  Looks like the blue tank is a loosing battle, I would abandon this idea.  It must be secured strong enough to withstand a crash fully loaded.  If you are worried about the Volcano Run, I think I once told you, you could borrow one of mine for a special purpose.  You would need to make two special brackets attached to the tappet adjustment covers to support the cross pipe from RHS tap. 

NOTE: There is still nothing wrong with carrying loose fuel in coke bottles.  This it why I want commitment from prospective Volcano Riders - to sort out who has spare carrying capacity.  For example, I can easily carry 2 x 2l coke bottles, but only need 1.   

Hope this helps




Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on August 08, 2011, 07:58:16 pm
Ja nee kyk, self die beste van bike farklers sou sukkel met daai tenk.
En die clamps, nee sorry, ek het nie besef dis wat jy wou doen nie, die clamps wat ek het is van my vorige gebuigde bars se
cross brace clamps, jy weet die tiepe wat reg om die bar gaan wat net so 8mm gaping het wat met een 6mm boudjie vas getrek word. Ek het self van die Raiser/clamps gesoek en het toe maar regte Raisers gekoop. Doen dit maar dit maak n groot verskil en laat die fiets sommer heel anders voel in jou hande, en dit het my meer gemaklik laat staan oor obsticals en meer leverage gegee om die kop op te tel oor slote en stompe en klippe ens.
Ek het my raisers op die DR gelos en gaan nou weer vir die KLR ook kry, E-Bay.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 16, 2011, 01:16:09 pm
Jip, I have raised the bars - feels nice

New 606 on the rear - fitted myself (need more practice)
Busy with a pooratech screen
Waiting for my rear rack....
New o-ring chain
Tank, oh the tank....still standard - want a long range....

Not sure about sprocket ratio's with new 606, currently 15/39 but worried about too much load on the clutch and drive, may revert back to standard 15/41
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on August 16, 2011, 07:05:37 pm
15/41  :thumleft: 4 gravel and medium offroad. 15/44//14/41 for more serious offroad is gr8 though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 30, 2011, 10:10:33 am
Well Volcano run is done and dusted and the DR's performed brilliantly.
My fuel consumption was too high averaging about 18-20km / litre, Jimbo was getting closer to 22-24km/l which is what I was getting previously.
Fiddled with the air/fuel screw en-route - no improvement. I did replace the sparkplug on day 3 but no real improvement, new airfilter when we turned for home at the  volcano, still no improvement.

Will do the following to problem solve:
Oil change
Re-set valves
Full carb clean and re-set
replace clutch cable - mine broke on day 2 (definately not normal, Jim gave me his old on that has done 80k km - still looks brand new)
New fork oil

Prior to leaving on the ride:
*Made my own one-piece handguards, feel much safer now
*had rear rack modified - helped to pack and strap
*chain oiler
*bracket for some military pouches and screen - tossed the screen idea
*installed a Motobatt gel  tech battery
*motocross front tyre, D606 rear
*throttle paddle - fantastic, highly recommended
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on September 30, 2011, 01:37:18 pm

*throttle paddle - fantastic, highly recommended

Please show!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 30, 2011, 01:43:58 pm

*throttle paddle - fantastic, highly recommended

Please show!!

Will get a close up for you, but look carefully at Jimbo's throttle

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Nabian%20Hardcore%20ride/DSC03939800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on September 30, 2011, 02:06:09 pm
I see, it helps with hours of throttle use so your fingergrip can relax?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 30, 2011, 04:12:03 pm
I see, it helps with hours of throttle use so your fingergrip can relax?

Eggzacktilly  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on September 30, 2011, 06:02:50 pm
Hmmm, always wondered about those palm grippy thingy's, something to think about for the future.

Stevie, how'd the D606 work for you?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 01, 2011, 02:35:12 pm
Hmmm, always wondered about those palm grippy thingy's, something to think about for the future.

Stevie, how'd the D606 work for you?

Alli,

Jimbo doesn't do anything new on raceday - (he is kinda set in his ways - cranky n' all), and when we got him to try the throttle paddle - that evening he muttered something about
 "...not too bad ...". He didn't take off  though for the rest of the ride  :mwink:

D606 is the rear tyre dude, I will post some pics on the Volcano RR of the tyres on the last morning. For what we did they were great - obviously not able to comment on wet tar yet.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on October 01, 2011, 05:42:10 pm
Ha Ha!! then I had better get me one of those new fangled throttle paddles then, eh!  Offroad I never notice any fatigue, but on the occasion that I have to ride a few hundred Km on tar, man, my right hand gets cranky. (I think I might be allergic to tar roads)

+1 on the D606's, I think the Mitas C02 is far too focused, the dunlops are brilliant allrounders. Not many nobblies are good in the wet, and when they are they usually suck at something else. Always a compromise.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 06, 2011, 02:23:15 pm
Jimbo's  D606 after about 6500km

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Nabian%20Hardcore%20ride/DSC04179.jpg)

My D606 after about 3500km

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Nabian%20Hardcore%20ride/DSC04180.jpg)

Jim has just put Maxxis Motocross on his original DR350, and I must say it is a good looking setup.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Wildcoast on October 11, 2011, 08:25:26 am
Great bikes, will be getting one once my 650 is sorted, there is a 95 on Gumtree for 9500 if anyone is interested...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on February 14, 2012, 04:00:31 pm
Before this thread dies best someone posts in it again.....

As normal maintenance I have just replaced fork oil on Gruffy after about 4500km (including volcano run corrugations).
Under advice from Jim this is best practice to look after those fork seals. Jim still has original fork seals after 80k km.

Oil came out pretty dirty definitely something you don't want to keep in the forks.
The performance after new oil is really good.

Also adjusted the steering head tightness.

Otherwise cannot fault the DR's 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 08, 2012, 07:01:52 pm
What have you done with your DR350 lately?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on March 09, 2012, 07:55:59 am
I have had to pacify mine for not going on the Botswana fence ride with Jim and Stoffie.

Every ride is a lekker one even if it is just to the place of employment.

Awaiting delivery of a 16l Acerbis with much anticipation.... otherwise all running schweet  :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 29, 2012, 12:26:13 am
....S0 after reading 50 pages on ADV Rider about the famous or in-famous shift cam bolt, I decided to check my DR and make sure that all was in order. My scoot was occasionally shifting from 2nd into neutral so I wanted to double check.
An oil change was due so this seemed to be a good time.

For those that haven't heard, there have been occasions where the bolt has worked loose and dropped into the motor causing groot doo-doo and costing plenty $$$.

I also wanted to check the thrust washers as the DR's are prone to the clutch "grabbing" and not wanting to shift into neutral when idling.

So the surgery was prepared and Gruffy booked in, also arranged for an assistant surgeon to be on standby...

All went well, rear brake lever, right foot peg, and clutch cover off.

Mmm all looks good in here, aha there's that pesky shift bolt, better torque that up to make sure there's no chance of it ....

F##K......!!!!!!!!

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt7.jpg)

EISH.......

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/MotorCamshiftbolt.jpg)

...nog een, met EISH....

 (http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt1.jpg)

Needless to say this caused much consternation as both surgeon's are not cowboys with spanners and repairs, we always go slow and careful with all tasks.
Thursday night not much sleep was had as a normally healthy patient had no suffered some serious malpractice.

Friday morning confirmed that Suzuki SA did not have stock of said R40-00 cam-shift bolt and order/delivery time is 3 weeks... tyd vir nog EISH.

100km of run-around procured the necessary Easy-outs , some very sharp drill bits and a prozac or two to slow the hasty surgeon down and prevent further malpractice.

Having followed the procedure closely on ADVRider I knew that the retaining plate screws as well as the broken bolt were thread-locked.
I borrowed an impact driver to remove the cam retaining plate screws which worked no problem (some poor american fellow on ADVRider had stripped these by trying to use a screwdriver only).

As I removed the cam from the spacer, despite being uber careful, the two circled bits dropped into the bottom of the motor and rolled out of sight ....EISH en nog eenetjie.....
After about 20 mins of magnet fishing had both little suckers in hand - relief.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Lostbits.jpg)


 
Once the hole had been drilled into the offending bolt I heated the inside of the bolt to help soften the thread-lock before using the easy-out.

Slowly does it...

 (http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt2.jpg)

Gotcha

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt4.jpg)

Magnet to Clean up...

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt3.jpg)

Casualty...

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorcamshiftbolt5.jpg)

So after much running around I can confirm that the shift cam bolt cannot be replaced off the shelf.
I have resisted putting a makeshift plan into action and will call on the local engineering shop on Monday and have one machined to spec.

So the required R40 bolt has cost so far...
about 120km's, R228-00 for easy-outs and drill bits, much EISH...

SO REMEMBER, IF IT AIN'T BROKE - DON'T FIX, let those sleeping dogs lie...

A whole long weekend of no riding and the looming Kruger Fence ride now in total jeopardy...EISH


Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 29, 2012, 12:31:05 am
For the clutch grabbing, if the thrust washer has wear that looks like this...

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorthrustwasher.jpg)

Flip it over and the spacer has a new surface to run on.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DR%20350%20motor%20pics/Motorthrustspacer.jpg)

(I have ordered the new washers to come with the shift bolt)

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 29, 2012, 10:14:38 am
Jeez Stevie, it looks like you had a stressfull weekend. The stuff you did above are way over my abilities, I just stick to filter and oil changes and some minor repairs or mods. The rest I'll gladly leave to my machanic (not his IDIOT assistant, sorry to hear of his shoddy workmanship on Herms's DR).
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 01, 2012, 09:54:16 pm
Visited my local engineering shop and had them cut the threaded section off the shaft bolt.
Then they drilled and tapped the original. Stud locked the new 6mm stud into the shaft and then re-assembled.
All is good - Gruffy is tyre side down again.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 03, 2012, 11:14:50 pm
Yeay!!! Good ol nevardie 350. And the beat goes on.........
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 16, 2012, 02:44:37 pm
Coming to my garage soon...'95 DR350S  :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 16, 2012, 02:46:19 pm
Where did you find that? I'm looking for a DR350 for wifey......
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 16, 2012, 02:57:48 pm
Where did you find that? I'm looking for a DR350 for wifey......

Junkmail, the bike was in Caledon. There was another "S" model for sale in Randburg for R8k, but it went quickly.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 16, 2012, 04:38:26 pm
Where did you find that? I'm looking for a DR350 for wifey......

Junkmail, the bike was in Caledon. There was another "S" model for sale in Randburg for R8k, but it went quickly.

Congrats!

I saw the one in Randburg, it went like lightning!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 22, 2012, 03:13:22 pm
Congrats and welcome DJ

Saw your post on advrider  :thumleft:

Lekker little bikes these, enjoy.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 22, 2012, 03:25:33 pm
Thanks alli  :thumleft:

Can't wait to get it...my Dad will be picking up the bike this weekend in Caledon.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 22, 2012, 05:24:03 pm
Hi DJ, gooi some pics so we can check your cool new enduro dualie!!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on May 23, 2012, 03:34:06 pm
That is a nice looking DR you got there..... 'm sure you are going to have loads of fun on it  ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 23, 2012, 06:47:02 pm
UUhhh...

DJ...yours is a kickstart,right?

I think you have a '93, can make a big difference when looking for parts especially to do with electrickery, like the CDI and of course no starter stuffs.

A lot of parts are interchangeable throughout all the years but not all.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 24, 2012, 09:53:33 am

DJ...yours is a kickstart,right?


Yip, kickstart only.

Can you tell from the chassis number what year model the bike is?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 10:39:49 am
Ja. With the americanese models it's easier, their chassis #'s start with JS1SK42A-L####### . The letter after the dash is the year code e.g.: L-1990, M-'91, N-'92, P-'93 etc

But I doubt yours is from there. I think most DR350's in SA are UK models, so the chassis #'s will start instead with SK42A and go something like this....

SK42A-100031 to SK42A-101879........1990
SK42A-101880 to SK42A-105875........1991
SK42A-105876 to SK42A-108838........1992
SK42A-108839 to SK42A-???????........1993

Unfortunately I don't have the figures for the start of the '94 models but that was the year the S model came out with a starter so yours will definitely not be one anyway.(unless yours was an off road only model that was road worthied, doubt that though).
Maybe some of the other guys can help fill in the rest of the years to help new DR owners identify their models.

I also think '93 was the only year the DR came out with the red tank graphics that yours has.

Hope this helps  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 24, 2012, 12:28:33 pm
Thanks for the info Alli. I have an american model - vin starts with J.
Jimbo also has 2 x american models - one of them though has a much bigger silencer and the primary gearing is also higher. This scoot has 80+k on and by Jimbo's reckoning is a much better bike in all respects - interesting.

When is your scoot arriving DJ??

Busy repairing the rear indicator bracket, my welding from an old repair gave up the ghost on the Kruger Fence ride. Now welding a support bracket - not pretty but definately functional.
Such an easy bike to work on.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on May 24, 2012, 02:29:15 pm
I do not know what to make of these VIN numbers.

SUZI: JS1SK42A 000 502199  Engine No. K404-156821  Which has now done 90+k kilometers of adventure type riding.  Has big fat muffler, higher primary gearing (Engine to Clutch), shorter higher mounted rear indicators, longer stemmed mirrors, 15 / 43 standard sprockets (To counter, but not balance the higher primary gearing), and a switch to turn off the lights when running.  According to the "Owners Manual" it is for countries other than Switzerland, Australia, Canada and Barbados.  Runs better in every respect than -

CAPIE: JS1SK42A 000 502322  Engine No. K404157127  Which is standard with 15 / 41 sprockets, but goes better with 15 / 39 sprockets.  Both are standard with 108 link chain. 

The VIN and Engine Nos are close together, probably within a month or two of manufacture. 

They both appear to be 1998 to 2000 models ? 

I always order spares according to the VIN number.  There are other differences.

DJ, If you want to look at my service histories you are welcome. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 05:49:10 pm
 ::)

Ok, so it seems I am the odd one out with a pommie bike.

Jimbo, from what I can see from your VIN numbers is that the triple 000's after the SK42A does not chime with suzuki's system. I can't find any of the year or country models with zero's there.
It may be that those three digits were changed here in SA. For what reasons I don't know. Or that they were official imports to SA and they were designated differently in Japan for our market to differentiate them from other markets.

EDIT: Jimbo. also noticed the last six digits on your VIN #'s start with a 5? all other references that I,ve seen (UK,US,GERMANY) start with a 1.
 It leads me to believe that your VIN has been changed somewhere along the line from the original.

Maybe police clearance can help with the history.

Stevie, do you also have zero's after the SK42A?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 24, 2012, 05:56:24 pm
If you guys come across a DR350 somewhere, let me know pleez. I would like one to complete my collection (and the excuse is for my wife to ride  :mwink:)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on May 24, 2012, 07:04:07 pm
Check behind your magneto on the engine casing, there is a manufacturing date engraved on the casing......... if you really really what to know  >:D

I have a '96 model and my engraving is 96.05.14
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on May 24, 2012, 07:08:45 pm
If you guys come across a DR350 somewhere, let me know pleez. I would like one to complete my collection (and the excuse is for my wife to ride  :mwink:)

Pity, Inprogress just sold his (my previous DR350) to a mutual friend.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 07:09:49 pm
Check behind your magneto on the engine casing, there is a manufacturing date engraved on the casing......... if you really really what to know  >:D

I have a '96 model and my engraving is 96.05.14
And 007
I see you got the MI5 special agent DR

Good job inspector Herms.

DeepBass9
Any flavor in particular we should be looking for?....Kick or Happy button?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on May 24, 2012, 07:10:14 pm
HERMS, And what is your VIN and Eng. Nos??
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 07:41:31 pm
More info... :deal:

S-Off road
K-250-399cc
4-four stroke single
2-model version?
A-base model (the european models are designated -B
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 07:52:13 pm
And engine codes
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 24, 2012, 07:54:45 pm
Country codes
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 25, 2012, 07:35:38 am

DeepBass9
Any flavor in particular we should be looking for?....Kick or Happy button?

With happy button would be first prize, but I'll take a kick start one as well.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 25, 2012, 10:29:01 am

DeepBass9
Any flavor in particular we should be looking for?....Kick or Happy button?

With happy button would be first prize, but I'll take a kick start one as well.

 :thumleft: Cool will keep eyes peeled :eek:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 25, 2012, 10:40:39 am
Thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 25, 2012, 11:25:56 am
My DR's VIN no: SK42A-110262
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on May 25, 2012, 12:44:56 pm
Owners of DR350s with the 000 in the VIN No. designates genuine members of the "Secret Suzuki Society".
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on May 25, 2012, 12:57:13 pm
Owners of DR350s with the 000 in the VIN No. designates genuine members of the "Secret Suzuki Society".

These are the guys with KLRs under their names?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 25, 2012, 06:44:13 pm
Hey, I also had both of them at one stage. Very happy with what I have now.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on May 25, 2012, 06:50:52 pm
Yes, the KLR is just to muddy the water / a distraction, it is a very secret society you know! 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on May 25, 2012, 07:15:22 pm
I'll be a secret member again, one day... If I can find the right one. But for now I'm feeling very BLUE. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 26, 2012, 09:16:30 pm
My DR's VIN no: SK42A-110262

DJ
definitely a '93 boet, the next year they gave the DR a magic button
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 27, 2012, 07:00:43 pm
So this is  my vin plate, I must assume I have a '96 model assembled in July.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DSC05579Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 27, 2012, 07:12:50 pm
Hmmm!!

Stevie and Jimbo
Just had a thought regarding your VIN #'s, could it be that your bikes are Japanese market bikes?(i.e. not meant for export) and that is why we can't find info, because all the sites we are looking at for info are dealing only with those bikes officially imported to there countries.
If your bikes are grey imports from Japan that might explain the 000 after the SK42A.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 27, 2012, 07:13:36 pm
Used the pooratech approach to raising the bars. Originally used a plated/ stainless type bolt - bad idea, the bolt actually stripped the thread out when I tried to loosen it to make some adjustments to the steering head bearings.
Drilled and tapped to 10mm HT bolts, now sorted
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DSC05434Copy.jpg)

Also did pooratech bar protectors - one piece 10 x 25mm alu bar,  with 4 x anchor points.
 Ends bolted into the oem bar ends - drilled and tapped. These bars are solid and don't budge.
  
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DSC05439Copy.jpg)

2 x DR650 single bolt bar clamps right next to the  raised bar clamps.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DSC05438Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Miscellaneous/DSC05435Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 27, 2012, 07:27:12 pm
Shame on you Stevie!!

Some poor stealer dealer is battling to pay the installments on his ferrari and multimillion Rand khaya because people like us you won't pay their low low rates  ;)

Nicely done boet, I like the use of the 2nd hand bar clamps, gives me food for thought  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 27, 2012, 07:39:11 pm
Alli, all credit for ideas goes to Jimbo.
He has spent more time on bikes than the average Joe and his ideas are function over form. No Bling tolerated -  His solutions and ideas work well and keep to the true spirit of adventure riding.

I was treated to some of Jimbo's old adventure pics and stories - brilliant stuff. 

Will post a pic of the new toolbox for the DR's that Jim knocked up for us - works a treat and keeps the weight down low  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on May 27, 2012, 07:52:18 pm
Excellent stuff Stevie.

I agree, sometimes we get carried away with what we "think" we need for an adventure, but then I read a ride report from some or other guy(or gal) on their motomia/honda cub/indian and that brings me back to the reality of what an adventure is supposed to be.
Making your own stuff is a lekker feeling.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 31, 2012, 07:39:49 am
Hey guys,

I was wondering...which other bike's aftermarket tank will also fit the DR350 with little modification, almost like Berty's XR Acerbis tank mod, any advice/opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Dale
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on May 31, 2012, 08:20:30 am
DJ, only three easy options Acerbis 16l, IMS , Clarke.
I think the Acerbis has the largest capacity. IMS is the most expensive
The Acerbis XR250/400/600 22l tank can be retro-fitted with some DIY brackets, Herms, Alli or Berty can offer more on this.
Comments on Advrider indicate that the Clarke tank does have some fitting issues. Clarke has 2 models for on and offroad  bikes.
Acerbis 16l is an easy fit, nice lines - my first choice, 350km range.
I think the guys that did Mondo Enduro retrofitted steel GSX tanks.

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/gas_tanks/suzuki_dr.htm#Larger_Images

also check www.justgastanks.com

DR650 and DRZ 400 tanks will apparently not fit the DR 250/350
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on May 31, 2012, 03:45:01 pm
The Acerbis DR350 tank and the XR tank are the same price... I would probably go for the XR tank, 22L gives in excess of 400km range.  :thumleft:

Was hoping the Clarke XR650 or XR400 tanks would fit, they have scratch and dent tanks for $110.

http://www.clarkemfg.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=41
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on June 26, 2012, 11:02:17 am
My Acerbis 16L arrived on the 15th May and has been sitting at the Post Office 300m from my office!!
The sender did not provide my tel number so the PO could not contact me - adress was clearly marked  >:(
The sharp eyed PO lady spotted the same adress on one of our company's parcels and gave me the call...

YIPPEE,

Everything was in the pack except 1 spring washer.

The instructions are vague and the instruction paper has been copied so many times quite difficult to read.

Fitting was an absolute breeze, added 3 x bits of ethafoam to prevent metal/ plastic abrasion, everything lined up - nice solid fit.

pics will follow
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on June 26, 2012, 11:04:07 am
Excellent Stevie... :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on June 26, 2012, 09:28:56 pm
 :useless:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 01, 2012, 06:07:43 pm
PICHAS

Had to make a plan to get the fuel bowzer home...

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05646Copy.jpg)

Seat off and prep to remove oem tank

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05647Copy.jpg)

Very clever to use engine mounting bolts for anchor bobbins, RHS front bolt and LHS is the rear

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05650Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05662Copy.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05663Copy.jpg)

Rear anchor points

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05653Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05655Copy.jpg)

Fuel line supports and Y-piece variation

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05667Copy.jpg)

Proper Adventure bike - cool

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05661Copy.jpg)

Sleek front profile, notice different height of lobes

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05669Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05671Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05670Copy.jpg)

And the carefully thought out provision for the optional oil cooler. This probably reduces the tank capacity by 0.75l

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05668Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 01, 2012, 06:34:30 pm
Also fitted Jimbo's tool box - keeps weight low down, cheap n easy and out of harms way.
And wrapped the exhaust header to prevent burning holes in my overpants

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05664.jpg)

Neccesity required a Pooratech plan for mounting my 60CSx GPS. Alu plate, ethafoam offcuts, 2 x cable ties, some bicycle tube bands and some time with a file.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05660Copy.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/Acerbis%20Tank/DSC05659Copy.jpg)

GPS is stable over the roughest terrain, easier to read - only drawback is not seeing the 3 indicator lights in the centre of the consol. Key is also well protected from a passing snatcher.
Speedometer and rev counter still clearly visible.
  
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 01, 2012, 06:38:02 pm
Stevie, your DR is the bizniz...nice job!! :thumleft:

Now we need to go do a nice trip... :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 01, 2012, 07:07:17 pm
Velly nice Stevie! Enjoy your adventures!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 01, 2012, 10:39:05 pm
Proper adventure bike indeed!!

I'm glad you went for the acerbis and not the clark or IMS, the acerbis just seems like such a better quality tank and like you say well thought out and oh yes I think it's the sexyest looking of the bunch too.... much better looking than the OEM.

Stevie, tell me about the fuel line supports. Are they part of the kit or is this another clever idea on your part? I really like them, simple and effective, very lekker.  :thumleft:

Only one problem with your setup boet, aren't you worried that at higher speeds that your blue tartan skirt will blow up in the wind  :eek7:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 01, 2012, 10:41:27 pm
Oh yes, and where did you get the exhaust wrap from? need to get some for the DR and XR.

thanks
Allan
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 02, 2012, 09:48:30 am
Proper adventure bike indeed!!

I'm glad you went for the acerbis and not the clark or IMS, the acerbis just seems like such a better quality tank and like you say well thought out and oh yes I think it's the sexyest looking of the bunch too.... much better looking than the OEM.

Stevie, tell me about the fuel line supports. Are they part of the kit or is this another clever idea on your part? I really like them, simple and effective, very lekker.  :thumleft:

Only one problem with your setup boet, aren't you worried that at higher speeds that your blue tartan skirt will blow up in the wind  :eek7:


Hey Alli, cannot take credit for the fuel line supports - once again all credit to Jimbo, basically flat alu plate bent like a fish hook and a 4 or 6mm hole drilled in the top. These are then bolted down via the rear valve cover bolts. Just measure the correct length of the alu. They do get warm but the fuel line handles it no problem.

As for the tartan skirt - "Braveheart" was never scared of a bit of a draught  ;D




Oh yes, and where did you get the exhaust wrap from? need to get some for the DR and XR.

thanks
Allan

Exhaust tape bought from ATS motorsport http://www.ats-motorsport.co.za/contact.asp
Not cheap - R513-00 for 15m roll. 1" and 2" x widths available, white and black. we opted for the 2" black and used about 3m to wrap the DR header - double wrap. Started and finished under the heat shield.
Tip: wet the wrap before starting, lekker messy and smokes like crazy for the first 15 minutes.
It still gets very hot, but not as hot as the bare metal of the header.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 02, 2012, 10:03:06 am
Just an observation re the extra weight and capacity.
Although the specs say the tank hold 16L, I only managed to get 14.6L in  ??? ???
The tank needs to be full and the breather pipe blocked off and then left in the sun, the tank expands and then allows 16L capacity.

Even with only the 14.6L in the extra weight is quite noticeable, so bear it in mind with the 22L XR tanks.

The tank does offer some extra leg/wind protection over the OEM tank - and it looks sexy  :mwink: :mwink:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 02, 2012, 08:18:54 pm
Eish, that Jimbo is too kleva né.  Hope you don't mind if I post your pic of the fish hooks up on the Advrider DR350 thread ?, I think they might appreciate it.

"Exhaust tape bought from ATS motorsport http://www.ats-motorsport.co.za/contact.asp"
Thanks, I know about them, posted the same link to someone else who was looking for exhaust wrap, just haven't been there myself. I'm going to need it for my XR and DR and my mates XRL so 15m should be more than enough.

As for the tank I've heard of guys filling it up with hot water and then pressurizing it, I know they get 25l from a 22l tank, that was down in OZ for their Safari rally for the extra long sections.
Might be worth a try if baking it in the sun doesn't get you the results you're after.

Yip, I know about the weight of the extra fuel, even my fat arse KLR feels different with a full tank than an empty one. My XR600 also has the 22l acerbis and is about the same weight as the DR. Only difference is the XR needs it full because it drinks fuel like a V8, 10.5Km/l (am working on the jetting though so hopefully will get it a bit better)
With the DR's better fuel economy I won't have to fill it up till i need the extra range.

14.6l!!! I think you should ask for 1.4l of discount.   :pot:

Och aye and up your kilt laddie.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 05, 2012, 09:19:40 pm
Hi Stevie

Quick question regarding your new tank fitment. Does the new Acerbis tank still use the 2 standard rubber on the side of the frame or are they left off?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 06, 2012, 09:56:10 am
Hi Stevie

Quick question regarding your new tank fitment. Does the new Acerbis tank still use the 2 standard rubber on the side of the frame or are they left off?


Herms, not used, oem frame rubbers go into the spares box.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 06, 2012, 04:54:44 pm
Thanks Stevie!

I think I'm gonna go with the 16l tank, I like the look more. So my new 22lt is up for sale....R1500.

If you know of anyone interested I'd appreciate the help.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 06, 2012, 06:44:14 pm
n 16l tenk? Jyt dan nog nie eers n standaard tenk leeg gery vandat jy die fiets van my af n jaar terug gekoop het nie
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 06, 2012, 07:10:19 pm
n 16l tenk? Jyt dan nog nie eers n standaard tenk leeg gery vandat jy die fiets van my af n jaar terug gekoop het nie

Jip, dis waar. Ook maar goed so, anders het ek die clutch basket in die pad opgetel.

Ek's amper klaer met die rebuild, kan nie wag om weer op die pad te wees nie, dis die langste wat ek nog sonder 'n bike was.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 06, 2012, 08:39:17 pm
Herms

First dibs on tank please.

Pm sent
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 07, 2012, 04:57:42 pm
Thanks for all the interest guys, I appreciate all the help.

Tank sold to Alli.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 07, 2012, 10:50:11 pm
Thanks Herms.  :thumleft:

Dogboxelectric is pretty chuffed, he's got the clark tank but not happy with the way it doesn't seem to channel the air properly over the head and was thinking of poorateching the OEM shrouds onto it to help. (XR650l) and the extra range is welcomed.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 08, 2012, 09:11:05 am
 :laughing4:@Herms
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 08, 2012, 01:01:36 pm
Cool Alli, a pleasure dealing with you....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 08, 2012, 02:38:01 pm
hier is n biekie insperasie vir die Dr bouers...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 08, 2012, 03:51:41 pm
Wow.... I likey

I'd love a headlight like that!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 09, 2012, 01:52:05 pm
Likewise Herms.

Thats Distech's bike over on advrider, very lekker bike and very modified, as far as I know those are trail tech lights, kind of the look I'm trying to get with my build (can't afford the lights so poorateched mine)
Very good read. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528784
But totally out of my budget though.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 16, 2012, 07:09:56 am
My DR has finally arrived home!!!  :biggrin:

She has a bit of work on here, but she goes well.  :ricky:

Very happy!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on July 16, 2012, 09:40:57 am
DJ, I can give you a list of things to check and service on your DR if you want to come and write them down. 

Good luck with the DR350.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 16, 2012, 09:48:55 am
DJ, I can give you a list of things to check and service on your DR if you want to come and write them down. 

Good luck with the DR350.

Great, thanks Jimbo.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 16, 2012, 01:54:20 pm
Hi guys,

The decompression lever and cable is missing on my DR, anyone know where I could get a replacement?

Suzuki SA don't have stock of the cable, if I could get a sample, I'm sure I could have the cable made up locally.

The lever looks almost like a bicycle brake lever.

Thanks,
Dale
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 16, 2012, 04:07:02 pm
DJ for starters try Startline in edenvale, they might have a generic decomp lever that you could use, if they don't have the original.
Also it might be better to ask for a cable for the DR250S, same cable but the 250 was officially imported so a lot of places will have spares for that but not even know that there was a 350.

http://www.startline.co.za/contact.html
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on July 16, 2012, 04:14:48 pm
Oh yes, many of the MX bikes come out with a "hot start" lever, so if you don't come right at startline (or suzuki) you can ask any off road bike shop for a "hot start" lever and make your own from there.

Or there's always eBay, takes time though.

Another option though, is to lend mine, till you have got one for yourself, then you can ride while you have a cable made up, or wait for your eBay cable.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on July 18, 2012, 09:00:20 pm
@DJ
Sit n fototjie op dat ons kan sien hoe die DR lyk. Dis iets wat ons almal hier by die 350 club sal geniet.
 Jy moet hom voor die Thumper bash klaar he ne. Calitzdorp is die perfekte plek om met n DR te explore.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 20, 2012, 02:33:02 pm
Did the valve clearances and cleaned/set the carb last night with Stevie and JIMBO, checked a few other things too...Thanks Stevie and JIMBO for all your help and advice.  :thumleft:

She is going much better now  :ricky:

@Berty77
Stevie took some pics
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 24, 2012, 10:07:51 am
Anyone got a lead on a rear brake disc? The rear disc is...well...not good.

Also gonna need new brake pads for the rear and front pretty soon too.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on July 28, 2012, 06:04:32 pm
Jimbo and I replaced our non existent bump stops in the rear shocks. The biggest problem was removing the U-bracket and the bolt on  the shaft.
My spring was set too soft but rectified that with re-assembly. Ride height was improved and ride quality way better, handling more direct and responsive.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 28, 2012, 06:49:18 pm
Stevie

You should consider having the shock part serviced, and revalved for your weight. ;D

All my older DRs' shocks that needed new bump stops, were send to MP Custom Valve for a rebuild and revalve.

Unless you are a light weight (like a Jap) you need to revalve it anyway!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on July 31, 2012, 09:24:50 am
Did some maintenance on my DR this weekend...

Oil and oil filter change.
Fitted new kick start spring.
Bled the rear brake.
Fitted a new clutch lever and grips.
Fitted new rear indicators.

Checked the front sprocket...it was a 11T  :o never seen such a small sprocket...and the chain has been shortened  ??? to accommodate the small sprocket...rear wheel axle is all the way forward.

To do:
Change front sprocket to a 15T and add more links to the chain. (Thanks Stevie)
Bleed front brake.
Fit new numberplate.
Replace for oil.
Grease all hinge points.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 07, 2012, 12:58:23 pm
Changed my D606 120/90/18 - got 8500 km's. Could probably squeeze another 500-1000 kays out of it, wearing very slowly towards the end.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on August 07, 2012, 05:03:31 pm
Wow, 8500Km is really good for a nobbly, how much of that was tar?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 07, 2012, 10:34:26 pm
Wow, 8500Km is really good for a nobbly, how much of that was tar?

Quite a lot actually, I would say 40 - 50%.
It may also be the 350's that are not putting too much power down, mate with a DRZ400 ripped a few knobs off his new 606. He changed to T52's I think.
D606's have performed well, so I have 2 new rears in the grudge.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 09, 2012, 09:31:27 pm
D606 After 8.5K

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/060.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/059.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on August 09, 2012, 09:35:32 pm
Some pics of DJ's scoot when we did some settings.

Note the steering lock is on the opposite side

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/026.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/024.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/027.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa358/seanstevens17/025.jpg)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on August 10, 2012, 06:56:06 pm
Wow, 8500Km is really good for a nobbly, how much of that was tar?

Quite a lot actually, I would say 40 - 50%.
It may also be the 350's that are not putting too much power down, mate with a DRZ400 ripped a few knobs off his new 606. He changed to T52's I think.
D606's have performed well, so I have 2 new rears in the grudge.

Also, running the correct pressure helps, which it seems you are.

Problem is, I've heard that dunlop isn't going to bring in any more D606's. So we will have to find a new nobbly if that is true, maybe T63's?, not sure yet.
Good thing you've got a spare set.



"Some pics of DJ's scoot when we did some settings.

Note the steering lock is on the opposite side"

Must be that the Kick start versions have it on the left, mine too, I didn't know the E bikes had it on the right. You live and learn,Eh!.

Dale, how's the kicking going? Are you able to start her easier now?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on August 13, 2012, 03:43:25 pm

Dale, how's the kicking going? Are you able to start her easier now?


Hey alli, she is starting a lot easier now, but I haven't fitted the decomp lever yet. Will get round to it this week.  :thumleft:

She looks a bit better than the pics posted by Stevie now, will post some updated pics soon.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on September 10, 2012, 09:27:13 am
Here's a pic of a Dakar ready DR350...Looks awesome.   :drif:  :thumleft:

Acerbis XR400 tank (I think), Gilera SAEL fairing with a few modifications, custom made rear gas tanks, Circuit rear fender with an universal plastic license plate support, Honda NX400 front fender.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on September 11, 2012, 07:22:11 am
Flippen ASUM!!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 13, 2012, 07:51:01 am

Dale, how's the kicking going? Are you able to start her easier now?


Hey alli, she is starting a lot easier now, but I haven't fitted the decomp lever yet. Will get round to it this week.  :thumleft:

She looks a bit better than the pics posted by Stevie now, will post some updated pics soon.

... ok, so how long is soon????



I have been doing some routine maintenance in anticipation of the 2012 Volcano run with Jimbo.
Re-grease all suspension joints, bearings and axle shafts
Normal Oil and filter change
Changed fork oil, and looking at what came out of the forks this is very important, don't overlook it if you want the seals to last!!! (Should be done every 5000km)
Oiled the clutch cable (which is fairly new 10 months) and the difference is more than noticeable
Cleaned and re-greased the speedo pick-up and cable

I still need to check spokes, change brake fluid and a bit of faffing, but other than - ready to roll
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on October 01, 2012, 02:42:22 pm
Latest pics of my DR with new Acerbis handguards, "new" tyres, etc, etc... :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: superfoxi on October 18, 2012, 01:02:01 pm
A friend of mine is looking for a stock (small) DR350 fuel tank.
Anybody?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on October 18, 2012, 01:09:25 pm
A friend of mine is looking for a stock (small) DR350 fuel tank.
Anybody?

PM sent.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on October 24, 2012, 03:54:30 pm
A friend of mine is looking for a stock (small) DR350 fuel tank.
Anybody?

I have 2, he is welcome to have one.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on October 25, 2012, 07:19:57 am
I have been commuting with my DR for the last 3 days, really enjoying it, getting 22,4 km/l.  :ricky:

I am also looking for a stock DR exhaust, if anyone has any leads please PM me.

Thanks.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: pielas on November 05, 2012, 12:02:12 pm
Hi guys. Never been on this thread, but will start reading through it quite soon,
I have the DR650 and want something a bit smaller but as reliable. I have a CRF 250X frame with shock, swingarm lying in my garage, and I am seriously considering putting a DR 350 engine into it .

Is there any DR 350 riders in Centurion area? I would like to, if possible, take some measurements of your engine and check out the mountings, etc.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 05, 2012, 05:19:56 pm
Yoh, you are looking for hens teeth.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on November 06, 2012, 10:25:13 am
Pielas

As far as I know the honda CRF250x is a wet sump bike, the suzuki DR350 is a dry sump,(oil is held mainly in the bike frame) which will mean you will have to build an external oil tank to house the oil.

Might be better if you found an equivalent wet sump engine to fit.

Oh, and as Berty says,  "hens teeth"   The DR350 is a pretty rare bike in SA.(DR250 much more common)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on November 06, 2012, 10:27:37 am
 :thumleft:

Finally got my engine back.

Will start putting it all together soon  :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 06, 2012, 12:01:17 pm
It's about time - you and Herms are draggin' heels....... :pot:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 06, 2012, 06:46:49 pm
quote Stevie :pot:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 06, 2012, 06:47:40 pm
It's about time - you and Herms are draggin' heels....... :pot:
yep, I bought a WR, put 3000km on it, sold it, bought a DL650, All while they were fidling with the motors, ai.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: alli on November 06, 2012, 10:30:03 pm
GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME (thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it)  :mwink:

Honestly, I asked a friend to take a pic of my house and send it to me so I can remember what it looks like.

I have been slowly putting it all back together over the last two days, engine back in frame, suspension and engine mountings torqued,brand new rear tyre and 2nd hand good front on(stole the ones on there for my XR) and fitted the wheels front and back, so now have a rolling chassis.

This is the first time I've rebuilt a bike, so taking it easy and double checking everything.

Wish me luck boys, shouldn't be too long now.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: pielas on November 07, 2012, 02:16:31 pm
Yoh, you are looking for hens teeth.

Ha, but I know where a hen got kicked in the mouth and lost some teeth. Not sure of their condition though, probably hasn't run in 10 + years
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 07, 2012, 03:37:41 pm
@Pielies, make damn sure that head is in a good condition. Thats about the only weakness of the treefirdie.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 07, 2012, 09:24:03 pm
Yoh, you are looking for hens teeth.

Ha, but I know where a hen got kicked in the mouth and lost some teeth. Not sure of their condition though, probably hasn't run in 10 + years

sounds interesting...... :sip:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: pielas on November 12, 2012, 11:50:09 am
Will confirm and post here what I find. Can only do this after Christmas though, sorry
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on November 20, 2012, 03:59:40 pm
Got an Acerbis XR400 long range tank, with Stevie's help we are going to fabricate mounting brackets ...  ;D

Pic shows Stevie checking check all clearances and measurements...  :thumleft:

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on November 26, 2012, 07:51:19 am
Got the XR tank fitted, a HUGE thanks to Stevie for everything!!  :thumleft:

Now I should get around 450km range...  :ricky:

Some pics of the fitment:

1. Original tank mounts,
2/9. RH "new" tank mount
3/4. Comparison between the Acerbis XR tank and the Acerbis DR tank
5. Cockpit view, XR tank
6. Cockpit view, DR tank
7/8. LH tank mount

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: JIMBO on November 27, 2012, 08:05:59 pm
Hey DJ, it looks like you will be able to do some real riding now. 
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on December 05, 2012, 07:27:08 am
Filled up today, did a whopping 450km with the new tank!!  :ricky:

Consumption wasn't too good though at 20.5km/l, but hey I'm still smiling.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on December 05, 2012, 07:52:29 am
I believe the new Beta Alp 4.0 uses the the DR350 motor!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 05, 2012, 08:39:51 am
befonk! Looks like there will be a few 441 and 385 kits sold in the US again, which means a few more parts available again state side. Good to see.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on February 28, 2013, 11:14:25 am
Hey guys,

My bike is using quite a bit of oil (I think about 100ml/100km)  :o , I was initially planning on just honing the barrel and replacing the rings and valve stem seals, but I have been advised to rather bore the barrel 1 oversize and replace the piston and rings, I was looking at the Wiseco PK1673 80.00 mm 10.5:1 Compression Motorcycle Piston Kit with Top-End Gasket Kit...any thoughts?

The cost to re-bore the barrel is about R380 at MPPE in Honeydew.

Thanks,
Dale
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on March 01, 2013, 01:44:28 pm
Hey fellow DR350 riders,

There are 3 guys traveling from Edinbrugh to Cape Town on DR350's (a 1993 Suzuki DR350S, a 1995 Suzuki DR350S and a 1998 Suzuki DR350 SE)...follow their progress on http://www.facebook.com/WildTracksInAfrica and http://my.yb.tl/wildtracks/

Cheers,
Dale
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on March 01, 2013, 06:09:21 pm
the extra compression gives a nice boost to power, most dr riders on this thread prefer it standard. Remember to put in bigger jets aswell.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on March 02, 2013, 08:26:34 am
DJ

What is the capacity of the Acerbis DR tank? ???

Are you planning to pass the old tank on?  :thumleft:

Maybe it could work on my wife's DR 250 Djebel? ???

Regards

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on April 02, 2013, 10:39:05 am
Stripped the motor this weekend...lucky for me the barrel and piston still look good, did a rough measurement and everything still looks with spec  ;D. Going to have the barrel professionally measured tomorrow and if all is within spec I will have the barrel honed and order new rings/seals and gaskets.

Will also check the fork oil, lube the clutch and throttle cables and grease the rear swing arm while the bike is out of commission.

Will post some pics later.

Oh ja...also looking for a stock muffler, if anyone sees or hears of one please let me know...Thanks
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on April 03, 2013, 08:28:08 pm
Try to get a stock RMZ/X 250/450 pype, still quieter than aftermarket pypes but better flow than a stndard DR pype, and only weighs 1/5 of the stocker. And looks very modern with a new set of Acerbis plastics and fenders with a Led rear light and those round offroad front lights.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on April 05, 2013, 12:19:40 pm
Head went to Bikeworx/Suzuki Central on Tuesday to have the valves lapped and re-seated as well as new valve stem seals fitted, they will also hone the cylinder.

Ordered parts from Dirtstyle Suzuki on Wednesday too and they have parts already...  :thumleft: Well done Suzuki!!!
 
Got some bad news from them today...the head has a crack near the spark plug.  :'(

Head is going to an engineering shop to be welded, etc, etc...more moola...eish!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 06, 2013, 01:09:29 pm
DJ

Handed the DR 250 Djebel cannister in at the PO yesterday.

Should be with you by Wednesday.

I gutted the original on my wife's bike. The one I sent you was was my spare, with compliments of Louis Xander. If you ever don't need it anymore, pse keep it as a spare! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Dusty Rusty on April 22, 2013, 01:38:03 pm
http://www.carlsalter.com/suzuki-service-manuals.asp

Kyk daar, dit lyk my daar's 'n free download vir die DR 350

 :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 22, 2013, 07:08:28 pm
Seen in my area! I like! I want! :thumleft:

2001 Model DR 350 SE, with 11 000 kms on the clock. Owner does not want to sell, yet! :)

Were these the last DR 350s available in SA?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 22, 2013, 08:48:42 pm
Most probably yes but as far as I know last year of manufacture was 1999. Check the Vin plate for month and year of manf.
...which area were you in again....?????  >:D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 22, 2013, 08:57:27 pm
Henk, kyk op die voorste rempyp, jy sal die jaar v produksie daarop sien 6/99 of iets dergliks. Hy lyk damn ok. Nog net wittes vantevore gesien.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 22, 2013, 09:11:41 pm
When I Googled the DR 350's specs, the black model was indicated as the 2001 model. ???

I actually met the owner, without nothing knowing it was his bike.

I have been back twice to locate the owner, without luck, but did get the phone number, when asking around. :thumleft:

Will phone him asap! (tomorrow)  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 22, 2013, 09:23:34 pm
I am not really bothered about the year model. :thumleft:

The kms and condition are worth killing for! >:D

The rider is an elderly gentleman, and met him where he was working on a vintage car. The bike was parked at another spot, and I never associated the old man with the DR! ???

I left a note between the seat and tank (visible on the photo), which was removed and put on a table next to the bike. When I was there the following day, the bike was parked at the vintage car, but no sign of the owner. No call from the the owner. I will definitaly have to do some convincing to get it :ricky:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 22, 2013, 09:40:47 pm
Henk, kyk op die voorste rempyp, jy sal die jaar v produksie daarop sien 6/99 of iets dergliks. Hy lyk damn ok. Nog net wittes vantevore gesien.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on April 22, 2013, 09:57:33 pm
Will be great if you can get it Henk - best bike you'll ever own...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on April 23, 2013, 08:55:52 am
Will be great if you can get it Henk - best bike you'll ever own...

I agree 100%  :thumleft:

The bike looks great Henk, good luck!!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DJ on April 23, 2013, 09:35:47 am
DJ

Handed the DR 250 Djebel cannister in at the PO yesterday.

Should be with you by Wednesday.

I gutted the original on my wife's bike. The one I sent you was was my spare, with compliments of Louis Xander. If you ever don't need it anymore, pse keep it as a spare! :thumleft:

BTW, can you perhaps take a pic of the bracket where the exhaust mounts to the frame please...will need to fabricate a bracket.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DeepBass9 on April 23, 2013, 02:03:13 pm
http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-motorcycles-scooters-in-hermanus/suzuki-dr350-model-1991-for-sale-468758643
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 23, 2013, 08:28:14 pm
Will be great if you can get it Henk - best bike you'll ever own...
:thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 23, 2013, 08:29:45 pm
DJ

Handed the DR 250 Djebel cannister in at the PO yesterday.

Should be with you by Wednesday.

I gutted the original on my wife's bike. The one I sent you was was my spare, with compliments of Louis Xander. If you ever don't need it anymore, pse keep it as a spare! :thumleft:

Will do that Dale! :thumleft:

BTW, can you perhaps take a pic of the bracket where the exhaust mounts to the frame please...will need to fabricate a bracket.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on April 23, 2013, 08:34:13 pm
http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-motorcycles-scooters-in-hermanus/suzuki-dr350-model-1991-for-sale-468758643


Thanks DB9! :thumleft:

Would prefer an e-start model. ;)

Does this one have upside down forks? Which model had them?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on April 23, 2013, 08:55:59 pm
USD Het jy gekry op die DR250SE. Single cam, kick start race bike. Geen battery gehad nie. Vurke gedeel met die RMX250 2t bike v daai tyd. Het een gehad wat gesteel is. Moerse nice fiets geweea!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on July 23, 2013, 06:30:55 pm
Waar is almal?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 23, 2013, 07:36:49 pm
Waar is almal?

Net hier! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: sidetrack on July 23, 2013, 07:59:04 pm
Seen in my area! I like! I want! :thumleft:

2001 Model DR 350 SE, with 11 000 kms on the clock. Owner does not want to sell, yet! :)

Were these the last DR 350s available in SA?

I had a 2001 DRZ400 which was the follow up to the DR350, maybe it was made in 2000 but registered in 2001. Or a grey model registered in SA in 2001 ?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: lecap on July 24, 2013, 10:50:59 am
The DR350S was introduced in 1990

The DR350 (without S) Enduro followed in 1991. Plastic tank, different carb, better suspension, no flickers.
1992 saw the introduction of the SHC seat height control on the fly. As far as I know this was only available in 1992 and 1993 models (?)

In 1994 the DR350S was replaced by the electric start SE. The Enduro remained available unchanged.

The Enduro was finally discontinued at the end of the 1999 model year. The DRZ 400 replaced it in 2000

The SE seems to have been available until 2001.

Le Cap Motorcycle Hire did use DR350 (before my time) but they apparently weren't up to the task and the engines did not last anywhere near as well as the 650's.

http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-motorcycles-scooters-in-hermanus/suzuki-dr350-model-1991-for-sale-468758643 (http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-motorcycles-scooters-in-hermanus/suzuki-dr350-model-1991-for-sale-468758643)


Thanks DB9! :thumleft:

Would prefer an e-start model. ;)

Does this one have upside down forks? Which model had them?

The USD forks were fitted to one of the Japanese market DR250RS models in the mid to late 1990's. The DR250RS as far as I know was never sold outside of Japan (maybe NZ?) and few seem to have made it to SA as a second hand imports. The DR250RS has lots in common with the DRZ250 and the Djebel 250 (same engine & frame) but has nothing to do with the earlier single cam DR250.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LoopSoosStroop on September 05, 2013, 10:13:46 am
Anyone know of a DR 350 for sale? I want one.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 05, 2013, 11:55:58 am
Anyone know of a DR 350 for sale? I want one.



There may be one coming up for sale but it is still shrouded in secrecy :glasses7:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on September 05, 2013, 09:17:01 pm
Anyone know of a DR 350 for sale? I want one.



There may be one coming up for sale but it is still shrouded in secrecy :glasses7:
:patch:
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on September 16, 2013, 01:06:30 pm
If anyone needs some DR350 gaskets, I have a stator cover gasket and a main casing gasket left over from my rebuilding projects.
Gaskets are new, unused and will fit kick starting models only.

Alli's got first option, otherwise free to whoever want it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 16, 2013, 01:12:03 pm
...talk to me about that oil cooler ...
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 04, 2013, 07:50:19 am
Hi Gents

I have officially joined the party this weekend.  I was lucky enough to buy Herms bike.  One or 2 small things to sort out which he told me about but overall very happy!  One could not ask for a better person to buy a bike from.

On the list... steering head bearings and WOT jetting.  Otherwise...  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I will more than likely be removing the Kick starter on the bike as i dont see myself using it.  If anyone is interested please send me a PM
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LoopSoosStroop on November 04, 2013, 08:47:34 am
Don't remove the kick starter!

I've had a ttr250 for a month now, and I've had to use the backup kick a few times when the going gets tough and the battery drains from to many restarts.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 04, 2013, 10:46:12 pm
Hi Gents

I have officially joined the party this weekend.  I was lucky enough to buy Herms bike.  One or 2 small things to sort out which he told me about but overall very happy!  One could not ask for a better person to buy a bike from.

On the list... steering head bearings and WOT jetting.  Otherwise...  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I will more than likely be removing the Kick starter on the bike as i dont see myself using it.  If anyone is interested please send me a PM

Yip I am interested...

Don't remove the kick starter!

I've had a ttr250 for a month now, and I've had to use the backup kick a few times when the going gets tough and the battery drains from to many restarts.



....ja but then it is a Yamaha after all
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 05, 2013, 08:05:05 am
Thanks Stevie, will make a call on the weekend and PM you.

Have any of you done the airbox mod?  Or do you all generally just leave it standard?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 05, 2013, 08:21:36 pm
Hey 10klr, watter een het jy gekoop? Wys n pic seblief....
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 05, 2013, 08:26:40 pm
Its a 96 dr350se. Herms second bike. Supertrapp exhaust and pumper carb. Thinking airbox is restricting the above. Ill post a pic in the am, posting from my phone
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 06, 2013, 09:47:09 am
Here she is
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 07, 2013, 10:43:16 am
Hi DR350 lovers,  does anyone know where i can get steering head bearing kit locally please?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 07, 2013, 11:12:35 am
Ja, by jou naaste Bearing man of verskaffer. Od try kyk of daar n All Balls kit is. ID/OD sal v jou bearings kan kry by jou locale bearing verskaffer.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 07, 2013, 02:59:42 pm
Dankie, sal so maak.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 10, 2013, 09:10:12 am
So with the help of a friend with a dremel tool the airbox mod was done yesterday.  Quite simple and can be done with airbox on bike as we did.

Mark out the area you want to remove, drill pilot holes in each corner, cut away and tidy up the cut as necessary.

The ride before and after marked a big improvement in throttle response all over.  The bike is running a lot better, and the bike pulls clean and strong throughout the rev range.  Worth the effort?  Definitely, especially when considering i have a pumper carb on my bike and a more free flowing exhaust than stock.  Sure, i will have to clean my air filter "more often", but i do after every dirt ride in any case.

Some pics to see how it looks... I pulled the snorkel before taking the first pic.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 10, 2013, 09:23:41 am
Get a prefilter over that spot. Will help with the collection of gunk.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 10, 2013, 09:26:34 am
Thanks for the suggestion.  Will look to see what i can find.   :thumleft:

If anybody knows of anything off hand that i can use please let me know.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 10, 2013, 09:49:26 am
I must say, ive had a number of bikes and for me, the DR350 and a bigger touring bike like the gs1150 etc make the perfect combo for the types of riding i enjoy.  Loving this little bike.

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 10, 2013, 11:18:53 am
hi 10klr, for any jetting or setup Q's, contact Jesse from Kientech. He is the well known DR350 guru from the USA, he made many race parts for that bike. I made those stunning SS guards on your scoot when I still owned it before Herms bought it in 2010. That bike had a tough life with me but was well looked after, apart from the few ballups that my ex mechanic made with the topend.

Herms, what is the current setup regarding piston and carb? Still the 385cc 10.5:1 Wiseco with CV carb that have Stage3 jets and race needle?

10klr, whats the Km's on her now?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 10, 2013, 11:20:33 am
Herms, is that the bike that gave birth to this thread?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 10, 2013, 11:21:59 am
Hi Berty

Herms did a change back to 350cc, added his pumper carb and supertrapp exhuast.  Have been chatting to Jesse already thanks.  Bike is just shy of 50k on clocks now, but only around 1500km since rebuild.

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 10, 2013, 11:23:51 am
Can look at Herms rebuild thread here :

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=74847.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=74847.0)
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 11, 2013, 08:32:38 am
Some inspiration for others to go ride.  Did a quick ride up Elandsrivier rd to see how the bike is doing.  Stopped around 20km in (where the gravel colour changes) as i had to get back for dinner... But loved the ride even though it was a quick one.  Bike handled wonderfully.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 11, 2013, 08:46:13 am
Gebruik sommer n goed ge-oliede sykous vir eers 10Klr, wat jy oor die mond vd moerse opening trek. Hy sal die ergste goete vang.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 11, 2013, 08:54:23 am
Dankie Louis, sal so maak.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 11, 2013, 03:55:24 pm
Remember to change your fork oil regularly - no more than 5000k with easy riding, sooner if going has been a bit tougher.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 11, 2013, 03:56:48 pm
Thanks Stevie

I will be doing the forks when i replace the steering head bearings.  Just waiting for stock in PE.  Will try have an answer for you tomorrow regarding the kickstarter.  Weekend ran away with me.  Apologies.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Herms on November 13, 2013, 04:58:02 pm
Glad you are enjoying the bike  :thumleft:

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on December 11, 2013, 03:33:39 pm
Hi All

May be looking at selling my bike.  Just a feeler at the moment. Its Herms bike that he did the rebuild on.  Has just been serviced 600km ago by Herms before i took delivery.  Bike has been roadworthied and is on my name.  Steering head bearings need to be replaced.  I am still waiting on stock.

Price R17500.

If anyone is interested please PM me.  The bike has pumper carb fitted, supertrapp exhuast, oil cooler, acerbis 16l tank, oil temp guage. Besides the steering head bearings bike is in great condition.  Bike is in Port Elizabeth.  Reason for selling, to do a bit of a long tour in a bit more of a rush than i would want to put this bike through. 
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on December 12, 2013, 08:04:48 am
I will also be selling off a host of spares including:

Kouba lowering links
385 kit
instrument clusters
headlight parts
standard fuel tank
etc etc

Willing to sell the lot off for R2500   Will post a for sale thread as well
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on December 12, 2013, 04:49:01 pm
So vir R20k kry jy als? Goeie deal! Watse parte van die Wiseco kit het jy?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on December 12, 2013, 04:50:42 pm
Id be happy to sell everything for 19k :)

Ill take some pics tonight.  Piston, barrel etc. 
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on December 13, 2013, 09:11:50 am
Here are some pics of the spares

Hanging on to bike for now

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: lecap on December 13, 2013, 10:54:28 pm
I'll take the shoes! They seem to be in good condition. What size and how much?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Fulltaps on December 19, 2013, 11:12:28 am
I know of someone interested in your DR, give me a call on 083 261 4286.

Thanks,
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 1armbandit on November 06, 2015, 01:14:22 pm
I recently got my hand on a Legendary DR350 stock standard. And may just be the first DR350 modded to be ridden with one hand :)
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 10Klr on November 06, 2015, 01:19:45 pm
What a beaut,  miss mine for sure!
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Berty77 on November 06, 2015, 01:44:27 pm
Beautiful '96, where did you find this fine specimen and how much$ ??
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on November 06, 2015, 02:22:31 pm
Very nice!


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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on November 06, 2015, 09:42:07 pm
It is in good condition and pulls very nicely - I did a test ride before being modded to all left hand controls - I would not like to try that now... ;)



Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on November 07, 2015, 08:38:09 am
Dis nou een bike wat ek toe oe sal koop!!

And how is the original owner who rode that bike one handed? Havent seen him for jonks!!!
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 1armbandit on November 09, 2015, 03:37:30 pm
Beautiful '96, where did you find this fine specimen and how much$ ??

ja 96 guy i bought it from is in JHB.
He bought it 2 years ago from the original owner an old toppie in PTA by the name of Braam.
Paid 23k bike just had a 7k service so in my mind i paid 17 ;)
Bike has 38 000 km on it.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: KogelRam on November 10, 2015, 09:51:54 pm
Wie kan my help ek soek n plastic tank vir my Dr250s sohc ek het all gehoor van n xr tank. Wat kan pas net brackets maak  of verander .of djebel tank ?  :lamer:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 25, 2017, 10:26:22 am
XR600/400 22L tank can be made to fit with very few challenges.

Acerbis 16L fits like a glove - import only it seems.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: katana on September 25, 2017, 10:36:07 am
Ek is ook op soek na 'n XR400 22l tank.  As daar 'n group buy gedoen word sal ek belang stel.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 25, 2017, 10:43:34 am
Did a trip to Bray mid September, some interesting fuel figures
Had to travel back to Mahikeng via Vryburg by tar to escort a DR-Z with leaking back shock.

To Bray Off-road technical and high speed Kalahari sand 23.4km/l
Mid-speed sand and 85km/h tar 27.5km/l
Mid speed 85-90km/h tar slight tail wind 35km/l
Mid speed 90-95km/h tar angled headwind 29km/l

Riding mates bikes
Yammie Tenere - no problems
Triumph XC - one tumble in the Sand-monster - no other problems
GS800 - leaking front shocks, still handled technical and sand sections - no other problems
DR-Z - rear suspension seal popped making for tricky ride in the sand. Workshop had cut the oil breather pipe and did not replace so was blowing oil over eveything
KTM 525 - great bike for the type of ride - blew the stator on the way home so had to deal with the Kom Tow Me call  :peepwall:



Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on September 25, 2017, 10:48:42 am
Ek is ook op soek na 'n XR400 22l tank.  As daar 'n group buy gedoen word sal ek belang stel.

Easier to find a XR400 than a DR350 tank locally.
Best is to import and ship with Aramex Global Shopper - they charge by weight not volume. Make sure to request a commercial invoice for customs - they are very sticky at the moment on their revenue recovery drive.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: sidetrack on September 27, 2017, 08:53:16 am
Did a trip to Bray mid September, some interesting fuel figures
Had to travel back to Mahikeng via Vryburg by tar to escort a DR-Z with leaking back shock.

To Bray Off-road technical and high speed Kalahari sand 23.4km/l
Mid-speed sand and 85km/h tar 27.5km/l
Mid speed 85-90km/h tar slight tail wind 35km/l
Mid speed 90-95km/h tar angled headwind 29km/l

Riding mates bikes
Yammie Tenere - no problems
Triumph XC - one tumble in the Sand-monster - no other problems
GS800 - leaking front shocks, still handled technical and sand sections - no other problems
DR-Z - rear suspension seal popped making for tricky ride in the sand. Workshop had cut the oil breather pipe and did not replace so was blowing oil over eveything
KTM 525 - great bike for the type of ride - blew the stator on the way home so had to deal with the Kom Tow Me call  :peepwall:
Tenere is a beast when it comes to reliability. I have been to Bray and Vanzyls twice on Tenere's and they ran like a Japanese watch  :biggrin: On the second trip the Tenere even had a oil pump working at 10% and it still ran without me even knowing it.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Drusky on January 05, 2018, 11:57:15 pm
Hi All

May be looking at selling my bike.  Just a feeler at the moment. Its Herms bike that he did the rebuild on.  Has just been serviced 600km ago by Herms before i took delivery.  Bike has been roadworthied and is on my name.  Steering head bearings need to be replaced.  I am still waiting on stock.

Price R17500.

If anyone is interested please PM me.  The bike has pumper carb fitted, supertrapp exhuast, oil cooler, acerbis 16l tank, oil temp guage. Besides the steering head bearings bike is in great condition.  Bike is in Port Elizabeth.  Reason for selling, to do a bit of a long tour in a bit more of a rush than i would want to put this bike through.
PM sent. Meh, just realized that, that is a 2013 post  :bueller:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: jacques10 on May 31, 2019, 09:22:49 pm
Keeping this thread alive....Spent some time today to clean and get little niggles in order on my DR's today.

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on May 31, 2019, 10:05:10 pm
I really love the DR250 and DR350. Had an S and Djebel stolen from me. I was heartbroken
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: jacques10 on May 31, 2019, 10:26:18 pm
I really love the DR250 and DR350. Had an S and Djebel stolen from me. I was heartbroken


Die werfetters!
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: jacques10 on June 27, 2019, 01:22:03 pm
Looking for two BST33 carbs or pumpers locally. Let me know if any.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 10:29:55 am
Seen in my area! I like! I want! :thumleft:

2001 Model DR 350 SE, with 11 000 kms on the clock. Owner does not want to sell, yet! :)

Were these the last DR 350s available in SA?
Gentlemen

It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!

It has not been ridden since 2013, so still has 11k on the clock!

I have already started stripping and cleaning it.

The bike is stock, and as complete as can be. Even the complete toolkit is still there!

The rear shock's bump stop is perished, and I will have the shock serviced at the same time.

I furthermore require a new air filter, and the carb's diaphram is slightly torn.

The airbox will have the snorkel removed for starters, and an aftermarket exhaust cannister will be sourced and fitted.

Motocomp has main and pilot jets, as well as a new needle and seet.

We have owned 4 DR 650 SEs, 4 DR 200s and a DR 250 Djebel, so really excited to get this fine specimen up and running again!

If you can assist with any parts, let me know. I also need a workshop manual in digital format. I have not been successful on the internet.

Thanking you in advance!

@Stevie

@DJ

@Berty77

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 20, 2020, 10:32:43 am
Wys hom!! :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 10:34:46 am
@LouisXander

@JIMBO

@jacques10

@Drusky

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on June 20, 2020, 10:36:00 am
Whats cooking Henk?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 10:36:05 am
@katana

@1armbandit

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 10:38:44 am
Whats cooking Henk?
Louis. Scroll up a bit.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 10:41:46 am
Wys hom!! :drif: :drif:
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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 20, 2020, 10:47:34 am
Wragtag pragtag, is dit vir jou kamermaat om mee te ry? :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 11:03:52 am
Wragtag pragtag, is dit vir jou kamermaat om mee te ry? :drif: :drif:
Chris. Sy verkies die kleiner DR 200. Agv ń nek en rugoperasie, verkies ek dat sy eerder pillion saam met my op die 990. Meer ń projek en speelding vir Pappa.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 20, 2020, 11:52:46 am
 Meer ń projek en speelding vir Pappa.

Lyk my die Nelspruit manne hou van projekte koop, ek verneem van n 990 S wat ook as "projek" in daai omtes aangeskaf is onlangs? ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 20, 2020, 03:04:09 pm
Meer ń projek en speelding vir Pappa.

Lyk my die Nelspruit manne hou van projekte koop, ek verneem van n 990 S wat ook as "projek" in daai omtes aangeskaf is onlangs? ;) 8:
Projek? Juis gewonder wat Mamma vertel is!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 05:14:53 am
Service Manual in digital format found.

Thank you @Dux for pointing me in the right direction.

Still researching and enquiring the carb diaphram and new foam filter. Carb is the Mikuni BST33SS, which is also found on the BMW 650 Funduro, in a twin set-up.

Awaiting feedback on availability and pricing from Suzuki and Pitlane in Nelspruit.

Main and pilot jets, as well as the needle and seat, are available from MotoComp in KZN.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 21, 2020, 05:31:06 am
BST 33 also found on DR 750 2off them
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on June 21, 2020, 05:35:40 am
Geluk man.

Daai 350 is di perkekte kleinbike
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 21, 2020, 06:31:11 am
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-replacement-parts/port-elizabeth/suzuki-dr-djebel-200-250-parts/1004528438330910006400309
I saw this on gumtree, spares for someone
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 09:44:49 am
BST 33 also found on DR 750 2off them
Thank you!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 09:46:09 am
Geluk man.

Daai 350 is di perkekte kleinbike
Beslis Louis! Het baie van die nice features van die 250 Djebel asook DRZ 400!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 09:46:29 am
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-replacement-parts/port-elizabeth/suzuki-dr-djebel-200-250-parts/1004528438330910006400309
I saw this on gumtree, spares for someone
Appreciate!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on June 21, 2020, 09:46:58 am
Well they substitute old DR750 twins with Yamaha Raptor 660/700 quad carbs, there's another alternative?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 09:47:50 am
Well they substitute old DR750 twins with Yamaha Raptor 660/700 quad carbs, there's another alternative?


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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 09:51:02 am
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-replacement-parts/port-elizabeth/suzuki-dr-djebel-200-250-parts/1004528438330910006400309
I saw this on gumtree, spares for someone
Track and Tar brought in the Djebel DR 250 as a grey import many years ago.

Those 250 Djebels are stunning bikes!

I'll give them a ring!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Dux on June 21, 2020, 09:54:34 am
Well they substitute old DR750 twins with Yamaha Raptor 660/700 quad carbs, there's another alternative?
FCR’s are probably a better option
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on June 21, 2020, 10:01:48 am
Too true Dux, thats what I would go for
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Dux on June 21, 2020, 10:42:17 am
Too true Dux, thats what I would go for

Lots of advantages to them , spares availability is very good and easy to tune , some other carbs on the market are tricky to get right . But for the 350 it would probably be an FCR38 from a 250 MX bike , to get the best out of it a few mods would be in order though . Across the pond in the USA they do amazing things with these bikes .
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 11:02:53 am
Too true Dux, thats what I would go for

Lots of advantages to them , spares availability is very good and easy to tune , some other carbs on the market are tricky to get right . But for the 350 it would probably be an FCR38 from a 250 MX bike , to get the best out of it a few mods would be in order though . Across the pond in the USA they do amazing things with these bikes .
Thank you Dux! Everything on this bike is in good nick, has only been standing for long.

The biggest challenge on the stock carb is the diaphram at this stage.

Will definitely chat to my buddies for the FCR!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Dux on June 21, 2020, 11:14:44 am
Too true Dux, thats what I would go for

Lots of advantages to them , spares availability is very good and easy to tune , some other carbs on the market are tricky to get right . But for the 350 it would probably be an FCR38 from a 250 MX bike , to get the best out of it a few mods would be in order though . Across the pond in the USA they do amazing things with these bikes .
Thank you Dux! Everything on this bike is in good nick, has only been standing for long.

The biggest challenge on the stock carb is the diaphram at this stage.

Will definitely chat to my buddies for the FCR!

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Don’t M-Comp have the diaphragm ?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 21, 2020, 11:30:36 am
Too true Dux, thats what I would go for

Lots of advantages to them , spares availability is very good and easy to tune , some other carbs on the market are tricky to get right . But for the 350 it would probably be an FCR38 from a 250 MX bike , to get the best out of it a few mods would be in order though . Across the pond in the USA they do amazing things with these bikes .
Thank you Dux! Everything on this bike is in good nick, has only been standing for long.

The biggest challenge on the stock carb is the diaphram at this stage.

Will definitely chat to my buddies for the FCR!

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Don’t M-Comp have the diaphragm ?
Unfortunately not.

I have enquired at our Suzuki dealer here in Nelspruit. It will be from Japan. Awaiting feedback on price and availability.





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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 22, 2020, 05:02:56 am
Well they substitute old DR750 twins with Yamaha Raptor 660/700 quad carbs, there's another alternative?
also carbs from a Funduro work, I use those then later sourced a spare set of BST's
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 06:33:57 am
Well they substitute old DR750 twins with Yamaha Raptor 660/700 quad carbs, there's another alternative?
also carbs from a Funduro work, I use those then later sourced a spare set of BST's
Now to find the elusive diaphram!

I'm prepared to wait for a new one from Japan. Awaiting feedback from the Suz dealer regarding availability and pricing.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 22, 2020, 07:39:24 am
Diaphram on carb top or on the pump, 750 has one on side of the frame, send a pic will check my stock, lots of 500 carbs cant remember if they look the same
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 07:53:19 am
Diaphram on carb top or on the pump, 750 has one on side of the frame, send a pic will check my stock, lots of 500 carbs cant remember if they look the same
The diaphram on top of the carb.

I'll take a pic, and dimensions.

Would also love a spare needle to taper, and improving the mid range.



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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 08:43:15 am
The carb, Mikuni BST33SS. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/c174c3da39df3c5e82582ec41c547b86.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 08:43:50 am
Diaphram (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/ae35821d71eb7f7b51549e9293e3e634.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 08:44:45 am
Different angle, with slide and needle. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/2ea8b62ea189e169a0de8491c1dbc889.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 08:45:13 am
Dimensions (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/a303f525fb2488d79239cc23fe89a7a6.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 08:46:16 am
Another dimension pic. The inner edge of the carb diaphram seat is at about 63mm and outer edge for the diaphram at about 69mm. The ruler increments don't appear that clear when posting on Tapatalk.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 0012 on June 22, 2020, 04:25:20 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 22, 2020, 04:28:25 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 04:37:19 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dankie Coen!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 04:38:49 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Dis die twee spruite wat hom besig hou!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 22, 2020, 04:41:22 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Dis die twee spruite wat hom besig hou!

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Ek weet net van een, het hy alweer aangeteel?!!! Apteke het seker nie voorraad in Zim. ;) ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 05:24:46 pm


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Dis die twee spruite wat hom besig hou!

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Ek weet net van een, het hy alweer aangeteel?!!! Apteke het seker nie voorraad in Zim. ;) ;) 8:
Ek hou hierdie jongman op Facebook dop!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 07:24:07 pm
Current status. Stripped and cleaned.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/b3f9ce6a694f163e325a54fc996d2a39.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 07:25:21 pm
Rear shock. Fantastic condition.

Will get a service and new bump stop. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/dcf1dd2fd3859abdddde35538f333c33.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 07:26:20 pm
Super happy with the condition of this boney! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/99946321f39189f623823d73d28239c0.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 22, 2020, 07:27:33 pm
Diaphram on carb top or on the pump, 750 has one on side of the frame, send a pic will check my stock, lots of 500 carbs cant remember if they look the same
Carb and diaphram pics posted higher up in this thread.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on June 22, 2020, 10:00:11 pm
will check tomorrow and revert
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 0012 on June 23, 2020, 08:45:54 am


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Dis die twee spruite wat hom besig hou!

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Ek weet net van een, het hy alweer aangeteel?!!! Apteke het seker nie voorraad in Zim. ;) ;) :lol8:

Hahaha ja daar't nou n dogtertjie mini-WD by gekom, in Februarie   :lol8:
En ja Henk is reg, tussen die twee spruite, en my epic DR ry in spaar tyd, bly daar min tyd oor vir werk vir n lewe, en minder vir WD  :imaposer:

Maar ek loer steeds en stadig besig met opvang.

Jammer vir die hijack, ek's nou weer by   :ricky:
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 23, 2020, 08:47:05 am
will check tomorrow and revert
Appreciate. No rush.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 23, 2020, 08:47:29 am


It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!




Lees ek hierdie nou eers, baie geluk   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Dis oorlat jy skaars is hier deesdae!! :(
Dis die twee spruite wat hom besig hou!

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Ek weet net van een, het hy alweer aangeteel?!!! Apteke het seker nie voorraad in Zim. ;) ;) 8:

Hahaha ja daar't nou n dogtertjie mini-WD by gekom, in Februarie   8:
En ja Henk is reg, tussen die twee spruite, en my epic DR ry in spaar tyd, bly daar min tyd oor vir werk vir n lewe, en minder vir WD  :imaposer:

Maar ek loer steeds en stadig besig met opvang.

Jammer vir die hijack, ek's nou weer by   :ricky:
Altyd welkom!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: 1armbandit on June 23, 2020, 09:48:11 am
Super happy with the condition of this boney! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/99946321f39189f623823d73d28239c0.jpg)

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yoh yoh this bike looks mint! and probably one of the only all black models in SA ?
Congrats. Am jealous. Love my DR but dislike its purple frame  :-[
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on June 23, 2020, 11:41:52 am
Super happy with the condition of this boney! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/99946321f39189f623823d73d28239c0.jpg)

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yoh yoh this bike looks mint! and probably one of the only all black models in SA ?
Congrats. Am jealous. Love my DR but dislike its purple frame  :-[
Thank you!

Yes, really satisfied with its condition!

Can't wait to get it up and running!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 06, 2020, 09:53:45 am
Diaphram on carb top or on the pump, 750 has one on side of the frame, send a pic will check my stock, lots of 500 carbs cant remember if they look the same
Carb and diaphram pics posted higher up in this thread.

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@DR BIG 750

Any luck yet?

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 06, 2020, 04:28:20 pm
@Jughead will assist with the carb parts I couldn't source from MotoComp.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 10, 2020, 03:46:36 pm
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-replacement-parts/port-elizabeth/suzuki-dr-djebel-200-250-parts/1004528438330910006400309
I saw this on gumtree, spares for someone
Tar & Track...Owner is Barton.

He used to import the Suzuki Djebel DRZ 250, as well as the Yamaha TTR 250 Raid as grey imports.

Barton is very helpful and will have a look in his store for items such as an oil cooler, Djebel headlight with subframe, Djebel luggage rack and Djebel fuel tank.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on July 10, 2020, 03:47:43 pm
Ek moet kyk vd DR oilcooler wat jy my destyds gestuur het
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 10, 2020, 03:49:58 pm
Ek moet kyk vd DR oilcooler wat jy my destyds gestuur het
Jou geheue is beter as myne!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: LouisXander on July 10, 2020, 03:51:31 pm
Was lank terug, sal hy help?

Dink dit was n DR200 cooler..
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on July 10, 2020, 06:24:27 pm
CP was checking carbs today appear to be different , but if you need a 500 carb , I can help
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 10, 2020, 11:11:06 pm
Was lank terug, sal hy help?

Dink dit was n DR200 cooler..
Beslis! Ook nie seker van watter DR dit afgekom het nie. Sal dit baie waardeer!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 10, 2020, 11:11:51 pm
CP was checking carbs today appear to be different , but if you need a 500 carb , I can help
Appreciate your trouble! Will that be a DR 500 carb?

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on July 11, 2020, 05:30:38 am
correct DR 500 carb
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 11, 2020, 07:24:42 am
correct DR 500 carb
Appreciate! Will let you know if I get to a dead end with this carb.

Regarding the DR 500. A friends 500, yellow with blue stripe, will that be the S, is at my place. Needs some TLC.

You don't have perhaps have original fenders, the exhaust header and cannister?

Any suggestions to revive the spokes?

Also need a gasket set for the engine.

Any leads will be appreciated!

The bike has not been stripped yet.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: DR BIG 750 on July 12, 2020, 03:04:09 am
No spare fenders or headers, spokes can polish or replate, when u polish they rust up again if left out not cleaned , have not found gasket set local end up making them up.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on July 12, 2020, 07:10:11 am
No spare fenders or headers, spokes can polish or replate, when u polish they rust up again if left out not cleaned , have not found gasket set local end up making them up.
Thank you!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 23, 2020, 11:07:31 pm
Did you get a manual? I have a PDF that should cover it - just send me your email address?

Scott


Seen in my area! I like! I want! :thumleft:

2001 Model DR 350 SE, with 11 000 kms on the clock. Owner does not want to sell, yet! :)

Were these the last DR 350s available in SA?
Gentlemen

It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!

It has not been ridden since 2013, so still has 11k on the clock!

I have already started stripping and cleaning it.

The bike is stock, and as complete as can be. Even the complete toolkit is still there!

The rear shock's bump stop is perished, and I will have the shock serviced at the same time.

I furthermore require a new air filter, and the carb's diaphram is slightly torn.

The airbox will have the snorkel removed for starters, and an aftermarket exhaust cannister will be sourced and fitted.

Motocomp has main and pilot jets, as well as a new needle and seet.

We have owned 4 DR 650 SEs, 4 DR 200s and a DR 250 Djebel, so really excited to get this fine specimen up and running again!

If you can assist with any parts, let me know. I also need a workshop manual in digital format. I have not been successful on the internet.

Thanking you in advance!

@Stevie

@DJ

@Berty77

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 23, 2020, 11:17:34 pm
Did anyone pick up any spares with Barton? I was enquiring about the Djebel headlight and rack for my DR350 - any ideas on what to pay for something like that?
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on August 24, 2020, 01:52:12 am
Did you get a manual? I have a PDF that should cover it - just send me your email address?

Scott


Seen in my area! I like! I want! :thumleft:

2001 Model DR 350 SE, with 11 000 kms on the clock. Owner does not want to sell, yet! :)

Were these the last DR 350s available in SA?
Gentlemen

It has been more than 7 years but I'm finally the proud owner of this black 1999 DR 350 SE!

It has not been ridden since 2013, so still has 11k on the clock!

I have already started stripping and cleaning it.

The bike is stock, and as complete as can be. Even the complete toolkit is still there!

The rear shock's bump stop is perished, and I will have the shock serviced at the same time.

I furthermore require a new air filter, and the carb's diaphram is slightly torn.

The airbox will have the snorkel removed for starters, and an aftermarket exhaust cannister will be sourced and fitted.

Motocomp has main and pilot jets, as well as a new needle and seet.

We have owned 4 DR 650 SEs, 4 DR 200s and a DR 250 Djebel, so really excited to get this fine specimen up and running again!

If you can assist with any parts, let me know. I also need a workshop manual in digital format. I have not been successful on the internet.

Thanking you in advance!

@Stevie

@DJ

@Berty77

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Not easy to find on the net, but did find a manual.

Actually printed it this past week and "bound" it in 50 pocket flip file.

Mine is an '99, so printed the specific SEX/SEW pages too.

I reckon I should be sorted, thank you!

Studied the contents of the areas I required information of while printing the pages one for one, and am satisfied with knowledge obtained.

The only section of the manual not required is the engine overhaul one. The engine will be serviced and valve clearances checked.

Your offer to assist is however appreciated Scott!

Which year model is yours?

Any pictures to post here?

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on August 24, 2020, 02:44:51 am
Did anyone pick up any spares with Barton? I was enquiring about the Djebel headlight and rack for my DR350 - any ideas on what to pay for something like that?
I did buy some parts from Barton.

Besides the 4 DR 650s I've owned, we've also owned 4 DR 200s, of which one was a Djebel model.

We also owned a DR 250 Djebel, with the high performance DOHC motor.

Bartin was the importer of the DR 250 Djebels back in the day.

Had a few interesting conversations with him.

He was very helpful. I for instance investigated the possibility of fitting a 17 liter DR 250 Djebel tank to the DR 350. Swopped many pics and measurements. It was longitudinally to long.

The DR 200 tank is another option, but didn't want to bother Barton any further.

Might look for a tank locally, even if it's only for a test fit.

The Honda XR 650 L is apparently the tank to get. I prefer the IMS of around 18 liters, not the Acerbis 24 liter monstrosity.

I did buy the DR 250 Djebel headlight from him. Fork thickness and width is identical, but the top yoke pinch bolt design differs. I'll have that modified at a manufacturer acquaintance.

I paid R 1500 for the headlight with frame.
The rubber at the back of the headlight housing was not to be found by Barton.

Slight surface rust on the headlight chrome ring. That will most probably receive a light sandblast and powder coated in satin black.

As an after thought I asked Barton for the DR 200 Djebel luggage rack. It is not a straight fit, so will need some modification. The same manufacturing acquaintance will sort that out. Aiming for an OEM perfect fit with powder coating in the frame colour.

Paid R 250 for it.

I have also obtain an early DRZ 400 headlight with plastic surround. The design is similar to what you'll find on a current enduro bike, with rubber fork station rubber attachment straps and a single bolt at the bottom for yoke attachment.

This is part of my effort to knock of a few kilograms off the 350!

This was bought 2nd hand, but it is basically new. Found it by change on a DR 750 Gumtree add in Durban. Paid R 500.

The last few months have consisted of sourcing and ordering parts.

Carb parts were a slight challenge, as MotoComp does not stock the CV diaphragm, needle and float bowl drain screw. Jughead ordered from BMW, as the 650 Funduro utilizes a twin BST33SS set up.

I still need to order main and pilot jets, float bowl gasket, as well as needle and seat from Andrew at MotoComp. That is all what he can supply for the BST33SS carb.

Speak to Barton regarding a Djebel headlight and rack. He has lots of spares.

I also bought a Djebel front fender from him, and he ordered me a new set aftermarket clutch and brake levers. R 160 each.

Air filters (2) were ordered from the agents, as well as a new OEM black headlight fairing.

Only received the oil filter I ordered from them so far. Around 4 weeks now.

Bought a Hi-Flo oil filter too elsewhere.

Strangely enough Suzuki had a number of bottom stearing bearings in stock at the Jhb warehouse. Eye watering price of nearly R 700 though!

Slight surface rust on the bearing from water entering through the stearing lock from washing the bike. I did clean the very slight surface rust/discolouration up with a Scot-brite pad, but it was perfect.

The inner race is 1mm different to a similar aftermarket bearing with the rubber dust/water seal available from BMG. This is typical Suzuki regarding wheel hub dust seal with and bearing race size!

I'll post some pics of progress when I have time.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 24, 2020, 08:58:12 pm
Thanks for all that info. Interesting pricing on the Djebel headlight unit and rack. A friend bought for R500 years ago, I was trying to haggle a fellow in PE down from R800, perhaps I was in the wrong!

Also with you on the weight - just seen this evening a '96 XR600 is a shade lighter than my '91 DR350. I've been drawn to the lighter bikes as I'm a small fellow but also they go further! Tempted to upgrade now.

I recently went to Andrew for a worn plastic slider in the carb - my slider has big play in it - also had to fashion my own needle too. Had ordered parts from UK but lockdown has them on hold.

I realise I should have joined this thread years ago - have many years and KMs of DR350 enjoyment under the belt now - but fairly new still to upkeep and maintenance, only having recently gotten into the bikes. Some pics attached.

About to do a 10 day West Coast trip with some mates - need to get her into shape - and and get pannier racks sorted. Any advice there would be helpful but trying to go custom and super simple.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 24, 2020, 08:59:12 pm
Another from Wuppertal / Cederburg trip.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on August 24, 2020, 09:14:43 pm
Very nice!

What fuel tank is fitted to yours?

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 25, 2020, 12:04:40 pm
Hi. It's a 12l Acerbis tank I think for a Honda XR. I bought it fairly blind in the UK, just made it work by adding new larger pegs on the frame to hold it in place.
Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on August 26, 2020, 08:24:19 pm
Hi. It's a 12l Acerbis tank I think for a Honda XR. I bought it fairly blind in the UK, just made it work by adding new larger pegs on the frame to hold it in place.
Thank you!

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: onspecial on August 29, 2020, 07:31:55 pm
Looking for Mikuni BST33 carb spares and a right hand side plastic side panel for a 1991 DR350 S (the kickstart) Any other spares also of interest.

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 05, 2020, 06:14:03 pm
So I've been under a rock -  missed all the fun here...

CP congrats on the DR, I remember seeing the ad for this bike.

Remember to regularly (read 5k km) service the front forks and change fork oil and fork seals will not be a problem.

I'm sitting with 3 DR350's in the garage now, 4 when my son brings his around  ;D

Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 05, 2020, 06:24:47 pm
Took the youngsters on a trip to Bray in November to watch the RWC final. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/226eecf480a2072e4c7c492db96d8326.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/ebc3b495ca9ec9b17842db281913b20c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/9f0466182ca44b86355d7d7f5eb547d4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/3e3cd78f79268c59dfcbd148e90ba5d7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/073a236bba12b6bc3e99fc819937ca07.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/3fec3c72f4b3f0fd31a125d6d414a0eb.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: Stevie on October 05, 2020, 06:30:09 pm
Outride to Breeds Nek last week where the 350's outnumbered all the other brands (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201005/60f91f5b5732c2b74219510964f3fbe9.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on October 06, 2020, 12:46:23 am
So I've been under a rock -  missed all the fun here...

CP congrats on the DR, I remember seeing the ad for this bike.

Remember to regularly (read 5k km) service the front forks and change fork oil and fork seals will not be a problem.

I'm sitting with 3 DR350's in the garage now, 4 when my son brings his around  ;D
Thank you Stevie!

The bike is still in a stripped condition, mostly for major service purposes.

Yes, I will do the fork service and have the rear shock done.

Air filter was perished. Ordered and received 2 new ones from the agents. Pricey.

New rubber, tubes and spoke rubber fitted. Spokes tensioned and rims trued.

Bearings still perfect, added some grease with new dust seals.

I have obtained a Djebel 250 headlight, as well as a DRZ 400 headlight cowl and headlight,for experimenting on different looks.

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Title: Re: The Suzuki DR350 Thread
Post by: chopperpilot on October 06, 2020, 12:51:18 am
Looking for Mikuni BST33 carb spares and a right hand side plastic side panel for a 1991 DR350 S (the kickstart) Any other spares also of interest.
Carb spares can be obtained from MotoComp and BMW, as the 650 Funduro had two BST33SS carbs.

Side panels are super scarce. Try the agents. Some body panels are still available. Pricey of course.

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