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The Suzuki DR350 Thread
« 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.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 11:23:11 am by Berty77 »
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #1 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.
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 11:45:06 am »
Kan DR250's ook hier inklim?
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #3 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. 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 04:03:07 pm »
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Yipeee - I'm here, will be squatting here full time  

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 03:29:21 pm »
DR350 specs.........
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 04:57:01 pm »
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 05:04:30 pm »
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 05:13:53 pm »
Ek is bly om te sien jy hou hom. Dis regtig great bikes, die DR reeks.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 05:25:39 pm »
Besigheid was ma bra stil die winter. Moet maar my geldjies mooi tel nou.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #11 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:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #12 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:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #13 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....?????   ::) ::)
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 04:38:56 pm »
I will have a look... will let you know...
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #19 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.......
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