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Offline Berty77

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #101 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 throttle position to the main only covers from up to wide open.  My performance needle has 5 adjustment grooves for doing this, it is $15.00.
Jesse
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #102 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #103 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:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #104 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:

 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #105 on: February 25, 2011, 08:02:37 pm »
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #106 on: March 02, 2011, 11:03:02 pm »
Herms, het jy toe daai 350 gekry? Wys ons hoe lyk hy toe?
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 03, 2011, 12:30:44 pm »
... I'm confused, what have the aliens done with Ninja 777.....?????

                            ??? ???
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 03, 2011, 01:37:00 pm »
is die ninja op toer? Saam met die antwoord?
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #109 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!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #110 on: March 03, 2011, 08:45:30 pm »
Sjoe, ons het net begin worry!!! :)
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #111 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
 
 
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #112 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #113 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!!!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #115 on: March 07, 2011, 10:44:46 pm »
Boet, los al die fieterjasies en koop nou daai Acerbis tenk - R /$ = 6-90!!!  :patch:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #116 on: March 08, 2011, 08:06:33 am »
Tel him Steve!!! Koop die vooken Acerbis ding nou!!!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #117 on: March 08, 2011, 09:15:12 pm »
 :laughing4: :imaposer: ;D
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #118 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.   
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #119 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.
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