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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #160 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #161 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??
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #162 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.
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« Reply #163 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.
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #164 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #165 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.
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« Reply #166 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.

 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #167 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 10, 2011, 08:30:55 pm »
Dankie farken tog daarvoor!! Jy was maar stil, is die KLR so k@k?  :pot:
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #169 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:
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 12, 2011, 05:59:02 pm »
Jy't nou genoeg tyd gehad, pas daai XR tenk???   :deal:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #171 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 14, 2011, 08:18:51 am »
Dis beter, nou lyk hy weer reg!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #173 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #174 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
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #175 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.


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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #176 on: May 15, 2011, 10:55:38 am »
Ja nee, dis seker die coolest DR350 in SA!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #177 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
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #178 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #179 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

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