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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #40 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

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #41 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
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #42 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. 
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #43 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:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2010, 09:45:43 pm by Stevie »
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #45 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

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E-bay again, search under "gps dustproof handlebar bag" or any variations.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #46 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #47 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??
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #48 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?? 




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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #49 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #50 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???
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #51 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!
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #52 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??

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #53 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?
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #55 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??
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #57 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:
 

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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2010, 04:44:19 pm »
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Re: The OFFICIAL S.A. Suzuki DR350 Thread
« Reply #59 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!
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