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Old 03-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #1
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'99 DR350SE Resurrection Thread

As I'm in an office job now I have more free time to wander the interwebs, so I found myself in my old stomping grounds of ADV Rider. This forum is an excellent source of information but beyond that some of the ride reports are indescribable. In particular I found the thread linked below which details a mans trip around the world for an unforeseen amount of time. I am a photographer at heart, and the photos this man provides are unbelievable. If you need to kill some time or are looking for some wanderlust motivation this will do it.

http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...sible.1111160/

So along with Solracers comments that we need more build threads and my own desire to do more dual sporting and one day wander the globe on a motorcycle. I decided to dig this bike out of the garage and get it legal again.

Back Story:
I bought this bike when I was 24 after I sold my Honda Prelude as I knew I wanted a dual sport to search out new trails and riding spots in the area. I picked up the bike for $2350 from a nice lady in the memorial area. I happily rode the bike for 2-3 years and then started having kids and a more professional career and it was merely a beer run and occasional play bike. So

So now ten years later, 34 years old, two mortgages, three kids and multiple jobs I am ready to get this thing back on the road and do some upgrades. It was always a very capable bike off road on single track, mud holes, bayous and pretty much anywhere I pointed it.

In 2016 Magicman did an clutch job and carb clean and I rode it for a few weeks before it got a flat rear and dead battery, so it was foolishly parked.

Here it is in a sad state, sleeping the long sleep in my garage.


Looking a little more promising.


And isn't this depressing.


So lets get this naked.


So I have purchased and obtained an OEM fuel petcock from Bill at Cycle Shack who always gives out the MH discount, a new CH9Ek spark plug and an 18" tube to the tune of $109.

My initial attempt to use a cheap non vacuum petcock failed, so I figured I would go back to OEM and let the carb suck its own fuel out of the tank.

Carb is now apart, so the next post will update progress.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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So heres a video where I almost died on the DR

And proof that it once ran

And a lap
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Nice meeting you the other day, let me know if you need anything else to get her going again.
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So i got the bike fired up after adjusting the float level. It was a little low and the tang (not to be confused with poontang) had a curve to it. So I flattened it out and raised it a little. Now it seems to be running rather rich as its popping ALOT on deceleration. I think I will re assess the float height and also need to check for air leaks around the intake connections. Getting the intake boot back on the carb body and airbox on this thing is a . I've found that heating the intake boot in the oven on 150F for a few minutes makes it more malleable, but it still ends up in a cursing match and a few raw fingers (kinda like good ). I'm almost considering putting an after market pod filter and bigger jet just so I dont have to with this air boot....
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So i got the bike fired up after adjusting the float level. It was a little low and the tang (not to be confused with poontang) had a curve to it. So I flattened it out and raised it a little. Now it seems to be running rather rich as its popping ALOT on deceleration. I think I will re assess the float height and also need to check for air leaks around the intake connections. Getting the intake boot back on the carb body and airbox on this thing is a . I've found that heating the intake boot in the oven on 150F for a few minutes makes it more malleable, but it still ends up in a cursing match and a few raw fingers (kinda like good ). I'm almost considering putting an after market pod filter and bigger jet just so I dont have to with this air boot....
Iíve read soaking it in wintergreen Oil softens it up.
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Iíve read soaking it in wintergreen Oil softens it up.
I'll look into that. So after some research,popping on decel appears to be more indicative of a lean condition.

Chad you have with these carbs alot, are you thinking the issue is related to the float height or an air leak on the intake side. It is having a rough time idling and has a stutter at mid range, but low and high RPM seem to run right on. Will only start with choke on as well and take a while to fire.

New vacuum petcock and carb is very clean. This thing really is a pain in the .
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Almost every carb'd bike I ever rode would pop on deceleration if you rode it hard enough...why are you sweating this?
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Almost every carb'd bike I ever rode would pop on deceleration if you rode it hard enough...why are you sweating this?
It's more of the bog in mid range that and failure to idle that's me off, I'm gonna give the float height one more adjustment and see if that cures it. I know it needs a battery too so the voltage draw on idle could be killing it. It starts much easier on a jump ( car not running of course).
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So I pulled the carb again and adjusted the float a smidge now it wont fire. I believe I forgot to let the needle seat back in its port and the slide is stuck open, so off comes the carb again.

And when I mean it was popping last time I rode it , I meant to say backfiring like a shotgun, not your standard fuel burn off popping.
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