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    DR350 won’t start

    Not enough info, and I'm no expert anyway. I let my '99 DR350SE (dual sport) sit for two years. Drained the float bowl, changed to new gas with some Seafoam, and it started with the choke knob full out, but wouldn't rev, just bogged and died. It wouldn't run with the choke in any other position. The pilot jet turned out to be clogged. I blasted it out with Gun Scrubber (not sure that was smart but it was what I had). I'm awaiting a new float bowl gasket, jet guide O-ring, and float O-ring. I'm hoping the pilot jet was the whole problem.

    DR-350SE Lightening

    So learn to wheelie really well and you've lost 40.4 lbs!

    DR-350SE Lightening

    You could take off the passenger pegs, if you haven't already. With their brackets, they're fairly heavy.

    DR-350SE Suspension

    Too many students, not enough teachers!

    DR-350SE Suspension

    I have the same bike but haven't torn into it yet. I'm just checking in to say I'm interested in suspension setup and will share anything I learn.

    2009 DR650 choke cable is stuck in carb

    For the Kawasaki KLR650 there's an aftermarket aluminum replacement for that plastic "nut". Don't know if one is available for the DR650, or even if they use the same carb. Per the KLR FAQs, the carb is a Keihin CVK40.

    Starter motor question...

    There is a Clymer manual, their pub. no. M476. Mine is "7th printing, 2013," but there may be a newer version. I have the same manual as a searchable pdf, in case anyone's interested. ¶ The Suzuki manual from thisoldtractor (thank you TOT) used to have some pages missing, I'd like to think I recall having let them know. I found a complete version, have it on pdf as well (427 pp). ¶ From that, I deleted everything that was specific to models other than the SE, so I have a 168-page manual that's fit to my SE. ¶ Last, I made a SE models-only versin of Also on pdf I have Suzuki's Spare Parts Catalog but for the 1997-99 SE models only. ¶ I bought a manual from "Techspark", in a format that was unnecessarily complicated and didn't work well anyway. They sent me a free pdf (which they'd probably gotten from TOT, since it was missing the same pages), said they'd send me a refund if I couldn't get the fancy version to work. It took me a several months to ask for the refund; maybe that's why they didn't send it.

    Starter motor question...

    A couple of judicious whacks with a rubber mallet or the like might help. But my Cyclepedia manual says remove exhaust and camshaft oilpipe, the starter lead and the two mounting bolts, and pull it on out. (I like Cyclepedia.com, I've used their Gen1 KLR manual a lot, and the DR350 one some. Color pix, and they're very responsive if you ask them to add info. Very reasonable subscription prices.)

    White smoke during warm up?

    Water vapor is the first option. Stick your face in the exhaust and take a whiff. Or have your little brother do it... Seriously though, that's the easiest way.
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    Fork oil change out

    I also have a 1999 DR350SE (The letter designation for the '99 SE is "X", so it's really a DR350SEX. But that's just weird). I haven't changed or even checked the oil yet, but why not get the level on your beaker between the 490 and the 500 and call it good? -JW
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    Full Wrap Hand-guards

    I haven't found any that fit on my bars (which I'm only guessing are oem), along with all the streetie-legal goodies (mirrors, switch cluster, etc). Anyone have a recommendation?
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    dr350 stock exhaust mod

    I can't see the pix either. I see a link to contact Photobucket, but clicking on it doesn't take me anywhere. Sigh...
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    DR350 clutch and clutch cover

    Don't know the answer, but the one at cyclepedia.com is pretty good.
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    TM33 accelerator pump rod

    I've never dealt with these people, I only found them by searching "TM33 parts", because I don't want to get back to work. But they claim to sell parts. http://www.carbparts.com/ <sales@carbparts.com>. JW