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    91 DR350 dies when hot

    Hey guys I have a beat up old DR350 that seems to dies when it gets hot. I have taken a look at the carbs, fuel, etc and that seems great as the bike runs fine for about half and hour then dies and wont get back up. I kick the crap out of it with every combination I can think of to no avail. But if I let it sit till it cools down I can get it to fire on the first kick. It seems the CDI was replaced at some point in the bikes life, but since I am suxor the electrician I am a little lost on where to start. Can someone give me some direction on where I should be looking??
  2. Good evening all, Bit of a noob here and need some help, picked up and old (91) DR350 recently and it's begun to act up, and I am only making things worse. Rode it to work the other day and it starting making a terrible noise that I attributed to the valves. Came hope set the clearances on the valves and went for a ride. Everything was great for about 20 min, then the bike refused to idle. I could pop start it (was traveling down hill, clutch in when it happened), and got a little further when i happened again. When I went to kick start the bike the kick start level felt like it was bound up, with a little undo persuasion (mistake #1, but i had to get home) I was able to get the lever to move and rode the bike home. Mistake number 2 comes today, when I pop the clutch cover off to see if there is anything broken\binding. Well, there wasn't, but in my overeager state I disassembled the clutch, and the went to far as to remove the basket entirely, to get a look at the gears behind it. Upon reassembly, I find the I cannot engaged the clutch, my internet sleuthing so far has turned up that I (suxor the mechanic) have most likely overtorqued every bolt i touched, these include the primary drive nut, and the clutch springs. (seriously 5 ft lbs!) So, torque wrench in hand, I will be headed back in first thing in the morning and checking over everything. I wanted to ask you wise motorcycle sages if there is anything else I need to look for on my return trip. and After putting everything back together, the kickstart does not seem to be binding, odd as some troubleshooting with everything apart was pointing me back towards the top of the engine, so I doubt that problem is gone. be kind of wise motorcycle sages, I know this sounds stupid on my part (and it is) but I would rather make these mistakes on a $400 dr than anything else.
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    Beat up old dr350

    Hi all! Couple of weeks back I came across a sweet deal on a 91 DR350. Its pretty thoroughly thrashed, but, its gotta plate and it a blast to run around town and blast through mountain roads on. Its not my first bike, (ex500, sv650, and currently an 05 636) but it's my first dual sport/thumper/dirt bike. Anyway, I have a question. I took the girl to put around town yesterday and noticed a clicking sound come from the chain? Front sprocket? I have set rear shock to full hard, to no avail. Could it be the chain is worn out? I tightened it when I brought the bike home but haven't measured it yet. Anyone know how I should adjust the suspension to accommodate two up? Or should I just loose some weight?
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    Buying Used 94 dr350

    You said it yourself the seasons almost over. Negotiate with him a bit you should be able to get it for 1250 or less if your a decent negotiator.
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    My new to me old old DR350

    Hi all! Couple of weeks back I came across a sweet deal on a 91 DR350. Its pretty thoroughly thrashed, but, its gotta plate and it a blast to run around town and blast through mountain roads on. Its not my first bike, (ex500, sv650, and currently an 05 636) but it's my first dual sport/thumper/dirt bike. Anyway, I have a question. I took the girl to put around town yesterday and noticed a slight clicking sound come from the chain? Front sprocket? I have set rear shock to full hard, to no avail. Could it be the chain is worn out? I tightened it when I brought the bike home but haven't measured it yet. Anyone know how I should adjust the suspension to accommodate two up? Or should I just loose some weight?
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