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98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

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    98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels


    Street legal, electric start dual sport with just under 10k miles. The predecessor to the DRZ400 and arguably the better bike. Six speed transmission, simple air cooled engine, easy tappet screw valve adjusts. The 98/99 street models got the better suspension from the dirt model. 60mpg but still can do 70+ mph easily.

    Owned this since 2011.
    New battery and carb clean Spring 2018. Starts and runs great.

    Two sets of wheels makes it two bikes in one:
    Street (Shinko 705's with a ton of life left)
    Dirt (Dunlop 606's, older, rear has a lot of meat, front is a bit cupped so I flipped it)

    Mods:
    FMF exhaust, carb jetted
    Acerbis handguards
    Oxford Heated grips
    Voltmeter on dash
    Renthal bars
    Acerbis 4.2 gal tank (not currently installed)
    All bulbs converted to LED (headlight, tail light, turn signals, license plate, and dashboard lights)
    Raptor petcock, T-vent mod
    Rear rack with helmet-sized locking topcase
    Bikemaster mirrors
    Aux LED lights mounted to mirror stems (not pictured)

    The bad and ugly:
    In it's previous lives, it was used as a dirtbike and a 4-season commuter. As such, it's far from flawless - rash, scrapes, and rust here and there.
    The speedometer only works up to ~48 mph, doesn't indicate any higher. Been this way since I've owned it. Odometer works normally.
    The Acerbis tank is yellowed and kinda ugly.
    The rear dirt wheel needs new bearings

    Asking $2400, or trade for plated lightweight dirt/trail bike.








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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Nice setup! How do you like that FMF? Did you have to muck with the airbox?

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Bought it with the FMF and jets/airbox done, I think the airbox hole is opened to about 2" or 2.5". When I bought this back in 2011, it wasn't running. I cleaned out the carb and put it back how it was and it was running great so I never really fiddled with it. The FMF is a bit loud for my tastes though.

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Right on. So I've heard with that FMF. Probably similar to my Big Gun - sounds amazing opened up (to me) but it's definitely not quiet. Switching over to the stock pipe on my S model now and I can't believe how quiet the bike is. Finally I can go ride at night without waking the neighborhood.

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Bump, added pics. Open to offers

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Bump, added 185 miles of tar/dirt roads last weekend.
    Also added some mirror-mounted LED spotlights for better visibility after 2 cagers cut me off coming home from work last week.

    Willing to trade for a plated low-maintenance noob-friendly dirt/trail bike: KDX 200/220, KTM 200, CRF230, TTR230, etc?

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    ..starter dirt/trail bike: ... KTM 200

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Have one to trade??

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Why go to a smaller dirty

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Why go to a smaller dirty
    Because not everyone likes riding fat bitches.

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Have one to trade??
    Heeeeell no.
    Taking issue with you calling the KTM 200 a "starter" anything.

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Easier to learn to ride trails with than a 125 MX'er!

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Heeeeell no.
    Taking issue with you calling the KTM 200 a "starter" anything.
    Sorry I offended you, fixed to noob-friendly.
    Trade you a DR350 plus $25.

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Why go to a smaller dirty
    I've got it in mind to replace my DR350 and Tiger1050 with a small dirtbike and a small ADV-type bike (DR650 sumo?) for longer-distance dual sport rides, but who knows. If it doesn't sell come spring I'll probably just put fresh knobbies on it and give it a whirl.

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    I’m holding out for $25.01

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    Re: 98 DR350SE, street and dirt wheels

    K I dig...I had YZ250 light /DL650 heavy for a bit...it’s a good combo

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