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Author Topic: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Medusa Transducer Hellride  (Read 5328 times)

Offline irk miller

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1990 Suzuki DR350 Medusa Transducer Hellride
« on: Feb 22, 2017, 20:28:10 »
So begins a more appropriate cross country enduro I hope to raise a little hell on. The bike came up on Craigslist for $300.



The plan is not to go nuts, but instead to build a 70/30 enduro I can take into the mountains or to the shore.

A major issue with these dirt bikes is scorched heads...



Mine is extra glorious with a special cam..



Replacement heads aren't super plentiful, and seem a bit pricey when they show up on eBay. Right now, I can get a decent head and rocker assembly for $420 plus shipping from Portugal, or a NOS head minus valves, cam and rockers from Singapore for $700.

So, the plan is to machine the journals, and convert it to needle bearings and a split bronze bearing...








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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2017, 21:17:33 »
As I get parts in for the head rebuild, I'm going forward with the rest of the bike.  I replaced the entire front controls, plus the front caliper from an RM. I'm considering moving to an RM front end eventually, which I happen to have, but for now I'm sticking with the good stock forks I have on it now...







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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2017, 21:36:48 »
I cut the stock can off the exhaust and rebuilt a Supertrapp I got for cheap at Barber this past fall...



The can was pretty banged up from use, but also because someone decided to pound a reducer like you get from Autozone on the end of it.

How I straighten a tube is with a one-inch steel rod (in the second pic all the way to the left).  The rod is threaded at one end so I can thread a handle onto it.  Simply lay the tube on an anvil, dent down, and bang the dent out making sure the rod hits flat to the surface.  With a handle threaded on, roll the rod and tube together to stretch the dent out, much like working with an english wheel. 
 








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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2017, 22:13:00 »
I'm in
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2017, 02:17:46 »
Me too.


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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2017, 09:22:14 »
Me three.
When in doubt gas it!!!

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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2017, 09:50:13 »
Yessir.
The force is strong with this one.


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Re: 1990 Suzuki DR350 Moonbat Hellride
« Reply #9 on: Feb 23, 2017, 11:30:40 »
Why not.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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