collapse

www.cognitomoto.com

www.dimecitycycles.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers


www.restocycle.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.bisonmotorsports.com

www.speedmotoco.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com

www.steeltowngarage.com


Author Topic: 1978 Suzuki DR370 Historic Class Hellride  (Read 2969 times)

Offline crazypj

  • Posts: 13223
  • Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: 1978 Suzuki DR370 Historic Class Hellride
« Reply #50 on: Dec 05, 2018, 17:51:47 »
Looking at that pic I just had a flashback to something I had forgotten about. Around 1982 I bought a Maico 400 twin shock rolling chassis and DR/SP 400 motor. (forget which?)  I think it's still in shed in Britain. I was racing, working 16 hr days and the usual stuff single guys do with 3~4 girlfriends do so it got pushed further and further back. Think I'll contact my brother and see if it's still there  :)   I can remember the bike better than I remember the girls  ???
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline irk miller

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 8213
  • You've been mostly-dead all day.
Re: 1978 Suzuki DR370 Historic Class Hellride
« Reply #51 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:52:25 »
Stock steering rake for a DR370 is 31. If you read reviews from 1978, the biggest crit was the slow rake.

Now its 26...



Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON

Offline crazypj

  • Posts: 13223
  • Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: 1978 Suzuki DR370 Historic Class Hellride
« Reply #52 on: Dec 06, 2018, 06:38:54 »
That should really improve things. You had to lean it over a long way to get round corners, always wanted to go straight. Worked well on snow/ice until it got rutted and chewed by 4x4's ( went to Dragon Rally in North Wales one year on SP400, 180 miles of  ''interesting' roads). At least all the idiot car drivers never came out to play and there were not too many 4x4 back then in Britain (except for military and a few farmers, the country closed down for a few days  ;D )
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2018, 06:40:34 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0