Woot! Today I got my Suzuki DR 350.
Its a 1999, electric starter with 5,867 miles on it.
I was lucky enough that the seller agreed to hold the motorcycle for me in exchange for a batch of cookies.
Apparently he had to fight of some prospective buyers, I’m pretty lucky he kept his promise!
And only 3 hours away it wasn’t a bad day trip.
We picked her up in Missoula, which is about 3 hours away from Bozeman, Montana.
Its not in perfect condition, but that is okay because I’m going to deck her out completely!
This gigantic tail light is the first to go. Really? Does a tail light need to be this big?
Passenger pegs are going to be removed. No passengers allowed!
Will replace the tank with a larger one (15L or 3.9 gallons). It will be plastic. (Notice that the tank says “dual sport” on it. )
Large front blinkers will be replaced with something a bit smaller.
Hand grips are ripped (and aren’t the type I like). I’ll get some foamy ones.
This speedometer is HUGE. I’ll probably replace it with a bicycle one.
Looks like I can add a kick starter lever thingy. Will see how much work it is, but shouldn’t be too bad (I hope). Great as a back up.
Will buy a lighter aftermarket exhaust. I want one that won’t be loud though. Last one I bought was way to loud, not cool.
Both rear blinkers are broken. Its okay though, I would want smaller ones anyways.
Chain guard is cracked. I’ll look into if it should be replaced or not.
Mirror is broken on one side. I would replace both of them anyways with some mirrors I can fold in. A life time warrantee isn’t bad either.
I’ll get a lighter headlight. I will probably add some LED lights as well.
All of this will be done after I do a total maintenance check of the motorcycle. Hopefully I won’t run into any problems. I also need to get some luggage racks and luggage. Tires are pretty warn, so may need to get new ones soon.
This motorcycle I’ve decided NOT to lower. The seat height is 35 inches (89cm). The last Suzuki DR 350 I owned I did lower. But it was my first dirt bike ever. My dream bike is a bit taller, and I need to learn juggling. I think this DR will be good practice!
It will be a lot of work, but it will be fun too! At least now I have plenty to do this winter!