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Suzuki DR 350 Won’t Start

Posted by on September 30, 2013


I’m having trouble with my motorcycle, and asking for some help.

If you have any ideas, please leave a comment. You never know if it will help someone in the future.

I’m ready to ride and I’m bummed I can’t!

3 Responses to Suzuki DR 350 Won’t Start

  1. Al Caspers


    Not a bike mechanic only a diesel mechanic. So you said, you getting spark. Is the spark plug wet and not too wet? If spark plug not wet spray starting fluid in spark hole or into carb when carb wide open. A gas engine needs gas,spark and timing. Did the bike run the last time good? How long did bike sit? If not getting fuel bad gas valve, needle in carb stuck it happened on my John Deere riding mower after sitting all winter. I use the gas sta-bil sometimes for long storage. Its better to just run the engine out of fuel. On my old Kawasaki KZ 650 I couldn’t do that cause pet-cock was vacuum controled. I wish I was there to see he problem too far away, I’m in Minnesota. I hope I didn’t confuse you sorry if I did.

    I read the article in ADV Moto wow some nice places in Montana to ride.I liked that trail on page 54 nice view. I been thinking of getting a Dual Sport bike like the DRZ 400S its too tall would have to lower it. The bike I have now I can’t go off-road its a big Victory Cross Country.

    Have you been in Frazer/Winter Park Colorado up in the Rollins Pass? I was here in 97′ with my pick-up truck.

    • Hilary

      Hi Al and thanks for the reply! Turns out it was the carb… one of the jets was not moving at all. Will do an update about it soon. But once I got that cleaned the bike started riding nicely!

      I’m glad you liked the article šŸ™‚ I haven’t done much exploring in Colorado, I think I will have to soon though! šŸ™‚

  2. edward

    hi i just got this dr 350 dirt bike it has been sitting for about a yr or 2 as far as i know the people i bought it from told me the bike ran before they stored it but when they went to fire it up the bike was not getting any spark could you please recommend in how i should find what the problem could be thank you ,from down here in fla.

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