Gregory Bender

What to check now that you bought a DR350

Suzuki DR350 motorcycles, 1990 - 1999.



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Suzuki manufactured the DR350 from 1990 to 1999. This means that any machine you purchase is going to be between 14 and 23 years old (as of this writing in 2013). Any machine in this age range is highly likely to have been thoroughly used and/or thoroughly neglected for long periods of time. This should not deter you from purchasing a DR350. The DR350 is a very tough and capable machine: great for beginners and thoroughly enjoyable for experienced riders.

Personally, I value the DR350 because of its rugged simplicity and good natured capabilities.

Used DR350s are also inexpensive to purchase (typically less than USD $2,000.00) and parts availability - both new and used - is quite good and also inexpensive. The inexpensive nature means two things:

  1. Anyone selling is a DR350 is highly unlikely to fix it up before selling it. There is simply no margin to do so.
  2. You, now that you've bought a DR350, can fix it up rather inexpensively and have a machinie that is thoroughly enjoyable and reliable.

The following list is my take on the things you would be wise to check if you want the best experience from your DR350.