How to get rid of difficulty finding neutral gear, dragging clutch and jammed gearbox at once
DR350 Rebuild #9
Some riders say that the difficulty finding neutral gear, the dragging clutch or jammed gearbox is just a quirk of this or that motorcycle model. But we are too lazy to accept these riding discomforts and deal with them every riding day, so we are simply fixing them out of DR350 today
Today on our operating tables lands the DR350 carburetor. When the spark works fine, but the bike won’t run anyway, before halving the engine in despair, it’s good to first check if there is a proper fuel flow. So we will check if the carburetor is clean and assembled correctly. Let’s go! :)
We hope that with the post series about DR electrical system testing you grew fond of the resistance measurements, because today we will preform more than 70 of them! We will check the CDI unit.
When the bike won’t run, as everyone can guess, there are potentially two things that could go wrong: there’s no spark or no fuel. (Or perchance there’s no spark AND no fuel simultaneously.) Tough, establishing that there’s no spark is not sufficient to revive the dead patient. We have to dive into the motorcycle electrical system details and analyse it step by step. So let our first step in this…
Since I’ve (Marta) almost finished my driving licence course for a bigger motorcycle back in November, we’ve decided it’s time to look for some suitable adventure donkey, which would fit a short rider. But still we wanted something with a more enduro feeling to it, so the problem was even more complex.
Maybe a short summary of my hurdles and findings would be useful for other experiencing the same