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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: StuartC on November 22, 2014, 03:48:13 pm

Title: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 22, 2014, 03:48:13 pm
So I have just bought myself a DR650 it was in an accident and the frame is bent plus other damage,, no, I havent seen it yet and need to courier it up from cape town to Gauteng  to know the full extent  of the damage but really looking  forward to the project, now I have TDM 850 which is well suited to Tar and gravel roads, I have  modded it to be everything I need for the type of riding I have been doing  but need something to keep me busy, I think I will go the the whole hog on the DR,, 790 kit, big valve head, pumper carb, WR450 suspension , long range tank,, will make an aluminium rallye fairing etc,, basically what I want to achieve is a giant "fuck You"  to all my 690 yuppy mates out there and still have a reliable scooter with enough oompf to make them cry,, what say you all?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Morokai on November 22, 2014, 05:05:08 pm
I say awesomness!!! Excited to read your build-up-thread....hope there's going to be one....
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Crossed-up on November 22, 2014, 05:09:07 pm
As they say - bring it on!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: zacapa on November 22, 2014, 05:28:32 pm
basically what I want to achieve is a giant "fuck You"  to all my 690 yuppy mates out there and still have a reliable scooter with enough oompf to make them cry,, what say you all?


Now that I can relate to, been along exactly those lines with my XR650L the last few years. Good Luck with the build...
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 22, 2014, 05:59:00 pm
I say you are a right twashole! Good on you mate. I'll be joining you soon on a 690 kicking DR!

Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 22, 2014, 07:04:39 pm
Vintage,, your just pissed because you never saw it first,, but worry not your's will be here soon then we will start the ordering and building  process
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: TVB on November 22, 2014, 07:11:54 pm
 :sip: Jippee!!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 22, 2014, 07:18:27 pm
:sip: Jippee!!
PMS? hahaha
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 22, 2014, 07:22:19 pm
Vintage,, your just pissed because you never saw it first,, but worry not your's will be here soon then we will start the ordering and building  process

I can but only dream.....

Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 22, 2014, 07:34:11 pm
Told you,, sell wife and kid's
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: DerekW on November 26, 2014, 07:41:17 pm
Also got a DR.....where will you buy all the parts from? I have done a few procycle imports at a hefty cost


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Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 26, 2014, 08:13:26 pm
Also got a DR.....where will you buy all the parts from? I have done a few procycle imports at a hefty cost


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Some from Procycle, what did you bring in? and define cost 10k versus the look on a 690 riders face when you stick with him?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: ZA on November 26, 2014, 08:49:28 pm
Nice  :thumleft:

I can help with a couple of parts if needed. Footpegs, lowering kit for pegs, bashplate ect.
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 26, 2014, 09:51:58 pm
Nice  :thumleft:

I can help with a couple of parts if needed. Footpegs, lowering kit for pegs, bashplate ect.
Left hand side cover?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 26, 2014, 09:55:20 pm
I have bought two bikes, a 96 from the Priest on the forum with a seized head and  2011 that was in a crash so have a bit of work ahead of me before they will be mobile
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: 1ougat on November 26, 2014, 10:03:31 pm
yehaaa :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 26, 2014, 10:48:44 pm
yehaaa :biggrin: :biggrin:
ha ha ha ha,,, it's no worries bud, fixing things is what I was made for, two great challenges for the new year,, lets wait and see
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: zetman on November 26, 2014, 10:55:48 pm
 :pot: peekchars  :lol8:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 26, 2014, 11:09:35 pm
:pot: peekchars  :lol8:
will start posting when they arrive
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: ZA on November 27, 2014, 02:50:56 pm
Nice  :thumleft:

I can help with a couple of parts if needed. Footpegs, lowering kit for pegs, bashplate ect.
Left hand side cover?

Nah, I have a right side lying at home though.
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 27, 2014, 05:23:15 pm
will need a right side one as well for the 2011
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 27, 2014, 05:23:51 pm
also need the magneto cover
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 28, 2014, 07:12:59 am
Bike parts ordered,, bike's should be shipped today, roll on January so i can start working on them,, 2 x DR 650's, one for a hooligan machine one for touring/trail riding me thinks !
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: ZA on November 28, 2014, 01:34:43 pm
Bike parts ordered,, bike's should be shipped today, roll on January so i can start working on them,, 2 x DR 650's, one for a hooligan machine one for touring/trail riding me thinks !

Congrats  :thumleft:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: DerekW on November 28, 2014, 03:46:37 pm
Do you have a spare speedo you would like to get rid of? Mine is in Mph


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Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Dux on November 28, 2014, 04:14:40 pm
Bike parts ordered,, bike's should be shipped today, roll on January so i can start working on them,, 2 x DR 650's, one for a hooligan machine one for touring/trail riding me thinks !

They haven't collected yet , so probably Monday .
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 28, 2014, 04:20:18 pm
Bike parts ordered,, bike's should be shipped today, roll on January so i can start working on them,, 2 x DR 650's, one for a hooligan machine one for touring/trail riding me thinks !

They haven't collected yet , so probably Monday .
No problem
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on November 28, 2014, 04:24:38 pm
Do you have a spare speedo you would like to get rid of? Mine is in Mph


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I think I'm going to have to get one as well,, one a bit stuffed
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Offshore on November 28, 2014, 04:26:54 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Gérrard on December 02, 2014, 09:45:47 am
Ah ! A kindrid spirit  :thumleft: Enjoy the build. Although I had to start earlier than anticipated I'm enjoying it. Making something useful out of a pile of junk.
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Sardine on December 02, 2014, 01:09:16 pm
Looking forward to the photos!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 02, 2014, 02:02:50 pm
They are coming up at the wrong time, leave for the Roof tomorrow then back for a week then holiday to the 31st,, I would rather stay and work on my scooters!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Dux on December 02, 2014, 06:30:07 pm
They left this afternoon , 2 bikes and a parcel
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 02, 2014, 11:05:51 pm
Dux you're a gentleman and a scholar sir !!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 07, 2014, 05:13:39 pm
So Time Freight fetched my scooters on Tuesday the 2nd of December,, today the 7th I got home from the Roof of Africa,, and guess what,, no bikes,, they must be one of the worst courier companies that I have ever dealt with,, maybe run by the CEO of Eskom,, never again !!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 10, 2014, 12:51:36 pm
So the scooters got delivered today minus the box of spares but at least the bikes are here,, project for Jan Feb and hopefully both running by March,, but first I have to go on holiday to appease the wife,, damn it,, I would rather be working on the bikes !! pics of the process will follow, one will stay standard for the wife the other will be pimped proper!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 10, 2014, 12:53:24 pm
Any one got two sets of side covers lying around by any chance?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: bud500 on December 10, 2014, 02:50:48 pm
 :lol8: The more things change, the more they stay the same....
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 10, 2014, 05:23:35 pm
And here they are(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y381/Lehannec/10431509_10204279598901591_903462424195495370_n_zps70bd9d30.jpg) (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/Lehannec/media/10431509_10204279598901591_903462424195495370_n_zps70bd9d30.jpg.html)(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y381/Lehannec/10849939_10204279598461580_3086281264961216622_n_zpsfb62296a.jpg) (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/Lehannec/media/10849939_10204279598461580_3086281264961216622_n_zpsfb62296a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Dux on December 10, 2014, 06:43:20 pm
I notice that you only showed the good side  :biggrin:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 11, 2014, 12:26:22 am
the other side is just as pretty,,lol
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Sardine on December 13, 2014, 04:45:19 pm
The white/blue paint scheme of the DR is soooooo sexy :drif:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 13, 2014, 09:48:31 pm
That's white and 80's retro disco purple,, which will become suzuki grey in Jan
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Sardine on December 14, 2014, 07:38:49 am
That's white and 80's retro disco purple,, which will become suzuki grey in Jan
No, I was talking about the second one, which isn't missing the cylinder  :ricky:

I miss my DR :(
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Dux on December 14, 2014, 01:40:50 pm
That's white and 80's retro disco purple,, which will become suzuki grey in Jan
No, I was talking about the second one, which isn't missing the cylinder  :ricky:

I miss my DR :(

It is in good hands  ;)
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on December 14, 2014, 01:52:48 pm
Dux, to strip and straighten the frame was about 2 hours, will be about another two to finish off the right hand side upright on the subframe,, I will only be back from the Cape in the 31st  so might have it going by the time i start work on the 8th
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 17, 2015, 11:14:18 pm
so the first one is up and running, did all the carb needle and air box mod's also put the scorch pipe on from the second bike,,, eish it's way too noisy, I would like the power to run a bit higher and further up the rev range so I see a high comp piston and a cam in the near future, I will also be putting some decent suspension on,
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: bud500 on January 17, 2015, 11:18:08 pm
Lekker Oom Stewart....!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 18, 2015, 12:52:33 am
Bud, you still riding that cone?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 18, 2015, 05:36:12 pm
so got the bike going, did the basic engine mods had a couple of nice rides,, today I got an impact puncture on an outride,, well seeing I had to take the front wheel off I thought,, WTH,, might as well get started turning the bike into the bike I really want, Yamaha WR front end to start with, need to get a clevis put onto the WR rear shock as well then it will handle proper!(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y381/Lehannec/10685356_10204600850172672_4805203291112658280_n_zps41a31a10.jpg) (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/Lehannec/media/10685356_10204600850172672_4805203291112658280_n_zps41a31a10.jpg.html)

Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: bud500 on January 18, 2015, 05:44:04 pm
Bud, you still riding that cone?

Yip, still on the 990.
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 18, 2015, 07:24:47 pm
Can you load that one onto a bakkie from the side?  lol
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Post by: bud500 on January 18, 2015, 09:28:17 pm
Hehehe not quite...
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Post by: Sardine on January 20, 2015, 09:58:24 am
 :drif:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 20, 2015, 01:21:04 pm
Just need to find a RMZ or DRZ rear shock now,, oh then an 18" rim ,, have removed the stock light, speedo and brackets and complete lock system,, with the lighter forks have dropped over 5kg's on the front end alone
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Morokai on January 21, 2015, 10:10:29 pm
Awesome  :thumleft:
The WR450 front end.....plug and play?
Looks really bevange!!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 21, 2015, 10:19:23 pm
Morokai it's a WR250 front end,, same just slightly softer springs
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 21, 2015, 10:29:32 pm
(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y381/Lehannec/10947213_10204620667308088_9210805208243931289_n_zpsv50j6w4h.jpg) (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/Lehannec/media/10947213_10204620667308088_9210805208243931289_n_zpsv50j6w4h.jpg.html)(http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y381/Lehannec/10430494_10204620666708073_551743811789643728_n_zpsyd45kwh6.jpg) (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/Lehannec/media/10430494_10204620666708073_551743811789643728_n_zpsyd45kwh6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on January 21, 2015, 10:31:30 pm
springs feel right for now, just need a DRZ or RMZ shock,,, anyone???,, and it hauls proper,, still have to flow it a little and put a high comp piston in,, wont bother with cams
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Morokai on January 22, 2015, 12:25:03 am
Askies....4?? 2?? numbers confuse me HAHA  ???
Really looks cool though
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: tdm on February 02, 2015, 01:21:49 pm
Yehaaa once again,, as good as the scooter is running and it's running pretty sharp tomorrow I should be getting my FCR carb for the bike, I believe it wakes it up pretty well,, then the piston next month and the "massaging" of the ports a little,, one of these day's I will piss off the 690 boy's,,,,
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 02, 2015, 01:59:43 pm
Sorry guy's,, don't know how it came up with my old name!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 04, 2015, 03:58:04 pm
got my FCE39 carb yesterday hoping to fit it this weekend,,, still looking for a tank guy's
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 06, 2015, 04:37:16 pm
Put the FCR carb on today very very smooth with no surging what so ever,, very good mod to do! also reduced the decel popping and makes gear changes easier when popping wheelies!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: bud500 on February 09, 2015, 06:57:57 am
... when popping wheelies!

Is that feedback from your Son...?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 09, 2015, 07:37:49 am
He aint allowed to ride my bikes!
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 09, 2015, 11:36:24 pm
Mod's done so far

Lowered footpegs
installed bar raisers
WR front end
Fat bars
Scorch pipe
FCR 39 carb
cur air box
comfy seat
removed ignition switch and crap
Vapor speedo
on off light switch
ground header pipe
shortened gear lever


Still to do

Hi compression piston
get cam reground
port head
rear shock
18" rim
long range tank
racks
screen or fairing
Magura hydraulic clutch,,, have it just need to get round to installing it


Likes and dislikes

Likes= everything
dislikes gear lever,,, want a MX one
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: bud500 on February 10, 2015, 08:32:19 am
Sounds like a built for purpose setup.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on February 10, 2015, 04:29:20 pm
deon, I aint had this much fun since I lost my virginity !
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on February 11, 2015, 08:15:46 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: chopperpilot on July 21, 2015, 10:22:12 pm
So I have just bought myself a DR650 it was in an accident and the frame is bent plus other damage,, no, I havent seen it yet and need to courier it up from cape town to Gauteng  to know the full extent  of the damage but really looking  forward to the project, now I have TDM 850 which is well suited to Tar and gravel roads, I have  modded it to be everything I need for the type of riding I have been doing  but need something to keep me busy, I think I will go the the whole hog on the DR,, 790 kit, big valve head, pumper carb, WR450 suspension , long range tank,, will make an aluminium rallye fairing etc,, basically what I want to achieve is a giant "fuck You"  to all my 690 yuppy mates out there and still have a reliable scooter with enough oompf to make them cry,, what say you all?
Slowly getting there Stuart!👍


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Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on July 21, 2015, 10:25:44 pm
Too much time spent on the running DR Henk
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: Alphat on July 22, 2015, 12:31:51 pm
Hey Stuart, you mention "comfy seat" as one of your mods. How did you do this?
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on July 22, 2015, 12:56:13 pm
ripped off the cover, cut and added sponge etc and recovered
Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: 1ougat on July 25, 2015, 07:53:48 am
Maybe I can suggest that next time on your spending spree ... you buy a camera ? :pot:
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Post by: iamgigglz on July 25, 2015, 07:58:58 am
Maybe I can suggest that next time on your spending spree ... you buy a camera ? :pot:
Rofl

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Title: Re: YEHAAAAA !!
Post by: StuartC on July 25, 2015, 08:01:01 am
Never,,