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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: Hardy de Kock on January 18, 2017, 10:30:14 pm

Title: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 18, 2017, 10:30:14 pm
Worked on this DR  for a while.

The result is a low maintenance, long range, comfortable mid engine adventure bike that kinda looks good too.

Cheers
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 18, 2017, 10:48:40 pm
Super Cool Hardy :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 18, 2017, 10:49:42 pm
Thanks Chris
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: edgy on January 19, 2017, 06:16:54 am
I like....give a lowdown on all the mods please!
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: m0lt3n on January 19, 2017, 07:02:46 am
Flippen nice ja. Gee nog bietjie detail?
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: gmac on January 19, 2017, 08:00:08 am
Looks very very nice - more details please


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Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 08:04:28 am
Hi

2014 DR650 SE bought earlier in 2015.
Suspension front and rear sorted by SuperFoxy on the forum. It works really well.
Heavy Duty tubes and Dunlop tyres supplied by Runner from Off Road Cycles
Pro Taper bars and bar risers supplied by Runner
20 liter tank supplied by Runner - I find the 25 liter a little too much in technical sections for the kind of riding we do
Lower foot pegs supplied by Superfoxy
Hot grip pegs supplied by Pro Cycle in the US
Hot Grip brake pedal supplied by Pro Cycle
DG Exhaust supplied by Pro Cycle
Luggage top rack by Pro Cycle
Luggage pannier racks by Chris from Flying Brick (works really well)
Enduristan heat shield from Chris and Amanda from Dustriders
Oversize lockable tool tube by Pro Cycle
Acerbis skid plate by Pro Cycle
Carburetor kit by Pro Cycle - It makes a big difference
Eye rings for easy tie down - get it from any 4x4 accessory supplier
Lynx Fairing with full LED lights and relays from Brittania Concepts in Canada- speak to Ian
I did not like the stock flappy front mudguard and replaced it with a super moto mudguard which works better and enhances your view of the front wheel.
The fairing took two hours to install and gives you options in terms of power ports, gps etc. It also de - clutter your steering, which I prefer, without additional weight.
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Kykdaar on January 19, 2017, 08:08:44 am
Beautifully done. Probably as close to the perfect DR as I have seen yet :thumleft:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 08:11:17 am
Beautifully done. Probably as close to the perfect DR as I have seen yet :thumleft:

Dankie baie :thumleft:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Forrie on January 19, 2017, 08:12:05 am
Really nice looking bike!
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: edgy on January 19, 2017, 08:12:34 am
So....how much you selling for? :biggrin:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 08:35:01 am
Edgy

This is the one bike that I will never sell.
I have a few other bikes and whenever I plan a trip to some remote location, I catch myself ignoring them all to again go with the DR.
I have had the GSA's and I have had the 1190R's and I have a 950 SE, but I promise you, after 20 odd trips to the Kakoland and Damaraland I have come to trust the dr650 to be the best all rounder for that terrain. I have just told Kykdaar about a friend of mine that was riding a XRR and tried to kick it on a 40 degree incline in Van Zyl's pass. He smashed his shins and abandoned the attempt, and threw down his bike out of frustration.
I was sitting next to him trying to assist in keeping the bike stable while he was busy irritating himself. XRR is a fantastic bike and more capable than the DR in many respects, BUT after owning both, I will most probably settle for a little less power and smile as I push that happy button.
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 08:52:21 am
Flippen nice ja. Gee nog bietjie detail?

Ek was hom later en sal dan detail fotos post
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: JonW on January 19, 2017, 09:00:26 am

.......................................... riding a XRR and tried to kick it on a 40 degree incline in Van Zyl's pass. He smashed his shins and abandoned the attempt, and threw down his bike out of frustration.
I was sitting next to him trying to assist in keeping the bike stable while he was busy irritating himself.......................


I can relate  :laughing4:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on January 19, 2017, 09:37:01 am
bike looks really well done, Hardy!  :thumleft:


Chris
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: chopperpilot on January 19, 2017, 09:38:51 am
Baie netjies Hardy! :biggrin:

Ek hou veral van die fairing en die lig set-up! Bietjie duur vir my, so ek is besig met die 2 LED spot installasie. ;D

Soos jy weet is ek ook 'n groot DR fan. :thumleft:

Ek beplan om 'n DRZ 400 voorkant oor te bou. (het dit reeds) en moontlik 'n beter agter skokbreker. Het al die veer en damping laat verander, maar nie 100% tevrede nie.

Net 'n opmerking oor die luggage rack. Lyk vir my soos die PSP rak? ???
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 09:48:39 am
More pics
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 09:50:24 am
And more
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 19, 2017, 09:54:53 am
Baie netjies Hardy! :biggrin:

Ek hou veral van die fairing en die lig set-up! Bietjie duur vir my, so ek is besig met die 2 LED spot installasie. ;D

Soos jy weet is ek ook 'n groot DR fan. :thumleft:

Ek beplan om 'n DRZ 400 voorkant oor te bou. (het dit reeds) en moontlik 'n beter agter skokbreker. Het al die veer en damping laat verander, maar nie 100% tevrede nie.

Net 'n opmerking oor die luggage rack. Lyk vir my soos die PSP rak? ???

Yes maat

Ja dit is PSP

Johan (ander pilot) het hom vir my ingebring van Pro Cycle af
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Ri on January 19, 2017, 11:44:36 am

Daai fairing.... daai voorlig... daai AGTERREM...  :drif:

Ek gaan ook die 2-LED-ding doen, hoewel ek op Facebook DR forum 'n multiple LED voorlig gesien het wat baie goed lyk. Soek ook 'n lekker agterrem, maar na die peg lowering kit moet ek eers die bash plate aanpas sodat die agterrem beweegspasie het.

Hierdie DR lyk FANTASTIES  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: chopperpilot on January 19, 2017, 03:36:10 pm
Baie netjies Hardy! :biggrin:

Ek hou veral van die fairing en die lig set-up! Bietjie duur vir my, so ek is besig met die 2 LED spot installasie. ;D

Soos jy weet is ek ook 'n groot DR fan. :thumleft:

Ek beplan om 'n DRZ 400 voorkant oor te bou. (het dit reeds) en moontlik 'n beter agter skokbreker. Het al die veer en damping laat verander, maar nie 100% tevrede nie.

Net 'n opmerking oor die luggage rack. Lyk vir my soos die PSP rak? ???

Yes maat

Ja dit is PSP

Johan (ander pilot) het hom vir my ingebring van Pro Cycle af
:thumleft:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: SuperDavexlv750r on January 19, 2017, 05:05:37 pm

.......................................... riding a XRR and tried to kick it on a 40 degree incline in Van Zyl's pass. He smashed his shins and abandoned the attempt, and threw down his bike out of frustration.
I was sitting next to him trying to assist in keeping the bike stable while he was busy irritating himself.......................


I can relate  :laughing4:

And me - I have a 1994 DR650R. And you don't want to stall this in places that make it difficult to kick start it again.
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: geno.box on January 19, 2017, 08:35:10 pm
Bliksem!  :notworthy: :thumright:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: ZA on January 19, 2017, 09:27:58 pm
 :thumleft: baie nice
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: the ruffian on January 28, 2017, 09:53:57 am
Flipping inspirational, Hardy!!

Would love to see and hear it in the flesh...

Maybe we should organize a national meet of DR riders and you can give the guest presentation!!?   :biggrin:
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: RedDragon on January 28, 2017, 07:14:29 pm
 :hello2: Really great
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: walkaboutboertjie on February 16, 2017, 08:36:02 am
Bliksem hy is mooi!   :thumleft: 
Title: Re: DR with a difference
Post by: Black_Hawk on February 16, 2017, 10:13:34 am
 :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

So moet 'n DR mos lyk  :thumleft: