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2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« on: July 26, 2017, 05:06:25 pm »
Ok

So I started with a spotless DR, 2009 model with 11 000 km on the clock.
Bought it second hand from a member on the forum 5 years ago, saw, tested and paid (going to ABSA, taking out a loan) within 4 hours.

a lot has happened since then, however the lust/love for her is as strong as the first time I saw her.

So with my shit being all over the place, and me living under the illusion that everybody reads/enjoys the shit I type, I thought ill make a dedicated thread to consolidate stuff.


« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 04:06:02 pm by Matie spero »
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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 07:04:22 pm »
:thumleft: Mine's older brother from another mother.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 11:47:46 am »
Mods on the bike:
  Front suspension:
       Eibach Straight Rate .55 Fork Springs   
       Ricor Racing Intiminator Inertia Valves   

  Rear suspension:
      Eibach Shock spring 8.3 kg/mm   

  Carburation:   Link to all the info you will ever need on the BST 40 carb: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=172129.0
      Drilled an extra hole in the slide. (quicker response)
      Shortened the slide spring by 2,5 turns (quicker response)
      Pilot jet from 42.5 to 45
      Main jet from 140 to 152.5
      Self tapered needle
      D-shelf mod (grinded off the plastic spacer on the one side)
      Extended fuel mixture screw

  Airbox:
     TwinAir Air Filter   
     Snorkel removed
     50mm hole drilled (more air) 
 
  Exhaust:
    FMF Q4 Slip-On (spark arrester removed)
    Ground down the weld in the header pipe

  Side stand switch removed

Farkles:
    Supermoto Front Fender   
    Aluminum Bash Plate “Lecap”   
    Lowered & wider footpegs
    Steel Braided Brake Line - Front and back   
    Screens for Bikes tinted screen (removed, playing around with other ideas)
    CYCRA hand guards   
    Fly Aero Pro-taper Handlebar kit   
    Handlebar Raisers   
    Mirror Extenders 2 inch   
    12v “lighter” port 
    FMF pipe converted to tool tube   
    Custom made “Groenie” Pannier Rack (Fits Dirtbagz)   
    Custom made “Groenie” Rack   
    Tidied tail light
    LED license plate light
    Small licence plate

Wish list:
    Acerbis long range tank
    LED spot lights



« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 01:45:30 pm by Matie spero »
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 03:46:29 pm »
Nearly as fast as my blue one! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 10:29:40 am »
Nearly as fast as my blue one! :biggrin: :biggrin:

That's only because I tapered your needle better than I did my own!!!!!
You're welcome!

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 01:55:54 pm »
So where did it all the repair and tuning start?

Feb 2015, a couple of us went to Swazi for a weekend of riding.
First day going up a erosion rut on a hill, I managed to clip a rock that was concealed in some bushes.
This resulted in my oil filter cover smashed.

a lekke bush mechanic and some major luck, ended up riding the next day.

Ride report: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=169594.msg3178838#msg3178838

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 02:19:27 pm »
So back in SA JUST A NEW OIL FILTER COVER was the plan!!!!
There was more than enough thread left the bolt the cover on.

Me being a popper a *anally retentive nut case this would never have been a viable solution.

Next in line options:
   1) Get a quote from Suzuki the get a new clutch cover.
       Chocked a little when I received the quote and got asked to leave the shop after my response: "dammm I usually get a dinner and a couple of glasses of decent wine before someone tries to f#@k me like this!"

   2) Get my casing welded up and retapped.
       Cost involved was also really not cheap, repainting & colour matching bla bla bla (being retentive again)

   3) Started trawling the internet for a second hand casing.
       That's where I got in contact with Chopper Pilot, and bought a casing from him that's more or else in the same condition as mine.
       



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« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 02:20:46 pm by Matie spero »
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 02:48:34 pm »
 :sip:


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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 03:07:28 pm »
A strip to JUST REPLACE THE CLUTCH CASING could never be just as simple as that...

a Retentive cleaning a polishing project followed, and a carb clean was top of this list.

Why cant I just clean a carb and be done with it? well I knew I was not running optimally since I was back firing quite heavily on deceleration.

Short and sweet of it:
  Ended up doing a theses level research project on the stoichiometric combustion of fuel.
  Followed by a PHD level research project on carburettors  (especially the Mekuni BST 40)
  Finally ended up with a needle taper of my own, which I believe results in a combustion within the stoichiometric band.

Also grinded down the weld on the header pipe.

Full report on that expedition: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=172129.0
 
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 

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Re: 2008 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 03:56:16 pm »
Almost a year later she was polished re assembled with a few extras:

New screen, attached with Velcro for easy removal (lots of you tube video's on this)
GPS cradle
RM 250 sticker kit I butchered
Pimped carb
Second hand clutch casing
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 02:45:14 pm »
Unfortunately after al of the above spanner swinging/ polishing and tender love and care, she started smoking.
Like a real rebellious child!!!!!!

Took her for a couple of outings, where I tried to punish the smoking out of her, but alas, like any stubborn child this only made it worse.

hahaha even had to tow Kykdaar back home after our ide out to Oggies!!!!
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 02:48:54 pm »
Some more fun:
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 02:57:07 pm »
I must admit the power after the needle tapering was insane,she really was a different beast!

However as I don't like too much speed I dropped a tooth on the front sprocket, best decision ever!

Now she is nippy, and can still highway cruse 140-150 km/h with ease.
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 03:12:20 pm »
So about a year ago, after a ride I heard a noise that lead me to think her wheel bearings needs to be replaced.

New bearings and seals all-round!!!! yeaay  :pot: :pot: :pot:

Also try and do something about that smiley I gave the front wheel on my last trip.

As I took the bearings out, my eye catches this little funny crack just behind the smiley...

So that was the sound I was hearing, not the wheel bearings, the smiley is about 5 cm from where the wheel was joined, and that resulted tare in the joint.

so that's where I parked her, smoking and cracked rim. haven't started her since.
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 04:00:31 pm »
    So last week (a year, buying a house, the birth of my second son and a divorce later) I finally had the time/lus/money to spend on her again.

To do list:

The smoking:
Had it that it was the valve stem seals, they could have been damaged when I klapped the rock in Swazi.

Front wheel:
Well here's where my good friend Chopperpilot once again came to me rescue, however a gentle man never kisses and tells.....

Repack the exhaust
It ahs been 20K km.

I sent the head so basil's engineering, to have the seals replaced, where I got some not so lekker news:
  • Old seals where I perfect condition
  • Guides are in perfect condition
  • They did not even cut the seats

All in all the smoking was not due to the head!!!!!!!!!!![/list]
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 04:04:45 pm by Matie spero »
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 04:07:58 pm »
 :sip: Very naais, but, jislaaik Broer, you could have bought a secondhand Ferrari with the money you threw at that bike.  :spitcoffee:
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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 04:08:56 pm »
Repacked the exhaust sat, what a KAAAAAARK job!

There's fibre glass every where!

Never going to do that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 07:24:07 pm »
Regarding the smoking...are the rings ok?


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Re: 2009 DR 650 SE - The repair, farkle and abuse of Deedre
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 10:42:34 am »
Regarding the smoking...are the rings ok?


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So apparently these 4 strokes does not like to stand for long periods of time.
Spoke to some of my oracles, and they all seem to be in accordance that my oil ring might have collapsed.

New rings and base gasket ordered, should be getting them tomorrow.

so what started out as just replacing the valve stem seals, now seems to be an entire top end rebuild....

Will check the barrel and maybe get it honed, but I doubt that I will do that.......

I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!