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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2007, 06:05:45 pm »
Upgrade the DR's wiring harness and add a 'modern' more powerful globe.

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2007, 09:15:27 pm »
I had spots, they are bright but only shine in one small area (beam). The best option is the unit I now have on my DRZ. Look for a TTR Raid, XR 250 Baja setup. Made for bikes and are fully adjustable. They should also bolt right on if your triple clamp bolts are on the front of the bike and not the sides ? Believe me I went through alot of setups. If the bracket did not break the lights were way off or the spread was all wrong  :-\
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2007, 08:22:39 am »
I found out the part number for the OEM DR650SE skid plate.
It's 42500 - 32810
The price in SA is sixteenhundred and f*** Rands plus VAT. :o

I will get a quote in Europe.

I can get some made locally but I have to order a minimum of 10.

Who wants a skidplate for his / her DR650SE?
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2007, 08:28:00 am »
Me!!
but 16hundredandsomething is a bit steep

maybe you should start a whole new thread for this, but I don't think we have 10 DR's on the forum
I think I will make my own, I already cut a template out of cardboard
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2007, 08:32:35 am »
Me!!
but 16hundredandsomething is a bit steep

maybe you should start a whole new thread for this, but I don't think we have 10 DR's on the forum
I think I will make my own, I already cut a template out of cardboard

Just do not do a water-crossing ... that cardboard skid plate will not work so lekker thereafter .
« Last Edit: October 31, 2007, 08:38:46 am by Watty »
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2007, 08:41:35 am »
Hehe
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2007, 08:53:02 am »
There's sump guards on Thumpertalk for US$70 odd.
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2007, 09:35:30 am »
Het sommer vir myself een gemaak uit n ou toegeeteken padbord,   was eintlik baie maklik, so as jy n goeie pel het wat kan sweis en grind gee vir hom die materiaal en laat hy vir jou een maak.
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2007, 09:37:13 am »
Het sommer vir myself een gemaak uit n ou toegeeteken padbord,   was eintlik baie maklik, so as jy n goeie pel het wat kan sweis en grind gee vir hom die materiaal en laat hy vir jou een maak.

het jy dalk 'n foto?
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #89 on: October 31, 2007, 09:46:47 am »
I have a quote for the OEM DR650 skidplate from the US: US$120
I also have a price for the very lekker OEM rear rack: US$72
Waiting for a quote from my supplier in Europe. Should be a bit cheaper.

Re the ten DR's: I've got four. Plus one customer with one of my old flogged off bikes. Plus LS. Plus Bliknêrs. That's seven already :)
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2007, 10:31:40 am »
Almost there.
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #91 on: October 31, 2007, 11:06:57 am »
Try happy-trails and arrowhead too - they cater for DRs

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« Reply #92 on: October 31, 2007, 12:05:23 pm »
I think I will make my own skid-plate
it will give me a sense of accomplishment that is hard to get in this consumer society we have nowadays

I'd like to add this to my post - Proposed sprocket ratios for the DR (as fished from the internet)

Stock:        15/42/525

Offroad:     14/42/525
Highway:   16/42/525
Offroad:     15/46/520   (with 520 chain conversion)
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2007, 08:17:41 pm »
Het sommer vir myself een gemaak uit n ou toegeeteken padbord,   was eintlik baie maklik, so as jy n goeie pel het wat kan sweis en grind gee vir hom die materiaal en laat hy vir jou een maak.
Sou sweer julle ouens ry KLR 650's  ;D
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #94 on: November 01, 2007, 09:42:21 am »
Skid plate: ‚?¨ 94
Luggage rack: ‚?¨ 69

plus shipment & VAT  ???
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #95 on: November 01, 2007, 09:48:23 am »
This thread is all over the place
I like it

Have you DR owners noticed that the front dive-bombs just a little too much?
I did some hard cornering yesterday and the front really felt heavy and unsteady as the forks compressed
since the springs are not adjustable at all, I thought of the following:

heavier oil is a no-no: It worsens handling and can even blow a seal.

Spacers! - I'll lift the bike up on a crate so that the front wheel hangs freely
then I'll unscrew the top fork seals
then I'll measure the inside diametre
off to the shop next to buy a nylon rod (used by engineering places to lathe bushes) and chop it up like a cucumber
I'll drop the nylon spacers (looking like ice-hockey pucks) down the forks to compress the spring, starting with a spacer about 3cm thick

what do you think, will this sort it out?
« Last Edit: November 01, 2007, 09:50:49 am by LuckyStriker »
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #96 on: November 01, 2007, 09:55:16 am »
I have seen several US posts where they use PVC plumbers waste pipe.  Standard OD is 40mm in the Cape but 50mm in the rest of the country.  PVC is stiffer in compression than nylon & comes with a hole ready made.
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #97 on: November 01, 2007, 10:05:07 am »
I have seen several US posts where they use PVC plumbers waste pipe.  Standard OD is 40mm in the Cape but 50mm in the rest of the country.  PVC is stiffer in compression than nylon & comes with a hole ready made.
Great tip! Thanks tok

I'll start my investigations asap
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #98 on: November 01, 2007, 10:16:45 am »
LS why not have a proper metal spacer made?

i have a friend that has access to CNC and metal turning machines and stuff

if you can get me the correct measurements i'm sure i can get you a custom made spacer made
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #99 on: November 01, 2007, 10:47:37 am »
Stiffer/progressive springs?