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Offline blauth

DR650 Fuel Tank
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:04:19 pm »
Chaps, I'm wanting to purchase a second hand DR650 fuel tank. It's a 25L Acerbis but the add states it fits a 92 to 95 model.

Will this fit on one of the later models, like a 2008 upwards?


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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 10:26:30 pm »
Chaps, I'm wanting to purchase a second hand DR650 fuel tank. It's a 25L Acerbis but the add states it fits a 92 to 95 model.

Will this fit on one of the later models, like a 2008 upwards?

Barry - I am sure they have not changed from 98 onwards. Pre 98 might be different. Please text me a picture of it if you have a pic.
 

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 10:58:37 pm »
Hardy, those really early DR models had a completely different frame and everything so I'm sure it won't fit Hardy.. Thanks for the offer the help though.

You still maintain the DR is one of the best Adv bikes?

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 05:20:58 pm »
Hardy, those really early DR models had a completely different frame and everything so I'm sure it won't fit Hardy.. Thanks for the offer the help though.

You still maintain the DR is one of the best Adv bikes?

Yes I do, and I have a feeling you will agree soon
 

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 08:21:23 am »
Blauth you won`t regret the purchase.
Hardy was instrumental in me getting a DR after stubbornly refusing to sell me an XR he had.

I love the bike. Had a Dakar before and unless you are into the breakfast run thing the DR wins hands down in every department.
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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 08:55:51 am »
Chaps, I'm wanting to purchase a second hand DR650 fuel tank. It's a 25L Acerbis but the add states it fits a 92 to 95 model.

Will this fit on one of the later models, like a 2008 upwards?

I have one of those tanks in the post for my '91 DR, you are welcome to come check if it will fit when it arrives.

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 04:18:22 pm »
Blauth

PK and Hardy have opinions on the DR that I endorse fully.

Having ridden bikes for 45 years, and having owned 70's British bikes, and late 70's and 80's Jap bikes and Beemers, and my last bike having been an XT 600, and having recently scored a DR 650, I seriously think it is the best bike I've owned. Unintimidating, superbly reliable , it suits my toppie mode on tar and dirt roads. At the sedate pace I ride, I'm getting a staggering 26kml out of town!!

With your customizing skills, you'lll probably get second DR and turn into a cafe racer or tracker...
 

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 06:33:43 am »
Blauth

PK and Hardy have opinions on the DR that I endorse fully.

Having ridden bikes for 45 years, and having owned 70's British bikes, and late 70's and 80's Jap bikes and Beemers, and my last bike having been an XT 600, and having recently scored a DR 650, I seriously think it is the best bike I've owned. Unintimidating, superbly reliable , it suits my toppie mode on tar and dirt roads. At the sedate pace I ride, I'm getting a staggering 26kml out of town!!

With your customizing skills, you'lll probably get second DR and turn into a cafe racer or tracker...

Glad to hear you got yourself a DR -
Let me know if there are parts that you need, or accessories that you need to import. We have established a good relationship with a few dealers in the US.
 

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 06:51:16 am »
Barry

It is difficult to explain to non - DR owners where the facination with the DR stems from.
It does not do anything extremely well (Apart from it's reliability)
Yes, there is a few adjustments you will have to make, and yes, you will at some stage upgrade the front springs, if you weigh anything over 80kg, at a cost of R2300.
The thing is :
It can do anything - fast trails, slow trails, semi technical, sand, mud, highway etc, and it will do it with grace and humility.
It is not temperamental - at all. You always know what to expect.
It is super reliable, and refuses to break down.
It is probably the easiest bike to maintain - by far
The parts is cheap and easy to get.
You wont believe the fuel consumption.
It will be like that one best friend you have.

Good luck
 

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 07:52:31 am »
Thanks Hardy. I definitely see a DR in my near future. Your description is pretty much exactly what I need.

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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 09:01:27 am »
Barry

It is difficult to explain to non - DR owners where the facination with the DR stems from.
It does not do anything extremely well (Apart from it's reliability)
Yes, there is a few adjustments you will have to make, and yes, you will at some stage upgrade the front springs, if you weigh anything over 80kg, at a cost of R2300.
The thing is :
It can do anything - fast trails, slow trails, semi technical, sand, mud, highway etc, and it will do it with grace and humility.
It is not temperamental - at all. You always know what to expect.
It is super reliable, and refuses to break down.
It is probably the easiest bike to maintain - by far
The parts is cheap and easy to get.
You wont believe the fuel consumption.
It will be like that one best friend you have.

Good luck

nice write-up, Hardy! Oliver, our ex-employee, still rides one -daily - had it over 3 years, has no car, so it his commuter AND play-bike, and never seems to give a days trouble, too!
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Re: DR650 Fuel Tank
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 01:25:29 pm »
Chaps, I'm wanting to purchase a second hand DR650 fuel tank. It's a 25L Acerbis but the add states it fits a 92 to 95 model.

Will this fit on one of the later models, like a 2008 upwards?



Does NOT fit. There was a hack to make it fit (modification of tank mount, bolt on, some effort) and you had to modify the seat and seat pan of the SE too. Not worth the effort since Acerbis started making the tanks for the SE.
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