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Offline lecap

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3700 on: November 18, 2015, 08:48:54 am »
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Hossack forks I always fancied a front end like that.

Unfortunately based on the first edition DR650.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3701 on: November 18, 2015, 01:37:17 pm »
The problem with workshop manuals on the internet is that in most countries the workshop manuals seem to be protected by copyright laws. ::)

Some one goes and puts a manual online. Sooner or later it will be taken down. That's why the links will usually only work for some time. If you find a manual where you have to be a member of a forum to be able to access it this seems to work longer.

Google is your friend you can usually find a working free download of the manual within a few minutes.

The other option is find some one with the manual, get the paper back disassembled, stuff it into a copy machine, then get everything bound again. I generally prefer this option since I can't find those washable rubber lab keyboards locally any more :-\

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3702 on: November 18, 2015, 09:33:44 pm »
Download this DR manual from my dropbox soon or forever hold your peace

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7wme8y0ogqhzwo/DR650-servicemanual.pdf?dl=0
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3703 on: November 20, 2015, 08:28:13 am »
Download this DR manual from my dropbox soon or forever hold your peace

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7wme8y0ogqhzwo/DR650-servicemanual.pdf?dl=0

Busy downloading it.  Thank you!   ;D
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3704 on: December 07, 2015, 04:45:42 pm »
OK, I've secured a DR by paying a deposit. Now the question is, in how much kak am I going to be if I start randomly asking questions without reading all 180 something pages of this thread?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3705 on: December 07, 2015, 04:58:24 pm »
Redelik baie kak  :lol8: want daar is 'n search bar ook, so jy hoef nie al 180 te lees nie.

Maar andersins baie geluk, daai is 'n versekering van goeie tye wat na jou toe kom.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3706 on: December 07, 2015, 05:36:45 pm »
Congratulations Leon. Honestly though, there is not a lot you will need to ask about a DR but ask away as the DR owners are a good bunch.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3707 on: December 07, 2015, 06:22:49 pm »
OK, I've secured a DR by paying a deposit. Now the question is, in how much kak am I going to be if I start randomly asking questions without reading all 180 something pages of this thread?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3708 on: December 07, 2015, 07:21:38 pm »
Remove and bypass all safety switches
Ride until you get bored with her in standard guise
Start opening her up a bit performance wise
Try to get a better seat
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3709 on: December 07, 2015, 09:51:11 pm »
Congrats Leon

The DR is an awesome bike.

I don't commute on mine, and mostly do hard core rides with Just Blip It in Swaziland, and day off-road rides in the MP Lowveld.

There are some necessary extras you have to fit, but a lot can be done for little money and some labour!

This is the trick, and will be extremely rewarding!

I will elaborate when I have time, what I have done to my DR.

I have also studied other Forums extensively, and will share some info.


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3710 on: December 07, 2015, 11:30:17 pm »
Do you also ride your DR like this?

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3711 on: December 08, 2015, 06:04:15 am »
OK, I've secured a DR by paying a deposit. Now the question is, in how much kak am I going to be if I start randomly asking questions without reading all 180 something pages of this thread?
 >:D


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The one fork seal is leaking, so the proper weight oil will be first to go in.
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Sidestand switch will probably happen very fast.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3712 on: December 08, 2015, 08:49:49 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3713 on: December 08, 2015, 10:47:26 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3714 on: December 08, 2015, 11:54:33 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3715 on: December 08, 2015, 11:56:06 am »
what are you doing with the KLR?
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3716 on: December 08, 2015, 11:58:39 am »
what are you doing with the KLR?
The jury is still out on that one, but it will either be sold or parted out. Under extreme conditions I might keep it, just because it will be dificult to let go of an old friend.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3717 on: December 08, 2015, 12:01:25 pm »
what are you doing with the KLR?
The jury is still out on that one, but it will either be sold or parted out. Under extreme conditions I might keep it, just because it will be dificult to let go of an old friend.


probably get more for it as spares
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3718 on: December 08, 2015, 10:53:22 pm »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3719 on: December 08, 2015, 10:55:01 pm »
I have since cut the section behind the header out. It was being heated up when clogged with mud.


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