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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3720 on: December 08, 2015, 10:56:01 pm »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3721 on: December 08, 2015, 10:57:06 pm »
Bike has been delivered as promised. Some issues with paperwork, but I'm determined to have it sorted out, I've got a DR at last!
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3722 on: December 08, 2015, 11:00:03 pm »
I need to speak to Kykdaar about a luggage rack, I want something like the one he made that CG eventually owned (the bike that was sadly crashed).
On the other hand, the luggage system I got with the bike is HUGE. Overengineered does not quite get the idea across, I'll post some pictures once I've sobered up a bit.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3723 on: December 08, 2015, 11:03:39 pm »
Regarding the front fork seals and service.

I am busy with a DRZ 400 front end conversion for the DR, but taking my time with it.

I going to Swazi this coming weekend, so quickly did the LH seals on the original forks, rinsed both forks with paraffin, and filled with 10W Bel Ray fork oil, 160 mm from the top. Also dumped 4 X 2.5 flat washers in the top of each fork.

Went riding in the Tzaneen area this past weekend. The front seemed to be improved.

Remember the DR is under sprung, and under damped.

I also had my rear shock rebuilt by Superfoxi. Less than R2k for a revalve and uprated spring. No more pogo stick!


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Re: Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3724 on: December 09, 2015, 08:22:29 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 #3725 on: December 09, 2015, 08:44:28 am »
I will have two more DR650SE bash plates for sale in the new year. Definitely the last lot. In production now.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3726 on: December 09, 2015, 08:52:22 am »
I will have two more DR650SE bash plates for sale in the new year. Definitely the last lot. In production now.

Leon - buy.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3727 on: December 09, 2015, 09:54:45 am »
I will have two more DR650SE bash plates for sale in the new year. Definitely the last lot. In production now.

Leon - buy.
had one on my bike - brilliant quality and level of protection.
I agree have one on my DR
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3728 on: December 09, 2015, 09:55:08 am »
I will have two more DR650SE bash plates for sale in the new year. Definitely the last lot. In production now.

Leon - buy.
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As soon as bike is on my name.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3729 on: December 09, 2015, 10:04:42 am »
As soon as bike is on my name.

reserve it now.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3730 on: December 09, 2015, 10:44:04 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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How about this one?
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3731 on: December 09, 2015, 10:52:17 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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How about this one?

Overkill. I have that kind of thing on my KLR. I ride dirt roads that sometimes become a bit rough, I don't do Enduro Racing where I bash the bike around in ditches and riverbeds and up the sides of mountains.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3732 on: December 09, 2015, 01:52:40 pm »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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How about this one?

Overkill. I have that kind of thing on my KLR. I ride dirt roads that sometimes become a bit rough, I don't do Enduro Racing where I bash the bike around in ditches and riverbeds and up the sides of mountains.


this only because you do not own a DR, once you have the DR you will be going op mountains like a Enduro Racer of note!!!!
I could agree with you! But then we both would be wrong.....

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3733 on: December 10, 2015, 11:19:52 am »
Leon get a Hyde bashplate. Cheap and nasty and the kak service comes for free.
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How about this one?

Overkill. I have that kind of thing on my KLR. I ride dirt roads that sometimes become a bit rough, I don't do Enduro Racing where I bash the bike around in ditches and riverbeds and up the sides of mountains.


this only because you do not own a DR, once you have the DR you will be going op mountains like a Enduro Racer of note!!!!
Vertel hom!

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3734 on: December 10, 2015, 09:55:50 pm »
Hear hear!!! Enduro tracks en berg ry is nou baie fun
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3735 on: December 21, 2015, 08:51:53 am »
I own a 2011 DR650 with about 17000 km's on the clock. I notice there is a bit of grease evident (all black with dirt) on the lower triple clamp obviously originating from the stearing bearing or there abouts. There is no play in the stearing and it seems to be very smooth when I move the bars from side to side. Should I be worried?
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3736 on: January 04, 2016, 09:56:12 am »
I own a 2011 DR650 with about 17000 km's on the clock. I notice there is a bit of grease evident (all black with dirt) on the lower triple clamp obviously originating from the stearing bearing or there abouts. There is no play in the stearing and it seems to be very smooth when I move the bars from side to side. Should I be worried?

yes be very very worried!

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

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3737 on: January 04, 2016, 09:41:42 pm »
I don't see why. It is much better than finding them dry which was how my one arrived from the PD haha. A bit of extra grease hurt no one. If you're worried it's an easy job to drop the lower stem a couple of inches and check. Incidentally, out of the last 5 bikes I have bought only the Yamaha TDM came with fully packed headstock bearings. The rest were quite frankly criminally dry! Ian
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« Reply #3738 on: January 05, 2016, 08:58:42 am »
Morning , just want to thank all the guys on here that helped me with technical tips over the last couple of months. Thanks for tolerating all my stupid questions and me being so clueless.

Anyway, exciting stuff, standing on 290km now on my IMS tank without going over into reserve!

Couldn't be more happy with my jetting. Spot on and I'm stoked to bits
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3739 on: January 05, 2016, 10:33:53 am »
Morning guys, juwt want to thank all the guys on here that helped me with technical tips over the last couple of months. Thanks for tolerating all my stupid questions and and me being so clueless.

Anyway, exciting stuff, standing on 290km now on my IMS tank without going over into reserve!

Couldn't be more happy with my jetting. Spot on and I'm stoked to bits
You aren't riding fast enough!

The 290 km is not acceptable!

Good to hear you're enjoying the DR!

What carb/jet setting and mods did you end up with? Confirm you're at the coast?


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