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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3780 on: March 05, 2016, 03:16:25 pm »
Thanks to Groenie, Pofmuis, Pielas and Porra for helping with my DR's front shocks this morning.
Pofmuis got the notes wrong and replaced my fubar air filter, thanks Pofmuis. Pielas was there for moral support, and Porra supplied the quips and comments as only he can.
Groenie actually did all the work, thanks, the difference in the bike is huge. There was actually black gunk in the shocks, it took some coaxing to get it out of there.
Front shocks now sorted, back suspension next. I'm hoping it's just going to be a few settings, but we will wait and see.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3781 on: March 05, 2016, 06:58:35 pm »
Thanks to Groenie, Pofmuis, Pielas and Porra for helping with my DR's front shocks this morning.
Pofmuis got the notes wrong and replaced my fubar air filter, thanks Pofmuis. Pielas was there for moral support, and Porra supplied the quips and comments as only he can.
Groenie actually did all the work, thanks, the difference in the bike is huge. There was actually black gunk in the shocks, it took some coaxing to get it out of there.
Front shocks now sorted, back suspension next. I'm hoping it's just going to be a few settings, but we will wait and see.


Glad to hear - hope he made me a special tool as well?
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3782 on: March 05, 2016, 08:41:03 pm »
Thanks to Groenie, Pofmuis, Pielas and Porra for helping with my DR's front shocks this morning.
Pofmuis got the notes wrong and replaced my fubar air filter, thanks Pofmuis. Pielas was there for moral support, and Porra supplied the quips and comments as only he can.
Groenie actually did all the work, thanks, the difference in the bike is huge. There was actually black gunk in the shocks, it took some coaxing to get it out of there.
Front shocks now sorted, back suspension next. I'm hoping it's just going to be a few settings, but we will wait and see.


Glad to hear - hope he made me a special tool as well?
He did!
It was awesome, you should have seen the man in action.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3783 on: March 05, 2016, 09:00:57 pm »
Special tool? To hold the inside of the fork to strip them?


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3784 on: March 05, 2016, 09:12:58 pm »
Special tool? To hold the inside of the fork to strip them?


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3785 on: March 05, 2016, 09:25:46 pm »
Sweet, I need to drop some stuff of with him tomorrow.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3786 on: March 05, 2016, 09:59:23 pm »
Special tool? To hold the inside of the fork to strip them?


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Yes, 25mm square tubing, would you believe.
Same here. Works a charm!


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3787 on: March 06, 2016, 06:11:50 am »
Special tool? To hold the inside of the fork to strip them?


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Yes, 25mm square tubing, would you believe.


The day i got married me and paulie played that game.
Quickly service the forks before going to the wedding.
Made a tool from a length of threaded rod,  a large bolt,  and a thingymajig they could both screw into.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3788 on: March 06, 2016, 07:14:27 am »
Special tool? To hold the inside of the fork to strip them?


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Yes, 25mm square tubing, would you believe.


The day i got married me and paulie played that game.
Quickly service the forks before going to the wedding.
Made a tool from a length of threaded rod,  a large bolt,  and a thingymajig they could both screw into.
Still got the tool,  still got the wife.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3789 on: March 06, 2016, 09:06:23 am »
If you are doing the job in Durban and you would like something with a more positive engagement than 25mm square tubing I made up the special tool in the picture that I am happy to lend out.

Also feast your eyes on this special tool that I borrowed from an engineer in Pinetown to seat the seals in 48mm Kayaba upside down forks. The rebate is set so that it engages on the fork outer when the seal is fully seated. Very nice tool.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3790 on: April 16, 2016, 01:42:49 pm »
I've disconnected the safety switch from the clutch lever, but not sure if I should do the sidestand switch as well.
Thinking maybe I should leave it until it gives problems, shouldn't be a major fix, even if it breaks somewhere in the bush.
But the question is whether the sidestand switch on the DR is as notoriously prone to failure as the one on the KLR?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3791 on: April 16, 2016, 04:14:41 pm »
TAKE THE SIDESTAND SWITCH OFF!
If it fails while doing technical stuff or while going through a tight corner etc you will most probably meet mother earth in a kak way!
Mine failed while going round a corner on a wet road, could not react quick enough to prevent a tail slide......

and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3792 on: April 17, 2016, 11:00:26 am »
On my seven DR650SE as of today I had - zero - problems with the side stand switch. I won't cause any problems as long as you squirt some Q20 onto the side stand pivot point every now and then at least when it becomes sticky.

Problems with the clutch cut out switch so far: 1!
The bike was on something like 125,000km. I had to wiggle the clutch whilst holding the start button to get the bike to start. I disassembled the switch and cleaned it. Still works fine some 15,000km and 18 months later. Maybe disassembling and cleaning the clutch cut out switch should be scheduled for the 100,000km service. ???

I have seen plenty more, expensive and sometimes painful outcomes of disabled safety features  than problems with malfunctions of them. And this includes the KL650A - C side stand switch.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3793 on: May 08, 2016, 09:31:19 am »
Off topic here. A friend of mine is selling his Aluminium Two Brothers slip on exhaust. R3000 if anyone is interested
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3794 on: May 23, 2016, 10:24:05 am »
Here are some photos of my recently bought DR650. Will do some smell changes to it.




 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3795 on: May 23, 2016, 10:26:20 am »
Here are some photos of my recently bought DR650. Will do some smell changes to it.





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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3796 on: May 23, 2016, 10:30:40 am »
It seems that my DR likes riding. I know she stood for some time before I got her. When I first got her she was using a lot of fuel, I only got 17Kilos to the liter. Now that I've been riding for a few months, I started noticing the economy improving.
I decided to do an experiment, and filled the tank. Then tried to ride as close to 120 as I could manage, basically a trip to Kempton park and back. Even at 120, I'm up to 19 kilos to the liter.
I'm sure two new (standerd) sprockets is going to push me over 20, at which stage I will be happy.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3797 on: May 23, 2016, 10:33:20 am »
Here are some photos of my recently bought DR650. Will do some smell changes to it.





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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3798 on: May 23, 2016, 10:50:23 am »
Some things to do:

Sort Carbie out drives shit between 30 to 85km/h.
Reshape & pad seat.
Cleanup tail end.
Carrier plate and Pannier racks.
Different exhaust, standard one burn through one inside sound like marbels in a can
when idlling.
New handguards.
Spots to use with dims.
New front and back tyres.
Wide footpegs.

What I have done so far:
Clean Carb and rejet it, adjust neelde runs better but still have a bit of stuble. Pulls lekker from 80 up.
Cleaned the back end and fitted smaller flikker lights front and back.
Carrier frame with plate fitted.
Big boy foot pegs on front.
New T63 back tyre.
Modified KTM 990 exhaust, still have to bent mid pipe to bring exhaust higher up and closer to frame.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3799 on: May 23, 2016, 11:34:20 am »
Here is the frame and carrier plate for DR.







Photo of KTM Pipe.



Tail end tidy, posing with KLE.