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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2009, 07:38:09 am »
And the generic ones (assuming Barkbusters are a trademark), wouldn't they work?
My OEM hand protectors are useless and looks like sh1t.

If I remember correctly, there was a generic bakbuster available, but I could not decipher the accompanying data table to determine if it would fit.

Will take another look on the bikegear website.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #101 on: May 05, 2009, 08:10:17 am »
I have Polisport Sharp plastic only wrap arounds. One size fits all. You can get a bucketload of others also with aluminium bar that might snap your wrist in a fall but protects the levers well.

Here in the Cape Topbox & Craig's are the places to check. The OEM DR650SE hand guards are useless. Took them off the brand new bike.
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« Reply #102 on: May 27, 2009, 04:08:06 pm »
I'd like to wire up my HTC loaded with garmin using a lighter socket. Any advice from the dr guys?? I know there's a spare lead under the seat (if I remember correctly ???   )

I'm  so-so with electrics.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #103 on: May 28, 2009, 09:52:48 am »
Most DR's (depends on year model) have a spare connector for the park light behind the lamp mask. If you have a park light discard it and use the connector for your plug.
Depending on the model (again ::) ) & type of ignition switch you can even switch off and lock the bike but still leave the socket powered if you need that.

Besides that, for the electrically challenged, get a male - female H4 connector kit for additional hgeadlights from Midas et al. and tap your plug onto the headlight circuit. Will be on with ignition.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #104 on: May 28, 2009, 10:11:45 am »
Most DR's (depends on year model) have a spare connector for the park light behind the lamp mask.

Thanks lc! Mine is an 08 (650se). Sounds pretty simple. :thumleft:

BTW - no need for a fuse??
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 10:16:59 am by jenks »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #105 on: May 28, 2009, 11:27:14 am »
It is fused via the bikes light fuse. Fine for small stuff like GPS, cell charger etc.

If you want to run a searchlight or a compressor you should connect new and thick wiring to the positive terminal on the solenoid and to the end of the negative battery cable where it attaches to the engine.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #106 on: May 28, 2009, 11:29:49 am »
It is fused via the bikes light fuse.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #107 on: May 30, 2009, 10:32:04 pm »
If my IMS tank was not already in the post I might have considered mounting this KTM tank and seat on the DR. (available here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=32671.0)  I saw the attached photo on the german dr650 forum.  Who wants to give this a try?  Would look good.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2009, 12:54:27 am »
If my IMS tank was not already in the post I might have considered mounting this KTM tank and seat on the DR. (available here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=32671.0)  I saw the attached photo on the german dr650 forum.  Who wants to give this a try?  Would look good.

You have the info on how that works?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2009, 07:33:22 am »
Anyone got a spare DR650SE carb? It must be off the SE (1996ff). Although the older RS / RSE use the same Mikumi 40 CV housing it's machined totally different. Also looking for a km/h speedo.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #110 on: August 20, 2009, 07:09:29 pm »
Does anyone have a CAD drawing of the back of the DR? (well, really I just need the bit with the grab-rails and the back of the seat)... I'm trying to draw luggage racks and that would help ALOT :)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #111 on: November 12, 2009, 01:13:15 pm »
I've bought another dr (an 07, US import) after flogging my black one in July. More money than sense, I know, but this bike has just 100km on the clock  :deal: . Paid 43K for it. Not bad. Now time to farkle a rack and skidplate. Eish I was a twatwaffle selling my first bike. But anyways back in the game again!!!




Nice can. Sweet Baritone note!!

This weekend is skidplate and rack time  ;D
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #112 on: November 12, 2009, 01:24:37 pm »
nice , american import with 100 km's on the clock  ???

pack bike , come to bash , leaving 5:30 tomorrow morning from grasemere 1 stop , be there
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #113 on: November 12, 2009, 01:32:07 pm »
nice , american import with 100 km's on the clock  ???

pack bike , come to bash , leaving 5:30 tomorrow morning from grasemere 1 stop , be there

Yup - just 100Ks! I know it sounds unbelievable - but I checked for typical signs of wear (on the grips, gear change rubbers, tyres, exhaust paint, etc) and this bike looks virtually new. That's a genuine 100kms  :D

So I'm chuffed!

Hey I'd love to join you okes, but this weekend is farkle time. Next time ICM. Hey how's the yammy?? I considered that - but the bike's a little big for me.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #114 on: November 12, 2009, 02:31:55 pm »
Bike looks in fantastic condition Jenks.

Well done and welcome back to the SSS :thumleft:
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #115 on: November 12, 2009, 02:47:33 pm »
Bike looks in fantastic condition Jenks.

Well done and welcome back to the SSS :thumleft:

Thanks boet. We must still do some riding together, hey? I remember you said there's some nice track near your possie.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #116 on: November 12, 2009, 02:52:20 pm »
Always keen to ride :ricky:

Feel like a long ride to Dullstroom soon.
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #117 on: November 16, 2009, 02:04:14 pm »
Howzit okes

I'm busy checking over the new dr. Cleaned and oiled the airfilter, ground the header weld, replaced oil and filter so far. I found one of the spark plugs was loose (finger tight!!).

The speedo knurl nut was also  loose - so maybe that 100kms is more like 600?? Who knows. The bike looks brand new, though.

Any other essential checks I should do? I know lecap mentioned the stearing bearings being too tight. What about grease pointsl, etc, etc??

BTW - I found the workshop manual online for download at around R53-00. Just google "workshop manual" and you'll pick up the site link. Worth paying and knowing you get the entire, complete manual!

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #118 on: November 16, 2009, 02:06:35 pm »
i have the manual.
if you want it,  i'll swap for a beer
 

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #119 on: November 16, 2009, 02:20:17 pm »
i have the manual.
if you want it,  i'll swap for a beer


 ;D ... hey I'll buy you okes a beer sometime anyways. I've already bought the manual pdf download.

Now I need to rewrite my learners and do my drivers. I let the learners lapse in July because I couldn't get a booking through that comically named Gauteng SERVICE Centre. Any recommendations on driving schools?? I'd like to also do some proper offroad training.
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