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Offline Martin-DR650

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----What I want my final DR to look like----
« on: August 22, 2009, 05:54:46 pm »
I customized it on the computer....
But this is what I want on my final DR oneday.....

- Custom graphix/paint
- Full knobblies
- My own designed screen
- Small tank bag
- Adventure sticker on the front fender
- Rear luggage rack

Tell me what you guys think??
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013, 08:14:11 pm by Martin-DR650 »
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 06:21:25 pm »
Very good-looking! How about a bigger tank?
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 06:30:44 pm »
Would love 1,but they about R4500 for a Safari Tank....
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 06:55:57 pm »
Would love 1,but they about R4500 for a Safari Tank....

look out for second hand ones :)
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 07:56:43 pm »
Make like a famous takkie............
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 08:13:39 pm »
The Safari is butt ugly and does not fit properly, the cross brace looks like a backyard jobbie and the tank restricts access to the spark plugs.
When do you really need 700 km fuel range?
Get a Clarke or IMS for little over half the price of the Aqualine.
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 08:25:53 pm »
The Safari is butt ugly and does not fit properly, the cross brace looks like a backyard jobbie and the tank restricts access to the spark plugs.
When do you really need 700 km fuel range?
Get a Clarke or IMS for little over half the price of the Aqualine.

or acerbis?
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 09:02:52 pm »
The Acerbis is not made to fit the DR650SE but the DR650RS. Although you can make it fit the SE.
The Acerbis is quite big too, 22l as far as I remember. But I think it's been discontinued (?)
Would not go really big, kind of counter productive to buy a lightweight and nimble bike and then ruin it with a fuel drum.

The Clarke is really nice, fits like a glove and looks stunning (not like your face after riding through a swarm of bees with the visor open). 16l is enough for just over 300km under normal conditions.
The IMS is slightly bigger (19l), also seems to be well made from what I've heard but I have never actualy seen one (for the DR650SE, although a few on the KL650A)
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 09:08:02 pm »
The Acerbis is not made to fit the DR650SE but the DR650RS. Although you can make it fit the SE.
The Acerbis is quite big too, 22l as far as I remember. But I think it's been discontinued (?)
Would not go really big, kind of counter productive to buy a lightweight and nimble bike and then ruin it with a fuel drum.

The Clarke is really nice, fits like a glove and looks stunning (not like your face after riding through a swarm of bees with the visor open). 16l is enough for just over 300km under normal conditions.
The IMS is slightly bigger (19l), also seems to be well made from what I've heard but I have never actualy seen one (for the DR650SE, although a few on the KL650A)

Yes... then you might aswell buy a 08KLR with a 22l tank ?
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 09:37:49 pm »
::)

Have a look at the DRZ vs. DR thread re. the advantages of a DR over a KLR.

But I agree. If a big tank is all you want then you should buy a KLR :mwink:
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 09:20:12 am »
Nice my bra! DR looks befck.Strap a 10L can to the back. :thumleft:
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 09:36:02 am »
looking good man

I agree with lecap, if you can't afford the big daddy fuel tank then look at clarke or IMS. a bigger tank, while more expensive, is always a better alternative to slapping on a jerry can somewhere... in my opinion

For that screen, I reckon try and find a 2nd hand KTM 950 / 990 screen and chop it to fit  :thumleft: beware though, mounting onto the plastic is not always the strongest, you may want to look at some sort of re-inforcment

For the small tank bag, and a tail pack, check out the Kriega US-5 and US-10 tailpacks - you could easily find a way to fit these to the front. Sure, they're not super-cheap (R400 and R560 respectively) but they are also not expensive, and are tough as nails, easy to fit, and 100% water and dust proof.
5l - http://www.kriega.com/pages_sa/us5/US5-topframeset.html
10l - http://www.kriega.com/pages_sa/us10/us10-frameset.html

PM leftless he sells them

Of course then, you could look at a few ergonomic and "toughness" improvements... I would recommend wider pegs, stronger handlebars, risers (if you are tall), and decent hand guards...

Do all of that, and your DR will be comfortable, good looking, AND unstoppable  :thumleft:
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 11:17:42 am »
nice work on the 'puter martin, looks excellent.  one day, i would like to have a second bike, your modified dr would be it!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2009, 08:40:38 pm »
Thanx alot for the info guys! :thumleft:

Lecap,you have some photo's of your tank?? Please

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2009, 10:12:16 pm »
Nice work :thumleft:

Did you ride over Bainskloof about 4-weeks ago, few bikes went past, klr, chinese thingy and a black DR, think it had a 5/10l can on the back.  I was on a bicycle.

Still think the DR is underrated, frien might be buying in next 6-months but you don't see many DR's for sale ???

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2009, 10:43:03 pm »
JES WOESTERSOUS,THAT WAS ME LOL-WE DID A TRIP TO DIE MOND AND BACK -
AND I/WE DID DROVE PASS SOME PEOPLE ON BICYCLE'S!!!!!
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2009, 11:13:55 pm »
Piccie pre risers and pre bashplate:

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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2009, 06:58:12 am »
looking good man

I agree with lecap, if you can't afford the big daddy fuel tank then look at clarke or IMS. a bigger tank, while more expensive, is always a better alternative to slapping on a jerry can somewhere... in my opinion

For that screen, I reckon try and find a 2nd hand KTM 950 / 990 screen and chop it to fit  :thumleft: beware though, mounting onto the plastic is not always the strongest, you may want to look at some sort of re-inforcment

For the small tank bag, and a tail pack, check out the Kriega US-5 and US-10 tailpacks - you could easily find a way to fit these to the front. Sure, they're not super-cheap (R400 and R560 respectively) but they are also not expensive, and are tough as nails, easy to fit, and 100% water and dust proof.
5l - http://www.kriega.com/pages_sa/us5/US5-topframeset.html
10l - http://www.kriega.com/pages_sa/us10/us10-frameset.html

PM leftless he sells them

Of course then, you could look at a few ergonomic and "toughness" improvements... I would recommend wider pegs, stronger handlebars, risers (if you are tall), and decent hand guards...

Do all of that, and your DR will be comfortable, good looking, AND unstoppable  :thumleft:

 :D  Hey....all those  bike vs bike research helped    :deal:  devil in the detail and some good advice here.

Might disagree with LeCap...

Standard size of fuel tank, what 12l?

So, you lay out a lot of money for an additional 5l?

The DR, being aircooled, looks very slim with a 22l jobbie...besides, you do not need to fill it up all the time.
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2009, 07:10:01 am »
Where would you need more than 300km fuel range? Southern Algeria? Sudan? How often do you go there?

A big tank half full is actually worse than a big tank full to the top, 20l of juice sloshing about violently can't feel very reassuring.

If you buy a Clarke you lay out the money for not having to worry about dings and scratches and for the additional 4l / 80km of fuel range that make all the difference.
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Re: ----What I want my final DR to look like----
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2009, 07:21:16 am »
Looks good Martin  :thumleft:

I am also thinking that a larger tank is required, 16L or 19L should be more than enough.

Do you guys know where I could get hold of a Clarke or IMS tank in South Africa, or will I have to order from overseas?