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Offline Martin-DR650

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Martin's Suzuki DR650
« on: December 11, 2009, 03:17:52 pm »
2008 Suzuki DR650 SE:
So far this is whats been improved:
-Old stupid reflectors removed
-stupid stickers been removed
-Tailend has been cleaned up,replaced with a custom made
stainless steel plate
-rear footpegs removed
-chain roller removed
-sidestand switch removed
-chainguard removed
-3mm custom MVD-aluminium Skidplate
-Bosson performance exhaust Leo Vince X3
-Orange headlight protector
-Custom made Rear luggage rack


« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 04:09:08 pm by Martin-DR650 »
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 03:20:56 pm »
Fitted my Rear luggage rack yesterday,took some pics just now.(have asked a fellow dog to post soon!)

You guys at Waterjet,Fidel,Martin thanx alot for all the trouble

Turned out great! Super strong and damn sexy! :pot:

Will powdercoat black soon....

Pics coming tonight. :thumleft:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 03:26:07 pm »
2008 Suzuki DR650 SE:
So far this is whats been improved:
-Old stupid reflectors removed
Why? Makes you more visible from da side
-stupid stickers been removed
-Tailend has been cleaned up,replaced with a custom made
stainless steel plate
-rear footpegs removed
Could be handy someday?
-chain roller removed
Vital
-sidestand switch removed
Do the clutch switch too
-chainguard removed
Why?
- 3mm custom MVD-aluminium Skidplate
-Bosson performance exhaust
On a fookin Suzuki?  >:D
-Dunlop D606 rear
Excellent choice
-TKC80 front
Even better
-Kappa KA660 Screen
Indispensable and gives the bike a nice look
-cockpit toolbag
-Orange headlight protector
-Custom made Rear luggage rack
Waiting for the pics :thumleft:



 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 03:29:04 pm »
Are you running a Suzuki chop shop?? :)

Maybe time to add a few things again :)
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 03:35:52 pm »
Are you running a Suzuki chop shop?? :)

Maybe time to add a few things again :)

LOL,No thanx ,Bike looks great now,and im well happy!

Next things to go is that huge flickers,gonna be replaced by smaller ones
and then some proper hand guards,and some Lecap handle bar risers
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 03:41:30 pm »
2008 Suzuki DR650 SE:
So far this is whats been improved:
-Old stupid reflectors removed
Why? Makes you more visible from da sideIm gonna replace that with the future reflectors,It's called a sticker(out with the old in with the new!)
-stupid stickers been removed
-Tailend has been cleaned up,replaced with a custom made
stainless steel plate
-rear footpegs removed
Could be handy someday?
I dont lift,I ride alone
-chain roller removed
Vital
-sidestand switch removed
Do the clutch switch too
Still want to do that
-chainguard removed
Why?Coz it doesnt need to be there,the chain is gonna start eating it soon anyway's
- 3mm custom MVD-aluminium Skidplate
-Bosson performance exhaust
On a fookin Suzuki?Yes!!  >:D
-Dunlop D606 rear
Excellent choice
-TKC80 front
Even better
-Kappa KA660 Screen
Indispensable and gives the bike a nice look
-cockpit toolbag
-Orange headlight protector
-Custom made Rear luggage rack
Waiting for the pics :thumleft:



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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 03:51:04 pm »
Just wanted to add my little chirp about my Dr...I have a new back tyre  :biggrin:
Thanks to Lecap for his help and advice.
loving my new bike  :3some:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 04:05:03 pm »
Martin...
:useless:
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009, 04:06:47 pm »
Eish - can't wait for the pics, Martin!!

I'm particularly interested in your tail tidy set-up, the skidplate and the rack. So pics of those would be gratefully appreciated.

BTW ... how's the bike running now?? Did you get those issues sorted?
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 04:22:40 pm »
the tail tidy is easy jenks.   
just unbolt the plastic 'hangover' from the bike's tail
cut the wires for the numberplate light,  seal off and tuck away
fashion a bracket to fit the bolts under the tail for a new numberplate mount.
bob's yer feckin' uncle
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 04:58:56 pm »
haha - thanks Ganj

Nice little Sunday project methinks  :thumleft:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009, 05:01:18 pm »
Hey Falcon

Good to hear you're enjoying the bike!
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2009, 08:00:15 pm »
Martin...
:useless:

Ek weet nie waar my foto-man is nie?

Sal iemand anders die foto's op laai?
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2009, 08:28:06 pm »
Martin...
:useless:

Ek weet nie waar my foto-man is nie?

Sal iemand anders die foto's op laai?
Jy kan dit mos self oplaai :) , ek't die fotos van jou pa se bike gepost
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2009, 06:37:15 am »

On a fookin Suzuki?  >:D


Kykdaar, you seen The Commitments?

Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What did Evil Knievel want?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
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BTW Martin:

 :useless:

i am also interisted in your

-Kappa KA660 Screen
-cockpit toolbag
-Orange headlight protector

Can we get some closeups of this setup, from different angles?

I'm of shopping for a new noodle and handguards today, fitted a different front mudguard yesterday, lyk piele  :thumleft: 

Does anyone know if the aftermarket DR hand-choke is available anywhere in SA?

http://dr650.zenseeker.net/Carburetor/ChokeKnob.jpg

BTW Martin, did I mention:

 :useless:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2009, 06:40:00 am »
cut the wires for the numberplate light,  seal off and tuck away

So you no longer have a numberplate light.  Is that a problem when trying to get a road worthy certificate?
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2009, 06:42:56 am »
cut the wires for the numberplate light,  seal off and tuck away

So you no longer have a numberplate light.  Is that a problem when trying to get a road worthy certificate?

dunno,  bought brand new...
although this is SA.   even the cops break the law...
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2009, 10:32:50 am »
cut the wires for the numberplate light,  seal off and tuck away

So you no longer have a numberplate light.  Is that a problem when trying to get a road worthy certificate?

Yes. Keep bike until it falls apart or make reversible modifications.
Or buy RWC at the taxi rank in Khayelitsha ;D
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2009, 08:23:12 am »

On a fookin Suzuki?  >:D


Kykdaar, you seen The Commitments?

Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What did Evil Knievel want?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: On a fucking Suzuki?

BTW Martin:

 :useless:

i am also interisted in your

-Kappa KA660 Screen
-cockpit toolbag
-Orange headlight protector

Can we get some closeups of this setup, from different angles?

I'm of shopping for a new noodle and handguards today, fitted a different front mudguard yesterday, lyk piele  :thumleft: 

Does anyone know if the aftermarket DR hand-choke is available anywhere in SA?

http://dr650.zenseeker.net/Carburetor/ChokeKnob.jpg

BTW Martin, did I mention:

 :useless:


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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2009, 01:59:07 pm »
My bike so far:
















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