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Offline Martin-DR650

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2009, 02:04:33 pm »
Some more of the rear luggage rack:




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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2009, 02:55:40 pm »
That's one of the best farkled dr's in SA, Martin. Very good job! I'll copy a lot of that.

How do you find the Bosson zhaust?? My Tornado looks very similar and has a nice deep note.

The only change I'd make is move your front skidplate attachment screws. I mounted mine higher on my home made plate (to behind the zhaust). That way they can't be pushed into the casing if you hit a rock.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2009, 03:02:48 pm »
very well done martin!
the bike looks brilliant.
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2009, 03:04:42 pm »
Thanx ! Still alot I wanna do to it . . . .

The bosson is great,love it,has a bit too much popping on de-cellaration,I think I have to rejet it at some point,but for now I just ride. . .

The skidplate has 2 U-Brackets in front, that clamps over the frame,a really big mission to get them on there,but does the job very nicely.
I didnt want to drill holes in the frame so came up with that idea.

You should post some pics of ur bike aswell. :thumleft:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2009, 03:13:47 pm »
Will post some pics once I get time to make another rack and plate  ;) .

Don't know what the other guys think, but those front attachment screws in your skidplate make me nervous. Just check that they can't be pushed into your casing by an unlucky hit right on one of those u-bolts. I used a piece of flat bar mounted very high up and behind the exhaust bend on my home made plate for the black bike:



You could easily move those attachment points to behind the exhaust, I think. Here's another view of the plate on my previous bike:



BTW guys - I should have some cash very soon - so I'm thinking the tm40 pumper carb, magnetic drain plug and dr250 tail light from procycle. Anyone else want to join in for a group order early next year??? I think I'll set up ANOTHER dr thread - the order from abroad thread :)
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2009, 03:30:19 pm »
Lekka :thumleft:

Now get rid of the ice cream scoops and fit some black barkbusters.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2009, 06:54:50 pm »
Nice. One of the joys of a reliable simple, light bike - can turn it something you want. Try handlebar risers and progressive front springs - makes a big difference to the handling and comfort.
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2009, 08:49:55 pm »
Nice. One of the joys of a reliable simple, light bike - can turn it something you want. Try handlebar risers and progressive front springs - makes a big difference to the handling and comfort.

Thats also on my list...
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2009, 08:51:57 pm »
With all the money you're spending on mods, you could have bought a KTM640!!!
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2009, 08:58:59 pm »
With all the money you're spending on mods, you could have bought a KTM640!!!


LOL. . . . .you think ???
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2009, 09:01:45 pm »
KTM 640 Adventure. . . . . It was the plan at first :deal:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2009, 10:49:29 pm »
Great stuff Martin, lyk baie goed.

What's next?

I went looking for a new helmet today, but walked out with a fatbar, risers, grips and handguards. Helmet will have to wait for January.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2009, 05:51:36 am »
dr @ 56K BRAND NEW ... KTM640 @ say 60K with 30 thousand on the clock. Nope, don't think so.

The nice thing about the dr is every oke can make it into what he wants, from a motard to an outright adventure bike - or both!! And you'll pay less pesos than you did for a purpose made bike like the 640 adventure. Oh ... and you also do the customization all yourself - that's satisfying!
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2009, 08:12:22 am »
dr @ 56K BRAND NEW ...

New price is Rk67 at Suzuki South but I would still buy the DR.
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2009, 08:20:41 am »
Hey Griffin

Ja that was a price spike because of the rand going to the toilet about one year ago. My spies tell me the 2010 price should come down nicely to around 56K (there's an 09 that was for sale new on the west rand at 67 - but the dealer told me she'd accept 56K .. tells you a story!)

The dr is not worth 67K IMO. Great bike. But 67K .... no.
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2009, 08:24:33 am »
A bikes price wont 'come down' howd you feel if you paid 67k today, and tomorrow your friend buys the same bike for 12k less?
 

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2009, 08:27:34 am »
A bikes price wont 'come down' howd you feel if you paid 67k today, and tomorrow your friend buys the same bike for 12k less?

It has before, Etienne. Ask Lecap.
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2009, 09:17:19 am »
A bikes price wont 'come down' howd you feel if you paid 67k today, and tomorrow your friend buys the same bike for 12k less?

I would be glad for his sake, and let him get the next 2 rounds.

Selling for R56.5k overhere as well, brand new. you can still finance for R68K, and do with the other R's what you u want. Dont know how long for though.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2009, 09:29:12 am »
DR650SE 2001: R48000
DR650SE 2002: R68000 :o

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DR650SE 2007: R48000

According to unconfirmed rumors the DR650SE will be R62k.

As an alternative to well informed circles the uninformed squares were established. This will be revealed by partially informed triangles soon :D



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Pro Arm lever does not protrude below bash plate. Yes, I know that this costs you some 2cm of ground clearance but I also know how expensive this lever is.

First field test of my bash plate ramping over a pile of gravel on Andy XTR660's urban enduro yesterday was a full success :)
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Re: Martin's Suzuki DR650 Garage
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2009, 09:56:08 am »
Martin your bike looks awesome. Nothing like farkled up DS  :thumleft:
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