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Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:09:59 pm »
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 05:31:38 pm »
About bloody time  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 05:44:01 pm »
So lets see some pics....

My '91 DR 650 Dakar... They don't build 'em like they used to....  >:D
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 05:50:12 pm »
my mate really wants one
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 05:51:07 pm »
Going to have to wait a month and a half for my pics, having mine transported up from east london, she will arrive on sat by that time im off to sea, but its a 95 rse exactly like the one in my profile pic, although all those plastic fairings are going!
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 05:52:22 pm »
my mate really wants one
Pre 96 on gumtree
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 06:04:15 pm »
So lets see some pics....

My '91 DR 650 Dakar... They don't build 'em like they used to....  >:D

wish I could get my hands on that headlight and light fairing on your bike, going the polisport route
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 06:11:16 pm »
So lets see some pics....

My '91 DR 650 Dakar... They don't build 'em like they used to....  >:D

wish I could get my hands on that headlight and light fairing on your bike, going the polisport route

You can't get those plastics anymore. I have tried to get a sidecover but with no luck.

Here's a '92 on gumtree : http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-motorcycles-motorbikes-scooters-DR-650-W0QQAdIdZ315148538

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 08:23:18 am »
Nice! they should have run with these instead :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 08:59:19 am »
Here's my 94 , don't know it's history,  it has a MPH speedo. Shows 39 000 miles now.

Recently rebored to 1st O/S , new cam chain, valves recut, new stem seals and polymer plugs etc, carb emulsion tube refurbished , new parts in clutch as it was violated , and the best part, the camshaft sprocket locating pin was MISSING. The air filter was compromised and a home-made one was found in it's place.

The inside faces of the swingarm and the bushes were all rounded off due to axle movement , and the balancer chain was slack as your grannies cheeks.

Other than that, it was a solid find. I've learned to really respect this model having owned a good spread of thumpers in recent years. This bike was ahead of it's time.

Carb issues require close attention , to make it run lekker again ... I find this the biggest ailment in oldtimer thumpers. The float level being number one culprit , followed by needle wear.

This one is nearly right, but I still await new plastic carb innards from the USA to make it perfect.





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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 09:04:09 am »
So lets see some pics....

My '91 DR 650 Dakar... They don't build 'em like they used to....  >:D


DROOOOOLLLLL !!!!!!!!!! The Dakar is THE ONE . Damn, that's nice !!! You lucky man you !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 09:07:23 am »
They should reissue the Dakar, they would sell like hot cakes...

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 10:44:18 am »
Got that right, if I had to have ONE bike , that would be it. There is not one thing or attribute you need that's not already there.  :ricky:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 05:14:26 pm »
My bike was supposed to be picked up today but nothing yet!!!! Bad service :( :(

What did you guys do for airfilters? Struggling to get twin air filter locally, how dirt (read sand) worthy is the OEM filter?
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 05:32:49 pm »
I'm using a new Suzuki OEM filter , treated with PJ1 filter oil well applied and massaged in. I think that's good enough. KTM uses Twinair as OEM equipment , but I fail to see any technical advantages. I don't like to sound like a wise-ass , but I've been grinding nano-particle pigments and filtering and centrifuging sub-micron particles for 10 years , there's not a lot about filtration and for that matter lazer-diffraction particle size analysis , that I have yet to learn  >:D

What I DID learn is that a K&N is crap , fine dust goes right though it an is visible settled on the intake tract !

If you are gonna ride competition or 10 meters behind the guy in front of you ... then maybe you need something fancy with very good filtration and very high dirt holding capacity ? In which case you need a 4x4 snorkel and a centrifuge pre-filter !

Nah, I reckon Suzook oil/foam maintained like you love it, is enough ?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 06:36:33 am »
I am promised my bike back this week. Can't wait.... Now for the run in conundrum? I've read a bit about running in and everyone has a opinion, but there is no real consensus. So this is what I'm going to do: Ride the bike home nice and calm like. On the weekend I'll warm it up nicely then go on a nice long dirt ride with lots of open throttle then engine braking type of riding (maybe 300-400km) but not really pushing it too hard. Then change oil and filter and ride normally from then on.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 07:19:00 am »
Wheelie it out the shop and ride it like you just that second stole it for the first 50 km.

You have little time or km to seat that top ring !

This is my run-in bible and I've treated about 10 bikes this way and they've all become nice tight performers with ZERO oil usage !

The trick is to avoid low-throttle cruising at all costs , and ride like a twatwaffle  :imaposer:

http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm



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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 08:07:30 am »
But I was riding like a twatwaffle when I broke it?  :laughing4:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2011, 06:50:43 am »
Right, my bikes in transit, and I'll be here to welcome her home, pics coming soon  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2011, 07:51:33 am »
Wanna see wanna see wanna see wanna see  :blob7: :blob7: :blob7:
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