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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #120 on: December 15, 2011, 08:55:48 am »
I have one for my bike, its kind of big though, maybe I can make a plan to get it to you.

Here: 25MB....  http://www.dreamlodge.co.za/1990-1995_DR650_Service_Manual.pdf  (only download in about 1 hr, busy uploading at the moment....)

OK, upload complete:  http://www.dreamlodge.co.za/1990-1995_DR650_Service_Manual.pdf

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #121 on: December 15, 2011, 09:03:36 am »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: Excellent Can access direct from the web, thank you very much
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #122 on: December 23, 2011, 02:30:25 pm »
A few questions for the experienced DR maniacs here, has anyone done any suspension upgrades? If so what was done and results?
Secondly, as I am binning my fairing I need somewhere to attach my front indicators, pics of your set ups would be much appreciated.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #123 on: December 23, 2011, 04:01:13 pm »
A few questions for the experienced DR maniacs here, has anyone done any suspension upgrades? If so what was done and results?
Secondly, as I am binning my fairing I need somewhere to attach my front indicators, pics of your set ups would be much appreciated.

Firstly - I call dibs on your fairing if it really does get binned
Secondly - I was in a similar predicament a few bikes ago - I ended up going to builders & buying drainpipe attachments - you know, the kind you'd use to fix the downpipe to a wall - that consists of 2 half circles of aluminium with a nail thing on one half. I chucked the half with the nail thing away & bent the other half around the fork & then slipped a cheap motrix indicator through the holes. Brackets all done for R6 a side.

I'll see if I can find a pic to post
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #124 on: December 24, 2011, 05:28:52 am »
A few questions for the experienced DR maniacs here, has anyone done any suspension upgrades? If so what was done and results?
I put Wilbers progressive fork springs from LeCap up front and they made a lot of difference, less sag and much more solid feeling on the dirt. The back is stock, seems fine to me, no complaints!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #125 on: December 24, 2011, 07:29:11 am »
A few questions for the experienced DR maniacs here, has anyone done any suspension upgrades? If so what was done and results?
I put Wilbers progressive fork springs from LeCap up front and they made a lot of difference, less sag and much more solid feeling on the dirt. The back is stock, seems fine to me, no complaints!

me too - & I agree
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #126 on: December 24, 2011, 08:14:17 am »
My rear shock packed up resulting in me riding on coil spring for almost 1000 km. Going to rebuild shock and put about 7,8mm per kg spring. Stock is 6. May modify to nitrogen.Given my weight this calculates as correct spring tension. It may be a little too firm on tar. Not sure and still invvestigating. Up front I will also do progressive springs with Nitro Conversion.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #127 on: December 24, 2011, 09:08:15 am »
I have stock suspension fore and aft on both DR's old and new , but in both cases the rear spring is wound up to the minimum length preload spec. ( for my 83-86kg.) What I DID find on the oldtimer is that the fork spring had lost about an inch overall length from the free length spec. I've done nothing about it yet , but when I get a chance at my fathers lathe I'll conjure up some spacers and that will be good enough for this bike , as I'm not racing anyone : )

When I start taking luggage seriously in 2012 I'll review the suspension.

On my KLR a stiffer rear spring transformed the bike from a marshmellow, the stock spring sagged away most of it's useful travel , I think the wee Japanese engineers all weigh about 60kg !???
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #128 on: December 24, 2011, 07:43:41 pm »
60kg with full kit and luggage. I weigh 90odd kg plus luggage could get us up to about 110kg. Shock definitely not meant for my weight.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #129 on: December 26, 2011, 08:17:06 am »
Thanks for the input folks, so with a bigger tank (25Liters) and my 100KGs, wilburs the front , pack light and go on diet.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2011, 08:24:48 am »
I would be looking at the Acerbis long range tank. 26.4 litres. Landed cost about R2800 incl postage. Excluding Vat and Import duty. Makes it quite expensive though around R4500. Or could stick with current tank of 16 or 17 liters.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #131 on: December 26, 2011, 08:47:44 am »
Looking at the Acerbis for sure, can get one at $212 plus $75 for postage, vat at 14% so about $240 Thats R2000-00 odd, under R2800-00 with postage, you think import duties will bring it into the 4.5K region?????

I want the long range tank for sure as the fairings are going, offroad the rattling and headlight bulb breaking was driving me nuts.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2011, 08:54:29 am »
I think import duties will add 40% taking it up to about R3800.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #133 on: December 26, 2011, 09:01:56 am »
Such is the cost of progress, any suggestions on who can build a decent bash plate, crash bars and lightweight soft luggage frames in the JHB area? (north if possible)
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #134 on: December 26, 2011, 09:39:39 am »
I do have. Very reasonable with price and does excellent work. Also WD member. Not sure of his forum name but have his tel no. If you interested can get you more info.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #135 on: December 26, 2011, 09:56:57 am »
I would appreciate his details very much thanks, its time to get the show on the road!
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #136 on: December 26, 2011, 10:04:57 am »
Will send you PM later when on pc. BB not support PM.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #137 on: December 26, 2011, 10:14:36 am »
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #138 on: December 27, 2011, 07:12:49 am »
There is supposedly no import duty on motorcycle spares as such, they can charge you VAT , and a handling fee , is all.

I've brought in shocks, bash plates, tanks, pipes, bars, seats, pistons, filters, brake shoes etc in the last few years and have never paid duty.

Under the GATT agreement , all motor and motorcycle parts should be free of duty, I think. Tires maybe not, I dunno, there will be exception items no doubt , to protect local interest.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #139 on: December 27, 2011, 07:18:49 am »
Well thats about a thousand bucks worth of good news  :biggrin: