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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 07:59:46 am »
Veemax, do you have a pic/diagram of the tank mounting brackets on the frame of the pre 96 ? I wanna put a acerbis tank on mine - see the smalls section re-acerbis tank wanted
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 08:05:44 am »
Not one I can click on and send right now , but if you can be patient, later today I'll have it off and will take pics for you ... I'm gonna be in there for a post-rebuild valve check ... is there something that concerns you I need to focus on? ( pun intended )
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2011, 08:09:07 am »
LOL main concern being will the mounting points on the frame for the tank on the rse and the other pre-96s be the same? (the fairings are going so no prob there)
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2011, 08:18:06 am »
Ja I very much doubt those clever Japanese gentlemen would make a different setup for the RSE , but lets be sure neh ! Ok, so now this is the part where you wait.  I'll try to take some intelligent pics. Will put up a tape measure for reference, or a Windhoek Lager can ...
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2011, 08:19:24 am »
Go with the beer can, I need an excuse to go buy a few beers..... :imaposer:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2011, 08:40:50 am »
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?
I have had my filters made locally from a place called air-tech will check out the detail & post later, i found them 1st class come with a body, filter, cleaning kit the works & real good value
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2011, 09:21:04 am »
Thanks DB, would be interesting indeed, need to replace my filter
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2011, 10:20:05 am »
I'm going to fetch my bike just now........ Awesome!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2011, 11:34:34 am »
Do they still manufacturer the DR.  Say I want a 2011, would I be able to find one?  I think it would do well for commuting.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2011, 02:34:52 pm »
Of course they do, but the old ones are just waaaaaay cooler. Now go ask silly questions on the Yamaha thread.....  ;D

So I got mine back after the engine overhaul. Started first kick, and what was noticable was how little engine noise ther was compared to previously. So I took it on a lekker dirt ride all up hill and down dale about 100km, an I am now draining the oil and will replace the oil filter.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2011, 04:26:55 pm »
I'm going to fetch my bike just now........ Awesome!
still waiting for mine  :xxbah:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2011, 04:29:11 pm »
Oil and filter changed, now just need to find an excuse to go and ride again!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2011, 04:34:04 pm »
What did you have done to your motor DeepBase?
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2011, 04:45:18 pm »
At least my plastics and some other goodies have arrived  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 05:00:32 pm »
What did you have done to your motor DeepBase?


I farked it up by driving from Carnavon to Magaliesburg in 1 day without checking the oil. The bike ran 100% the whole time. When I tried to start it again a few days later, nothing, no compression. So what has just been done is new piston, rings, bearings and valves, so basically a new engine. It cost a bit but I'm looking forward to lots more kms from this bike.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2011, 05:03:24 pm »
At least my plastics and some other goodies have arrived  :biggrin:

Cool, looks like you're going to have fun putting everything together. Great platform to start with.  :thumleft:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2011, 05:13:30 pm »
Yeah, I cant wait, only prob is Im leaving the country for about 5 weeks, can only start when i get back....
I want to have my clutch sorted it was slipping a bit, also want motor stripped and everything checked, she used no oil on a JHB to EL trip so I think its all good.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2011, 05:48:50 pm »
Woooohoooo!!!! FINALLY! :biggrin:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011, 06:38:10 am »
Awesome......

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2011, 11:02:28 am »
Oh maaaan thats pretty ! Sorry about not coming through with the tank mount pics yet .... too many distractions , not got near the bike yet !

If that were my bike ....I'd hang onto that fairing setup .... nothing wrong with it .....sweeeeeeeeeeeet !
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