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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #200 on: January 04, 2012, 01:45:10 pm »
Been checking carbs on e-bay, tm-40 pumper carbs at 250 dollars , HOWEVER I noticed that there are dual pumper carbs for snowmobiles at 120 dollars, can they be split and used individualy? I would be in for a 60 buck split cost if this could be done!!! :mwink:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #201 on: January 04, 2012, 01:51:16 pm »
R2000 buys a lot of bottled patience, c'marn, DIY, have the experience of success !

Make your own spoke tool , a couple garden chairs, a clamp , a khoki pen for runout highlights, lace and tension , know it's right when YOU are happy !

It's really just a mental thing

In fact, can be good therapy.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #202 on: January 04, 2012, 01:53:41 pm »
Been checking carbs on e-bay, tm-40 pumper carbs at 250 dollars , HOWEVER I noticed that there are dual pumper carbs for snowmobiles at 120 dollars, can they be split and used individualy? I would be in for a 60 buck split cost if this could be done!!! :mwink:

Got a strongish rand , lucky for you. I imagine a snowmobile carb might just get complicated with pre-heat and weird snow stuff ?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #203 on: January 04, 2012, 01:59:17 pm »
The spoke saga has improved somewhat,  strip and re-lace at 350 per wheel, been advised on new spokes seeing as they 15 years old, but seeing as they only have a bit of surface rust I'm thinking of re-plating them.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #204 on: January 04, 2012, 03:10:37 pm »
Sounds like you've reached a viable fix , in your shoes I'd go this route. Bear in mind that those spokes will need to be retuned after a bit of settling in though .... factor that in.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #205 on: January 04, 2012, 07:22:56 pm »
Been playing a bit in the storage cupboard that pretends to be a garage today....
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #206 on: January 04, 2012, 07:26:41 pm »
Everything fits on the new bars
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #207 on: January 04, 2012, 09:14:06 pm »
Maaaaaan, hurry UP already !  :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #208 on: January 04, 2012, 09:18:01 pm »
Had a look at my frame today, painting can wait, she only has 17k km on her , so i'll ride the blerrie thing till the motor needs work!
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #209 on: January 05, 2012, 07:41:52 am »
WC, you are a solid reminder that a man can never have too big a fridge , or too big a garage  :imaposer:

My philosophy is to build a bike around a proven engine , if yours has ONLY 17 000km ( for REAL ??? ) , wow, you're almost home already!

Where did you get a bike that has been used 1000km per year instead of the industry average of 25 000km !!??? Old Age Home ?

SCORE !!!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #210 on: January 05, 2012, 08:10:05 am »
The bike was bought from a 2nd owner who had done one 120km trip and used it to the shops now and again after that, the owner prior to that had let her stand for a few years.

 ;D yeah that garage, thats it after my girlfriend cleaned it up to store my bike, Im unfortunately not allowed to throw anything more out, but hey I am used to small spaces, sure as hell beats working in a yacht engine room.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #211 on: January 05, 2012, 08:23:37 am »
I have a low ceiling double garage and cram THIS lot in there with a Hilux and a Condor , 4 bikes sideways, 2 jammed between the cages, and manage to squeeze one through the door into my workshop space.

HAHAHAHAHAAA

I am EXPERT in bike shuffling ! Then I still have a 200cc plaas bike in the Karoo. So far the missus won't let me park anything in the house, dammit.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #212 on: January 05, 2012, 08:29:44 am »
Im sure you can get rid of the Condor , that way you can get a few more bikes.

Nice collection you have going there  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #213 on: January 05, 2012, 08:30:01 am »
Hey, anyone need a front disk ? I'm getting one made up next week , just as easy to order 2. They use the old one as a template to follow with the lazer cutter. Min thick is 4mm , starts out 4.7 !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #214 on: January 05, 2012, 08:33:12 am »
The Savage, S50, and XLX belong to the WIFE . I'm not above riding the S50 , goes like snot for a cruiser, very light and goes around corners too. Ja I've put a stop to buying and selling for at least a year. Too addicted to novelty ? But I need a project bike ....mmmm.....think I'll Cafe Racer that Savage ! : )
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #215 on: January 05, 2012, 08:40:23 am »
My disk is okay for now, just want braided hoses.
I will strip the remaining bodywork off today and get those "zorst" measurements to you ASAP.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #216 on: January 05, 2012, 11:24:37 am »
Okay, progress, exhaust cans removed, tailpiece removed , can prep those for spraying.
Veemax, I think its best if I just courier the zorst to your guy and he can work from those dimensions.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #217 on: January 05, 2012, 01:45:55 pm »
WC - If those TM40 double pumpers can work we could always sHare one a piece?

Your bike is looking very nice.

Makes we want to go out and do something similar but nit yet until I have sorted the suspension then the motor mods and Acerbis tank and then we can think about the other cosmetics.

Oh if only I had more time to work on the bike.

Wife she is not happy that my bike gets more attention than she does.



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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #218 on: January 06, 2012, 05:07:58 am »
Yeah Superdave, was thinking about splitting the carbs, at 60 dollars each its a bargain.

 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2012, 05:28:20 am »
What I know about carbs is very little, can balanced carbs be split?
Any comments from a carb guru welcomed......