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Offline Veemax

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2011, 11:05:54 am »
DeepBase you owe us a pic pleeeeze !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2011, 11:36:40 am »
Here you go.....

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2011, 03:27:53 pm »
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 !

Fairing rattles to pieces offroad and is not "crashable", I will still be able to go back to original if I change. But will prob sell off the plastics.

No worries about tank pic, Im flying out tomorrow to prepare my boat.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2011, 03:29:32 pm »

Here you go.....
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2011, 03:33:12 pm »
 :3some:

So next week I'm riding it for about 8 days to the bash and then back through Nam and Bots :thumleft: I just need new tyres and I'm ready to roll!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2011, 03:40:47 pm »
Im envious indeed.....
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2011, 12:54:13 pm »
DB, I am looking at what I consider to be the ultimate factory adventure bike ever made. Awesome !!! Serious perve !!!

WC , blue skies and tailwinds bud ... don't bump into anything.

I've been tidying my workshop , some seriously offbeat paint violation is about to strike that 90's white and blue in the heart ...all will be revealed.

Once you have discovered and mastered Krylon's 'fusion' technology , an adhesion promoter for Polyolefins , no motorcycle plastic part is immune to a through bastardising ..... :pot:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2011, 01:15:23 pm »
I don't know why Suzi doesn't still make a DR variant like this. As soon as anyone buys a new DR, they throw away the stock tank and put on an larger one, buy a bash plate, build a rear carrier, but all of that stuff was standard on the DR650R. Makes no sense.

Lets see a bigger pic of your bike Veemax?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2011, 06:04:56 pm »
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 !

Fairing rattles to pieces offroad and is not "crashable", I will still be able to go back to original if I change. But will prob sell off the plastics.

No worries about tank pic, Im flying out tomorrow to prepare my boat.


I would also leave it original  - it's not like it's a regular, common DR - that's a rare special one - in SA at any rate
(& just 'cos I can - here's a pic of some more rare & special DRs - mine & DR_BIG_750  DR Bigs )
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2011, 06:26:24 pm »
Woooohoooo!!!! FINALLY! :biggrin:

Nice ride WC !  :3some:  :thumleft:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2011, 09:08:40 pm »
DB , you wanna see a bigger pic of WHICH bike ? The 94 I posted up here, if I post my 2007 you see in my side bar, that's not allowed on this thread .... I posted it a long time back as PLAB ...( wonder if I can search for that ? ) .... somwhere in open forum....PLAB stands for Personalised Lightweight Adventure Bike btw ... even the bar ends are aluminium to save 700g !

But here I don't wanna get flamed for putting up a >96DR  !!!  :mwink:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2011, 09:13:42 pm »
Wildcoast , I know you're sailing some wild yacht across the pond, but I just wanna put this up for yer before I forget, I have closeups with a tape measure, but here's a full frontal nude showing where the 94 'SER' s tank rubber titties are , for your camel tank considerations ... more detail where this came from, but I don't wanna bore the locals. All the white plastics I took off ... previous owner powder coated the frame...I am about to undo some of his efforts....white and blue , while OEM and fetchingly 1990's....is a bit limp wristed for where this bike will be at home.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2011, 09:16:24 pm »
Lekker. Not on the pond yet , sitting in v and a waiting for some gear and paperwork, thanks bud I can use that.... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2011, 09:25:22 pm »
I see you online ....so here's a closer one

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2011, 09:32:19 pm »
As far as I can see, or remember the frames are identical, only diffs are rear footpeg hangers, bash plate and fairing mounting brackets, if you can make a pre 96 acerbis fit a post 96, I should be a for away  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2011, 09:43:01 pm »
If you can fix a broken mast mid atlantic ..... you can put any blerrie tank on a thumper : )
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2011, 09:45:08 pm »
If you can fix a broken mast mid atlantic ..... you can put any blerrie tank on a thumper

this one has no mast  :mwink:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2011, 05:59:48 am »
hey DB9,
the bike looks great,
engine issues all sorted now?
what was the final cost?
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2011, 07:55:00 am »
The fitment of the Acerbis tank onto the DR650SE was described on HUBB. Can't remember the author's name but he's even got drawings for the necessary mounting bracket.
You have to modify the seat too.

All in all it's a modification not too difficult to be considered and definitely worthwhile if you look for a ~500km fuel range tank for a reasonable price.
The Acerbis IMHO is also vastly superior to the Aqualine in design, fit & quality.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2011, 08:11:53 am »
In an ideal world, I'd like a > 500km tank, but also the big plus of being able to magnetically secure a tank bag. You'd have to be a little crazy to fix any kind of anchor points to a plastic tank ... but I would consider this a big plus , anybody got a suggestion ? My only thought is to pass a sealed bolt right through, from the inside .... meantime I'm keeping my 17 litre metal tank as it can eek out 400km and my stock Oxford tank bag works well with all it's magnets lekker vas. But the Dakar with the 21 litre metal tank and kickstart is the right bike, right out of the factory.  :crybaby2:
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