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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2011, 08:17:57 am »
Woooohoooo!!!! FINALLY! :biggrin:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2011, 08:23:53 am »
Lekker enough to STEAL. I don't care what my wife says about No More Bikes. If I see one of these Dakars for grabs I'll buy it and hide it!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2011, 08:35:43 am »
Watch this spot for pics of my DR 650R.

Changed the front fender to Polisport - Yes yes I know its not standard but I don't want to keep it all standard. Carbon Fibre Wrapped side covers and tail piece.

the bike wasn't well cared for cosmetically and I am trying to get all that sorted over time.

The colour is black with kind of lilac graphics - original this is.

So maybe by Monday I post a pic.

My XLV750R - this I am doing all to keep standard seeing as there were only 500 limited editions built in world with about 50 still doing service.

Does someone know Jason at Dirtworx that can ask hin to give bike some special attention and get it back to me soonest.?

At moment it is with Schlowy for HID and LED's.Looking good.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2011, 04:32:49 pm »
Looking forward to the pics SuperDave, and then there were 4  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2011, 05:18:59 pm »
SuperDave , we wait patiently !!! Look forward to this thread all the more now !

Meantime , I  warily post what two days ago was a white bike that used to have pink and blue highlight ....nooooit !

Ok, so now the frame looks odd , don't worry, that'll get bastardised too !!!

See what happens when a rookie discovers his cheap Chinese spray gun ! Eeek. Behold my first ever spray job. Be kind  :o

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2011, 06:42:56 pm »
Wow. Looks awesome. The frame matches the seat and the fork boots. Looks nice

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2011, 10:15:44 pm »
Some pics of my DR so far.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #67 on: October 08, 2011, 07:59:56 am »
SuperDave , we wait patiently !!! Look forward to this thread all the more now !

Meantime , I  warily post what two days ago was a white bike that used to have pink and blue highlight ....nooooit !

Ok, so now the frame looks odd , don't worry, that'll get bastardised too !!!

See what happens when a rookie discovers his cheap Chinese spray gun ! Eeek. Behold my first ever spray job. Be kind 
That spray job looks pretty awesome, what exactly is that colour called? You going black on the frame?
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #68 on: October 08, 2011, 10:00:07 am »
Hey SuperDave , all the bits are there man. Nice to see yet another oldtimer in capable hands busy receiving new life !! Go for it !

Ja to explain my attempt at a respray ...  (1) CLEAN and CLEAN again all the plastics , in the bath ! Until the surface is squeeky, then rub down with 1000 grit waterpaper to break the shine ( 2) Apply one light coat of Krylon Plastic Primer and let dry completely ( 3) Top coat is Velvaglo !!! Dirty Khaki. Reduce 10% to 20% with Turps. Velvaglo choice is based on the fact that it's a self-crosslinking polyurethane, thats tough as nails, and being thixotropic is less prone to sagging and running compared to 'normal' paint. It dries slowly but levels well. It's matt, which is what I wanted, and also, it's easy to repair/retouch with a brush at any later date, unlike two-pack systems. I applied about 3 coats velvaglo. ( 4) The tank , being steel , was easier, I used a sanding disk to chomp through the decals to base metal, then rubbed the whole tank down with 400 grit. I sprayed on Velvaglo direct, about 3-4 coats.

Before starting out I tested the 'system' on the disk guard, did tape adhesion tests and rub /scratch tests and then petrol rub tests , and the paint held up very well. The Krylon primer is rattle can stuff btw ! It takes 5-7 days to achieve full adhesion. You could use Krylon Fusion plastic paint colours , I've done this on a farm bike, it works, but it's not as tough/scratch resistant as Velvaglo.

My aim is to make a bike that ultimately is completely unable to corrode , can be touched up , that blends into the environment of my 'farm' ( wild space )  , so that when I'm kicking back with a beer in the bush, my bike doesn't scream colour at me. The antithesis of an Orange KTM, if you like. I also think that when travelling Africa, the less attention you attract, the less ostentatious you appear, the better. A bike that fits into the bush will go some way to not attracting attention or looking like a million dollars. Ja, so I'm a strange one eh !  :patch:






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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2011, 10:08:51 am »
The bike looks  :thumleft: understated, yet classy, thanks for the technical on the paints, need to spray my tailpiece and side-covers white when I get back.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2011, 04:38:57 pm »
I tried the Rust O leum Plastic paint that is not supposed to need primer.

Some one was lying to me.

The paint is also not hard wearing and i like the velvaglo approach.

In fact I used Velvaglo on my cupboards at home - my own mix and it looks so mahogany people remark how cool it looks. Used a roller here and finish absolutely ripple free.

Hoping you use Hammerite on front forks and rear swing arm. I too am in the quest for a scratchproof  good quality finish.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2011, 04:50:53 pm »
SuperDave , we wait patiently !!! Look forward to this thread all the more now !

Meantime , I  warily post what two days ago was a white bike that used to have pink and blue highlight ....nooooit !

Ok, so now the frame looks odd , don't worry, that'll get bastardised too !!!

See what happens when a rookie discovers his cheap Chinese spray gun ! Eeek. Behold my first ever spray job. Be kind 
That spray job looks pretty awesome, what exactly is that colour called? You going black on the frame?

Black frame for sure. Frame needs lots of tlc.

Colour is black on tank, carbon fibre on side covers and rear tail piece

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2011, 11:20:22 pm »
Ja general consensus is I must go black on frame. Black it is. And yes, Hammerite. I have an R&D square of metal , with 4 quadrants painted with 1 x coastcote , and 3 hammerites , gloss, satin, and that 'forged' look with a flick of silver in it. I've let it dry for months. The hammerite takes FOREVER to develop resistance properties, but it's well worth the wait. Retained solvent is a bastard, but once it's out, there is no more 'plasticizer' effect, and the stuff is damn tough. The satin wins hands down for looks. Satin hammerite black it is. But it can take weeks to let go it's slowest solvent, until then, it will appear cheezy under yer fingernail !... Again, patience will win. Oh,  today I painted the bash plate to match the panels ... uncoventional perhaps, but it balances up the bike nicely.

I've just come home from Simonstown late at night on an open Ou Kaapse Weg , under moonshine, with the missus on the back. Man, these old DR's MOVE !!! It's odd, I have a Tiger 1050 and Bandit 1200 , but this ole DR is the bike I wanna ride. Why is that ???;D ;D ;D
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2011, 07:51:12 am »
Does anyone know a place to get tail light lenses? I was riding yesterday and picked up a bit if fencing wire that wrapped around the back wheel and broke the tail light? I'll try Suz, but they don't seem to have any stock of body bits for old DRs.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2011, 09:00:07 am »
Aw, bad luck mate ! Damn.

My first search would be to a used spares/breaker with (broken) sample in hand. That's gotta be a common 'bin' component. Ultimate fallback position would be to shop offshore , but logic says its common enough to come up with a part here on home soil ?

Be glad it's not a KTM640. I had to pay R860 for a tiny bit of red plastic !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2011, 09:02:11 am »
You know what ? I can't see properly from your pic, but that looks suspiciously like the same shape as a < 2006 KLR lens ....
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2011, 09:36:52 am »
No, its different, the rear mudguard is a different shape and the light is kind of inside the mudguard, not on top. You will be relieved to know though, that yours is the same as a DR200, and I have one of those spare lying in my garage.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2011, 09:49:34 am »
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2011, 12:14:47 pm »
Ok, 29 Euros, not too bad. I'll see if Suz have on Monday, otherwise I'll order it from them. Thanks!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2011, 12:26:50 pm »
hey DB9,
the bike looks great,
engine issues all sorted now?
what was the final cost?

Its running sweeet now. I just had the jetting sorted out so the fuel consumption is down from 12km/l to about 17/18km/l. The rebuild cost me 8 grand, which is not bad seeing as the engine is essentially new now.