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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #260 on: January 09, 2012, 08:00:27 pm »
Jong als is stukkend gemoer dieselle soos Ganja se bike ons het so 130km/h gery toe breek die ketting en toe breek 5de rat en toe die res....
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #261 on: January 09, 2012, 08:58:16 pm »
Eina Eina Eina !!!

This is why I have my own DID Chain tool and do most of my own work . Rivet links are the only links ! ( Al issie ding hin SCRAMBLER ! )
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #262 on: January 10, 2012, 09:05:17 am »
Looks to me like if you leave the black wires open-circuit your kill switch will stop working. You could take B/Y from the CDI to the kill switch directly , to restore it's function , and bypass the ignition switch , then you can go to 4 wires ?

I didn't go to Hogwarts School of Automotive Electrics, do not trust me !

Le Cap !??



Yes B/W and B/Y are used to switch off the engine. It's a magneto ignition remember and does not run off the battery but off a separate source coil. Means cutting battery power won't switch off the engine.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #263 on: January 10, 2012, 10:09:50 am »
I am looking for a DR 600/ 650 motor any leads would be appreciated!



A whole motor???? what's broken on your existing motor????

Yip for a project. I have a rolling chassis for a KTM, I would like to add reliability by fitting a Suz motor!  ;D
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #264 on: January 10, 2012, 10:13:17 am »
I am looking for a DR 600/ 650 motor any leads would be appreciated!



A whole motor???? what's broken on your existing motor????

Yip for a project. I have a rolling chassis for a KTM, I would like to add reliability by fitting a Suz motor!  ;D

Its a good thing not to many KTM okes frequent this thread, your will be burnt at the stake as a blasphemer!  >:D

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #265 on: January 10, 2012, 10:32:47 am »
Yip for a project. I have a rolling chassis for a KTM, I would like to add reliability by fitting a Suz motor!  ;D
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HAHAHAHAHAAA

This is very very interesting. Doen it ! Getting the chain drive on the other side will be fun.

Having recently owned a KTM640 and now with Old + New DR's , I will be lurking and looking as this absolutely grabs MY attention !

IMHO this sounds like someone building the worlds BEST adventure bike. There was a dude who made a Versys block into a 21 + 18 incher with range and all, that was close, but a Thumper approach is better to my mind. Not so many guys know that once you cross the Cubango, Cunene, or Limpopo , 650 cc is HUGE, and that 85kph is about as fast as you'll ever need.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #266 on: January 10, 2012, 10:37:20 am »
Ktemmer sorg net dat jou ketting ni breek anders gan jy di bike moet huis toe stoot...
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #267 on: January 10, 2012, 10:47:46 am »
Ktemmer sorg net dat jou ketting ni breek anders gan jy di bike moet huis toe stoot...

Ek sal sommer volunteer om die ou met my bakkie te gaan oplaai , die projek is selfs beter as die ou hier in die Kaap wat sy GS Dakar met KTM Oranje geverf het.

Bravery deserves support here boet !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #268 on: January 10, 2012, 10:54:25 am »
Getting the chain drive on the other side will be fun.


I have done it before, flip the back wheel over and switch sides with the brakes by welding new attachment points on the swingarm

 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #269 on: January 10, 2012, 10:55:33 am »
Yip for a project. I have a rolling chassis for a KTM, I would like to add reliability by fitting a Suz motor!  ;D

HAHAHAHAHAAA

This is very very interesting. Doen it ! Getting the chain drive on the other side will be fun.

Having recently owned a KTM640 and now with Old + New DR's , I will be lurking and looking as this absolutely grabs MY attention !

IMHO this sounds like someone building the worlds BEST adventure bike. There was a dude who made a Versys block into a 21 + 18 incher with range and all, that was close, but a Thumper approach is better to my mind. Not so many guys know that once you cross the Cubango, Cunene, or Limpopo , 650 cc is HUGE, and that 85kph is about as fast as you'll ever need.

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For sure, I did a trip once to Malawi on my trusty CB750, and at every road block or border post the guys were amazed to see 4 cylinders on a motorbike.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #270 on: January 10, 2012, 10:57:50 am »
James Bauer did Sani and most of Africa on a GS1000G , two wheels man, they can go anywhere.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #271 on: January 11, 2012, 03:54:14 pm »
Right slow progress but progress nevertheless , made a workshop in the garage, fabricated brackets for new indicators, got the good news that my parcel from pro-cycle is finally on it's way, and finally sent off my "Zorst" to Geoff Talbott (He may need to look at your bike Veemax)

I also noticed the other DR's on this thread have oil cooler protection bars, mine is without, so anyone with one of those goodies lying about please PM me.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #272 on: January 11, 2012, 03:58:15 pm »
Right slow progress but progress nevertheless , made a workshop in the garage, fabricated brackets for new indicators, got the good news that my parcel from pro-cycle is finally on it's way, and finally sent off my "Zorst" to Geoff Talbott (He may need to look at your bike Veemax)

I also noticed the other DR's on this thread have oil cooler protection bars, mine is without, so anyone with one of those goodies lying about please PM me.

It would probably be easiet just to make an oil cooler protector. Mine is just chromed tube steel. I bet you could make something really cool if you though about it a bit.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #273 on: January 11, 2012, 04:01:55 pm »
I would if I could pipe weld  :'(
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #274 on: January 11, 2012, 06:58:42 pm »
Hey guys, I'm loving my DR! It's like a golf witha modified engine..sort of. Understand the cam is a bit "hot". Anyways, questIon: can I upgear without the clutch. Some okes say it doesn't hurt the gears as long as you do it properly, on the DR it works much better than the GS-more smooth. What d'ya think?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #275 on: January 11, 2012, 08:13:37 pm »
VOLROOM !!!!! Welcome welcome dude !

Guess where I have been today !?

I rode my 1994 DR650 about 400km , a lot of dirt, trying to squeeze the last out the the back tire ...

The sun is setting, and I've just rolled in, dop at hand, bike cooling in the driveway.

Guys, I have to tell you something. This is it. This is the secret. This is the bike. I've owned about 30 bikes. This is the one I love best.

The stock carb is a BITCH. Slap it into shape, and you have a BIKE man.

I've been on HORRIBLE corrugations, tar passes, single track, got lost in Safripol's forests ( shhhh!!!  Illegal ) , flat out gravel highway, fought off wind, passed Harley's, wow, what a ride.

This bike is the definitive adventure bike, and do not underestimate what happens between 6500 and 7500 rpm ....you tend to ride at 4000 to 5000, maybe a brisk 5500 .... but there's a DEVIL in there....a rev-happy smooth band of Use and Abuse, that really brings out the dark side of this unassuming machine.

I am going to sue BMW for stealing two good years from me.

KTM , great. Keep yours. Been there done that.

But if you want something different, this old DR will never grow old or stale gents.

The Essence.

Thats what it is !

Ok, let me go refill my brandy now.

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Seriously, get your bike's RIGHT guys, then we are gonna meet HERE ..... I own this, and I want to summon the Clan. Bring your DR and your tent.





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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #276 on: January 11, 2012, 08:16:48 pm »
Another for luck.

Adventure riding heaven ... is where my land is in the middle of .....

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #277 on: January 11, 2012, 08:48:04 pm »
 :ricky: Im in +1000 , welcome volroom , about time!!!!  :laughing4:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #278 on: January 12, 2012, 09:10:23 am »
Re the 640 with a DR650Se engine:

Take a stock standard DR650SE fit Wilbers fork springs and emulator valves, stronger rear spring / revalve if you're fat, a plastic tank (choose one of three more or less "bolt ons" or the 25l Acerbis which fits with a bit of modification.) Some accessories like a decent handlebar, hand protectors, bash plate etc.

Similar result with much less hassle.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #279 on: January 12, 2012, 01:38:12 pm »
BST Bible Thread found ! Thanks to Volroom who reminded me I had EMAILED it to him, here goes:-

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347184
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