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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #740 on: March 28, 2012, 08:53:00 am »
Always connect ground to battery negative terminal. Else you end up with Italian electrics ::)

14.5 - 14.8V max
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #741 on: March 28, 2012, 10:32:14 am »
Always connect ground to battery negative terminal. Else you end up with Italian electrics ::)

14.5 - 14.8V max

Hmmm. thx. that's for a brand new battery I guess, right - at max revs, right? I need it to be no more than 14.4V - will it be that at lower revs?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #742 on: March 28, 2012, 10:40:20 am »
Agreed, gooi 10w like the manual says, you in for a 200k test ride Volroom? 31st of March

I'll likely come a join you on that Breedt's nek ride.

Are you two still going on this ride? Which day?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #743 on: March 28, 2012, 10:46:49 am »
I'm in for saturday
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #744 on: March 28, 2012, 11:14:01 am »
Ja Saturday  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #745 on: March 28, 2012, 11:17:15 am »
OK cool. I'll see you at Mogallywood for brekkie at about 9.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #746 on: March 28, 2012, 11:21:10 am »
OK cool. I'll see you at Mogallywood for brekkie at about 9.

Where? Physical address perhaps for GPS?
Sorry, don't know the area
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #747 on: March 28, 2012, 11:24:31 am »
Volroom, Im going to the sasol it's about 15 min fom my spot
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #748 on: March 28, 2012, 11:29:25 am »
OK cool. I'll see you at Mogallywood for brekkie at about 9.

Where? Physical address perhaps for GPS?
Sorry, don't know the area



Everyone is meeting at Sasol, but I live about 10mins from Breedt's nek, so I'm not going to ride to joburg and then back again. Best you hook up with WC and I'll see you a bit later. Mgallywood is at the bottom of Breedt's nek on a farm, so no address that a GPS gould figure out. You will need the coordinates.


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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #749 on: March 28, 2012, 11:42:00 am »
Cool, will meet up then at Sasol and see you at the farm
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #750 on: March 30, 2012, 12:54:31 pm »
Yay! Suz managed to get a replacement tail light lens for me! The sticky tape was starting to look a bit kak. I'm going to take in my bike next week to get the steering bearings replaced as well. The bike will then be ready to go! I would like to get one of those LED rear bulbs as well, any idea where to get them from anyone?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #751 on: March 30, 2012, 04:10:13 pm »
I will see you guys there on my XLV 750 R. Hope the ride is gentle enough on my old girl.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #752 on: April 01, 2012, 09:53:25 am »
How was it? Didn't make it this time, will do next time. It's actually a good thing..checked underneath my sump for an oil weep when i saw the frame rusted THROUGH on both sides!! Thought this bike was super clean...it was down at the coast and even though elsewhere there seems to be little rust, down there it's another story.

Don't know how to solve this problem. Any ideas? Bike's at Groenie's place at the moment. He thinks it so bad that I need to look for another frame! But there must be some other solution as well..

BTW, having the bike dynoed: good idea. Getting that fuel/air mixture just right yourself it actually impossible, you'll never know. My engine was running way lean. The jerkiness below 3000rpm is gone now, drilled the slide of the carb as well, throttle response much better. didn't touch the spring.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #753 on: April 01, 2012, 03:05:12 pm »
Been gone a while ... did fetch that Cruiser from Benoni, and was a good buy . Anyway , while you lads have been busy I've been preparing the wifes bike and ....which DR? .... the new one won the vote ,( better seat mainly, and it's better riding slow )

So I mentioned this idea of using 110mm pipe for storage , check it as applied thus far. I hate panniers, but this pooratech fix adds significant storage in the right place for weight ... won't catch much wind, is dust and rain proof, and very light.

Anyway, had fun with it ....

You can see the bike I created for the Missus's short legs , a dual sport bike with suspension that weighs nothing, and has a seat height of 700mm, and can manage highway speeds ... a tough call eh !

So here's a novel luggage idea for the minimalist : ) .... PS Ceres fruit juice concentrate bottles are the perfect snug fit ...









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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #754 on: April 01, 2012, 03:11:22 pm »
How was it? Didn't make it this time, will do next time. It's actually a good thing..checked underneath my sump for an oil weep when i saw the frame rusted THROUGH on both sides!! Thought this bike was super clean...it was down at the coast and even though elsewhere there seems to be little rust, down there it's another story.

Don't know how to solve this problem. Any ideas? Bike's at Groenie's place at the moment. He thinks it so bad that I need to look for another frame! But there must be some other solution as well..

BTW, having the bike dynoed: good idea. Getting that fuel/air mixture just right yourself it actually impossible, you'll never know. My engine was running way lean. The jerkiness below 3000rpm is gone now, drilled the slide of the carb as well, throttle response much better. didn't touch the spring.

That's WEIRD VR !!!! I reckon someone must have abandoned the bike with a skidplate full of mud to cause that ???? Or it was swum and never drained , or high pressure cleaned and water got it. Scary ! Really am so sorry I never spotted that . I would not hesistate to do some plastic surgery , but I'd not trust my own welds , I'd send it to my mates engineering shop. Bit of a shocker eh?  Am now glad you got a good price on the bike or that would hurt twice as much. So sorry man,  :3some:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #755 on: April 01, 2012, 04:32:54 pm »
Just weld the frame Volroom, check out the planning a ride section for pics (you missed out on great mud practise, I did a nice gracefull swallow dive over the bars  :biggrin:)
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #756 on: April 02, 2012, 06:53:45 am »
Any suggestions on vibration damping to the grips? I rode with two 640 Adventures for about 300km and they seemed as smooth as butter as opposed to my machine  ???
The vibrations seem worse with my after market bars , about to stand my bike down to a commuter and go dark side for adventure riding.....
The vibes have blown one indicator already.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #757 on: April 02, 2012, 09:18:11 am »
That would be the cheapest solution I guess...just frieken weld the frame. I think I'm going with that. I'm really not into the idea of stripping down the hole bike bla bla, no thx.

I also feel the vibration, but getting close to 5000rpm she settles down enough that it's not a problem.

BTW, the indicated speeds were different to what I said before. Rode with the GPS and got (with on tooth less front sprocket)

4700 RPM at 100km/h
5000 RPM at 109-110
5400 RPM at 120

That's fine for me, and Veemax - nice work BTW - the jerksumness is much less after having had it dynoed. Seems that it was running lean and that was mainly why it was not lekka at low speed in town. Much better now.

Didn't gain significant horses, might even have lost one - but that's fine. The bike now pulls very lekka low down and revs all the way through. Slight rich mixture mean going down to the coast will give it more power and not have it running lean. Freeze had to change jets and needle setting around 4 times. Enjoyed the whole experience. You will never know whether your bike is running lean or rich until you have it dynoed it seems. It will remain a guessing game without diagnostics

Will post some pics. WC, will check photo's!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #758 on: April 02, 2012, 11:09:49 am »
WC I could not find yer pics on the Ride Planning section , Author ???

VR looks like your gearing is good, and you now have the satisfaction f KNOWING your carb is set up properly ! Great huh !

Back to WC , dude, if a 640 Adv feels smooth you must have a seriaaaas harmonic in those bars ! I never even think of the vibes off my DR .... my bars are not stock , they're Airtime somethings, a little taller than stock , which is great for stand-up. Do the bars you have on now have end weights in 'em ??

If you were here I could offer you about 100kg of lead I've been meaning to take to the scrap dealers ... maybe weight 'em if they aren't ?

I'm busy making my last rocket launching tube today. Let me share a great tip I read someplace ....so obvious .... leave a spray/rattle can in the sun to get hot before using it. You'll find the paint lays much better when it's warm. ( I'm using Rustoleum primer on the PVC , ahead of Velvaglo ....like the Irishman with two condoms ...to be sure to be sure )



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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #759 on: April 02, 2012, 12:18:27 pm »
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BTW, the indicated speeds were different to what I said before. Rode with the GPS and got (with on tooth less front sprocket)

4700 RPM at 100km/h
5000 RPM at 109-110
5400 RPM at 120

That;s pretty much what I get with the 47 rear. I must admit, when I went up Breedt's nek the other day, that lower gearing makes hill climbing a breeze!  >:D