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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #800 on: May 02, 2012, 12:07:26 pm »
I use clip links on nothing bigger than a 200cc farm bike ! I hoesed ( big time ) for a DID chain tool a few years ago. never been sorry , owning this thing is liberating. Bikes and biking is 70% of my life , I never sweat much buying tools because they pay back over and over. You can safety wire a side plate on in place of a circlip , but you hafta have precisely the right guage wire for it to be dependable. No sir. River link or bust.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #801 on: May 02, 2012, 12:20:34 pm »
Thanks for the offer of tech support for the Amageza, Veemax!  :thumleft: I would like to do the Amageza, but just to finish, not to race anyone and fark up my bike and possibly myself. I see from the RR's of this years event that finishing the legs in the time specified does not necessarily result in a demolition derby. If an R80GS can finish, then it would be doable on a DR?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #802 on: May 02, 2012, 12:35:48 pm »
If an R80GS can finish , you could probably have LAPPED it on the old DR  >:D

I think of the old DR as a KTM640 Adv without the marketing , only, more reliable. There is very little difference in their capability and performance. Incremental one-upmanship counts for vokkol in the Tankwa Karoo , when the limiting factor is more likely the biological entity on top !!!

Think of the DR as a KTM with one less horsepower , without bent rims , fork oil leaks, vibration, fuel pump, water cooling parts that can go wrong, and without the  rape of your wallet and dignity if you ever need to buy parts !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #803 on: May 02, 2012, 12:43:28 pm »
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If an R80GS can finish , you could probably have LAPPED it on the old DR 

Am I starting to whet your appetite yet?  :mwink:

But seriously, what extra prep would be required apart from fitting a road book? Assuming the bike is mechanically 100%, which I believe mine is, my usual tool kit, spare tubes etc should do the trick? I would maybe get some CO2 bombs for tyre inflation instead of my trusty foot pump?




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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #804 on: May 02, 2012, 01:11:20 pm »
That Tankwa/ Ceres Karoo area below Sutherland , which is UP on the Hantam Plaat and quite different, is a complete utter BITCH for punctures. Random spiky stones can cause stabwound punctures , especially @ speed/aggressive riding. It's a bastard part of the world for that.  Those mushroom gators that 4x4'ers use will potentially save your ass , take 2 ! Definitely go prepared to dismount a tyre. If you hit a dry season the dust will be serious. I'd also squeeze in a spare filter element , or prefilter socks. I usually ride in clean air but in a mass event it's gonna get nasty.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #805 on: May 02, 2012, 01:19:33 pm »
Here are some pics of the Tankwa Karoo I took last week , awesome eh ? I am sure this pass ( Ouberg ) will be part of Amageza.





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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #806 on: May 02, 2012, 01:24:31 pm »
More ? This is not a road whose locale I advertise on public domain. Come in person and I'll show yer. If every Dog rode this , the farmers would shut it down for sure .... shhhh ! DR's only need apply !



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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #807 on: May 02, 2012, 01:27:05 pm »
Cool, I rode through that area last year, great riding. I must make a plan to get down there again.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #808 on: May 02, 2012, 05:54:51 pm »
ok...I still have my clip master link on, got an extra one as well. Seems I'll be getting chain tool/riveter. Where did you get your DID chain tool? Can get one at fullstront for about R600. Is it this one you've got?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #809 on: May 02, 2012, 05:55:46 pm »
Got a question: oks with Dr's and KLR's are saying that fitting a pumper carp TM40 or FCR "transforms" the bike. Really? Is it that good? Theotherguy has got a TM40 on, does it really make the front end come up under full acceleration in first? I'd rather hear this from people who has done the conversion. There is a TM40 for sale on the forum right now for three grand..I've drilled the slide on my BST40 and throttle response definitely is better. After dyno tune I'm quite happy with power through the rev range but acceleration is not near the required amount to have the front end come up in first without the clutch. Perhaps it better that way, longer life on chain, sprockets and tyres.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #810 on: May 02, 2012, 06:04:16 pm »
ok...I still have my clip master link on, got an extra one as well. Seems I'll be getting chain tool/riveter. Where did you get your DID chain tool? Can get one at fullstront for about R600. Is it this one you've got?

Snap, thats the one. I paid the same too
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #811 on: May 02, 2012, 06:06:21 pm »
Got a question: oks with Dr's and KLR's are saying that fitting a pumper carp TM40 or FCR "transforms" the bike. Really? Is it that good? Theotherguy has got a TM40 on, does it really make the front end come up under full acceleration in first? I'd rather hear this from people who has done the conversion. There is a TM40 for sale on the forum right now for three grand..I've drilled the slide on my BST40 and throttle response definitely is better. After dyno tune I'm quite happy with power through the rev range but acceleration is not near the required amount to have the front end come up in first without the clutch. Perhaps it better that way, longer life on chain, sprockets and tyres.

My DR will loft with the stock carb , but watch out, huuuuggggeeeee altitude factor eh ! There be actual Oxygen down here !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #812 on: May 03, 2012, 06:52:46 pm »
ok...I still have my clip master link on, got an extra one as well. Seems I'll be getting chain tool/riveter. Where did you get your DID chain tool? Can get one at fullstront for about R600. Is it this one you've got?

Snap, thats the one. I paid the same too

When did you buy yours? A decade or two ago? Le Cap says the "workshop" version which I think is the same, is costing R1350...
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #813 on: May 03, 2012, 06:54:54 pm »
Got a question: oks with Dr's and KLR's are saying that fitting a pumper carp TM40 or FCR "transforms" the bike. Really? Is it that good? Theotherguy has got a TM40 on, does it really make the front end come up under full acceleration in first? I'd rather hear this from people who has done the conversion. There is a TM40 for sale on the forum right now for three grand..I've drilled the slide on my BST40 and throttle response definitely is better. After dyno tune I'm quite happy with power through the rev range but acceleration is not near the required amount to have the front end come up in first without the clutch. Perhaps it better that way, longer life on chain, sprockets and tyres.

My DR will loft with the stock carb , but watch out, huuuuggggeeeee altitude factor eh ! There be actual Oxygen down here !

Yeah...I hear you. I've sorted out my BST-40, so not interested in TM40. Drilled the slide as well, definitely more peppy. My carb is set so very slightly rich, so if I do come done there hopefully she'll be aloft as well in first!!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #814 on: May 03, 2012, 06:55:49 pm »
So what about the idea of a proper DR trip some time this year... is it doable? I can in august
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #815 on: May 04, 2012, 03:52:41 pm »
So what about the idea of a proper DR trip some time this year... is it doable? I can in august

Just wait a month and then come to the bash in Sept. I'm definitely going.............

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #816 on: May 04, 2012, 05:48:44 pm »
So what about the idea of a proper DR trip some time this year... is it doable? I can in august

Just wait a month and then come to the bash in Sept. I'm definitely going.............

I've got free time in August, what bash, when and where exactly?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #818 on: May 05, 2012, 05:02:40 pm »
Tempting ... moerse ride from Cape Town .... and I did it a trip like that Leostho direction , and all of Lesotho for that matter .... last year .....

It's probably gonna get over subscribed isn't it ?

I'll watch the thread but by Sept ???

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #819 on: May 05, 2012, 05:24:57 pm »
So you're going then?  :laughing4: