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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #860 on: June 01, 2012, 05:35:31 pm »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #861 on: June 01, 2012, 06:13:46 pm »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?

Does it need them? There's nothing sticking out apart from the oil cooler?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #862 on: June 01, 2012, 06:29:45 pm »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?

Does it need them? There's nothing sticking out apart from the oil cooler?

On www i've seen pictures of cracked magneto covers and worse. If you fall and a protruding rock is in the wrong place a lot of the engine is exposed really. Also, would be nice if you could protect the tank some.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #863 on: June 01, 2012, 07:07:11 pm »
count me in on the crash bars.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #864 on: June 01, 2012, 07:25:02 pm »
Just got this question VM, your avatar message says real adventure bikes weigh less than 150kg. That leaves out the DR to my understanding, not so? The old DR is that we've got weighs in at around 170kg DRY! Fully fueled, your talking close to 200kg - or am I mistaken?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #865 on: July 11, 2012, 08:14:38 am »
Hello strangers ! Yes you are right Volroom my ole DR does weigh quite a bit more than my ( PLAB ! ) new DR , but even with a Stage 2.0 mod my new DR will get whipped by my own bone stock 94 Velvaglo special ... it more than makes up for it's lardass with ole fashioned bhp.

Speaking of which , I have been battling with 2 irritating oil leaks. One from the exhaust tappet cover easily overcome with flat filing some distortion out of the cap. But the oil return pipe has had me had a go at it THREE times.

The solution ? A few winds of thread tape on the pipe end in the groove where the O-ring seats , increases its diameter very slightly , forcing a bit more squish on the O-ring under assembly. AT LAST. So simple.

Anyway , yesterday to test my oil tight engine I whipped it's ass under flat out riding on the very bumpy road around Cape Point , where, under miserable Cape weather , one can own the road in winter.

Well , another weakness ...well....only just a weakness.....showed up. Under wide-open , balls to wall horsepower , and extreme bumps , the cltch springs gave way from time to time , allowing the clutch to momentarily breal friction. Damn.

So now on my To Do list are heavier springs.

This is not the first Suzuki I've owned that shows up marginal springs , there have been others.

My VZ800 is known for this too.

For that bike there is a forum prompt to Vezrah springs , any one know of a common aftermarket clutch spring fix for the pre-96 DR's ??

Other than that , my ole DR is proving to be an absolutely BRILLIANT bike. Reliable , tough, gives a darn good account of itself in much more expensive company , and I get frequent offers to sell it to mates , especially GS12 owners who are continually surprised when this Khaki weapon leaves 'em for the Road Bike they are , in the dirt. Hell yeah !!!

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #866 on: July 15, 2012, 03:13:09 pm »
Good to see you back VM, don't know about the clutch springs. Sorry. I fitted LED spots to the DR yesterday, I did one of the stupidest things ever...after checking the oil level - taking it off its stand first, I forgot the stand was not out and...allowed it to fall flat! Wow... need to know, anyone got a pair of old flickers lying around they are willing to sell?

Gonna look at making some crashbars soon. Will post pics. Here are some of the LED spots and brackets I made.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #867 on: July 15, 2012, 04:01:24 pm »
Neat job there , and I like the spots because they are hardly intrusive ! Very compact. Niiiiiice. How much difference do they make on a dark road at night ?

I have 3 stock DR flickers , but I better keep 'em , already had to use one thanks to fukwit cage driver who reversed over my bike.

Yes the camo is working ?

HAhahahahaha

Actually the bike was parked next to a bright red GS so no excuse.

I know this is completely off topic , but eyeball the bike I've been Vroeteling since my 94 DR project. This is recycling day at Veemax workshop hahahahhaa





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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #868 on: July 16, 2012, 09:55:59 am »
Interesting plaything there..

The LED spots makes a moerse diff. Check out 4X4direct.co.za, they are R410 a piece on special now. They are worth it..., telling you
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #869 on: July 29, 2012, 10:33:53 am »
Veemax, what does the stock handlebar of the old DR's look like? I've got an aluminium one with a cross brace. Want to know if it's stock. Can get a pro taper handle bar, but if the item i've got is aftermarket I might refrain from buying.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #870 on: July 29, 2012, 09:47:58 pm »
Hey , thats odd , I am also currently contemplating bars ! Firstly , my bike has taller Airtime bars , I bought it like that. GREAT for standup , and short squirts , maybe a bit too tall for open road. So er...I dunno what stock OEM bars look like either ! Alpha-Sports microfiche shows the factory bars are quite flat , which makes sense for predominantly road use. I have a plan to switch my wifes XLX350R bars , which are wide/flat with less pullback, to my DR , and put on her bike some KLR650 bars I have in stock , which are narrower with more pullback , better suited to a smaller kortgat vrou : )

I was gonna try that for a while , to see if I prefered low/flat/wide. The Airtime bars are real 'begging dog' bars around town , but man , when yer butt starts to ache , and you stand UP on the pegs , you are Lord and Master of the stand-up world , and you sit IN the bike when planted.

Hard to say which is the best arrangement ! But higher bars , and a 12mm spanner in yer pocket , seems the smarter choice, you can adjust the bars a little away from your chest for long trips at higher windspeed. Flat / Low bars might be cool round town , but probably less versatile in the long run. ( Which is why so many adventure riders seem to buy spacer kits ??? )

The trick, I guess, is to not shy away from trying a different setup , even though it's WORK to change 'em !???

I am not too fussed about what metal they are , a few 100gr ain't gonna swing my decision, and any oke whose done long distance on a KTM640 pile-driver , is immune to the vibes variable ! : )

I still think a 94 DR is smooth as silk ! Hahahahahhaaaa.




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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #871 on: July 30, 2012, 09:20:32 pm »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #872 on: July 31, 2012, 08:54:04 am »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?
Me!

Well ok Dave, how about this weekend?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #873 on: July 31, 2012, 09:24:44 am »
Hey Volroom , the handlebars pic you requested , which I believe to be "Airtime" bars , as they originally had a crossbrace foam covering of that name , which I think I binned, for it's gawdy red-on-gloss-black look , which is obviously not in keeping with my "colour" scheme  >:D

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #874 on: July 31, 2012, 09:37:14 am »
Good to see you back VM, don't know about the clutch springs. Sorry. I fitted LED spots to the DR yesterday, I did one of the stupidest things ever...after checking the oil level - taking it off its stand first, I forgot the stand was not out and...allowed it to fall flat! Wow... need to know, anyone got a pair of old flickers lying around they are willing to sell?


Hey volroom, I got some indicators for my DR350  from Suzuki Toy Store in Centurion for R60 each for the short stemmed ones and R90 for the longer stemmed ones.

Or you could try Startline in Edenvale, they have an assortment of indicators.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #875 on: July 31, 2012, 09:52:10 am »
Maybe I'll see you some time and I can then download service manual on a flash

Question: who in JHB area with DR want to build their own crashbars for the ol DR?
Me!

Well ok Dave, how about this weekend?
Sounds good - but will be able to confirm by Friday.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #876 on: July 31, 2012, 01:46:11 pm »
Runner has those nifty indicators with flexible stalks as well, R150 for 2.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #877 on: July 31, 2012, 01:47:02 pm »
Remember to ask for WD discount, though! :imaposer:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #878 on: August 01, 2012, 03:24:48 pm »
Good to see you back VM, don't know about the clutch springs. Sorry. I fitted LED spots to the DR yesterday, I did one of the stupidest things ever...after checking the oil level - taking it off its stand first, I forgot the stand was not out and...allowed it to fall flat! Wow... need to know, anyone got a pair of old flickers lying around they are willing to sell?


Hey volroom, I got some indicators for my DR350  from Suzuki Toy Store in Centurion for R60 each for the short stemmed ones and R90 for the longer stemmed ones.

Or you could try Startline in Edenvale, they have an assortment of indicators.

Gr8 Dale , I need to go have a look. That's quite cheap. I saw another dog the other day with big boy flickers that didn't even have stems, just a bracket. Cannot break if fall. Was thinking of that. Need to get some time to go check things out.

Well, VM - let me know if you don't need the handlebar anymore.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #879 on: August 01, 2012, 03:25:26 pm »
Hey Volroom , the handlebars pic you requested , which I believe to be "Airtime" bars , as they originally had a crossbrace foam covering of that name , which I think I binned, for it's gawdy red-on-gloss-black look , which is obviously not in keeping with my "colour" scheme  >:D



VM, where did you get those mirrors! I need proper ones.
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