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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #980 on: January 09, 2013, 06:17:47 am »
I have all my goodies assembled finally, start to assemble my bike today, new rings, gaskets and urgraded head  :ricky:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #981 on: January 09, 2013, 06:50:06 am »
Cool, sounds good.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #982 on: January 09, 2013, 07:58:32 am »
I have all my goodies assembled finally, start to assemble my bike today, new rings, gaskets and urgraded head  :ricky:

Make sure you put a new viton o-ring on the oil return pipe it's a real SOB for leaking !!!!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #983 on: January 09, 2013, 09:32:21 am »
Ill just use the age old yachts mans high temp silicone fix  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #984 on: January 09, 2013, 11:15:41 am »
I used a locktite high temp silicone on squeaky clean metal but the oil STILL got past .... grrrrr ....... !!! However, after many heat/cool cycles it seems to settle in to a slow spreading weep. And only if you work it HARD.

The OEM O-ring is 21 x 4 , I tried a 21 x 5 but could not get it in (  >:D ) .... need a 4.3 to 4.5 in Viton but it does not appear on any tables and Bearing Man could not help me.

Maybe you get lucky and perhaps the sleeve area in your bikes head is in better shape ? It's the ONE fault of this old design in my opinion.

The manual says use grease ...

Fork It I was even tempted to try epoxy on a non-return basis ! But it's a real hot spot , combined with thumper vibes it's a challenge.

Just giving you the heads up to do it right the first time , because no hombre in his right mind will disturb a newly assembled mill for a minor oil weep.

Every old DR I've seen seems to suffer the same minor ailment , it's no show stopper but the smell of hot oil makes the bike seem OLD , when it's not !

The Brit Bike restorers page says to try this outfit for a custom Viton 21 x 4.3 , but I have not tried begging there yet. Feel foolish asking for one mickey mouse seal !

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #985 on: January 09, 2013, 11:27:53 am »
Wright seal and plastics in Parden Island, Cape Town will make you a Viton O ring of what ever size you require
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #986 on: January 09, 2013, 11:59:15 am »
Het Jou jy's hin GOEN !!! :3some:
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #987 on: January 09, 2013, 01:03:42 pm »
I have all my goodies assembled finally, start to assemble my bike today, new rings, gaskets and urgraded head  :ricky:

Make sure you put a new viton o-ring on the oil return pipe it's a real SOB for leaking !!!!

Agreed :'(
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #988 on: January 09, 2013, 06:12:20 pm »
EISH Freewind pis olie bo iewers van die rockerbox se kant af wonder of dit ni dalk daai oring is wat lekr dan loop dit langs die kant af het n R200 rand se mercedes gasket maker gebruik om rockerbox te seel...
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #989 on: January 09, 2013, 08:30:46 pm »
Links kant lek ?  The breeze can verneuk you , gotta clean it and do a short squirt to find the SOURCE !

I also had a tappet cover ( exhaust side ) leak but careful attention to the faces I found a high spot .... flat file and ooopah fixed.

These oldies have been around a few owners so you have to ask yerself what bliksem worked on it before !

Half the threads on my clutch cover were damaged , I even had to drill one to thread to M8 to recover it.

Lucky it's not a KTM so there is enough meat for a proper and permanent fix ...

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #990 on: January 10, 2013, 12:02:27 pm »
Links kant lek ?  The breeze can verneuk you , gotta clean it and do a short squirt to find the SOURCE !

I also had a tappet cover ( exhaust side ) leak but careful attention to the faces I found a high spot .... flat file and ooopah fixed.

These oldies have been around a few owners so you have to ask yerself what bliksem worked on it before !

Half the threads on my clutch cover were damaged , I even had to drill one to thread to M8 to recover it.

Lucky it's not a KTM so there is enough meat for a proper and permanent fix ...

Trust NO _ONE !!! Doen dit SELF , doen did REG , doen diet EEN KEER.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #991 on: January 23, 2013, 04:51:28 pm »
Barrel on, head on, just need to buy some consumables and she will be running by the weekend, just bought a 650 Alp. To sell or not to sell  :-\
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #992 on: January 23, 2013, 09:06:01 pm »
In case you want to sell it , let me tell you a short story ....

My mate , owns a software business, looks out his window last Monday ...thinks....fukkit.... ek's nie LUS om te werk nie .....let me go ride....who do I know...... oh yes , that retired ou vroetel vark !!!

Next thing he is on his XR650 and me on my oldtimer DR heading for the backroads .... his bike has all the bells and whistles.... Bosson pipe and jet kit....tank....bash plate....his bike is so hardcore he even has his Amageza competition number on it ..... that cost him a fractured colourbone .....so you get it right ? Hardcore dude. He can wheelie all day if he choses ...

He can't stay with me off the line , and fades from my mirror on top end. Good night, nurse.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #993 on: January 26, 2013, 08:37:26 am »
I also play with them XR650L.

Generally I ride behind but at times I let them go and then haul them in. Acceleration on my bike is also good.

I love my DR even more than my AT.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #994 on: January 26, 2013, 04:38:08 pm »
Putting my bike on the market for a few days, it's tying me up here in East London, I need to leave town next week , have not finished assembly as time is against me , if I don't sell it no train smash will put it into storage for some other day , 15k as is , has papers etc
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #995 on: February 11, 2013, 01:37:40 pm »
Ja, I hope it is in fact stainless!

Turns out, its not.. Anyways, wirebrushed all the rust off and sprayed with about 10 thin coats of manifold paint. Lets see how that works. I'll put it back on when I've found some clamps to hold the exhaust can more firmly in place.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #996 on: February 11, 2013, 02:04:03 pm »
Not s/s eh :< ? My bikes 20 next year , whatever OEM coating that is , WORKS !  Ceramic ?

I need to ride faster , no chips in it yet ...

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #997 on: February 11, 2013, 02:15:40 pm »
Not s/s eh :< ?

I can be a bit caustic sometimes.......  >:D

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #998 on: February 11, 2013, 03:00:02 pm »
 ;D
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #999 on: August 20, 2013, 11:05:23 am »
Guys can you confirm whether this tail light lens from my DR750 is the same as a pre 95 DR650? If so, anyone have a spare they'd like to sell?

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