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Offline Torque Curve

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1020 on: June 04, 2014, 06:17:22 pm »
what n beauty die fred is ma still jong hier gan nie iets aan die bikes breek nie en almal  :ricky:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1021 on: June 04, 2014, 08:39:55 pm »
So I'm also kicking my side stand out in this here parking lot. I recently bought a 1985 DR600 for the tidy sum of R13k. I drove from PE to Bellville to collect it so total purchase price is really R15k.
The speedo drive packed up at 78000km! and the previous owner probably added another 15k to 20k km's. The bike was in daily use, starts easily and everything except the hooter switch works.
The only mechanical repair I am doing at this stage is to replace the valve stem seals because the exhaust side ones weep heavily onto the stems. I pulled the head and barrel: valves and seats look very good, the rings are still within spec, but close to wear limit. Play on big end is 1.2mm of allowed 3mm.


Thus far I have replaced the steering head bearings, fork oil, repainted frame and triple clamps, cleaned and repacked swing arm and full floater bearings and replaced air filter. The end-can is badly rusted and has been repaired too often and the header pipes need a serious clean up.
The pic is how I got it, but in time it will look clean and new. Once it is clean and runs sweetly, I'll maintain and replace as required. The aim is to have a dependable and affordable adv bike/commuter.

Any other DR600 kickstart riders around?

Looks like my 650 kicker, but I have a single pipe header.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1022 on: June 05, 2014, 11:59:00 am »
I agree - looks similar to my kick start too.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1023 on: June 25, 2014, 06:56:08 pm »
I just need some advice please. I have not read through the whole 53 pages yet, but it seems you guys really like the pre 96 DR's

I have an opportunity to buy this bike for R3500, and would like some advice. Apparently only the piston, sleeve & conrod needs replacing. Except for the engine everything is very well looked after and in good nick. I have a 2008 DR 650, and really like the simplicity and honestness off the thumper.

Are parts for these readily still available from Suzuki? and do you think this is a good buy?







Any advice here will really be appreciated.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1024 on: June 26, 2014, 06:41:18 am »
Eben, I would go for it. I haven't had any problem getting engine and gearbox parts for mine, and there are aftermarket parts still available on procycle. Ask a suz dealer to look up if the parts are available and then take it if they are. The only part I didn't manage to get from Suz was a side cover.

That model you have there has the 21l tank and a proper luggage rack, unlike your 2008  :P.

It looks the same as the model I have:

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1025 on: June 26, 2014, 07:43:20 am »
Guys I'm looking for a rear wheel with disc, rear brake caliper and master cylinder. Anybody have a bike being stripped for spares?

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1026 on: June 26, 2014, 12:05:08 pm »
Guys I'm looking for a rear wheel with disc, rear brake caliper and master cylinder. Anybody have a bike being stripped for spares?

Thanks
Ian

Hi Ian, I don't know if this is the same bike that pielas want to buy, but this guy is stripping his DR for spares.
http://www.gumtree.co.za/s-motorcycle-parts-accessories/dr+650/v1c9215q0p1
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1027 on: June 26, 2014, 12:38:51 pm »
Thanks. Might be the same bike. But I've asked the seller for details in case it's not.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1028 on: June 26, 2014, 02:58:43 pm »
Ek het vi jou n wiel pm my jou nommer
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1029 on: June 26, 2014, 08:57:24 pm »
Thanks. PM sent. But just to confirm; must be a pre 94 DR650/600. Later dr650's are different.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1030 on: June 27, 2014, 01:07:31 pm »
Still looking for rear wheel and brake parts.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1031 on: July 30, 2014, 08:21:40 pm »
Oh no, disaster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something FAILED on my 94 DR 650

I had to solder a new wire to the tail light , vibration loosed the solder joint !!!!

AT LAST SOMETHING TO WORK ON !!!!

My 94 DR is as boring as my flippin Hilux 4x4 , nothing ever goes wrong.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1032 on: July 30, 2014, 08:24:21 pm »
Ooops julle ma stil op di fred
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1033 on: May 18, 2015, 10:53:00 pm »
Howzit .

Please can someone help.

I scored an old beauty DR600 s 85model that was sitting on a farm forgotten.
So i got it and she is not in too bad nik. Battery replaced and handlebars and a basic service and she is starting.
I am having a few issues, once started and riding there seems to be a problem its like its reving but not getting full acceleration.
I mean she goes but it feels flat or a flat spot. Im only a beginer when it comes to mechanical stuff.
I have read a few articles online, and i think tom i will clean out petrol tanks and then check the carb out.
I hope i can get it firing right, if anyone can help with suggestion i would appreciate it alot.

Thanx ahead.

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1034 on: May 19, 2015, 08:25:21 am »
Hey shot on getting that solid oldtimer ! I'd start with a complete carb take-down. I've restored many old thumpers and the carb is INEVITABLY going to be a problem. How is the compression ? The state of the air filter ? If it's got a well maintained air filter you'll be in luck. Most old thumpers I've bought have vrot airfilters, and subsequently worn cylinders ...and carb slides and slide guides. Start with the carb and take pics of the slide and slide guide lets see how much movement is there ....  if it's a BST40 carb they're a bitch to set up, but take heart, they can be totally made new if you know where to shop for the plastic inserts ....
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« Reply #1035 on: May 19, 2015, 10:51:30 am »
Hey Veemax shot for the reply
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1036 on: May 19, 2015, 10:53:26 am »
I'll get on that. Compression feels good
 
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1037 on: May 19, 2015, 11:10:10 am »
Looks like its in good nick, apart from a few small cosmetic problems. I have the opposite problem to you. Everything is fine but no compression. One day I'll get a chance to get that sorted out, but I've been working on an even older thumper lately.....

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1038 on: May 19, 2015, 11:47:52 am »
Drop that in a bike chassis for the ultimate non-wheelie !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #1039 on: May 19, 2015, 11:51:18 am »
I'll get on that. Compression feels good
 

Hey that looks almost like my bike..

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=169621.0
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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