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Old 05-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #76261
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Not to be a a prick about it,but if are you worried about the casting marks sell it and if you are lucky you may find something with out marks.Various reply's that it's no big deal.My 97 has them and I ride the crap out of it with 0 problems.
I didn't think that; Your right! If I don't like it sell it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #76262
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Looking for another DR650 and found a 2003. It appears to be completely stock, no farkles and less than 2000 miles. Owner will take $2800, NADA value is about $2000. Original asking price was over 3K. Good, bad, OK on price.
If it has the metal base gasket, offer $2500. If it has the paper base gasket, stick to NADA value.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #76263
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Those are shrinkage lines from the casting process. Very common in all kinds of cast aluminum products.
Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.

My understanding of a shrink line is where one part of the mold cools quicker- shrinking faster then another which causes a parting line (also known as a shrink line). This type of line often leads to a crack because of stresses in the metal.

Edit: They are probably using the same mold from 1996! LOL

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #76264
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We ship worldwide. It's easiest to just order right from the ProCycle web site. You can find the DR page here. International shipping on one little part can be a bit painful. It may be more worthwhile if you can find a few more items you need. If you want to pay with PayPal send an email to the sales department through the web site. One of the sales staff will be able to send a PayPal invoice.
Thanks for help just sent e mail there isn't much else that would fit as its for ccm 644 which has dr 650 engine in british built frame and white power suspension brembo brakes etc sort of like ktm but with engine you don't have to rebuild every 10 mins
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #76265
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Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.
Ahh! That makes perfect sense. That would explain why we don't see them on everything and they seem to show up on these things that are probably using 25 year old molds.

Anybody got photos to compare these marks? Do the cases all come out of the same cracked dies?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #76266
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Actually, I believe those are mold crack lines. After a mold is used a 1000 times for making a part it gets small heat cracks in it (especially in pressure molds and forging dies). After it cracks the alumn. fills in the cracks and you get what you see there.

My understanding of a shrink line is where one part of the mold cools quicker- shrinking faster then another which causes a parting line (also known as a shrink line). This type of line often leads to a crack because of stresses in the metal.

Edit: They are probably using the same mold from 1996! LOL
we'll just call them old age lines, old age veins or old age beauty marks.
...getting better with age.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #76267
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we'll just call them old age lines, old age veins or old age beauty marks.
...getting better with age.
Varicose veins???
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #76268
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we'll just call them old age lines, old age veins or old age beauty marks.
...getting better with age.
Quit picking on my old lady!

I just don't look that close at her when I ride her!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #76269
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Just look for lines on my 97,no lines (where) like the pic above but have I have seen them somewhere on the motor before.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #76270
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Those are shrinkage lines from the casting process. Very common in all kinds of cast aluminum products.
DR's do not cause shrinkage!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #76271
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we'll just call them old age lines, old age veins or old age beauty marks.
...getting better with age.
Maybe we should be smearing a little of this on.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #76272
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luckychucky, yours (2004).......




mine (2008).........


Looks the same to me. I think Mongle is right on it, those marks are from cracks in the mold, not cracks in the engine casting.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #76273
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #76274
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I am coming to the USA. For over a year I have been trying to import my 2009 DR 650 to the Philippines from Seattle. As of last Tuesday I have given up on that idea, too much red trap. On May 18th I fly to Seattle and I will spend 4 months riding around the Western USA. I am 73 years old and I know that this will probably be my last chance.

In February 2011 I rode from Seattle to San Diego there was snow, wind and rain, I will make that trip again, and hope for nice weather so I can take my time and enjoy it more. I plan on using my National Parks Senior Pass a lot, as well as my MSR Hubba Hubba, and my Kermit chair.

So if you see an old man on a black DR 650, with yellow Wolfman bags, give me the finger, and I will give it back.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #76275
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