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Old 01-01-2010, 10:41 PM   #346
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no worries, DR engine, or gs500 or anything
pretty much anything that can be persuaded to go into the frame with a big hammer is the go.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM   #347
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righto, will ask around next time i head in
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:39 PM   #348
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I have found a bare gs500 motor for $650 so I think I'll buy it and get busy with the grinder.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:11 AM   #349
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So whats the plan you mad Scott ...... was a bit over the top just to get out of a ride mate

Me thinks this thread might go on for a we bit yet
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:16 AM   #350
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What are you talking about Martin I'll have the bike done in a week.

I'm going to be striking out on my own next year as a self employed boat mechanic / fabricator type person so I don't want to get a loan for a bike when I'll need to get a loan for a work car and some new tools next year.

As i see it the bike is a luxury item and a new one can weight until i have established my self a bit more.

So the plan is buy a cheap gs500 engine make it fit and then take it to the bike shop up the road so they can sign off on the changes and then I'll have a twin cylinder 50hp heavy as all hell bullet proof adv bike that will kick the ass of your ktm all day long whilst using quarter of the petrol and it'll cost me same as what your fuel tanks cost.



As far as i can see my plan is absolutely fool proof and nothing could possibly go wrong
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:18 AM   #351
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haha you tell him joe
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:25 AM   #352
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What are you talking about Martin I'll have the bike done in a week.

I'm going to be striking out on my own next year as a self employed boat mechanic / fabricator type person
Cool i need a rack and a somthing to hold the soft luggage off the pipe and ..and..and .... keep you busy for a bit
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #353
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Cool i need a rack and a somthing to hold the soft luggage off the pipe and ..and..and .... keep you busy for a bit
I just realized that it is next year so come May I'll be self employed and i'll probably be begging for work by June so start making a list and saving your coin.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #354
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is the gs500 aircooled?
excellent idea btw
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #355
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is the gs500 aircooled?
excellent idea btw
yes it is.

I just got of the phone from a wreckers yard that just sold a dr650 motor they sold the barrel, piston and head for $1200 and the bottom end for $900

There is no way i'm forking out that kinda money for a second hand motor.

If i priced all my left over parts like the wreckers do i'm gonna end up making more money than i've put in to this litle project.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:42 PM   #356
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yes it is.

I just got of the phone from a wreckers yard that just sold a dr650 motor they sold the barrel, piston and head for $1200 and the bottom end for $900

There is no way i'm forking out that kinda money for a second hand motor.

If i priced all my left over parts like the wreckers do i'm gonna end up making more money than i've put in to this litle project.
Didn't look like there was a lot of left over bits there Joe. But I guess you could put the bits in a little post bag to send them off
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #357
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Didn't look like there was a lot of left over bits there Joe. But I guess you could put the bits in a little post bag to send them off
I have few self assembly parts if your interested all you need is a good supply of super glue.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:15 AM   #358
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Loving the thread Joe...and yeah its about 2 hours of my life I wont get back again, but fun read. Have you looked at the GSX550 motors too? I had one when I lived in Oz and that bloody thing was an absolute screamer. Dunno about the HP as I didnt give a shit back then and was just in go fast mode. Very very reliable over the years when I had it. The GS500's were too.

Meh..scratch that I just remembered the 550 was a 4 cyl. Probably wouldnt go so well in the DR frame...but jesus, if it did...
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:50 AM   #359
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new project

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My next project involves an aux tank for the DR.
I will be making a fuel tank from aluminium that fits where the stock tool holder is. It should hold about 4 to 5 litres of fuel.
Only question i have is how to feed the fuel to the carb from that height. Had the idea of just putting a tap on for filling a bottle which can then be used to put some gas in the tank. But if anyone could give ideas i would be very thankfull.

Cheers. Dyl
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:12 AM   #360
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Dyl,

It's late over in Oz and Joe is probably having his bed time story read to him as we speak. My suggestion would be a simple vacuum pump like the Mikuni used in the 640 Adv. Depending on how low the aux tank hangs you might not even need one, though.
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