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Old 01-14-2010, 06:33 AM   #256
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I was really hoping you'd have some pics Lukas.

I'm trying to distract myself from the 45degC heat, and the fact that after 2 hours up on my tin roof the A/C is still broken......

Perhaps more news soon?

Please?

Too bloody hot to work on my own shit
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #257
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rear tanks.....

Quering where you got the rear tanks from.

Planning on re starting my DL650 build when I get back home later this year and I have found no useful info regarding them....????

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461007
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:38 PM   #258
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:31 PM   #259
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #260
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Damn, there is a Triumph 675 triple, pre-crashed and de-forked, on my local Craig's List. Someone please tell me not to do it...
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:15 AM   #261
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Damn, there is a Triumph 675 triple, pre-crashed and de-forked, on my local Craig's List. Someone please tell me not to do it...
Don't do it!

Make sure you take photos when you're not doing it too.









There's a 1981 GSX400F engine with 800km on it crying out to me over here :(
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:35 AM   #262
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Damn, there is a Triumph 675 triple, pre-crashed and de-forked, on my local Craig's List. Someone please tell me not to do it...
That would just be too tempting for me!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:37 AM   #263
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Damn, there is a Triumph 675 triple, pre-crashed and de-forked, on my local Craig's List. Someone please tell me not to do it...
I would be all over that. One look up close at a 675 make me wonder why Triumph hasn't put it in a dual sport,
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:55 AM   #264
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DAMN IT, you're not helping here, people.

The ad showed up again last night... maybe the guy will deal on the price a bit...

I keep telling myself that EFI is the greatest thing since sliced bread, then I start thinking about actually building a bike more or less from scratch with EFI, and my knees start wobbling.

This is one of those cases in which there are about a billion very sound reasons not to, and zero good reason to, yet I keep thinking it's a great idea.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:09 AM   #265
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Still busy with other stuff, although I have made some calls this week to find a fabricator to help me with the frame modifications. Made some good progress in the shop, and we are now working on getting some serious machining equipment. Stay tuned!


Al,

What does the 675 Triumph engine look like as far as exterior dimensions etc? I have quite a bit of seat time on a friends Speed Triple and liked it a lot. It certainly is a powerful engine with character, and it's got a sweet sound to boot!

If you look at it only for the end result, a project like this is definitely not worth it. You should do it for the learning experience and because you enjoy wrenching. If the engine is EFI already, you could reuse most if not all of the parts. Between the guys here and on Thumpertalk you'll get it sorted out for sure.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:05 PM   #266
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The 675 is narrow for a triple and the motor is quite compact. I considered it as a conversion candiidate but they are $$$.

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Read your thread and others working from the 650r as a basis. Found a crashed 650r. Here's my progress so far, it's rolling! Front suspension is WP 43mm from an early KTM. Rear shock is a showa from a CBR (I think). Wheels are from a KTM with a cush drive.

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:25 AM   #267
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Wow, awesome bike! That one sure deserves to be in "Beasts".

Do you have a build thread somewhere? Would love to know what kind of weight you end up with. Be careful with adjusting the front fork travel, bet the 21" wheel gets mighty close to hitting with the full 12".
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #268
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man, the 650R is getting some attention. i've got a 43mm usd front if i get tired of the versys forks i'm using. keep us posted.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:29 PM   #269
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JD and all you other guys,

Did anybody happen to come across an aftermarket oil pan for the 650 twin yet? IIRC the guy who is riding his Versys to South America cracked his open, so maybe I am not the first to need one.

I found a fabricator who seems confident to do any necessary frame mods, although he warned me that it won't be cheap (about $90 an hour ). I want to bring him the chassis next week so he can get a better idea, can't have my down tubes 5" lower because of that damn extended drain plug.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #270
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no aftermarket pan that i know of. two issues-the drop for the drain plug and the existing mounting lugs that were used on both the 650R and versys for the lower fairing panels.

gary sheared off one of the lugs that his algaard was mounted to when he hit some road debris. my gravel guard is mounted to the same lugs so i'm going to change the mounts, although i never had a problem.

tony said he was going to machine a new pan, but i don't know if he did.

i think i going to design a better guard with different mounts and more coverage than what i did before. should work for where i ride.
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