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Old 07-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #46
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:55 PM   #47
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You can do anything to metal just a ?? of $$. At the end I liked the PC + laquer this gives the bike an offroad style. If you coat it with chrome it will have a harly/custom look, so its depend on how you want your bike to be. To my opinion chrome will not have good looking on a DR.

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I had my mate come over tonight, we sat & had a couple of drinks looking at the frame sat on the table, i talked about this particular thread, id mentioned Yossi & the problems with paint after dipping etc.

My mate looked at me & said "Chrome" has any one done that ? has any one chromed the DR frame yet ? what an idea though.

My mind is set on white, but now ive read Yossi`s thread & dipping, there are so many types of metal treatment out there, its just up to your own imagination.

Haa, i can see the gold plated DR650 pimp bike, "bling bling"

Im kidding on the gold plate.

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Old 07-09-2009, 04:03 AM   #48
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You can do anything to metal just a ?? of $$. At the end I liked the PC + laquer this gives the bike an offroad style. If you coat it with chrome it will have a harly/custom look, so its depend on how you want your bike to be. To my opinion chrome will not have good looking on a DR.

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Haa, agreed Yossi, mines an offroad bike mainly but with a white frame it could be converted to motard easilly & look a bit diffrent, Lukas mailed me this pic of a white frame (look at the size of that front rotor/disk)

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Old 07-09-2009, 01:41 PM   #49
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Hi again
So after the frame was ready , I could start the interesting part of the project which is putting everything back (that's what I thought......)



The next module that needed to be rebuilt was the rear arm and linkage. Here again all parts were taken apart: bearings, dust seals shafts, caps etc', and replaced with new ones even thought the arm was working Ok.



Then the linkage was dissasembled as well....



The rear swingarm was polished with a special polishing tool to a shiny texture- this was done with the help of a friend:




To make the long story short, all bearings and dust seals
were installed not before putting some new grease. So as sandblasted and paint the arm with metalic silver color even it was shiny before after been polished (since I don't want the the bike to look like a Harly) this task was not easy since you need special tools to do it , but it finally find its place in the bike (sorry "frame" can't call it "bike" yet).


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Old 07-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #50
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Hi Mezo
Saw this pix before, nice colors - black engine with white frame is cool. I like the offroad style, I am not planning on converting my bike to a motard.


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Haa, agreed Yossi, mines an offroad bike mainly but with a white frame it could be converted to motard easilly & look a bit diffrent, Lukas mailed me this pic of a white frame (look at the size of that front rotor/disk)

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:37 AM   #51
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Eek Colour?

Hi Yossi
What do they call that colour you got the frame sprayed? It looks awesome!!
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:47 AM   #52
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Mezo,

The disc on the white motard DR is actually only 310mm. I know somebody who's got an even bigger one....


Yossi,

Nice clean work! Have you considered adding some grease nipples to the linkage? I got a spare one just for that purpose but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:39 AM   #53
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:31 AM   #54
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You are more than welcome....just bring you DR-BiG with you.
The coffee on me.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:48 AM   #55
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Hi Lukas
No I didn't this area is sealed very well, when I oppened it there was some grease left (bike did 90KKM). I staffed all arm axles and linkage with high quality grease (bearing grease) so it will be changed once I take the arm for maintenance in any occassion. Closed it with new dust seals and caps. If you put the nipple you have to install an additional nipple for the old grease to exit, overwise you can blow the dust seals, am I right?

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Mezo,

The disc on the white motard DR is actually only 310mm. I know somebody who's got an even bigger one....


Yossi,

Nice clean work! Have you considered adding some grease nipples to the linkage? I got a spare one just for that purpose but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:21 AM   #56
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Eh? Where is everyone gone?

WTF?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:35 AM   #57
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WTF?
Right here


Who mentioned DR-BIG ?

Id love to do a BIG project


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Old 07-18-2009, 10:49 AM   #58
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Hi Guys, had a busy week, now have some time to continue my report......
I had to fixed my oil cooler since it had one of its mounting broken, so I went to an aluminum welder for repair. It seems that the protection bar of the cooler doesn't do its job, have seen few DR's with broken mount. Then I painted the cooler grill and brackets.



Exhaust pipe was removed too, sandblast and painted with proper paint for hot pipes.



All exterior oil tubings have gone the same process before installing them on the bike.



The next module to rebuilt was the carb, I took the carb apart, cleaned everything, not doing any jet upgrade yet maybe latter after make sure to bike is working fine with stock.



Then I decided to do something I didn't ment to do at the first time- painting the carb- (who the hell is painting carb ) well... I sandblasted and paint it with silver metal exteriorly.
This is the result after been installing in the bike.....



Sorry, but I forgot to indroduce the camera man... please meet kido.....
Don't let the pix confuse you.. Kido is a nice boy. (....well sometimes)



I don't know how the bike will be looked at the end, haven't decided on color scheme when I started the project but I want it to be special. So I pick few items around the bike and paint them with gold color.



and rear caliper as well...

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Old 07-18-2009, 11:12 AM   #59
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:28 PM   #60
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Wicked Bling Bling now theres a thing

You sure your not a part time pimp Yossi ? very "BLING"




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