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Old 12-17-2009, 02:40 AM   #16
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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....with that great looking build you are putting together
you're going to make me question keeping
my 1988 R100GS and selling the DR650 for sure


Maybe I'd better get that Corbin back from you----ehh???


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Old 12-17-2009, 01:56 PM   #18
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Wow amazing job. I'm always pretty impressed what some people can do and make their bikes into. Personally, I'm impressed when I can figure out my own valve adjustments...

I've followed Lucas's threads too. Both you guys build the DR like it should have come in the first place.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:29 PM   #19
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #20
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #21
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This is fun to watch. Hats off to someone who decides they want a particular type of bike, go out and build it. This thread will be fun to follow. Go Ron go!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #22
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Thanx everyone!
Today i managed to machine the top clamp to accept the key tumbler from the DR. This involves a 1-3/4" hole saw, a 13/32 drill bit, a sturdy drill press and a good file. Actually, i used a milling machine, but a drill press works fine . Basicly you need to cut out a few mm. from the top clamp to accept the key tumbler. You also need to drill the mounting holes on the key tumbler so they will match with the ones on the clamp, and finally you will need to file (or belt sand ) that part of the tumbler down so that it will fit into the arc you have machined with the hole saw. In the end it all looks like this:
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You can still use the original bolts if you wish, although i plan to change these to socket head cap screws, only for the simple reason it saves me from packing an extra tool i most likely will not use.
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Unfortunately, it seems that the steering lock will not work without some extra modifications. It's not that important to me to go through all the extra effort, so i'll pass on it got now.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:30 PM   #23
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Wow!

Nice Work!!!

I'm happy you are putting the DSR 640 Adventure fairing to use!

Well done!
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:29 PM   #24
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Nice work Ron, i was going to do the same (twin rotors) on mine, but Lukas reckoned id be right with the 320mm setup, gotta admit that looks sweet with twin discs.

And the elusive KTM fairing grafted on to the Safari tank, are you going to show us all up & show us how its done

Ive put your build on the wall (with added beaver) because we all like to see the occasional beaver in action.

Good luck with your build,

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:18 AM   #25
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That is going to be a sweet machine Ron! Can't wait for more.

ps: Sell the Corbin and you'll drop 10 pounds. A DR650 Adventure deserves a Renazco.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:04 AM   #26
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Nice work Ron, i was going to do the same (twin rotors) on mine, but Lukas reckoned id be right with the 320mm setup, gotta admit that looks sweet with twin discs.

And the elusive KTM fairing grafted on to the Safari tank, are you going to show us all up & show us how its done

Ive put your build on the wall (with added beaver) because we all like to see the occasional beaver in action.

Good luck with your build,

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Damn! That's a nice beaver! .
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #27
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That is going to be a sweet machine Ron! Can't wait for more.

ps: Sell the Corbin and you'll drop 10 pounds. A DR650 Adventure deserves a Renazco.
Yeh, i was thinking about that, but my only real concern with the Renazco is that they didn't seem to have anything that's waterproof. This is a big deal for me, as in the past my adventures have taken for for days on end in the rain with no relief! I'll keep the Corbin for now and do my Mexican adventure with it this spring, but i'll contact Renazco and se what he can come up with. Fur sure, the Corbin is a bit of a boat ankor . I was surprised when i received it! Got my Steel Pony Panniers yesterday! I'm gonna go down stairs and get some work done, full report will follow.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #28
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Ron,
Following your build with anticipation. If only I had a quarter of your bike buidling skill & abilities. You are a master!
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:47 PM   #29
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Yeh, i was thinking about that, but my only real concern with the Renazco is that they didn't seem to have anything that's waterproof. This is a big deal for me, as in the past my adventures have taken for for days on end in the rain with no relief!
Hey Ron, this is terrific stuff!

The Renazco vinyl is fine in the rain. I have their seat on my DR and have done many hundreds of rainy miles, no problem. Seat remains in superb condition after 18K miles and is the most comfortable seat ... ever.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #30
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Man, I wish I had your skills and access to machining tools. Key asset if you enjoy building bikes.

Steel Pony luggage should be great, I might try those if I ever wear out my AndyStrapz (which I have been very happy with as well).

As was said you can order the Renazco with the same vinyl as the Corbin. They also use a waterproof material under the suede if you want to go this way, but it does still soak up a bit of water.

By the way check out Mark's site (Ride Far above my post), he did a really cool trans-Africa trip on a DR recently. Great writing as well. Hi Mark!
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