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Old 11-14-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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kawizuki DR5

A buddy and i built this woundeful bike over the past few months! we took a 05 sizuki dr650 with a bad motor and a wrecked kawisaki ninja ex500 and mated them! the resault was a fantastic bike! 60 hp 35 ft lbs! about twice as much as the stock dr650! with a 43 tooth on the back its about 0-60 in just over 4 seconds and tops out at 110! looks stock but to a true rider you can tell right away its not stock!
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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so nice lol
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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full motor swap with speedo cluster
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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best riding bike ever!
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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soon the be repainted and new tires!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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I owned an EX500 previously. Great bike and engine is bulletproof. Good choice.

My suggestion would be, get rid of the highly restrictive "BUICK" muffler and get a nice after market pipe. I know there a quite a few 2:1 mufflers for the EX500.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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How much frame did you cut?

It looks like you took had to cut the frame to fit it. Do you have a pic of the cut frame without the engine?

How about the air filter? What problems did you have around the rear shock?

BTW nice project!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #8
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That looks quite cool :O Have you weighed it at all? What's she like off road?
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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Great project....but please put a purpose built low-mount front fender on it...like one from an adventure or even a trials bike...that low dirt bike fender really takes away from the looks of that great project.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #10
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i dont have any pics of the frame but we used the stock ninja down tubes and made a bracket to mount it to the header tube! worked great and looks good! the bike is a beast on dirt! first or second gear it will climb anything! didnt do much to the stock running gear other then heavy weight oil in the forks and a few turns on the rear and it works fine for anything i have went up against!
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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for the air cleaner we took a 90 degree and a T air tube we found in a bike junk yard! used the stock egr cross pipe to hook up all the egr lines and used a K&N cone filter on the end of the T wich put it right next to the shock! ill post more pics soon!
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:09 AM   #12
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The more I look at it, the more disgusting that Buick muffler looks. Please please please please... change it..
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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lol its in the works! just trying to find what will work for both the motor and the frame!
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:17 AM   #14
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+100 on the front fender... gawd thats ugly... F'n awesome project though, nicelly done.

All that really matters is whether you guys like the fender in the end!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:19 AM   #15
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we hate it! it just worked till we can get something we want! anyone have any links on aftermarket parts for the DR?
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