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Old 01-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #16
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I would not use brake cleaner on a carb, most disolves rubber and plastic VERY well.

They do sell spray carb cleaner.

Also, I thought twinair was the hot filter setup...
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
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I would not use brake cleaner on a carb, most disolves rubber and plastic VERY well.

They do sell spray carb cleaner.

Also, I thought twinair was the hot filter setup...
I know it ain't the best for cleaning parts with rubber etc. but after spraying it with brake cleaner it was cleaned of with water. Hopefully a TM40 carb is in a near future as this one does not quite deliver..
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #18
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Yours was really looking horrible! I'm glad I found mine in good time. Do you live close to the ocean? I've seen a few DR's that has been completely ruined because of the salt in the air.

I'm checking with a friend to see if he's having a TIG weld, my welding machine is definitely not usable.

My thought was exactly as you've done, patch it and then drill some draining holes through the patches. Did not think of the rust sealer though. It's for sure worth a try!

Oh and btw, do you by any chance have an after pic?

Thanks,
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I'm about 15km from the sea (as the crow flies) The PO last rode it on a beach , then just hosed it off and shoved it in a shed. It is a very common issue and I think the too small drain holes are the cause. Doesn't take much to block them.

I forgot to get a photo of the patches after they were done, so here is one after the frame was primed:



Bit hard to see, so I will post a higher res shot if you like.

I'm planning to keep the bike for quite awhile, so the rust proofing is the only way to make the frame last longer. Just have to remember to keep the drain holes clear.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:20 AM   #19
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Martin,

I'm about 15km from the sea (as the crow flies) The PO last rode it on a beach , then just hosed it off and shoved it in a shed. It is a very common issue and I think the too small drain holes are the cause. Doesn't take much to block them.

I forgot to get a photo of the patches after they were done, so here is one after the frame was primed:



Bit hard to see, so I will post a higher res shot if you like.

I'm planning to keep the bike for quite awhile, so the rust proofing is the only way to make the frame last longer. Just have to remember to keep the drain holes clear.

Cheers,
David.
That is looking good, like a completely different frame. That picture is more than fine! No need to post a high res version.

What colour did you go for after it was primed? Stock blue?

I don't know if you read my previous update, but mine is getting welded on monday and powder coated on tuesday

When it gets back I'll drill some holes and I'll also see if I can find some rust proof.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #20
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Martin,

I painted the frame white:



It originally looked like this:

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=10249

But I'm changing it to red (because it's faster )

http://k.marak.sweb.cz/DR650RS.htm

The white frame looks better, IMO.

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Old 01-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #21
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Martin,

I painted the frame white:



It originally looked like this:

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=10249

But I'm changing it to red (because it's faster )

http://k.marak.sweb.cz/DR650RS.htm

The white frame looks better, IMO.

Cheers,
David
Red is a lot faster feel free to post a pic when the change of colour is done!

Martin
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #22
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Update

The frame has been welded! A small change of plans took place when I left it at the welder, a friend of mine, and it was MIG welded instead. Otherwise it would not be finished on time for the powder coating, which will take place today!

Here's the frame welded up and slightly ground down for a smoother finish. Sorry for the low light pictures, batteries were nearly dead and the phone said it was too low to use flash. Damn... Should probably bring my 7D to take pictures instead of using my mobile phone!



Below is picture of the "finished" parts, that has been cleaned etc and that is now waiting for being re-mounted!



And below is some of what remains... It's going to take some time to finish!



Also the swingarm in it's current state:


Hopefully I'll receive a package from the Hessler shop today, then I can finish it.

Here's the sidestand being painted with Hammerite, the spray version that is also with a smooth finish. Have never used this type of Hammerite before, hopefully it's just as good as the ordinary one. I chose Hammerite for the sidestand, and the upcoming pegs, for it's durability! I hate when paint gets worn easy, and this is some though paint.



Again, I'm sorry for the pics!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:14 AM   #23
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:04 AM   #24
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Powder coating

Just dropped off my baby at the powder coater. When I first showed it to him he looked a bit sceptical, I think he regretted the fairly low price he'd been asking for before he even saw the frame. I'm just glad I am not the one that has to sand it

Here is it laying in the trunk waiting for some treatment!



The pain of not having two bikes is killing me.. I want to get out so freaking bad right now! Fortunately I have this badass to ride instead :

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Old 01-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #25
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The tm40 on the dr650 was the best mod I ever did to a bike.
What a difference!



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I know it ain't the best for cleaning parts with rubber etc. but after spraying it with brake cleaner it was cleaned of with water. Hopefully a TM40 carb is in a near future as this one does not quite deliver..
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #26
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The tm40 on the dr650 was the best mod I ever did to a bike.
What a difference!
I can only imagine. Too bad they are quite expensive.. Otherwise I would have done it long ago! But sometime soon, I hope.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:32 AM   #27
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 AM   #28
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Just dropped off my baby at the powder coater. When I first showed it to him he looked a bit sceptical, I think he regretted the fairly low price he'd been asking for before he even saw the frame. I'm just glad I am not the one that has to sand it

Here is it laying in the trunk waiting for some treatment!



The pain of not having two bikes is killing me.. I want to get out so freaking bad right now! Fortunately I have this badass to ride instead :

WHERE'S THE PIGGIN SEAT????????
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #29
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Hammerite

I love these kinds of threads.

Any idea what a US equivalent to Hammerite is? I have used hammer tone paint with good success, it is pretty tough. I am an avid reader of a couple British publications including Classic Motorcycle Mechanics and Hammerite paint comes up quite often.

Good luck with the DR, we await the rest...
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #30
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WHERE'S THE PIGGIN SEAT????????
I need no seat :O

http://vimeo.com/16342965
http://vimeo.com/17993000

There's plenty more on my Vimeo channel. :)
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