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Old 02-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #61
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Pics don't do justice

Small update from last nights session in the garage.

Replaced this high performance microfibre cloth:


With one of these low end carburators.


Didn't want the carb to breath bad air, so installed this:



Spent a lot of time greasing/cleaning the choke and clutch wire. I really like a good clutch! Modified the clutch lever a bit as well, now it's more firmly attached to the body and doesn't glitch when clutch is fully disengaged. Picture is without wires, though.



My phone is a deep mystery to me. Sometimes it can take pictures that look very sharp and clean, but most of the time it's just rubbish. I do shoot mostly low-light with it but I'm not talking about ISO-grain it's more like it's out of focus and shot through a bottle of beer.

My point is that it does look a lot nicer in real life.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #62
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Let there be light!

Bought a new set of handguards during the week and mounted them yesterday! I also refurbished the clutch wire as well as the gas wires. Very little resistance in both now! They were also sealed with some grease in the ends to keep water out of the hoses.


Now all the electrical wires and connections are in place in the front so I could wrap them up under the speedo and mount the headlight!


The many hours in the garage is starting to pay off! I'm pretty much just going to mount the exhaust and the chain then I'm ready for all the plastics and tank etc. In others words, I'm about to finish the bike! Hopefully within the next week. We had 3 degrees celsius here today, warm and cozy, which melted a lot of snow away.

The bike as it is at the moment.


When this is showing no snow and plus degrees, it's time to ride!
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #63
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We had 3 degrees celsius here today, warm and cozy, which melted a lot of snow away.
plus 3°C? are you kidding me? i thought its cold up north. we had -21°C last night, and had not more then -10°C during the day for the last 2 weeks. you lucky bastard.
the bike is coming together nicley, someday i hope i can do the same to my dr800...

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Old 02-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #64
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plus 3°C? are you kidding me? i thought its cold up north. we had -21°C last night, and had not more then -10°C during the day for the last 2 weeks. you lucky bastard.
the bike is coming together nicley, someday i hope i can do the same to my dr800...

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The warmest we've had in a while now.. The forecast is telling colder weather is approaching, but I hope it's wrong. I assume you are located at a higher altitude than me? I live in Gothenburg, a sea-level city.

I've always wanted a DR750/800 for street use, like an overgrown SM.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #65
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i´m not really high up in the mountains, about 300m above sea level. but we´ve been hit by a sibirien cold front. thats pretty normal every year for one or two weeks, but normaly in january. lots of problems this year with diesel cars and batteries...
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:39 AM   #66
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Snow again..

Just started snowing here in Gothenburg.. Damn. Forecast still says that it will be warmer this week, hopefully that's true.

Got a call saying I have some new brakepads just lay and wait for me at the LBS. Will be picking them up tomorrow! Because today there will be some trials training.

Something really entertaining to watch in this winter darkness:

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:14 AM   #67
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if that would be facebook i would hit the "like" button real hard.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #68
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if that would be facebook i would hit the "like" button real hard.
Check out the other videos of Graham on youtube.. incredible talent!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #69
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Something small from today's excuse of not building on the bike
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #70
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Progress and setback.

Started the evening by mounting the exhaust to the bike, well, parts of it!

From this:

To this:

I'm glad I painted the pipe instead of putting some heat bandage on it, this looks so good.

Then I fitted the rear fender after cleaning it somewhat. Under where the license plate is it was impossible to remove the stains, so I didn't bother trying to clean it too much. Feels like it's in vain anyway, since the plate is collecting mud under it all the time.

Before the rack.

With it.

And with the plate.


An overview.



This is buggering me a lot.. I KNOW this hose isn't supposed to be connected to anything! Right?! Or is it... No it's not! Or...?



Can't wait to ride now.. More snow has fallen and it's so depressing!
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #71
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My damn orchids doesn't like this weather.. What have I done to deserve this snow?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #72
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That vents the carb bowl so that the carb doesn't vacuum lock as the fuel level drops in the carb.I'm not sure where they run on the DR650.On my bike,I add a small cheap fuel filter to the hose to keep dirt out.Make sure the hose is long enough so any fuel tat may run out won't get on the hot engine.


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That vents the carb bowl so that the carb doesn't vacuum lock as the fuel level drops in the carb.I'm not sure where they run on the DR650.On my bike,I add a small cheap fuel filter to the hose to keep dirt out.Make sure the hose is long enough so any fuel tat may run out won't get on the hot engine.


Thanks, then I don't have to worry. It's now placed so that any occasional fuel will drop to the ground without contact to the engine.

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #74
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Bought this from the company today. Wil use it to modify the carb bowl vent! ( The hose that I mentioned in previous posts.. )


Will put pictures up tonight after mounting it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #75
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