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Old 01-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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DR650 Hacked

Hello Everyone,

Who has hacked a DR650? Would like to see pictures. I have a 2003 DR650 with a 2002 Velorex 562 attached.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Hacked DR650

I do, I do I don't have a photo account, so can't post 'em here. You can email me @ dnb239@comcast.net and I can send you a few.

There's also these.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411277

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=DR650+sidecar

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=727128&page=2

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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We have done both our M72D and our Enduro sidecar onto the DR as well as supplied mounts for many other sidecars.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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Here's my photos - I think

Trying to post photos of my DR650





3 or 4 edits but I think I figured it out.......

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
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THANKS, I have a few items left to finish but after a year of playing around with it as time allowed - I think it's done! I want to get a vinyl cover that I can snap on/off, perhaps a small windscreen and maybe even line the interior with linex or rhinoliner. Then It'll be really done.

What took me the longest to do on the sidecar was to install a wall behind the seat and the trunk lid. It didn't come with those so I made them - with little to no metal skills, I think I pulled it off OK. Of course, the guy I had paint it did an outstanding job cleaning up some of my mess.....

Now it's time to ride as the weather and schedules cooperate.



Hey, Simitar after looking at the threads and seeing a few others, what are your thoughts about your hack? Are you happy with the Velorex? Looking for a more off-road capable rig like the DMC dual sport? .....

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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Hey, Simitar after looking at the threads and seeing a few others, what are your thoughts about your hack? Are you happy with the Velorex? Looking for a more off-road capable rig like the DMC dual sport? .....[/QUOTE]

Hello Dave,
I am pretty happy with the Velorex. I wish it was a little easier to get in out. My wife can get in ok but needs a sky hook to get out. Because of this she will not ride anymore. Some day I may do the Johnny Sweet modification.

The reason I purchased the sidecar was price. I paid less the $500.00 for the car. I did buy the up grade swing arm and installed a shock from a Harley sportster. I also purchased subframe from DMC.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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What's the Johnnie Sweet modification?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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What's the Johnnie Sweet modification?
Hello Dave,
Johnny Sweet modified the front upper body so it would lift up for easy entrance for a guy in Alabama. He wrote a nice long article in the United Sidecar Association forum posted October 2, 2012. He included how it was done with pictures of the finished product.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #12
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Nice!

[QUOTE=DavePave;20431214]Trying to post photos of my DR650





Looks great. A lot to be said for a nice colour match.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:59 AM   #13
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Paint

The paint is a VERY close match, but not exact. Apparently, Suzuki and Colorite are the only companies that produce a match and they are not cheap by any measure. I couldn't justify what they were asking, so I got as close as I could. It came out OK.

Thanks for the compliment on the bike. I like it.

It's 81 degrees here in Florida today so going out for a ride.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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Hello Dave,
Johnny Sweet modified the front up body so it would lift up for easy entrance for a guy in Alabama. He wrote a nice long article in the United Sidecar Association forum posted October 2, 2012. He included how it was done with pictures of the finished product.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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Sweet Johnnie Mod

Thanks for the pics.

Looks like a great mod. Easier to load an unload people and equipment. I wonder how tight the seals are.

I think the Sputniks do that as well front and rear....
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