DR 650 project: It's now a Beast!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by DRjoe, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Mezo

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    OK Joe, heres my Sunday morning effort :D

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    Who will be first to build the Dakar DR ? :ricky

    Well it wont be me cos im skint :D over to you Joe :wink:

    If any of you guys want the "Dakar DR" logo for your bike ive saved a large copy for you here (you can resize how you like) or there is the original
    Dakar logo is here.

    (quick grab it before the fuzz arrest me) :mulie


    Mezo. :thumb
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  2. LukasM

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    Here is an idea for a fairing...

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  3. dylandr

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    Got any DAKAR plaque jpegs I can use Mezo? Will definately make a few Dakar DR stickers for my boney! Nice morph! Now stand back and wait for the bike to be built! TOO bad the Dakar isn't allowing bikes bigger than a 450 to enter otherwise I'd seriously think of trying the Idea! :amazon
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  4. DRjoe

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    the drz plastics arrived to day and they don't even nearly fit, could be a long night with the grinder and welder.
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  5. dylandr

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    What DRZ plastics? what parts are you wanting to fit? this is getting better every day!!!!


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  6. DRjoe

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    I'm using the rear mud guard and side panels.

    I've been looking at it and i have decided to chop the dr's subframe off and replace it with an alloy one off a drz its looks like it would be much easier to do that than alter the existing sub frame to match the plastics.

    I have a new name for the build: drz650 project.


    Could this possibly be the first ever drz650.
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  7. DRjoe

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    Nav tower light bracket thingy just about finished.
    I still have to make the support strut for the road book/trip mount and give every thing a clean up.
    I just sat all the gear on the mount so that you can get idea whats going on I will hopefully get a second trip meter to go next to the trailtech speedo.
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    I think i need to tidy the bench up.
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  8. DRjoe

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    It does match up well to the safari tank.

    You wouldn't happen to have a front on pic of that bike with a high guard on would you Lukas?

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  9. dylandr

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    What finish are you gonna give that alluminium/Stainless? If I may suggest... Sand blast and annodise? Or are you looking to go the powdercoat root?

    Just ordered the Vapor system as well. Should get it tomorrow hopefully! Hopefully not too difficult to install?

    First ever I have heard of a DRZ 650 Ha ha but I think its gonna be kick-ass!
    Let Suzuki know when you are done too!:thumb
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  10. Mezo

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    :eek2 Yaw Drop :yikes


    Do bikes over east need to go over the pits ? chopping the frame is pretty serious shit Joe.

    Im keeping my frame bog standard, it will need to get inspected & road registered again & i want it to sail through (not sure on the GSXR can)

    Mezo.
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  11. plugeye

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    i cant imagine why changing the rear section would be legally affected.
    i'm all for chopping it off & ending up with no rear droop. i've had an idea for a while to change the look of the rear without modifying the frame, but its still a few projects away.
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  12. Mezo

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    Ahh when you said chop, i thought you meant chop, when you meant change right :D

    Is that right your a pom Joe ? where from ?

    Mezo.
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  13. DRjoe

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    i'm gona take a grinder and cut the subframe off where it meets the main frame and then weld on some mounting lugs for the alloy frame.

    bike's and cars only get inspected if they are sold, run out of rego or if you get pulled by the cops and told your vehicle is defect.

    how many police will know that the dr's subframe is suposed to be steel and how many inspectors would care as long as its done properly.

    i'm more woried about the lights and fairing being turned down by an inspector.

    yes i'm a pom/scot who is now living in aus and i'm loving it.
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  14. DRjoe

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    I might use a fairing like this one there's a guy in Australia selling them for $275+shipping.

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    I'm not thrilled by the idea of buying a fairing and the having to completely change it not when i could just make my own but it would look good and it will save a lot of time and messing about.
    A friend is buying one for his ktm690 so when it get's here we'll try it on the dr.
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  15. LukasM

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    Don at Cycleproducts, eh?
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  16. dylandr

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    Is the fairing gonna be independent from the steering?
    Its gonna look smart! Your right, the cops this side wouldn't know the difference in subframe material either! whack it on lets see.......:thumb :clap

    More pics... Please!
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  17. DRjoe

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    yep. do you know his second name.
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  18. DRjoe

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    yes it's going to be independent of the steering that's the whole point of all the work that i have done so far on the light bracket.
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  19. LukasM

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    McGrath.

    I have his contact info and price list as well if you need it.
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  20. DRjoe

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    Wont be needed but thanks anyway it turns out he's good friends with one of my friends.


    Did you ever try the HID conversion in the 90mm hella light.