DR650 Hacked

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by simitar, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. simitar

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    Hello Everyone,

    Who has hacked a DR650? Would like to see pictures. I have a 2003 DR650 with a 2002 Velorex 562 attached.
    Thanks
    Rick Miller
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  2. DavePave

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  5. jaydmc

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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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  6. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    Trying to post photos of my DR650 :D

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

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    Nice!
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  8. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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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.....:D

    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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  9. simitar

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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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  10. DavePave

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    What's the Johnnie Sweet modification?
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  11. simitar

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    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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    Rick Miller
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  13. DavePave

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    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.

    Dave
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  15. DavePave

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    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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