DR650 Restoration

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MartinPetren, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Yes, models after 1996 does have it on the right side of the bike.
  2. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Was out riding yesterday, thought I felt a glitch in the steering and apparently I was correct. I shot this video before tightening, in other words I rode the bike like this! :huh

    Can't say I was easy on it yesterday, there where a lot of small jumps and stuff. Just glad I didn't screw up the bearings or that the fork decided to leave the bike :evil
  3. d33t

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    MartinPetren, Hi! Nice bike. But it is impossible to view your video, facebook says that video is not public
  4. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    I think it should work now :1drink
  5. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    It's just over the year now since my swing looked liked this:
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    And I remember the hours to get it like that. Unfortunately the clear coat I had chosen for this project was bad. Really bad! This summer I noticed some rust beginning to take shape and I tried to stop it with a lot of care. But the rust had decided to win,

    Now it looks like this:
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    And that's the good side..

    So I have decided to not polish it again and redo the work one more time.. So it's off to the powder coater! A friend of mine will sand blast if first (along with the other things on top of the swing).

    The result will be black :evil

    Hope to deliver a couple of pictures in a couple of weeks time, just before this years event of VĂ¥rrundan.

    But before that, here's a couple of pics from this weekend:

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  6. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    I just read your entire thread, you did a great job with the 650. :thumb
  7. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Thanks. It has taken a lot of beating and a quite serious crash since it was finished. Still in a decent condition though and I wont do anything major with it this season. But I'd like to restore it again next winter. :-)
  8. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    It's black!
  9. blackntan1031

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    I love the DR, you did a great job on it. They are fun bikes. Here is mine. I've had a lot of good rides on it and am still enjoying it.
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  10. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Thanks, it was a great bike. Yours is looking really good, the color scheme is very nice!

    Nowadays I'm riding a DRZ400S instead. It is a joy to ride and I like it a lot. But I sure miss my old DR, really felt like I was selling a piece of myself.