kawizuki DR5

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by climbingfire, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. climbingfire

    climbingfire Adventurer

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    A buddy and i built this woundeful bike over the past few months! we took a 05 sizuki dr650 with a bad motor and a wrecked kawisaki ninja ex500 and mated them! the resault was a fantastic bike! 60 hp 35 ft lbs! about twice as much as the stock dr650! with a 43 tooth on the back its about 0-60 in just over 4 seconds and tops out at 110! looks stock but to a true rider you can tell right away its not stock!
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  2. climbingfire

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    so nice lol

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  3. climbingfire

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    full motor swap with speedo cluster

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  4. climbingfire

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    best riding bike ever!

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  5. climbingfire

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    soon the be repainted and new tires!

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  6. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    I owned an EX500 previously. Great bike and engine is bulletproof. Good choice.

    My suggestion would be, get rid of the highly restrictive "BUICK" muffler and get a nice after market pipe. I know there a quite a few 2:1 mufflers for the EX500.
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  7. ban

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    It looks like you took had to cut the frame to fit it. Do you have a pic of the cut frame without the engine?

    How about the air filter? What problems did you have around the rear shock?

    BTW nice project!
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  8. Fictitious

    Fictitious Been here awhile

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    That looks quite cool :O Have you weighed it at all? What's she like off road?
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  9. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Great project....but please put a purpose built low-mount front fender on it...like one from an adventure or even a trials bike...that low dirt bike fender really takes away from the looks of that great project.
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  10. climbingfire

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    i dont have any pics of the frame but we used the stock ninja down tubes and made a bracket to mount it to the header tube! worked great and looks good! the bike is a beast on dirt! first or second gear it will climb anything! didnt do much to the stock running gear other then heavy weight oil in the forks and a few turns on the rear and it works fine for anything i have went up against!
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  11. climbingfire

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    for the air cleaner we took a 90 degree and a T air tube we found in a bike junk yard! used the stock egr cross pipe to hook up all the egr lines and used a K&N cone filter on the end of the T wich put it right next to the shock! ill post more pics soon!
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  12. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    The more I look at it, the more disgusting that Buick muffler looks. Please please please please... change it.. :D
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  13. climbingfire

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    lol its in the works! just trying to find what will work for both the motor and the frame!
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  14. tattewell

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    +100 on the front fender... gawd thats ugly... F'n awesome project though, nicelly done.

    All that really matters is whether you guys like the fender in the end!
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  15. climbingfire

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    we hate it! it just worked till we can get something we want! anyone have any links on aftermarket parts for the DR?
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  16. tattewell

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    UFO or Acerbis I would think... im sure there are others too!
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  17. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Order up a KTM supermoto fender. They look cool and are reasonably priced. Then find an 01-02 GSXR 1000 muffler. Very light and not obnoxiously loud.
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  18. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Get the Sarachu cans. They sound mean as hell. I know they are dual casn but they have a really slim body.
    You can probably double them up one above the other on the DR exhaust side..

    Just an idea..
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  19. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    I'd love to see a video of this thing rolling. as a Dr owner I'm VERY intrigued. Looks bitchen.
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  20. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    Here
    http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

    http://www.kientech.com/DR650ProdList.htm

    Also checkout DRriders.com and the DR section @ Thumpertalk.

    I have a DR650 and a Ninja 500 and have given serious thought to doing the same thing.

    My big question is about tire clearance at full stuff. The Ninja engine is a bit longer than the DR's... looks like you're using the Ninja radiator too.

    And about tying in the top of the engine to the frame. My 500 has no provision for any sort of bracket, did you come up with something or did you just skip it?

    Other things that have made me hesitate... IIRC the 500 puts out around 52 HP stock (vs 42 for the DR with pipe and jetting) and it really likes the stock airbox (it's highly tuned from the factory with almost ZERO room for getting more out of it). Since you can't use the stock box, you're loosing power. Same thing with the exhaust, unequal length headpipes into a small midpipe... power penalty. (I'd really like to see a good pic of the pipes on your bike!:evil)
    But here you've done it and you say it runs great... I was thinking the HP loss would make it not worthwhile. Damn it, I'd like to see your bike firsthand!:deal

    Not knocking your build at all, glad to see someone do it. :freaky

    You really need to post a video of that beast in action!
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