kawizuki DR5

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

  1. climbingfire

    climbingfire Adventurer

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    its all good! we have the header in a shop getting remade! better welds and bends! should pick up on the HP for that! other then that i want to get it on a dyno! with the shocks we put a heavy wieght oil in the forks to help with wieght but nothing hits and i jumped it out at the ORV! im moving to the bay area next week if anyone in the area wants to show me the area!
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  2. climbingfire

    climbingfire Adventurer

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    best pic i could get! that was first attempt! looks better now! and will look better when we get it back from the shop! and the welds on the plate coming from the head tube are all clean now to! both stock rear motor mounts lined up! didnt do much back there ither then a few spacers!

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  3. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    I would like to see close pictures of the airbox mating, if possible.
    :deal
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  4. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    Great project/job. I hope you plan on posting many more details, specs. and pix because the interest level should continue to grow over time. I know I'll be watching with interest.
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  5. cr@xrjunkee

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  6. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    No offense to anyone but I dont understand why people are suggesting DR specefic exhaust systems. The engine is of an EX500 and you better look at what is good for that engine.

    Also, +1 on whoever said you need to look into Airbox mod. Though the EX500 puts out 54 HP, there is not much you can do to increase the ponies on it because unlike most low cost stock bikes, the EX is highly tuned straight from the factory. So by ignoring proper airbox configuration, you will be loosing ponies instead of gaining.

    You can research all you want on the internet and look into various resources but there is not much you can do to increase the HP of this particular engine (Without making it a ticking time bomb) or spending a fortune, which would defeat the whole purpose.

    IMO just research some EX500 specific cans and make your own mid pipes for it. (Sarachus are good)

    EDIT** ADD**: 54HP is still plenty and pretty effing awesome on a DR. Because for you to get approx that much power on the DR engine, you need to do Hi-Comp piston, 780 Bore kit and 190 web cam.
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  7. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Everyone is suggesting DR muffler upgrades for more flow and because the position the muffler mounts to on the frame.If it doesn't fit the frame then that means more head aches.All the mufflers I have seen mentioned are capable of easily handling the little EX500 engine.Easier to make a mid pipe to connect the muffler to the header.I know he is building a header.It's easier to work to a known end,rather than work to and unknown point in space.
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  8. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    My understanding is, if you know a welder, a custom job (a decent looking one) wouldnt cost more than $100-$150.
    Using a tested and reliable muffler for that engine is better than using something else just because it would fit IMHO.
    He is making the header anyway and unless he makes the header end exactly where the stock DR header ends, he is going to have issues with fitment.

    But you do have a good point there. Hope everything works great for him. :freaky
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  9. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    I really like this bike. :freaky

    I can see the trouble with the fender in the original location, it looks like it would hit the radiator, right?
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  10. elefantmans

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    couldnt you just use a KLE500 headers,same motor !
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