Mezo`s DR650 rebuild

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mezo, May 28, 2009.

  1. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    All Mezo's photos are priceless. In fact, I have to try and recreate his photo standing with his "babies." Look back to find it and you'll see. Granted I only have one "baby" so I will have to think of something clever.
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  2. NOSIGN

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    well said 996DL!

    Stay fit Mezo... I dunt wannt be tuning in RFDS on our round the Australia trip or givin ya mouth ta mout for that matter!
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  3. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Mezo, dude, what are you doing! A heart attack at 43? Good that you realize it's time to sort out what you stuff down your pipe - be it booze or food. In addition to a good regular diet I would also recommend a high dose of fish oil rich in EPA and DHA. This will help with blood flow in addition to countless other benefits. I'll send you a PM with some more thoughts.

    Now stick around, we are counting on you to finish the first official Ebay/ADVrider DR build! :deal:thumb
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  4. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Are you using a name brand oil? If it's giving you burps, try freezing the capsules. The better solution is to switch to a higher quality product like Carlson's, which you can get cheap in the US, $22 for 1/2 liter. Much easier to take 3 big spoons than swallowing 50 capsules a day, plus it's lemon flavored so girls digg it. :D

    I go out a lot myself, although I have the booze very well under control. Unfortunately no way around that if you value your health.

    PS: If you want to have another heart attack go right ahead and get some rugrats. :lol3
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  5. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yeah, freezer. The oil will not go solid but the cold temperature will help you with digestion.

    Let's switch the nutrition discussion to PMs, this thread will become mandatory reading for DR650 aficionados after all.
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  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Oh I dunno. A 3rd gear blowup could be considered the bike having a heart attack.
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  7. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    What's a 3rd gear blowup? No idea what you are talking about.








    Denial works best for people who have tons invested in their DRs. :wink:
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  8. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The stats also say no-one has had a blowup whilst running a pumper carb, fuel injection or a 725 kit...


    Just saying...

    :freaky
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  9. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Mine blew (read destroyed everything top and bottom) about 50 hard k's after the pumper carb installation:lol3

    Just sayin is all

    Mezo, sorry to hear about the heart attack, I'm still waiting for mine:freaky
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  10. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Guess I better get to work then.... DR725 SM EFI it is!
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  11. Ron Seida

    Ron Seida Adventman

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    Hey Mezo :wave. Wow, a lot has happened since i've been gone! Heart attack at 43 :eek1 . Well, we all know it takes more than that to knock guys like us down :freaky . Can't offer you any advice on healthy living and all that, but i do wish you my best, and here's a big hug from Creel, Mexico. It's fucking snowing up here!!:huh The bugs are really coming out of the bike now and showing their toothy shit eating grins, but all in all it's been a good trip so far, and only the beginning. Take care of yourself whatever way you see fit my friend.
    Ron...
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  12. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Nuke that post and we'll never know...

    :evil
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  13. Gustavo.Ramos

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    Hey Mezo, glad you're ok!

    i'm away for a few weeks and was expecting some mods to those DR's.

    Got a suggestion for those veins blockages: garlick! it's terrific for blood circulation, terrible for your breath. Eat lots of it at night and a bit in the morning. Just be sure you won't be too close to other people, as they'll notice it... if they run away either breath is really strong... or they're witches!:D

    Now, back to the DR's!
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  14. BSR-1

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    Hey, what's all this heart attack crap? you're not getting out until you've built at least a couple of dozen more bikes!

    Take care!
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  15. NordieBoy

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    Ouch.

    Bugger.








    Do you ship to NZ?
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  16. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Sorry 2010 decided to bend you over, that really sucks.
    I know! You can live vicariously through me. Eh, just a thought.

    Well 2012 is almost here and then its over for everyone...another thought.
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  17. DRjoe

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    mate that's real sad news you have been an inspiration to all and a driving force for all the adv dr builds.

    Your plan to sell everything and ride round oz is great.
    You've got a bed and a garage stocked with tools at your disposal when you get over here.
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  18. JediMaster

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    Hi Mezo

    Really sorry to hear about your recent experiences. I've watched your DR build from afar and when I decided to swap my F650 for a DR back in October you offered sound info.

    Its funny how it sometimes takes something really bad to happen before something really good happens.
    I'd talked about doing a big trip for 15 years but was always 'doing something else'. In 2003 both my parents died of cancer 5 months apart aged 65 & 69 - neither smoke or drank.
    It was the kick up the arse I needed and after finishing renovating my house, planning, preparing and saving for a RTW trip I finaly rode away from England in March 2006. Next month will see my 4th year on the road and what an experience it continues to be.

    The Aussie people make Oz a particularly special place to ride and I'm sure plenty of offers like that from DRJoe will come flooding in.

    Forget about this being the end and think about it being the beginning. Keep your sense of humour (it appeals to me), get on your bike and open your mind to the next opportunity that will surely come your way.

    I wish you the very best

    Adam
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  19. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog Not Scared

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    What can I say other than im shocked , stunned and sorry to hear whats just happened, Cos i only just stumbled across this thead today and was really enjoying your approach to this project.

    And then this crap happens to you......hart attack....car crash....liquidation sale.

    I know there is not much I can say that will fix all the brokenness in your world at the moment......but once you start to get a clear head and your ready to travel around Australia, if you are comming through the Brisbane region, let me know cos you can stop in here at Wolfdogs place for a rest and lots of whisky or what ever spirit is your favorit poision, I'll kick the still into over drive when your leaving the west coast so by the time you get here I will have shit loads of shine to help keep you preserved.

    Love that avatar its a crack up, wish I found this thead when it began, any way I hope you can find some positive things to help pull you out of all the wreckage thats surounded you.

    If it helps at all I'll be happy to help you out with a cash for parts relief program and a complementary bottle of shine of your preference.

    I'll P.m. you soon Cheers Wolfdog.
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  20. That Aussie Guy

    That Aussie Guy Dances with TKC's

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    Hey matey, as someone who has had to start over from scratch 5 times so far in my lifetime, I too know what it's like to see all that you work so hard for have disappear right in front of you but you know what? Sometimes its also the best thing. Kinda like the clouds and silver lining thing. It's all about attitude. Go visit any graveyard and here's what you won't find, you won't find any tombstone with the lament "I wish I would have spent another day at the office"...or for that matter in a garage. At the end of your days you can't take it with you so all you will have will be your memories and experiences. You won't be thinking "I wish I had finished that DR project" when you are at the end, you will be regretting all the experiences you never tried. I gave everything up to live on the road and yeah sure I am stationary at the moment making money to move on, but I also know it's temporary, like life. People like my wife and myself know that you now have one of the best opportunities of your life right in front of you. Too many people wish they could or dream they will, but sadly most never do. Grab a hold with everything you have and make it a life to remember. Get on that Tenere of yours and have yourself an awesome adventure.
    Good health and long may you ride!

    Daz.