Pre '96 Suzuki DR650S

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by DRS Canada, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. puntoMX

    puntoMX Lost in Cyberspace

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    About a year and a half ago I crashed my bike so bad that the whole left side of it was badly
    damaged. For sure it took out the directional lights, headlight cover, side cover, luggage rack,
    seat and a part of the tank.

    I fixed most of it now besides the tank, that will be the one from Acerbis USA in one of these
    days, and a new seat cover (any tips welcome!).

    So, I was looking for good blinkers, not the small LED ones that are most of the time made
    out of cheap plastic that can't take the cooking of the sun here in Mexico, also not the
    original ones as they are kind of outdated with their orange lenses.

    I started to browse on ebay for some Suzuki ones, but, as Kawazaki comes close to Suzuki
    (As brother and sis I believe), I went with those. They have a smoother design plus a nice
    clear lens, all made by Stanley! I got mine for 10USD + shipping for a pair of them and the
    license plate holder/light :evil . I bought actually 2 of them from different sellers. They used
    to be mounted on some crotch rocket but look so darn ugly on them that no one leaves that
    on their bike.

    Now, this is how it looks like:

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    :raabia
  2. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    looking good
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  3. puntoMX

    puntoMX Lost in Cyberspace

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    Here they come, didn't think that any one would like to see more. :rofl

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    All powdercoated, new parts are made out of 3.04mm (cal. 11 I think they call it too) steel and
    lasercutted. :evil

    By the way, I'm not using my bike offroad so much any more as parts are hard to get these days.
    So, this bike will be 80% road (not the smooth pavement ;)) and 20% off-road.
    Safety comes first, it's dangerous enough already here Mexico!

    EDIT: Next will be some new bolts, stainless and tapered like this:

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    Cheap and looks good...
  4. 685

    685 Scarred Adventurer

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    Your brackets are beautiful!

    The turnsignals look a lot like the ones on my 08 KLR. A word of caution for anyone thinking of doing this, Kawasaki had problems with the very early Gen 2 KLR turnsignals (and other rubber bits, too.) The rubber parts of the turnsignals came from the factory in a condition that looked like sun checking--they recalled and replace them. If one buys them used, it is possible that they will be defective.

    BTW, Kaw did a recall. Mine wasn't included for that, but they ended up replacing all the wellnuts, the clutch cable, and the main wiring harness--all because the rubber compound on these components was defective.

    You could probably market those brackets (not to me, my 91 is proudly a rat bike.)
  5. Shredware

    Shredware shredder

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    PUNTO NICE BIKE!!! Cant wait to see it with that tank.
  6. puntoMX

    puntoMX Lost in Cyberspace

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    Thank you guys!

    The donor(s) for my bike were two Kawa ZX-6R bikes. :evil
    The KLR turn signals are the same almost, but seem to have the main body turned 90°.

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    Jup, that thing sticking out there is sold NEW for 10USD on ebay :D

    If some one wants the AutoCAD drawings, just tell me.

    I'm still looking for a rear shock for my bike, and a KLR shock could fit there although it looks like it's a bit longer... still hunting on ebay.
  7. Shredware

    Shredware shredder

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    Real quick I don't wanna spam up the forum but what if everyone would just shout out their location so we could see how possible it could be to get a N./S. America rally together.
  8. Shredware

    Shredware shredder

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    EDIT: That is everyone who still has a dr in rideable condition.
  9. Trust

    Trust I'll fix that

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    Presuming you mean DR650S and not SE?

    Central NY (Rochester for all intents and purposes)
    ((At least for another few weeks until I move West - not to mention the DR is for sale))
  10. puntoMX

    puntoMX Lost in Cyberspace

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    No problem, I'm in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico (postal code 76117), that's about 250km from Mexico City.
  11. Shredware

    Shredware shredder

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    Preferably, but hey I'm not prejuduice.
  12. 685

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    Tucson (where it may hit 100 degrees today.):muutt
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  14. BigHerm

    BigHerm What Would Merle Do

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  15. puntoMX

    puntoMX Lost in Cyberspace

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    Yeah, but it looks like it was on the bottom of a river for a decade or 2 :rofl

    He could have cleaned the bike before taking it apart. I saw the rear shock yesterday but that thing looks like it's leaking more oil than mine... "Good used", doesn't look like it, although he has a good score.
  16. 685

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    The stuff looks dirty, yes, but not particularly rusty. Pacoima is San Fernando area of LA, north of LA and not particularly near the ocean. Where the bike lived its life is anyones guess. Lots of dirt riders never clean their bikes, all that dirt would come off and with a little treatment with WD40, that engine would look okay.

    If I were needing a motor, it would be worth a less than $200 gamble. That muffler has surface rust, it would clean up okay.
  17. Woody Windypeg

    Woody Windypeg Trail adventurin`DR rider

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    Hey guys, I installed a Supertrapp, some cool aluminum bark busters w/ the signals in them!, Renthal bars, RK chain, a taller windshield, K&N filter, and just installed the stage 2 dyno jet kit! on my '90 DR 650s. I just got to figure out this picture thing. :clap :super R.I.P Ronnie James
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    A friend of mine has a website to host pictures, it's www.kwikpiks.com ; it's fast and easy to use :1drink .
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  20. tdrrally

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    i am looking for a sp600 rear rack
    i will post this the fm too