DR650, The Preacher

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by DKWraith, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    So, what can i do with two non-running bikes, both being gifts from some friends with less imagination...
    DR650, 2 years neglected.
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    Gilera XRT600, 5 years forgotten in a backyard.
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    I'm thinking of doing something retro, not a scrambler style, maybe a mix between classic and enduro-cross bike.
    At the beginning i put the DR on "floating line", making it running ok-ish, then i dismantled Gilera, to clean and refurbish the parts i'll use on DR, handlebar, fork, triple tree, brake lines, swingarm and rims.
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    But, living in Romania i must do everything in a different manner, to put the bike back on the street, official, to pass the tehnical inspection, registration & title, and then to start mods.:confused

    Meantime, the bikes are sleeping, cause the weather is fucking annoying...
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  2. thumperphile

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    DR 650: supermoto-lace up a 17” front rimand puts some sticky street tires on it. Great motor, simple mods like de snorkeling and a free flowing exhaust will really wake it up.

    Had one and did track days, best streetbike I ever had.

    Some good info on using a gsxr can for cheap be found online.

    If dirt, look at the mods Barry from enduro Crosstraining on YouTube did. Actually made a DR into a competent dirt bike.
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  3. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    Nah, why should i go on the easiest way? I like to try something different.
    (my inner voices urges me "chop it, chop it". :fpalm)
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  4. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    First step, m'eh...
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    After a few measurements:
    -new fork is longer than actual fork , 70 mm difference, but seems to have the same travel length.
    -new swingarm is 15 mm longer.
    -the new rims are wider, although they use almost the same tire size. DR650 90/90-21 & 120/90-17, Gilera 90/90-21 & 130/80-17.

    Meanwhile, I ordered the air and oil filters (Hiflo), oil (Repsol 4T Offroad 10W40), brake pads (EBC) and brake fluid (Ferodo).
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  5. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    Litlle by litlle ...
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  6. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    The "new" muffler MIVV, including DB killer, street legal. Next step, cut, weld, etc.
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    And what is this?
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    I'm looking for some recommendatios for oil fork, what type, 7,5 or 10?
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  7. Bt10

    Bt10 Been here awhile

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  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Tells the ECU you have WFO. Most disconnect it and remove the assembly to no disadvantage.
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  9. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    So, will be disconnected.
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  10. DKWraith

    DKWraith Innocent malevolent

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    in the meantime, between the other projects, some upgrade to my DR650, a BMW handlebar and KTM handguards, braided hose for front brake, new brake pads, new shock cable, new battery, "new" turning lights, etc
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    The Gilera rims are not ready, so i cannot install the fork, swingarm and the rims, maybe next month...

    And another project, almost finished, VX800, a kind of scrambler.
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