Suzuki DR650 RTW build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by TUCKERS, May 22, 2018.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    This is the starting point. I have sold my bike to an International Traveler coming from Norway. By email we are going to build it together. It will be basically bolt on modifications with very little home fabricated items. History: I prepped this bike in 2013 and in 13/14 rode it to Ushuaia Argentina from Los Angeles. Then containered it home summer of 2014. Since then it has seen very little use after a refurbishment. NorwayJon wants some personal mods and changes. Colleen’s DR from the same trip is in the hands of ‘bumbling Norwegian’ in epic rides right now. So.....stay tuned and subscribed whilst I transform this in to the bike of NorwayJons dream machine. Some parts off it are now for sale in flea market. 0B21F8FA-F48E-43BA-B79D-4BF51614C97A.jpeg 6E6CE641-C984-490C-ABB5-C6B3FDF0F0AA.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    F8C56109-781F-4661-891D-D0318D846EA9.jpeg EC30EBD9-A233-4DD2-AE28-5EC08E436D1E.jpeg 90D08A35-A16B-423A-8B39-71A46CA9EDFE.jpeg Current condition as of today. I have rode around with the stitched up Kuna Yala windshield since 2014! I just couldn’t part with it. Dashboard is my failed third attempt at that feature.
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    JagLite Long timer

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    Gotta keep the Frankenstein Stitches on the screen! :clap
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Not happening! New owner is going BajaWorx he doesn’t appreciate the history behind Frankenstein screen!
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    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Awsome bike
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Started to strip it down...pictures coming soon.
    BIG orders at Procycle, Ebay and Amazon!!!
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    5A77A4D3-5CA8-4F1C-B63E-A7CABABA182D.jpeg DB4BCBDA-4F40-47C2-B525-BF88E3E7A771.jpeg F8E3737D-D1A2-471C-81B9-4DA20A213408.jpeg In order to build it up I must strip it down
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Lots of attention needed to please NorwayJon, racks are going away. Rear light and plate set up is going away. E7D29ACD-3814-419C-9188-393B7D8BF4FF.jpeg E597E3FB-4355-47DD-866D-E514E42F99EE.jpeg 68303BA2-7FD1-4271-86C9-BD62B3FA5504.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Some wiring and other goodies coming 795A7FCC-0F74-4199-86AF-F415C1FB15F0.jpeg DFA64193-034E-46CB-B69D-1862558D2648.jpeg 9E76A493-5589-4825-B43D-1EB0A180BB88.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    9CCE8B7E-E13A-4571-BA5B-8DB311F52CB1.jpeg A5466D90-0585-433F-A615-D46EF6D987B4.jpeg Tank is being replaced and dash board
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Playing around with a Vapor, Vapor dash and HighwayDirtBikes billet mount 13B0925D-EC0A-4C96-BE04-CA75D6E79473.jpeg 09EB6890-DBD2-4A94-97A8-556CD148502E.jpeg 02B17E70-97C2-4128-BDBE-F407EFF88297.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Something like this C13B2750-E610-47DE-87E7-1047363B3EF8.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Actually undecided to bolt the box direct to the brackets or make a cargo plate. I’ll let NorwayJon decide. C24C6FA0-4810-4B2D-90B2-3662A9EEF4E7.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    A little levity. It’s not all work, have to have some smoking time 431FB0B7-5AFB-4978-833D-33294CFE17C5.jpeg
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    B574E409-FFBB-4086-A96A-F562FD52AD26.jpeg Tail tidy, very tidy!
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    EF601734-15FD-4393-841A-D5019E8F2B38.jpeg 000C74B9-2B93-4B7A-B59B-7A5CF87593B5.jpeg Spring washer, flat washer, stainless Allen head sockets bolt and loctite for custom cut and drilled top rack/sides. Super strong super light.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    EFB71C90-E3F0-4359-9DC2-C2EF7E3EE7C9.jpeg May be this. Or may use a top plate. Awaiting input from NorwayJon
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    FA3F3B52-DD64-4347-834B-B2F7D1D04D8D.jpeg This just in. HighwayDirtBikes billet Mount for Vapor with Dashboard, sooo much nicer than my home made attempts.
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    HighwayDirtBikes makes AWESOME stuff, i love how clean it leaves the bars after the hand guards are installed. plenty of room for more crap, or not, depending on what ya wanna put there.

    following along James, good stuff.
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