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Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:25 pm

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The Yamaha is a little small for my height, but ok for local stuff. DR is much taller. Just got to refurb it.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby H_Lime » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Very nice.
I went to buy an rs once but couldnt kick start it :lol:
In my defence i was only out of cast a couple wks. Is it difficult to start?
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:10 pm

Not so bad. I've had 3 XR650R'S, 1 x XR600R so not a problem.
But I do have legs like tree trunks. :crazy:
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby Chris1215 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:49 am

I had a Dr650 RSE when to the Elaffantruffen on it great bike
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 am

When I got my DR600 many years ago and was struggling to kick it over, despite being 6ft 6 and 17 stone, and was given the following advice...
"Kick it like you are kicking a rapist off your mother" ..... never had a problem after that ;)
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby nug » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:26 am

My first DR600 nearly broke my leg on my first ride home. I stalled it in traffic and just instinctively booted it without consideration of where the piston was in its cycle. Couldn't walk for a week after that!
I soon got the knack and even started it wearing slippers just to prove the point :crazy:
Not sure I would try it now.

Nice bikes bigrob :tup:
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 am

Thanks all.
I plan on fitting a Mikuni carburetor TM40-6-40mm flatslde pumper kit.
The header pipe is awful, no holes, but very rusty. The twin rear is holed up and the Y piece rusted through.
I have a large bore stainless header coming from Hessler in Germany, not sure which tail pipe to have yet.

All good stuff...........but I feel my wallet may become lighter.

I'll keep you posted. :clap:
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:17 pm

First purchase.....

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Header pipe from Hessler in Germany. But check out the weld inside the barrel end...

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Does the collective think I should smooth this down a bit ? Easy enough job to do !

I've seen how quickly some of you folk strip and rebuild your bikes on here, so it'll be under way soon.

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:46 pm

I would be inclined to clean up the weld but I`m just fussy
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:19 pm

My thoughts exactly Bob. Just ordered a dremel type tool and some grinding attachments.
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