Here is my old DR650RS

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:49 pm

Yes H,
Going to get the wheels cleaned up and put the forks on and wheels. After that clean the engine and spray it myself with VHT satin aerosol.

Body work is in great condition so I reckon I'll get away with a Tcut and polish. New pattern decals from Italy will help. If I'm happy with the bike I'll have the wheels re-spoked at a later date.

I have the Hessler s/s header and I've gone for a Marvic or is it Marving tail pipe. Should look good. More work when I'm home at the weekend.

P.S, I don't reckon my linkage bearings needed replacing , but I did it anyway. Around £45.00 if I remember correctly. From ebay.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby nug » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:03 pm

Nug would that all balls bearing/bushings/seals kit work for the 750?


Theoretically it should do all bar the shock bearing. Need to have look at the part numbers to be sure.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:42 am

It`s looking good so far :tup:
Surprisingly, the bearings in the linkage seem to always hold up well. I think it`s because they retain the grease well, though I`ve seen a few worn bushes.
The fork springs on the 650 were notoriously soft, which meant lots of dive on braking, so you may need to upgrade them with Progressive or similar.
More £££££ :(
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:10 pm

Work work work. That's all I seem to do these days, hence the ultra slow progress.
Here are a couple of pis of 'some' progress :

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The new pipe is a Marvic, cheaper to buy from Italy on Ebay than in the UK :crazy: , I went for this due to the two mounting points. It's chromed steel, but should last for a few years

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Old exhausts up for sale ...£200.00 anybody ?

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Forks should be together soon and I can fit the wheels and engine.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:14 am

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:49 pm

A little more work done. Wheels are a bit scaby, but will have to wait for a refurb untill I have some more cash. The forks have new seals and bushings. I also upped the fork oil from 10 weight to 15. Uprated springs will also have to wait. New disc up front, rear to follow. Tidying up the loom soon and will fit that next.

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby Deano » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:47 pm

You are doing a sterling job on that Rob :tup:

When do you plan to have it up and running as if it is before June 2020 you may want to consider a mount for some scuba gear.... :shock:
I have my wife's permission to keep breathing!!
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:54 pm

Haha, I know what you mean Deano.
I left my house at 7 a.m with heavy rain, headed down to do some work in darkest Redruth & Truro, in the shire of Cornwall. I just got home and it has pissed down all day.
Got to get some motivation to go out into my garage and attatch the loom tonight. I can be so lazy some times.

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