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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby H_Lime » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:35 pm

bigrob wrote:Yeah, very lucky with the paint/plastics, all in good shape. I've binned the chain and sprockets, fitting a new gold ring job and the new C & S.

Me and my neighbour lifted the engine out easily enough. Didn't have to worry about the frame then . Going to rap rags around it for install. It's a lot lighter than a BIG lump. Powder coating firms seem to plug all threaded holes but leaves the engine bolt holes open, so I've got to clean the powder out off them :? I should has asked them to plug'um.

Brake calipers next, new s/s pistons, rubber boots, seals, s/s bleed screws, pins & pads.
I'm still enjoying doing the work, maybe because I haven't gone at it to fast.

Soon be summer !

Too true and the bounty is reaping the rewards of yer work:)
Forgot to tell my guy about the bolt holes mmmn a call is in order lol.
Must weigh the big lump while it's on the bench!
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 am

Must weigh the big lump while it's on the bench!

Having put my back out lifting it onto a bench more than once, all I can say is it`s fecking heavy :o :shock:
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby H_Lime » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:17 am

At a guess I'd say 70kg?
She's a weighty lass alright! :)

EDIT, I'm 11 kg off, tis 59ish kg without oil.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:20 am

I'll put my engine on the scales (the ones I use to tell me I'm now a fat barstuard) and see how heavy. It'll be interesting to see.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 pm

I bought the the wrong header
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The Hessler header, doesn't fit ny new Marving tail pipe. But it does fit nicely over my original rusty header.

They said it would fit.

Anyone need a sexy header..........going cheap.
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:14 pm

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:55 pm

My clocks are the top, KMH ones. I bought the bottom set for 20 quid with the idea of swapping them over (clocks from bottom set into the shroud)

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Wasn't aware, untill removal, that one mount was broken. The clocks I bought have been repaired as well, but are very solid.

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Hope they work :?:

This is the dirty/rusty mess before stripping........

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby BigBob » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:47 am

If you need to repair plastic then use Plastex not glue. It`s brilliant stuff, but not cheap.
Works on ABS plastics but not some others.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Repa ... xyrrpTi3R4
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:44 pm

Thanks Bob, never heard of that glue, I'll get me some of that !
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Re: Here is my old DR650RS

Postby bigrob » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 pm

Fitted a treat. Now in MPH.

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