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Re: Here is my old DR650RS - H_Lime - 08-01-2020

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 workSmile
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!


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - BigBob - 09-01-2020

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 Confusedhock:


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - H_Lime - 09-01-2020

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

EDIT, I'm 11 kg off, tis 59ish kg without oil.


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 10-01-2020

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.


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 12-01-2020

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.


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 12-01-2020

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Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 13-01-2020

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 - BigBob - 14-01-2020

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-Repair-Kit-Plastex-Acrylic-Small-Repair-Kit/163663297391?hash=item261b17bb6f:g:2FMAAOxyrrpTi3R4



Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 14-01-2020

Thanks Bob, never heard of that glue, I'll get me some of that !


Re: Here is my old DR650RS - bigrob - 17-01-2020

Fitted a treat. Now in MPH.

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