January 31, 2016 at 4:16 pm #11467
I have acquired a cheapie 98 DR650 as a runabout while I fix the Freewind. It’s a bit rough but with the help of a friend it’s pulling well with the Mikuni pumper carb that came on it. Anyway, it needs a couple of bits:
– A rear spring that is not made of marshmallow
– OEM exhaust is missing the heatshield
– An indicator lens that isn’t cracked and missing a chunk out of it
– Rear brake light spring (albeit I have borrowed the one off the Freewind for now)
It’s also missing a bash plate but I’m planning to knock something up out of an old and damaged road sign that found its way to me. Any tips on how to do so would be good to get.
Thanks – Chasio
PS – First post and already asking for help 🙂 As a counter I am now able to offer a recovery service with trailer and a bed for the night, provided I’m at home…January 31, 2016 at 9:41 pm #11470
I wouldn’t mind a header pipe to play around with.February 5, 2016 at 9:53 am #11527
This DR is proving more problematic than expected… if I can’t get it going right I may well part it out. If so I will let you know.
Cheers – ChasioFebruary 5, 2016 at 10:13 am #11533
Bugger, what issues are you having?
Also, have you seen this? https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/forums/topic/testers-wanted-for-new-members-only-section/#post-11513February 5, 2016 at 10:33 am #11534
Currently suffering from complete electrical death. Not the battery or any of the fuses I can find (main fuse plus two nearby). Am off to start disassembling in an bit. Maybe the ignition switch? Will catch up with the assistance pages later on. CheersFebruary 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm #11566
I have a flash fork brace and two guards for the engine casing, unused, going to a good home should someone want to offer me something….
For a DR650 of course, two nice circular heavy steel guards, shaped to fit perfectly on the DR650….
Shiny fork brace, well made and easy to install, just couldn’t be bothered for both of these items…
So, brand new!
Make me an offer and I will ship them for free…..
February 12, 2016 at 10:22 am #11583
Got a link/pic of the fork brace and how it mounts?February 12, 2016 at 10:25 am #11584
Had any luck? YOu got no power at all, no lights, indicators etc?
I’d guess look for a short somewhere. The main loom where it goes past the headstock between the forks can rub on some bikes, make sure the battery terminals are properly tightened.
Currently suffering from complete electrical death. Not the battery or any of the fuses I can find (main fuse plus two nearby). Am off to start disassembling in an bit. Maybe the ignition switch? Will catch up with the assistance pages later on. CheersFebruary 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm #11586
Hi. Best guess is it’s the ignition barrel. I can get it to work sometimes and fuses are all good, so I’m thinking it’s not a short circuit. Could be wrong I guess. Currently soaking it daily with CRC and it has been working OK. Worst case for repair (I think) is a break deep in the harness somewhere. I’ll have another look around the headstock for signs of wear. Cheers 🙂February 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm #11587
Re fork brace and guards… if I can get it reliable I’d be interested, but they may have gone by the time I am confident in the bike!February 14, 2016 at 8:27 am #11592
Here is the links to what ihave for the bike.
These are for sale and if anyone wants them, please make a reasonable offer….
As you can see, well made and they aren’t cheap if you wanted these posted to New Zealand!February 14, 2016 at 11:45 am #11594
Armour plating has been sold to a luck Nelsonite!
The fork brace is still available but be quick if you want it!
$55.00 and free postage unless you are rural sorry 🙂
February 14, 2016 at 11:46 am #11595
I’ll take the brace at that price, please!February 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm #11598
I have a few wiring things, console, ignition switch and stuff for a DR650, spare parts from a 2009. Of course it will fit other bikes….
If you are interested just let me know, I can provide the inventory and photos…(If I can figure out how to post them)February 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm #11599
Front wheel, front forks and gaitors, brake rotor etc…Oh, and the tyre…
This was off a DR 800 but I am sure it may fir other species of DR with a little homework…
I have KTM front end and Ohlins on my 800s so anything is possible…
$125 take it away please…..anyone 🙂
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