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Phreaky Phil 05-03-2013 10:45 PM

I need a new DR 650 frame
 
After finding this on my last trip I'm looking for another DR 650 frame.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...4ba3de373d.jpg
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...7612cc97f9.jpg
Anyone out there got one. ?
I know I can get this one welded, but I wouldn't mind starting off with a better one.
Cheers,Phil

PRITCH139 05-03-2013 10:49 PM

Ah I've seen that happen before...


Try show and go motorcycles SA they had a few when I was looking.

atgreg 05-03-2013 10:52 PM

look in the fleamarket

Sean-0 05-03-2013 10:58 PM

yep 1 in the fleemarket ... good things them DR's when your suspension reach's it limit the frame then takes up the slack :huh

Big Willy 05-03-2013 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean-0 (Post 21329697)
yep 1 in the fleemarket ... good things them DR's when your suspension reach's it limit the frame then takes up the slack :huh

That's horsepower that does that mate :clap

I've got a burnt 06 frame that's on the stat writeoff register though if it's any good to you.

Phreaky Phil 05-04-2013 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean-0 (Post 21329697)
yep 1 in the fleemarket ... good things them DR's when your suspension reach's it limit the frame then takes up the slack :huh

this is whats made it crack.
http://phreakyphil.smugmug.com/Other...rdhp/0/O/1.jpg
See the gap between the swingarm and frame ? when you tighten up the swingarm bolt it pulls the side of the frame in and has stressed it until it stared cracking. That gap should be shimmed so there is no stress. The othere side of the frame is much thicker so the left side cops it ! With it cracked I can see the crack open up as I tighten it up :eek1

I have found the one in the flea market. Will be looking into Freight cost.
Should jump on one of those cheap flights for a weekend. To big for carry on luggage !!

boulder 05-04-2013 12:28 AM

Over tighten swingarm bolt does it too!!:evil
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps2b0bb84c.jpg

Phreaky Phil 05-04-2013 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Willy (Post 21329733)
That's horsepower that does that mate :clap

I've got a burnt 06 frame that's on the stat writeoff register though if it's any good to you.

How badly burnt ?

0405canvet 05-04-2013 12:36 AM

Welding
 
One hour welding time and added plate on the outside. This will be stronger than stock. No worries.

0405canvet 05-04-2013 12:51 AM

When you weld all day on things that really need to be welded perfectly, like pressure pipe, then small mild steel jobs with low stress become an easy fix.

Big Willy 05-04-2013 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Phreaky Phil (Post 21329849)
How badly burnt ?

It's straight but would need a bead blast and a repaint.

I'd be inclined to agree with the others' thoughts and repair yours though.

I've wondered whether an overtight drive chain could contribute to this btw. Something has to give if it's too tight.
KTM's and Yamahas normally crack the back hub.

Just saying.

Sean-0 05-04-2013 01:14 AM

Yes i see the problem ..i was just taking the piss ....they are a good thing no doubt about it

i would follow the others leads and plate the frame .....maybe a fix is needed b4 it breaks for those who own the DR

hope it turns out well for you and you get her back on the rd in short time

robmoto 05-04-2013 01:16 AM

Do you have the 2 thrust washers or are they missing .

Phreaky Phil 05-04-2013 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by robmoto (Post 21329919)
Do you have the 2 thrust washers or are they missing .

Yes, the thrust washers are in place.

robmoto 05-04-2013 02:17 AM

If you get a new frame , or that one fixed, if it was me I would add 2 more they are very thin so that may over come winding the frame in a bit that's my thoughts .


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