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Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,016
Posted By VtStrom
Well I'm done here

I have sorted out and rebuilt My 98 DR650:thumb
I accomlished this with the help of many great posts and threads from a lot of Great people ...JACKPINER57, DAZ, MEZO, DANJET, JUST DAN & of Coures...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 156,874
Posted By VtStrom
Suckers for Punishment. KLR600 Project Bike

While your as meticulous as a Watch maker Daz, I can not see how you could make a living at restorations of Motorcycles like a KLR-600 :deal But Indians/ Early Hardly's, Old Enfields & Vincents ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh rather than re type the whole thing.

Fri. 18 feb 2011.... OK! 57 deg. here today, I came home from work, Pulled the Orig. BST=40 Mikuni off the bike and Installed the 2007 one.... I attempted to start the DR, and the Battery was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 156,874
Posted By VtStrom
Suckers for Punishment.

Jeezz Daz, You tried for 2 days to relace and true your rims.... and then gave up??? :huh
Hell, I wouldn't even have started :lol3
No wonder the title is as it is: Suckers for Punishment. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 91,952
Posted By VtStrom
Thumb I've been to the web site

Hi Dan,
I have been checking the Dan site cuppla times a week and I think It is a "DAN's SITE BETTER THAN MOST" :deal
:lol3

That Tank Looks Superbly done :clap I wish I had Your skills...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,942
Posted By VtStrom
Good question

For me they fall into the "Chronic Broken parts" column..:lol3.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 41,353
Posted By VtStrom
Thumb cant beat that

When its as easy as a new plug life is good!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 91,952
Posted By VtStrom
A great start there

Yup seems to be the beginning of the Xt thread , I'll check back ocasionaly to read the updates and see where your at on the Build ...:deal
Good that you are adapting to the new site rules :huh

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 41,353
Posted By VtStrom
Eh? Is it just me?

OR, does the XR500 model seem like a Bastard Stepchild in the thumper world? :lol3
My nephew just picked up an '83 model today and by comparison to the DR650 I have it seems to be relatively under...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/yanah-super-t...

http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/yanah-super-tenere-11.jpg

http://www.lightwire.net.au/tenere2/Lawn%20Porn%2012.jpg

TOO KOOL:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
Damn

Damn If that doesnt look like "Alien" eye'd Dakar Man:eek1:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 156,874
Posted By VtStrom
Daz I'm hearing you !! My DR650 was the same...

Daz I'm hearing you !! My DR650 was the same ...just gonna clean it up and ride it like I stole it..... that was in April .....sigh...:huh
But I have 1 little part left to completion.... :deal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
Thumb Wow!

I am in AWE! The movie IS Just as good as the Book has been :deal :clap
I cant wait for the next Installment of Both!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Look in

Look in your tool kit should be one with the bikes kit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 38,034
Posted By VtStrom
What the #()@&

so I was lookin at picking up some misc a laney us parts for the DR and happened on the Parts Fiche and was checking the prices on Rear Shock /Lever assy. and I was looking for the bushing ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 30,525
Posted By VtStrom
[/COLOR][/SIZE] :deal THATS THE TRUTH!!...

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:deal THATS THE TRUTH!! :cry
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 57,689
Posted By VtStrom
I'm curious??

:bert
So what exactly prompted you to go to the DR from the DRZ ?? the bigger motor ? the More relaxed riding on the Highways ? or did you just have a Jones for a different Bike?:huh
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
In the grand scheme of things

No the problem isnt a wide spread one...
NOW, as for the frame......:rofl that problem was more wide spread...:lol3
but in reality it probably has been an enormous deterrent to wide spread DR650...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh It's cheap

It's I believe the cheapest insurance for sure..
I know there are owners out there that do not have this problem...there always is :lol3
But I have a birth certificate with MURPHY'S laws on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
So I needed to finish up the Motor install

So today I installed the Header pipe the Oil cooler and the Oil....:wink:
and the battery tender is powering up the battery that I killed circulating the oil in the motor w/ the plug wires pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
well it didn't happen

the Fairing needs a bit of massage work to clear the OEM blinkers... so the search is on for better directionals first :lol3
So today I installed the Header pipe the Oil cooler and the Oil....:wink:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
I do not believe it will as the Mountings seem to...

I do not believe it will as the Mountings seem to be Different...:huh
I cant tell you for sure though..
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
They owe YOU!!

Mezo , they OWE you , your doing more for their sales than their Marketing department.. .Go collect your New Super Tenere 1200 !!:lol3

They Know you deserve it!!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
The DR650 Is a phenomenal Bike

zig06, please do not be afraid to buy any DR650... My troubles were I believe an exception caused by a less than honorable :asshat first owner. I also Knew that the bike had carb problems and that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Motor..... is in

Yup! Today we installed the motor, Acerbis fuel tank and the Shinko 244's w/ DynaBeads :freaky..
Tomorrow I'll install the Oil cooler , Engine oil and Header pipe.....:ddog
Because I left them on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Thumb It starts today.......(i hope)

tdrrally, I'm installing My engine , 244's and the Fairing today and hopefuly riding it for a bit too!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 156,874
Posted By VtStrom
Way to go Daz

See you pick up a part and then it leds to another and then an install , and on & on & on :lol3
Glad your back on the Project!!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
So set it up

Set it up so you can install it w/o a lot of greif .That way you can protect the Paint job when you are loaded down and on an Excursion into the bush and then Remove it to showcase the Beauty .... :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
I think your viewing it at the wrong angle Mezo....

I think your viewing it at the wrong angle Mezo. I think it PROTECTS your very Nice and Super shiny paint job:lol3
Because I'm sure that would be a bitch to re-do if it got damaged...:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh Wow, NO Seriously!!

Your craftsmanship Shows in the whole Bike !!
Your build is a source of inspiration. That is over and above the Mezo's DR650 build I am using as a model for my meager attempt at My 98 DR650. For I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh No,

No, Not yet :*sip*: still re-assembling the Motor after the "Torque Limiter Debacle" :cry But it has to be better than the Stock on on my 98 :rofl
Have you seen a difference with yours??
the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh Yup!

I did:wink: and for a very good price!! I think its a nice form and like it better than some of the "Alien Bug" looking stuff that is on the aftermarket...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
Wicked Priceless!!

:rofl really ! what can be said? :lol3
ActionMan , your My new Hero :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 156,874
Posted By VtStrom
Welcome Back

Daz, Good to see you back in the Fray!! looking forward to some more great reading......:deal
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Like your Bike !

I Just purchased that same Fairing on ebay a week ago for my '98 :deal .
I love that "look" it has , I have owned mine since March and due to the Starter Debacle I rode it about 275 mi. but not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
An Update pt.Duh

So I was assembling the Clutch onto the new Hub... that Keeper ring is a sonof a Bizitch to re install:lol3 But I mananged to get it back on and stacked the Plates and Disc's. Then I needed to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
An Update

Well the replacement '07 base unit/ transmission I purchased from Ebay was delivered on Nov. 23rd. It was reasonable in price and I took the plunge..:deal
I removed the Top end Of My motor (...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 460,158
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh I was directed to this thread..

have a complete1995 DR650 lower end for sale... Not split . Transmission gears, Crank and &Counterballance shaft are all Good. engine has 5400+ actual miles and is being sold because of the Starter...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,340
Posted By VtStrom
think it might be ....

Mezzo, it looks as though your oven isnt reaching the right temp. and the Powder coat isn't Flowing out :dunno maybe the thermometer in the Box is reading high?:huh
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,622
Posted By VtStrom
Laugh It Arrived Today

[QUOTE=VtStom]OK, well There was a Lower Engine Section on ebay tonight:*sip* and I put in a purchase for it :thumb ....Will have shipping info tomorrow most likely :wings keeping fingers...
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