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Old 01-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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The KTM forks are nice ... but aren't they TOO long for the DR650?
No, it is only 3-4 cm higher like original DR 650SE, but I would like 8 cm higher motorcycle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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Those KTM forks are going to make that thing a sweet ride.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #18
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What did you do for the steering head bearings? When I did mine, the Suzi cups were a close match for the KTM races, but after 100 kms they were notched and stuffed, so not close enough. I now have a complete Suzuki bearing on the bottom and complete KTM bearing up top after sleeving the shaft for the bottom and head tube for the top.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #19
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Those KTM forks are going to make that thing a sweet ride.
and it is cheaper than springs and emulators..............
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #20
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What did you do for the steering head bearings? When I did mine, the Suzi cups were a close match for the KTM races, but after 100 kms they were notched and stuffed, so not close enough. I now have a complete Suzuki bearing on the bottom and complete KTM bearing up top after sleeving the shaft for the bottom and head tube for the top.
I use original race-way DR, and original KTM bearing, plus special hand made plastic cover
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #21
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #22
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I use original race-way DR, and original KTM bearing, plus special hand made plastic cover
I know some have reported this solution works, like LukasM, but it definitely didn't for me. If the angle of the races and cups are identical, it'll be fine, but if its only 1 degree out, it will fail. There are details of what I did in my build thread, linked in my signature below. My solution evolved. It started out like yours, failed almost immediately. Then I went to sleeves in the steering head and KTM bearings top and bottom, and after some kms, the above noted solution, with Suzi bottom and KTM top. Good luck, hopefully yours will be OK.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #23
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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I know some have reported this solution works, like LukasM, but it definitely didn't for me. If the angle of the races and cups are identical, it'll be fine, but if its only 1 degree out, it will fail. There are details of what I did in my build thread, linked in my signature below. My solution evolved. It started out like yours, failed almost immediately. Then I went to sleeves in the steering head and KTM bearings top and bottom, and after some kms, the above noted solution, with Suzi bottom and KTM top. Good luck, hopefully yours will be OK.
Thank You for Your opinion, I will check bearings tomorrow.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #25
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #26
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #27
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #28
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Greetings from California, USA! I congratulate you on your use of my native tongue, English; I am not bilingual, and so admire others who are. And thank you for the excellent photos of your work as it progresses, we all enjoy seeing "behind the curtain" of our bikes, so to speak (that means, seeing the internals of our motors).

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #29
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great build. thanks for sharing
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #30
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Next I do some stop turning?? How is it? handlebar left->stop, right->stop ??



I change original ring to new one, for new EXC forks



it is done



new rear sprocket and Michelin T63 tire





lower rider footrest



higher handlebar

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