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Old 12-15-2008, 06:54 PM   #31
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Gots to do it

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DON'T DO IT!!!

some things defy common cost analysis, still others are better just "estimated" at the end.
but...he started with some goals

The goals of this project:
1. Buy 96+ DR650 for $2000 or less.
2. Strip it, then rebuild/reassemble with easily attainable items.
3. A resulting DR650 that is arguably better than a new one and cost less.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:01 PM   #32
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #33
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True, but ya got ask... is he married?

that'd be like nixon keeping the friggen tapes.

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but...he started with some goals

The goals of this project:
1. Buy 96+ DR650 for $2000 or less.
2. Strip it, then rebuild/reassemble with easily attainable items.
3. A resulting DR650 that is arguably better than a new one and cost less.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #34
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True, but ya got ask... is he married?

"The wife and I drove down and got it the next Saturday."
Do "ya got ask... is he married?"


Nixon tapes mmmmmmmmmm
don't they got them on ebay
for your listening pleasure?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:12 PM   #35
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sorry :) i surf the net recreationally, i dont try to memorize threads, and it was meant as a humorous comment.

i'll keep my day job.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:06 PM   #36
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It's all good Bro

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #37
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my response seems cranky now that i have slept. the important thing is that he put up more pics.

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Old 12-16-2008, 06:13 PM   #38
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Prices

I added prices and totals to #1. Looks like I'm over the price of a new one, but not by much.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:36 PM   #39
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I'm looking forward to more updates.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:38 PM   #40
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Plenty of light in the garage, but the camera flash sucks.
There's another thread for screens on DR's elseware, with better photos. Just use the 3 original mounting holes for the KLR screen--which was around $60 IIRC. Your bike is the same year as mine, so it should work.
Yea, Wind screen pics for DR650 is where I first saw the Dakar screen. The KLR screen looks good though and is half the price of the Dakar screen. Since I've blown my budget, I'm sticking to my guns and going for the Dakar screen / Buell headlight combo!

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It's hard to tell which shock is which in the box but they are all prepped and on the way to the metal finishing company.
Excellent.

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Wow, that is a pretty awesome setup.
Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #41
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #42
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Dr650

I got mine new. paid 5300. otd. you saved $3300. over the price of a new one. You add all the mods and have it the way you want it, right from the git go.. because the price of admission takes it's toll getting the extras will take me a bit longer.. maybe 3-4 years?
That maybe the difference between the two roads?
I am sure you learn alot about how it is put together also, may help you out on the trail someday!
I am interested on how your suspension mods come out?
I have to ware mine out a bit first before I can justify an suspension up-grade.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #43
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I'm looking forward to more updates.
All right then, here come a couple.

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...a bit longer.. maybe 3-4 years?
That maybe the difference between the two roads?
Agreed.
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I am sure you learn alot about how it is put together also, may help you out on the trail someday!
Yes, learning the bike is what I had in mind with goal #2. I should have actually said that though.
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I am interested on how your suspension mods come out?
I have to ware mine out a bit first before I can justify an suspension up-grade.
Funny you should mention that. Rick called me today and we talked about my order, spring rates, riding two up and misc dr650 stuff for at least a half an hour. I must say, Rick is a fantastic guy to deal with.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #44
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Base Gasket

I got the head back from Jerry's on Tuesday. The busted bolt is gone and the threads in the hole look good. Seattle has had snow this week so the city is paralyzed. This has made gathering items for the top end gasket replacement challenging, but I thought I had everything.
Suzuki Molly Paste
High Temp Silicone Gasket
Loctite AntiSeaze
I took the cylinder off and started hacking away at the old base gasket. This is how far I got after about 30 minutes.

And that's the easy part out away from the cylinder wall! Ok, I've got to be doing this the hard way. Google, gasket remover, Permatex Gasket Remover.
Spray it on and wait ten minutes,

scrape it off,

repeat,

rinse with soap and water.

Took an hour total for the rest of the gasket and the drive to the auto parts store.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #45
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Top End

Clean and ready for the new base gasket!

Clean and ready for the head gasket!

Clean and ready for the head cover silicone gasket (Suzuki Molly Paste all over the cam)!

New stainless bolts with anti-seize torqued in place!
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