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Old 06-12-2011, 08:41 AM   #361
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Originally Posted by DisTech View Post
I replaced the screws with stainless steel allen head bolts that I drilled for safety wire. It's pretty easy to drill stainless and really easy with a drill press.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:58 AM   #362
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just found this thread. OAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. Excelent information.
I ride 2008 V-strom (20K miles in 2 years).
My friend lent me his 1998 DR650 for a weekend.

So, I went upstate NY and bought 1999 DR. I took for nice ride, 200 miles to get home.
When I started stripping it I found out it was in wors shape then I thought (it was preowned by a 20 something beer guzling guy).
But I am a hands on mechanical engineer. I have designed, built and installed a couple of machines in the last 30 years of experience.
I am planing on doing everything my self.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #363
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Nice find there. Good thread. I just sold my stock 96. Very cool paint job. I am not a fan of the black as much as the purple.

Originally Posted by DisTech View Post
Tool compartment contents:
spark plug

Wait, what was that last one? Apparently, the original owner thought the DR650 was for the ladies!

On another note, it took me a good five minutes banging the tool compartment on the bench to get the toolkit out. I have no idea how you would get it out if the compartment was still on the bike. The tools in the toolkit look like they have never been used. A new tool compartment will have to be part of the rebuild.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #364
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good to see this thread alive again. I use it as a reference for many things.
on one side the sign it said "Private Road", but on the other side it didn't say nothin'
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #365
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket View Post
good to see this thread alive again. I use it as a reference for many things.
Hell, then, I'll bump it - even if only just to remind myself that I want to try to build a dash and lighting structure like that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #366
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Have you seen the Lynxx by Britannia composites.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:16 AM   #367
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Originally Posted by adventurebound9517 View Post
Have you seen the Lynxx by Britannia composites.
Yes, I saw one yesterday while at work in Middlebury Vt. It was on a 2006 DR650 that the owner rode down from Montreal Thursday ( A hard core rider if I ever saw one ) It looked a lot bigger in person than on the website and the Color he had painted it was only slightly lighter than the OEM Blue..
But the Headlights Look like they could burn thru walls...
WOW! $800.00 + too steep for my blood...
In Vermont there are 2 types of roads, Dirt Roads & decaying back to Dirt Roads...

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