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Old 11-10-2010, 11:31 PM   #61
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Cost of seat????

G'day Phil. I like that seat - I'm in Oz and would be prepared to ship my spare seat over - how much was the job? And are you in north or south? I'm coming over for the Burt Munro weekend in 2 weeks and if Rider seats are close....

PS love NZ - great place and better beer!!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:16 AM   #62
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:52 AM   #63
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G'day Phil. I like that seat - I'm in Oz and would be prepared to ship my spare seat over - how much was the job? And are you in north or south? I'm coming over for the Burt Munro weekend in 2 weeks and if Rider seats are close....

PS love NZ - great place and better beer!!!
Rider Seats are in Tauranga, (North Island). Cost Just over $600. A solo seat would be a little cheaper I think. We dropped it in on a Thursday morning and he had it done by mid morning Friday
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:00 AM   #64
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Those indicators look very similiar to the Touratech ones I have on the PD. The only difference I can see is the Touratech ones attach via the tube the wires run through which is threaded with a nut.
The Touratech ones were $25AU each plus shipping.
Hi Eddie, the Yamie ones were about the same price. They also look exactly the same as BMW Dakar ones but way more flexy.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:08 AM   #65
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You do some excellent work. Fabulous!
Thanks. The more I build, the fussier I get, which sometimes means a couple of goes at things to get em right. The first ones just a "template"
Some say "function before fashion" I like "function add fashion"
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:19 AM   #66
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Phil; If you do something a second time, the first was a "prototype."

Looking on with interest.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:11 AM   #67
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Phil; If you do something a second time, the first was a "prototype."
The first is for sale.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:56 AM   #68
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Great thread w valuable info. Thanx!
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:49 AM   #69
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Sorting the suspension is next. Ive found some .48 springs on TradeMe for my DRZ forks and the guy a the suspension shop has a 2nd hand pair of Race Tech valves for the Cartridges at the right price
The rear is my Dilema. Spring the BIG bucks for the Ohlins or for about half that get a Cogent ??

Great build Phil! Keep up the awesome work!
I had a thought for the shock, it is what I did on mine.
I found an Ohlins out of a 96 or 97 ktm exc or sx (can't remember which) and it was almost bolt on. The length was even right! No air box mods needed. The gaps at the mounting bolts only required some small spacers, I used washers the right thickness for that. The only issue was the reservoir is very close to the stock header pipe when at full suspension droop. No hard contact, but they do just barely touch when unladen. I am gonna sort that out this winter.

The difference with the shock is simply mind blowing as you can imagine. The price was right too!! Clickers for $125!
Just my .02 PM with any questions if you want

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Old 12-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #70
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Looking good

I'm glad you linked me to your build thread. Now I have something to do at work! Looking good so far. I can't wait to be living somewhere again where I'll have some shop space...
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #71
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Ok, its been a while and asome progress has been made.
I decided to use a TrailTech Digital speedo. The screw had fallen out of the tripmeter knob on the DR speedo and its so small I couldn't get a replacement. But the main reason for the TrailTech was so that I change change from KMH to MPH.
This required a rethink on the ignition position as in the stock position it would end up underneath the new speedo. There isnt much length on the wires so choices were limited.
I ditched the steering lock part of the ignition and made up a sacer and bottom plate to cover the ignition contacts

A new bracket was made to attach it to the triple clamp

As you can see in the pic a bracket was also made for the speedo.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:59 AM   #72
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Installing yhe sensor for the Trailtech proved to be easy. I got the kit for the DR650 so the spakplug sensor would be the right size but with the DRZ front end, I wasn't sure how the wheel sensor would fit as the magnetic bolt sizes are different. However it worked out easy. the mag bolt fitted into the slot on the rotor and with a washer and nut it was "job done"


The pickup sensor fitted nicely onto the caliper bracket and it was just a matter of taping a 4mm hole into the backet.

Job done

Only problem is I will have to re-visit this when I fit a bigger front brake.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:28 PM   #73
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Now for the BIG bucks bling. After careful consideration I opted for an Ohlins Shock. The other DR650 I owned had an Ohlins and the suspension was Damn good. Ive had Ohlins shochs on several other bikes ive owned and as this bike is being built for 2up riding, it needs a good shock.
The NZ ohlins agent is only 5min drive away so it will make it easy for spring or valving changes.
I took the shock home unoiled for a trial fit to see if it was possible to alter the rear ride height with a longer shock.


Unfortunately with the stock length shock the linkage is only about 2mm away from the frame.


Its not possible to fit a longer shock in the bike without altering the frame or linkage so stock length it will be.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:34 PM   #74
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Suspension

How about if you made some shorter dog bones/links? Get a higher ride height?
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:04 PM   #75
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How about if you made some shorter dog bones/links? Get a higher ride height?
Thats a possibility, not sure if it needs it yet. We just did the exercise with the shock to see if it was possible. The DR's always look a bit "low in the nose" and looks right with the 1" longer forks. Proof will be in the handling. I cant make the bike much taller without making it too hard to touch ground. I'm only 5'10&1/2" and shrinking !!
Future possibilities are a DRZ 400 swingarm like "Snowy's" tinkering with but I have a lot of other things to sort first.
Hoping for test rides over Xmas/New year.
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