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DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111810

Hey Guys.

Well the DR650 project adventure bike build is underway. It has been a huge week and abit ordering parts and bike. A massive thank you to all involved, when the build is finished i will be sure to mention everyone that has helped.
TB and i will add plenty of photos and a list of everything done, to hopefully help with anyone toying with the idea of an adventure bike.
Plenty to come......


The mighty DR at Mud N Tar 8am Saturday morning.

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Thanks to Rod, Brock and the team at Mud N Tar for an unbelieveable deal and awsome service throughout the week.
And just as important, Thank you to the Mayor for your help with setting up everything between myself and Mud N Tar!!!

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Re: DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111854

So about 10 days ago DeeJay comes to me and says I want an adventure bike lets make it happen. We decided we would utilise the OBT sponsors for the whole build. Some off the components were sourced from other shops but through the OBT sponsors. It needs to be said here that we saved over 1800 bucks over RRP because OBT discounting/

So DeeJay fronts Sunday morning on the 81km old DR650 purchased from site supporter Mud N Tar in Wauchope. The purchase started with a call to the Mayor, he rang me back I rang Rod and sorted a deal and DeeJay took it from there.

Sunday Morning at my place



DeeJay had purchased a heap of stuff including a full Kilm Traverse riding suit which he has on in the above picture. The Kilm gear was purchased fro Adventure Moto along with the Wolfman Racks, Wolfman soft panniers, Wolfman top bag, Spot tracker 2, Ram mount for the Spot, Wolfman bottle holders, Bark Busters, B&B bash plate, B&B rear rack, Pivot Pegz 3, VSM peg lowering kit, VSM frame guards and straps etc Big thanks to Steve for the massive OBT discount

Some of the parts ready Sunday morning





Ready and waiting



Sutto's supplied Michelin ultra heavy duty tubes, rim locks, Dunlop 606 tyres, Eagle Screen, Braided front brake hose, Renthal fat bars, MSC under bar mount damper, heated grips, Shoei Hornet helmet, 30 litre Safari tank and much more. Thanks to Scotty for getting everything so fast and for the OBT discount

81kms old Sunday Morning




Bash plate goes on before the bike went on the lift stand



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Re: DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111856

After hearing about Fish breaking his on the recent Tony Kirby ride we got Sutto's to chase up a alloy brace for the chain guide



Minutes later it was naked



We looked at the standard exhaust with the catalytic converter weighed a tonne and said that has to go



New and light, sounds great. We dealt with Jason at Barretts direct, Jason does awesome work makes great full systems and slip ons. Jason is proudly Australian and his pipes are all made on site. how good are his exhausts, well they are used by GHR, team KTM at Finke and the Safari to name but a few. Watch this space for a new OBT supporter





Next was the MSC damper sourced from Sutto's. Standard bars and stuff stripped off and bar mount fitted




All done



Renthal fat bars fitted, bark busters, heated grips and pillow tops



Then we bought in a DR650 specialist who shall remain nameless, call him the Stig of DR650's :laugh:



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Re: DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111857

Looking the goods already (even in bits) :laugh:

Damn, I should have hit up young Dejay for a loan to fix the cruiser last week before he bought all that bling :whistle: :P

I`m pretty sure I recognise the "STIG of DR650`s" too :woohoo:
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Re: DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111858

Soon the ring ins started rolling in, remember this guy?



Lefty had a heap of input when he returned Gaz's DR400 for me to finish, he is his best work :laugh:



The VSM peg lowering kit was fitted and the Pivot pegz MK3



The wolfman racks from Adventure Moto



The Eagle screen from Sutto's



Polisport front guard Sutto's



Goodridge braided front brake line and 660 anti boil fluid from Lefty, this stuff doesnt boil it has been said your caliper rubbers will catch fire first :blink:



Bark busters fro Adventure Moto



Spot 2 and ram mount from Adventure Moto



Heated grips and pillow tops Sutto's




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Re: DR650 Project Build 10 years 8 months ago #111859

Sorry, but are you allowed to supply alcohol to 10 year olds ??? :laugh:
Lefty looks huge in that pic :P

Back on topic please :)
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