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Author Topic: DR600/ DR750 FAKEY TRACKER - "THE PETRONASTY"  (Read 21692 times)

Offline MILKY

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DR600/ DR750 FAKEY TRACKER - "THE PETRONASTY"
« on: Jun 04, 2014, 12:33:57 »
ok here's the thing.

a 650 euro dr600 from 1987... bought as a half completed project from Dova Motorcycles in Seville.

what its got
its had the tank stripped,
a nice (but old) yoshimura exhaust albeit with some nasty wrap
kickstart and kill switch
modded front fender
the block has been overhauled

it also came with a box of goodies: (see pic)


what its missing:
front headlight
turn signals
plastics (they're in the box)
some style!


its got the MOT (ITV in spain) until end of 2015!

it arrives next week on a truck from seville...
« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2016, 19:15:08 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2014, 12:47:39 »
I sat up doing some sketches,

I have no idea if the VAN VAN tank will fit! BUT i am happy to make a fibreglass "seating" for the tank if its got a wide enough tunnel. I shall be going down to the breakers yard to do some dress up!

what i'm after here is a low flat look WITHOUT the usual bulbous GT350 or 550.

so:

hooped rear following the line of the frame
custom seat (my wife trained as a tailor... though I still dress like a skater)
flat sleek tank
oversize front light
rear lights under the loop
licence plate rear fenderrear wheel
new boots


black frame

any thoughts on this?

any thoughts?

« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2016, 14:29:31 by MILKY »

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Re: DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2014, 14:41:37 »
interested...

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2014, 14:59:51 »
interested...

thanks mate... i like what you've done and the "self bending hoop" was a stirling effort! I dig your quote about "craigslist cafe".. i know what you mean.. re-sale!

My bike arrives on monday and i'm getting my mate Suntee from http://www.corbmotorcycles.com/corb-2/ who is gonna be a great help with the tricky bits.

I'll post some inspiration pics this week...

Thanks for stopping by... MILKY
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2014, 04:48:48 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2014, 15:07:08 »
here's some inspiration..

ABEARD TW200 for the colours and stance, I know I have a sit-up style enduro to owrk with but I think I can emulate the top bone geometry with my seat/tank.

I also really dig the 70's updated paintwork.
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2014, 04:49:59 by MILKY »

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Re: DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2014, 18:42:48 »
Signed up. I've always thought the DR has tons of potential.

That TW looks like one of those souped up Z50 monkey bikes......that an adult could actually ride.

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #6 on: Jun 05, 2014, 05:08:08 »
Signed up. I've always thought the DR has tons of potential.

That TW looks like one of those souped up Z50 monkey bikes......that an adult could actually ride.

thanks mate! I agree the enduro bikes as projects have bags of potential.. there's been a few NX Dominators over here in europe (cafe racer dreams for example) and a few guys doing XT's or XR's.

BUT the humble DR600 is a real sleeper bike... its much lighter and skinnier than the dommie and I reckon once stripped and trackered will drop from around 174kg to around 140kg... a big weight loss.

your also right about the MONKEY BIKE look.... ah the 70's!

here's some more inspiration shots.. banana seats. the longest i can find is 22" i reckon i need more than 30" so if anyone knows of an off the shelf oversize banana seat then hit me up.. it could well turn out way to skinny but the general shape could be a good starting point.






« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2014, 04:49:31 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2014, 16:20:47 »
Just a little sketch... we cant "side mount" our numberplates in europe, so i'll have to try to make to make it work somehow!
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2014, 04:49:46 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 2014, 06:13:20 »
This build is gonna take some time so meanwhile I thoght i'd do a little shout out to some of the outfit that have ofered to help out witb the build.. for skill swaps.

I have lived in spain for years so i've racked up soem favours which I will be calling in,

Paint:
My man Killian at picastudio has some of the best paintwork in europe. A one band band who can play all the tunes.

http://www.pic-astudio.com/

Engine Overhaul/tune up
Marcos over at Free Kustom Cycles. he's is also the rep for Mooneyes in Spain, so as well as a great engine overhaul there should be some nice little farkles from Mooneyes.

http://freekustomcycles.blogspot.com.es/?zx=21ce9e5cc4d8cdfc


Frame work and hooping
Good friend of mine Xarly at Vinatage Addiction, he was working a lot with his day job on carsbut has set up on his own and has produce some lovely lean looks. check out the variant and xj650

http://www.vintageaddictioncrew.com/bikes.html



General Styling and advice


David GG over at Ad Hoc Cafe racers. David is producing some award winning bikes, consistantly featured on bikexif and numerous magazines and websites. It was david who suggested geting a DR.

http://www.adhocaferacers.com/


Take some time to check out these guys work... inspiring.
« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2014, 06:05:57 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2014, 04:53:56 »
STOP PRESS
THE BIKE ARRIVED.
IT RUNS LOVELY
BUT
ITS NOT A 650!
ITS  RARE DR 600 FROM 1987!

THIS IS A GOOD THING.

it seems like between my terrible spanish and the seller not being sure.. it is infact a 600. The confusion was that the PRICE was 650 EUROS and the bike was a 600. I just heard 650cc.. y'know and in my head i was like 650/650.

cool.

problem: NO MANUAL ANYWHERE not even good old carl slater! he has one in german though.. so maybe with that and google translate I can cobble some kinda guide!

right off to give her a good clean!