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Author Topic: DR600/ DR750 FAKEY TRACKER - "THE PETRONASTY"  (Read 26356 times)

Offline Big Rich

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #40 on: Jul 19, 2014, 23:00:41 »
Good score on the manual Milky! I'd be surprised if much (or anything) changed throughout the years too. But if you think there's a difference on something small, check the part numbers between the years. A different part number = different part = might be a different procedure. Just thought I'd bring it up.

Your gas cap look very much like the one on my GS450. I've been working a bunch of overtime lately, but once I finish up (and remember) I'll measure my gas cap.

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #41 on: Jul 21, 2014, 11:06:55 »
Good score on the manual Milky! I'd be surprised if much (or anything) changed throughout the years too. But if you think there's a difference on something small, check the part numbers between the years. A different part number = different part = might be a different procedure. Just thought I'd bring it up.

Your gas cap look very much like the one on my GS450. I've been working a bunch of overtime lately, but once I finish up (and remember) I'll measure my gas cap.

cheers rich!

gonna have to save every penny i can looking for alternative parts.. I took the "full floater" swing arm off yesterday and discoverd that the rear shock is not too bad BUT a new one would be 400-600 dollars!

gonna have to double check that shock today.


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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #42 on: Jul 23, 2014, 11:21:33 »
I'd be really surprised if there wasn't a cheaper alternative to the stock shock. Maybe somebody on ADVRider found one?

I was in the same boat as you when it comes to the rear shock....until I found a Ducati Monster shock will fit with some minor work.

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #43 on: Jul 23, 2014, 17:46:32 »
i've done a little seat pan work..and i think using part of the original palstic pan, with some fibre glass mods I should be able to get that and the foam to draw the eye in a starightish line.
Milky - I think what Big was suggesting was that the leading edge of your seat base be at the same level as the tank tail and that the seat base angle be a continuation of the line at the bottom of the tank (i.e., higher than the frame tubes). Your pictured mockup shows the seat starting much lower and following the frame tubes. This will throw off the lines. The line under the tank would run straight across to (about) where the rear frame triangle meets. You could kick up the seat a little from that point.

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #44 on: Jul 25, 2014, 10:22:18 »
Milky - I think what Big was suggesting was that the leading edge of your seat base be at the same level as the tank tail and that the seat base angle be a continuation of the line at the bottom of the tank (i.e., higher than the frame tubes). Your pictured mockup shows the seat starting much lower and following the frame tubes. This will throw off the lines. The line under the tank would run straight across to (about) where the rear frame triangle meets. You could kick up the seat a little from that point.

i see what you mean! yep good idea... i'm with the welder this week so we'll see ehat we can do.. possibly just a complete new rear subframe!

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #45 on: Jul 29, 2014, 21:06:01 »
short update today but a good one.

finally got me a welder.. and more... charly from http://www.vintageaddictioncrew.com has very generously offered to weld for me AND i can store my bike at his workshop and I can work on it myself from there!

woop!

i know charly from some film shows i put together last year here in barcelona and london, and since then he's expanded his workshop to include bikes...

this means I can finally move the bike from my garden (which has pleased the wife no end), and gives me access to all the specialized tools and expertise I dont yet have.

very generous... like being an aprentice.
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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #46 on: Jul 29, 2014, 21:38:09 »
also this:

I have stripped the tank (using gel type paintstripper).

Removed two of the three dents, they were not too deep and  using a heat gun and a prybar, caution and patience they slowly came out.

you can hardly see where they were..one was right by the filler cap the other further down toward the back... so quite pleased.

not sure what the "shotgun pellet" marks are on the side though maybe someone had a pop at it with a BB?

the final deeper dent i'll try and pop out by welding on a little steel rod and then pulling using a slide hammer or summat!

if not then BONDO!

the interior i'll restore using a nice german tank restore kit i bought... phosphoric acid and some liner "cream". NOT KREEM (i have heard of some very mixed results using that brand).



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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #47 on: Aug 11, 2014, 05:55:38 »
HOLIDAYS!

cos its august EVERYONE is on holidays (except me of course!). despite this I managed to get the new subframe additions and rear hoop done.

the new subframe additions will raise the seat (about 3 inches) to a flatter profile and tie the tank into the frame without a huge tank/seat gap.

all about flow...


also we discovered that the forks are from a DR750 which is great.. bigger, stronger, better.

shout out to xarly at vintage addiction for the use of his workshop and tools...

https://www.facebook.com/VintageAddictionCrew

thanks xarly!

also some pics of his work on a xj650 and his vw camper cage.


« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2014, 06:06:34 by MILKY »

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #48 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:35:01 »
i'm back... had a shit ton of work to do AND it was august holidays here in spain where EVERYONE is on holiday!

so finally did a little work.

welded up the hoop.
cut and bolted on the seet pan
made tabs for tank fitting
hammered out about 2 inches on the underside of the tank to for the frame
making custom bars.

more pics asap.

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Re: DR600/ DR650 FLAKY TRACKER - "THE FLAKER"
« Reply #49 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:52:45 »
Looking good Milky!

Just want to check - did you do a leak down test on the gas tank after hammering out for the frame? I know sometimes the seams of the tank can get a small split after some persuading with a hammer......