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Author Topic: Let's go adventuring. pulling a trailer. 2006 dr650 "the tropical terradactyl"  (Read 5903 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Thanks Gents!

I got to spend last week and spring break down riding around the Chattanooga TN area. On the last day there, I put about 185 miles on the roads of Lookout mountain and surrounding towns. Street tires are a blast on this bike, even the skinny 90/90 21 front. I leaned well in to the "pucker factor" zone on a few of the twisties, and I definitely let up before my tires did. I have a few take-aways from the "high milage" day on a few things I need to do for ergonomics before a long road trip, the main one being lowering the foot pegs a bit, plus ill likely throw the passenger pegs back on for an alternate position for stretches.



Now im back in ohio, and was welcomed by this lovely weather on the day after Easter=/


Oh well back to reality, and tinkering away on the trailer when I get a spare moment or two.

I am almost done with the hitch setup that will attach the trailer through the rear axle on the bike itself. I am using a fine thread 3/8" stainless rod, and have configured it so that:

1.) it will not require any tools to attach or remove it from the bike

2.) I will be able to use a padlock to keep the rod from being removed from the bike. This will also allow me to lock it to a post or tree at an ohv area or campsite while I go explore.

The two nuts sandwiching the one stainless plate will end up getting welded in once i get the rod shortened up to the correct length and will become non removable from the shaft. The other end has a "wing nut" type fastener with a castle nut which will get pinned in place once its tightened down.

The padlock will end up where it bolt is pictured.



I also bought a gas shock off of ebay. It was cheap, but seems to be descent quality, and should work for try one at least. I will make multiple mounting points for the bottom eyelet, as to be honest, i am totally guessing on its setup now, and have no clue the springrate.
« Last Edit: Apr 03, 2018, 11:35:21 by Hurco550 »
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Offline Mr.E

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Pro tip:  Put an öhlins sticker on that shock and it will work better.

Offline Hurco550

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Glued (er high temp siliconed) some case armor on the old bush pig today. The magnesium cases are proned to getting the brake or shift lever pushed through them during dirt naps, so its cheap insurance. Irk also hooked me to with this neat acid etched emblem a few years back, and after sitting on my work bench, I realized it's fate was to protect the vulnerable oil filter cap.

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2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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You're really giving the ol' DR some love!
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I like it.
Are those cast or machined? I haven't seen them before and I like the concept!

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That's pretty damn cool.
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I like it.
Are those cast or machined? I haven't seen them before and I like the concept!

they are actually stamped out of sheet, then hit with a d/a to scuff up the surface. I had planned on trying to make a set and make the tooling as well to do a production run and sell a few, but for $60 shipped for the pair, its not quite right to try and undercut the guy that is already set up to make them. There are several companies that make them for the dr650 specifically, some out of stainless as well, but these were the cheapest and will still do the job just fine. Im not worried about bash guards being shiney lol

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/Engine_Guards/DR650SE_Guards/DR650SE.htm
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj

2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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That's a straight genius idea.
I'm impressed. Price is right too.

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Hey man, just saw this over on another forum, thought you'd appreciate it -



Pretty solid looking set up.  How's yours coming along?
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