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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    I got to ride the bike in to the school for in service. I finally got the oil leak sealed up and the rear brake sorted. I can get right at 86 miles to the tank, which will take some planning if i do any "longer" rides. In a straight shot, I'll be ready fit a break at that point anyways. My...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    I have said a few times that if I were to do it all over again, I'd make it a bit shorter. I wanted to take out an inch or so between the engine and down tube and about the same between the down tube and rear axle. That said, this thing really does handle well. I know that sounds like a cliche...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    This was a big challenge and a large part of why I ended up building a frame from scratch. The DR frame doesn't lend itself well to a hardtail, and most other frames have far too long of a cradle. If I had to do it over again, I would have actually made the down tube from behind the motor to the...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    unfortunately, the LS 650 and DR 650 share almost nothing, neither in design or parts. It never made sense to me.
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Lol yep. That's what I've looked for for the last 4 years. Those don't pop up either, not that I've seen.
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Thanks man, and I wish the same. Unfortunately, after having to put this one good motor together out of 4 different 96+ dr650 engines, I'm a bit unsure of it being a cheap lump to build a project around haha. I think these bikes are just so bullet proof from the get go that once the motors end...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Much thanks for the kind words everyone! I found the culprit for the oil leak/ spray. The gasket for the cam chain tensioner had failed. No where local had one in stock and I'm inpatient, so luckily my son had eaten a Lunchables and the thickness of the box seemed about right, so I cut one up...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Well, were about good enough to stick a fork in this one and call it done. I began this project almost exactly 3 years ago in August of 2019, and took the first ride today. Right now its all wired up through a momentary car style ignition switch with just a headlight and tail/brake light. I...
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    Do you have an "offerings to the gods of speed" shelf in the garage? If not, you need one.
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Still plugging away. No real pics to upload. I got the bike pretty well assembled and the CDI wired up enough to get spark and a fire outta it. Tying up loose ends and final details. Hopefully the next update will be of me riding it. School starts on august 16th. I'd love to ride it in on the...
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    2022 AMA Mid-Ohio Vintage Motorcycle Days July 22-24

    I took very few pictures haha I always do that..
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    It’s been a few years, but I’m back in the saddle

    Welcome back! That's a beautiful bike! Great way to get back in the saddle! Hope your kicking leg is strong ;)
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    2022 AMA Mid-Ohio Vintage Motorcycle Days July 22-24

    2 weeks from today folks!
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    2022 AMA Mid-Ohio Vintage Motorcycle Days July 22-24

    You're welcome to throw a tent at my place, 20 minutes away. I think I'll be staying there, depending on how hot it is lol if you want to camp there you'll likely want to look into camping passes, as I hear they are cracking down on camping in the parking lot. That is unless you camp in your...
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    The Travelling Gremlen Bell! In Kentucky getting Rusty.

    hey @irk miller are we getting this thing to @Chuck78 at Mid Ohio this year?
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