Like with all big bikes it was all too tempting to twist the throttle.
I realised that I would turn myself to strawberry jam or worse.
And I've always been partial to the adventure bike idea.
Sooo.. I bought another DR650SE.
Stock, they are a bit stifled. So I scored a DG pipe from the USA.
Matched it with a Dynojet Stage 2 kit and opened the airbox.
The results? A joy to ride.
Out with the holesaw and dremel to cut that box open.
Standard tank is a bit low on capacity.
The boys from MX1 in Riverstone supplied the Acerbis 20 litre tank at a good price.
I needed the blinkers to clear the tank so made a couple of brackets.
Heavy Duty 8.5 rear spring from Shock Treatment
15- 43 520 Chain and Sprocket set from Port Macquarie Motorycles
A set of ProTaper handlebars in titanium grey from Coffs Motorsports
My last headlight copped heaps, so I decided to buy some lexan and make a shield.
A couple of velcro buttons allow easy removal.
I rang Whipps alloy to see if they had a bashplate in stock.
They didn't have one but made it for me in a day.
I picked it up onsite and got a nice discount too.
Check em out here. Whipps Alloy
B & B sideplates to stop the paint getting scuffed.
18 inch rear rim to be laced.
The upper chain roller is a bad thing. I removed it put a stainless bolt in the hole.
If you leave the roller in it tends to break off taking a big chunk of frame with it.
The DR650 airbox nuts are dick. They tend to fall out when you maintain the air filter.
I ordered some nuts from ebay and modified them to suit.