DR650’s BUILD FOR RTW – PART 8

more stuff…

Added some racks, side and rear, made a tool tube from some shitter piping and a locking cap from fleabay

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if you want one of these just look up “Cherne locking test plug” I think I paid around $20 shipped

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I picked up a couple of used cans off the flea market on here for silly money so couldn’t say no, FMF for one and DG for the other, yes there are loads of other options and better ones for sure but at this price these will be good for now

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On my bike, I changed the stock front sail out for a new WR450F fender, prefer the strength and the shape and for $24 delivered honestly why not, pop 4 holes in it, done!

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For bars I went with CR high on both bikes, one is a Protaper and the others are Renthal just cause I had them laying around, and also had two GPR dampers so they are a real nice addition when you don’t have to go to the store to buy them.

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and yes before someone jumps in I did reset the tension pin to be flush with the top of the arm

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Controls, Warp9 because the stock ones had seen better days from too many naps at a guess, so why replace with stock when you can get better quality for a better price

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I use the 714 rally grips, they add a good amount of cushioning and grip but also are long lasting, I have a set on my S10 with 60,000+ miles and they are still like new.

As I’m using Barkbusters, one bikes were good, the other were toast so again I had a spare set to use…but the grips need a little trimming off both ends. Throttle end so it doesn’t hang up.

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A new throttle sleeve as the old grips it was incorporated so no choice. I was a tight fit so a little hair spray to make the fitting easier and that end cap just pops off

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Left-hand side is easier to get on but I prefer a real tight fitting grip so I add a little electrical tape in the middle of the bar before adding the grip, you can see a very slight bulge

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Then safety wire the grips on in three places per side for added security from slippage

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and one of @neduro mirrors per bike

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Next up, this…

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  1. Like your tool roll, I made one from white pvc pipe, it’s okay but a bit over engineered 😀

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