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Andreass

Supermoto DR 650 SE

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Hi guys!

1. I want to supermoto my powered up DR 650 SE from 1996. What things do I need to fix and what tire size, breakes and everything else should I choose?

2. Where can I get the stuff?

Appreciate a little help please:ride: :confused:

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look at procycle -online.com for SM rims and tires. no matter how i add it up the prices for SM rims are around that price unless your highly mechanically inclined to make some cheaper rims work somehow.

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Thanks I´ll check it ot.

Anyone else with tips and DR-supermoto experience? For example: will DRZ 400 SM-wheels fit on the DR 650 SE?

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I fitted the rims of an Aprilia street bike to my DR650SE.

There was some machining involved to make it fit, but it wasn't rocket science...

Came with a 320 mm rotor in front, which is pretty nice!

Didn't get to drive a lot on them before winter though, but they seemed to perform very good! :confused:

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Thanks I´ll check it ot.

Anyone else with tips and DR-supermoto experience? For example: will DRZ 400 SM-wheels fit on the DR 650 SE?

I am pretty sure that the DRZ400 has a different front axle diameter and also the rear hub does not NOT have a cush drive which is probably more important on the road with the sticker road rubber than in the dirt on the stock wheels. Your gearbox may cry enough without the cush drive.

Aussie

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I just found out that the SV650 from 99-02 has the same size front axle as my DR650. I plan to see if my front SV wheel will work on my DR in the next few days. Later I will see how the rear wheel fits. I have both bikes in my garage right now and just need the time to test fit the wheels and see if I can get the spacing right.

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I just found out that the SV650 from 99-02 has the same size front axle as my DR650. I plan to see if my front SV wheel will work on my DR in the next few days. Later I will see how the rear wheel fits. I have both bikes in my garage right now and just need the time to test fit the wheels and see if I can get the spacing right.

I am sure there is detail with pics in this Forum regarding a DRSM fitted with either an SV or GS Wheel.

Aussie

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NY T00, check out "Center mount muffler" thread. Pg. 2 pictures posted by LukasM. Are those SV 650 wheels? b

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Hi Andreas,

Since you are also located in Europe, you might want to look at putting a KTM front end on the bike. They pretty much bolt right up. You can get them for good prices used (Ebay) compared to what a new DR setup will cost you. As a bonus you will also have great forks and lots of brake options off the shelf.

My bike isn't finished yet but you get the point:

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Lukas

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WOW! LukasM tell us more....

I started a write-up on Advrider , but its not finished yet. Do a search for "Lukas' Ultimate DR650", that should find it.

I have had a few questions and PMs so I will try to cross-post the stuff on here as well. Maybe tonight, I am going to work on the bike a bit now.:crazy:

Lukas

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Yeah, the wheels on that yellow DR definitely are some sort of sport bike wheel. Can't tell if they are SV wheels or not.

After talking to some of my buddies at work I found out that making wheel spacers is pretty common. I even came across this place that sells individual spacers for $9.95 each:

http://www.radmfg.com/index.html

I need to do a little experimenting to find the right measurements for the spacers. I have some approximate numbers, but need to buy some washers and start test fitting.

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I got the SV wheel on the Dr tonight. For spacers I used one old SV wheel bearing on each side of the hub and the 16mm washers from Home Depot.

Going from left to right if you are sitting on the bike the spacers are listed as follows: 3 washers, bearing, hub, bearing, 2 washers.

I have not hooked up the speedo cable- no way to make it work right now so it will be secured to a fork leg. I have not ridden the bike yet, but will tomorrow after work if it is not raining.

If it rides ok I plan to ride on the supermoto track on Saturday.

Here are some pics:

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff41/dr644/Supermoto/

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NY T100,

Did the brake disc match up with the stock caliper? Please keep us posted on what you find. Really curious about the rear wheel fitting too. I'd love to put a set of wheels on my DR without breaking the bank! Lets keep this quiet before there is a run on SV wheels! Thanks.

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Yeah, the front brake disc matches up pretty well with the stock caliper. I did not need to do anything to the caliper. I will look closer and see how far the pads cover the rotor, but so far it looks ok.

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Yeah, the front brake disc matches up pretty well with the stock caliper. I did not need to do anything to the caliper. I will look closer and see how far the pads cover the rotor, but so far it looks ok.

SV650 has 290mm rotors, same as DR650!!!

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FYI... and I could be mistaken, but it looks to me that the 99-02 SV wheel is the same as the 99-02 Katana 600 and 750 wheel...something to keep in mind :-) The wheels are interchangeable between the SV and the Katana in these years from the info I came across. Can anyone give me verification of this? Unfortunately, the supply of 99-02 SV or Katana rims isn't too great, but the 98 and earlier are everywhere :crazy:

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