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Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

Some folks collect Others collect coins.

by Greg Williams. Photos by Reehal

John Whitby’s is far more interesting. He collects motorcycles. Working in his suburban garage — already stuffed to the with two hot rods, a metal welding gear and a half other bikes — he takes apart and puts them together in a way the original maker intended.

But Whitby insists if he afford one, and he didn’t have a skunk works of completed projects, he’d a brand new dual purpose XC800.

Instead of wishing, dug in, doing what he does he built his own. A few years ago rescued a 2002 SV650 bike breaker TJ’s in Calgary. With the project a 1999 engine and swingarm.

He built a high performance with the ’99, kitting it 694cc Wiseco pistons, new Kibblewhite valves and flat carbs. The 1999 engine into the 2002 frame, and the engine was kept in case the hot rod It didn’t.

“A couple of years I still had the ’02 motor sitting on the and I figured I should do something it,” Whitby explains. “So I why not build a dual sport?” enough if you’re Whitby.

kept the 1999 swingarm, and down a $250 frame Re-Cycle Motorcycles in Edmonton. I had the frame, I just started bits on it,” he says. One of bits is a 1991 Yamaha inverted fork, installed the original SV taper bottom and the YZ250 upper ball

Because the YZ250 stem was Whitby machined a 1/4” to take up the difference between the top and bearing. Better braking from a 1993 YZ250 wheel, scored on eBay for which is fitted with an EBC floating rotor and a 90/90-21” T63 tire. Britannia Composites in supplied the universal fit twin-HID fairing, and an MSR aluminum handlebar on 1 1/8” spacers tops the

Mounted in the fairing, speed and traveled is monitored by a Trail Vapor digital instrument. is all from a 2000 Katana while a Suzuki DR200 the front brake master

For $180 Whitby bough a KLR650 rear wheel on He changed the bearings to fit an SV axle, and were whipped out on the lathe to the wheel in the SV swingarm while a brake caliper carrier was Rear tire is a 130/80-17” Michelin. “The bike is of like the eBay bike,” says.

Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

Numerous components, motor mount bolts, axle, wiring harness, CDI and side stand came online sellers.

Ride is slightly increased with a GSX-R 600 shock, which is longer than stock. for a suitable saddle in the bone at TJ’s, Whitby found a from a 1980s-era Suzuki DR, and had it by Chinook Uphostery in Calgary. a rear sub frame, Whitby the top rails to suit the DR seat cutting and welding almost 12’ of DOM to complete the back half of the A rattle can shot of silver it a respectable finish. “I wasn’t to spend money to make it pretty with fresh Whitby says

Renntec (U.K.) crash protect the engine, while the pan is Touratech. Originally intended to fit a DL650, Whitby made and rear mounts to bolt it in Exhaust headers are part of a he first made for his road-going hot rod

A 2-into-1 unit is stock, but made a 2-into-2 set of pipes with a pair of $5 swap 2005 Honda CRF250

Front and rear fenders are bits of plastic from UFO the front for a Yamaha YZ fork the rear was modified to fit. first installed a 17-litre gas tank, but the usable range was 220 km. Disappointed with that, on he found a 25-L Honda tank.

This necessitated front and rear mounts, but insists the tank slipped into place, giving him 400 km of travel.

Although original is unknown Whitby has done to the engine apart from the oil; it’s running as found. Since finishing put about 1,800 km on the dual-purpose riding on dry pavement, on skidding on rutted back roads. a little heavy to be on the far beaten but it’s a great high-speed bike,” Whitby says. a blast to ride, really a giggle.” If it’s providing there’s nothing dysfunctional the SV650 now.

Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose
Suzuki DR Dual-Purpose

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