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  1. This is what I did: o clean with soap and water o scuff up with a scotch pad, o clean with turps o paint with plastic primer o final coats with an acrylic lacquer. o sanded smooth with 2000 grit paper o finally cut and polished. The finish was superb, very pleased. The bike has now done 5,000 km's and so far the panels are holding up nicely.
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    Brand spanking new 650

    spn383, the white on the headlight surround is a decal. It is easily removed with the aid of a bit of heat (eg hair dryer)
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    After market exhaust?

    I weighed my bike before and after supermotard conversion, managed to shed 11 kg - I assumed a fair bit of this was the muffler so pulled the FMF off today to compare - stock muffler 5.4kg (approx 12 lb), FMF 2.2kg (5lb) - looks like DoubleD650 ‘s 7 lb estimate was bang on.
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    After market exhaust?

    I went for the FMF Q2 for sound mainly - the stock muffler makes the bike sound like a 125. I have noticed an improvement in bottom to mid range plus there is a good weight saving. I wonder if anyone has accurately compared the weight of the FMF vs. stock?
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    DR650 SE reliabile or not???

    I am on my second one. I did 45,000 km's on the first with the only problem being a faulty starter motor within the first couple of months (replaced under warranty). Original chain and sprocket were not replaced until 40,000 Km's. I sold that one to a mate of mine and it is still going strong. I get 250- 260 km's commuting, down to just over 200 on the open road.
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    Lets see your DR's

    My recently finished motard conversion