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Offline dgorms

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R5 DS7
« on: July 22, 2020, 11:57:04 PM »
I'm getting tired of saying it's not an "RD", the few that know the difference are appreciated !
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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 10:16:11 AM »
right? i get it a lot on the r5 as well.  the 2 rds i have dont look anything like stock, so i get it there as well.  :dawg:

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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 06:18:19 PM »
Now that I have an RD top end I don’t argue... at this point it’s R5 tins only.

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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 07:59:26 AM »
Hahaha mine is now an RD350 frame, R5 tins, RD bottom end, R5 top end, R5 drum brakes, RD 400 swinger.  A real Bitsa.  I would never try to explain that to the average onlooker their eyes would glaze over before I was done.  “It’s an R5” is my stock answer.
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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 08:36:24 AM »
Purposely building a bitsa bike myself, that way I don't feel bad about cutting tabs and all that.  DS7 frame, RD350 center cases/crank/tranny, R5 top end, DS7 side panels, RD350 tank... The R5/DS7 had such cooler looking engines, forks and drum brakes.  Lends to a much better looking custom bike.

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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 09:55:49 AM »
I always loved the look of a drum brake.  Here’s my bitsa with all rechromed bits..

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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 10:31:22 AM »
my 70 is all r5. the 72, however, is rd 6 speed lower end, r5 top, y-boot, early (34) mm xs 650 front end w/disc.  I mean, basically all the same.   

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Re: R5 DS7
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 03:25:56 AM »
I'm getting tired of saying it's not an "RD", the few that know the difference are appreciated !
Well, I guess if that's the biggest problem you have right now you've got it made  :help: