Lulu the seller of Rusty rode all the way up here from Sydney to drop the bike off. Huge big thanks to her for this.
Already started to change things. Went for a ride first. Changed mirrors, moved the seat back and fitted smaller tail light.
Went to the local wreckers. Said a mate said they had wrecked an RG250. Owners says yeah 25 years ago. Ask if he had a speedo from it. He says he has two. Gets a drill with a bit of speedo cable in it. Both speedos work. I buy one.
The RG speedo matches the RG front wheel fitted to the DR500. Speed will be show correctly.
1 up and 3 down on a gear shift that is on the right side makes my brain hurt.
Rode it for about 2 kms today.
Saw 35 miles per hour on the speedo.
It cuts out in top gear. Back into the shed.
So stoked that it is rid-able.
I did not take my camera or phone to record this event. D!OH.
Here is a photo of it from the other day.