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Old 01-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #12271
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some serious DR riding at 03:15 into this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiZtT06dMwc&NR=1

donnt know how the guy managed to stay on
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #12272
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Random out of phase whoops can crush even the best suspension. I'm sure that the left hand was painful for quite a while afterward. That's what happens when you run out of front wheel travel....ouch. Nice riding - he never looked like he was going to loose it except for that one moment of impact.

I'm likely to do something equally as silly (but likely with more dire result) soon. I'm riding the Big a lot faster off-road now that I'm getting used to the Wilbers in the rear. Before it was just too harsh to push...now, the suspension is almost as good as my DRZ400. I have to keep reminding myself that the bike really is big and heavy.

The Wilbers is Magical (the Intiminators help too)
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #12273
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oz trip in 1990.my home town in n.s.w..
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #12274
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Keep them coming Richard and the rebuild .
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #12275
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HI TO EVERYONE... CUT MY FRONT SPOKES OUT WITH THE GRINDER BUT DIDNT TAKE A LOOK AT THE ANGLE OF THE TWO DIFFERENT SPOKES.ONE HAS A BIGGER ANGLE... WHICH SIDE OF THE WHEEL DOES THE BIGGER ANGLED SPOKE GO ON?? THANKS FELLAS.. R
BY THE WAY WENT TO PICK UP MY PAINTED PARTS TODAY AFTER 4 WEEKS WAIT....STILL NOT DONE SO TAKING THEM TO ANOTHER PLACE. STRIKE ME PINK MATE HERE IN OZ IS HARD TO FIND A GOOD TRADIE..
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:30 AM   #12276
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May help,
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:52 AM   #12277
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two bigs on the bridle track

had a top day out today with Robmoto. i rode to Robs place where we set the current australian record for the most Bigs in one shed, a total of six.
after a cuppa and an inspection of the fleet we set off for hill end. great conditions, no dust and plenty of water in the puddles after yesterdays storm.

two Bigs at the bluff

we found a place to cross the river

then we got all excited and raced up the hill to Hill End. you can certainly punt these things along pretty hard when the suspension is sorted
lunch was had at the shop.


we had to get a move on to beat the storm that was brewing, so a brisk pace was set for the return journey.
we caught 3 4x4's near the end of the bridle track, the first two were overtaken with no fuss but as we came up beside the third we entered a causeway that had about a foot of water in it, old mate had his window down and caught the full force of third gear "throttle on" bow wave in the facefair dinkum, it was like chucking a bucket of muddy water through the window. after that it was time to high tail it back to Robs.

Rob should have some more pics as well.


next time we should have 3 Bigs. that will be quite an occasion!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:33 AM   #12278
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nice pics...what front tyres are you boys runnin
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #12279
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Yes a great day out Simon glad you came over, I will post some pic,s soon I have been on the phone since you left and run out of time talking to Doc who now is back with his SR/43 from Brendan J. 11pm and still not had my dinner..

Kyle I run a dunlop 606 and simon runs a parelli mt 21 which might just have a tad more grip in the dirt stuff, smaller knobs on the outside and a softer compound, but you get better mileage out of the 606.
Both tyres are very good on the front of the bigs.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #12280
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #12281
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youtube video

list of youtube videos with Suzuki DR Big for winter evenings:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...8&feature=plcp
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #12282
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I watched all of your videos on Youtube - very well made, really nice to see! Some "director work" there. One looked just like "DR answer to KTM advertisement"
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #12283
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Radeki,

I really liked that. All this time I thought I was the only one that patted the side of the fuel tank like the flank of a loyal horse. Made me smile......and happy to see others are equally as mad.

Anyone else ever do that?.......come on......you can tell us.

Ladder106 screwed with this post 01-21-2012 at 09:56 PM
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:01 AM   #12284
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Radeki, great idea , I added the link to the favourits list.

Ray DR BIGS like a woman, treat meen but keep them keen .
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #12285
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Ray, you aren't the only fuel tank patter ;)
Each time my smurf gets me safe through rough terrain I do

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