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Old 04-13-2009, 12:36 AM   #1486
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Mine was on just under 44000km when I bought him. I've only put on 500km on him when the trouble started. Could be 140000km I guess, but the motor is in too good a condition for that. It doesn't look like a bike that was ridden for more than 100000km.

At the moment he's going nowhere. Waiting on the tanks...
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:51 AM   #1487
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I see you've all been busy

Nave great pics as usual , Reminds me of these verses
Isa 35:1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.






Isa 35:2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:




Jack Rabbit , cool pics also and your bikes looking real good

Regards to comment made about original and accessory screens the stocker is brilliant no buffeting and good protection up to 150kph or if you tucked under at race track 175kph, I'm guessing as commented any changes would be for the worse

My Dr is a Baby with only 35000ks on it so it sounds like its going to last for a while yet from you guys comments

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:29 AM   #1488
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I come from a background of riding sports bikes - I only really bought the DR as a winter hack and as 'something a bit different'. I also have this in the garage...



1993 ZXR400.

Taking the DR on track is something I'd only ever do on a cheap winter trackday because I'm wierd/silly enough to think it would be a laugh. On a summer trackday I'd never pass up riding the ZXR because it's such a good tool for the job.

I use the ZXR on track and road and it's about right for both - I don't find myself wanting a bigger sports bike. Even 60bhp is enough to get to speeds where you could be banned or jailed over here, so it's plenty for the road, and it's pretty satisfying on the track when you can keep up with/pass bigger bikes - same as the DR for you I guess.


Arr uberthumper if your out there look what I just Bought, my very own ZXR 400 track bike ( see I do listen )
Since I didnt want to wreck my DR which is now my No 1 road tourer as Harley is being sold ( Im to young for it and the DR is better)
Now all I have to do is learn how to ride it, knee out and that kind of stuff

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:05 AM   #1489
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( Im to young for it and the DR is better)
Boy, did this make me laugh - you probably heard me all the way there Wife thinks I'm mad, but then, she could be right...

Congrats 800, love the new pocket rocket. With my gut I can't lean forward...
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:40 AM   #1490
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39800 km on the 750 and 4156 on the 800
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:31 AM   #1491
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39800 km on the 750 and 4156 on the 800

That's just plain greedy - having 2 DR BIGs
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:45 AM   #1492
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new engine

I wonder- is it possible to get a new engine (complete) in Europe?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:37 AM   #1493
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I wonder- is it possible to get a new engine (complete) in Europe?
Buy low K one from wrecker or steel England 2's, at 4156ks its barely run in

England 2 please do a comparo between 750 and 800 remember not to hurt anyones feelings, be kind but honest

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:41 AM   #1494
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Boy, did this make me laugh - you probably heard me all the way there Wife thinks I'm mad, but then, she could be right...

Congrats 800, love the new pocket rocket. With my gut I can't lean forward...
This may also amuse you, I was thinking of taking Harley on track but I didnt want to Die yet, though it may have been worth it for the looks Id get
Lets play how many bikes can you pass with a Harley and still Live, similiar to Russian Roulet,

Im thinking the Green thing will be safer and a touch sharper, probable going to take for test run on road today

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:02 PM   #1495
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Buy low K one from wrecker or steel England 2's, at 4156ks its barely run in
it's even better then new, he did the running for it...
i'm going to get the mask and gloves
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #1496
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it's even better then new, he did the running for it...
i'm going to get the mask and gloves
Nave, while you at it, get me some tanks (although that might be finished soon), crash bars, centre stand and , and , if fact, send here what you don't need...

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #1497
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it's even better then new, he did the running for it...
i'm going to get the mask and gloves
Anyway he deserves it, as Ed said being that Greedy

England 2 please post your adress so we can umm send you some um flowers
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #1498
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Anyway he deserves it, as Ed said being that Greedy

England 2 please post your adress so we can umm send you some um flowers
Unraveling fast...
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #1499
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Anyway he deserves it, as Ed said being that Greedy

England 2 please post your adress so we can umm send you some um flowers
Dont do it England 2.... they are all being too greedy now... they threatened to take mine the other day aswell, on the way to track day ! .... and mine has 79000Km on it !!

Is any DR safe these days ???

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #1500
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Anyway he deserves it, as Ed said being that Greedy

England 2 please post your adress so we can umm send you some um flowers
Having said that.... Two DR's ????? Dont you believe in too much of a good thing ? I'm in heaven when I ride my ONE DR, let alone having the choice of two !!.... Sorry England 2, I'm with Ed and 800 afterall ... send me your address too pls mate
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