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Old 10-31-2008, 03:20 AM   #241
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Wow, congratulations!

I bet 1 case of Hoegaarden beer that after you will install Wilbers kit and have first ride you will be amazed how much better bike will handle.

I was (amazed that's it) when did it to my past bikes
Bluesman.........

I think I owe you 1 case of Hoegaarden beer...

The rear certainly feels much better, not so twitchy, front springs will be done next week and it should be a totally diffrent bike.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #242
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Bluesman.........

I think I owe you 1 case of Hoegaarden beer...

The rear certainly feels much better, not so twitchy, front springs will be done next week and it should be a totally diffrent bike.
See how it handles under power up a bumpy slope next instead of having to be babied

Hows the teeth? Need any fillings?
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:19 PM   #243
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Hi DR800 owners. I'm Bushybutt and believe it or not live in the Land of the Long White cloud (New Zealand) I own two DR800s - a 93 model registered in October 92 with 70,000 kms which i have owned since Oct. 2000. I am the second owner of this on which i have done 42,000 kms and on mainly gravel roads which i have set for two up riding with panniers etc. The other one is a 93 model ist registered in NZ in 99 and i am the third NZ owner which has just turned over 95,000 kms which i have owned since Nov. 2004. It was a heap of shit and hadn't been looked after with 86,000 kms on it but with a lot of time and a little bit of money doesn't look to bad now. These 800s rule, there might be faster, more comfortable, newer bikes out there but nothing has the magnetism of the 800. I'd love to hook up with the NZ guys sometime, that would be cool. A group of us do the South Island every 2 years on as much gravel as possible so watch out you guys in the south as well. Hope to hear from some of you.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:24 PM   #244
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See how it handles under power up a bumpy slope next instead of having to be babied

Hows the teeth? Need any fillings?
FYI... New chain and sprokets, 48 rr instead of the 45 that was on it, went on this morning.Kenda trackmaster made it's way back on aswell as the mt21 front
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:30 PM   #245
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Hi DR800 owners. I'm Bushybutt and believe it or not live in the Land of the Long White cloud (New Zealand) I'd love to hook up with the NZ guys sometime, that would be cool. A group of us do the South Island every 2 years on as much gravel as possible so watch out you guys in the south as well. Hope to hear from some of you.
as macho man Randy Savage would say oooooooooooo yyeeaahh.
welcome brother, where for art thou in NZ.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:34 PM   #246
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FYI... New chain and sprokets, 48 rr instead of the 45 that was on it, went on this morning.Kenda trackmaster made it's way back on aswell as the mt21 front
sounds good - are you running a 15 or 14 on the front sprocket.
i've got a 14 - 48 interested on how much difference the 15 would make.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:03 AM   #247
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as macho man Randy Savage would say oooooooooooo yyeeaahh.
welcome brother, where for art thou in NZ.
Gidday Dino. Are you from the waikato. If so I live in Wanganui - about 3 and a half hours south from you. Whats interesting is that if your bike came from Lower Hutt, I know your bikes previous owner Jim Doherty. There is also a guy in Wainuiomata (Noel) that has or did have a 1988 DR 750 who moved from the Nelson area.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #248
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Gidday Dino. Are you from the waikato. If so I live in Wanganui - about 3 and a half hours south from you. Whats interesting is that if your bike came from Lower Hutt, I know your bikes previous owner Jim Doherty. There is also a guy in Wainuiomata (Noel) that has or did have a 1988 DR 750 who moved from the Nelson area.
cooool, 800rider is in Aucks he's got about the same amount of bikes as you, you guy's must have big bloody shed's.
the last owner for mine was in tauranga he brought her up from the SI at the start of the year, the guy he bought it of had another 750 so that with the ones you know of plus the KB lot will make 9 we know of. could be worth starting a DRBIG owners club?
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:39 AM   #249
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Welcome "bushybutt" . I Heard the other day that there had been a DR 750 for sale in Wanganui about 6months ago . You wouldn't know where that one would be ??
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:42 AM   #250
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Hi guys. A DR800 club would be great. I also have a 1981 GS1000G in mint condition with 22,000 original kms, 2 DR370s, 2 SP370s, TC100, AC50 and a FA50 just for the hell of it. I am wanting to sell my 95,000 km 800 plus the 370s to make more room in my shed. I can hardly move. Sorry Arrowtown, I don't know about the 750 but will keep my ears open. I swapped some DR750 bits for an SP370 several years ago but he got the better deal. Hey Dino, is yours a 91 model with the opened up mufflers? If so, Jim did own it but a couple of owners back and he's the one i swapped all the 750 parts with.
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:51 AM   #251
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naa mate i got the original stock standard 88 model,
got any other spares?
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:15 AM   #252
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Sorry Dino, Im still trying to work out who's got what and put the pictures to the comments. No more spares either. It must be the 800 rider in Auckland with the 91 model. I'll post some pics of my 800s soon but my partner will have to do that as i haven't worked out how to do it yet.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #253
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sounds good - are you running a 15 or 14 on the front sprocket.
i've got a 14 - 48 interested on how much difference the 15 would make.
15/48 now, will test ride this avo.

Home again.
seems pretty good, few more revs at open road speeds, seems to have better pick up, but that could be because of the kenda, big knobs instead of the E-08's more roady tread pattern, also the MT21 front gives a bit more confidence than the 2/3 worn E-08 of road.
How many revs do you pull @ 100k's dino, I was doing about 4100, now about 4500

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:28 AM   #254
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i'm doing about 4700 at 100k's with the 14 on the front.
was hopeing the 15 would be round the 4100-4200 mark that seems to be the sweet spot on mine at the mo. but that might change next week when i throw a new E-09 on the rear. the trial wing on at the mo is a bit to loose in the thicker newly groomed gravel roads and pathetic in the mud so the E-09 should make a big difference of the tar
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:57 AM   #255
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i'm doing about 4700 at 100k's with the 14 on the front.
was hopeing the 15 would be round the 4100-4200 mark that seems to be the sweet spot on mine at the mo. but that might change next week when i throw a new E-09 on the rear. the trial wing on at the mo is a bit to loose in the thicker newly groomed gravel roads and pathetic in the mud so the E-09 should make a big difference of the tar
IMHO I'd put a 15 on the front, just for the fuel economy.
E-09 was going to be my next tyre but I really struggled to get theE-08 off, even had to go see my mate @ the tyre shop to pop the bead on it, no good to me if I get a flat 100 miles from a tyre shop.I might give the mt21 a go on the rear next though
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