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Old 11-13-2008, 03:58 PM   #301
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the KTM lc4 rear arm and wheels from lc8 is what i'm thinking about.
i have another problem- when changing to 18" i have to change it also in the bike license and that may be a problem.
israeli DMV is very conservative...
as for the tenere-
i know my bike is not as good looking as the new xtz, after all his made from a collection of parts...
i wish someone would manufacture a plastik feul tank (like acerbis) but with the DR800/750 "beak" design
see the attached pohotoshop pic of my bike with that kind of feul tank (still with the origial front fork and side panels)
the only thing i'm sorry about with this bike project is that i lost the unique looks of the DRbig.
then the bike look would be a match for the XTZ.

isn't it time for suzuki to come up with a new DRbig (and please more like the KTMs (offraod) not like Yamaha...)

and for all you guys how are thinking to replace the DR for xtz- DONT!
just make it better!!!
that 's a nice bad ass looking " BIG " u have there man i really want ur bike i ride a DR650 that look like yours i wish they can import to z U.S. , i had a blue & white in France in 1990 and it was back then z Gigolo of all Enduros ...
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:58 AM   #302
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Hi guys

I'm a new member from South Africa, I have wandered over from the Wild Dog Forum. I have attcahed a picture of my Dr.Big which I have just finished rebuilding - great bike

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Old 11-14-2008, 03:03 AM   #303
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One problem with the lc4's rims is that they have the sprockets and disk brake switched. Would it be possible just to flip the wheel so that the sprocket is on the right side? One problem with that is that the disc brake will be switched into the wrong direction and it will be turning into the wrong direction while these things are build to turn into only the other direction.
Oops, Shifty - I am sorry, forgot to reply to that. I know for sure that 620 wheel reversible without any problem at all.
I did not have chance to look at 640 wheel, but there is no reason I can think of why it would not be reversible too...best of course is to check with somebody who have manual or picture of rear hub. All you will need to do is to put rubber dampers in different order.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #304
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welcome WHS, i bet youve got an awesome back yard to ride in.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:08 AM   #305
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Hi all! I'm from Portugal and I own a DR BIG SR42 for a year now. I just can say that I really love the bike, "simple" mecanics, great power and handling on and off-road, fantastic look, etc. Here are some pics of the DR.

Great thread by the way...












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Old 11-17-2008, 01:31 AM   #306
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Hi all! I'm from Portugal and I own a DR BIG SR42 for a year now. I just can say that I really love the bike, "simple" mecanics, great power and handling on and off-road, fantastic look, etc. Here are some pics of the DR.

Great thread by the way...










hello and welcome to the drbig world
i have to know- was this bike kept in a show room all his life or it was rebuild?
it looks NEW!!!
i like the design of the 750 models more then the 800. if my bike was a 750 i would have kept the design (and some kg to...)

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Old 11-18-2008, 10:15 PM   #307
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Hi All

and welcome to new members

Bushybutt, from Good old NZ will catch up with you latter

Letsgo, congrats on your new purchase

WHS and your trusty Stead

ambraa, bet thats quick in the tight stuff

Tigascc, a mint rare bike that is

I have been out of action lattly with work etc and the DR needs some Tuning attention so I may call on the clans expertise in the near future,It just as well that I have an original factory DR big manual to help as well, will add you all to post 1, we now have 24 Aletist owners

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Old 11-19-2008, 06:26 AM   #308
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Hi there!

I bought two of these recently. Gonna post some pics soon.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:08 PM   #309
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DR Biggers :) question...
Does anybody by any chance remember/knows what is stroke of stock DR Big shock absorber? I know lenght, but need stroke info.
Or - if you have shock laying around dismounted - would it be too much to ask :) if I ask you to take off spring and check what is stroke? :)
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:05 AM   #310
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DR Biggers :) question...
Does anybody by any chance remember/knows what is stroke of stock DR Big shock absorber? I know lenght, but need stroke info.
Or - if you have shock laying around dismounted - would it be too much to ask :) if I ask you to take off spring and check what is stroke? :)
70mm, does that sound about right.

Measured shock (without spring) fully extended, then fully closed. Diffrence is 70mm

BTW, Tigascc, that is a nice lookin bike you got there.
Where did you get the engine crash bars ?
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:53 AM   #311
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thank you!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:31 PM   #312
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Thanks for the warm welcome Nave and 800rider

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i have to know- was this bike kept in a show room all his life or it was rebuild?
it looks NEW!!!
i
The bike was stored in a garage most of its life, she hardly ever knew any dirt roads until I bought her with only 8500 (real) km. I bought the bike, completely original, from an old chap that could no longer climb on it properly. He decided to sell the bike, and earn some money, instead of letting it to rot in his garage. A wise decision I must say . Despite the low mileage for its age, the bike was in very good mechanical condition once the previous owner rode it for some km every now and then, washed it frequently and performed basic maintenance often. I seeked for a long time an “old school” trail bike in tip top conditions for travelling and some light off-road escapades and when I found this DR BIG it was love at first sight.

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Where did you get the engine crash bars ? .


I bought the crash bars from Hessler http://www.hessler-motorsport.de/sho...e06cbaaf1b37b9

They are made by Riky Cross http://www.rikycross.it/principale.htm
I believe that it’s possible to buy the crash bars directly from them. The crash bars are very well finished, strong and fit perfectly to the bike. I'm quite satisfied with them.

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Old 11-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #313
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hey Bushybutt is that one of your 800's on trdme,
love the colour and graphics.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=187433725
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #314
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hey Bushybutt is that one of your 800's on trdme,
love the colour and graphics.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=187433725

Hey Dino. Yes it is and thanks. I think it looks good too. Are you the one who was looking for any parts for a 750/800?
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:55 PM   #315
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Hey Dino. Yes it is and thanks. I think it looks good too. Are you the one who was looking for any parts for a 750/800?
naa not me mate, but i will PM you if i do
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