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Old 03-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #721
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I'll take some pics tonight if you want. Is there anything else you need pics of? I've never uploaded a picture though, I'm not sure how. If you want to send me your email I could send them to you.

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:03 PM   #722
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Northrider,

Man....I am truly sorry. I can only imagine the level of disappointment. I felt the same sense of concern for mine since this was my first ever "sight-unseen" purchase of an entire machine.

But, it's a machine and can be repaired....we have the technology.

Here are some photos of my left and right controls and a shot of the right side of the head under the tank showing the compression release cable (comes in from the right upper side of the photo) and where it connects to the mechanism operating the valves.

Hope this helps:







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Old 03-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #723
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hey

Hello BIG guyz!
You are so "fertile" on this thread that I had my second beer opened during reading it...
I just found this interesting video:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384345

Places to ride: yes, Europe becomes the empire of the enviromentalists - bad for us. (I have no problem with the Greens and it's OK to protect the enviroment, but I don't like stupid rules...) E.g. two races of the national enduro championship was cancelled last year because of it! I hope the Hungarian race of the European championship will be not cancelled in 2009...
Off road riders of Europe are going to East and Easter...I remember a few years ago German and Austrian riders came to Hungary to ride off-road, nowdays we go to Transylvania (part of Romania) for a ride...
But I guess the situation here is still better than in Western Europe, so if you are planning to visit our country just send me a message.

Greece: I worked on cruise ships before and I spent a lot of money on renting bikes, specially in Greece, on the Greek Islands. And it's true, riding off-road there is excellent!
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #724
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Alon, the little guy, (here 6 month old and now 16 month), is allready practicing
You are right, it's never too early to start it!
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:51 PM   #725
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Off road riders of Europe are going to East and Easter...I remember a few years ago German and Austrian riders came to Hungary to ride off-road, nowdays we go to Transylvania (part of Romania) for a ride...
http://drbig.uw.hu/tagok/japex.wmv

This is a short video of one of my friends, taken in Transylvania.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #726
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http://drbig.uw.hu/tagok/japex.wmv

This is a short video of one of my friends, taken in Transylvania.
I did mention our website here earlier but I do it again, for the "newcomers"...

http://drbig.hu

On the right you can enter into our shop, one of the members makes this nice stuff. On the left you can enter into our homepage, since it's Hungarian I suggest you to check the pics out: Fotogaleria, and then you can click on 'Tura' for the rides and on 'Klub' for the meetings (at the top).
Also microfiches are under 'DRBIG > mikrofilmek'
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #727
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Okta! Thanks for the info & links. Can we see a Euro DRBig Rally in the future?

I won this today on ebay; I pick it up at the w/e.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=160317361748

bluesman - thanks for the offer mate . The lowest priced DRBigs in Germany were 1500 euros. And since the = 1 euro today, I set that as my baseline. I'm so happy right now. And the seller sounds like a true enthusiast.

north rider - chin up mate, it looks like all the contributors to this thread will help you out. I owned an XTZ750 (well, two actually) and that community was super helpful. I think the DRBig guys are the same

OK, add me to the list of owners. I'll let you know how we get on.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:15 PM   #728
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Congrats man, that looks like one very sweet DR!!!

@north rider, we'll help you out as much as possible, i'm sure these things can be fixed.

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Old 03-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #729
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Northrider, do not despair. Just look at it as challenge ;)
Post pictures here, I am sure everybody can recommend fix of each problem and in no time you will be on the road.
Send me PM with your email address, I will send you workshop manual pages with cables and brake lines routing and brake etc. etc.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:43 PM   #730
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Question to colleagues.
What is potential problem if I will lace front DR wheel hub to 17 inch sumo rim in different spoke pattern left and right side? For example brake side - cross pattern (kinda standard) and right side radial pattern? Any thoughts?
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:46 PM   #731
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The question would be WHY? Style?

The radial side would certainly not be able to transmit braking loads into the hub as effectively as the cross side. I understand that is why you intend to cross it on the disc side. But why wouldn't you want the braking loads EQUALLY transmitted to the hub?

The only radially spoked wheel I ever built was on a bicycle. It was used for time-trials and had a very "vague" feel when using the front brake. In the end I respoked to a conventional (for a bicycle) 3 cross pattern.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:56 PM   #732
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my dr 750

thanks for all the words of encouragement. it really is only cosmetic and really only the tank. i am going to have it fixed and repainted. the rest of the bike is not bad at all. there is some good news. it does have a brand new top end. including valves, new piston ,cam chain and slider, new tires ( the rear is a MITA, i never heard of it) it only has 27,000 klms. the first owner was not good at keeping it maintained so it had to have the top end rebuilt. i have already ordered some parts for it. taller windscreen, crash bars, plus some other stuff.
bluesman, my email is stayfee@shaw.ca , when you can email me those pages . i still can't post pics here but maybe i can get someone to do it for me

thanks to all

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:05 PM   #733
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Looks very nice Ray. Congrats.

Ladder, I just sent North Rider some pics of my controls and I notice that yours are different. Your bike must be a European import, is that correct?
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #734
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #735
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