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Old 06-20-2010, 02:40 AM   #7456
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for Tantrum another sumo

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:51 AM   #7457
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Hi 800!

A year or two ago we were blasting trough a very curvy narrow tarmac road.
I was on my 800 and there was also a Tuono and a 900 Ninja. The road was so technical that fast bikes had to hold back. I followed them flat out and rode just as fast as they did. (My rear end wobbled couple of times though).

Finally the ninja picked up some more speed and ended up in the bush. Luckily he was ok and the bike was rideable also. So me and the Tuono were kinda doing the max speed sensible.

So on technical tracks the DR is still competitive but you have less spare power than faster bikes.
I'm trying to get all my mates to buy adventure bikes now as in NZ our roads are getting chopped up all over the place and road works are common place so the upright position and bike design can actually make for safer riding and to be honest your ultimate road speeds are not much slower than dedicated road bikes especially in a country with highly regulated speed restrictions


PS, For now though I still will keep my Tuono for those crazy canyon rides with the mad hatters and of course the track days, but generally it stays in the garage conserving its million dollar gum like tires and my license

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Old 06-20-2010, 04:02 AM   #7458
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Does anybody have any '88 DR750 indicators they would like to sell. I need 1 front right and 1 rear left. Though I don't think there is any difference. Also need a tail light lens.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:31 AM   #7459
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are there none on e bay ??
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:20 AM   #7460
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Hey guys.. Gee there are some nice bikes out there! Any in Oz for sale? Rob, I am sure you heard me crying like a little girl when I seen how good the Dr is looking! That is going to be one great restore! Still have first dib's on it when your done riding it.. Have fun all
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:11 AM   #7461
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Hey guys.. Gee there are some nice bikes out there! Any in Oz for sale? Rob, I am sure you heard me crying like a little girl when I seen how good the Dr is looking! That is going to be one great restore! Still have first dib's on it when your done riding it.. Have fun all
Gidday Shannon, yep you have first bid, but might be a bit more than what you sold to it to me, looking for the centre stand shortly if we can make arangements to meet or better still maybe post might be the better option.
Have you been to the ride park out this way yet as we could meet at Ilford or youcan call in and check out the bigs and others.
I have spent the same amount on it so far as to what you sold it to me, so it might be good for another 20 years.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:03 AM   #7462
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Hey there Big owners. Miss me? I do miss my BIG every day. Brilliant commuter she was although dodgy brakes made a few eyes go big.

I'm still happy with the yellow piggie - also a great bike with stolen lines (from the BIGs of course )

Keep up the banter, I still look in to see what's what and how far Robmoto is with his work (gotta watch him otherwise he slacks off) and how far 800 now wheelies his Tuno of takes his BIG to bully some poor bike on the beach. A real meanie that blue BIG.

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:57 AM   #7463
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Hi all,

Ed good to hear from you,

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Thanks 800, lots I want to do, some of these days I might get some free time .I dont even get to ride it much, one good thing about that is it will probably last forever

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Old 06-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #7464
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Mate if it looks as good as the pics I'd be happy to open the wallet !! Mate I did end up going but the weekend went bad when my son blew my motor up by holding it in second in a foot of mud for near on an hour around a track!! $3000 damage. Let me know what you want to do about the centre stand as I just forgot to take it with me on the trip. I'll give you a call during the week as my home number is out due to renovations and I am in demolition now so have a new number. Cheers Do you think you will sell it once done or enjoy it for a while once done? Check out my R6 on ebay I'm selling and the blown up KLX.. May be funds for a DR 750 left over in australia...
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:36 PM   #7465
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Does anybody have any '88 DR750 indicators they would like to sell. I need 1 front right and 1 rear left. Though I don't think there is any difference. Also need a tail light lens.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I'll have a look in the shed, I know there's a tail light, and maybe an indicator or 2, I think I've still got your adress somewhere
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:33 AM   #7466
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I'll have a look in the shed, I know there's a tail light, and maybe an indicator or 2, I think I've still got your adress somewhere
Thanks mate. I appreciate it. If you have any luck email me and you can tell me what I owe you.
ausibatla@tadaust.org.au
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:22 AM   #7467
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Just a couple of shots of the new project. Couldn't resist painting the rocker inspecrion covers orange other wise it will be as original as I can make it. Will post more pics as parts arrive (or get painted) and added.







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Old 06-22-2010, 02:03 AM   #7468
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Hey Shannon private message sent.

Big ED, I am allways slack I will have a surprize pic for you soon just to show you my slackness I am going all right for a 94 year old and thats in the shade
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:20 AM   #7469
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Hey Shannon private message sent.

Big ED, I am allways slack I will have a surprize pic for you soon just to show you my slackness I am going all right for a 94 year old and thats in the shade
Cool!

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:32 AM   #7470
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Not now I have to take photo first maybe later ok.
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