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Old 03-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #736
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North Rider, looking at your pictures your cables and controls look OK to me. They appear to be the same as mine. And the bike doesn't look bad. You should have seen the tanks on mine when I got it. One was dented so bad I had to have a shop cut it open, hammer the dent out from the inside, and weld it shut again. The other one I was able to pull the dent myself. Where did you order your crashbars from?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #737
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:28 PM   #738
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This is a good link if you need to get part numbers so you can order from Suzuki:

http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-dr750-19...269/partslist/
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #739
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thanks atgreg

thanks atgreg . what did i not do right??? when i was doing it, it showed the picture but then only the link.

i buy tons of parts from ebay germany for my other bikes so i am looking at parts there, as well as "the hessler bike shop"
the bike looks fine aside from the tanks, i did not hear it run because when i pulled the decompression lever it had zero resistance on the second time. i pulled it once and it seemed o.k then i put it back in place and tried again and it felt like the cable broke or came loose. I'll check on it and get back here for answers later this week.

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:42 PM   #740
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That's normal. When you pull the decomp lever, if the crank is in the right position, it "locks" the mechanism on the side of the head open, which holds the exhaust valve open. Once it's locked there is no tension on the cable. Once you start turning it over the mechanism clicks off. If the crank isn't in the right position it doesn't do anything and there will be tension on the cable. Either way is OK. If it doesn't lock open then the engine doesn't need the decompressor open since it will get a revolution or two before the compression stroke. At least that's how mine works.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #741
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i need to see the handlebars and front brake set up on A 1988 DR BIG 750 . CAN ANY ONE POST A PIC ,MY FRONT BRAKE LINE IS " UNUSUAL". my decompression lever does not seem to work either.maybe broken cable.

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North Rider, If someone hasn't offered yet, Send me your email and I will send you some pics of my 750. It doesn't have the original headlight assembly or bars but most everything else should be in it's proper place. Sorry to hear your luck about gettin a crappy deal buying sight unseen.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:00 AM   #742
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The bike looks ok and everything is there.When I pull on the De com lever it is always slack but nevertheless I hold it down an turn the engine a few revs and let go ....... whoosh we`re away, battery MUST be in top condition as the piston is like a bin lid. The wires on the clutch for starting are joined so I don`t have to pull the clutch lever in as well
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:10 AM   #743
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It can be fixed

North Rider the same thing happend to me payed 3800 dollars Australian for some thing really worth maybe 1800 dollars sight unseen but thats the way it goes these days just consider it a challange and it will be ok everything can be fixed or made better ,regards Rob.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:34 AM   #744
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To Ztaj

Thanks for the info but is a bit much for me can I send photos to you and you put them up as you are the closest to me my email is taylorcarpentry@skymesh.com.au regards, Rob.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #745
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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.
Believe it or not but it is only way my 17 inch Berg rim agrees to lace to DR hub. I do not give a damn about style (hey, I am DR rider! ;)) and I really do not want to go that route given choice. I am stuck.
See photos.
This is why it refuses to lace normally - one side laces perfectly, this is other side when one side is laced correctly (thanks God I have that spare "test" DR hub)



Here is how I CAN lace it:
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:23 AM   #746
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NorthRider - email sent. It comes from my mail bluesman_ip@yahoo.com in case your email system spam filter is overenthusiatic :)
I attached some sections of workshop manual including all cable/lines routing stuff.

Your bike looks better than mine. On mine I do not even paint plastic if it scratched. I only paing and keep supernice all "metal bits" that are functional
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:04 AM   #747
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #748
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nice one ray , may see you around Lancashire .
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:36 AM   #749
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Pretty sight! :) Congratulations!
Only suggestion I have - change mounting system for those crashbars. They really to flimsy (tested unfortunately). To keep that nice look of the bike undamaged ;) If you handy with welder and angle grinder - one day job.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #750
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nice one ray , may see you around Lancashire .
That would be cool. Mini-meet perhaps?

Hoping to pick the bike up on Sunday.
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