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Old 02-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #12466
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[QUOTE=kuba_astr;18061712]Hello!

I'm Kuba and I'm from Poland, I couldn't find any "Hello" thread on this forum. I was always a reader, now I wish to join this very interesting 'population'

I've got the biggest thumper in the world as I might say all in this thread :)

Here's my BIG, actually this forum was the reason to build my own DR BIG....


Welcome to the site Kuba. It's always good to see new bikes with different ideas.
My 750 and 800 are completely original. Because of the rarity of the Bigs in Australia I'm not game to change them. I want people to see what a real thumper looks like.
Cheers.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:00 AM   #12467
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Welcome to the site Kuba. It's always good to see new bikes with different ideas.
My 750 and 800 are completely original. Because of the rarity of the Bigs in Australia I'm not game to change them. I want people to see what a real thumper looks like.
Cheers.
This is true... In Poland there are a lot of DR BIGs... lots of lot :) Mostly from Germany
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #12468
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Nice dr 800 `90 on uk e-bay..
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #12469
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Hi, guys!

Haven't checked in here in a while, it's winter here and I've been working on a tube bending machine... it's taken a lot of time, but it's done now. I can pretty much make any kind of crashbars and other stuff that implies the bending of steel.
Anyways, it's now time to invest some more in the Big... I'm going for an underseat exhaust solution, gonna post some pics as soon as I get sumtin' done...
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #12470
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Hello Kuba,

Nice bike you've built.
Any advise about the tank? I'd like to get some smaller also - did it fit right or had to do some modifications? Thanks mate.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #12471
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Hello Kuba,

Nice bike you've built.
Any advise about the tank? I'd like to get some smaller also - did it fit right or had to do some modifications? Thanks mate.
Hello,

I needed to make a modifications to rear part of frame to fit seat to tank. Tank is from Suzuki DR 650 R, fits very well. I modified seat too (mountings).



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Old 02-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #12472
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Hello,

I needed to make a modifications to rear part of frame to fit seat to tank. Tank is from Suzuki DR 650 R, fits very well. I modified seat too (mountings).



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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 AM   #12473
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Hi to all. My name is Dmitry and i from Russia) I spent some time just reading this forum and finally decided to write something. I bought '91 DR800 past autumn.
It's my BIG (as i bought it):




And i want say "specially hello" to kuba_astr and nave, because i too was inspired by nave's DR and now i waiting for TT600 rear fairing, acerbis tank and some other parts

P.S. sorry for my English
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:10 AM   #12474
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Welcome d33t
I am proud to be a source of inspiration
Don't forget to take plenty of pictures for us...
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #12475
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Hi to all. My name is Dmitry and i from Russia) I spent some time just reading this forum and finally decided to write something. I bought '91 DR800 past autumn.
It's my BIG (as i bought it):

Welcome

Please tell us a little of Russia, which part are you from etc and what is it like living there

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:58 AM   #12476
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Thanks guys for the KTM advice a while ago, I'm unfortunately pretty busy now days but will check that all out when am able

Nave please remind me again how much your bike wieghs, and out of interest after stripping a bit off the 750 and putting good tires on it I have entered your world a little, and relized once one has a semi workable offroad package its all about motor, its almost an automatic such is the lugging ability, and Bigs are still cabable of big distances that make other Trail bikes seem punie

We got something a little special here
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:35 AM   #12477
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[..] Will the weight of the new piston be close to standard so the counterbalancers will still function?
Ray, the plain bigbore piston is at 506g, the stock DR750 one at 492, so this is about 2.8%

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #12478
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Interesting, Resi.

I wonder how that amount will translate into the "feel" of the bike. It doesn't seem like much. Please keep us posted on the rebuild.

I know photos are a pain while working on something but they are always fun for the rest of us.

Dmitry,

Welcome please don't hesitate to post. I think there are a few members here from non-English places that don't post because of language or grammar difficulties.......we are very tolerant. Everyone want's to know what the other parts of the planet are like. It is the Adventure Riders forum after all.

.......................

My bike is patiently waiting on the work stand right now.

My silencer finally rusted through in the last section. I tried to weld it closed only to be reminded that iron oxide doesn't weld very well. ......Made a big mess.

Waiting for the GSXR silencer and pipe from Hielke to arrive.

I'll post photos of installation.

At present, I'm thinking about cutting the entire last section of the standard silencer off and taking it to a muffler shop to have some pipe welded back on.....we'll see how this turns out.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #12479
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Welcome Dimitri!
I see more and more people decided to join - good!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #12480
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Thanks guys for the KTM advice a while ago, I'm unfortunately pretty busy now days but will check that all out when am able

Nave please remind me again how much your bike wieghs, and out of interest after stripping a bit off the 750 and putting good tires on it I have entered your world a little, and relized once one has a semi workable offroad package its all about motor, its almost an automatic such is the lugging ability, and Bigs are still cabable of big distances that make other Trail bikes seem punie

We got something a little special here
The last and only time i wiegh my bike was at 2006, Since then he was on some more diet... It wiegh then (with no feul) a bit over 171 k"g. i should wiegh it again...
I would be very happy to lose some more K"g but over all it's a really great bike!

Now- I am happy to introduce you to this guy and his new beutefull project
Funny but his name is also Nave (don't know what going on with Bigs and Naves here in Israel, This is really not a common name here
) so lets call him little Nave
take a good look at this bike, there some parts there i would love to have (hint- the rear aluminum arm, front GS head light and some more...)
Enjuy:





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