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Old 04-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #1471
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the carb side of the choke cable connects to a brass/copper bar . the bar stretches across the front of both carbs.. When the choke is pulled the bar moves right to left.. My cable is not on (broken) I just have not replaced it yet. I put my hand under tank and push the lever across, clutch in and press starter with nose , it starts 1st time . I cannot leave my fingers on the choke bar as the exhaust will burn my hand
This I gotta see. Get someone to film this, please.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #1472
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Is that why you're called Big 'Ed?

It's nice of them to stick 'Helmet' on the front. Ya know, in case we forget..
* Ahem *. My Dad calls me FatEd - he still cycles on his mountain bike. Nut case, but I love him.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:57 PM   #1473
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nave, great shots; you should consider doing a full Ride Report (if you haven't aready). I'm sure a lot of non-Big owners would like to see your bike and your country
you right and i will some day (hope soon...) it's just that it takes me much longer to write in English then Hebrew...
but it's a very good practice
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #1474
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you right and i will some day (hope soon...) it's just that it takes me much longer to write in English then Hebrew...
but it's a very good practice
I'd think you'd do just fine with the photos and a few linking sentences. Your english is good, by the way
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #1475
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you right and i will some day (hope soon...) it's just that it takes me much longer to write in English then Hebrew...
but it's a very good practice
I agree with ray_rev, your English is good. This is my second language too - Afrikaans being my first. I still learn every day.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #1476
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What were the selling figures of the DR BIGs world wide? In what country were the most sold? I wonder...
Dunno, but some runs in Hungary also...most of them were imported from Germany and Italy as used.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #1477
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Dunno, but some runs in Hungary also...most of them were imported from Germany and Italy as used.
http://www.dr-big.com/

Some BIG clubs also on this page. It is popular bike in Brasil, Greece, Czech Rep., Switzerland, Germany (of course), etc.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #1478
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http://www.dr-big.com/

Some BIG clubs also on this page. It is popular bike in Brasil, Greece, Czech Rep., Switzerland, Germany (of course), etc.
Interesting. Loved the gallery and the history pages.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #1479
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Okta,

Thanks very much for the link.

I actually found a photo of my bike with the name of the previous owner.

I'll see if I can hunt him down for some information.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:16 PM   #1480
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Feeling Ill So I Called The DR.

First Ride of the Year!!! Finally. Went just over 100 kms. About 70 gravel and the rest blacktop. Took a few pics on the way and thought I would share. Enjoy!

About 10 min from my house


About 5 min after that


From the top of a small hill


What was waiting at the bottom


Then around one more corner, I just had to find out what was at the end


A ways down that road I found this


Then this.


A little while later. Turns out it was a dead end. Live and learn.


So I took a break.


Tried some artsy fartsy


Decided not to try this


On the way home i had to compare and old tractor with that piece of farm equipment in the background
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:02 PM   #1481
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You guys with your pics are just making me jealous as I cant get my bike out until i clean the carbs out!! I'll be out next weekend and hope to have my own adventure shots.. Keep up those photos as they make me even more keen to get the BIG out.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:06 PM   #1482
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Hey guys, Just wondering who has the most km's clocked on their DR.. Mine is on second time round of clock so 130000.. Thats alot but runs like new bar the carb..
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #1483
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Hey guys, Just wondering who has the most km's clocked on their DR.. Mine is on second time round of clock so 130000.. Thats alot but runs like new bar the carb..
i dont have the original clock any more, i use now the Vapor (the second after i smash the first...) trail tech.
my bike is 1993 model and he have about 250,000K"m now.
i rebuiled the engine when he was still a baby with just 85,000K"m becouse of poor maintenance of the previous owner.
still runs great but i'm thinking that he deserve new oil rings...
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:42 AM   #1484
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Not bad.. I am starting to look at taking my bike across the simpson desert for a run.. That is my goal this year to conquer it with two wheels!I seen a you tube vid where 2 guys did it in a day using 36 litres each.. so with my bike i would need to carry a spare 10 litres to be safe and alot of prep.. Nave you have me inspired with your pics.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:13 AM   #1485
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Hey guys, Just wondering who has the most km's clocked on their DR.. Mine is on second time round of clock so 130000.. Thats alot but runs like new bar the carb..
79800Km original on mine - I've done around 23000 of those in 13 years .... just imagine how many laps of Malta that is ok !!! .
No wonder I'm dizzy !!!!
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