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Old 12-01-2011, 04:13 AM   #286
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its great fire road bike
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:16 AM   #287
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i dont know that pretty is the word id use to describe the sp but its certainly unique with its giant tank. i think it looks purposeful. full of 80's style which is not bad to me in this case. ill agree on the e start. ever since i adjusted the valves this things been a bear to start. i need to recheck my work there. be nice to have thats for sure. still starts easy after it warms a bit.

i tried dirt on it awhile back. i quickly determined that it needs geared down a bit before i try it again. it whipped my skinny ass in short order, lol. of course i hadnt ridden two wheels off road for 15 years or so that didnt help either. im all about fire road or oil well road exploring though. more technical stuff and its just too much bike for me to enjoy. id need a kdx200 or something like it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #288
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I'll explain the factory disc guard, it WAS made for those forks, however, the DR's and the RS models had a low fender, and that's why the guards are short. They were issued as standard equipment on my 1990 (and 91) model DR650. This pic isn't my bike, but if you check my link, you can see what mine looks like. I think I removed my fork guards because i wanted the "sportier" 1992 version, which will still attach to these for legs because they made so many mounting points for so many bikes sharing the front end.
As far as color, it's tricky. I order NOS from Anderson Vintage Parts, and Suzuki has multiple whites, reds, blues, so even if you think it might be close, it's usually not, especially if the part was made for another bike from a different year.



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picked up a factory suzuki disk guard for a dr750. when i think of dirtbikes in the 80's they mostly had em and i always liked them. its not exactly made for this bike but it fits pretty good if a little big. red doesnt quite match but its close too. it may just be the age of my plastics vs. this new piece.

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #289
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #290
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If they put an electric starter on that bike I would buy one now. That blue and white is a pretty bike.

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I'll explain the factory disc guard, it WAS made for those forks, however, the DR's and the RS models had a low fender, and that's why the guards are short. They were issued as standard equipment on my 1990 (and 91) model DR650. This pic isn't my bike, but if you check my link, you can see what mine looks like. I think I removed my fork guards because i wanted the "sportier" 1992 version, which will still attach to these for legs because they made so many mounting points for so many bikes sharing the front end.
As far as color, it's tricky. I order NOS from Anderson Vintage Parts, and Suzuki has multiple whites, reds, blues, so even if you think it might be close, it's usually not, especially if the part was made for another bike from a different year.

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:21 PM   #291
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yeah i like the 90-91's. the graphics started getting funky and over the top after that. my friend has a 90 dr350 that looks like new and its sharp looking bike.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:53 AM   #292
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Just scored a set of 03 YZ250f forks to put on the SP for $40!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:08 AM   #293
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Sweeet deal. Usd is the way
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:02 AM   #294
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:02 AM   #295
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #296
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cant wait to see some more of what you do for your sp. seems that with no aftermarket most i see are mostly stock. itll be cool to see something different done to the sp.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:03 AM   #297
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Up on the lift.

So, the ol' SP goes on the lift today to start taking it apart. Service manual should be in my hands in a couple days.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:17 AM   #298
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #299
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i found a picture of an sp600/dr600 dakar rally bike

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #300
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Looks like Chuck rides an SP in Delta Force..

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