Anyone know about the Suzuki DR800?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GSL, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. space08

    space08 Adventurer

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    no reasons ;-)

    i bought my dr800s (sr43b) in 1999. now it has 47500km on the trip-meter. you only have to pay attention on a few things, that's all :-)
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  2. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    That sounds good, pray tell about the small things? :evil

    Til what year did they make these bikes?

    What is the top speed of these?

    and what is a good cruising speed?

    thanks
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  3. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    I always wanted to ride one also. Whats it wiegh though?
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  4. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    Its a lil on the heavy side at 194 KG's ...
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  5. space08

    space08 Adventurer

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    here we go:

    - it's important that the cam chain is allways right adjusted - you should prove this all 6000km's. oil change should be done also all 6000km's. don't use full-synthetic oil because of the clutch. (do the remaining maintenance like it's printed in the guide)
    - if the engine is cold, don't make more than 4000rpm for the first 5km's

    - the latest bikes were build in 1999

    - top speed is about 164 km/h

    - best cruising speed is round about 120 km/h
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  6. Primo

    Primo Lonely Rider

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    I own also one DR Big (96').Only mod is Sebring exhaust.Its a great bike and he won't leave you into trouble even in the deepest shit :D .I'm planning to replace DR with 640 Adv. because Adv is lighter, it's flywheel is smaller and lighter, WAY better suspension ( adjustable ), there is much bigger choice in the aftermarket components and because i want a KTM :evil .Soon i will put some Adventuring pics made this year.I tripped with my friend, who rides XT660R.Believe me, mud was slippery and deep, water was wide and deep.

    With two words - Great bike
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  7. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Is it a wheelie machine?:nod
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  8. chickin

    chickin The Chickin or the egg?

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    194kg, 54hp, wheelie machine?! You do the math. :D :lol3
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  9. Primo

    Primo Lonely Rider

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    Chickin is right, it's not a remarkable wheelie machine but hey, it wasn't made for it anyway :nod .But it can be wheelied and when that front wheel goes up, so does your adrenaline level :D .I think mine have a little problem - it is said, that DR800's weakest spot is the air filter: when it gets dirty, then you can feel serious loss of power :bluduh
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  10. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    I've had mine from new. (1998 SR43B). Used it on and off road, fitted luggage, went to the TT - twice, fitted a Laser Pro-Duro exhaust, took it out to Cyprus for a few years, took the luggage off, Supermoto'd it, fitted a new clutch, progressive springs + K&N and jets, put the luggage back on, brought it home (200Kg airfreight - luggage and half a tank of fuel), scoured Ebay for bits (centre stand - crash bars - big screen - heated grips - handle bar muffs - new rear shock), went back to the TT, commuted 400 miles a weekend for a year (mostly motorways). In all that time it has only let me down once, Cyprus - 45 degrees in the shade - fuel starvation on the motorway. I put it down to the heat.

    Watch the cam adjuster, watch the balance chain, change the oil EVERY 3000 miles and give her a name...................

    Meet Daisy.

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vid=3258


    P.S. try these two for servicing ideas + bits and bobs..........

    http://www.hessler-motorsport.de/site/

    http://www.heise-workstations.de/dr750/DR750-e.html
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  11. Primo

    Primo Lonely Rider

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    So, here's a crappy video of me in the mudhole :D .Yes i know, quality bites, but we tend to forget normal camera at home and forced to shoot with PDA :lol3
    In the next clip there will be "DR in the Air":norton
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdBXte_UKs
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  12. Primo

    Primo Lonely Rider

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  13. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Found this nice one here in Bergen, Norway.
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Whats the power like on that monster? How does the powerband feel? Everything from off idle to about 3000rpm?
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  15. RoadMinge

    RoadMinge Long timer

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    I owned a DR Big, or Doctor Pig as my friends called it, I bought it brand new when I lived in the UK early 1990's. It looked cool in its blue and white scheme but the engine was crude and the suspension sucked, I traded it within 6 months, my KLX650 was a much nicer bike,
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  16. Curly27784

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    Man that is one big bike! A little much for me, but I sure would like to have the front fender on my DR650.
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  17. space08

    space08 Adventurer

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    My DR800S '99

    Corsica
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    France
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    Spain
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    At home
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    Austria
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  18. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    My friend (knowing that I have DR800) sent me that. I am seriously distracted now....
    Chassis - Yamaha YZ, engine - Suzuki DR800. From Greek supermoto
    championship. Isn't that cool?
    [​IMG]

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  19. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Man that is one seriously awesome thumper! :eek1
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  20. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    So what happened to the rear wheel.....pulled all the spokes out before the first turn?
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