Anyone know about the Suzuki DR800?

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

  1. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I guess stolen for souvenirs by fans :rofl
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  2. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Wow that IS cool.

    And I see fanny packs are still big over there in Greece:D
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  3. Agitator

    Agitator Professional Ashole

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    Gawd! I'd tap that!

    That's a big ass thumper. I'd love to give it a ride and see what it's like. I bet it's got some pretty good low-end.

    Thanks for posting:evil
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  4. Truckin_Thumper

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    I wouldn't ride it!
    front wheel drive, no brakes....well not installed correctly.

    I cant do stoppies too well. So I would crash it within the first 2 feet. :lol3
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  5. racer 07

    racer 07 Lock & Load

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    Really like the dual exhaust!:ear
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  6. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Anyone familiar with these? Might be a bit tall for me, but interesting:

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  7. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Always wanted one!!!!Suzuki's thumper answer to the African Twin.
    I wish they brought them to the USA.
    A diehard big bore DR with a huge gas tank and comfy seat.
    Wish i new more,if its the right price i'd jump on it!The only single i'd want more would be this.

    Attached Files:

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  8. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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    Ditto that....If the bike checked out I'd get it.

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  9. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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  10. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Thanks for that link! :thumb
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  11. starsvw

    starsvw dreaming the dream.....

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  12. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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  13. bluesman

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    I got one. Anything you need to know - will be glad to help.
    I have all manuals and collected as much as possible information from owners and mechanics.
    I love that bike and I think it is best in it's own from what I can find on market.
    It is not as fast as Africa or Supertenere (I think), but it will do 100 mph no probs, on newer 800 model tank is enoguh for 400-420 km, it is suprisingly agile on paved roads and IMO more off-road oriented than Africa or Superten.
    In stock it got lot of extra weight that VERY easy to shave off. Just change of exhaust and few bits in the rear part of bike sheds off 20 kg right away.
    It is taller and with more suspension travel than AT and ST and all it needs is normal front brake caliper instead of that joke of brakes stock. Disk is good, it is only caliper.
    It is VERY similar to DR650 when you take plastics off and everything on bike is inside strong thick tubular frame, so there is virtually no way to break anything on bike in fall if you just install crashbars. And it is ultra cheap to run and tune.
    Here is some gallery of mine in process of some build-up.
    So far (almost complete) I did ( apart from total stripping to the frame and repainting frame and swingarm)
    Front brake caliper from Gilera Nordwest (Grimeca caliper) with self-made adaptor
    A bit of engine fiddle (main jets, airfilter)
    Crashbars (self made from bits of cheap 5Stars bars)
    WRP handlebar with proper handguards
    Second variant of exhaust to let it breathe and save weight - full titanium Arrow end can from Benelli Tornad Tre - got it for 40 bucks off eBay with few stratches :) Saved about 8-9 kg weight
    Trailtech Vapor instead of original dash - saved some weight
    HID headlight - added some weight :)
    Rear panniers frame - got cheap 5Stars from eBay, re-welded it myself. Protects rear part of bike in falls as well.
    Suspension works just fine, so no change there. 68000 km on the clock, nothing touched in engine except usual maintenance and good oil.
    Here is whole history
    http://www.suzukicycles.org/All-Suzuki/all_suzuki_models.html
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  14. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    BTW - if you want one DO NOT buy 750. Get post-92 800.
    750s come with same engine grenade as older 650s. Starter gear on kick-back from engine....
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  15. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Man I used to want one of those so freakin bad. In fact if I found one for the right price I would seriously think about getting it as a project bike
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  16. Nanin

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    Hi to all

    Look what I must to leave in Spain when I move at the end of the year to Oz,
    has to be too expensive to ship the motorbike there,I'm gonna miss her badly, it's a beast


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    Adios
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  17. bluesman

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    oops - I just ralised in my post I put "here is gallery" and did not put any links in.
    Here we go. I am on last stage of assembly now. Couple more week's evenings and it will go back onto road. Nothing was wrong, I just wanted to make it 100% "mine", way I like it. And improve of course. BTW, with proper 2 inch header (stil want one) and correct jetting it does pull out 60 bhp and more torque. But even with just proper pipe it already past stock 54 bhp.
    Next will be non-CV carbs...pair of nice flatslides 38 mm is a bit steep for bike I bought for 900 Euros :)

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    benelli can - disassembled out of pure curiosity :) Titanium everywhere
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    new can on....do not comment on the link pipe welding - try yourself to weld 1 mm wall pipes using stick welder... :( Looks better now painted...

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    new dashboard mount getting shape
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    done...almost

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    better bar, handguards etc.

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    now it looks better - HID is in place already, rest is practically assembled, but I have not made any new photos yet.
    Now you saw it naked :shog
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  18. Tantrum

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    Sure but, what happened to your thread? It's renamed, started in 03' and grew 72 posts in aprox 27hrs. :scratch
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  19. ag1s

    ag1s nihilist

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    Bluesman, I have a dr750 and thinking to fit a 800 engine.
    Could you elaborate which exactly carbs are these 38 's?
    Also you might be interesred to know that the USD forks from a KLX650 fit like a glove.

    ag1s
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  20. bluesman

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    Sorry - tread got moved so far back for some reason I did not see your reply...

    The carbs I am talking about is Mikuni TM36 (sorry - not 38, my mistake) flatslides with accelerator pump.

    The model exactly is TM36-B76, but in fact any 2 mikunis TM36 with accelerator pump will do - you can pair them yourself.

    Interesting news about USD KLX forks....you mean they go on together with tripple tree? If this is the case I have to have long think about it! :)


    Oops, sorry - forgot....

    Actually, any flatslides Keihin or Mikuni (including HSR mikunis if they ever come in 36) with acc. pump will do, but what I know for sure that TM36 have very much suitable size to fit right on DR800. Unfortunately I only managed to have them in hands to look at for 10 minutes, not to buy (price too steep for me). The TM36s look exactly like TM33s, here is manual
    http://www.mikuni.com/pdf/tm33.pdf

    Anyway, your fuel consumption will be worse with those carbs but "ooomph" will be better.
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