Calling all BIG's this is the Doc

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Doctor, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Doctor

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    There is a Dr650 thread so now there is a BIG one :rofl
    To all Ozi BIG owners this is the chance to strut ya stuff, show us ya big's , there has to be more than Robbie and myself :deal
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  2. Phil_Fong

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    This thread is useless without pictures


    just sayin


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  3. robmoto

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  4. troy safari carpente

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    Epitaph on Fongy's headstone: :deal

    "This thread is useless without picture's...

    ...the last words uttered by "the Fong"
    before being inundated by an avalanche
    of DR BIG photo's from the PICTURES OF
    BIKES thread... Here he lies, may he R.I.P." :devildog
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  5. Doctor

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    sorry Troy ishall leave this for all to enjoy, hopefully it will fly :deal
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    Nothing wrong with a DR BIG thread mate (evryone else has got one I mean),
    It was just in anticipation if a mass migration of photo's from the PIC's OF BIKE thread is all,
    there are lot's of great shot's I have spotted in there of late.

    Great that these bike (much underrated at their prime/time) are now being re-discovered. :clap
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  8. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    all the others ?

    ya nong
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    This might be slightly OT (and showing my ignorance), but why aren't there more 'overpowered' dirt bikes?

    Like it seems like if Suzuki made a modern day "DR" 750 that had a detuned GSXR750 motor in it or something (sort of like the R1/FZ1 thing), it would sell like hot cakes...
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  10. Doctor

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    back when there was not a KTM is sight :evil hehe

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    this one is a tad recent :huh

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    you may confirm Troy that once the Big's were top of the tree :deal those were the days :freaky
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    just remake the BIG's :nod
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    I've been called worse :lol3 and by you IIRC...? :rofl

    You da' #1 nong fong... am I wrong? Do you not have a bong song as to your bona-fides as one of the long gone Nong throng? :D

    it even say's so in your title! :lol3


    (written in Suzuki yellow for correctness and to keep doc on side :D)
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    I want mine back.

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    There was one for sale on the side of the road at Muswellbrook a few months ago for $1500 white and orange model 750, should have bought it
    Cheers Fogo...
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    Hey bro have you lost a fong, nah just found one. :lol3.
    And still not a KTM in site I ride alone.:D.
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    Gaston Rahier... the "greatest" little man to ever throw a leg over a DAKAR bike. :devildog

    He won his three World 125cc MX Championships (1975,76,77) with Suzuki (he was my idol:clap)
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    He went on to win two Dakar's back to back in 1985/85 with BMW

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    Then returned to the Suzuki fold in 1987 (or 1988?... not sure) where he developed the DR BIG
    Dakar bikes together with SUZUKI and support of his previous sponsors Marlboro;

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    He never repeated the success found in 1984 and 1985, but his team did put the BIG Suzuki singles up amongst
    the multi cyl. fractory bikes from Honda NXR750, Yamaha YZE750 and Cagiva Elefant 900 for a few years.

    The last rally examples of the SUZUKI BIG on Dakar were from 1990/91 (I think?) and by this time they
    were running in the factory yellow/blue of Suzuki's motocross team colours at the time...
    Gaston was a short arse... wasn't he? :lol3 :deal

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    In a lot of ways the DR BIG (to me) is linked to Rahier... though his iconic wins came on board the Munchen maffia's machinery :lol3, I remember the Suzuki efforts, they were great machines!

    Gaston Rahier passed away in 2005 after an extended illness. :devildog
    Little in stature, but a "great" man and a true champion in all respects.

    I know I will always remember him for this quote; directed to Steve Chapman on the penultimate mornings pre-dawn start of the 1985 WYNN's Safari; Chapmans Honda XR headlight was non functional and he had no way of commencing the stage in darkness... Rahier (aboard the factory BMW) the two only seperated by minutes in a battle for the lead of the rally;

    "You ride with me, follow my light until the sunrise... THEN, when the sun come up - we race..."

    As the record books show, Chapman went on to win the 1985 Safari by a slim margin over Rahier... but it is that gesture of sportsmanship and fairplay that defines Gaston Rahier in my eyes...
    a champion a 1000 times over, and a fitting standard bearer for the Suzuki BIG. :clap
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    you will be shot at dawn for missing that :cry
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    Good onya DOC.


    I used to walk past the DR BIGS @ the suzuki dealership in Broken Hill and ogle them as a kid, they just used to look @ me and say yes you can sit on it!:rofl:rofl
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