DR750 & DR800 owners thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MCmad, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I know from personal experience with DR800 SR43 that 400cc, 500 cc and even 650 cc bike race can is WAY to small for DR800.
    I am running exhaust from Benelli Tornado Tre 1130 cc triple. And that is just about right. 800 is a single, so rules of game change a lot when it comes to exhaust. It must be massive volume to work and silence anything without choking that motor.
    I am running stock airfilter with cut out top, that Benelli silencer, 132.5 jets and fuelling is perfect. And fully agree with 800rider about how it pulls till where. Get rid of that exhaust from DRZ, get some different size jets (+5, +10) and re-setup it all and will work perfectly
  2. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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  3. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Just back from Intermot 2008.
    Did I find competitor for DR800 (in my personal market :)) - no. Totally and completely no.
    I know it may cause disagreement, but...
    Tenere - same weight, less power, better looks and marginally better suspension, but less comfort 2-up.
    KTM690 - where do I start...Enduro is to fragile and needs loads of money to protect it from all, no 2 up riding (worse than sportbike), no really decent long distance luggage and no at all if 2 up, small tank, need lights upgrade. Positive - 45 kg lighter than DR800 and thousand times better suspension. But my key needs missed.
    Sherco 5.1 - total cracker, totally non-long distance
    BMW 800 - for that price I want 20 kg less weight and 50% less fragile exposed components. Suspension - check, engine-check, comfort - not check, actually worse than Tenere, DR and even softie Transalp. Seat needs doing.
    It is not like I did not see those bikes before, I even had test ride on GS800 and saw Tenere in action and rode Sherco in parking lot, but it was first time I can look at every little piece without being rushed. Nice.

    So, I thin I just get myself second DR to convert to solo adventure by cutting off all not needed and lightening it to 170 kg.

    Summary - DR rocks.:clap
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  4. arrowrider

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    Just got back from a ride up into Skippers Canyon and took the camera so here's a picture of My DR Big.
  5. arrowrider

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    And another Pic .
  6. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Arrowrider you lucky bugger, that ones on my must do list, hope there wasn't to much traffic.
  7. arrowrider

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    When your next down this way you'll have to let me know and i'll show you around . I live 2 mins from the start of the Macetown road and about 10 mins from the Skippers road and then to finish it off 35 mins from the Nevis road so its not the best place to live.:lol3
  8. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    Yep there real bikes, I mean how many Singles have over 700cc, there gonads are big as the name suggests and only a choosen few get to own them.
    As I said before my mates CB1300 feels week down low by comparison
  9. ztaj

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    MMMMMM Nevis/ Carrick town. wouldn't mind heading over Coalpit rd then into the Nevis.

    Saw you post and got inspired go and take a photo of my ride. Up Takaka hill,into Canaan downs, then up a side track on Canaan saddle[​IMG][/IMG]
  10. ppe172

    ppe172 Been here awhile

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  11. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    maybe the kiwi DRBIG's could get to gether for a south island trip next year,
    worth a thought.
  12. Jack Rabbit

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    I don't know. From the looks of the stock exhaust photos, a DRZ can with a moddified spark arrestor looks like it has a lot more flow than that tiny little stock unit. I am currently looking at a nice slip on to go on my oversized custom pipe. I am more concerned with the intake side of things now. I have been dreaming of fabbing up a custom airbox with possibly some K&N's or going with an automotive filter of some sort. Going the auto route would most likely make it very easy to access and change with just the seat off or with a bit more homework, maybe only the side panel. Since the weather is getttin colder, I'm going to start tearing into it and see what I can do. As always, I'm very open to suggestions and ideas from all especially if you have already done something like this.

    JR
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    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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  14. bluesman

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    OK, as for intake: I just cur out top of air filter on my SR43 along "step" on metal top. But KN makes filters for DR800. For DR750 you may adopt TwinAir filter.

    I am really really curious about post above where DR owner added velocity stacks to intake. That can be VERY interesting...

    From what I know DR in stock VERY restricted on exhaust. Exhaust I am running is 52 mm internal diameter and it is about right - it has part labirynth and part straight construction.
    I read here that 2 inch header makes a lot of difference on DR in combination with good flowing pipe. Now with my big exhaust pressure on idle is still enough for exhaust gases to move light tools I am hanging on garage wall :) Imagine how much gas comes out on every exhaust stoke :lol3

    I think for 800 140 jets + high flow filter + decent header and can will be appr. equal at least 60 bhp at crank. But nobody here can make for me decent 2 inch header at reasonable, not sky-high price and I myself simply do not have material :(
  15. ztaj

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    Like you Bluesman I would like to see this velocity stack setup, I'm thinking something like that inside the stock airbox with the top removed might suit me.
    Got a muffler coming of a cbr1000, hopefully it'll help a bit, might just have to see about a 2 inch pipe leading to it, standard pipe looks to be about 1.5 inch.
  16. Jack Rabbit

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    I pulled the airbox and the DRZ can off yesterday. I was toying with the idea of making a custom airbox but my go with open filters and a prefilter or open filters and an open box design just to protect the filters and possibly create a bit of a low pressure around them to help knock the dust out of the air. I want to have the ability of ease of access yet still retain a relatively clean environment to extend the filter life when riding in the back of the pack on high speed dirt roads. Can anyone tell me if there is a single filter that will fit the existing intake boot to the carbs or should I get rid of that boot and go with twin filters?

    Also I think I may try the can from an XR650R and see how that performs. It is totally stock and I will open it up as needed to get the power and loudness I want. I'm sure I will have to open up somewhat and I know you can do wonders with them on the 650 just by changing/modifying the tip. Do you guys think this will be a worthwhile venture for the pipe? Or should I just go with a slip on from a big street bike and be done with it? In case it matters, I currently have a 50mm diameter custom headpipe so there will be little to no restrictions there.

    JR
  17. ztaj

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    Could be 2 of them in the top of the south for the Dusty Butt :clap, I know there'll be 1

    I'll probly do a run over the same course if it's being done on Waitangi weekend.
  18. MCmad

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    Hi Again Dino, will add you to page one, one things for sure you wont be able to park your bike anywhere and not be noticed, I was out with some Harley friends ( My harley was in bits ) on my DR a while ago and a passer by was checking out my 800 and didnt even look at the Harleys, I still get a kick when people cant believe its that many CC;s and a Single:eek1

    Blues, Im going to try cutting top out off my air filter and some kind of velocity stack soon as I think there a bit more HP hiding in there yet, Id say Im about 52hp at the wheels now ( stock when new and tight 47HP) so maybe 56HP with filter mods as I think someone:s done jets as it runs stong from cold and it fuel Smokes if revved, Pipes already modded and loud

    DRBig Model Rundown for those who havn't seen before is on front page to view also
    http://www.suzukicycles.org/DR-series/DR750-800S-Big.shtml
  19. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    certainly gets the looks- i might have to get some matching rider gear so i look the part.
    i gotta learn how to throw her around off road before i do any HP mods,
    a lot of weight to hold up(and lift up) when it goes wrong
  20. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Hey Arrowrider,
    Used to ride all those, especially Macetown, used to race up there & back after work...good shit.
    Back when the Royal Oak was in full swing.
    Used to wheelie up Tobins track, & fish down the Arrow/Kawarau junction.
    Can you still ride up to the Battery at Macetown?

    Cheers, Neil.