DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    OH MY GOD!!!! Like? Like? I am going to dream about getting there now!!!

    You are so so lucky to be able to reach such incredibly beatiful places without having to ship your bike overseas.....


    Congratulations with DR BTW :)
  2. ppe172

    ppe172 Been here awhile

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    Ladder106,

    I am in Canada and I can get parts through my local Suzuki dealer. I usually give them the part number which I get from the cmsnl site that Bluesman posted. This is the page for the '88 DR750:

    http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-dr750-1988-sj_model13269/partslist/

    You could try that at your dealer as well. It may be though that since they didn't sell them in the U.S. that they can't/won't order the parts. I have had to order from England when Suzuki Canada couldn't get something (only valves so far). I have noticed that parts generally seem to be cheaper when ordered from Canada than the prices posted on cmsnl (taking the Euro conversion into account).

    Ed
  3. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Hi ppe172.. do you know if your dealer has a website? i buy parts for my gixxer and other bikes on USA all the time (the company i work for has an office in miami that recieve my stuff and foward them to me) ´couse they are way cheaper than here un Buenos Aires, but there are almost no parts for DR800 in USA.. maybe the canadian dealer you talk about can send parts to USA, it must be way cheaper that importing them from Europe..
  4. ppe172

    ppe172 Been here awhile

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    Jabroka,

    This is the dealer I use:

    http://www.wheelsport.on.ca/

    I don't know if they can get DR800 parts as only the 750 was sold in Canada but you can ask them.
  5. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    oh.. i didnt know that.. i´ll ask anyway.. now i´m only looking for a K&N air filter, i asked on several K&N dealers in USA and they didnt have any and couldnt get either..
  6. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Hey Jabroka,

    Did you get to see any of this years Dakar? Thought you might since your in Buenos Aires.
  7. jabroka

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    yesss.. it was amazing.. there is so many people, money, effort involved in that race..its incredible..

    i saw the start at the Obelisco and we went to Cordoba (about 800km from Bs.As) to see the last stage..

    the ability of top riders is unveliebable.. always to the limit of crashing.. when they appear on a corner you think "he wont make it, he wont turn at that speed, ist impossible :eek1"

    and in some way they do it..

    also there is a lot of people just trying to finish.. going much slower.. waving at the crowd.. just enjoying the ride

    i met really nice people.. i helped a racer that had an oil leakage (gave him a litre of motul 5100 ) and helped a few tu jump start their bikes after a fall.. it was very exciting to be there, help the racers, met people from all over the world.. one of my best experiences so far..

    hope they race here again next year..
  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Was it a Yamaha rider? I remember reading that one of the Yamaha guys had an oil leak and had to beg oil from the people on the course. He finished the stage with almost no oil left in the engine.

    Did you have extra oil because you were riding your DR Big? It seems from my reading that carrying some oil on longer trips is a wise thing to do.

    It's nice to be part of helping somone finish like that. That race seem to always be full of stories that involve spectator participation. That's one of the things that make it so interesting, stories with stories.
  9. jabroka

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    no i didnt have my Dr yet.. i borrowed a DR 650 RS , from a friend and there was a bottle of oil in the trunk.. he was a yamaha rider from norway if i remember correctly. . but i dont know if it was the same guy you read about.. the motor had a decent crack on one of the covers and it was leaking oil like crazy.i doubt he finished that stage..
  10. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    does anyone know the keyster carb rebuild kit part number for a 1993 dr800? i´ve been searching online and some say k-583 and some k-584.. anyone knows for sure?

    thanks..
  11. WHS

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    Hi guys

    Just got back from my local Suzuki dealership where my beloved DR is having some work done. They showed me the inside of my carbs. They are absolutely shot. Basically every part that can wear is completely worn out.
    I suppose that's about right fro 76000 kilometers and 19 years of hard work.

    They are completely stumped as to what to do as suzuki no longer stocks the bits & they have no idea what other carbs to use.

    Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received

    regards
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    sunny South Africa
  12. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  13. Dino3310

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    our site guru Bluesman might be able to tell you what model number mikuni to use.
    my 88 750 is 2x mikuni bst33ss
  14. bluesman

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    Well, I am not that much of guru, but...

    Aprillia Pegaso (first one, with Rotax motor)
    Beemer F650 (first one, with Rotax too)
    Suzuki GS500 (pre-2001)
    Same carbs.

    eBay is your friend :) I assume we talking DR800 or is it DR750?
  15. bluesman

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    Yeah, one more thing. Suzuki DOES stock parts. I buy my parts in nearest local Suzuki shop no probs.
    Alternative - www.cmsnl.com. But comparing to GS500 (pre-2001) carbs it is expensive.
  16. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    :eek1 WHAT DR-big in the u.s. ? wow you r so lucky man , if u change your mind or back-off on buying it please pm me , i had one in southern France in 1990 it was an 89-750Big blue&white , it's sad they didn't sell them in the u.s. ...Good luck with it , you'll love this machine ...
  17. bluesman

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    Colleagues, whoever was interested in brake upgrade (Re: Gilera 4-pot caliper on my DR800). I am in process installing WP Extreme forks and just bought/ordered Braking 4-pot caliper that is more suitable for WP forks because of WP specific location of caliper mount. E.g. with some luck I will be selling my current brake setup soon. 4 pot caliper and adaptor for DR800. And MAY BE forks (43 mm) too. So - do not rush for Grimeca caliper just yet. If I get my Braking caliper next week I will be selling relatively cheap my setup -at least caliper + bracket, which is totally self-hand-made from 6082 T6 alluminium alloy. I can guarantee you - it is miles better that stock "chewing gum" DR750/DR800 calipers.
  18. WHS

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    Hey bluesman - I'm in SOUTH AFRICA - suzuki here would not be willing to source parts for my bike even if it was a new model because its a grey import - they really don't like that sort if thing.

    Anyways, I thought GS500 carbs would do the trick , I just have to find a set.

    thanks
  19. bluesman

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    I know, I meant suzuki dealers in Europe have parts for DR. E.g. you can contact Suzuki dealer in Belgium and they will have no problem sending parts to you. Of course it would not be that cheap, but if you do "collect" till you can place bulk order - it might be worth trying.
    I know about customs etc. thou I am not sure what is import duty for bike parts if any for SA, but I remember VAT is 14%? Anyway, I think you right and GS carbs will be easier and cheaper to find.
  20. ztaj

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    Just a thought, but have you tried a BMW dealer, if the carbs are the same as the early F650 carbs (mikuni bst33) then surely a BMW dealer could get the parts.
    Or try a specialist carb place.