DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    800rider, are you going to the King counry ride, ANZac w/end ?

    Here's some more pics. Just 'cause I can

    Birds Clearing, Golden bay,
    Thats the missus on her XT 600

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    Leaving Birds Clearing

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    Anatori river, Golden Bay

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    Sandhills Creek, Golden Bay

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    Aorere Goldfields

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    Aorere Goldfields, My first ever offroad ride,Thats the missus bike. I had a ninja 250 and a learners licence

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    Exploring, West Coast of South Isl

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    Just seen your latest pics Nave, Must be great having so much country to explore, we only have 2 small islands. Europe would be a blast
  2. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    ARRR the grass is always greener or in naves case the desert is always browner on the other side, Funny I never think of my DR as a dirt bike (I have one off those though) But more of a excellent tite roads bike as a fellow fireblade rider noted the other day as I keep climbing over his back wheel in and out off corners he had to cheet and us a bit of his 170 odd Hp to keep me at bay but when we went the wrong way on another ride and ended up on a 20k stretch of metal road a poor ZX12 rider nearly Died while the DR just chuckled a little and pressed on tail waging in most of the turns , that pretty much sums it up for me, O and my DRZ mates winge about how hard the 800 storms out of the corners, you gota have some fun in life A
    I discovered the other day that riding them like a motard seems to work best, foot out at anything up to about 120k corners,:D

    Nite Nite

    PS, ztaj, King Country Ride Hmmm more details please
  3. robmoto

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    I am having a great time watching this site good work everyone will get photos of my bike soon when some one will show me how to do it i have only a laptop and very basic computor skills chears. don,t even no how to get the little yellow faces in here or how to start a new line sorry.
  4. bluesman

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    Here is how you can do it:
    1. Go to for example www.photobucket.com
    2. Register there and using instructions when registered upload your pictures.
    3. Every picture then will have URL (link) for it. Select it and press Ctrl and C. That will copy it to clipboard
    4. Go to ADVridder forum, reply to tread you want to, in new message window you will see above field where you type message an icon that looks like 2 mountains/cones ans sun on yellow sky.
    5. Click that icon, paste (Ctrl and V) URL/link to photo, it will insert photo into message. Submit message. And that's it. Picture will show in your message.
  5. bluesman

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    You right, I am about to emerge on road-riding side of DR big time - got 17" rims as second wheels set :)
    But reason I got DR - I bit tired watching for speedcams on every corner, had to go dual-sport. But it is wrong country. All of my close friends back in Ukraine totally into offroading now too, but they have places to go.

    I need to do what Nave said - start going to far countries for offroading. I still plan to ride Iceland coast to coast on my DR, but must wait to put some money aside.
    I've done by now about 30-40 000 km of "floor it" rideouts in France on small and canyon roads mainly with my VTR and Hornet, some Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland - but I am getting into trouble with police. Everywhere in Western europe it's "tightened up". On higways (leave alone in towns and cities) in tiny Belgium this year 43 cameras were installed. "Walls closing" - latest is France and Germany signed treaty with Belgium to exchange info on speeders, e.g. fine is inevitable no matter where you got "photoshoot". Supermotard is becoming only "pocket/licence harmless" way of enjoying twisties.

    Rant mode off :) back to work :)
  6. nave

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    Birds Clearing, Golden bay,
    Thats the missus on her XT 600

    Leaving Birds Clearing


    Anatori river, Golden Bay

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    Sandhills Creek, Golden Bay


    Just seen your latest pics Nave, Must be great having so much country to explore, we only have 2 small islands. Europe would be a blast[/quote]

    great pix!!! love the one above the most!!!
    and also love 4x4:clap

    "so much country":rofl :rofl :rofl
    but unlike europe we can go offroad almost anywhere!
    many places you can go only on week ends because they are army training zone...

    (the area of "Shadmot Devora" is where i took the pix of Mount Tavor)

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    that's my old man in his old Jeep...
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  7. Letsgo21

    Letsgo21 Been here awhile

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    Haha ,we do live in 'a politically correct country'.........that sucks bigtime!...
    Exactly the reason i bought my DR. The moment i'm getting some money aside, i'll ride eastern europe, but till then it'll be my roadbike to, wich i don't mind offcourse:D
  8. mousitsas

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    Dont forget greece too, its an offroad heaven :D
  9. robmoto

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    Thanks Bluesman for help so far but do nt no how to get photos on to the computor from SD card Iam useless at this stuff and ask my freind when he comes saturday we are going for a days ride on our dr 650 se I have my 800 striped back to bear frame and just painted bottom triple clamp and regreased headstock bearings and pollished chrome frame triple clamp is of a KTM I bought new bar risers,pollished alloy extreme bars, fat grips and alloy bar ends just for this it cost me 280 dollars australian,I have ordered new cam and rockers swing arm front chain guide the bit that raps arround, pluss over all gasket set still waiting from suzuki to see if they can get it for me it has been 6 weeks, I am taking photos as I do things so will keep everyone posted pluss I ordered new oil cooler and oil lines thanks again.
  10. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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  11. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    Nave keep away from that Gasa Strip dr 800 to hard to replace ha ha
  12. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    I'll be interested to see if you can get a gasket set from Suzuki, I didn't have any trouble getting a couple of gaskets for mine.But one day I may need a full set
    Picture Help........
    If you click on "Computer"in the start menu after plugging in your SD card you will see some icons. 1 of these will have SD card in the title. Double click on it and some folders will appear.
    Open these untill you find your pictures.
    Now "minimize" that screen
    Go back to the "Start" menu and open "Pictures"
    In there may be a folder called "Sample pictures".....Ignore it.
    Now right click any where in the white part of the screen and a box will appear, move your cursor down it and select "New" a wee box will apear and at the top will be "Folder", click on that.
    A new folder will appear with the name of it highlighted in blue, just type in the name you want to call that folder i.e BIKE. and press enter.
    Now double click on that folder and it will open.
    If it opens then minimize it.
    Now it starts to get tricky :evil
    Go down to your tool bar at the bottom of the screen and click on the button/icon that says SD card, it's the first one you minimized, It should pop up and fill the screen.
    Now put the cursor over the picture you want to transfer to the computer and right click on it. A box will appear, and in that box will be an option "COPY", click on that.
    Now click on the tool bar button Bike, the folder you made earlier. It should pop up and fill the screen.
    Now Right click anwhere in that screen and a box will appear, in that box will be an option "PASTE"
    Click on that and you should be in business.

    If this doesn't work then :deal
  13. nave

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    :lol3 :D :rofl
  14. MCmad

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    I Know how you feel rob, If you got the time you can learn I just dont have much of that :cry
  15. MCmad

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    So True we have same issues in NZ Ive already lost my liscence for 28days once this year ( in my wifes people mover of all things at 150kph) And I have now set myself a n open road 130kph speed restriction and to be quite Honest the DR suits that quite well but man I have to work hard in the corners to keep up with the guys that go over that ( nearly all of them)
    Yep 100% think the DR:s are becoming real world bikes, if you want to go 200kph everwhere now days youl be heading strait for jail and bankrupsy
  16. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    That sounds like a possibility I know I can do the first day and I see dinnos in
    430ks of mostly metal roads sound like me and the comments about the fast pace , arr shux how will I cope:evil :rofl
  17. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    rob, fill out your profile so we know where you are from etc :thumb
  18. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    i got my bike today and have to say what a piece of trash. i can not believe that a seller would be this dishonest. it is truly trashed,for the price. i would post pics but i am too depressed. 31 days without a beer ,i think the streak will be broken tonight .i need to drown my sorrows



    north rider
  19. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    i need to see the handlebars and front brake set up on A 1988 DR BIG 750 . CAN ANY ONE POST A PIC ,MY FRONT BRAKE LINE IS " UNUSUAL". my decompression lever does not seem to work either.maybe broken cable.

    thanks

    north rider
  20. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Really sorry to hear that NR :cry