DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    big Ed, and Steve, I got the forks in orange on the lower legs but forgot to get the dam fork oil on the way home bugger bugger bugger.
  2. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    short vid of my big with scorpion Ti flame exhaust.. the cam is not the best so the sound is a little deeper and not that loud in real life, but you´ll get the idea .. hope u like it! :evil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OX5IJwqP2c
  3. Rajni

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    HI Okta,

    Nice to see you here, your bike is bit weird, but it is very unique so well done...:)))

    I like Vesa front fender, but I am afraid to say that in the Hungarian forum, I think they would kill me for it:))

    Go on Mate all the best!

    I haven't write anything for a while, but I am still reading Guys!!!!!
    Nice paintwork Robmoto, I wish I could do the same.....

    Cheers
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  4. HLK

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    Ah, the secret unveiled: Bluesman uses trained sheep for quality control! Thanks for the tips.

    Yesterday: left the *** parking light on for three hours - battery dead. Try bump starting an 800cc single :evil All I did was create tire marks, even in fourth gear. Found a friendly cager with starter cables, blew one of the fuses (I think starter/ignition circuit), replaced it with headlight fuse, stalled the engine, again the cables, turned up the idle, took the long way home to get some charge in. This morning it started, but I'm replacing the battery anyway.
    Also had to adjust the head stock bearings. According to the previous owner it's as good as new...but I guess he didn't re-adjust them properly after installing.

    Did you guys ever manage to bump start the BIG? Maybe with the manual deco?
  5. ztaj

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    Not tooo hard with the manual lever, doesn't work to well with big knobblies and wet seal though :D

    Got one indicator (musta smashed the rest :eek1 ) and a tail light Ausi, I'll stick em in the post this w/end
  6. robmoto

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    Jabroka, she has got a nice bark sounds good to me.
    I really like the paint and colours of your bike and goes well with the stainless exaust a very nice bike indeed.
  7. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Got one indicator (musta smashed the rest :eek1 ) and a tail light Ausi, I'll stick em in the post this w/end[/quote]

    You're one of natures true gentleman, mate. Please let me know what I owe you.
    Cheers.
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  8. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    Bumpty bump its depressing having this thread on the 4th page ! Anyway its slow progress on my 800 trying to mount up a double headlamp setup at present and wire up a cigarette lighter socket and gps.
  9. chris3155

    chris3155 Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    Brendan I'm considering the same myself.what are ya thinking, doing?
    I think I know what I want, I am thinking of 2 round ,one HID white and the other as a led replacement to shine yellow for daytime.With a long led light horizontal under both to look conspicuous to other road users.
    Probably will look fuc&ed up but in me head it looks great. I just havent got the courage to start the stripping yet as time is precious and I know I would have no lights for ages until its done.
    Chris
  10. Brendan J

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    G'day Chris I'm using the same setup as Hessler uses. I finally worked out what lights he uses and what bike they are off. The only problem with the lights are they are designed for people who drive on the wrong side of the road but I think I may be able to over come that problem. I will have to admit they are a PITA to fit as I have had to make up brackets and bend & twist & grind things but I'm slowly getting there. I will post some photos up on here when I get some time.
  11. chris3155

    chris3155 Been here awhile

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    My bike was imported from Germany to Ireland .I might put one of those deflectors on for now.
    I want something that looks like it wasnt thromn together,especially with the bill gone.
    keep us posted good luck with it.
  12. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    Well I have had a bit more of a think about this and wanted to float the idea of a get together in March next year. Now this would give you guys sometime to get your bikes sorted as I know Berg2 has a bit of work to do on his and Rob's 750 is coming along nicely as well one of Ozzie's bikes is a work in progress to boot. So please tell me what you think and if you can think of a place to meet as well would be good. I am open to any suggestions of time and place so don't be scared to voice your thoughts as I won't be offended.

    Now for anyone other Aussie's reading this and you have a DR750/800 and are not a member of this forum please join and make yourselves known your opinion is also appreciated.
  13. robmoto

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    Brendan, Swanhill is nice good caravan park on the Murry about 10 hours from me.
  14. Simon M

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    Hi Brendan, Swan Hill sounds OK for a meet, but I'd have to go via Darwin to make a decent ride out of it as I'm in Perth. I guess we could call it a "BIG" event :rofl .

    Hey Lloyd, what do you reckon? Are you up for it?
  15. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Has anybody got any of the rubber mounted nuts that hold the fairing on to the beak? I really only need one but I reckon by the time I remove the fairing I'll probably need 4. I'm spittin' chips because Suzuki want $3.80 for each screw and $11.35 for each rubber nut. Also is there another type of nut and bolt that will do the same job?

    Simon, I would love to take off and ride across Australia but I don't have the time, the money or the resources.

    Cheers,
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  16. Simon M

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    Come on Lloyd, None of us have those, but I'm planning on going anyway.

    Time - We've all got limited time - We'll be gone before we know it .
    Money - How expensive can it be to ride across AUS?
    Resources - You've go the 800 sitting there, clear out the cob webs. What else do you need? A tent and sleeping bag. That's about it.

    It's a once in a life time opportunity.
  17. Brendan J

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    Ausi if they take a 5mm thread they are quite common on bikes and can be bought aftermarket they are called wellnuts and are used mostly on fairing screens. They also come in a 6mm thread as well but use a lot bigger OD.
  18. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    Like Simon said just do it !!!! I can't afford to go to the Off Centre Rally in August either but what the hell you only live once and you most as well enjoy it. And besides I haven't had a licence for 6 months (gettin it back real soon) and I'm dying for a ride. If one thing I have learnt in near 38yrs of my life is if an opportunity arises grab it by the balls and get everything out of it you can cause that same opportunity may never happen again.

    Sorry if I am sounding like i am pushy as I'm not trying to be.
  19. robmoto

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    Lioyd 1 buck each at the bolt shop and while your there get the stainless screws to suit its only 50klm to Mandurama :D and another 1500 to Swan hill :lol3 .
    He has balls I sent him some for the headstock bearing .
    Sorry mate I could not resist, the devil made me do it .
  20. ztaj

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