DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Are HID kits available?

    Reflective tape is a good idea too; I used to have some on the h/guards of my 650GS.

    Btw, what do people reccomend for h/guards?
  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    :wave welcome.

    Here is one of your pics:

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  3. bluesman

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    HID - yes, a plenty. But. Do not use high/low beam 1-bulb kit. It uses solenoid to move bulb back and forth and thus makes low/high beam. Solenoid fails miserably after some 5000 km (vibration) and lamp stops moving sitting permanently at low beam. Happened to me and 2 people with DRs I know. Best way - change to double headligh, one low beam one high beam. It's cheap if you buy from Honkong - there is eBay shop held by some UK woman, their kits good quality, very cheap and suitable for DR (with relay).

    Handguard - you can get very nice guards very cheaply. In this tread you probably can find photos of my bike - it has handguards that are cheap knockoffs from Cycra guards - alumiunium bar and plastic cover. Superstrong. By now they survived everything on my bike and my friends bikes. Price about 18 GBP. Just do search in Google UK "Venom handguards" - quite a lot of online shops sell them.
  4. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Welcome! :) I heard quite a few of DRs in Finland! Beatiful country BTW - I have friend there who thinks of getting DR too :)
  5. Okta

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  6. Okta

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    Btw he is a former member of a metal band called Halor...check out this vid and guess what bikes in it? :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFHSuXKWo4g
  7. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Sorry, forgot to welcome you too!

    Hey, how is situation now in Hungary with greenlaning? It's about 5 years since last time I been in your country (loved it, both city and rural) and back then it seemed to be no problem? I was there not on the bike, for work but had few collagues in Budapest and Hygienett who were bike riders, so they told me...
    I guess joining EU means Hungarian hills and mountains is no-go for offroading nowadays? Your news about national cross cancellation kinda scared me :eek1
  8. Okta

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    I've spent a few days in Oostende and loved it, really. Now I just had a Stella Artois, I like it too.:rofl
    :freaky

    Situation in Hungary?...kinda...interesting(?) Greens hate bikers, bikers hate greens...of course it is not as simple. It's a fact, that lot of idiots can not behave and ride everywhere, bikers and quads. So I accept the reason why greens and other people do not like the off road. Another fact that they can not catch and punish these idiots, so they try to "punish" the others (us). Like deleting enduro races...
    But don't worry, as I wrote the situation is still better here than in Western Europe, I mean on off-road side. And Transylvania is not far from us.:D
    (Anyway, we are going to have more serious - economy - problems here than off-road - I'm afraid -, but this subject does not belong to this forum.)
    Economy systems come and go but DR BIG stays!:clap
  9. Okta

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    Just for...eeh...you know...
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  10. Okta

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    A friend asked me to put a picture of him into this forum (name Ice on our website), probably this is NOT the picture he was thinking about...sorry for that!
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  11. bluesman

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    You know where I live? I live in Hoegaarden, place they make beer since 1425. Stella is NOTHING comparing to what we have here :) If you ever passing by - you welcome to visit! ;) and get some tasting ;)
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  13. Okta

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    Really??? I have to go there!...:freaky

    (Or you have to bring some to here...:beer)
  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Got the DR through California DMV today....sigh of relief.......

    A bit of "head-scratching" on their part due to the Italian 6 digit VIN but they found a way to work it out. They actually seemed helpful.....odd.

    Anyways, plate is on the bike, insurance is paid and I'm off tomorrow for a nice long ride through our green (for the next 6 weeks) hills.

    Ray
  15. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Well done. Looks like our bike are almost identical twins.

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  17. MCmad

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    Phew, Front page updated ,

    Official welcomes to North Rider, Aquatek69 , ray rev and snocross you are now front page news and have joined the Alete 40 odd DRBIG owners here.
    I have also Upgraded links including how to post pictures ( mainly for myself so when I get some time I can figure it out) also put naves amazing pictures link there ( there so cool )

    Remember if any off you guys have something you think should go there just PM me
  18. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    :clap

    MM, where did you source your seat, h/guards, and luggage?
  19. ztaj

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    'course I want to, got my ahem accomodation issues sorted kind of so it's looking more likely :clap

    But keep it quiet aye :wink:
  20. MCmad

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    And me to I wouldnt be riding on that wheel no way http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9213467&postcount=745, but it does bring me to the subject of front wheels why not compromise and go to say a 19" front as Ive been riding a few motards lattly and I recon they may be a bit nervice on those 17", maybe its because im used to the 21" and sure I Know 21s wont have the grip but they seem to give more feed back on the limit (a friend of mine completly lost his DRSM front end on a recent ride, I came apon him pointing in the wrong derection after he;d dumped the bike on the ground with no warning ) so I just wonder if a 19 might be the middle ground, Thoughts ??:ear

    megamoto and ray_rev love your bikes, it sure would be interesting to know how different they handle though along the lines of the above ??

    PS, the XR500 on my signature picture had a 23" front wheel and it handled well on the street,( or at least when the wheel was on the ground anyway) more thoughts ???:ear