DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. MCmad

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    MT21 are what I want to put on My DR as they are sopposed to be one off the best,, It funny I think were all getting woosy cause that XR500 im riding on my aviator allways had full knobbly tires on it and I could give the sports bikes off the day a good thrashing on the tight roads and in the wet I enjoyed it cause I could slide easy in the tight turns, I think were just all spoilt now, Dont think the 21s will be to bad for short distances on road but I think the main Issue is they wear out quicker
  2. bluesman

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    You know what - I think you are exactly right about getting wussy!
    I just remembered WHAT and how I rode when I started riding bikes - my God, I would be scared even sitting on it nowadays! :lol3
    Riding self-built chopper made from old Russian boxer on rock-hard locally made tyres, with drum brakes and stretch forks just everywhere...
    Riding VT250 offroad and on stones size of child head....on street tyres...

    Yeah, I am buyng set of 21s. No more hesitations. Thank you for confidence boost! :thumb
  3. MCmad

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    No Worries, let me know how the work as I have really been thinking that Our Dr:s need this sort off grip off road because the Extra weight the carry verses some off lighter thumpers and with all that grunt they would be able to move some ground then ( big roosts):wink:

    O yeah some pictures of my last Ride

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  7. Molgan

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    That first "baywatch" pic rox! :clap
  8. bluesman

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    Betiful photos, one on the beach is just superb!

    Here is some from me....
    At highest point of road from Otta to Lom, Jotunheimen national park in Norway, this year. Quite cold there I must say...much colder than below that park in valley...
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    On road to Lysebotn halfway...mountains again. I was really worried sheep will eat my speed sensor cable :D
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    One of mini-lakes on montain plateau just before Prekstoelen (Devil's chair) - those trees are no more than 1.5 meter tall. Had to hike there - even trial bike would not make it there and not allowed to.
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    at Lysebotn, on observation point...beatiful road to there, reallly TWISTY and really messed up tarmac
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    my wife imposing deer on road to Lysebotn, in mountains :D about deer that - I never saw one in this tour, she did see one wolf and 3 deer. I was to busy fighting not to fall.


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    Side of the road about 20 km from Lysebotn...stunning area
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    Piece of good (but single-lane) road on way to Lysebotn.
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    and now I think I ran out of space on Photobucket...never used it before....not sure how to upload rest.
  12. pacospain

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    Thanks for let me post here, my name is Paco, coming form spain, whith a short english, ...I would like give u my experience on DR 800, I have 2, same year, same model SR43B, they are alive thanks to my hands and Ebay...LOL!
    One of them ready and used for enduro and trails routes, and other one for go to work and long trips,during last 20 year, sometime alternate one of my others bikes,have some on garden, my wife hate so many "stupid old irons"...:)

    Last route was "El camino del Cid" is an historical way , from a XII Century who was refused by his King, and made nice epic battles over all spain, named "El Cid Campeador" state has creted a website very interesting :
    http://www.caminodelcid.org/
    is interesting...if u come to Spain.
    Follow this lnk for some pictures:
    http://picasaweb.google.es/paco.ingles/CaminoDelCidAlicanteBurgos#

    Here in Spain, i use this forum:
    http://suzukidrbig.mforos.com/


    I had arrive here thanks to google, and i was looking info for what type of front fork and yoke can replace the original , my idea is transform one BIG on a basic SUPERMONO as a project for this winter.

    I hope u can help me.

    Anyway is a pleasure reading you, really wonder site.
    So if someone need further info i will be pleasant to help u.
    Paco
  13. bluesman

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    hey, welcome!
    Great place to live, and beatiful place to ride! :thumb

    You realize after those photos you will inevitably going to have visitors? It is too beatiful, one day I MUST do this route too!:wink:
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    i'm riding on with Dunlop D606 on and offroad. happy to recomend them!
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    Im using a kenda K760 trackmaster on the rear, took a couple of hundred k's to scrub in but it seems to be working o.k. now. Don't know what it'll be like in the wet though. Fronts a Pirelli mt21, gripped well straight out of the box, and it's only been on for 1 day but I felt safe with it on seal and off road.
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    thank you guys! I am going to get myself either D606s or MT21 - depends on what will be cheaper. It seems that D606 and MT21s both kinda similar in way they perform with D606 wearing longer than MT21.
    Since it will be my second set of wheels I do not care too much about wear...
    I am trying to have 3 sets: on road stock wheels with 80-20 road/offroad Anakees (that I have), off-road stock set with MT21 or D606 - just need new rear brake disk for that second set and put tyres on it, and one set of supermoto-type or even cast wheels off SV650 with sticky 17" 130/160 road tyres (like supercorsa or some michelins).

    BTW - last week I was getting tyres for my friend's Varadero and came across Conti Trail Attack. Those tyres are total blast on pavement...Shame I do not need them :rofl
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    it was hard to find a wet and muddy pic of the D606 here in sunny (and dry :cry) Israel but i did...
    you have no idea how much i'm wating for the first rain to come...
    any way- the D606 is a very good comromise between road and off road!
  18. MCmad

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    Welcome Megamoto and pacospain will add you to the list on cover page

    bluesman, cool pics unfortunatly we dont have roads to other country;s here in NZ so I can;t do the lets cruise across the border thing
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    Hi,
    I'm from Istanbul/Turkey and This is mine

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  20. MCmad

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    Welcome will add you to post 1,How do you find the Knobbly tires in comparison to the Dual sports tires on and off road, personal I find the Dual sports give no front end bite offroad in sand but they are excellent on road and I pitty any road burner who wants to take an 800 on in the sub 140kph twisties, Also was there an Earthquake when you landed that Jump, Impressive:clap