DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    Am awake now 7am in NZ man you guys are hard to keep up with, lot gone on while I was asleep will catch up latter, your bed time in 3 hours Ed so when you wake I should have trip planner finished to get to Track day in England, does it take long to ride up Africa:D
  2. Molgan

    Molgan nub

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    And also more up to date then many -09 models. :D
  3. DRMaidenFan

    DRMaidenFan Adventurer

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    Dont forget to make him pick me up in Malta on the way back to UK :evil
  4. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    Ahem, YES!! Months in fact. As you'll know I'm also on Wilddogs. Here's a few links of guys doing the overland trips... Quite amazing.

    This is a really nice guy - know him.
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=22661.0

    Also quite an amazing trip. Not met this guy yet, but will...
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=21558.0

    The previous trips were some time ago early to mid 90's I think. This is a more recent one but solo - not for me thank you.
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=21609.0

    As a teenager from the 80's, I had to do national service (army). Wish I could have gone to these okes...
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=3986.0

    This was a short 4day trip we did last year middle of winter through the Karoo - 1700km. Due to an injury to my leg I pulled up short and did only 3 days 1300km and limped home.
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=21127.0
    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=21114.0

    Njoy!
  5. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    well, since everybody showing off their other rides - here is mine.
    All effort on this one went into suspension and ergos, exhaust was lucky free add-on and it is same cans that were used on BSB firestorms.

    Sorry for offtopic.

    DRMaidenFan - this is one of best looking 750s I ever saw

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  6. MonstaBlokaz

    MonstaBlokaz DR800 User

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    Found some pictures from my last years mud trip.

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  7. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    :evil :evil I must just "forget"...:wink:
  8. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    Wow! Muddy it was...:clap
  9. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Thanks all you blokes for the advice and support. I really appreciate it. For the time being I'm just going to wait and let my auto electrician find the trouble, I've tried everything that's been suggested and nothings happening. I never have been good with electrics. I can't understand what I can't see.

    DRMaidenFan, your bike looks fantastic. I must point out though to all you blokes that like Iron maiden. ROCK & ROLL HAS BEEN GOING DOWN HILL SINCE BUDDY HOLLY DIED!!
    Cheers,
    ausibatla.
  10. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate. I appreciate the offer. See new thread.
    Cheers,
    ausibatla.
  11. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    That's why I mostly listen to Pink Floyd, old Genesis with Gabriel and some Led Zep.:D
  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Yes, they are the R forks, and now they belong to me :1drink . Should be here next week, though it's going to take me a while to get them fitted (not a job I feel confident doing myself really).
  13. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Do you also have the klx front wheel?
  14. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Um, no. Should I? :lol3
  15. MCmad

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    Welcome DRmaidenfan and Congratulations as you are our :kboom 50Th DRBIG OWNER:kboom to join the thread,
    and what an entrance you've made were all drooling over your bike, Im going to stick my neck out and say yours is the best so far,( can I have your address so I can come and steal it.)
    Our at least for political reason I must say a close second to our own Bikes
    I will pick you up on the way through to track day if you let me stand next to it and have my picture taken so I can tell other people its mine:D
  16. bluesman

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    Theoretically it would make it easier with one downer - KLX front disk stock I think not 300 mm as DR stock (need to check) And front brake on both DR and KLX ...arghm...shall I subtly say "not efficient" for conditions of street riding in Europe and UK (e.g. loads of traffic in confined space).
    Ray, I think you can fit DR front wheel to KLX forks. Seriously, I think it will work.
    Can you tell what it front axle diameter on KLX-R forks? Is it 15 or 17 mm by any chance?
    Also - did you get them KLX forks with brake caliper or without?
    I think with this info I can cook "minimum work required" coversion plan for you :)
  17. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    so far I found that stock KLX-R front axle was 15 mm. Same size as DR stock.
    That means that all you need is KLX-R front axle (eBay or just buy off dealer if not supplied with forks) and spacers to set DR stock wheel in centerline between fork legs.
    Spacers are basically 2 pieces of pipe :) so - no probs there.
    Then comes question about brakes.
  18. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    I will check later in the day as I have both and shall let you know.
  19. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    I like this site - so helpful.:D
  20. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    What I'm getting is KLX650R forks, top yoke, fork seals, and custom spacers to fit DR wheel. So it doesn't look like I need a KLX wheel at all :clap .

    Thanks for the input guys :D

    (OK, which brakes do I need? I'm on the slippery slope of £££ here, I can tell..)