DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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    I found this in a crappy local shop in a backstreet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She's been the property of a French guy who came to grief and gave her up so no Cambodians have serviced it with a scaffold bar and a hammer. There's a rip in the seat (very easy fix out here) and the sump guard is missing. Otherwise in exceptional condition. I took her down to the coast where she strutted her stuff and I have to say, I'm damn impressed. My normal ride is a BMW X-country I rode here from London... nothing will ever replace that bike in my heart but she's off the road pending a refit so this one is getting pressed into service as a replacement and also for rent to people I can trust not to abuse it. I'm already planning some modifications (but will keep all the standard gear just in case). I would like to get a better exhaust, rejet the carbs and get a decent air filter. I'm planning a new headlight and better screen, engine guards, a better than standard bash plate and some kind of luggage solution. I'm already changing my mind about renting it... loving this bike already. Here are some pics...

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  2. MrPopples

    MrPopples Been here awhile

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    Nice bike :)
    how are the cambodian roads and trails?

    I just installed a "street legal" inox LAZER Pro Duro with an inox HRT exhaust pipe :D
    found the two of it in mint condition for 240 euros.
    the inox exhaust pipe glows reddish in the dark, looks marvelous :)
    the sound is not loud at all, and is a nice regular low bass sound.

    love it :)
  3. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    Hey you blokes love all the pic,s keep em coming :clap.
  4. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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    The roads themselves aren't too bad. Many potholes and mud due to rampant corruption. Traffic is a nightmare, it's what you'd expect if you put angry people with learning difficulties into cars, gave them no education on how to drive them and had no real rules for them to follow.
    Trails are pretty challenging, the red mud and clay is like glue and everything stays wet. There are spots in the mountains which are pretty great and not everything is tough to get to. The DR is not the tool for the trails out here, you need something lighter. It's fine for getting off the highway to admire the view though.
  5. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello,
    reading this 'loving this bike already.': That sounds familiar to me, I think that's the story behind 99,9 % of all Big-riders ... :rofl
    Welcome and kind regards, Bambi
  6. Resi

    Resi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but sometimes more a love-hate relationship... :shog

    LarS
  7. spen

    spen on my arse

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    Treborbig ,you have a PM from me and an Email !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:norton
  8. kyle

    kyle Adventurer

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    i love the look of the 750/early 800..think the restyle though sympathetic lost a little of the BRUTAL look the older models had....
    heres mine

    <a href="http://s1210.beta.photobucket.com/user/kyle180963/media/newseat.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/kyle180963/th_newseat.jpg" border="0" alt="newseat1"></a>
  9. Geo-Nemesis

    Geo-Nemesis Adventurer

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    I think the same, sr41 and sr42 are way better looking than sr43:deal
  10. madafakinges

    madafakinges AWANTURA

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    This is my little BIG :evil
    WP43 front forks, 320mm brembo brakes, back wirth spring from hessler, hashiru exhaust+hessler rejeting... and few things more. All mods i did myself. (thanks nave for inspiration:deal)
    But i have a little problem now. The seat is shorten than ori and i havent enough space for me and my girlfriend and want to change it for xrv or varadero, because I can not afford two motorcycles...:cry. What should i do...
  11. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    Tell her to get her own bike:evil
  12. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Make absolutely certain that she'll be riding with you most of the time.

    Has she ridden before and is comfortable off-road getting cold, wet and muddy. If so, an Africa Twin or Transalp is a good choice.

    Is your relationship solid or just a short-term thing?

    Remember, God gave men two heads BUT only enough blood to use one at a time.:deal
  13. bushybutt

    bushybutt Bushybutt

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    :rofl Absolutely priceless

    Remember, God gave men two heads BUT only enough blood to use one at a time.:deal[/QUOTE]
  14. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    Nice looking bike, usually I hate them with no beak but yours looks good,
    orr about the girl freind, piss her off :lol3.
  15. madafakinges

    madafakinges AWANTURA

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    i wont she kill herself...
    elier she always ride with me so only way is tell her what robmoto says :lol3
  16. spen

    spen on my arse

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    Treborbig can you PM me :D
  17. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    See Ray and Dino, I allways give the best advice, maybe we should have seen some pictures of her first could be a good looker :lol3.
  18. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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  19. madafakinges

    madafakinges AWANTURA

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    i got only foto from back:deal
  20. mait

    mait Been here awhile

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    Now show your girlfriend what you've just posted here and you should be free of her for good :evil. No more worries for seat being too short :D