DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I would love to do that!

    My problem is that my son lives in the south of France (he's 10), and I use at least 30 days leave each year to maintain contact with him. This usually leaves me with just a few 3 or 4 day weekends a year for biking trips.

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  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Richard Alcand, the former keeper of my DR, died yesterday after a battle with leaukemia. He didn't post in this thread but he was lurking and watching us all chatter about how much we loves these bikes. Richard had my DR since 2003, rescuing it from a breakers yard, and did all the rebuild and refurb work himself.

    I just found out as I opened an email from his wife Sally:

    He was really glad that you bought his bike from him and he thought you were a great guy and was even more pleased that you were keeping him informed of your progress with the bike and how much you were working on it and how pleased you were with the work he did on it. All of this really meant a lot to him in his last few weeks.

    :cry :cry

    RIP Richard, thank you so much.

  3. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    RIP
  4. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    That sucks! Sorry to hear. At least Richard was happy the DR found a good home. You now have a huge responsibility.

    Will be watching you...:wink:
  5. Chanterman

    Chanterman Been here awhile

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    sorry to hear of that ray
  6. DRMaidenFan

    DRMaidenFan Adventurer

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    Sorry about that Ray. I read the ebay link you posted before you had actually bought it. He certainly liked his DR. As Ed says...big responsibilty now mate !
  7. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    RIP
  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Yes, that's the way I'm looking at it.

    Although I didn't know Richard well, he seemed like a very trustworthy guy and was obviously passionate about the DRBig. Because of his treatment, he'd just got too weak to ride. When I met him he'd had a bone marrow transplant and was hoping to be fighting fit within 12 months.

    I'm very grateful to him. Like Richard, I wouldn't dream of selling anyone a bad bike, I'm a big believer in karma. I hope I'll do him (and his pride & joy DR) justice, and I certainly don't plan on selling the bike anytime soon.

    I hope it wasn't inappropriate to post about his passing in this thread. It just hit me quickly as I had also attended a funeral for a friend last Thursday.

    Seize the day, guys.
  9. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    Just got up for a mo in the we hours 4am
    Im glad to see you have your priorities right with your son
    Sorry to hear about Richard,
    My priorities have always been Family, God and friends ( though I do like bikes a Lots) got to keep what matters most No 1 in your life, Good on you and condolences to Richards family
    Mark
  10. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    +1 800. Now go back to bed!

    Personally, much as I love and have loved all 5 my bikes, at the end of the day its metal, plastic and rubber. That's it! No more. I look after it but it's a tool. I'm sounding dismissive, I know, but I'm not.

    I treasure my family and friends. You should have seen my birthday 2 weeks ago - I had from bikers to a reverent! The reverent's commented me on my friends and family - a plum for the cap I guess...

    BTW, where's our Ladder friend. And that handy Canadian?

    Let me go watch us whip Oz in the cricket...
  11. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    You're all probably well and truly pissed off with me by now. But as a wise old man (me) once said, "If you don't ask, you won't know."
    Can a CDI unit be checked or do you just try another one. And, is there a unit from another bike that would suit 'cause trying to get another one is like trying to buy hens teeth.
    Cheers,
    ausibatla.
  12. shannonr73

    shannonr73 DR BIG Rider 73

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    Hey guys... Just took my DR750 out for a ride and when i go through the gears it feels like it is not getting fuel through fast enough as it almost stalls as revs go up?? Maybe carb fowling.. Having them done next week. Cheers:evil
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Fuel pump
  14. shannonr73

    shannonr73 DR BIG Rider 73

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    that sounds expensive..:cry
  15. shannonr73

    shannonr73 DR BIG Rider 73

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    I just looked at the fuel filter and it is clogged up so I am going to get a new one.. Hope its just that as it is filthy as it had been stored for a while before i got it:evil
  16. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    most likely be some crap in the bottom of the tank aswell.
    i would look at flushing tank and lines aswell as fuel pump and carb, even put new seals/orings in carb, atleast youll know she'll be sweet for a few years to come.
  17. shannonr73

    shannonr73 DR BIG Rider 73

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    Just flushed tank and the first lot that came out was dirty.. So thanks for the heads up and will do that..
  18. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    Not at all. Every time someone asks a question, I learn something new.
  19. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Dude,

    that's so old now.. and we're sick of it.. you post it again, it's bye bye :ban

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  20. Molgan

    Molgan nub

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    Guess you posted "The Forbidden Clip". Seems to be a touchy subject, should be a big warning sign somewhere. =) Don't worry, you wont be banned.