DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. Hyena986

    Hyena986 Adventurer

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    So I started my bike for the first time since the accident.... 3 months have passed by it fired up on the second try without choke. Made me very happy :D
  2. obrut

    obrut Adventurer

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    has anyone got the dimensions for home making the special tool 09917-23711 ?

    or even a cheap supplier because i'm buggered if i'm going to pay what suzuki want ! £124 :eek1
  3. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    What function does this tool have? There are quite a few work-arounds out there.
  4. obrut

    obrut Adventurer

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    sorted..just made one out of scrap :clap
    find some scrap with an old socket
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    glue it together
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    add some "wings" spaced for the stupid nut
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    plenty of tape to protect the crank taper
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    admire the piss poor rocket you've just made
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    and using a rattle gun whip it off
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    ws a bugger to make sure it all fit right as the tube was galvanised scaffold pipe which produced splatter like crazy when welding...took a few touches of the file to remove errant blobs so as to get a good fit.

    1hrs worth of buggering in but saved me £125 or so :clap
  5. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello obrut,
    I still have to admit, that I don't understand your tool in complete. I presume, these 'wings' are a bit longer than that tube, so that they fit into the grooves of the 'nut'. This is the only way that would make sense to me. It's not really to be seen in your pics as you didn't take one of the bottom of your 'rocket'. The one you entitled 'admire the piss poor rocket you've just made' just isn't clear enough. But it's a good job because it works as we can see by the result. So this applause goes to you: :clap
    Kind regards from Germany, Bambi
  6. MrPopples

    MrPopples Been here awhile

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    we can clearly (:freaky) see that the wings are longer than the tube and fits the "notches" in the crank.

    it looks awful, but it does the job.
    good work :)

    I wish I had the hardware/skills to weld! :)
  7. Hyena986

    Hyena986 Adventurer

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    So I fixed my BIG :D

    I bought this for 500 Euro
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    And I ended up with this :D
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    And the sad reminder
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  8. Slim-Line Tonic

    Slim-Line Tonic Watch time fly...

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    Good deal!

    you have to love the Dr Big, its so easy to find on the cheap:D

  9. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    I dare you to use that muffler Mr Hyena ..... double dare !! :D

    While I'm here.....
    I was sifting through some crap I have in the lock up and found this

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    It's a standard size, no gudgeon or clips though.
    Any body want it ? I'll even ship world wide :deal
  10. Hyena986

    Hyena986 Adventurer

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    it doesn't sound so bad but it has lots of rust holes and the exhaust goes every where except the muffler tip:lol3
  11. stefan rb

    stefan rb Been here awhile

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    or ask me :-) i do this job often! in my mind too much cables on a enduro bike, hihihi

    and it is not so diffcult. all open cables from cdi should get +12v or ground. and it run very well
  12. Radeki

    Radeki Lazy Man

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  13. guzzirelic

    guzzirelic Been here awhile

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    This is good information. Thanks very much for posting Radeki.

    As I've previously mentioned, my 1989 SR41B is mechanically very good but cosmetically quite poor. I'd like to fix this over time but I find my search for parts very frustrating! Currently there are several items on E-Bay in Germany that I could use but the sellers will not ship to Canada.
    I'd like to purchase an air box assembly, (mine was missing and replaced with a k & n). Two currently for sale but not available to me. As well, a red beak in good condition is listed but alas; will not ship to Canada.
    I also need the left side cover, (red), left side of the rear parcel rack and both fuel tank trim pieces.
    If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to have any help finding these items at reasonable cost.

    thanks,

    Relic
  14. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    If you really can't find anything local, PM me.
  15. MrPopples

    MrPopples Been here awhile

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    If you get too depressed and can't find anything in canada, maybe I can reship it to you :)
  16. guzzirelic

    guzzirelic Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much for the offer. Maybe we can work something out.
    The problem in Canada is that Suzuki only imported the DR BIG here for 1988, 89 and 90. And total sales were only about 30 bikes. So there are no used parts here at all.

    thanks,

    Relic :cry Sorry, I didn't mean to sound so sad. I'm not really too depressed yet...:D
  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  18. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    G'day all.

    Just bought a NOS Lazer Produro can at a bargain price.
    ( I know, the badge is upside down, but I live downunder so really it's the right way up :D )

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    I'm now after the pipe (#6) that connects the can to the SR43A header pipe.

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    Clamps & stainless header pipe to suit would be good too.

    PM me if you have any of these parts to sell.

    Glenn.
  19. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    My 1991 DR800 has to go. It sits in the workshop with my other bikes and gets started once a week to keep it lubricated and free. The 8700 km's on the clock are genuine. It comes with the personal plates and a spare set of completely rebuilt carbies plus a few other spares. It has new sprockets, chain and tyres. It is as new as the day it left the factory, complete with the original dual exhaust. Also have two brand new chrome Honda mufflers if anybody wants to convert it to a single system.
    I want $6000 for it. If you are interested P.M. me. I am in Waroona, West Australia.


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    Cheers.
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  20. shanekfalcon

    shanekfalcon Been here awhile

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    Hi Glenn,

    A good custom muffler shop would be able to make up an appropriate connection.