DR750 & DR800 owners thread

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

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Am I the only Big owner with stumpy legs? :bluduh
  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I have a 10-year cycle; put on a stone on per year for 5 years, then spend 5 trying to lose it. It's like being King Canut I tell ya :D
  3. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Very nice :thumb
  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I had TKCs on both the S10 and DRZ400. The only poor performance was in mud, and heavy rain. I don't like any of the 'adventure' styled road tires I've used so far - Battlewings and Escapes.

    The best road-only tyre I've had on a trailie was Bridgestone BT45.
  5. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Thank you ppe172 for going to that trouble for me. It's greatly appreciated and I will check the site out. I had expected a few replies to be honest but it seems everyone is busy looking at photo's of each other and thinking of fancy names for a non existant club.
    Cheers mate,
    ausibatla.
  6. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I'm gonna say "nope" the later model 800cc bike front disc won't bolt up to a 88 750. That bike (like mine) should have a 4 bolt pattern for the front disc, the 800cc bikes have 6. I just received a nice package from Stefan Hessler today. New air filter, fork seals, left case gasket and a new front brake disc.

    I'd be helpful if you posted a photo of your bike. That way we'd know to what you are referring....and it would keep us from looking at photos of all of us.
  7. robmoto

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    Still not working Ray,I have clicked on direct link and it turns blue then minimised the page, then I clicked on submit reply clicked on 2 mountains thing ,then as you said up at top of sceen clicked up there and clicked temporary allow still nothing happens,so I click on 2 mountains again then a box comes up and sais enter URL can you tell me where I can find the URL is this in one of those boxes under the photo I originaly clicked on that turns blue, in plain english again can you tell me pretty PLEASE, and what does URL stand for I have played with this another 6 hours and the bin is starting to look good, this computor run windows vista basic if that helps .
    thanks again Rob.:huh
  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Maybe a different explanation (or a different Ray) can help (I'm a Mac guy so watch out...but still it should be mostly the same)

    When you go to "direct link" in photobucket the URL (Uniform Resource Locator....that helped didn't it) gets highlighted. Depending on the application you are running it might or might not actually get copied.

    To insure you "copy" this URL hit CNTRL plus "C" on your keyboard...or take the mouse up to the top to "Edit" and click on "Copy" when that menu pulls down.

    Then go into the post you're writing, click on the yellow mountains a small box will open and ask you to insert the URL - hit CTRL plus "V" to paste the URL (that you copied from photobucket) into the little box.....or go back up to EDIT with the mouse and select PASTE when the menu pulls down this time. You should, in either case, see a lot of information appear in the box.

    A caution here. The little box that opens with the yellow mountain icon alread has "http://" inside it. When you copy the URL from photobuck it will ALSO have the "http" at the beginning. If you just paste it into the box you might end up with two and your message will look like this:

    "http:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/241880/IMG_0151-1.jpg"

    (note that there are two (2) "http" in this)

    If this happens, you won't get an image. All you have to do is delete on of the "http"

    Your message should look something like this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/241880/IMG_0151-1.jpg (without the underlining and there will be [​IMG] at the end. I can't put them in because then you can't see the actual way it looks in the text because it always results in the image below.

    .....and then when you post it you see this:

    [​IMG]

    .....whoops....wrong bike....

    Hopefully this will help. It's not the computer so binning it isn't the answer. We'll get you through it, never fear.
  9. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    Would have helped if I could.
  10. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    Nope, I have too. At least I have enough weight to compress the suspension.
  11. DrBigEd

    DrBigEd Been here awhile

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    OK, back on topic.

    Future upgrades I consider:
    - back wheel replacing the drum brake (seems its gonna be expensive)
    - rear suspension
    - touring screen (is this really worth it?)

    I have already:
    - stainless brake hose
    - handguards
    - zorst
    - indicators (very small but somehow legal)

    Anything else worth thinking about?
  12. robmoto

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    Ladder 106 just red what you said the only thing I need to know when I click on the direct link box under the photo the one that turns blue this is the URL I need is that right and if it is I ca,nt read all of it how do I make it bigger so I can read the full line, sorry for being a bumb ass, I am a carpenter the worlds second best we no what happend to the first one so second spot sounds good , a really big thanks so far, regards Rob.:huh
  13. robmoto

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    Just reading your third line ok will give it a go it may take some time thanks.
  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    The magic of computers.....you don't HAVE to see the whole line to copy it....the computer knows what's there and will copy the entire part it needs.

    Making it blue is called "highlighting"

    The most difficult thing for craftsmen who work with their hands is understanding how sensitive the keyboard and mouse is. If you have a laptop, it's even worse. At first you have to be very slow and deliberate and do each step slowly.

    I've been teaching my firemen how to use a laptop so I understand when you want to just break the thing in half. My guys can break anything, cars, doors, walls, elevators (lifts),roofs, a little plastic box doesn't stand a chance....but you don't want to let it beat you.
  15. robmoto

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    OK, finally but how do i make it smaller do I do this at photobucket thanks.
  17. bluesman

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    Back wheel - not expensive. You need to get second generation 750 rear wheel and swingarm (if you do not want to do anyting). Easily available and cheap on German eBay.
    Touring screen - not if you go 90+ mph

    Worth thinking about
    1. Front brake. Any stock DR800 brake setup is useless, even with braided hose. Or 320 disk with stock caliper, or do it full scale - good 4 piston caliper and larger disk. Of course if you do not have to drive on paved roads or in city it is not that critical.
    2. Alu sump guard (or you have one already? can't remember)
    3. KLX front end
  18. bluesman

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    Come on, check your PMs...Do not try to replace everything until you checked it as per workshop manual (as I said - PM waiting for you since yesterday)

    What's the problem to get new stator? If German eBay shop says in description "will send to Europe" all you need is to write them and ask if they can send to Australia and that you will pay postage no questions asked.
    http://cgi.ebay.de/DR-750-STATOR-DR-800-LICHTMASCHINE-DR-BIG-LIMA-NEU_W0QQitemZ390001537968QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotorrad_Kraftradteile?hash=item390001537968&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1229%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.de/Lichtmaschine-DR-750-DR-800-DR750-1990-2000-NEU_W0QQitemZ390035814899QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotorrad_Kraftradteile?hash=item390035814899&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1229%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.de/SUZUKI-DR-750-DR750-LIMA-Lichtmaschine-alternator_W0QQitemZ150328986495QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotorrad_Kraftradteile?hash=item150328986495&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1229%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.de/SUZUKI-DR-750-DR750-BIG-CDI-Einheit-ecu-computer_W0QQitemZ150323287763QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotorrad_Kraftradteile?hash=item150323287763&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1229%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


  19. DrBigEd

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    Good stuff here. Forgot to mention - have a '88 750 SR41B (I think).

    I got whacked by the wind pretty hard doing 120km/h into the wind. Then again, I'm quite a target - can't miss me. I'll think about the screen, but to be honest had buffeting problems with a previous MRA screen.

    Unfortunately, anything posted to SA will cost an arm and a leg and bits. The bigger, the mucha more you pay... However, I plan to mostly ride offroad although blacktop till I get there. Brakes is on my to do list, but money not here at the moment. I will keep on planning this one.

    KLX frontend - not too common bike around here thus spares will be hard to get - almost as bad as DRBIG parts.

    Sumpguard - I have the plastic one still. A friend with an 800 wanted to make a SS one but after a long trip where a VStrom with a SS bashplate rode with him, he recons the plastic one is better. Said the SS plate was a near write off due to stones kickeup by the frontwheel. his own plastic one had a little scuff mark on it and he clearly remembers several stones hitting it daily. They went on a 2500km trip all gravel road. So, I have a feeling I'll keep the plastic till it eventually drops off...

    If you look at the list these bikes were pretty good ex-factory.
  20. ausibatla

    ausibatla Been here awhile

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    Thank you bluesman. I didn't know about the private message receipt setup until robmoto told me to get my finger out and where to check. So thank you for that reply and if you would still feel disposed to send me the info on testing the CDI I would appreciate it. My email is: ausibatla@tadaust.org.au
    Thanks for the links but they are all the same site I have already visited. I don't have a problem with the stator. I've been led to believe it's the rotor and I found one on German ebay (the same site) with starter clutch attached but it's from a 1994 DR800 and the guy reckons it will fit and work well on my 1988 DR750 but I don't know shit from clay which was why I posted a new thread on the site asking advice about that. It had nothing to do with stators or CDI's. And I am already watching the CDI on the last site you put up just in case that is the problem. So I have been trying.
    But for your private reply about the CDI and the above information I am gratefull and I thank you.
    Cheers,
    ausibatla