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Old 11-13-2010, 02:17 AM   #8476
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Found this really cool DR while surfing web.
It's for sale in Finland.


http://www.nettimoto.com/suzuki/dr/954302
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:19 AM   #8477
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I had a ktm620 lc4 exactly like that one but not with a BIG motor.. That's a good mix
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:42 AM   #8478
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More pics . Started with the wiring loom


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Old 11-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #8479
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Hi all.. After my ride I noticed there is some oil leaking out of the clutch release arm. There is an oil seal there I'm hoping thats all it is. Is this a hard thing to fix if it is just the seal?

Thanks Shannon
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #8480
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Spen the bikes lookin Great!!
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:58 PM   #8481
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Hi all.. After my ride I noticed there is some oil leaking out of the clutch release arm. There is an oil seal there I'm hoping thats all it is. Is this a hard thing to fix if it is just the seal?

Thanks Shannon
most BIGs i now leak a bit there after hard riding..
i leave it alone but its just the seal and easy to fix
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:39 PM   #8482
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Hi all.. After my ride I noticed there is some oil leaking out of the clutch release arm. There is an oil seal there I'm hoping thats all it is. Is this a hard thing to fix if it is just the seal?

Thanks Shannon
At least you know there's oil in there
I have replaced mine twice now and it still weeps a bit. not a hard job to do. I have learnt to live with it.
I have a question for the group....
How do you guys keep your bikes so clean ? I cleaned mine this morning, after another dusty ride and it still looks crap compared to others on this thread.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:29 PM   #8483
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Ztaj, its called elbow grease, diesel and worn out paint brushes. tooth brush is good allso then slight preasure wash, then pinch a couple of tea towels when the cook aint lookin and dry the thing .
If you don,t dry it they look like pox.
you can wd40 after woods and wipe down as well and spray your spoke nipples as well and this will stop the rims from corroding too.
Now the plexus spray for your plastics and buff and your done.

Shannon my 4 don,t leak and these seals are easy to get at the local shop, remember to line the shaft when assembling and get a new side cover gasket as well and don,t use gasket goo just oil it first.

robmoto screwed with this post 11-13-2010 at 11:35 PM
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:57 AM   #8484
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Compressed air is your friend when trying to clean the bike well.

Blow all the dust and crud off before washing, then wash and blow it dry.

The high pressure air gets all the dirty water out of the crack and crannies (all motorcycles have lots of these).

That being said, it's never a good idea to have your bike completely clean since it alwlays makes one think twice about exploring that dirt track or taking the short way round on a trip.

Some bikes like the Bigs look better a bit "used" unless you have a black model set up like an SM bike that looks like it belongs on the pavement only and there's lots of chrome and Yamaha bits on it
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #8485
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Some bikes like the Bigs look better a bit "used" unless you have a black model set up like an SM bike that looks like it belongs on the pavement only and there's lots of chrome and Yamaha bits on it
Nice

O.K. I'll just clean as normal then. cause it's only going to get grubby on the next ride
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:54 AM   #8486
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So Rob.. Where are the pics of the new purchase?? I'm ordering a screen like the one on your new one from Eagle Screens this week.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:32 AM   #8487
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Rob's out past the reef jumping up and down on his air mattress - trying to send a tsunami to California to smack me




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Old 11-16-2010, 12:17 AM   #8488
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Anyone seen this beast before? Crazy bike... Just thought you all may like
Some people have more time than sense (sure I'm just jealous of this beautiful looking machine )
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:37 AM   #8489
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IMHO to be honest I saw it many times (my french friends have sent it to me when I bought DR) and I find it ugly, excessive without function, overweight and pointless.
None of DR issues affecting it as road bike addressed here except perhaps front forks and brakes. And installing SSS onto pathetic DR swingarm mounts just adding up to it. And DR 55 bhp (at best) motor does not need such brakes and forks actually.

Creator clearly was under influence of Ludovic Lazareth bikes but without his level of design skills.

When it comes to road-going DRs I think nothing is better designed than famous Harris 855 bike (leaving aside proper race mono bikes from UK and France)
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:58 AM   #8490
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Sorry you blokes my internet has been down because one of the box thingy,s on my satelite dish got some water in it and I was fixing it tonight in the dark.
Cleaning your bike has its rewards, all will be revealed soon Raymond .
Shannon eagle screens on there web site I thought only stock screens but may offer different tints if you ask.
Ztaj, If you leave the dirt on it has mild acids in it and thats what takes the shine of the alloy and plated screws and bits, have alook at your spokes I bet they have gone nealy black

PS, tall screens are a shocker if tinted to dark, because you car,nt see in front of you when in the scrub and who wants to stand up all day, not at my age .
I fitted a lazer can second hand one tonight to the new blue bike and now its bloody midnight again no rest for the wicked. .
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