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Old 02-22-2009, 12:02 PM   #586
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That's a hot looking bike
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #587
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And still more photos
















Look at the size of the exhaust tip opening....I sure would have liked to hear that enine run!!


The rear axle/swingarm set-up is very nice. It looks like it would make rear wheel changes very easy.

Taken as a whole, I'd say the Suzuki Dakar bikes are MUCH closer to the production machines. Yes there are some extensive airbox and suspension modifications...that would be expected.

Photos of the Honda Africa Twin Dakar bikes show a machine that is very different from the prodution bikes.

I'm happy to have a bike that is this close to the racing models.

Now I just have to wait until Wednesday to actually own the machine.

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:26 PM   #588
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #589
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Quick ride-height question: I've owned an XTZ750, and that had an 860mm/34.5" seat. I only have a 30" inseam (on a good day). The Super Tenere wasn't too much trouble due to the slim seat and narrow tank.

Will I have a problem with the DRBig?

And, if so, are their solutions?
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:40 AM   #590
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In a word - no.
I am shorty (170-172 cm, not sure what it is in feet-inch) with usual build and have no probs with DR as long as rear shock preload set to factory "standard" position.
But even when I had to ride with my wife and wound preload up a lot I was able to ride on my own no probs.
seems it all related to overall width of the bike, and DR is quite slim at rider seat position. If you had no probs wih S10 you will not have any with DR I am sure.
If you tell me which exact model you are getting I can look up in manual standard shock preload setting.

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Old 02-23-2009, 03:37 AM   #591
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Ladder106, i'm also picking a Dr 750 up on Wednesday... 12 hour round trip to get it, just sourced kevlar rear tanks & kevlar main tank (as in Dakar) giving a total of 60 liters!!! Not cheap but wouldn't they be the dogs nuts

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Old 02-23-2009, 04:47 AM   #592
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WOW! Where did you get them from? Pictures please! :)
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:44 AM   #593
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Kevlar Dakar Tanks

Got an email this morning from Stefah Hessler to say that he can do them, i have no pics but maybe he has.... How cool would it be to have a Dr dressed out in black kevlar
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:25 AM   #594
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OK, I see...well, I can promise you one thing - judging by feedback I hear from everyone who used Stefan's stuff - he will do perfect job and you will be happy with results!

Black kevlar...nah, paint it :) Paint it or people will think you are showing off

(Said I looking at mental picture of my scratched scrappy looking DR next to kevlar-covered Dakar supermachine )

do not forget to post photos of build!
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First thing to do is strip everything off & see what i've actually bought!! Snow & ice everywhere here at the moment so the drive to collect it will be an epic..... i hope to have something good by summer time so i'll post pics hopefully as i sort it, i can't resist that kevlar but i'm going to have to work at double speed to afford it!! Looking for a klx 650 now to swap forks
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #596
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Looking for a klx 650 now to swap forks
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good luck with your purchase and project!
The KLX triple clamps have more offset than the stocks, so you will need to increase the rear preload to achieve neutral steering. You will also need to file-off the frame steering lock stoppers and re-weld them. Apart from these, its a straight fit.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:16 AM   #597
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First thing to do is strip everything off & see what i've actually bought!! Snow & ice everywhere here at the moment so the drive to collect it will be an epic..... i hope to have something good by summer time so i'll post pics hopefully as i sort it, i can't resist that kevlar but i'm going to have to work at double speed to afford it!! Looking for a klx 650 now to swap forks
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Re: KLX forks.

You will be suprised how easy to find them on ebay.de and how reasonable is price ;)
120-150 Euro plus postage...just a hint ;)
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:08 AM   #598
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In a word - no.
I am shorty (170-172 cm, not sure what it is in feet-inch) with usual build and have no probs with DR as long as rear shock preload set to factory "standard" position.
But even when I had to ride with my wife and wound preload up a lot I was able to ride on my own no probs.
seems it all related to overall width of the bike, and DR is quite slim at rider seat position. If you had no probs wih S10 you will not have any with DR I am sure.
If you tell me which exact model you are getting I can look up in manual standard shock preload setting.
It's the SR43A. Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:11 AM   #599
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looks very neat, stock to, id go for it is sure worth a 1000
That bike was snapped up. The other one on ebay UK is at 1000 with 8 days left.

My budget is small, so I might get priced out
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there is excellent SR43 on sale there now - just seen it today, it was at something like 730 GBP "reserve not met" - that one looked just the business!
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