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Old 02-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #601
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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!
This one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-DR800-S...1%7C240%3A1318

It's giving me sleepless nights
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:14 PM   #602
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If you don't buy that you'll regret it!! it's a cracking find, what good condition.....
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #603
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Omg! Thats about the same price i bought mine, but mine has 47000k
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #604
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Stock settings for shock absorber preload as promised (spring lenght):

Standard 244
softer 252
stiffer 235

Yes, that one - one of best DRs I saw on sale in UK to be honest.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #605
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Omg! Thats about the same price i bought mine, but mine has 47000k
My DRZ is now on ebay, set to end a day before the 800.

Let's see if the gods smile on me
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:32 PM   #606
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My DRZ is now on ebay, set to end a day before the 800.

Let's see if the gods smile on me
Fingers crossed, its a steal!
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:12 PM   #607
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My DRZ is now on ebay, set to end a day before the 800.

Let's see if the gods smile on me
Well, fingers crossed!
I'd buy your DRZ if we would have less kids
Anyway, I think we need to start a temporary anti-DR Big pro-DRZ propaganda in all UK forums, so that you can get it at good price and sell DRZ
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:05 PM   #608
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Well, fingers crossed!
I'd buy your DRZ if we would have less kids
Anyway, I think we need to start a temporary anti-DR Big pro-DRZ propaganda in all UK forums, so that you can get it at good price and sell DRZ
The DRZ is really nice, tbh. Lots of extras. It's just that I've decided I'm less 'off road' and more 'all road'. And I loved the two Super Teneres I've owned.

So I'm thinking the DRBig is an f650GS Dakar on steroids, which is just fine by me
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #609
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SR41A arrives

....and it's even in the USA.

The bike arrived Monday. I spent a few days taking it apart to see what was there. Replaced fuel lines (old and brittle) and the drive chain. That was it.

Rode for the first time today. Brilliant! Just fantastic. I've always liked thumpers and this one out thumps every one I've ridden save one Gold Star race bike back in the late 60's (but my memory may be suspect and you did have to kick start that beast which made it seem that much more fearsome).

The bike fits me very well, bars, seat, pegs, tank...all are in the right place. Still sorting a few details but here it is in California (yep spring is starting here)



I'll be looking into valve clearance and balacer chain adjustment in the near future.

If I'm correct, the current thinking is to set the valve clearance on these models to the SR43 specs?

Is there a washable foam air filter available anywhere?

I plan on posting here often now and I've found that each forum has it's own flavor so please let me know if I'm being a pain-in-the-ass or doing anything annoying. I can take it (I hope).

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #610
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....and it's even in the USA.

The bike arrived Monday. I spent a few days taking it apart to see what was there. Replaced fuel lines (old and brittle) and the drive chain. That was it.

Rode for the first time today. Brilliant! Just fantastic. I've always liked thumpers and this one out thumps every one I've ridden save one Gold Star race bike back in the late 60's (but my memory may be suspect and you did have to kick start that beast which made it seem that much more fearsome).

The bike fits me very well, bars, seat, pegs, tank...all are in the right place. Still sorting a few details but here it is in California (yep spring is starting here)



I'll be looking into valve clearance and balacer chain adjustment in the near future.

If I'm correct, the current thinking is to set the valve clearance on these models to the SR43 specs?

Is there a washable foam air filter available anywhere?

I plan on posting here often now and I've found that each forum has it's own flavor so please let me know if I'm being a pain-in-the-ass or doing anything annoying. I can take it (I hope).

Ray
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Ain't she pretty! Wow - you got yourself really good looking 750! Congratulations!
Yes, you are correct - ensure clearances are to SR43 specs - that will give you +30% of "engine life" in long run.

Foam filter for 750 - I just do not know, never saw one for 750. But if worst come to worst you can make it yourself using remains of stock filter and correct foam from some large car filter I guess.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:20 AM   #611
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Hay somebody passed me going the otherway on the Auckland motorway heading North on a blue and white DR750 about 130pm NZ time was that any off you guys, Deano ??

Ps, Got DR going again and all legal will post soon with the exciting details
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:23 AM   #612
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Dude that is one hot looking Doctor Big, good score

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:27 AM   #613
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Hay somebody passed me going the otherway on the Auckland motorway heading North on a blue and white DR750 about 130pm NZ time was that any off you guys, Deano ??

Ps, Got DR going again and all legal will post soon with the exciting details
wasn't me brother i've got the cooler and faster orange colours , good to here your DR's back up and running
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:50 AM   #614
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Dude that is one hot looking Doctor Big, good score
+1.

Needs a swanky new endcan though
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #615
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This one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-DR800-S...1%7C240%3A1318

It's giving me sleepless nights
I hate to say this but.......................... I'm watching it as well...... Good luck.
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