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Old 04-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #2221
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It's actually an Africa/Alp. We didn't get (as usual) the Africa Twin in the states and finding a real AT is expensive and difficult (That's why I couldn't believe how lucky I was to find the DR). What I did have was a Transalp and I learned through some German web sites that most AT parts would be a "bolt-up" operation.

So it's a Transalp with AT tank, bodywork, seat and rear swingarm/suspension. The front end is from an XR650. It's really a fun bike but:
.....compared to the DR it feels top heavy
.....you KNOW it when you fill the tank (approx. same volume as the DR)
.....is faster than the DR over broken ground in a straight line
.....doesn't turn as well off-road as the DR
.....doesn't attract attention from "non-rider" like the DR does.

After all the work, I'm shocked to say that I enjoy riding the DR more. Better balance and fits the way I ride.

Can't remember if I posted this here or on the Transalp forum but since you all are visual learners, I'll do it again:

That doesn't attract attention, I suppose the Dr is Rare;er, the best Mid Distance Adventure bike Honda Made Is the Dominator there a 650 single and weigh about 155kgs you could go round the world on one ( slowly ) and there Great off road but don't Have the personality of the DR,

On the Dominators side though I test rode a ( dare I say It ) KTM950 adventure a while ago and my worker came on the Dominator , we went up the beach and the Dominator Absolutely embarrassed it in the sand and at one stage I was fearful we would have to leave the KTM to the tide

Bikes playing in sand

The Climb to here from the Beach was a Killer on the DR it really needed something better than the conti escape to push it up sand hill, no power issues though and yes the Domi is covered in sand From DR

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:37 PM   #2222
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Photos my DR800S

This is my DR800S...







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Old 04-30-2009, 12:47 PM   #2223
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Benvindo Fabioz , seu motocicleta muito bonita

But anyway as I was saying , Welcome and your Bike is very Nice ( Beautiful ) in fact Id possible be to scared to ride in-case it got scratched ( very nice)

como via vossa ( how are you going) might of got some of words wrong its been 20 years since ive been to Brazil http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,56.25&t=h&z=4

Your details are now on post one owners list at beginning of this thread


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Old 04-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #2224
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This is my DR800S...

Gorgeous. I love that paint scheme.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #2225
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thats one good looking bike Fabiozaum and dare I say it ??? the best one I have seen
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #2226
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #2227
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Hi Guys,

Dr Biged I had the same thing happen with my fuel lines but I was out test riding and the smell of fuel came from my bike ... I look down as I was riding and fuel was pooring over my engine.. Dumped my fuel!! Replaced the whole fuel connector with a aftermarket one and is working great,

You guys are busy on here.. I come home and always heaps to read..
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #2228
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Welcome Fabiozaum! That is definately one of the bestlooking Bigs i´ve seen!!

Noticed that you have extra footpegs there. Have you tried them on longer journeys? I´ve used to relax my legs sometimes above crashbars
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:40 PM   #2229
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Benvindo Fabioz , seu motocicleta muito bonita

But anyway as I was saying , Welcome and your Bike is very Nice ( Beautiful ) in fact Id possible be to scared to ride in-case it got scratched ( very nice)

como via vossa ( how are you going) might of got some of words wrong its been 20 years since ive been to Brazil http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,56.25&t=h&z=4

Your details are now on post one owners list at beginning of this thread

Tnks 800rider!!

Quando voltar ao brasil será bem vindo!
When you return to Brazil will be welcome!

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #2230
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Welcome Fabiozaum! That is definately one of the bestlooking Bigs i´ve seen!!

Noticed that you have extra footpegs there. Have you tried them on longer journeys? I´ve used to relax my legs sometimes above crashbars
Obrigado!!

sim, são muito úteis, ajudam a descansar, pode andar por vários kms com os pés apoiados...

yes, very useful, help rest, can walk for several miles with your feet supported ...


Sorry my english, google translator help me!!!

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:49 PM   #2231
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very rare to see 2 BIGs together over here

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:24 AM   #2232
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Obrigado!!

sim, são muito úteis, ajudam a descansar, pode andar por vários kms com os pés apoiados...

yes, very useful, help rest, can walk for several miles with your feet supported ...


Sorry my english, google translator help me!!!

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I remember alot of XT600 super tenere but no DRs...
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:02 AM   #2233
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Thumb Enricher (choke) tubes

G'day fellas,
I need to pick your brains again.
Can anyone tell me if the enrichener tubes have a small hole in the top in both carby's or just the left one.
For those that are curious the tubes I am asking about are the thin tubes about 2mm or so in diametre that stick out of the bottom of the carby body into the float chamber on the opposite side of the needle and seat. The plastic tube on the float assembly fits over the top of them.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:09 AM   #2234
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ausie , are we inside the float chamber ?.I can see a pin prick size hole in both
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:30 AM   #2235
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Dunno if Motion Pro supplies parts in SA but the MP quick connects were all over Jonah's Dakar bike. The RallyPanAm guys said they worked well, you just had to watch the O rings.

Maybe just replacing the Suzuki part is the answer.

I've also seen these fuel line quick-connects at Marine (outboard motor) shops so you might try that avenue also.


Even MORE photos.....don't any of you guys READ??
I'll see tomorrow if I can lay my hands on any of them.
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