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Old 08-23-2006, 03:18 AM   #16
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:28 AM   #17
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This is the bigest and the smoothest single ever made. But it is not the race bike, it is a litle bit zleepe - counterbalancer is doing its job.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:45 AM   #18
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A mate of mine in NZ not 80kms away has two of them,had the pleasure of riding them.Not to bad for an old schools bike and if you wish to live in the past go for it if you can find one.He might even part with one at the right price.Both of them are in ex order as he is a fussy bugger and if he could he would prob make love to them
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:51 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniper X
a bike I didn't know existed. It is the Suzuki DR800.
... aka "DR Big" (pronounced "Doctor Big"). Built from 1988 to about 1997. Was meant to be Suzuki's answer to the BMW airhead GS. Great dualsport bike, sweet motor, perfect riding position for tall riders (190 cm ), wonderful handling, but had unfortunately not the success that it merited.

I was hesitant at that time, too, but the Big's open chain drive and the "impossible" tank shape (the early models had a split gas tank where it was impossible to fix a tankbag) were clearly in favour of the GS.

(Edit/add-on: In the first years it was a 750, later an 800 ccm).
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:03 AM   #20
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I love this bike, I usually go into dirt every weekend,








I've traveled around Europe with it

and I've been in Marroco last easter.
















I got an arrow exhaust in it and the power now is around 60 hp, weight and front suspensions are
the worst in this bike.
I'm 6,2 and I feel very comfortable in it
I love the way it looks, like an old Paris Dakar machine

Adios

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:27 AM   #21
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:30 AM   #22
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Try this thread . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=Vesa

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Old 08-23-2006, 06:23 AM   #23
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Gaspipe is somewhere along the Continental Divide Trail and Gaston was 5'2". His bike needs suspension work right now.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:50 AM   #24
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hey Tree nice bikes there. spied yer MKI TDM i have a MKII TDM meself.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:56 AM   #25
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i think we go them for one year here in aus ........never seen one tho

i like the DR750 we have them!................i want one or two or three or .....well you know
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:32 PM   #26
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Try this thread on for size - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91425

To give you an idea of how big they are,the rider, Gaston Raiher (R.I.P iirc), was 6'2".
Attachment 82603






O.k. he was more like 5'2".
That scale is like me standing beside my XR610R Supermoto! Im 5'7" my seat height is uh..higher than my crotch!
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:38 PM   #27
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I love this bike, I usually go into dirt every weekend,








I've traveled around Europe with it

and I've been in Marroco last easter.
















I got an arrow exhaust in it and the power now is around 60 hp, weight and front suspensions are
the worst in this bike.
I'm 6,2 and I feel very comfortable in it
I love the way it looks, like an old Paris Dakar machine

Adios
Nice pictures, and I too feel it looks like a PD racebike especially yours. Very cool!
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:53 PM   #28
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That is an awesome looking bike .I wonder how the marketing works for motorcycles.Just reading the posts on this bike you would think they would sell good in the states.An 800cc single and some people think the KLR is a big one.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:18 PM   #29
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i wish suzuki would take the old DR800 design and revamp it like they did the DR650
lighter smoother better............but then it wont happen..............hmm i think ill get the old DR750 when i find one
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:25 AM   #30
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Dr-750 / Dr800

Anyone familiar with Suzuki's DR 700 and 800 big machines sold in Europe a few years back. They seem to be built on the same lines as the DR650 with a heavy lean toward Dakar perfromance. Awesome, just not available in the the US
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