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Old 04-29-2007, 07:37 AM   #46
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I own also one DR Big (96').Only mod is Sebring exhaust.Its a great bike and he won't leave you into trouble even in the deepest shit .I'm planning to replace DR with 640 Adv. because Adv is lighter, it's flywheel is smaller and lighter, WAY better suspension ( adjustable ), there is much bigger choice in the aftermarket components and because i want a KTM .Soon i will put some Adventuring pics made this year.I tripped with my friend, who rides XT660R.Believe me, mud was slippery and deep, water was wide and deep.

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Old 04-29-2007, 08:15 AM   #47
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I own also one DR Big (96').Only mod is Sebring exhaust.Its a great bike and he won't leave you into trouble even in the deepest shit .I'm planning to replace DR with 640 Adv. because Adv is lighter, it's flywheel is smaller and lighter, WAY better suspension ( adjustable ), there is much bigger choice in the aftermarket components and because i want a KTM .Soon i will put some Adventuring pics made this year.I tripped with my friend, who rides XT660R.Believe me, mud was slippery and deep, water was wide and deep.

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Is it a wheelie machine?
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #48
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Is it a wheelie machine?
194kg, 54hp, wheelie machine?! You do the math.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:25 AM   #49
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Chickin is right, it's not a remarkable wheelie machine but hey, it wasn't made for it anyway .But it can be wheelied and when that front wheel goes up, so does your adrenaline level .I think mine have a little problem - it is said, that DR800's weakest spot is the air filter: when it gets dirty, then you can feel serious loss of power
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:23 AM   #50
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Dr800

I've had mine from new. (1998 SR43B). Used it on and off road, fitted luggage, went to the TT - twice, fitted a Laser Pro-Duro exhaust, took it out to Cyprus for a few years, took the luggage off, Supermoto'd it, fitted a new clutch, progressive springs + K&N and jets, put the luggage back on, brought it home (200Kg airfreight - luggage and half a tank of fuel), scoured Ebay for bits (centre stand - crash bars - big screen - heated grips - handle bar muffs - new rear shock), went back to the TT, commuted 400 miles a weekend for a year (mostly motorways). In all that time it has only let me down once, Cyprus - 45 degrees in the shade - fuel starvation on the motorway. I put it down to the heat.

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:34 PM   #51
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So, here's a crappy video of me in the mudhole .Yes i know, quality bites, but we tend to forget normal camera at home and forced to shoot with PDA
In the next clip there will be "DR in the Air"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdBXte_UKs
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:19 PM   #52
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Here's the "jump" that took my air virginity
Hey, it's still a jump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=val1xlXmLCw

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Old 09-06-2007, 03:50 PM   #53
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hmm i think ill get the old DR750 when i find one
Found this nice one here in Bergen, Norway.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:56 PM   #54
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Whats the power like on that monster? How does the powerband feel? Everything from off idle to about 3000rpm?
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:53 PM   #55
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Whats the power like on that monster? How does the powerband feel? Everything from off idle to about 3000rpm?
I owned a DR Big, or Doctor Pig as my friends called it, I bought it brand new when I lived in the UK early 1990's. It looked cool in its blue and white scheme but the engine was crude and the suspension sucked, I traded it within 6 months, my KLX650 was a much nicer bike,
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:20 AM   #56
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Man that is one big bike! A little much for me, but I sure would like to have the front fender on my DR650.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:16 AM   #57
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My DR800S '99

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Old 11-16-2007, 01:06 AM   #58
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the THUMPER

My friend (knowing that I have DR800) sent me that. I am seriously distracted now....
Chassis - Yamaha YZ, engine - Suzuki DR800. From Greek supermoto
championship. Isn't that cool?


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Old 11-16-2007, 01:12 AM   #59
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Man that is one seriously awesome thumper!
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:22 AM   #60
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So what happened to the rear wheel.....pulled all the spokes out before the first turn?
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