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Old 11-16-2007, 03:40 AM   #61
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I guess stolen for souvenirs by fans
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:29 AM   #62
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Wow that IS cool.

And I see fanny packs are still big over there in Greece
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #63
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Gawd! I'd tap that!

That's a big ass thumper. I'd love to give it a ride and see what it's like. I bet it's got some pretty good low-end.

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Old 11-16-2007, 07:54 PM   #64
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I wouldn't ride it!
front wheel drive, no brakes....well not installed correctly.

I cant do stoppies too well. So I would crash it within the first 2 feet.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:05 PM   #65
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Really like the dual exhaust!
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:09 AM   #66
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Suzuki DR800

Anyone familiar with these? Might be a bit tall for me, but interesting:

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:14 AM   #67
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Always wanted one!!!!Suzuki's thumper answer to the African Twin.
I wish they brought them to the USA.
A diehard big bore DR with a huge gas tank and comfy seat.
Wish i new more,if its the right price i'd jump on it!The only single i'd want more would be this.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #68
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Ditto that....If the bike checked out I'd get it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by awm
Always wanted one!!!!Suzuki's thumper answer to the African Twin.
I wish they brought them to the USA.
A diehard big bore DR with a huge gas tank and comfy seat.
Wish i new more,if its the right price i'd jump on it!The only single i'd want more would be this.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:15 AM   #69
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DR800 Dakar

You can check out this thread if you'd like.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=DR800

I love this pic and it's the rider that's small rather than a giant DR!
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:02 AM   #70
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Thanks for that link!
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #71
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:58 PM   #72
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PM Gaspipe he bought a DRBIG (DR750) a while back in Cunakastain and rode it home to TN ...

was back in 04

here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58777

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Old 01-25-2008, 02:01 AM   #73
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I got one. Anything you need to know - will be glad to help.
I have all manuals and collected as much as possible information from owners and mechanics.
I love that bike and I think it is best in it's own from what I can find on market.
It is not as fast as Africa or Supertenere (I think), but it will do 100 mph no probs, on newer 800 model tank is enoguh for 400-420 km, it is suprisingly agile on paved roads and IMO more off-road oriented than Africa or Superten.
In stock it got lot of extra weight that VERY easy to shave off. Just change of exhaust and few bits in the rear part of bike sheds off 20 kg right away.
It is taller and with more suspension travel than AT and ST and all it needs is normal front brake caliper instead of that joke of brakes stock. Disk is good, it is only caliper.
It is VERY similar to DR650 when you take plastics off and everything on bike is inside strong thick tubular frame, so there is virtually no way to break anything on bike in fall if you just install crashbars. And it is ultra cheap to run and tune.
Here is some gallery of mine in process of some build-up.
So far (almost complete) I did ( apart from total stripping to the frame and repainting frame and swingarm)
Front brake caliper from Gilera Nordwest (Grimeca caliper) with self-made adaptor
A bit of engine fiddle (main jets, airfilter)
Crashbars (self made from bits of cheap 5Stars bars)
WRP handlebar with proper handguards
Second variant of exhaust to let it breathe and save weight - full titanium Arrow end can from Benelli Tornad Tre - got it for 40 bucks off eBay with few stratches :) Saved about 8-9 kg weight
Trailtech Vapor instead of original dash - saved some weight
HID headlight - added some weight :)
Rear panniers frame - got cheap 5Stars from eBay, re-welded it myself. Protects rear part of bike in falls as well.
Suspension works just fine, so no change there. 68000 km on the clock, nothing touched in engine except usual maintenance and good oil.
Here is whole history
http://www.suzukicycles.org/All-Suzu...ki_models.html
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:08 AM   #74
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BTW - if you want one DO NOT buy 750. Get post-92 800.
750s come with same engine grenade as older 650s. Starter gear on kick-back from engine....
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:13 AM   #75
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Man I used to want one of those so freakin bad. In fact if I found one for the right price I would seriously think about getting it as a project bike
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