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Old 01-25-2008, 04:32 AM   #76
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Hi to all

Look what I must to leave in Spain when I move at the end of the year to Oz,
has to be too expensive to ship the motorbike there,I'm gonna miss her badly, it's a beast

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:44 AM   #77
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oops - I just ralised in my post I put "here is gallery" and did not put any links in.
Here we go. I am on last stage of assembly now. Couple more week's evenings and it will go back onto road. Nothing was wrong, I just wanted to make it 100% "mine", way I like it. And improve of course. BTW, with proper 2 inch header (stil want one) and correct jetting it does pull out 60 bhp and more torque. But even with just proper pipe it already past stock 54 bhp.
Next will be non-CV carbs...pair of nice flatslides 38 mm is a bit steep for bike I bought for 900 Euros :)

benelli can - disassembled out of pure curiosity :) Titanium everywhere

new can not comment on the link pipe welding - try yourself to weld 1 mm wall pipes using stick welder... :( Looks better now painted...

new dashboard mount getting shape


better bar, handguards etc.

now it looks better - HID is in place already, rest is practically assembled, but I have not made any new photos yet.
Now you saw it naked
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:56 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by ray_rev
Thanks for that link!
Sure but, what happened to your thread? It's renamed, started in 03' and grew 72 posts in aprox 27hrs.
DR's are like potato chips- you can't have just one.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:10 AM   #79
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Bluesman, I have a dr750 and thinking to fit a 800 engine.
Could you elaborate which exactly carbs are these 38 's?
Also you might be interesred to know that the USD forks from a KLX650 fit like a glove.

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Old 02-04-2008, 08:01 AM   #80
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Sorry - tread got moved so far back for some reason I did not see your reply...

The carbs I am talking about is Mikuni TM36 (sorry - not 38, my mistake) flatslides with accelerator pump.

The model exactly is TM36-B76, but in fact any 2 mikunis TM36 with accelerator pump will do - you can pair them yourself.

Interesting news about USD KLX mean they go on together with tripple tree? If this is the case I have to have long think about it! :)

Oops, sorry - forgot....

Actually, any flatslides Keihin or Mikuni (including HSR mikunis if they ever come in 36) with acc. pump will do, but what I know for sure that TM36 have very much suitable size to fit right on DR800. Unfortunately I only managed to have them in hands to look at for 10 minutes, not to buy (price too steep for me). The TM36s look exactly like TM33s, here is manual

Anyway, your fuel consumption will be worse with those carbs but "ooomph" will be better.

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Old 12-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Nanin
Hi to all

Look what I must to leave in Spain when I move at the end of the year to Oz,
has to be too expensive to ship the motorbike there,I'm gonna miss her badly, it's a beast

Nanin, the DR was sold in NZ, so I'm guessing that they're available in OZ....keep the faith & try find one on NZ or OZ ebay!!!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by bluesman
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?

Now that thing is just awesome! Is there any more info about it anywhere?
Currently going RTW on a KTM 690 Rally, trip blog:

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:54 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by LukasM
Now that thing is just awesome! Is there any more info about it anywhere?
Some of my friends took those pics

here is the final result! Is just a street bike (Projector lights where the shrouds are) not a race bike, this was one of the mechanics of a yamaha supermoto team in Greece.

Ill try to take some good pics when i move back to Greece next summer

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #84
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DR750/800 Motard for sale in Australia


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Old 04-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by bluesman View Post
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
Hey Bluesman, tell me, is it really that easy to shave off 10 kg? I'm thinking about this bike myself but i really wander how i could remove some weight (DR800s 91 model) Without modding the bike too much- i want to keep the original look you know ?

What about the Front caliper? What is a good replacement? Thanks in advance!!
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