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Old 05-24-2009, 03:45 AM   #2851
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For the UK based boys, nice looking DR BIG for sale on eBay. Seems a little expensive at 900 GBP, and it's an '88, not '89 model (drum back brakes).

Still...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1989-SUZUKI-DR-750-DESERT-EXPRESS_W0QQitemZ260415694939QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK _Motorcycles?hash=item3ca1fc285b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1683|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:0|2 93:2|294:50

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Old 05-24-2009, 06:04 AM   #2852
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Oops won't start

My first trouble-shooting question:

My Big won't start . All lights work, so the battery seems OK, but not even a 'click' from the starter button.

I rode through 200 miles of pouring rain last w/e, so my first thought is that something is water-logged. I've sprayed WD40 on anything that looked like a connector, but this is where my non-existent diagnostic skills let me down.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #2853
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Hi everyone,I have been flatout working on the 800 till all hours repairing everything as I go so not much time for forums,but will post some pics of it soon,and allso some pics of a trail ride I did yesterday with my daughter on a different species of bike if thats ok.

Shannon,keep at it mate,sometimes to remove stuck screws, I put valve grinding paste on the tip of the screw driver for extra grip and use a small pair of vice grips the ones that lock on after after heating the screw with hot water, useing a T bar screw driver is best.
If you are having trouble you can send a private message with your phone number I may be able to help, regards, Rob.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:21 AM   #2854
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Ray Rev,turn the lights on and try to start it if they go out than it could be a collapsed cell in the battery or the battery terminals may just need cleaning with a brass brush and allso do the termenal on the starter these are the simple things first.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #2855
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Rays bike not starting

Hi Ray, it`s probably the starter relay, though it could also be the starter relay solenoid thingy that should also activate as you hit the button. Jump across the solenoid terminals with a screwdriver to bypass everything, but do NOT touch the frame with it. You can also phone me f you are desperate.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:42 AM   #2856
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Hi Ray, it`s probably the starter relay, though it could also be the starter relay solenoid thingy that should also activate as you hit the button. Jump across the solenoid terminals with a screwdriver to bypass everything, but do NOT touch the frame with it. You can also phone me f you are desperate.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:10 AM   #2857
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Ray , don`t forget the fuses and wriggle wiring , there might be a broken wire or loose connection

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:47 AM   #2858
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Congrats guys; the thread has now surpassed 100,000 views

(and thanks for the starting advice, I'll let you know how I get on).
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:17 PM   #2859
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Hey guys,

I just found a recifier and a CDI box on German ebay. I'm bidding on both. I hope I'm not in competition with any of you...if so shoot me a quick PM.

If the seller won't ship to the USA, can I have him ship to one of you for forwarding to the US? I'll, of course pay any expenses you may incure.

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Old 05-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #2860
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Another question for the collective group.

Footpegs!?!? I find the standard Zook pegs a tad small. I wear a UK12 shoe (13/14US I think) and as I am not the lightest chap on the block either I find these small pegs make a meal of my feet (quite painful sometimes). I plan to fit some bar risers soon so I guess the next thing I want to change is the pegs. Anything anyone can recommend? We have some local stainless steel pegs that's not too expensive that I plan to try. Is the pegs on the BIG standard? I see it mounts through a rubber bushing which causes a lot of bending out - in fact I sometimes worry I'll slip off.

Ps. My wife said I must rather loose weight... Sheez, sometimes they can be no help at all...
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #2861
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Hey guys,

I just found a recifier and a CDI box on German ebay. I'm bidding on both. I hope I'm not in competition with any of you...if so shoot me a quick PM.

If the seller won't ship to the USA, can I have him ship to one of you for forwarding to the US? I'll, of course pay any expenses you may incure.

Thanks,
Ray
Naw, you're safe from me. I don't even know what these items look like...
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:32 PM   #2862
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This looks nice.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-DR800-S...3A1%7C294%3A50
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #2863
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Another question for the collective group.

Footpegs!?!? I find the standard Zook pegs a tad small. I wear a UK12 shoe (13/14US I think) and as I am not the lightest chap on the block either I find these small pegs make a meal of my feet (quite painful sometimes). I plan to fit some bar risers soon so I guess the next thing I want to change is the pegs. Anything anyone can recommend? We have some local stainless steel pegs that's not too expensive that I plan to try. Is the pegs on the BIG standard? I see it mounts through a rubber bushing which causes a lot of bending out - in fact I sometimes worry I'll slip off.

Ps. My wife said I must rather loose weight... Sheez, sometimes they can be no help at all...
I've put big washers on mine to try and take a bit of the slop out of them and stop them sagging when I stand up, seems to work o.k. but theres a bit more vibration.
Some guys I know have welded a piece of steel onto the existing foot peg, a piece of 25x3mm flat, bent around the existing shape with notches cut in the top and it seems to work, won't make them wider, just longer, you can make them as long as you want.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #2864
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Goodness....that things pretty.

Does the rear hub have a cush-drive? Couldn't tell from the photos. I'd be worried about the wisdom of running the DR without one.


I did manage to win the rectifier and CDI box (just) on German ebay. If I outbid anyone here, please let me know and we can discuss matters.

I've asked the seller if he'd ship to the US but have not heard back as yet.

If anyone here can forward to me (in case he'll only ship to europe) I'd greatly appreciate it.

It's only two small electrical boxes so should not be too difficult.


The wheels come up for bid tomorrow. That is entirely different matter for shipping but if anyone here is willing, I may give the bidding thing a try.

A spare wheel-set would be fun.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #2865
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I started the bidding on the wheels yesterday............. But there seems to be another bidder out there.............. Bugger.
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