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Old 08-12-2005, 08:39 AM   #91
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Hey Fifth.....

I think the last DR800 prod year was 1997.

Just like any other PD bike with the exception of the TA and Tenere Yamaha (that was even rarer than the TAs) the DR Big was not a US model. You can find a few lurking around up in Canada and a few have been imported.

There was an absolutely beautiful model available in the Bay area of Cal 6 or 8 months ago on ebay. The owner had done a very nice job with some mods. You see 'em for sale once in a while. The Craigslist in SF has one that's been for sale for a LOOOONG time. The motor is apart and the owner says he has parts but no time to reassamble. Price isn't too bad, around $4000 if I remember, but its the kind of thing that you'd have to have some expertise in the model and visit the guy to tell if it's really a deal or if you're gonna get hosed.

There may be more of these around than AT's....don't know for sure.

Sure is a good bike though...supposedly, parts are still available through Canadian dealers. The german PD site mentioned on another thread has one that looks privately owner/raced and it EVEN has the ultra cool "katana" fairing over the headlight.....major drool factor!

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Old 08-13-2005, 05:02 PM   #92
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If you talk to that Honda rep again..talk hard....let him know that if Honda just brings this new bike out for europe only he's gonna have a castle revolt from all the US Honda fans that have been waiting since 1990.

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That's pretty much what I told him. He inferred it would be released to the U.S market, and it would be badass.
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #93
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Ah, the good old days

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Old 11-27-2005, 05:08 PM   #94
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Man, I almost break out in a sweat when I see P-D style bikes. They are just so cool to me. I'm 41 and sometimes when I'm blasting down a dirt road on my DR650, I kinda just sorta maybe a little bit imagine I'm running with the leaders of the great endurance race. A tad childish, I know,
Well, if that's childish, I must have been downright infantile as I was chasing Jimmy Lewis through Death Valley on my GS/PD


Or test riding my 620 Adventure (yelling "I'm Fabrizio freakin' Meoni" in my helmet)


Or riding with Scot, Kellon, Andy and Chris in Ouray.


Nope, I love the race and love these bikes. You guys know that Tamiya made these plastic models right? You can still find them on Ebay.
  • BMW R80 G/S (Gaston Rahier's bike)
  • Yamaha Tenere 660
  • Cagiva Lucky Explorer
  • Honda NXR 750
Great post with great pics...saved 'em all. They make great wallpaper

I can't wait for the race. The French used to have the biggest jackass in the rally with Schelsser Not wanting to be outdone by the French, we sent Robbie Gordon. He makes Schlesser look like a gentleman!
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:34 PM   #95
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:36 PM   #96
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:42 PM   #100
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YZT 850 - last of the twins

THIS bike was our primary inspiration for the Rally Twins. Excellent, and THANKS for all these Dakar bike posts.

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Old 11-27-2005, 07:46 PM   #101
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If BMW made THIS instead of the HP2, they would have a real winner (literally)



I still have a pic of this on my garage bulletin board. I think this is the best BMW custom ever made, and the only one I'd actually buy. As if I'd see one for sale, right?
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:24 PM   #102
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That frame is the real kick ass part. I like the way the builder set up the swingarm pivot so the transmission casting doesn't bear the load. I also like that 640 ADV fairing thing going on. It also looks like a KTM 640 ADV front disc and brake caliper assembly, doesn't it?

They sure love those Bing CV carbies, eh?


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If BMW made THIS instead of the HP2, they would have a real winner (literally)



I still have a pic of this on my garage bulletin board. I think this is the best BMW custom ever made, and the only one I'd actually buy. As if I'd see one for sale, right?
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:05 PM   #103
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They sure love those Bing CV carbies, eh?
Yes they do!! A couple of mikunis wouldn't kill em. Well, on second thought, it might.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:51 PM   #104
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:57 PM   #105
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