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DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« on: July 06, 2015, 01:40:05 pm »
Its really lonely out here  :3some: I know of only three of us with DR BIG's... myself, IanF and DR 750 BIG.

Any others... running or in some state of repair ?

Then of course, besides the awesomeness of these bikes, there does not seem much to discuss once you get them going. After sorting some initial, rather frustrating problems with mine, it now just clunks away.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 12:30:09 pm »
See... 2 days and no response  :lol8:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 12:42:10 pm »
Three owners and one active on the thread. I would say that is quite impressive, 33% attendance.  :imaposer:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 12:53:38 pm »
Three owners and one active on the thread. I would say that is quite impressive, 33% attendance.  :imaposer:

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 09:29:51 pm »
I have one.  Will post a pic when I get a chance.  Great bike family can't understand why I have start it and give it a few revs very time I go to the garage.  Gets all the dogs between Gordon's Bay and Blouberg barking.  Seen another 750 and an 800 on the road in Somerset West. :ricky:
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2015, 05:42:53 am »
I"LL BE BACK "
I took mine to 1000 bike show at the weekend still attracts a little crowd whenever I park it.
maybe the 3 of us can hold a BIG Rally  :thumleft:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 08:58:15 am »
We're now 4. Lets see that pic Captain Cook.

There has to be more out there. I think soon I'm going to start looking for a late model DR800
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2015, 09:13:01 am »
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/hout-bay/suzuki-dr-starter/1001239255580910006359709

might be of use to you guys

Think its an old one. I tried buying it when I thought I needed another one, but this oke was just totally full of shit.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 09:23:50 am »
Legend has it that some where in Swaziland there is tons on of DR 750/800 spares , Coz originally they were brought in for the Swazi police border patrols and the bikes and spares are now redundant. apparantly there is stock at a bike shop/yard/warehouse in Mbabane or somewhere around. We need to get a tracker on it to sniff them out..
PS regerding starting issues what size bat are you using . I am looking for tghe biggest a/h one I can get 17+ah with dimensions 150 x 130 x100 if i emember correctly
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2015, 09:33:51 am »
Heard about that scrapyard and had the contact details of the guy in Durban who bought a lot of the bikes, mine included, fixed and sold them on. Lost the number.

I'll have to check on the battery, but quite sure its a 19Ah.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2015, 10:12:35 am »
Legend has it that some where in Swaziland there is tons on of DR 750/800 spares , Coz originally they were brought in for the Swazi police border patrols and the bikes and spares are now redundant. apparantly there is stock at a bike shop/yard/warehouse in Mbabane or somewhere around. We need to get a tracker on it to sniff them out..
PS regerding starting issues what size bat are you using . I am looking for tghe biggest a/h one I can get 17+ah with dimensions 150 x 130 x100 if i emember correctly

I also had one.

There was a guy at Carson Wheels in Swaziland, who supposedly had a lot of these spares, or the info.

His name is Wayne, and the cell no I was given is as follows. I cant even remember if I ever phoned him or not. 092 686 044723

But I see Carson Wheels has contact details on the web.

It might help some of you with the hunt for spares.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2015, 10:14:46 am »
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2015, 10:16:51 am »
My DR in its current state of repair. Mechanically it is fairly good. This was at the start of a successful 3 600km trip in April.

It will still get a full restore, but that is a year or two away. In the meantime I just enjoy it and ride it almost daily. Very nice commuter.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2015, 10:18:00 am »
Thanks Bus, ek dink dit was jy wat 'n tyd gelede vir my die details gegee het.  :thumleft:
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2015, 10:35:16 am »
My Old one .......

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2015, 10:37:24 am »
Blykbaar is Carson Wheels in Manzini
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2015, 09:18:27 pm »
Working on that pic.  Fortunately my bike is still running very well apart from being a bit of a temperamental starter sometimes.  One day she starts first time and then out of the blue you crank away until the battery is flat.  Checked with our local dealer just for interest sake and they have quite a lot of spares on the shelf.  Was going to by new needle and seats but at R600 a set I decided mine were still ok.  have seen carb kits on eBay for a lot less
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2015, 05:02:00 am »
your local Suzuki dealer .. thats a laff. they are useless. been trying to geta test on a new strom for 2 months to no avail.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2015, 08:28:39 am »
Working on that pic.  Fortunately my bike is still running very well apart from being a bit of a temperamental starter sometimes.  One day she starts first time and then out of the blue you crank away until the battery is flat.  Checked with our local dealer just for interest sake and they have quite a lot of spares on the shelf.  Was going to by new needle and seats but at R600 a set I decided mine were still ok.  have seen carb kits on eBay for a lot less

Like I was told, and found, the carbs are a mess. My bike has over a 100 000km on the clock and the carb internal housing was so badly worn, replacing all the internals made no difference.

Eventually found a good secondhand '96 Funduro carb and it now runs like an electric sewing machine.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

…, I wish I could own them all, and until I can afford to own them all at once, I will own them one at a time...