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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2016, 09:24:03 pm »
If you are in the Western Cape give Suzuki a try for parts.  Have always ended up going back to them for my spares.  If they d not have the parts they always seem to know someone who does. 
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2016, 09:25:23 pm »
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2016, 09:18:22 am »
Hi guys,

My brother and I are in the process of fixing up that "bargain" DR750 from Gomboom for him to ride on a Lake Malawi trip next year.
Someone was busy trying to fix it up, but they did some scary things when improvising screw sizes and rare parts.

Right now we are struggling to source a one-way bearing for the starter clutch and after not being able to run-start the bike behind the bakkie, up and down the street, we've opened up the carb to find it not being in the best condition. The needles seem good - replaced relatively recently, but the one float is cracked and the choke is another improvisation.

Heard the Funduro carb conversion is a good idea, anybody know where I would find such a beauty? What should I expect to pay for one/two?

I got mine from that BMW spares place in JHB. Paid around R1800.00. I still have my old original carb, complete with good parts. The housing was worn.

Make me an offer.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2016, 09:31:52 am »
Was that new or second hand ? if second hand how does one know what the condition of the carb is ?

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #84 on: August 11, 2016, 11:43:33 am »
Was that new or second hand ? if second hand how does one know what the condition of the carb is ?

Second hand. You don't know, just took the chance.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #85 on: August 11, 2016, 11:54:22 am »
Was that new or second hand ? if second hand how does one know what the condition of the carb is ?

Most definitely second hand at that price. Hard to tell condition without pulling it apart. Things to look for are perished O-rings in the fuel supply manifolds and float needle valves (replacements for the F650F BMW only, R1,500 for parts when I last did it.) Also high wear of the carb slides (available separately from the agents) and carb slide guides (not available from the agents unless you buy complete carbs).
I have seen generic slide guides for these carbs but the Google isn't strong in me today. If you only need slide guides try to find a set of Suzuki GS500 carbs :mwink:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #86 on: August 11, 2016, 05:16:22 pm »
You can also try MotoComp at http://MotoComp-online.com
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2016, 12:32:50 pm »
Recently, sort of, reluctantly, became the owner of this 800. Has a few small issues I'm sorting out, mainly over fueling, but its a beast
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« Reply #88 on: December 09, 2016, 10:06:03 pm »
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2017, 07:49:31 am »
My DR800 overfuels. Spews out black smoke and you can smell it.

Why ?

The carbs are 100% and came off my 750 where they worked just perfect. Is it just settings or do I look somewhere else.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #90 on: May 29, 2017, 08:05:06 am »
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.
Hi Gerrard and other DR Big Owners, greeting another DR 800 S Big, joins the forum. Mine is being sorted by my mech at the moment, should have it up an running in a few weeks. I will then post pictures.. Regards
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2017, 08:14:12 am »
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.
Hi Gerrard and other DR Big Owners, greeting another DR 800 S Big, joins the forum. Mine is being sorted by my mech at the moment, should have it up an running in a few weeks. I will then post pictures.. Regards

:thumleft: Still have issues with mine. Also not running at the moment. Have put it aside for now. Will get it going one day soon I hope.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #92 on: June 06, 2017, 02:22:27 pm »
Good luck with that.. I found some parts in Germany for mine.. they should arrive here in this week. Might even have it running by the long weekend..  8)