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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2015, 09:45:35 am »
Agree on carbs mine was trashed as well, needle almost worn through holes are oval, slides finished but still ran. also put a funduro carb on just re jet and  :thumleft:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2015, 09:55:28 am »
Agree on carbs mine was trashed as well, needle almost worn through holes are oval, slides finished but still ran. also put a funduro carb on just re jet and  :thumleft:

Mine we left the Funduro jets(133.5) and needle settings in for starters. Runs fine, good economy, although lacking the grunt.

Will change when I get to the rebuild
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2015, 07:19:24 pm »
Fortunately my Needles and slides are 100%.  Had an issue with flooding though but have adjusted the floats and it appears to be sorted now.  Also replaced the O rings and gasket's on the bottom bowls.    What is considered a good or average consumption on these bikes

 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2015, 11:13:02 am »
Fortunately my Needles and slides are 100%.  Had an issue with flooding though but have adjusted the floats and it appears to be sorted now.  Also replaced the O rings and gasket's on the bottom bowls.    What is considered a good or average consumption on these bikes



Pretty. Its not the parts that are the problem, the housings they fit into wear out. Mine had all new parts, we spent hours on settings and it still over fueled that I only got 9km/l on it.

16km/l considered good. On my trip in April it varied between 16 and 19.5km/l depending on terrain. Oil at 420km/l  :lol8:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2015, 08:54:38 am »
I get 13km/l. I guess a little heavy.  Maybe it's just the way I ride it.  It tends to bring the hooligan out in you :o
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2015, 09:38:08 am »
I get 13km/l. I guess a little heavy.  Maybe it's just the way I ride it.  It tends to bring the hooligan out in you :o

I have a ZX10 pipe on mine with a lovely growl. You can't help but twist the throttle. Note also that I have 133.5 jets in the carbs and not the stock 140's which could account for my fuel consumption. Looses a bit of the grunt though.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2015, 12:11:39 pm »
I need to re-do the top end on my bike. Can die head and barrel be removed without taking the engine out the bike.

It runs like an electric sewing machine, but I need to sort out the violent oil usage  ???
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2015, 07:56:15 pm »
No you have to pull the motor, put rubber gloves it bites......
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2015, 02:11:34 pm »
No you have to pull the motor, put rubber gloves it bites......

Can imagine its a mission, that's why I was hoping...
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2015, 06:47:02 am »
We have another member, I found one this week and added it to the stable...
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2015, 06:56:44 am »
the next one
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2015, 06:09:55 pm »
the next one

So I take it that the add on Gomboom is no longer available...... Damn
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2015, 06:12:29 pm »
Johan Allers....
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2015, 06:16:59 pm »
DR Big, you bugger, was going to buy it tomorrow....... Bastid !!!   well done mate
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2015, 05:09:41 am »
Yes I think that was his name got it at a shop in Edenvale. mechanical very good much smoother box than mine , engine strong starts easy, very schweet, gonna do it in the marboro livery
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2015, 06:28:12 am »
Shouldn't you keep it original? Seeing that they are few and far between and this one still looks good. My 2c
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2015, 04:34:51 pm »
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2015, 04:35:36 pm »
Where can I find a rear sprocket for my bike, '88 model ?
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2015, 05:04:53 pm »
Should be same as DR650?
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« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2015, 05:44:17 pm »
a few accessory shops keep, I have not battled for sprockets.. FT startline, etc
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