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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2016, 05:48:43 pm »
Agreed find a BM carb, the wear over the vibrating years
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2016, 05:55:01 pm »
I have a another DR 750 89 model , will be putting it on the market soon. if there are any possible takers,

I'll be watching.
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« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2016, 08:56:36 pm »
Have read up on the Funduro carbs.  Must say my set don't look that worn.  Needles and slides still in good nic.  Think the mistake was made when I replaced the O rings with O rings from  Bearing Man.  Was warned that the rubber would be eaten away by the petrol.  I also think that the fit was not 100%.  Have found a service kit from WebMoto that consists of O rings, float chamber gasket and needle and seat for just under R350 per carb.  Considering that.
 

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« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2016, 05:52:00 am »
maybe try that, mine were so worn the needles looked like an hr glass. I have a spare set of carbs for spare( not for sale) hope u get sorted
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« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2016, 11:54:05 am »
So Needle and seats as well as O rings replaced,  new plugs filters and oil.  Battled for hours with all the plumbing under the tanks only to find out the air filter  wont go in unless you remove the tan on that side. :xxbah:  Finally got it all together and she started and ran like a dream on Sunday :ricky: But now - Struggle to get it to start when it is cold.  Now thinking why did I not adjust the valves while I had it in pieces.  Any other suggestions other making sure the battery is fully charged?
 

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« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2016, 12:19:44 pm »
Also forgot to mention that the oil was full of petrol.  Had to Flush the engine to make sure it was all nice and clean before I put the new oil in.  Hoping this was as a result of the flooding and not for other reasons. 
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2016, 08:49:36 am »
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/east-london/suzuki-dr-750-big/1001690868320910010034409

Looks like a bargain....

Does look a lot like a DR750. Only thing is the first models were 1989. Always worry when okes don't know what they selling.

But for a bike that looks complete the price is not bad, but its never a bargain. I have the t-shirt  :lol8:
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2016, 10:30:34 am »
Also forgot to mention that the oil was full of petrol.  Had to Flush the engine to make sure it was all nice and clean before I put the new oil in.  Hoping this was as a result of the flooding and not for other reasons. 

Seems to be a feature of those carbs. It happens with the Funduros a lot. The float needle seat o - rings perish, the fuel tap is left open and your fuel tank will drain over the weekend through your carbs and past your piston rings straight into the sump :-\
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« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2016, 07:39:31 pm »
the 1st model camw out in 88' the one with the rear drum brake, the front screen looks a bit odd, maybe home made,
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« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2016, 05:40:37 pm »
Lost the right hand side cover somewhere on the N2 today. >:( Any idea where I can get one?
 

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« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2016, 09:48:54 am »
Lost the right hand side cover somewhere on the N2 today. >:( Any idea where I can get one?

On the N2 :evil6:
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« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2016, 09:36:36 pm »
You joke been riding to work and back with my eyes in the gutter.  Agents have one for R600.  Most expensive piece of Tupperware I have ever seen
 

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2016, 09:16:08 am »
Do these bikes have taps on their tanks ?

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2016, 09:24:11 am »
Do these bikes have taps on their tanks ?

My 750 has.
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2016, 09:55:29 am »
Thanx G  :thumleft:

 THE CHALLENGE MAY NOT BE EASY , BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
SO MANY PLACES, SO LITTLE TIME !

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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2016, 09:12:01 pm »
They do.  Some interesting plumbing under those tanks
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2016, 04:28:41 am »
its a city block drainage system ???
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2016, 07:34:49 pm »
I pulled my spare DR BIG apart on Friday, was not starting ,fuel problem, I thought it was the pump so checked it out all seemed ok , still dead, few hrs later I moved it outside into the sun and I saw the pipe was perished coming out between the carbs, no vacuum on pump, wala....
so will put it back together next week and put it on the market with a some more of its stable mates , too many bikes at the moment, if there can be such a condition ???
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Re: DR 750/800 BIG Owners
« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2016, 03:22:38 pm »
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?