DR750 Rebuild

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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby nug » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:33 am

Treat it like a Woman...needs a good kicking now and then :tup: Don't tell my misses I said that :shh:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:36 am

:o

You're a brave man......... :lolno:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Another setback.
I'll be a bit tight for money for a while cos I just bought this...... :mrgreen:

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Just over 22000 original kilometres and in really nice shape, I guess it's a good setback? :clap:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby BigBob » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:08 am

I had one just like that in the same colour
Shame they have the most criminally inefficient front brake ever which meant every ride was scary as they just don`t bloody stop
I changed the complete front end for a 91 DR650 which looked pretty much the same but actually worked
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:35 am

Thanks for the info, Bob.
Will be interesting see what I think when I get it.
The previous owner was extremely fastidious so I'd be surprised if he hadn't sorted that out, but we'll see. 8-)
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby BigBob » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:04 pm

You can`t sort out the OE front brake
The disc is tiny and the single piston caliper is utterly feeble, and whoever heard of a caliper piston being made of plastic?!
I replaced everything and it made no difference, hence the complete changeover
The rear drum is a waste of space as well.
You might get away with it in Oz but we have heavy traffic in this miserable cold wet island and need all the brakes you can get.
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby ladder106 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:09 pm

Very nice bike,

Those first models always looked like a very rugged bike. Did it already have the ADV stickers and the higher windscreen?

The only thing that dates it is the square headlight. It would look so much better with a round one or a pair of smaller round lights.
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby nug » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:49 pm

Very nice Tony :tup: The Dakar was sold in the uk for a short while although I am pretty sure the rear rack was the standard steel DR600 type with tool bag mounted on it. Your rack looks like a Djebel spec one but who knows ? Looks like the screen is taller than standard. Love these bikes & yours looks like a minter mate.
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:29 pm

BigBob wrote:
The rear drum is a waste of space as well.


This one is an '89 model and has a disc rear brake, but sadly it does look like the caliper is still single piston.
I do have spare complete 750 front end and both are 41mm forks I believe?

I wonder......... ;)
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby BigBob » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:50 am

DR600 had 39mm forks.
You should be able to fit the 750 yokes easily enough as they have the same head bearing
The 600 wheel can be retained as the 750 disc should swap with the 600 one
It will certainly be a better set up
Rear disc 600`s from 89 are very rare
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