DR750 Rebuild

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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:47 am

Got a little time in the shed today, so I sorted a bit more of the wiring loom.
I had the wiring really neat and down to the absolute minimum before I sold this bike 15 years ago, but the guy who had it in the meantime tried to refit the electric starter and messed it up so I pretty much had to start from scratch again.
I've separated ignition from lighting to make it easier to find a problem if I ever have one.

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Having done that, I got the idea to see if it had spark. It did. So I dropped the carbs and airbox on and gave it a kick............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TVTbKBxMVc

To be honest, I originally tried to start it without the decompressor and it was pretty much impossible. I did get a cough, so I was fairly confident it would run before I started the video. :tup:
I refitted the decomp assembly and it's quite easy to start now. :mrgreen:
Still lots to do before I can ride it, though. 8-)
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby spendango » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:11 pm

SHES NICE AND QUIET THEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lolno:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:25 pm

WHAT? Sorry, you'll have to speak up! :mrgreen:

Yeah, I'm still undecided what to do about the exhaust. We're lucky in South Australia in that there are no roadworthy checks and I'll only ride it out of town, so I can pretty much do whatever I like.
But I do want it to be reasonably quiet.
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby nug » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:02 pm

Nice one mate. Good to see it running. I posted comment on your youtube channel :tup:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:30 pm

And I replied.......... :clap:

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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby nug » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:32 pm

Looks like I will have to make my own then :tdown:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:41 am

Another good day. :tup:
The 600 arrives on Monday, so I thought I'd try and get a bit done before I get distracted with the new toy. :D
I got the instruments basically mounted, same with the CDI and rectifier/regulator.
In case anyone is wondering, I'm not doing a restoration as such, just getting it back up and running concentrating on mechanicals rather than cosmetics.

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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Rik Le Ray » Tue May 20, 2014 10:14 am

does anyone know if you can still buy the kick starter assembly i would like to fit this :crazy:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Tony T » Tue May 20, 2014 11:16 pm

I'm afraid not. They were never a part that was generally available and only went to the factory team and a few of us that raced them as part of a kit that included different cam, close ratio gearbox etc etc.

It's nice to have something so rare, but give me electric start any day. :tup:
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Re: DR750 Rebuild

Postby Rik Le Ray » Wed May 21, 2014 9:28 am

:crazy: :crazy: DOH!
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