Dakar Replica

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Dakar Replica

Postby Hopey2k6 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:23 pm

We have been commissioned to build a Marlboro replica DR800. does anybody know where I can get some side tanks? and can anybody give me some pointers on the build?

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Re: Dakar Replica

Postby BigBob » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:58 pm

From your email address you are in Northumbria?
As the Marlboro rep was never available to the public, finding the correct parts is going to be almost impossible after 30 years, so everything will have to be made from scratch, so not cheap.
Side tanks are available from Stefan Hessler in Germany at http://www.dr-big-shop.de/ though just the side tanks and rear fender will set you back 3000 euros http://www.dr-big-shop.de/DR_ZETA_Parts.html
If you search this site a guy called Rik le Ray built a Marlboro rep so you can glean quite a bit of info from his posts such as paint codes. viewtopic.php?t=480
I think you need to have a word with your customer as I can see this is going to cost him 10k or more so he needs to know.
btw the Big is unlike any other bike ever made and seems to obey a different law of physics so don`t make any assumptions based on past experience with other bikes ;)
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Re: Dakar Replica

Postby spendango » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:59 pm

As you are using BOB's fountain of knowledge could you give us a progress report ( with pics ) on your build if it happens :tup: :tup:
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Re: Dakar Replica

Postby BigBob » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:09 am

A one post wonder. Asks a question and doesn`t bother to check for a reply.
No wonder this site is dying on its arse. :crazy:
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Re: Dakar Replica

Postby nug » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:38 pm

He is probably stuck in the Snow Bob. It may take him while to get back online.
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