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1988 DR750 Big rebuild 1
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1988 DR750 Big rebuild DR750
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Hello Smile

I have just acquired a DR750 Big. The bike was on the Channel Islands although I am not sure this is were it originated.

I have rebuilt a few bikes now including my first bike a GSF600 bandit and a BWM F650ST

Anyway back to the BIG. The bike is a non runner and has covered 17000 miles in its 30 years, This appears to be genuine as overall it is in good condition for its age and the type of bike.

It would appear that it has suffered from being turned off and catching the compression stroke. This has spat all the starter gears out destroying the cover and crankcase.

I have sourced a pair of crank cases, a NOS stator cover, and some replacement gears and pins. 

The engine is out and stripped and using the technical data from a Suzuki manual it all appears to be good and well within tolerance with further indicates the 17000miles as true.

I plan to get the engine rebuilt and running and then consider what to do cosmetically with the rest of the bike.

obviously from checking through the forum original paint/colour is out of the question. I need to decide what to do with the engine colour before I rebuild it as the flaky blue paint wont do.

So thats a little bit of introduction for now anyway.