DR750 Rebuild
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As I've mentioned before, I just got my old DR750 back that I bought new in 1988.
Although it's still in pretty good shape, I want to do a full rebuild, but it will be a slow process as I've got another bike I have to finish first. So don't expect too many update here for a while. :roll:
At the risk of boring everyone to death, here's a little history on it.
The day I brought her home 24 years ago.
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The first level. factory kit fitted but only basic suspension mods. (I ran out of money........)
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And finally with the Honda front end and Ohlins shock
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And here's how she looks today
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I'm still undecided what direction to take with it, so any opinions welcome.
I'm not sure whether to leave it as it is, to take it up a notch be keep it much the same or to try and build a full-on factory replica.
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#2
it HAS to be pic no.2 Thumbup
that was sweet :clap:
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#3
Superb mate Thumbup
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#4
FWIW Here's a few more pics from the life of my DR750. :mrgreen:

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#6
Tony, what a story mate! Reunited with the old girl (and quite a special one at that) after so many years Thumbup
Love it in the pic where you are hard on the gas, can you describe the factory spec btw?
Loads more pics of your fettling/and from back in the day and info on how the Big performed in the rallies would be beyond cool!
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#7
For what it's worth, here's a few more.
I'll get into the tech stuff when I start the rebuild.

Here she is while I was still running her in
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No cold, drafty shed for my baby! Big Grin
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#8
Tops pics Thumbup
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#9
Hi folks, just dropping in to let you know that I'm still alive. :mrgreen:
I haven't done a lot to the old girl except source some parts. I bought back another of my old race bikes from the 80's, then my Cagiva Elefant's alternator exploded, so I've been a bit distracted with other stuff.
I am currently looking at fitting Marzocchi 45mm forks, but not sure if I should as they're not period correct. I'll see how easily they fit and decide from there.
Will definitely provide updates as they happen.
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#10
Tony, if you anxious to keep her period correct consider the ricor fork valves http://store.ricorshocks.com/product_p/0...%20800.htm
Cartridge spec damping with the oem fork and great on and off road, as mad as that sounds.
Oh and more pics of the Big and the Cagiva too please.
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