My best friend...                                                                                                        

My best friend on my trips is my Suzi. She never let me down and took me everywhere.
You get a special bond to your bike when you are travelling.                                      
When I saw the condors hover in the Andes I realized that my bike is my wing,           
that let me fly all over the world...                                                                               

 

                                        Logbook Suzuki DR 600 Dakar                                                                           

Date                   Kilometer            Remarks                                                                                                                                            

20-02-89
10-05-89
17-06-89
10-07-89
06-08-89
17-08-89


11-06-90
22-06-90
04-07-90
21-07-90
25-08-90
27-09-90

19-10-90
28-12-90
14-03-91
16-04-91
04-06-91
29-06-91
13-07-91
28-07-91
29-08-91
21-09-91

01-07-92
28-07-92
09-08-92
25-08-92
05-09-92
18-11-92


20-03-93
12-06-93
10-07-93
21-08-93
28-10-93
21-11-93

17-12-93
24-12-93
26-01-94
28-01-94
19-03-94

28-07-95
10-09-95

17-09-95
04-11-95
18-11-95
17-12-95
18-12-95
02-01-96
12-02-96
29-03-96
29-08-96


15-09-96

03-09-97
02-11-97
16-11-97
13-12-97
19-01-98
27-01-98
07-03-98
02-05-98


01-04-01
11-05-01
16-05-01
22-06-01
14-07-01
25-08-01
09-11-01
23-01-02
04-02-02
14-03-02
20-03-02
01-04-02
03-07-02
23-07-02
30-07-02
15-08-02
10-09-02
15-09-02
01-10-02

 

0
1.360
1.916
6.762
10.865
10.990


18.683
18.697
19.498
20.012
26.350
26.774

27.203
27.700
27.950
28.580
29.275
37.580
42.154
45.947
51.365
53.314

56.116
57.725
58.787
62.280
62.295
62.600


63.954
64.874
65.400
65.460
66.741
70.226

76.611
78.701
87.411
87.500
87.530

93.063
93.377

93.412
94.556
98.614
99.629
100.000
101.878
109.670
119.048
119.070


119.236

121.700
121.760
127.385
132.201
137.767
140.903
145.201
145.278


146.700
146.720
146.973
154.002
159.113
161.982
169.728
174.112
175.176
178.250
180.205
183.467
192.000
195.210
195.610
200.000
207.208
208.028
211.012

 

purchase.....very happy...
1000 km service, 2.3 l Castrol GPS oil, oil filter
Start Scandinavia Tour
6.000 km service, valves adjusted, Shell helix oil, oil filter, air filter cleaned
End Scandinavia Tour
12.000 km service, valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter,
sparkplugs, front suspension oil, disc brake oil, rear tire Continental TKC 70, rear tire tube
Hepco & Becker box frame mounted
18.000 km service, valves adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol  RS oil, oil filter, disc brake oil,
Tesch aluminum boxes mounted
Chain , rear and front sprocket wheels
Start Alp Tour Europe
End Alp Tour Europe
24.000 km service, valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter, front brake pad, disc brake oil, sparkplugs, front suspension oil
clutch plate and clutch cable, 2.3 l Castrol RS oil
HL-RVS headlight grid mounted
front tire Dunlop K750, front tire tube, rear brake pad
rear tire Continental TKC 70, rear tire tube
Start USA and Mexico tour
valves adjusted, 2.5 l  Castrol RS oil, oil filter, air filter cleaned
chain
valves adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter, sparkplugs, air filter cleaned
End USA and Mexico tour
valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter, chain, rear and front sprocket wheel, air filter, seals, sparkplugs
rear tire Continentinal TKC 70, front tire Dunlop K 750, rear and front tire tubes
Start Iceland tour
air filter cleaned
End Iceland tour
oil seal decompression valve
valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter, sparkplugs, carter seal, front brake pad, disc brake oil, front suspension oil, front suspension dust protectors, air filter cleaned, rpm gauge light bulb, ball-head bearings
dynamo, 2.3 l Castrol RS oil
WP front spring, WP front suspension oil
30 l Kevlar fuel tank, fuel filters
klaxon
Start Australia tour
valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol CRB 50 oil, oil filter, rear tire Cheng Shin C 858, front tire Grand Sports GS 780
O-ring chain, rear and front sprockets, rear tire Bridgestone M 22
air filter cleaned
rear tire Bridgestone TW 22, front tire Dunlop K 750
End Australia tour
valves and balance chain adjusted, carter seals, 2.5 l Castrol RS oil, oil filter, sparkplugs, seal decompression shaft, o-ring valve heads, air filter, right mirror
WP rear suspension, Full Floater bearings and seals, front suspension oil
front and rear disc brakes, HL box frame mounted, smaller turning lights backside,
HL jiffy
O-ring chain, rear and front sprockets
Start Trans-Africa tour
rear and front tyre Michelin T 63, air filter cleaned
air filter cleaned
Bottle of champagne to the next 100.000 km.......
2.5 l Total Q7000 oil, oil filter
valves and balance chain adjusted, carter seals, 2.5 Total Q7000 oil, oil filter, sparkplugs, air filter cleaned
End Trans-Africa tour
battery, chain, rear and front sprockets, rear wheel bearings, front suspension dust protectors, front suspension oil, ball-head bearings, disc brake oil, rear tire Pirelli MT 80, front tire Pirelli MT 60, rear and front tubes
valves and balance chain adjusted, carter seals, 2.5 l Castrol Superbike oil, oil filter,
sparkplugs
rear and front tire Michelin T 63. ("old" tires saved)
Start South America tour
air filter cleaned
air filter cleaned
rear tyre Bridgestone M 22, sparkplugs
air filter cleaned
End South America tour
valves and balance chain adjusted, 2.5 l Castrol Superbike oil, oil filter, sparkplugs, dynamo, carter seals, "old" tires (03-09-97) mounted, chain, rear and front sprockets, rear and front  brake pads, disc brake oil, air filter cleaned, fuel filters, headlight bulb
front and rear tyre Continental TKC 60 and TKC 70, 2.5 l Shell Advance oil
Start Asia tour
front brake piston handlebar, disc brake oil
air filter cleaned
air filter cleaned (oil consumption: 1 liter / 1500 km)
air filter cleaned
air filter cleaned
DID-chain set, front and rear sprocket
auto-decompression cable, seal for auto-decompression shaft
speedometer cable
rear tire Pirelli MT 21
rear rim and rear spokes
sparkplugs
front and rear tire Bridgestone TW41/TW48
RK chain set, front and rear sprocket
another bottle champagne
dynamo repaired
again dynamo burned and repaired
End Asia tour
Trip Around The World completed

 

Specifications Suzuki DR 600 Dakar















 

 

 









Twin Swirl Combustion Camber (TSCC)









The heart of the bike

 

Engine                      :

Engine displacement   :

Claimed HP               :

Claimed moment        :

Combustion chamber :

Bore / stroke             :

Compression ratio      :

Carburetor                :

Lubrication               :

Ignition                    :

Starter                     :

Transmission           :

Frame                     :

Trail                        :

Caster                     :

Length                     :

Seat height               :

Ground clearance     :

Wheelbase               :

Dry weight              :

Suspension front      :
                  rear       :

Tires          front      :
                  rear       :

brakes        front      :
                  rear       :

Fueltank capacity      :

Tuning for travelling  :

4-stroke, air cooled, 1-cylinder, OHC, TSCC, 4 valves

589 cc

45 HP at 6800 rpm

48.2 Nm at 5800 rpm

twin swirl

94 x 85 mm

8.5 : 1

mikuni, VM38SS

wet sump, with oil cooler

suzuki PEI

kickstarter

5 speed constant mesh

semi double frame

125 mm

60

2215 mm

890 mm

275 mm

1465 mm

149 kg

telescopic, pneumatic/coil spring, oil damped, 240 mm
fullfloater suspension system, 222 mm

90/90-21 54 S
130/80-17 65 S

disc, 240 mm
disc, 220 mm

21 L

34 L kevlar fueltank
WP suspension, rear
WP spring, front
HL frame for aluminium boxes
HL headlight protector
HL jiffy

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