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Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
There's a couple of places that part out bikes on...

There's a couple of places that part out bikes on eBay. Not gonna be cheap, but a good chance of finding what you want...

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
On my road bikes I use Amsoil synthetic. I...

On my road bikes I use Amsoil synthetic.

I also drive a 1966 VW. Amsoil synthetic put into the tranny significantly improved shifting, especially in Colorado winters....

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I run Rotella-T 15-40w in both our DR200s..... ...

I run Rotella-T 15-40w in both our DR200s.....
I tend to change the oil/filter every 1,000 miles or so as cheap insurance.
Mix is 50/50 on/off road.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Fuel in the crankcase would be my guess too..... ...

Fuel in the crankcase would be my guess too.....

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
While the prospect of almost 400 pages can be...

While the prospect of almost 400 pages can be daunting, there is some great info contained in previous posts. Many thoughts on hand guards...... The search feature can help you sift......

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2012, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
One piece. Ricochet. eBay and Google...

One piece.

Ricochet.

eBay and Google are your friends.....

Got em on both mine and my wife's DR200s.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
The stock tires get blasted on here...

The stock tires get blasted on here frequently.....
The wife and I have put about 1,300 miles each on our bikes since buying them last Fall.
Her's was "new" and mine now has 2,200 miles. It's been...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
At the top of "which" stroke? One is right, one...

At the top of "which" stroke? One is right, one is wrong (remember it's a four stroke and the piston at the top can be correct for valve adjustment, or it can be off a cycle.....).

I've always...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Define "cold natured". Does it run poorly when...

Define "cold natured". Does it run poorly when first started but when it warms up it runs great???

When we bought my wife's bike, we were told that same "cold natured" story by the PO. But it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Sounds very similar to the one I bought last...

Sounds very similar to the one I bought last October. 07 w 884 miles. Pretty clean. I paid $2400 and was very happy w how that price compared to what other local bikes were selling for.... I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I'm a similar body type, and my DR200 has plenty...

I'm a similar body type, and my DR200 has plenty of power at 7,000ft elevation. It runs out of gear at 55 mph, but still has ooomph for the hills. Motor is stock (other than jetting for altitude). ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Maybe a YOM thing? Put one on my wife's 09 and...

Maybe a YOM thing?
Put one on my wife's 09 and it looks just like the one on the Cycleracks website.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I keep a $.99 kitchen baster in the garage just...

I keep a $.99 kitchen baster in the garage just for removing oil when it's overfilled......
Don't know if that would work on the DR.....

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
While my time isn't worth much, I'll still spend...

While my time isn't worth much, I'll still spend $3 on a new jet before doing repeated cleanings.....
:-) :-)


Chuck
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2012, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Ok, I started this thread asking for help on Moab...

Ok, I started this thread asking for help on Moab trail ratings.
Mostly what I got was advice that my wife and I should learn how to ride.....
:-)

modette, we've ordered Ned's DVD.

Gitana,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Damn you Klay and Sateev

:-)

New seat on the bike......

http://home.earthlink.net/~highaltidude/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/newseat.jpg

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Info here: ...

Info here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616183

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2012, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Yep, open! Lots of new concrete where they fixed...

Yep, open! Lots of new concrete where they fixed what had been washed out. Didn't make it less scary though....
:-)

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
The wife and I got the DRs out to Moab. Three...

The wife and I got the DRs out to Moab. Three days of phenomenal riding.

A pic from the Dead Horse State Park Visitors Center:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2012, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Ok, here goes........ We did the White Rim...

Ok, here goes........

We did the White Rim trail (one day). The two difficult sections were all my wife could handle.

Did Gemini Bridges, piece of cake. Shafer switchbacks were a piece of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2012, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Moab Trail Book

My wife and I just got back from our first trip to Moab. As our reference book we used: Guide To Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails. And as a supplement we picked up: ATV Trails Guide Moab,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I'd be interested in your thoughts in a week or...

I'd be interested in your thoughts in a week or so......
Numb ass is my only complaint about this bike......

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I'm fairly new to this bike, and don't know where...

I'm fairly new to this bike, and don't know where exactly you were taking the temp.....

But I daily drive an air cooled VW. Head temps regularly run 350-400 degrees. 295 just doesn't sound that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I have two DR200s, both bought used. One in CO @...

I have two DR200s, both bought used. One in CO @ 5,000ft elevation, one from Oklahoma @ 1,300ft elevation. Both owners were first owners and purchased from dealers. Both bikes had 125/35 jetting. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Stock jetting is 125 main and 35 pilot. Just...

Stock jetting is 125 main and 35 pilot.

Just go into a motorcycle dealer (one that has Suzuki books would be preferred) and ask them for one size larger of each. (note an earlier post of mine...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Bike is notoriously lean from the factory. ...

Bike is notoriously lean from the factory. Rejetting will cost less than $10. Just do it right.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Last week the wife and I took our DR200s to...

Last week the wife and I took our DR200s to Dinosaur National Monument, in Colorado and Utah..... We had been on Harpers Corner Road before and the views were amazing. This time on the dual...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Here's what my wife and I carry between our...

Here's what my wife and I carry between our factory tool boxes, fender bags on both bikes, and my saddle bags:

Registration and proof of insurance
Suzuki spark plug socket
Suzuki phillips screw...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
If you are repeatedly having to clear clogged...

If you are repeatedly having to clear clogged jets, it seems like you are fixing a symptom.

The OP was in regards to buying a bike from another person and trying to get it to run right. I stand...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I have had mixed results cleaning jets that have...

I have had mixed results cleaning jets that have flow restrictions. Sometimes it's varnished fuel and that will come out easy w soaking.... Sometimes its crap from an old fuel tank. Sometimes you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
No need to take the seat, sidecovers, and gas...

No need to take the seat, sidecovers, and gas tank off. The throttle cable comes off the carb from the side. Un-hook the vent and vacuum lines from the carb on the "passenger's" side. Loosen the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Pilot Jets

I learned something today.

I finally decided to jet both my wife's and my DR200's down a bit. Riding them through the winter showed em to be a bit rich. I'm at 7,200ft, and ride as low as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Hey, now wait just a minute....... You should...

Hey, now wait just a minute.......
You should see in my barn.....
But none of mine have batteries.... Too much weight.....
:-)


Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Tenders that drop to a trickle charge are made to...

Tenders that drop to a trickle charge are made to be left for long periods of time. Very safe. Used a lot on motorcycles over the winter in places like Colorado......
:-)

Poorly guided tours of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
As stated above, a tender will drop it's charge...

As stated above, a tender will drop it's charge rate and provide a trickle for extended non use. A straight up charger may or may not do that.....

Battery Tender is a brand name like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Late to see the PM. Reply sent. Chuck

Late to see the PM. Reply sent.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
I put a new tube in every time I get a new tire. ...

I put a new tube in every time I get a new tire. Ask for the old tubes back. They make good emergency spares.

Chuck
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Been some discussion regarding the turn signals...

Been some discussion regarding the turn signals on the DR200 being too wide and subject to breakage on the inevitable dirt nap when ridden hard......

Here's what I've tried. Ordered a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Ran across this pouch while looking for stuff for...

Ran across this pouch while looking for stuff for one of my other hobbies......
http://www.sktindustries.com/catalog/doc15.pdf
I thought it looked pretty neat and a good way to get stuff in the end...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Highaltidude
Welcome!!!!! Have ya read the previous 323...

Welcome!!!!!

Have ya read the previous 323 pages?????
:-)

Chuck
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