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Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 11:14 AM
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Posted By motocikl
I might be willing to part ways with mine for a...

I might be willing to part ways with mine for a reasonable price if someone would give more details on working top-box setups (not Pelican).
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
I suspected as much. What brand/model for the...

I suspected as much. What brand/model for the rack and the box?

Also, godwinmt, same question for your top-box setup.

I've thought about Pelican but:
-No case conveniently sized to fit a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 01:48 PM
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Posted By motocikl
Nice, looks almost stock. Some bikes, namely...

Nice, looks almost stock. Some bikes, namely sportbikes, look terrible with a top box since the tail end seems to be pointing into the air. The DR's look fine with top-boxes. If I decide to buy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Wow, not sure how I missed that. I guess because...

Wow, not sure how I missed that. I guess because it was on the bottom of the page. Thanks for the info.

I still want to leave this kind of thing as a last resort. I don't have easy access to power...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By motocikl
It's probably like the DR200, in which case it's...

It's probably like the DR200, in which case it's pretty easy.

See my two posts here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16854357#post16854357
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Skinny...check, long reach...check, long...

Skinny...check, long reach...check, long inseam...check, tiny feet...nope!



Good idea but I will leave that type of modification as a last resort. Also, I am not sure that I want the lever to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
I tried the relocation today but it looks like it...

I tried the relocation today but it looks like it was already on the topmost possible spline. If I raise it any more, it is no longer possible to shift up.

Does anyone know of a different shift...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
So, in the attached picture, I would remove #32...

So, in the attached picture, I would remove #32 and then just angle the lever upwards on #25?

I will try that but it seems like it may only be a slight improvement. Does anyone know if there are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,467
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Posted By motocikl
I finally bought some riding boots but now have...

I finally bought some riding boots but now have run into the dreaded shift lever problem. It's really hard to get the boot under the shift lever to shift up. Some people have mentioned adjusting the...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By motocikl
Treating rust spots

I have a few rust spots on my DR200, which lives outside, 1 mile from the Pacific ocean. Most are tiny (2-4mm). A few are a bit bigger. They're mainly on the unpainted metal but some are on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 02:57 PM
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Posted By motocikl
ladybug, regarding cold starts, I've found that...

ladybug, regarding cold starts, I've found that holding the throttle open does NOT help. For about a month or so last winter I was constantly wondering what was wrong with the bike, never wanting to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By motocikl
I use a Park Tool gauge to check chain wear on my...

I use a Park Tool gauge to check chain wear on my bicycles. No reason why one shouldn't exist for motorcycle chains.



Makes sense. But what if you don't want to replace both sprockets and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By motocikl
Is this method not affected by the tension?

Is this method not affected by the tension?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By motocikl
Center-to-center it is. Actually, I didn't...

Center-to-center it is.

Actually, I didn't know that you have to tension the chain all the way. Does that actually make a big difference?

I may go with the "non-technical" method for more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By motocikl
Measuring chain stretch

Yes, I know they don't really "stretch".

When you measure, do you measure the distance between the pins without including the actual pins (if I read the service manual 100% literally, that is what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,467
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Posted By motocikl
Look at this:...

Look at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR200-86-Kickstart-Lever-Kicker-/170658927670?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item27bc109436

The SP200, the DR200's predecessor, used a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Aha! It's called a "tappet tool". Example:...

Aha! It's called a "tappet tool". Example: http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-Tappet-Adjustment-08-0073/dp/B000JP31T8

That would make it easier.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,467
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Posted By motocikl
Right, but it's a bit difficult to get the...

Right, but it's a bit difficult to get the position right. I was hoping there was some special tool that could make it easier. Maybe some sort of 90-degree ratcheting wrench or something of the sort.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
I did my first valve adjustment this Saturday....

I did my first valve adjustment this Saturday. The first one I did myself, that is, not the first one done on the bike. I have a few questions.

1. The manual gives a range from .003-.005. The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8,467
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Posted By motocikl
'Twas a bit colder this morning (50's) and the DR...

'Twas a bit colder this morning (50's) and the DR was somewhat hard to start. I had it on the full choke for about a minute, half choke for ~20 seconds and it still died when I went off the choke. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2011, 10:20 AM
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Posted By motocikl
My high beam stopped working 2 days ago. I...

My high beam stopped working 2 days ago. I normally ride with the high beam on so the switch is always on the "HI" position. When I turned the bike on, the light came on for a second then went off....
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2011, 01:26 PM
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Posted By motocikl
With a crescent wrench? Please explain.

With a crescent wrench? Please explain.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By motocikl
Right, I agree that clicking down is better...

Right, I agree that clicking down is better technique. My main concern was about the potential mechanical problems of HOLDING the clutch in and coasting, regardless of whether I click down or not....
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
It does regularly occur, almost always. The...

It does regularly occur, almost always. The squeak itself does sound somewhat cyclic, like it could be coming from a warped rotor. Can I inspect this visually or feel it with my fingers?
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By motocikl
I guess I could do that since it would have the...

I guess I could do that since it would have the same effect plus the additional benefit of being able to speed up if the light should change. But it won't change.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By motocikl
I don't find it hard. Sometimes I have too push...

I don't find it hard. Sometimes I have too push back and forth a bit but it's usually at a long light, anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By motocikl
Thanks, that's exactly what I meant. ...

Thanks, that's exactly what I meant.



Hypermiling, I guess. Not really though. It just feels comfortable in a lot of situations. With the DR200 on the streets you really need to be in the right...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By motocikl
Coast to stop with clutch in?

Is there any possibility of engine/transmission damage if I pull in the clutch while in a higher gear (4th or 5th) and let the bike coast to a stop, no downshifting.

This scenario occurs quite a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8,467
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Posted By motocikl
I am noticing a squeak which seems to be coming...

I am noticing a squeak which seems to be coming from the front wheel. It can be heard at low speeds when the front brake lever is NOT pressed. Even when the bike is off and being pushed in neutral....
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,108
Posted By motocikl
Interesting discussion here. My ICE knowledge is...

Interesting discussion here. My ICE knowledge is sub-optimal at best but I thought I'd chime in with this: what about 2-stroke diesels?

From what I've read these types of engines appear to be some...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
It goes faster now than the bike in the...

It goes faster now than the bike in the background, right?
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,576
Posted By motocikl
Those look nice but I'm not sure where I could...

Those look nice but I'm not sure where I could even buy them in the US, much less try them on. Also, the price range appears to be way more than $300.



Again, these look good but the site...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,576
Posted By motocikl
Looking for boots!

I'm looking for some good riding boots. My criteria:

Must be:
-Waterproof.
-Comfortable for walking. Not hiking, jogging, running, or mountain climbing, just walking. It should be possible to...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,105
Posted By motocikl
Stupid question on riding pants

Are all riding pants overpants, meant to be worn over jeans or dress pants, or are there some that you can wear with only underwear beneath?

I'm just looking around online and while some are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
I found the Outerwears pre-filter covers...

I found the Outerwears pre-filter covers discussed a few posts back. Which part numbers are good? 20-1081 or 20-2262? What are the differences?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
After arriving home yesterday I noticed that one...

After arriving home yesterday I noticed that one of the screws for the taillight had gone missing! It must have fallen off while riding. Actually the taillight has been really noisy for a long time,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Leaving the chain on the bike? Do you use any...

Leaving the chain on the bike? Do you use any lube on it afterwards?

Sorry, this is not obvious to us total noobs.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Chain questions

Do you have to remove the chain to clean & lube it or can it be done on the bike? I'm thinking kerosene (as per the owner's manual) in a spray bottle. Any suggestions on specific lubes to use or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Success with the evap system removal this...

Success with the evap system removal this weekend! :clap
I think it gives the bike a cleaner look. In case anyone in the future is wondering, find my posts a few pages back. That's all I did except...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,250
Posted By motocikl
Aha! "Vacuum caps" is what I am looking for. I...

Aha! "Vacuum caps" is what I am looking for. I kept searching for "stoppers" and not getting satisfactory results. I'll check the local hardware/auto-parts store and see if they have any. If not,...
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