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Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
trip wrapup

So after heading up to Quito, I met up with some other small bike riders... Olli from Germany with his 70cc Honda, Vinnie from USA on a Honda CGL125, and Adrian from Poland on a Chinese 150. We...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
hey guys. thanks for the feedback. glad you...

hey guys. thanks for the feedback. glad you liked it. that other pic of those switchbacks is way sweeter than mine. they are currently paving it, so bring the supermoto!

the motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
Peruvian Andes Rally

So I got some mechanical issues sorted, changed the 1 to a 9 on the insurance expiration date, and roared out of Cusco. The bike has plenty more power with new rings and the Keintech...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By MatBurn
Check out Lois Pryce...

Check out Lois Pryce (http://www.loisontheloose.com/africa/bike.html). She rode from Alaska to Argentina and then trans africa on a 225 and then a 250 yamaha. TTR I think. I am on a DR200 right...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Talking Winner!

OldPete wins with the BEST correct answer. New starter was suggested prior, but I really appreciate OldPete's follow-ups and thorough advice. I rewound the motor with extra wraps, soldered all...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
You all have good reason that if the motor idles...

You all have good reason that if the motor idles nice and bump starts easily, that it is probably not a valve problem.

So, since it is holidays here until Monday, I am going to head north bump...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
I took the bike to an electrician and we hooked...

I took the bike to an electrician and we hooked up the starter to the BFB with big cables. It struggled and finally started. We disassmbled the starter motor, soldered all the connections, and...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
The bike idles great... would that rule out the...

The bike idles great... would that rule out the sticky cam?
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Got everything hooked back up and the bike cranks...

Got everything hooked back up and the bike cranks over but doesn't start. I can bump start it walking while holding the button. Bike runs great with plenty of power (for a 200). It felt good to be...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
To remove the valves, I ended up pushing on the...

To remove the valves, I ended up pushing on the valve spring with my spark plug socket. To reinstall, I pushed with a wrench and got a friend to insert the retainers. A tool would be nice for those...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
On closer inspection, the piston is not dented. ...

On closer inspection, the piston is not dented. I am aware of the valve clearance notches, but there was so much carbon buildup around the edge on the exhaust side that I was certain that it was...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
PS This is battery number 4 (3 new plus the one...

PS This is battery number 4 (3 new plus the one that I had had since last year) and starter motor number 2 (one original suzuki and one chinese copy) to yield the same results. However, I have not...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Hi guys, Since it has been quite a few miles...

Hi guys,

Since it has been quite a few miles riding from Colombia to Argentina and most of the way back, I decided it couldn't hurt to listen to the advice about the valves and check them out. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
I haven't tried that. would the amperage damage...

I haven't tried that. would the amperage damage the starter motor?
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Battery is brand new from Honda today. I...

Battery is brand new from Honda today.

I just checked the battery connections during and after cranking. No heat. Cleaned connections.
Voltage drop across terminals while cranking is about 2...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Touche. That is indeed a correct answer, but not...

Touche. That is indeed a correct answer, but not the best answer.... the contest is open until the bike starts without pushing :)
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
i will also check the volts under load. ANY...

i will also check the volts under load.

ANY automotive place with a battery tester? baaaaaaaaahahahahaa. this is Peru. They test batteries here by shorting them with a piece of wire and gauging...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
silvergoose, I pulled the spark plug and it...

silvergoose, I pulled the spark plug and it turns over. But I did not listen for the noises. I will check that out and report back!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,780
Views: 835,243
Posted By MatBurn
Altiplano near Lake Titicaca, Peru ...

Altiplano near Lake Titicaca, Peru (DR200)https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sssIUc7Abz4/UCg2aYfH8TI/AAAAAAAAJWA/U5TZy-S3JTk/s800/IMG_2485.jpg

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By MatBurn
Talking Stuck in Peru Need URGENT mechanical advice

Hi Guys,

This is a tough question and I would be very grateful for thorough advice.

I have a 2003 Suzuki DR200 with 25,000 miles and am currently riding through South America (see ride reports...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
Thanks guys-- glad you like the write-up. The...

Thanks guys-- glad you like the write-up. The DR200 is great for those heinously rough backroads. It turns out the battery isn't dead but I shook the magnets loose in the starter motor and they cut...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
Southern Bolivia update

Here is a link to the latest ride report of crossing Southern Bolivia on the 2003 DR200. About 350 dirt miles in temps around 10 degrees and altitude as between 13,000 and 16,500 feet. Good stuff! ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
yeah, i did that. not a big performance...

yeah, i did that. not a big performance difference compared to new brake shoes on a loaded dr-200 :lol3

matt
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
new update

got another update on the site. Ruta 40 in Argentina, Carretera Austral in Chile, and walking the last 75km of the road just for kicks. here are some pics:
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
thanks guys! new ride update is on the site....

thanks guys!

new ride update is on the site. Tierra del Fuego backroads, trekking in Torres del Paine, and a handful of pics from shipwrecks. i'll work on some more pastry shots:wink:
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
Cal, Bike does about 50mph...

Cal,



Bike does about 50mph comfortably, with up to about 65 if you need it at present gearing.
Fuel economy is between 60 and 100 mpg depending on conditions. 80 is normal for me.
Parts are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 1,203,192
Posted By MatBurn
Question replacement 2003 DR200 starter motor seals

my starter's main seal is leaking and the brushes are about spent. i cleaned all the oil out yesterday to get it to start and know it is just a matter of time before i have to do it again.

down...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,376
Posted By MatBurn
South America on a DR200

I left Colombia at the end of November and spent December riding to Ushuaia. about 12,500km in a month. I put pictures and smart-ass captions on my blog: spokecount.com...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By MatBurn
DR200 vs XT225

I am in Colombia and just bought a DR200. I should be on the road here in another week (headed for patagonia) after I get some pannier racks made up and the Keintech goodies come in the mail. I...
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