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Old 05-13-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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the DR200 thread

It seems like all of the other bikes have a devoted thread

Here is a pic of our ride from Sunday, a 100 mile loop
our first big ride with the DR200

Everyone else show us some pics
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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DR200 information.

I am going to use this post as a repository for FAQ's about the DR200....tune-up information, tires, sprockets, and other accessories and modifications. If you have information that is appropriate here, please post it in the thread and I will quote it here or add a link to it. Please send me a PM if I don't notice it right away.


Tune-up information:

The intake and exhaust valve clearance specification is between .08mm to .13mm for both the intake and exhaust valve.

Note: Don't overtighten your front sprocket bolt. Use a torque wrench and thread locking compound. If the head of the bolt snaps off, you may have a lot of trouble getting the rest of the bolt out. The proper torque for tightening this bolt is surprisingly light.

Modifications:

Tires choices and sizes:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20339128&postcount=6276

Sideracks and tail racks:

http://www.cycleracks.com/panier.php

http://www.happy-trail.com/Departments/Make-Model-Specific/Suzuki/DR200SE.aspx

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16142016&postcount=3810

Kientech has carb, airbox, and exhaust modifications:

http://www.kientech.com/DR200SEExhaustMod.htm

I'm hearing mixed reports on the efficacy of the latest Kientech mods. Ask for advice before committing to the modifications.

Aftermarket muffler:

http://www.fmfracing.com/Mode/Bike/2009_SUZUKI_DR200SE

Seats:

http://renazco.com/gallery.cfm

Seat Concepts is a new company that may make you a seat:

http://seatconcepts.art.officelive.com/Suzuki.aspx

Sprockets:

http://www.procycle.us/


http://www.rebelgears.com/


http://www.supersproxusa.com/products.php?cat=1330


http://www.jtsprockets.com/61+M54a708de802.0.html


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15878596&postcount=3671


Front brake disk:

(a lot cheaper than stock)

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do;jsessionid=C6989F4E42740CF511321D 9FD6043D81.westring1?navType=type&webTypeId=30&navTitle=Brakes&webCatId=15&tab=reviews&prodFamilyId=9657#vehicleSelect


Skid plates:



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11297318&postcount=2053


http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=5828


Aftermarket petcock:

Yamaha 23F-24500-11-00 - FUEL COCK ASSY 1 (4X8-24500-02-00)




Quote:
Originally Posted by MacNutz
Here is a list of off-road bikes that supposedly share the same output shaft spline.
Suzuki and Kawasaki models:
DR200SE (96-05)
DR250 (90-95)
DR250SE (93-95)
RM250 (82-present)
RMX250 (89-01)
DR-Z250 (01-06)
DR350 (90-99)
DR350SE (90-99)
DRZ400 E (00-present)
DRZ400 S (00-present)
KLX400R (03-present)
KLX400SR (03-present)

Maybe you could use one of these applications to find a 16 tooth.

Engine mods:


Quote:
Originally Posted by zomby woof
The camshaft for a DR-Z125 will work in a 200 motor. You can get one from hotcams.
Its pretty mild, but it is a little better than the stocker.
Have a look in the DR-Z125 section on thumpertalk. Lots of stuff available for the 125 should work on the 200.
I started the cam thread, so if you have any questions, just PM me.
I sold my 125, and I'm trying to decide whether to go DR200, or XT225 for the street.
What do you guys think, I wonder


Now don't just take your information and run. Drop in at the end of the thread and say hello, or post a picture of your bike, or tell us where you rode it and who you met on the way.



Back to my original post:

This is a trail north of Eldora in Colorado back in 2001. It's much steeper than it looks in the photograph.



Did you know you can fit two DR200 motorcycles in the back of a 1998 Dodge Caravan?




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Old 05-14-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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Back in 2001, those DR200 bikes I took pictures of had less than 200 miles on them. Here's one of them six years later, after accumulating 9,000 miles:



Still running perfectly.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:07 AM   #4
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Here's a couple of mine from Moab last week...



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Old 05-14-2007, 06:40 AM   #5
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I was really impressed with the sure footedness of the little DR even with the factory deathwings on, very confidence inspiring


its like wheres waldo with motorcycles
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:41 AM   #6
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anyone found any aftermarket exhaust for the DR?
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:15 PM   #7
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Dr200se Carb Settings

Hi to all, just got a 96 dr200se. It had the infamous carb problems, previous owner installed a carb kit and never set it up right. I don't have a service manual yet. So, does anyone know what the float settings, should be? also any idea what to set the mixture screw to as a baseline?? Previous owner took to mixture screw out for carb cleaning. Just trying to get it running acceptable for this upcoming weekend. Thanks for your time.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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KDS;

With the carb inverted the flange to top of float but not the metal tongue is .51 +/- .04" or 13mm +/- 1 mm. By mixture screw I assume you are talking the pilot screw and that setting is to be learned by turning in prior to removal. Are you going to go with the extended version, that is available from www.kientech.com. Jesse is a great guy and could also help you with a spec setting if you need one.

Specs quoted per the '97 Suzuki DR200SE service manual.



Welcome aboard.


Also check out the Minimalist Tourer (250cc and under) thread for more on the DR200SE and other bikes.

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:14 PM   #9
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Right on, thanks for the quick response!! I did call Keintech, to see about the extended pilot screw, I am only about 2hrs from his shop. Jessie said, usually anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 turns is a good place for the pilot screw.
I hope to get her dialed in sometime this weekend. Cool little bike, I can see where it would be more practical/ and comfortable, then my Honda XL600R.
Seems to pull me up my hill, 250lbs at 40mph very easily, Even with a messed up carb. Definately do-able, way cooler than a scooter. Thanks again Inmates...... I'll check back with a status report.
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:38 PM   #10
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Hi to all, just got a 96 dr200se. It had the infamous carb problems, previous owner installed a carb kit and never set it up right. I don't have a service manual yet. So, does anyone know what the float settings, should be? also any idea what to set the mixture screw to as a baseline?? Previous owner took to mixture screw out for carb cleaning. Just trying to get it running acceptable for this upcoming weekend. Thanks for your time.
Remove the carb. take the bowl off. Turn it upsidedown. Eyeball your floats carefully. (Now follow me carefully on this thought process.) Holding the carb upside down and straight with the world, look at the float assy and adjust so they are absolutely on the same plane with the carb body and make a 90degree angle to verical zero. Now put everything back together and put a piece of fuel line to your float bowl drain and bend it up to the seam where your float bowl gasket is. Open your float bowl drain.(it will fill with fuel but since your holding the open end up higher than the float bowl it will not run out.) The level of fuel in the tube should intersect the center (middle) of the carb body to floatbowl seam. This is called fuel level height and is Suzukis prefered method of setting float height. If it does not reach the seam raise the float up towards the tank( minute adjustments). and vice versa
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:42 PM   #11
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200 carb/petcock issues.

Hey guy's thanks for the info. I got the float set to specs, and I got the pilot screw where it seems to be happy. The problem now is, that there is fuel dripping out of the airbox boot/clamp. Not too cool!! Is this my petcock or something else? I do believe the float is set correctly. Can I bypass the vaccume line and run it on PRIme? Or can I do an in-line valve? Any ideas inmates? I would love to take this thing out for a cruse sometime soon..... Thanks for your time and input.
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Originally Posted by killer dual sports
Hey guy's thanks for the info. I got the float set to specs, and I got the pilot screw where it seems to be happy. The problem now is, that there is fuel dripping out of the airbox boot/clamp. Not too cool!! Is this my petcock or something else? I do believe the float is set correctly. Can I bypass the vaccume line and run it on PRIme? Or can I do an in-line valve? Any ideas inmates? I would love to take this thing out for a cruse sometime soon..... Thanks for your time and input.


I would replace tank valve assembly (TVA). The problem is eventually with a leaking TVA the float inlet needle fails and the carb floods and fuel either enters the cyl or the trans via airbox and you'll ruin the engine. Replace the inlet needle as well.



My DR350SE has the same system but I have an additional shutoff inline with the fuel flow so I can positively shut off the fuel flow. This allows me to run the fuel out of the carb whenever bike will be shut down.

I handle the 200 a different way. I carry a drain tube and small container in the toolbox so when I am done for the day I drain the carb bowl. I almost never leave fuel in the carb bowl overnight or when transporting bike in van. As a used bike at time of purchase my 200 suffered from this problem and I'm hoping that no terminal damage was done by previous owner; so far so good.



Both methods save wear and tear on the inlet needle which I consider a "critical" component.


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Old 03-10-2008, 01:06 AM   #13
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DR200s may be fun.

But they're no use for trying to out-run the law...
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:24 AM   #14
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Cute!.....
The kid not the cop
Nice bike too
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But they're no use for trying to out-run the law...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1205136298
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But they're no use for trying to out-run the law...
Asking the Law Enforcement Officer to shake your cute child's hand for a pic might get you out of a traffic violation............quick thinking miniroot . Let me know if that works.......it might start a trend .
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Blessed are the flexible, for they will never be bent out of shape
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