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Old 10-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #7501
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If the petcock is bad it could have filled the engine full enough to pressurize.
Right you are. I would think that would be pretty obvious and include things like hard starting and a strong gas smell. The OP didn't mention any of these other symptoms so maybe they can clarify their situation and we can figure out the exact cause beyond simple mechanical failure.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #7502
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Right you are. I would think that would be pretty obvious and include things like hard starting and a strong gas smell. The OP didn't mention any of these other symptoms so maybe they can clarify their situation and we can figure out the exact cause beyond simple mechanical failure.

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #7503
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #7504
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I put KTM Adventure pegs onto my little DR200. They were really easy to fit with a little grinding. I think modding the pegs was easier than putting aftermarket hand grips on it.

You talking about these?
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-Adventure-LC8

They are nice, but damn they are expensive.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #7505
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New DR200 Performance Parts

Lads, you know how some TW200 cultists are glad to spend two or three times the purchase amount of their bikes for cool hot rod parts? Even while everyone else is yelling about how stupid it is? Yeah, well, I'm one of those cultists.

Lately I've been eyeing the DR200. I contacted Engines Only (THE hot rod tuner for air cooled, small displacement motorbikes, in case you don't know; http://xr100.com/) to see if they would be interested in developing speed parts for the 200, and they immediately said yes.

This thread has become too massive for me to read in its entirety--after page 85 my eyes were crossed. Can you all give me a listing of the DR200s known problems and fixes? I think it would save Engines Only a lot of research and development time and thus a lot of my money if I can tell them what to look out for beforehand.

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:33 AM   #7506
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:56 AM   #7507
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Lads, you know how some TW200 cultists are glad to spend two or three times the purchase amount of their bikes for cool hot rod parts? Even while everyone else is yelling about how stupid it is? Yeah, well, I'm one of those cultists.

Lately I've been eyeing the DR200. I contacted Engines Only (THE hot rod tuner for air cooled, small displacement motorbikes, in case you don't know; http://xr100.com/) to see if they would be interested in developing speed parts for the 200, and they immediately said yes.
I'd be all over a big-bore kit.

The big bore kit might be a bit elusive, this motor has been around in one form or another for years. The LT125, LT160, LT185, LT230, DR100, DR125, DR185, DR200 and others have all used some version of this same motor. I think the crux of the problem is that the Dr200 is already bored to near max.I've struck out trying to locate a big bore kit through Weisco, BBR, Pivot Works and Powroll.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:20 AM   #7508
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The big bore kit might be a bit elusive, I think the crux of the problem is that the Dr200 is already bored to near max.

Yeah, I've kind of been concerned about that, too, since I'm under the impression the DR200 is a bored out DR125. However, I'm still hopeful for stainless exhaust, flatslide pumper carb, porting and polishing, a high comp piston or a decked head, a cam, hotter advance curve, an oil cooler, and maybe a stroker kit. Droooool, a stroker kit.

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #7509
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Yeah, I've kind of been concerned about that, too, since I'm under the impression the DR200 is a bored out DR125. However, I'm still hopeful for stainless exhaust, flatslide pumper carb, porting and polishing, a high comp piston or a decked head, a cam, hotter advance curve, an oil cooler, and maybe a stroker kit. Droooool, a stroker kit.
Meh, they make bigger motorcycles.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:40 AM   #7510
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Meh, they make bigger motorcycles.
Maybe, but the 125/200 geometry makes it a very nimble bike - IMO a lot easier to ride fast through the tight bits than a full size bike.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #7511
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You talking about these?
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-Adventure-LC8

They are nice, but damn they are expensive.
No, I can't afford those. I bought some stock KTM pegs from the flea market for $25. I got the idea from teksplor:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=11
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #7512
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You talking about these?
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-Adventure-LC8

They are nice, but damn they are expensive.
Pivot Pegz are ONLY $169. Worth it though according to my wife.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:18 AM   #7513
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Pivot Pegz are ONLY $169. Worth it though according to my wife.
In my world, "only" and "$169" can't exist in the same sentence.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #7514
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No, I can't afford those. I bought some stock KTM pegs from the flea market for $25. I got the idea from teksplor:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=11

Thanks for the link.
I will definitely look for some pegs like these to put on.


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Pivot Pegz are ONLY $169. Worth it though according to my wife.
You right $169 is cheaper that's for sure. But it cant beat $25-$70 KTM (fixed/wide) Pegs.

Thanks guys.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #7515
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Maybe, but the 125/200 geometry makes it a very nimble bike - IMO a lot easier to ride fast through the tight bits than a full size bike.

I think weight has a lot to do with this as well. Considering the DR weighs as much, if not more than most full size bikes I think you'll find its not nearly as friendly as you'd expect when you hit the tight stuff.

To answer your original post though, pretty much the only recurrent issues on these bikes that would affect your build are the stock petcock and some fragile tail light wiring. IMO your biggest hurdles are going to be suspension and weight. The DR is a tad underpowered but I think anything more than a small increase in power and you're going to really notice the lack of proper suspension.
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