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Old 01-06-2014, 07:03 PM   #7711
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Ohhhhhh you have the next Vanna White on your hands. What an adorable little girl.



Nice hand warmers too, those are even better than milk jugs.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:45 AM   #7712
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Hi guys,

I'm nearly decided - looking to do a tour of S.America and will buy new in Santiago. Basically either Honda Tornado 250cc, but the Sukuzi Dr-200 looks awesome as well. Can any Dr-200 enthusiasts persuade me why I should take the Suzuki over the Honda, or not, as the case may be?

Many thanks!!!

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bigger std gas tank, with a few basic carb and oem exhaust mods I get a consistant 75mpg avg., the following on this site for a bike used and sold in many countries, means more parts avail.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:36 AM   #7713
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Hi guys,

I'm nearly decided - looking to do a tour of S.America and will buy new in Santiago. Basically either Honda Tornado 250cc, but the Sukuzi Dr-200 looks awesome as well. Can any Dr-200 enthusiasts persuade me why I should take the Suzuki over the Honda, or not, as the case may be?

Many thanks!!!

G.C.
You might find this article from Cycle Canada interesting: http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/19739/. It's an account of a woman's ride from Guatemala to Mexico and back on her DR200.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:25 AM   #7714
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Interesting bash-guard on the frame.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #7715
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The Rear Fender Finale!

As all good things come to an end, this winter project is now behind me. What I thought would be mind-numbing boring actually turned out to be bit more challenging.

The little 3/4 sized framed bike was not easy to find a donor fender. I ended up with a Suzuki DR250/350 MX fender. Had I had a good source to try a bunch more out and would have, but in the end this one worked with if not with a bit of cajoling. Some thoughts that on other fenders folks have tried here

It starts


Final Cuts




I figured it was time to find the 21st century, so I was going to go LED on the brake light assembly. The DRC Edge 2 LED Tail Light



It fits pretty well, but I did need to put 3/4" spacers to drop it down from the fender a bit.


Then I was tired of braking off the rear turn signals, so I wanted a turn signals integrated, so I bought the 12 O'clock board. Of course by the time I was done, I wanted both the external and rear turn signals and added back some stalks.



If you intend to run rear LEDs, you will need to upgrade the flasher to a no load flasher. I haven't upgraded the fronts blinkers, so I didn't need to do the diode kit to get the dash indicator to work, but something to think about it you go that route.

All told, it was a bit more expensive than I would have thought. Parts list here. It's a tad longer than I might like, but I think it's also long enough to keep the mud from spinning up. I am hopeful that the yellow mellows/fades a touch and maybe matches better. If not, when I rip off the front fender I can just replace it to match.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #7716
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Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this, but I came upon a DR200 and was wondering what a good price to snag one was.

2006, just over 7k miles, looks stock and well taken care of.

Hope to join the ranks soon.

Thanks,
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM   #7717
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DRs seem to fall pretty quick to the $14-1800 range. Then they seem to sit there forever, as long as they are running.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:24 PM   #7718
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Thanks for the info Dorito.


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Old 01-18-2014, 04:36 AM   #7719
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DRs seem to fall pretty quick to the $14-1800 range. Then they seem to sit there forever, as long as they are running.

Sounds about right.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:24 PM   #7720
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Getting set up for full drift.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:32 PM   #7721
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:51 AM   #7722
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Awkward situation...I'd like to get a DR200 on the cheap for the kids to learn on. I bought one for $500 a while back, fixed its issues and flipped for $1500 !!!.

Nephew has an '01 that needs love. Haven't seen it in years but he says it needs spokes(?), carb clean (sitting too long), has some beauty marks on the tank and generally has been well-used. Not sure on the miles but assume 7K ish.

What to offer for it? $1000?

Sticky part is when we were discussing it at a family function his dad said "they go for $5000 new". Perceived value may exceed actual value.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #7723
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Awkward situation...I'd like to get a DR200 on the cheap for the kids to learn on. I bought one for $500 a while back, fixed its issues and flipped for $1500 !!!.

Nephew has an '01 that needs love. Haven't seen it in years but he says it needs spokes(?), carb clean (sitting too long), has some beauty marks on the tank and generally has been well-used. Not sure on the miles but assume 7K ish.

What to offer for it? $1000?

Sticky part is when we were discussing it at a family function his dad said "they go for $5000 new". Perceived value may exceed actual value.

Pretty much impossible to say without seeing a picture.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #7724
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What to offer for it? $1000?

Sticky part is when we were discussing it at a family function his dad said "they go for $5000 new". Perceived value may exceed actual value.
Hard to say without more info, but we see PRESTINE DR200s with less than a few thousand miles going for $1400-1800. I've not exactly been a princess to mine, and have yet to break any spokes. So, just a thought if the spokes are broke there might be some other lingering abuse issues.

FWIW, I think it would <$1K if I was going to buy it to tinker with. But you do have the family factor issue. However, nobody disputes it is a $5K/new bike. The DR200 does tend to be an unloved/non-coveted bike which greatly impacts the current resale of it (and the bike is 13 years old!)
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:18 AM   #7725
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*****The DG Exhaust has been Sold*****



If anyone is interested I'm selling my DG Exaust for my DR200.
There is no damage, and nothing is wrong with it.

Reason I'm selling it, is because the standard exhaust on the DR is about 93 db, but this DG is 98 db. I though it was gonna be tolerable, but It's too damn loud for me.


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