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Old 06-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #1576
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Here are a couple photos from a recent ride. The church is an old Lutheran church in a beautiful little spot in Lackawanna County, PA



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Old 06-08-2009, 12:57 PM   #1577
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My weight is 220 lbs. and I did not carry any gear on the lake Erie Loop run. I went to the Minimalist Toruing camping/get together at Mohican State Park last year and took my tent, sleeping bag, thermorest , a chair and some clothes. I can run 55 to 60 without any strain all day. When I get above 62 all the way to 70 the motor is revving. Long hills you have to keep the throttle pegged going down the hill or pegged on the straightaway before the climb up because you won't be able to pull that gear in 5th you'll end up down shifting. As far as dirt climbing if you can hang on it'll go up anything in 1st or 2nd. Crawl speed great no problem. I think a 42 is probably the best choice overall for on raod speed and off road climbing.b Wardie
Hi Wardie, thanks for the details and just what I was hoping to hear and suspected based on how my DR performs with 15/45 and me on it. Based on your experience using 15/40 at 220lbs I think you are right about 15/42 probably being a good choice for faster long distance cruising at lower RPM but still enough to spare to not run out of low-end RPM when going off-road.

Now, if only I could find a 42 in South Africa. Perhaps it is time to go online shopping .... any info/links to online suppliers would be appreciated?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:26 PM   #1578
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #1579
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I've read this whole thread in doses, so forgive me if this has been hashed yet. Any of you fab up a center stand to work on these bikes? Something from a GSXR or Ninja or something? Thanks, Brent
I think he was asking about a real centerstand that could be made to fit the bike, not a conglomeration of crates, jacks, and wood blocks. Any ideas??
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:17 PM   #1580
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"Quote" Yeah there are definitely a number of options as far as sprockets go. Non-stock sizes are not difficult to find, especially since the DR200 shares the same output shaft spline as a number of other bikes. Currently my odometer reads 7000 miles, but I think it's closer to 9000(my speedo cable was disconnected for quite a while).



Please don't take this as a slam, I am only looking for accurate information.

I have seen this claim (or very close to it) several times in this thread about the output shaft being similar to other bike's and that sprockets are not difficult to find. But I called the stealer, rebel gears and sprocket specialists and others and no one carries a 16T front and as far as rears I could find several sizes, but in aluminum. So, can anybody actually share where you can find a 16T these days and what year, brand and model bike the DR200 shares the output shaft size with? After doing the carb. airbox and muffler mod with Kientech I have plenty more pep and I can cruise at 55MPH all day but I would like to be able to lower my RPM's at that speed. To the ones with the 14/39 or 15/40 combos. How many links did you have to cut off of the chain? Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #1581
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Please don't take this as a slam, I am only looking for accurate information.

I have seen this claim (or very close to it) several times in this thread about the output shaft being similar to other bike's and that sprockets are not difficult to find. But I called the stealer, rebel gears and sprocket specialists and others and no one carries a 16T front and as far as rears I could find several sizes, but in aluminum. So, can anybody actually share where you can find a 16T these days and what year, brand and model bike the DR200 shares the output shaft size with? After doing the carb. airbox and muffler mod with Kientech I have plenty more pep and I can cruise at 55MPH all day but I would like to be able to lower my RPM's at that speed. To the ones with the 14/39 or 15/40 combos. How many links did you have to cut off of the chain? Thanks!
It was a while back, but I got a 16-tooth sprocket...ladybug0048 has it now. Look here, this company made a run of them:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=251

Check this post out, too:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=252


And here is the list of bikes that supposedly have compatible shafts:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=253
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:59 AM   #1582
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just got this email for closeout front disc replacement from rocky mountain ATV. No affiliation, just passing on a good deal.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...#vehicleSelect
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:55 AM   #1583
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just got this email for closeout front disc replacement from rocky mountain ATV. No affiliation, just passing on a good deal.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...#vehicleSelect
Great timing, thanks!

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #1584
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just got this email for closeout front disc replacement from rocky mountain ATV. No affiliation, just passing on a good deal.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...#vehicleSelect
Great find. I don't think anyone here knew that there was a aftermarket brake rotor for the DR200...
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:11 AM   #1585
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I was also surprized at how much stuff was available at happy trails!!!!

http://www.happy-trail.com/Departmen...i/DR200SE.aspx
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #1586
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I was also surprized at how much stuff was available at happy trails!!!!

http://www.happy-trail.com/Departmen...i/DR200SE.aspx
Err, no. I believe you are mistaken - only two of the items listed on the page are specifically made for the DR200. The rest are rack accessories and generic bike products.

Anywho, check out what I just scored for $50:



Pretty good deal, no? Even the cheapest OEM part supplier I could find sells this tank for $446.76 ...wow! What I want to do now is to repaint all my plastics in black. :) Maybe even a full rebuild and send the frame out for powder coating... I absolutely love the black on the '09 models.

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #1587
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Err, no. I believe you are mistaken - only two of the items listed on the page are specifically made for the DR200. The rest are rack accessories and generic bike products.

Anywho, check out what I just scored for $50:



Pretty good deal, no? Even the cheapest OEM part supplier I could find sells this tank for $446.76 ...wow! What I want to do now is to repaint all my plastics in black. :) Maybe even a full rebuild and send the frame out for powder coating... I absolutely love the black on the '09 models.
thats what I mean...besides kientch I don't think anybody else who acknowledge dr200's even exist !
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #1588
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thats what I mean...besides kientch I don't think anybody else who acknowledge dr200's even exist !
I understand now. :) Believe it or not, although only a handful; there are more aftermarket options for the DR200 than you would think. I highly recommend reading the entirety of this thread. To name a few others you might not be aware of, Moose Racing makes a air filter for the DR200, and CycleRacks.com makes a rear luggage rack.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:22 PM   #1589
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"Quote" Yeah there are definitely a number of options as far as sprockets go. Non-stock sizes are not difficult to find, especially since the DR200 shares the same output shaft spline as a number of other bikes. Currently my odometer reads 7000 miles, but I think it's closer to 9000(my speedo cable was disconnected for quite a while).



Please don't take this as a slam, I am only looking for accurate information.

I have seen this claim (or very close to it) several times in this thread about the output shaft being similar to other bike's and that sprockets are not difficult to find. But I called the stealer, rebel gears and sprocket specialists and others and no one carries a 16T front and as far as rears I could find several sizes, but in aluminum. So, can anybody actually share where you can find a 16T these days and what year, brand and model bike the DR200 shares the output shaft size with? After doing the carb. airbox and muffler mod with Kientech I have plenty more pep and I can cruise at 55MPH all day but I would like to be able to lower my RPM's at that speed. To the ones with the 14/39 or 15/40 combos. How many links did you have to cut off of the chain? Thanks!
Here's a recommendation: Run sprocket searches on eBay for bikes that share the same output shaft size.
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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)

For example, a search for "
drz400 sprocket" on eBay yields a number of alternative sprocket options:
http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=drz...z400&_osacat=0
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #1590
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Question Help please.

I tried to search this thread, but couldn't find anything.
I let my friend ride my DR200 Suzuki the other day. I didn't notice that he left the fuel petcock in the "prime" position...I have read that letting the bike sit like this for several hours (it was overnight and most of the next day) can allow fuel to leak into the cylinder and mix with the gasoline...If this has happened, will changing the oil and filter get all of the gas out of the cylinder? Should I change them, run the bike for a few seconds, then change them again? Also, I should change the air filter? I read that this problem can also leak gas into the air filter...Besides what I have mentioned, is there anything else that I should do or be aware of/worry about? Luckily I noticed the petcock and did not start the engine like this! I hope I haven't/won't cause any damage to my bike! Any help will be much appreciated! Thank you very much in advance.
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