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Old 06-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #1651
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Does Suzuki actually license the design out, or are Chinese companies just building them assuming they can't get caught? I've seen the Qlink version out in front of a dealer that sells Chinese ATV's and scooters.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:44 PM   #1652
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Does Suzuki actually license the design out, or are Chinese companies just building them assuming they can't get caught? I've seen the Qlink version out in front of a dealer that sells Chinese ATV's and scooters.
I believe the design is licensed out or some of the firms in China are subsidiary to Suzuki. I'm not up to speed enough to say for sure, but I don't think the China firms are breaking trade law.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:58 AM   #1653
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I don't know what it is with rocky mountain atv but they are moving front brake rotors. I think the last special they sent me was EBC for 49.99.

Well this clearance Titan front rotor is 9.99. Anyone neeb a spare?

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:58 AM   #1654
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Those are carb problems that should be addressed. They are not petcock issues. Ive always left petcocks on all my bikes/equipment in the on position, they're designed that way.
A hole in the diaphragm, which is part of the petcock, has nothing to do with the carb.

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:21 PM   #1655
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I don't know what it is with rocky mountain atv but they are moving front brake rotors. I think the last special they sent me was EBC for 49.99.

Well this clearance Titan front rotor is 9.99. Anyone neeb a spare?

Link:
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...#vehicleSelect
Speaking of brakes, upon riding to work yesterday my front brakes started making a metallic rubbing sound. Upon closer inspection, it seems that I used up the pads completely. I've done some pretty heavy duty street riding in the Santa Monica mountains chasing down my friend on his sport bike, so the brakes must be pretty taxed. The disc surface looks kind of dark from the metal-on-metal rubbing. Regardless, the bike only has about 3,600 miles on it which seems like a pretty short interval.

Ordered some pads at my local shop so no riding 'til Tuesday.
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:24 PM   #1656
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I'd have to look at my maintenance book to be sure, but I think I've gone through four sets of pads on mine in 12,000 miles. The front brake is weak, so I have a tendency to really get on the brake.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #1657
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So I'm not surprised to see them copying motorcycles.
I'm fairly certain they're not pirating the DR200. See Beemerboy's ride reports.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:47 AM   #1658
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can someone give me the torque specs for the bolt that holds the clutch springs on the clutch basket for a 87 SP200 I'm pretty sure the SP is just the street legal version of the 87 dr

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #1659
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can someone give me the torque specs for the bolt that holds the clutch springs on the clutch basket for a 87 SP200 I'm pretty sure the SP is just the street legal version of the 87 dr

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spark plug tight. (yes, that's a technical term).

It's small and threading into aluminum. Snug 'em down and roll.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #1660
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can someone give me the torque specs for the bolt that holds the clutch springs on the clutch basket for a 87 SP200 I'm pretty sure the SP is just the street legal version of the 87 dr

thanks

Is that the same as a "clutch spring mounting bolt?" My manual says 7 ft-lb for that one.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #1661
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Laugh Mi Poquito DR200SEw

My boyfriend and I picked this up last year for the soul purpose (spelling intended) of heading to the canyons of Mexico for 2 weeks (Feb 2009). The bike proved to be a winner for the trip! I haven't had more fun in my short life. And to think, the poor bike was abandoned in a road racer's garage.

However, the interesting thing...it ran without a hiccup in Mexico for 2 weeks. I had overlooked some details before leaving (some very obvious ones) and had not taken the time to go through this used bike thoroughly. Thankfully, like I said, it ran without a hiccup. Unfortunately, now that it's been warm again in Minnesota, and I've been out riding, it's proven it's tiredness and some issues have surfaced. This weekend the hot exhaust pipe kissed my leg. Ouch. We've cleaned up the carb and tank and hoses (etc) twice or more. Looking at the mods that are posted in this forum.

Thanks for this forum! I haven't made it through it all, but it's great to know there are others out there getting a kick out of the little giggle bikes!
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:33 PM   #1662
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thanks for the torque spec info i post some pic when it is all back together!
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #1663
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always adjusting my tensioners?

I have owned my 2000 dr200 for 1.5 years now, and the chain always seems to get loose within a few miles after tightening the tensioners. Shifting gears can get rough because of the play in the chain.

Has anyone else had this issue?

oh, and welcome Hobs!! great pic!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:27 PM   #1664
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If anyone remembers

about my little incident with the petcock being left on prime...well I changed the oil and filter three times, running the bike a little bit between each. No problems after that. *phew* I'm just glad I didn't start the bike like that!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:29 PM   #1665
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I have owned my 2000 dr200 for 1.5 years now, and the chain always seems to get loose within a few miles after tightening the tensioners. Shifting gears can get rough because of the play in the chain.

Has anyone else had this issue?

oh, and welcome Hobs!! great pic!!
Are you running the chain too tight and stretching it? Otherwise, that's the sign of a chain that is shot.
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