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Old 10-30-2010, 06:11 PM   #3151
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rear wheel spokes

hey guys do you know any source for (individual) rear wheel spokes.
i dont want to buy a complete set from the dealers (more than $50)
just want two spokes along with their nipples.

any advice?
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #3152
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hey miniroot,
do you change the brake rod position?
do you have any clearance issues between the pillion footpeg and the rod (specially with the brake sensor)?
No. I had clearance issues with the knobs on the front/ top of the tyre scuffing the inside of the swingarm, but that was it. Brake rod's where it's always been, although the rear shoes are pretty worn so the adjuster's screwed a ways on.

Now that you mention it, my workshop manual shows the arm the other way up. Is that how everyone else's is? I think the previous owner must have put it this way. It works, no trouble.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:35 PM   #3153
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i want to do that with my dr200 (Trojan)
Couple of close-ups of dubious quality for you:





Maybe I put it back that way after I rebuilt it. I had it down to the frame.

*shrug*

Seems like the best way to route it -- I've had no trouble and it keeps it out of the way of rocks.


Edit: Checking photos of when I first got it, it's been this way since I bought it. So the previous owner must have done it, and could have bent things or used other parts to get it right. But it's fine as-is, barring the fact that the shoe-wear indicator stamped on the hub is useless, but I've never relied on those anyway.

miniroot screwed with this post 10-30-2010 at 10:42 PM
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:43 PM   #3154
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brake rod

if you can see it, that thing below the swingarm is my brake rod (i think it is the factory position):




anyone with two spare spokes?

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hey guys do you know any source for (individual) rear wheel spokes.
i dont want to buy a complete set from the dealers (more than $50)
just want two spokes along with their nipples.

any advice?
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:59 AM   #3155
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anyone with two spare spokes?
Nope. Wrecker? eBay?

I've had some luck finding odd parts by using an online fiche (like mrcycles.com) to find alternative fitments for the same parts (I'll bet the DR200's spokes are common to a bunch of models) then eBaying for the results.

Which reminds me, I've got some XT250 plastics to bid on. (Same front fender as the late '70s DT175...)
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:41 PM   #3156
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hey guys do you know any source for (individual) rear wheel spokes.
i dont want to buy a complete set from the dealers (more than $50)
just want two spokes along with their nipples.

any advice?
i won't get at chance to repoke my wheel until late dec., you can have some of my old spokes. i'll pm you if you still need the spokes.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #3157
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thank you

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i won't get at chance to repoke my wheel until late dec., you can have some of my old spokes. i'll pm you if you still need the spokes.

please, please, please....

i will be waiting your message.

thank you = merci = gracias

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #3158
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Trail trim; mirrors, indicators and road tyres off, some cheap knobblies on. down to the beach tomorrow with the kids, then another assault on that river next weekend.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:38 PM   #3159
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Hey guys, I'm expecting to be able to pick up my new DR200SE Trojan tomorrow afternoon (it's 1 1/2 weeks late to the dealer!).

Just wondering what sort of fuel mileage you get? I'm guessing about 400kms to a tank? I think that's about 220miles?

Just wondering because the specs say 105mpg but that seems a bit high to me.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #3160
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Hey guys, I'm expecting to be able to pick up my new DR200SE Trojan tomorrow afternoon (it's 1 1/2 weeks late to the dealer!).

Just wondering what sort of fuel mileage you get? I'm guessing about 400kms to a tank? I think that's about 220miles?

Just wondering because the specs say 105mpg but that seems a bit high to me.
i recommend you to change the front and rear sprockets. (as i did)
stock, in the trojan, the front sprocket have 12 teeth, the rear one have 47 teeth.
the results: an unusable 1st gear, a 2dn gear that seems like 1st and 80 km/h max. speed. (over revving the engine)

stock, the dr200se (USA spec) have a front sprocket with 15 t, and a rear one with 45 t.

you dont need to change, cut or enlarge the chain.

if you want non dealer sprockets, riffel in brasil makes them. probably you can buy them locally, as i did.

i get 110 to 115 kilometers per gallon (3.7 liters), from full to reserve mines travels around 280-300 kilometers.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #3161
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:39 PM   #3162
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Thanks for the video, miniroot. Interesting terrain.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:02 AM   #3163
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i recommend you to change the front and rear sprockets. (as i did)
stock, in the trojan, the front sprocket have 12 teeth, the rear one have 47 teeth.
the results: an unusable 1st gear, a 2dn gear that seems like 1st and 80 km/h max. speed. (over revving the engine)

stock, the dr200se (USA spec) have a front sprocket with 15 t, and a rear one with 45 t.

you dont need to change, cut or enlarge the chain.

if you want non dealer sprockets, riffel in brasil makes them. probably you can buy them locally, as i did.

i get 110 to 115 kilometers per gallon (3.7 liters), from full to reserve mines travels around 280-300 kilometers.
Oh this is lucky, I was worried about the sprockets so I ordered a 39T from Keintech with the jetting kit just in case. 12 / 39 will still be rather short gearing though I imagine so I'll check out that riffel company & look for a 14T front, cheers!
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:56 AM   #3164
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One more thing, what did you guys do about the break-in period? It's not anything like ride for 1000kms on half throttle is it? I've never owned a new bike before....
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:25 AM   #3165
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I didn't do anything for break-in. We hauled our new zero-mileage DR200s to Colorado back in 2001 and rode them up the front range from five thousand feet to ten thousand feet, much of the time at wide-open throttle. This was against all recommendations for break-in, but there hasn't been any negative effect. I wouldn't worry about it.
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