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Old 06-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #3736
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Roger on the regular fuel. I'll give that a try. Due to ethanol and carbs not getting along, I thought higher octane would be better. Air filter is new and clean. Mileage is 3800, and has never had a valve adjustment. She doesn't knock or ping when running, so I take that as a good sign. The carb is original with stock settings. As for "choking out" that is the general term I used to describe the issue. Fuel starvation is what the mechanic said...draining the bowl faster than fuel flowing into it. Right now, I have just over one gallon of gas in the tank and I added 2 onces of Seafoam yesterday. When I ride home, I'll go for 70 mph again to see if the additive helped or made no change. I plan to check the plug as well, for gap and/or deposits. -jason
I would open float bowl drain at the carb, set the petcock to "prime" and verify that plenty of fuel flows out. If not, first remove the fuel line from the carb and see if it flows then. If not, you need to pull the petcock and clean the filter screen in the tank. If so, you have an issue in the carb, likely with the float/needle valve.

When you pull the plug, if you can get a new one, just replace it. I have seen many plugs that appear to be fine, but will cause all sorts of trouble that will drive you nuts chasing down other problems, when it just needed a new spark plug. Cheap, and you can always keep one for a spare, if that is not the trouble.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:29 PM   #3737
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Spent Memorial Weekend riding trails for the first time.


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Old 06-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #3738
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Spent Memorial Weekend riding trails for the first time.




What have you got behind that front tire? Toolkit? and which skidplate is that?
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:51 AM   #3739
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how fast have you gone? i just took suzi to 80 mph on the highway, i think i could have gone faster too. id love to take her to the Bonneville salt flats with some different sprockets and see how fast she can go.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #3740
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Thanks for all the advice. As of today, I have filled with 87 octane and added some Seafoam. I added some Marvel Mystery Oil to the crankcase as well. So far, the problem is still there. I will change out the plug soon and see what happens. I plan to drain the carb bowl and check the petcock as per "Andyinhilo". That was also recommended by some of the my local friends as well. I'll post an update after all that is complete.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #3741
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What have you got behind that front tire? Toolkit? and which skidplate is that?
The black tube is a tool tube made from 3" ABS and capped with test plugs. That particular tube didn't survive the trip as it saved my leg from being mangled when a fucking idiot hit me nearly head-on around a blind corner.

The skidplate is by Ricochet: http://www.utahsportcycle.com/store/page309.html
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:47 AM   #3742
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how fast have you gone? i just took suzi to 80 mph on the highway, i think i could have gone faster too. id love to take her to the Bonneville salt flats with some different sprockets and see how fast she can go.
Mine tops out at about 72 mph. I buried the needle once going downhill with a tailwind. (85 mph+)
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:55 AM   #3743
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Well i have it , we shipped it off to the tester up in washington today for final fit,
bungee hold down points? steel,, all hardware included?oh and about $79.00? and yes free shipping

I have a question though , it fits the year models that have the rear grab bar , anybody know what years that is , mike

I'm riding an 2005 w/ grab handles,don't know about other years.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #3744
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I'm riding an 2005 w/ grab handles,don't know about other years.
My 2004 version has grab handles also.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:04 AM   #3745
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My 2004 version has grab handles also.
Wife's 2007 has grab handles as well.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #3746
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Hey guys iam trying to develop the DR200 rack, I already make a Dr250/350 and DR650 racks but need info here, are they close , anybody have a rack
send pics ok, mike
Sorry no rack on my wife's currently but can send you pics, measurements etc. If you can get me a mock up in the next 2 weeks we'd be willing to test it for you on a 4 day dual sport ride we're going on, Jun 17th.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #3747
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The black tube is a tool tube made from 3" ABS and capped with test plugs. That particular tube didn't survive the trip as it saved my leg from being mangled when a fucking idiot hit me nearly head-on around a blind corner.

The skidplate is by Ricochet: http://www.utahsportcycle.com/store/page309.html
nice idea with the test plugs. I recently made a pvc toolkit for my bike and ended up putting on a thread and screw cap, but the test plug would have been nicer...
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:56 PM   #3748
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DR200 Rack is finaly here

Been working of this one for a while now, we found a nice gentelman up in washington state that wanted one so we prototyped it together , many thanks to Mr. Zwar should be in production in a few , mike

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Old 06-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #3749
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Good job TBolt. Please do post a ride report in Day Trippin.
Just posted part 1: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694827

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nice idea with the test plugs. I recently made a pvc toolkit for my bike and ended up putting on a thread and screw cap, but the test plug would have been nicer...
Yep, it's nice being able to access the tools packed in the tube from either end.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:31 PM   #3750
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Been working of this one for a while now, we found a nice gentelman up in washington state that wanted one so we prototyped it together , many thanks to Mr. Zwar should be in production in a few , mike
Exactly what I'm looking for. I'm in for one, whenever they're available.
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