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Old 06-23-2011, 02:45 PM   #3841
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heres another pic on the bike (still haven't figured out how to embed with Linux)
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #3842
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A better view of how it attaches
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:13 PM   #3843
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A better view of how it attaches
not bad, not bad did you drill out those 2 bolts to mount it into the fender
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #3844
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not bad, not bad did you drill out those 2 bolts to mount it into the fender
I cut them flush on the bottom side with a Dremel then punched them and drilled them with a drill press
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #3845
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I cut them flush on the bottom side with a Dremel then punched them and drilled them with a drill press
did you reverse thread some of those fittings , how did you get them to all screw in
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #3846
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did you reverse thread some of those fittings , how did you get them to all screw in
I threaded them in with grease and a long lever on the wrench and then backed them out directly into the opposite T. So the pipes are threaded half on each side, but still pretty tight. Also I built the sides up first so when i put the long middle pipe in the sides had to be cocked out and rotated into place together in order to fit them since it was all a tight fit
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:38 PM   #3847
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How heavy is this set-up?
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #3848
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How heavy is this set-up?
I actually wieghed it because i had a bet it would be under 10 lbs and it came out 10 and a 1/4 pounds
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #3849
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Has anyone done any frame or froint fork modifications to their Dr 200?

I was thinking about a custom frame or maybe a RM fork swap. Just trying to see if there's something a little better for my weight (250). Wardie

i have seen a dr200 with dr350 front end.





for other options, all balls has a cross reference of stem bearings in their page.

if you want to mantain the dr200 wheel, look for a pair of forks with 12mm axle.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:23 AM   #3850
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MPG questions

I know the MPG question has come up many times before, so forgive me if I beat a dead horse.

I see that a new DR is rated at 105mpg. Does anyone have a new DR that gets this mileage? I have a 97, great condition with 3500 miles on her. I'm getting between 65-70 mpg. I know conditions factor into the final MPG. My commute to work is 30 miles round trip, no hills, no gear/extra weight, I weigh 160, and my max speed is 65 for only 6 miles of the round trip. My tires are new and pressure is around 30-35psi. In my opinion, I feel my MPG could be better under these conditions. I run 87 octane and the oil is correct weight and is new. The air filter is new, as well. Would adjusting the carb, in any way, increase my mileage? Would an adjustment to the pilot screw change anything? I'm just curious to know how, or IF, I can close the gap between 70mpg and 105pmg. -Jason
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #3851
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I'm getting 65-70 mpg around town. If I took off out in the country and maintained 40-45 mph, I imagine the mileage would close in at 100 mpg. I don't think you can do much better than that.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #3852
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that was one of the factors I was wondering about..."At what speed is the 100mpg achieved?" I see that the comfort RPM is around 5500, at 47mph. I know my average speed, according to my GPS, is around 56. So I guess the little engine just burns through gas at the higher RPMs. Thanks for the info. -Jason
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #3853
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rear disk

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:05 PM   #3854
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I know the MPG question has come up many times before, so forgive me if I beat a dead horse.

I see that a new DR is rated at 105mpg. Does anyone have a new DR that gets this mileage? I have a 97, great condition with 3500 miles on her. I'm getting between 65-70 mpg. I know conditions factor into the final MPG. My commute to work is 30 miles round trip, no hills, no gear/extra weight, I weigh 160, and my max speed is 65 for only 6 miles of the round trip. My tires are new and pressure is around 30-35psi. In my opinion, I feel my MPG could be better under these conditions. I run 87 octane and the oil is correct weight and is new. The air filter is new, as well. Would adjusting the carb, in any way, increase my mileage? Would an adjustment to the pilot screw change anything? I'm just curious to know how, or IF, I can close the gap between 70mpg and 105pmg. -Jason
the 105mpg is epa city. it has been proven that the epa has been off over the yrs for cars. they have since revised their calcs to be closer to real world.
opening up the idle mixture screw will help so that u are not into the needle circuit going down the road. going down the road, one should only be at 1/8 throttle max 1/4 throttle, which means the bike is running mainly on the pilot jet.
I have only one tank to go by so far, but got 71mpg, this was local 50mph and under and about a total of 50 hwy miles at 60-70 mph. 70 mph required WOT. usually accelerated fairly briskly from stop lights.
I removed the metal screen inside of the oem foam airfilter and opened up the idle mixture to 3 turns out. will be trying 3 1/2 out next. OEM pilot jet can be opened up 4 1/2 turns max before having to go to next larger pilot jet. I will be trying different jetting as I have jets left over from the now gone Bandit 1200. both bikes use the same carbs, just different jets and needles.
even have a 16t front sprocket to try and a new acerbis front fender for a little better aeros and looks.
DRZ 250 Oil Cooler (ebay $50) install in the near future, to help keep consistent engine temps which should help mpg.
small aero windshield will help mpg, human body is not aero friendly. using a memphis shades hellcat on my valkyrie I wil get 50+mpg hwy at turnpike speeds without it I normally avg 35-37mpg.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #3855
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a rear disk conversion from russia:

















http://ybrclub.com/showthread.php?t=14106
Cute, but I don't like the clamp-on caliper mount, and, especially, the brake hoses practically sitting on the exhaust pipe.

Looks like they want to start the Cold War again, by sending us dis-informative, booby-trapped DR200 brake systems!

Edit: on second look, I can see that the caliper is fixed by a plate riding on the axle, so that seems Kosher enough. But the brake lines really bother me.

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