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Old 07-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #3886
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Put some fresh gas in it. I had the same issue after I bought my 1997 DR in March. Once I had some fresh gas and the carb was adjusted, she ran perfect. Keep us posted.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #3887
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I went to start my Girlfriends DR200 today after charging the battery and was having trouble getting it to run right. Took the carb out to clean the jets and when I put it back I noticed the pool of gas in the air box, I had forgot to switch the pet cock from PRI to ON last time we ran it. I drained the air box, dried and reoiled the air filter and its running good. Except the idle is really high. When I turn the idle screw just a bit to lower it the idle lowers all the way down until it dies and I have to give it alot of gas to get it started again... To get it to stay running I just barely raise the idle screw and the idle shoots way up and stays really high again......

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Two thoughts: First the needle may be stuck after having gas push past it for an undetermined amount of time you may be able to solve this by running it out of gas or Second - worst case scenero pulling the carb, breaking it down and put it back together: Note if your going to take the time to do that get the Keintach carb kit and do the install with it, its worth the 40 bucks and is the same procedure. Let us know how it works out, would love to have a solution in case I do the same thing.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #3888
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Two thoughts: First the needle may be stuck after having gas push past it for an undetermined amount of time you may be able to solve this by running it out of gas or Second - worst case scenero pulling the carb, breaking it down and put it back together: Note if your going to take the time to do that get the Keintach carb kit and do the install with it, its worth the 40 bucks and is the same procedure. Let us know how it works out, would love to have a solution in case I do the same thing.
I ran it out of gas and then put fresh gas in it. It seems a little better but its still doing it. I have the keintech mods done and so I started playing with the fuel screw which was at 2.5 turns. Once I got it turned in all the way it seemed to start running normal. Odd since I would think this would kill it completly. Anyone ever have a problem with the choke on these letting fuel through?
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #3889
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I also did the air box mod, with out doing that I feared I would be choking the engine and running way to rich
Correct.

The whole idea of the Kientech mod is to modify/remove the airbox lid, to get increased airflow. More air needs more gas, hence the bigger jets and richened-up needle.

With the stock airbox and lid, and the stock jets, the bike is running on the ragged edge of too lean. Opening up the airbox, without increasing the jet sizes, will put it over the edge into too-lean territory - bad for your engine.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:43 AM   #3890
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carb kit & remove lid.

got to make a screen to keep the pesky chipmunks out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:06 AM   #3891
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got to make a screen to keep the pesky chipmunks out.
Or get a cat. We adopted a stray from a neighbour who now lives in my shop. Haven't had a mouse nest in an airbox since.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:15 AM   #3892
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neighbors stray beat up our cat,now we have to pay the vet.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:30 AM   #3893
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Sorry to hear that. Must be an indoor cat though, or if you've been storing your DR indoors with the cat, the cat isn't doing his job.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:35 AM   #3894
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Sorry to read that your neighbor lives in your shop. Are they house broken?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:14 PM   #3895
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Sorry to read that your neighbor lives in your shop. Are they house broken?
Not really but if I could teach them to change tires, I could live with it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:29 PM   #3896
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got to make a screen to keep the pesky chipmunks out.
dang, that's nuts.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #3897
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semi annual tuneup done

Is this bike the best or what.
1 oil filter ,1 quart oil ,1 spark plug, put summer air it the tires and all for under 15 clams!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #3898
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I've never changed the spark plug on mine. I wonder if I ought to.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #3899
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Ok, so for the past couple of weeks my speedometer is slow waking up. It often won't get above 10KPH at 6AM, on our way to the park.

This is Thailand, where it NEVER gets below about 70 deg F, at least not at this time of year. But after riding it to the park, where it sits in the sun while we get our exercise, it seemed to be working fine on the way home.

So, I guessed it was some sticky oil residue in the works, or something like that. Took it home, disassembled it, found everything staked together, and pretty impossible to get apart. Clean inside, though...

So, I douched the area around the rotating magnet and shaft with our local equivalent of WD-40, got the needle moving freely (although it is plenty damped, takes a couple of seconds to settle back on the stop). After putting the whole thing together again, the first few minutes were disappointing, with the needle stuck about 15KPH. Then, after a few more minutes of riding, something miraculous occurred! I suddenly was going over 120KPH (according to the speedo), and not even out of 4th gear!

Amazing! I had discovered what all the jetting, sprocket-swapping, and fancy-muffler-installing could never do!

Then I woke up.

Of course, the WD-40-like crap was increasing the coupling between the rotating magnet and the needle armature (kind of like a torque-converter effect), and making it read high...

That was yesterday, and I figured that after the liquid dried up, a) the effect would go away, and b) leave me with a properly working speedo.

a) -right, b) -wrong. This morning, same problem as before, no indication on the speedo. And it's even worse than before, because it never really recovered. It's cloudy today, so maybe it's just not heating up enough. But I already have a phone with Google weather on it, in case I can't look up at the sky to see if it's clear. I don't need a speedo/weather indicator. I just want to know how fast I'm (not) going!

So:

a) has anybody fixed a DR200 speedo?
b) does anybody want to sell an old one?

I have seen a couple on eBay, very expensive. I may go that route, though, because I want to keep my bike as original as possible (no aftermarket, stick-on bicycle speedos).

The moral is yet to be determined, but one thing's for sure: you can impress the hell out of your passenger with just a quick spray of Zonax.
Try one of these:

http://www.trailtech.net/75-704.html
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #3900
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Is this bike the best or what.
1 oil filter ,1 quart oil ,1 spark plug, put summer air it the tires and all for under 15 clams!
Keep the spark plug, please send lobster. Why can't you train the lobsters to keep the chipmunks out of your airbox?
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