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Old 08-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #4126
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You have a KLR bored out to 685 and you're complaining about drilling out a mixture screw plug?
Mixture screw plug is easy- did that on the Kaw before anything else. Just not sure about the little DR's ins and outs.
Nah, just complaining about another bike to work on. Next thing you know, I'll be getting carb kits, new pipe, and all kinds of crazy shit for this one too. It's a disease, you know... And it's not even "my" bike
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:17 PM   #4127
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My wife crunched the numbers recently, and after about 14,000 miles on each bike and ten years time, our two DR200s have paid for themselves in saved fuel and other costs. All further mileage will be pure profit and fun. Great way to look at it.
That why i build racks
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:43 AM   #4128
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Got a problem with the battery going dead. The battery is only a year old. With the bike running at idle, the voltage reads 13.9 volts. Rev the motor, and it drops to 13.4 volts. Regulator? Stator?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #4129
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Got a problem with the battery going dead. The battery is only a year old. With the bike running at idle, the voltage reads 13.9 volts. Rev the motor, and it drops to 13.4 volts. Regulator? Stator?
A place to start looking, per the service manual...

Charging output check
Start with a fully charged battery (important!)
Start engine and run it at 5000 r/min
Measure DC (25V) between + battery terminal and - terminal.
If tester reads under 13V or over 16V, check the AC generator no-load performance and the RR.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:07 AM   #4130
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It checks out okay according to that. Maybe I'll assume the battery is faulty, even though it's young, and start by replacing it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:11 AM   #4131
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Shorai Lithium?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #4132
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Shorai Lithium?
I'll probably just get another sealed lead-acid Yuasa battery, but I've got one of those fancy ones in mind for my DR350. The batteries in both of the 200s right now are generic ones made in China. Same source as the one in my DR650, and that has been lasting very well.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:11 AM   #4133
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Can someone confirm that the DR200 has a "Wasted Spark" type of ignition system, firing the plug on the compression and exhaust stroke? According to Wiki, many four stroke singles use this type of ignition, but I can't find any related info specifically for the DR200.

I just installed a TTO tach/hourmeter, and had to set the PPR (pulse per rev) at "1" to get the tach to indicate properly. By the way it works great, and is small enough to stick on the triple clamp. About $30 from Amazon.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #4134
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Can someone confirm that the DR200 has a "Wasted Spark" type of ignition system, firing the plug on the compression and exhaust stroke? According to Wiki, many four stroke singles use this type of ignition, but I can't find any related info specifically for the DR200.

I just installed a TTO tach/hourmeter, and had to set the PPR (pulse per rev) at "1" to get the tach to indicate properly. By the way it works great, and is small enough to stick on the triple clamp. About $30 from Amazon.
Yes, it is a wasted spark ignition.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:47 PM   #4135
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Yes, it is a wasted spark ignition.
do u have a reference for that? I have not seen that in the tech manual, usually only a multi-cylinder engine will use a wasted spark system.

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Old 08-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #4136
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looking at a little 200 for myself and i have a question. is it possible/has anyone put in a larger motor?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #4137
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looking at a little 200 for myself and i have a question. is it possible/has anyone put in a larger motor?
Yes, it's called a DR350.

That would be a lot of work for not a whole lot of gain. You'd be better off with a 350 or DRZ-400.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:57 AM   #4138
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do u have a reference for that? I have not seen that in the tech manual, usually only a multi-cylinder engine will use a wasted spark system.

thanks
No reference for it, but since the ignition is timed from the crank rather than the cam, like the old Honda singles and twins, it has to fire once each revolution of the crank. So one spark on the compression stroke, and one on the exhaust.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #4139
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Just realized the 200 uses the same battery as the DR350. I popped in a feeble spare I had for the DR350, and the wife's 200 is running again.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #4140
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Just realized the 200 uses the same battery as the DR350. I popped in a feeble spare I had for the DR350, and the wife's 200 is running again.
Just as I was going to suggest that you swap batteries between the 200s.
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