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Old 12-03-2011, 05:22 AM   #4591
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RE Ladybug

[QUOTE=Ladybug0048;17385787]This should be interesting and we'll see what happens.

... but it really doesn't have enough juice to run the electrics without running down the battery so I did this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535533 ...




Hello,

I followed the thread and you say that 'Luke worked his magic' but you never say what the magic is. May be in another thread somewhere, but as someone who would like to add an electric jacket or GPS, can you tell me what he did to increase the juice? I'd also like to know how someone adds pigtails to the battery. I can't even seem to fit a battery tender pigtail to the posts and get the battery back into it's teeny tiny space. Cheers!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:31 AM   #4592
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[QUOTE=dalehazelton;17434297]
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This should be interesting and we'll see what happens.

... but it really doesn't have enough juice to run the electrics without running down the battery so I did this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535533 ...




Hello,

I followed the thread and you say that 'Luke worked his magic' but you never say what the magic is. May be in another thread somewhere, but as someone who would like to add an electric jacket or GPS, can you tell me what he did to increase the juice? I'd also like to know how someone adds pigtails to the battery. I can't even seem to fit a battery tender pigtail to the posts and get the battery back into it's teeny tiny space. Cheers!
page 2 of the link has a response from LUKE.
the stator has to be rewound, maybe a new regulator also.
lots of links out there about stator rewinds including if u want to do it your self.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #4593
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Thanks everyone for the input.


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DR200 KICK START <------Clicky Linky.
Looks like there is a number of posts on thumper talk. I'll weed through them and see what I can figure out.


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I do not believe your bike is functioning correctly.

You can spend money playing with a kick start. Or spend money fixing the problem and then you don't need a kick start.

Best thing would be to swap in known good parts and see what makes your bike act differently......
Battery? Starter? Wiring not sending full load to the starter?

Chuck
I bought the bike new and it's been that way from the start. My guess if it's anything it would be a weak battery from the begining as Klay said althought the thing that baffles me is why the battery is still working since I bought the bike early in 2008. Maybe there is something else weak in the electrics and I will certainly have that checked. Thanks for the tips.

Even if I find why I'm having a problem starting it cold I'd still like a kick starter because of the places I go alone. I'd feel safer knowing I have a backup since I can't physically push start it. Just one of many little quirks I have.


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ladybug, regarding cold starts, I've found that holding the throttle open does NOT help. For about a month or so last winter I was constantly wondering what was wrong with the bike, never wanting to start. I assumed that holding the throttle open, as the owners manual says, would help. Then one day, I tried just hitting the yellow button without touching the throttle. Started perfectly. From then on, I've never touched the throttle when starting and the bike always starts right up.

Of course, I do apply the choke. Once it's started I let it sit for a minute or so. If I'm in a hurry I'll get going and get off the choke in a mile or so.

I have the Kientech jet kit and exhaust mod, by the way.
Hmmmm interesting. I use the choke and I don't hold the throttle open when I start it but I do give it a little bit just at the start. It sounds like if I leave the throttle alone it would be happier.



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This should be interesting and we'll see what happens.

... but it really doesn't have enough juice to run the electrics without running down the battery so I did this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535533 ...




Hello,

I followed the thread and you say that 'Luke worked his magic' but you never say what the magic is. May be in another thread somewhere, but as someone who would like to add an electric jacket or GPS, can you tell me what he did to increase the juice? I'd also like to know how someone adds pigtails to the battery. I can't even seem to fit a battery tender pigtail to the posts and get the battery back into it's teeny tiny space. Cheers!
I see you were pointed to page two with the info. If you have more questions shoot Luke a PM I'm sure he'll answer them.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #4594
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Please be sure to let us know if you are successful in finding out how to install a kick start.

I researched the subject when I bought my bike to include going to the dealer about it, and I researched it again last week after you asked about it.

There are lots of posts to be found talking about adding a kick starter, but so far I have found exactly ZERO instances where someone has actually done it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #4595
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It is an expensive add-on, wonder why it is so much?
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:23 PM   #4596
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The DRZ125 has a lot in common with the DR200.I think those that have done the kicker have robbed parts and engine cover from a DRZ125.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #4597
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Please be sure to let us know if you are successful in finding out how to install a kick start.

I researched the subject when I bought my bike to include going to the dealer about it, and I researched it again last week after you asked about it.

There are lots of posts to be found talking about adding a kick starter, but so far I have found exactly ZERO instances where someone has actually done it.

That's what I have been finding too but I keep trying. Seems like a lot of people that want them. If I ever do get it figured out I will sure post about it here.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #4598
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That's what I have been finding too but I keep trying. Seems like a lot of people that want them. If I ever do get it figured out I will sure post about it here.
I would just dive into, say, the New Zealand regional forum and ask someone if they can order up the parts and ship them to you. I'm sure they'll just bolt on.

http://www.suzuki.co.nz/Motorcycle/Farm/DR200SE+Trojan/
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:00 AM   #4599
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RE Luke and the stator

Ah, thanks. I may consider a rewind.

Cheers!
Dale
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:23 PM   #4600
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I thought this was pretty cool, a Djebel in the dead zone.

http://englishrussia.com/2011/11/15/...ke/#more-76968
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #4601
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I thought this was pretty cool, a Djebel in the dead zone.

http://englishrussia.com/2011/11/15/...ke/#more-76968

Awesome! That deserves its own thread.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #4602
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #4603
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Thanks. Is the cig lighter socket a standard feature on the djebel? I thought it's not a wise to have accesories drawing power from a mototcycle that has no alternator?

While i'm on here can somone refresh my memory, what are the pvc tubes called that attach onto the skid plate? I want to make one tomorrow? Every time an oil change is required do you have to remove the skid plate or is there an access hole?
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #4604
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I found this rig in the basement of the original owner..It hadn't been ridden for years, but with only 2,100 miles on the clock it didn't take much to get her back on the Trail..
I was looking for a lightweight bike that I could ride with my wife who sports a tw..This one contiunes to fit the bill and surprise me.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #4605
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Great find!
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