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Old 02-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #4891
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Thanks for the conversion chart.

I'll get a new tube on this occasion as the one on it is 5 years old and keep the stock tube.

My trail wings are low after 5k. To be honest I have not had any issues with the stock trail wings apart from some cracking, to be fair the tires are 5 years old though. I don't see where they get the reputation of death wings.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #4892
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Being new, I was wondering too about the whole death wing thing. To me, tires are tires when you aren't talking full street use, and such a light weight application.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #4893
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Thanks for the conversion chart.

I'll get a new tube on this occasion as the one on it is 5 years old and keep the stock tube.

My trail wings are low after 5k. To be honest I have not had any issues with the stock trail wings apart from some cracking, to be fair the tires are 5 years old though. I don't see where they get the reputation of death wings.

You ought to change the tire yourself. You need the skill in order to be self-reliant in the case of a puncture.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #4894
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I agree but I don't want to mess it up and have the wheel or tire come off because I bodged it up.

I already nearly killed myself a few weeks ago when i didn't torque the oil drain plug.

I'm going to ask the shop if I can watch them do it. Are special tools needed to removed the tire from the rim?
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:41 PM   #4895
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I agree but I don't want to mess it up and have the wheel or tire come off because I bodged it up.

I already nearly killed myself a few weeks ago when i didn't torque the oil drain plug.

I'm going to ask the shop if I can watch them do it. Are special tools needed to removed the tire from the rim?
Tire changing skill is really something you need. You just need a set of tire irons. The tires on a DR200 are really easy to change...almost as easy as a bicycle...perfect to learn on.

They might use a tire changing machine at the shop...not helpful for you when you're stranded in a remote location.


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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #4896
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I did a search on here for reviews and most of the comments are read are negative. Such as they wear out quickly, chunks of rubber have ripped off after a short time, they don't grip. Looking at them they look very similar to the stock trail wing pattern.
You must have used different search terms that me.I have mostly read good things about Shinko's,their performance and longevity.I rave about mine every chance I get.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #4897
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I've heard about trouble with the 705s. After I put them on my 650 last fall. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:11 AM   #4898
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hey lobsta my wife said those handguards are just my style. is a pat. pending or do you sell detailed construction plans? can i get them in black . she uses store brand bleach, so the bottle is not the same as clorox maybe she'll get off 25 cent and buy the good stuff really i like it i did a cheap experiment with the new BUD aluminium bottle, didn't work so well and i came up with the idea after emptying 8 bottles so that didn't help :)
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #4899
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I'll check that thread out. Hopefully the shop will let me watch them change it.

I was riding off road before with my wife on the back, the bike slid on the mud and i've bent a second clutch lever.

I'm definitely going to get a set of aftermarket handlebars so I can get some proper bark busters. What brand is better pro taper or renthal? it's 7/8 size I need?

On motorcycle superstore they have a drop down menu for the model of bike, the dr200 is not listed under suzuki, the drz400 is listed, aren't all handlebars pretty much the same?

Can i get handlebars that come up higher than stock bars or do I need to get risers?

Is there more vibration with aftermarket handlebars as they will not have the weights in the ends to counteract the vibrations?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #4900
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I'll check that thread out. Hopefully the shop will let me watch them change it.

I was riding off road before with my wife on the back, the bike slid on the mud and i've bent a second clutch lever.

I'm definitely going to get a set of aftermarket handlebars so I can get some proper bark busters. What brand is better pro taper or renthal? it's 7/8 size I need? 7/8ths, no opinion on model

On motorcycle superstore they have a drop down menu for the model of bike, the dr200 is not listed under suzuki, the drz400 is listed, aren't all handlebars pretty much the same? no, they aren't

Can i get handlebars that come up higher than stock bars or do I need to get risers? you can raise them either way

Is there more vibration with aftermarket handlebars as they will not have the weights in the ends to counteract the vibrations?
yes, there will be more vibration
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #4901
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You can run bark busters with the stock bars. Just drill a 1/4" hole in each end use a 5/16" tap to tap the steel weight welded in to accept a bolt. A friend ran mine into the side of a pickup and the levers/bars/bark busters are fine.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #4902
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You can run bark busters with the stock bars. Just drill a 1/4" hole in each end use a 5/16" tap to tap the steel weight welded in to accept a bolt. A friend ran mine into the side of a pickup and the levers/bars/bark busters are fine.
Do you get any vibration?

What about other thumper bikes, I thought only the dr200 had the weights?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #4903
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Most thumpers have bar end weights. They're usually not welded in. (at least on Suzukis)
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #4904
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You can run bark busters with the stock bars. Just drill a 1/4" hole in each end use a 5/16" tap to tap the steel weight welded in to accept a bolt. A friend ran mine into the side of a pickup and the levers/bars/bark busters are fine.
I might just do that.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #4905
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Sorry just reread my post, what I ment to say is the increased vibration of having aftermarket handlebars, is it significantly noticeable.
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