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Old 02-16-2012, 07:15 AM   #4936
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I bought the Emgo dual sport mirror on Ebay for about ten bucks and it works fine.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #4937
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After lurking around for almost a year I thought it was about time to break the ice and say hello. About a year ago I had got the itch to ride again after almost 10 yrs away (would have been sooner but life kept getting in the way) and bought a bone stock 2000 DR 200 with the purpose of commuting and some light trail riding. I was a little hesitant to buy such a small bike (ego related reasons), but against my better judgement I had bought it and have not regreted that move at all,
although in the future I can see another bike in my garage and my 12 yr old daughter will get the 200.

Any how Great site and thanks to all those who post the info, I will contribute if I can but I tend to creep around.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #4938
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After lurking around for almost a year I thought it was about time to break the ice and say hello. About a year ago I had got the itch to ride again after almost 10 yrs away (would have been sooner but life kept getting in the way) and bought a bone stock 2000 DR 200 with the purpose of commuting and some light trail riding. I was a little hesitant to buy such a small bike (ego related reasons), but against my better judgement I had bought it and have not regreted that move at all,
although in the future I can see another bike in my garage and my 12 yr old daughter will get the 200.
Any how Great site and thanks to all those who post the info, I will contribute if I can but I tend to creep around.
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Yeah, keep the DR200. We now have a DR650, which I dearly love, but I sure wish we'd have kept the 200. Even tracked it down from one dealer to another, but it was already sold. If it hasn't already been done, you'll have to richen the carb.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #4939
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Exhaust Heat Shield

I'll be fitting my saddlebags this weekend. I want to add some insulating material under the exhaust heat shield, what am I best using and where should I get it?
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #4940
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You're best off butting some sort of reflective material on the back of the bag to block the radiation to the bag itself. For as relatively cool as it is, I'd recommend aluminum tape. You should be able to find it at any local industrial supply shop.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #4941
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Should I wrap the end of the exhaust in it as well as the rear of the saddlebag? Is household aluminum tape sticky on one side?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #4942
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Just put it on the saddle bag. The convective heat transfer to the bag is essentially negligible. What heats it up is radiation primarily, so you want to make the surface of the bag facing the muffler shiny to reflect the heat away. Yes, normal aluminum tape is sticky on 1 side.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #4943
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Brake disc cover

I like the dakar style brake disc cover. What is the point of them exactly? To prevent them from being damaged by rocks?

Are there any universal ones that will fit on the dr200? Is the brake setup on the dr200 similar to the dr650/drz400 or the rm models. Also which fork covers/protectors fit? Maier lists them for the dr650se and the drz400.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #4944
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First Bike adventure!

I had my first adventure on my bike this weekend! Rode to the Duncannon area of Pa which is just a short trip north of where I'm located in Mechanicsburg and Hiked a short part of the Appalachian Trail to a nice lookout called Hawk Rock! Here are some pictures of the hike. not too many pictures as all I had was my phone. I also took my new ENO Hammock and tried it out for the first time at the overlook! Awesome adventure. The little bike may not be very fast but sure is fun!!!











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Old 02-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #4945
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Thanks for the pics. Looks like great riding territory.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #4946
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Congratulations, whats the difference between an sp200 and a dr200?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:28 AM   #4947
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I'm not quite sure what the difference is. The SP 200 is a kick start only...
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #4948
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Question First time adjusting the chain - help!

Got the cotter pin out, loosened the axle nut, and TRIED to rotate the thingamajigs that supposedly will move the axle back to take up excess slack in the chain...

What, if any, tools should I need? First I tried just my fingers (no go). Then I tried holding a little piece of wood against the edge and tapping it with a hammer (no go). It's easy to rotate it the wrong way (though the axle doesn't move; the adjuster just stops touching the little allen-keyed stop). Seems like the axle is stuck or binding somehow?

The bike is new to me but it's been around a while - it's a 1998.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #4949
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A big flat head screwdriver inside the little slots with a crescent wrench on the shaft of the screwdriver always works great when I have had to do it!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #4950
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I slide the wheel back first then move the adjusters with my fingers.

If the wheel doesn't slide easily, I give it a good sideways whack on the rear edge which moves one side of the axle back then set the adjuster, then do the same thing on the other side.

Once I have both adjusters where I want them, I give the whole wheel a good whack forward so that the adjusters are tight against the stop before tightening the axle nut.
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