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Old 02-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #4966
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DURING

Seeing that brand new frame is making me want to strip my bike down and paint the frame....
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #4967
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Hey guys, I hope someone here can give me some advice. I'm not much of a wrench.

I have a 1998 DR200 that has treated me well for 3 years with just normal maintenance.

Today I looked at a used 1999 DR200 with 1700 miles for a good price. The '99 bike is a California model, it has the canister mounted in front of the choke (enricher) unlike my '98 bike. The current owner has owned the bike for 1 1/2 years and put 170 miles on it.

Here's the issue: since the canister blocked the choke, the current owner didn't know there was a choke and he has been running the bike with the choke pulled out.

If the choke is pushed back in, the bike will not idle and it dies at low to medium rpms, even when warmed up.

How big of a fix-it issue is this and what are the effects of running a DR200 with the choke pulled out?

Lastly, can and should the container be removed if the bike is not in California?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #4968
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It's very likely that the carburetor needs to be thoroughly cleaned. That's probably all. Running with the choke out all the time might foul the spark plug and waste fuel, but that's it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #4969
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It's very likely that the carburetor needs to be thoroughly cleaned. That's probably all. Running with the choke out all the time might foul the spark plug and waste fuel, but that's it.
Thanks for the input Klay!

Does a thorough cleaning require a carb kit or not?

Do you have an opinion on removing the california-canister?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #4970
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Thanks for the input Klay!

Does a thorough cleaning require a carb kit or not?
Not necessarily, it's just a matter of taking the jets out and cleaning them. There might be O-rings that are worn out.

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No opinion on that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:40 AM   #4971
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I have yet to find a carb kit for our bikes. Just individual parts. I just ordered a needle and seat for mine, as my fuel does not shut off when sitting, and float is not stuck.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #4972
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I just ordered a needle and seat for mine, as my fuel does not shut off when sitting, and float is not stuck.
You should search this thread for "Petcock". Failure of the factory vacuum actuated petcock to shut off is a very common failure on these bikes.

It really isn't noticeable unless you specifically test it, or as in my case and possibly in yours when the needle valve fails. Actually, the o-ring on the need valve assembly failed on mine, not the needle valve itself.

Check your crankcase for fuel in your oil too.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #4973
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i did notice that the petcock does not shut off. When i unhooked the fuel line, it just kept coming out. Actually on Reserve it slowed down, but in the OFF position it was full blast. I didn't think much of it at the time.
I guess I will be researching how to fix that as well.
And changing my oil before doing any riding.

Thanks for the info !
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #4974
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Read THIS POST before you buy a new petcock.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #4975
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looks like the Yamaha 23F-24500-11-00 is the ticket .... consider it ordered.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #4976
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I have yet to find a carb kit for our bikes. Just individual parts. I just ordered a needle and seat for mine, as my fuel does not shut off when sitting, and float is not stuck.

www.sudco.com has most parts
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:47 AM   #4977
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Have you checked the air filter? It could be a dirty carb, but that should manifest itself through rough running, and not just a lack of power.

Errmmm...where would I find the air filter?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #4978
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Errmmm...where would I find the air filter?
It's under the seat.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #4979
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It's under the seat.
Ahhh, thank you!

Hey one more question - suggested oil for Pennsylvania? 10w-40? And how much? Also - Spark Plug size?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #4980
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I think that I would use 10W-30
Semi-Synthetic is what I use.

NGK stock spark plug is DR8EA ($2-$3)
but I use the Irridium version, which is part number DR8EIX ($8-$10)
i find that they work better, and foul less.
All said to have "Better Performance, Better Fuel Efficicency, and Last Longer.
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