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Old 03-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #4981
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I think the manual calls for 10W-40.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #4982
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I think the manual calls for 10W-40.
Sooo, 30 or 40...?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #4983
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if you look at the chart it says 10W-30 for climates up to 86*F, and 10W-40 for up to 104*F and higher.
It rarely gets over 86*F for extended periods of time in PA, but if you want to be safe, go for the 10W-40, couldn't hurt
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #4984
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if you look at the chart it says 10W-30 for climates up to 86*F, and 10W-40 for up to 104*F and higher.
It rarely gets over 86*F for extended periods of time in PA, but if you want to be safe, go for the 10W-40, couldn't hurt
for an air cool engine if u want to use a 10w30, make sure its a synthetic diesel oil. auto 10w30 will not hold up and has friction modifiers which will cause the clutch to slip.

amsoil has a great 10w30/30 HD oil that is top of the line, shell rotella has a 10w30 diesel also.

I perfer 15w40 or 5w40 oil.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #4985
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for an air cool engine if u want to use a 10w30, make sure its a synthetic diesel oil. auto 10w30 will not hold up and has friction modifiers which will cause the clutch to slip.

amsoil has a great 10w30/30 HD oil that is top of the line, shell rotella has a 10w30 diesel also.

I perfer 15w40 or 5w40 oil.

OMG, Now I'm really confused.

Okay - I'm just going to get 10w-40.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #4986
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OMG, Now I'm really confused.

Okay - I'm just going to get 10w-40.
Now...how much?


Man, I warned you guys I wasn't much of a wrench!! And this has an oil plug on it right, I don't have to turn the bike upside down, right?

(BTW, I'm TOTALLY kidding about that last part!!!)
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #4987
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book says only 1 quart ... surprised me ...
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #4988
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Fill it up until the level is about halfway up the sight glass.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #4989
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Fill it up until the level is about halfway up the sight glass.
There's a sight glass?

Okay - gonna have to look closer at my bike. Sheesh.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #4990
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Notawrench

In my defense -

I admit, I'm not much of a wrench, but I am trying to learn. I don't want to get stuck out on the trail somewhere with my butt in a sling and that's all.

I appreciate all you guys on here and the advice you hand out!! Thanks so much!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #4991
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I'm worthless with a wrench but I can tell you there are two oil plugs and it takes just under a quart of oil.

After I killed the clutch on my bike in Moab the mechanic that replaced it suggested I not use synthetic oil - I don't know the specifics since it was over my head but basically he said synthetic might not be providing the correct lube for the clutch . . . . It made sense to me when he said it but I'm not able to repeat what he said.

In case anyone is interested my '07 DR200SE is in the process of having it's suspension re-done for a better ride and handling. With lack of aftermarket support for this bike it was a challenge for the suspension guy to work the suspension. He figure it out though, the new spring is on the way and I should have my bike back soon. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of difference it makes. I over load the poor bike something awful so this will help.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #4992
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Ladybug, I've never had the transmission apart, so I don't know for sure, but I believe that second bolt down under locates the shift drum. I wouldn't fool with that one.

I tried a couple kinds of synthetic oils in the DR200, but both of them made shifting notchy, so I switched back to straight dino juice. I just change it often.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #4993
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I'm worthless with a wrench but I can tell you there are two oil plugs and it takes just under a quart of oil.

After I killed the clutch on my bike in Moab the mechanic that replaced it suggested I not use synthetic oil - I don't know the specifics since it was over my head but basically he said synthetic might not be providing the correct lube for the clutch . . . . It made sense to me when he said it but I'm not able to repeat what he said.
That's what I have, an 07. I went and got some good old plain and simple 10w-40 non-synthetic stuff today. Gonna see about changing it out tomorrow. I see that there's a place for an oil filter... Anyone fill me in on this?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #4994
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That's what I have, an 07. I went and got some good old plain and simple 10w-40 non-synthetic stuff today. Gonna see about changing it out tomorrow. I see that there's a place for an oil filter... Anyone fill me in on this?
Yup, there's an oil filter in there.

Be very careful when you are re-tightening the drain plug and the screws holding the oil filter cover. They are easy to strip out, especially the oil filter screws. There's supposed to be a rubber O-ring on the tower that you set the oil filter on, behind the oil filter. Make sure it's there.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #4995
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Hi, I'm a lurker from another thread, (except I see my buddy ThomasVolomitz is here.) I have a DR 200, I ride it mostly gravel, some trails. I have to ride pavement to get to gravel.

I'm wanting new tires, it has Bridgestone Trailwings, here are the numbers and letters off the tires;

on the front Trailwing 19 70/100-21 44P TW19

on the rear Trailwing 18 100/90-18 56-P

I think it's probably the original tires.

Do these tires have tubes?
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