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Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #5191
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I put a set of Shinko 705s on my 200. They're pretty street-oriented. I like them so far, but of course, they're new, soI can't offer a long-term review.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #5192
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Jack stand: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235 It fits in my tool tube and works great.

Does the tubeliss system fit the tires on the DR200? Has anyone used it on their's? Anyone use http://www.revzilla.com/product/mich...b-mousse-tires it says not safe after 80 mph but I don't think that's an issue with these bikes.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #5193
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06 model. Right turn signals work fine. When I turn on the left turn signals, front left stays on (no blinking) and rear left is off. I swapped the rear bulbs - same problem on left, so it is not the bulb. Where do I look next?
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I had the same problem. If I recall, the positive wire to the turn signal was broken off...I think inside the turn signal stalk. I soldered it back together.

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Same exact thing happened to mine this summer. Pulled the signal apart, resoldered it, and it's been fine for the past 5 months.
Klay and godwinmt: Thanks for the guidance - you were dead on. I finally pulled the bike out of the back of the garage and took the signal stalk apart - one wire was separated from the base of the socket. Soldered it back on and good to go! Thanks again!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #5194
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Does the tubeliss system fit the tires on the DR200? Has anyone used it on their's? Anyone use http://www.revzilla.com/product/mich...b-mousse-tires it says not safe after 80 mph but I don't think that's an issue with these bikes.

The bib system is supposedly only for Michelin tires, which really limits what you can run.

Tubeliss makes an 18" and a 21" so I don't know why it wouldn't work, although I did read that some people had issues on really wide rims (not a problem on the stock DR rims). I just installed a pair of Tubeliss(19/21) on my XR400 and so far they seem nice. Gonna hit the trails tomorrow and see how they do offroad. I'll do the DR if I like em. Only difference will be that you have to drill a 7/16" hole in the DR rim.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #5195
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The Avon street tires that caught my eye are the RoadRider AM26. Available in 90/90-21 and five different rear sizes from 4.00 to 120/80-18 that look like possibilities. The price is rather steep tho. It looks like the Distanzias are designed for bigger, heavier bikes.
From what I've researched so far, it looks like the IRC GP-110s might be the most street oriented tires for the DR200.

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I had the GP-110s on mine and was quite happy with them. I would have tried the Shinko 705s next, but I had to sell the little DR.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #5196
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Wifey got to ride the DR on the dirt for the first time:


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Old 03-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #5197
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Nice. Where is that?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #5198
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Cleveland National Forest. Its small but the closest offroad we've got here in Orange County, Ca
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #5199
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Cleveland National Forest. Its small but the closest offroad we've got here in Orange County, Ca
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:05 AM   #5200
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They're from a 2008 CRF450. http://www.emigracing.com/ makes a conversion stem that allows you to bolt CRF triples onto the XR400 (they also make other conversion kits like the CRF230, DR650, etc). If you go with an older CRF (think <2004) then you can even use the XR brake caliper. I think I spent about $500 on the whole conversion. Great mod IMO, they work awesome and really update the look of the bike. Helps that they came from the PO already sprung/valved for my weight.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #5201
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off the wall wheel question

do dr125 wheels fit on dr200? i use several for training & wonder about using a spare set of wheels for tire changes...
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #5202
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Rear shock question

I saw a reference somewhere that someone might have installed a DRZ400 rear shock on a DR200. Can anyone confirm a successful installation? If so, what was involved? I've done the ZZR1200 shock on my Concours and the R6 shock on my FZ1 with great results, but both took some modifications. It is much less expesive than going after market tho.

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Old 03-26-2012, 06:28 AM   #5203
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Ok this might sound really stupid, but I put Kenda 761 tires on my bike and I want to check what pressure should be in them. I looked the tires up and it said 32 front and rear??? I had the standard tires on before but these are bigger tires. The previous tires were Bridgestone and they had psi 22/25. Would anyone be able to give me some help with this. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #5204
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Tire Pressures

I would go with what the bike says to start with-22/25 solo or 22/29 two-up or heavily loaded. Setting the tires at 32/32 just sounds too high for that weight bike. I'd bet you would have a very harsh ride, reduced traction, and increased wear down the middle of the tires. Be sure to take it easy around corners for a few miles with the new tires, they might have a coating on them that could make them slippery until it wears off. HTH

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Old 03-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #5205
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Jack stand: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235 It fits in my tool tube and works great.

Does the tubeliss system fit the tires on the DR200? Has anyone used it on their's? Anyone use http://www.revzilla.com/product/mich...b-mousse-tires it says not safe after 80 mph but I don't think that's an issue with these bikes.
There are mousse systems available (state side) for other than Michelin, but are not recommended for any pavement riding. The issue is heat build up. In any usage, the mousse must be liberally lubricated to reduce friction between the tire and mousse.
Tublis may be the way to go, or if you search the Internet, you'll find different ways of converting spoked rims to tubeless use.
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