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Old 06-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #5626
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I've also experienced that hesitation when opening the throttle. I'm taking my bike in for the 1,000 km service next week and will mention this issue. Has anyone has gotten their dealer to adjust the carb, or do they refuse to do so because of emissions regulations?

I've never asked a dealer to do anything on my bike except mount a tire to a wheel - which I've now stopped doing as well. You'll probably find very quickly that despite how easy it is to work on motorcycles with even just basic hand tools, dealers still feel justified in charging ridiculous rates. Swapping jets in a carb takes maybe 20 min for your first time. A 1000km service is probably just going to be:

change oil/filter
adjust valves
check electrical for function
check tire pressure
finger check spokes for loose ones
adjust throttle and clutch play
clean air filter

To do that in your garage you'd only need a few wrenches/screwdrivers and a couple hours tops. Half that stuff you should be doing before every ride anyway.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #5627
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The sad thing is, in Japan, Suzuki sells this awesome machine with the GZ250 power plant. Much more desirable than the cruiser model.


that thing is insanely badass
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #5628
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that thing is insanely badass
I want it insanely badly.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #5629
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Does it go away when the bike is thoroughly warmed up?
No, some hesitation is there even when the engine is fully warmed up. I could easily live with the hesitation if it did go away once the engine was up to normal operating temperature.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #5630
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I've never asked a dealer to do anything on my bike except mount a tire to a wheel - which I've now stopped doing as well. You'll probably find very quickly that despite how easy it is to work on motorcycles with even just basic hand tools, dealers still feel justified in charging ridiculous rates. Swapping jets in a carb takes maybe 20 min for your first time. A 1000km service is probably just going to be:

change oil/filter
adjust valves
check electrical for function
check tire pressure
finger check spokes for loose ones
adjust throttle and clutch play
clean air filter

To do that in your garage you'd only need a few wrenches/screwdrivers and a couple hours tops. Half that stuff you should be doing before every ride anyway.
Except for a valve adjustment I feel comfortable about doing everything on your list. I'm going to have the initial service done by the dealer because I figure that is the best way to avoid any hassle should I need to make claim under the new bike warranty.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #5631
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No, some hesitation is there even when the engine is fully warmed up. I could easily live with the hesitation if it did go away once the engine was up to normal operating temperature.

I would adjust the idle screw to richen up the mixture on the low end.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #5632
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Quick question, is it normal to have oil circulate everywhere on the stator side? Am I missing a seal here....


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Old 06-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #5633
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I believe that's normal...the alternator runs in oil.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #5634
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #5635
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Looks like he's listening to the valves.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #5636
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Wildlife rescue :-)

Came upon this turtle sunning itself right in the middle of the dirt road. I moved it out of harms way. I couldn't tell if it appreciated my help.

From 2009 Suzuki DR200SE
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #5637
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What tires do you have on your DR200 in that photo? What size are the ones you have, front and rear?

If they are slightly larger than stock tires, is the speedometer reading off by much? My speedo seems to be off even with the factory tires..
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #5638
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #5639
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I believe that's normal...the alternator runs in oil.
Thanks. Can anyone else confirm?
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #5640
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Klay

What tires do you have on your DR200 in that photo? What size are the ones you have, front and rear?

If they are slightly larger than stock tires, is the speedometer reading off by much? My speedo seems to be off even with the factory tires..

They're Shinko 705s. 40 bucks apiece or so. Almost a street tire, or maybe 90% pavement 10% gravel. 90/90-21 in front and 4.10-18 on the rear. I haven't done a speedometer check with them yet, but they look small, so I bet the speedometer reads fast. Back when I had Kenda K270 tires on it, the speedo was spot on.
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