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Old 06-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #5716
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I drove a TU250x for a while, I assume this bike is slower seeing how its down 50ccs? I like the idea of a small dual sport that I can take with me camping, etc.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #5717
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I drove a TU250x for a while, I assume this bike is slower seeing how its down 50ccs? I like the idea of a small dual sport that I can take with me camping, etc.

14 mighty horsepower. It's not for the meek.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #5718
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Ah the TU has 15, or is it 17, eep!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:10 AM   #5719
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making my dr more highway friendly?

looking at changing the tires for my dr200se because im going to be using it for commuting (school store and going into town) so mostly street use.

Will getting a smoother tire more suited for street use make the ride better or worse going 60mph on the highway(im riding stock tires right now). and what would the sizes for the front and rear tire be so i can start shopping around?

also i have a windscreen on my bike and im thinking about getting the bars higher mostly so it raises the wind protection.would there be any adverse effects with that

and any advice as for options to make the bike better at those speeds for street

btw this is actually my first motorcycle
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #5720
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Whats the GVWR on this bike ie the weight limit? Can it go 55MPH? Will it be ok sized for a 5'10 individual?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:13 AM   #5721
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I'm 5'10". It goes 55.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #5722
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Whats the GVWR on this bike ie the weight limit? Can it go 55MPH? Will it be ok sized for a 5'10 individual?
I looked at my owner's manual and the GVWR is not stated.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #5723
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my dr200, 1986 model, will only get to 55km/h!

im 5-10, 160lbs.... first gear is fine, after that its a dog... going all out in 5th = 55km/h.

mods to the bike are tm28 pumper carb, big gun exhaust and hole-ed airbox.... any ideas?

changing plugs from the old sooty DR8EA to a brand new D8EA didnt help.. might actually be worse.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #5724
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my dr200, 1986 model, will only get to 55km/h!

im 5-10, 160lbs.... first gear is fine, after that its a dog... going all out in 5th = 55km/h.

mods to the bike are tm28 pumper carb, big gun exhaust and hole-ed airbox.... any ideas?

changing plugs from the old sooty DR8EA to a brand new D8EA didnt help.. might actually be worse.
I'm a similar body type, and my DR200 has plenty of power at 7,000ft elevation. It runs out of gear at 55 mph, but still has ooomph for the hills. Motor is stock (other than jetting for altitude).

Check your compression. Maybe in need of rings????

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #5725
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I'm 6' 230lbs and I can sit all day at 60 mph on a flat road with no wind.

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mods to the bike are tm28 pumper carb, big gun exhaust and hole-ed airbox.... any ideas?
If I had to guess I'd say your carb is hurting you. Seems a tad big for an underpowered engine with that heavy of a rider - but I'm hardly an expert.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #5726
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The oil cooler project, pages ago....

...just wondering if anyone successfully installed an oil cooler? (as was being discussed)
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #5727
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my dr200, 1986 model, will only get to 55km/h!

im 5-10, 160lbs.... first gear is fine, after that its a dog... going all out in 5th = 55km/h.

mods to the bike are tm28 pumper carb, big gun exhaust and hole-ed airbox.... any ideas?

changing plugs from the old sooty DR8EA to a brand new D8EA didnt help.. might actually be worse.
Sounds like you have some jetting issues to clear up. Sooty plug sounds like it is too rich.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #5728
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the sooty plug was caused because the faulty BST31mm CV carb, with that carb the bike idles but wouldent rev,

with the tm28 it idles and revvs great, then is pooched on a load.

the 31mm was supposed to be for street carbs, and the tm28 was supposed to be marketed for the dirt models... right?

IIRC 31mm would dove more top end, 28mm would give more low?

i run a 24mm on my 100cc 2stroke, so i dont think a 28 on a 200 is too much,its smaller than a 31
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #5729
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the sooty plug was caused because the faulty BST31mm CV carb, with that carb the bike idles but wouldent rev,

with the tm28 it idles and revvs great, then is pooched on a load.

the 31mm was supposed to be for street carbs, and the tm28 was supposed to be marketed for the dirt models... right?

IIRC 31mm would dove more top end, 28mm would give more low?

i run a 24mm on my 100cc 2stroke, so i dont think a 28 on a 200 is too much,its smaller than a 31
Where did you get the TM28? Although smaller than a BST31 the CV will not flow as well as a TM type carb.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:03 PM   #5730
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...just wondering if anyone successfully installed an oil cooler? (as was being discussed)
I think it was agreed that it was just something else to worry about when it breaks
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