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Old 06-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #6811
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Problems with the petcock are very common with the DR200 after a number of years. The seals wear out and sometimes gas flows through the vacuum line into the intake tract or through a bad O-ring or weak needle and seat into the airbox. If you get gas in the oil, this is probably what has happened.
Petcock is good, though I have the Yamaha one on order.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:39 AM   #6812
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My DR200SE, up for sale.

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:58 AM   #6813
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thought about getting a roller RM250 and putting the DR motor and electrical/lighting system on it, but I think that would mean the bike would be a RM250 in the eyes of the DOT office.
I don't know abut the legalities, but that's a conversion I really want to do at some point. I very nearly started doing it recently but using my 1990 KTM 250 chassis - I don't think it would take much to make it work as the back of the engine was the same width and the swingarm pivots were the same diameter.

Where you may have to start head scratching is how to get the carb to still fit as it will sit a lot higher than the 2 stroke carb would have done.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #6814
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personally I wouldn't bother...

1.) too expensive

2.) DR200 motor would lack power in an MX frame to do any serious riding

3.) you might dump all the money into and not have it work

I'd recommend getting an XR400 and re-valving the forks and rear shock for MX
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #6815
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anyone try a supermoto track with their DR200se?

they have one in southern california - adams motorsports track...and their dirt section is open this Sunday...for about $45!

anyone else local want to check it out?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #6816
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can anyone tell me how their front braking power compares to the rear?

my rear grabs well enough, and I can lock up the tire

the front, I need to squeeze the heck out of it, and only at full grab does it slow down the front wheel

I don't feel like I could ever lock up the front, so I need both brakes to stop properly. Is this normal or do I need to bleed the brake line?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #6817
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Start bay at least bleeding. That is definitely not normal, the front is the stronger of the two brakes.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #6818
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it doesn't feel like that at all...I'm currently about 45/55 front/rear for my braking

I'm going to bleed it Saturday

has anyone tried a 120 knobby tire on the rear?

I have an extra set of old rims to use for dirt only (trails), and this guy is giving away tires for free on craigslist:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3845826194.html

thicker-than-stock tires bother me on the street, but won't it be okay in the dirt?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #6819
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has anyone tried a 120 knobby tire on the rear?
Yes, but it's snug.

There's plenty of room width wise but I had to pull the wheel fairly well back in the swingarm.

That was with a proper enduro tyre, maybe a trail tyre with lower knobbles might be a better fit.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #6820
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personally I wouldn't bother...

1.) too expensive

2.) DR200 motor would lack power in an MX frame to do any serious riding

3.) you might dump all the money into and not have it work

I'd recommend getting an XR400 and re-valving the forks and rear shock for MX
I can see where you're coming from, but I think it would work really well for the right sort of riding. The other thing is an XR400 is a heavy bike - a DR200 engined MX bike will still weigh less than (or at least no heavier) a standard DR 200 I'd expect.

I race a pretty much standard 1992 DR 125 in a few enduros over here and through the woods can on the whole be quite competitive unless there's a lot of fast going, and a lot of the time it's the suspension (or lack of) that's holding me back. I also have a DR 200SE on the road - yes it's still not fast by any means, but it's still a great little woods bike.

The 200 engine in a good handling chassis - now that would just be a fantastic technical enduro weapon.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #6821
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Lumberingjack:

It WOULD be fantastic! Like a trials bike on steroids. If you get a chance, look up the Scorpa T-Ride.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #6822
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Just picked this today! 2003 DR200SE 6,000 miles, it is in really nice shape, but the carb needs to be cleaned and rear tire! Paid $800 and the previous owner also threw in a free helmet, boots, pants and gloves that I figure I can sell for an extra $140, so if I get lucky and sell everything I will be in the bike for only $660!!
Already picked up a few parts, needed rear tire so figured I would just buy both, picked up a set of Shinko 244's, paid less than $80 for both new! Also bought a new battery, pro-taper bars, rear turn signals "one was broken", everything for an oil change, rear view mirror, and hand guards. Spent a little over $220 in parts. Will probably end up doing the Keintech exhaust and carb upgrade.



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Old 06-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #6823
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #6824
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #6825
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Well mykdee, it looks and sounds like you got a hell of a good deal!

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