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Old 06-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #6856
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Just got a 2000 DR200 with 5800 miles. It runs well, and seems to have plenty of pep. No oil on the spark plug, no oiliness in the exhaust. No smoke.

But in testing the compression, I'm only getting 90 pounds. I'm fairly certain the gauge is accurate. Am I missing something in the process here?
I don't have an answer to your question. But if it's running well, why think about it?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #6857
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Just spoke to the owners of Seat Concepts, they just released their seat kits for the DR200 again! Also I asked about a rear rack for our bike, and they do not have one, BUT they did say if there is enough of us interested in buying one they would consider building one! So please post on this forum if you are interested, they said they would keep an eye on this sight for interest!

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #6858
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A few pics of a DR doing what a DR does best...







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Old 06-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #6859
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So installed these hand guards which are made in the USA.

Cycra Probends


They have taken some abuse, and done well.

But I noticed that the front brake line was rubbing between the front blinker, and the probends on the trail. The outer brake would leave little rubber bits as the front wheel dropped and rose. I decided to armor the brake line with this stuff:



It seemed to work okay, but didn't really seem ideal. Over the winter, Racetech did the front forks, so the front end dive was noticeably less.

Come spring, we went 2000 miles of dirt. Poor little bike came home and had worn through the front brake sheath. Decided to replace it before I broke it. The stainless Galfer was cheaper than the OEM brake line.



Since the new line is about 1/2 the diameter of the OEM, looks like rubbing shouldn't be an issue. (PS don't use the Galfer supplied bolts..they appear to be coarse thread vs fine thread).
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #6860
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Picked up a new set of brak busters and installed them today. Also removed wheels to have new tires installed tomorrow. Much more difficult then my KX250!





I think I need more room to work on my bike!
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #6861
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Tires.
I wanted a tire biased towards pavement riding. Based on reviews on the web and cost I chose the Kenda K761 (which is rated as 80% street & 20% dirt): 90/90-21 front and 120/80-18 rear. I run them at at 27 psi. front and 30 psi rear.
how is the turn in with the wider tire compared to the OEM bridgestones?

one thing I like about the dr200 is that it literally "falls" into turns...making it very easy to ride

I ran a 120 instead of a 110 on a Ninja 600R and had to muscle the thing into turns (where it was unstable)

I'm also looking for a good street tire so I can run supermoto days and hunker around long beach
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #6862
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how is the turn in with the wider tire compared to the OEM bridgestones?
I didn't notice any difference. The increased leverage provided by the wider Moose Racing handlebar may have cancelled out any effect of the K761's greater mass.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #6863
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Got the tires installed today, went with Shinko 244's. Also install an Acerbis supermoto front fender.


Here is before, I think it looks much better now.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:14 AM   #6864
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Fender question

mykdee:

How much drilling and cutting is required on the front fender?

thanks,
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #6865
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How much drilling and cutting is required on the front fender?

thanks,
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I just drilled the 4 mounting holes and it went right on. No cutting required!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:29 AM   #6866
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I just drilled the 4 mounting holes and it went right on. No cutting required!

Great! Thank you sir. Drilling's fine, but my artistic talent is rather lacking.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #6867
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Got the tires installed today, went with Shinko 244's. Also install an Acerbis supermoto front fender.
Here is before, I think it looks much better now.
Will the Acerbis fender will keep water, mud, etc. off of the engine. It's hard to tell from the three-quarter view how far back the fender extends. Can you post a side-view?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #6868
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Footpegs

Has anyone found wider foot pegs to fit the DR200? I bought some for my DR650 a few years ago and looked for the DR200 but couldn't find any. My wife hopped on my 650 on the weekend and said she sure liked my wider foot pegs. I just searched on-line and eBay etc. but nothing available. Any ideas beside building my own which isn't an option, no welder.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #6869
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I was going to try these out...but alas, you also need a welder..

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Weld-on footpeg extensions to make footpegs 1/2" wider and longer.


I've also seen them in drill only versions..like here:

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #6870
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Just checked and Pivot Pegs make a set for the DR200. Not cheap ($169) but will be worth it.
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