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Old 10-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #7441
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I have my printed copy dr200 service manual and parts catalog on ebay for sale if anyone is interested. Mint condition.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121188640454...84.m1555.l2649
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #7442
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Have a dr 200 for sale if anyone is interested
I might be, but you're on the wrong coast. How bout posting a pic, at least? I'm sure whoever ends up buying it would appreciate it.

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #7443
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I have my printed copy dr200 service manual and parts catalog on ebay for sale if anyone is interested. Mint condition.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121188640454...84.m1555.l2649
Thanks for the heads up, survivalist. I've been looking to purchase one of those sooner or later. Got the bidding kicked off for $30 bucks. We'll see how it goes. Love looking through those things on cold winter nights. I still have an old Clymer's for a mid-80's Nissan Staza Wagon kicking around here somewhere....
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #7444
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Its s great service manual I would keep it if I still had my dr200. The 200 was seriously down on power once I moved t o the rockies. I'm on the look out for a dr650 now.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #7445
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Very hard to beat a KLR650.

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Its s great service manual I would keep it if I still had my dr200. The 200 was seriously down on power once I moved t o the rockies. I'm on the look out for a dr650 now.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #7446
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Very hard to beat a KLR650.

In the heaviest bike contest?
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #7447
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Its s great service manual I would keep it if I still had my dr200. The 200 was seriously down on power once I moved t o the rockies. I'm on the look out for a dr650 now.
Do you mean on the highway or actual off-roading, or both? My thoughts are I'm willing to trade huffing along in the slow lane on the highway in exchange for added nimbleness once I hit the dirt. (If I were planning more of a 10,000 mile trek to China, then obviously my considerations would be different.)

So where did the DR200 let you down exactly? I'm new to off-roading so it may be the perfect bike for me, although I wouldn't want to outgrow it and wished I'd gotten something bigger in a short time.

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #7448
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The poster commented regarding interest in a DR650. Having ridden both KLR & DR under most types of conditions, I simply offered the suggestion based on the KLR's qualities. I have no idea why you offer a specious comment.

My intent was simply to offer a suggestion in the hope that it might provide a useful option.



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Old 10-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #7449
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I'm hoping one of you guys might be able to assist - I've just managed to pick up an original DR 125/200 plastic fuel tank to fit to my race 125 but as every DR I've seen over here (the UK) is a metal tanked one, I'm not 100% sure how the front of the tank mounts to the frame.

I know I'll have to do some alterations, and have tried looking at the parts diagrams but can't see well enough to be sure.

If someone with a DR 125/200 tht's old enough to have a plastic tank would be kind enough to post a photo or two of where the tank meets the frame that would help loads

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #7450
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Has anyone ridden a crf230l? I've owned them in the past and would like to get another for short commute to work. However I've seen some dr200 for sale and wonder how they compare. I really like the smoothness of the shifting/ clutch on the 230L and the snappiness off the bottom though it fades quick. Seems like the dr200 would work well for the job also.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #7451
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Has anyone ridden a crf230l? I've owned them in the past and would like to get another for short commute to work. However I've seen some dr200 for sale and wonder how they compare. I really like the smoothness of the shifting/ clutch on the 230L and the snappiness off the bottom though it fades quick. Seems like the dr200 would work well for the job also.
The DR 200 has no such snappiness.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #7452
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The dr200 didn't have enough top end doing 60 uphill against wind at 7000ft. In every othet respect the dr200 was great especially off road.

I like the looks of the klt but concerned its too heavy off road and it reliability. I've never owned a kawasaki but I get the feeling there cheap. I nevet had one issue with any suzuki I've owned.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #7453
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The poster commented regarding interest in a DR650. Having ridden both KLR & DR under most types of conditions, I simply offered the suggestion based on the KLR's qualities. I have no idea why you offer a specious comment.

My intent was simply to offer a suggestion in the hope that it might provide a useful option.

There's a lot of larger, 75% road dual sports out there. I'm just saying that having ridden both, I'd probably rank both the DR650 and the KLR650 near the bottom of my list - primarily based on weight and offroad handling.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:14 AM   #7454
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So from my reading this thread, claims that re-jetting and/or exhaust mods result in a "whole new bike" should be taken as hyperbole and nothing more?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #7455
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I have been digging through the DR200 thread for the last 2 or 3 months now. But I can't find the information that I am looking for.

I picked up a 2000 DR200 this summer. I have been having a blast riding around on it, it just makes me laugh when I am riding it. It is simple and it is fun. I put on a set of KTM foot pegs for more comfort. I put on new grips, a new Renthal handlebar, and a set of risers. I built myself a cheap little dash to mount the switch for the heated grips. It came with the happy-trails bags and rack and a luggage plate on the back. It is turning into a sweet little bike.

But the dash/gauge light is driving me nuts. It keeps flickering on and off. It wasn't a problem in the summer during the day, but now the nights are coming a lot sooner and the flickering at night is distracting. Is there a bulb inside the housing that I can replace? How do I make it stop the flickering on and off?
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