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Old 11-07-2013, 05:56 AM   #7621
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here ya go

Here's pics from the owner. All original paperwork and he says the tool kit has never even been opened. We'll see !




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Old 11-07-2013, 06:12 AM   #7622
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The dr350 is a good bike, and I looked at a well used one a few months ago. It was tall.
It seemed as tall as my dr650 was.

It was an over priced wreck that sat around too much, so I did not get it, and they look a bit goofy to me with the colors and graphics Suzuki picked.....

Solid bike though, with a good motor size for general use.

I ended up with something much cheaper and lighter, which suits me even better then the dr350, an xt200.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #7623
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Brake and tail lights are out

Hello all you DR200 experts. My GFs taillight seems to be out. Both brake and the running light. Bulb looks good. Is there a common issue with DR200s that I can check first?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:36 AM   #7624
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Hello all you DR200 experts. My GFs taillight seems to be out. Both brake and the running light. Bulb looks good. Is there a common issue with DR200s that I can check first?
Thanks
Check for a break in the wiring to the taillight. That happens often with the DR200, but more usually with a rear turn signal.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #7625
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I took out my DR200 today. Had my hand held garmin etrex gps zip tied to the
handle bars to check the speedometer against. And it was spot on. Turned
out to be a wonderful day. Now to find a rack for the rear and get it ready
for some adventure riding. Just want to to post about it 'Don't really know
why'. I have never heard much about these bikes. I read many many post
on dual sport bikes for short people and was turned on to the tw200 and
bought one. It was a good bike but wouldn't get much past 60mph like
people say. At least not on the gps. So i sold it went back to street bikes
this summer enjoyed them but i am more at home on the trails. This one
just pop up on Craigslist while i had the funds and i am happy i did. Lovin it.

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:41 PM   #7626
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Check for a break in the wiring to the taillight. That happens often with the DR200, but more usually with a rear turn signal.
Ground wire to taillight was broken. Looked okay as the insulation was still held in the crimp but the wire inside was no bueno. Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #7627
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Ground wire to taillight was broken. Looked okay as the insulation was still held in the crimp but the wire inside was no bueno. Thanks.



As happenstance would have it, my left rear turn signal stopped signaling yesterday. (again) I'm sure it's another break since it starts working when I deflect the turn signal stalk. The riding season has ended here, but I'll address the fault shortly anyway.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #7628
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center stand for dr200se

I'm looking for a center stand for my mighty Dr200.

Any information is appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #7629
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I just purchased my 05 dr200 with 360 miles on it in new condition:) I love this bike and have been over every page of this forum during the past few weeks. I want to install handguards and I don't mind the drill/tap method in the stock bars. I'm very comfortable with them and don't need to replace them if I don't have to. I have been through several guard sets now and none will line up and work. Does anyone have the specific make and model they used with the stock bars? And ones that do not need to file the levers? And does anyone have pics of the mounting close up? Every pic I find is from a distance so you can't see the mounting. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #7630
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I'm looking for a center stand for my mighty Dr200.

Any information is appreciated.
I don't know of any centerstand for the DR200. I just prop it up on a jackstand or an aluminum propstand that I have.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #7631
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My left rear turnsignal had a break in the ground wire where it was soldered to the bulb housing. Very common on this bike for some reason. I soldered it back together.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #7632
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What starter clutch parts take away the terrible noise?

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It`s normal. That is your worn gear that engages the starter to spin the engine. Due to the spring engagement right before the engine stops.... That gear engage`s.... Most if not all bikes have that kind of setup.


Erling
Got a gn125 & a dr200 both screeching badly when starting ... What component cures it?
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #7633
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Adieu

It's time for me to say goodbye to my first home here at ADVrider and squat on another precinct devoted to Team Red, because after coming this close to settling on a DR200, I ended up buying a 1983 Honda XL250R from the original owner with just over 4000 miles on the clock. Here she is ~



I loved the way the DR200 looked and how it felt in the showroom, and I was considering getting a brand new one, until some fellow inmates brought me back to my senses. Besides, buying a new bike would keep me from having to run down numerous obsolete parts while figuring out workable workarounds and other mechanical tasks which I really enjoy just as much as riding. As I stated before, there didn't seem to be too many DRs up for grabs close to my location so this is what the Bike Gods decided I should ride. Actually, the Honda seems pretty DR-ish, but with a few more horses and a 6th gear on top.

If I've got a soft spot for this thread, it's because it was my into to this entire world here, reading the whole DR200 thread in one long, but enjoyable, sitting (it was way less than 500 pages then, give or take). I learned more in those hours about bikes and riding that I have in any classroom. Even though I haven't been around here that long, I appreciate all the input and help everyone has given me. I hope the guys and gals over in XL Land measure up to your high standards.

See you in the Face Plant or maybe the Fleamarket sections. Or if I win the lottery, maybe I'll just go buy that brand new Suzuki.

Ride Safe, everyone.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #7634
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I'd love to have one of those. Is it kick-only, or electric start, too?
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #7635
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Don't mean to jump in but they're kick only. Honda didn't throw an electric leg on their small dual sports until the 230l came out.
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