the DR200 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.

  1. patski

    patski Adventurer

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    WOW! I take all that back... ;)

    Real problem is there seems to be no DR200s available.

    Since we bought ours, nothing on Sacramento or SF Bay Area craigslist.

    Kind of have a $2k limit, about what we'd get for her CRF230.

    Pat
  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    $2k would get you a really nice DR200 hereabouts.
  3. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    There's a whole thread on here somewhere on lowering the WR250R.

    Ladybug, I seem to remember that you had your stator redone for more output. How is that working out?
  4. patski

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    $4500 Out the Door at the dealer. We paid $1700 for our current one, it's a 2002 but in perfect condition.

    Back in my home state of Vermont, used bikes are much cheaper than here, of course they have a 100 day season and we have a 350 day season.

    The 15 days you can't ride here are usually powder days, so all is forgiven.
  5. Ladybug0048

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    Yep, I did have the stator redone and it working well.
  6. patski

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    What are you driving with it that you needed more output?

    Regards,

    Pat
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    She's using it as a full-on DR200GS adventure touring bike replete with numerous electric accessories and electronic gadgets.
  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    What Klay said :lol3

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  9. patski

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    Nice!

    I always call ours a "200GS" to tweak my GS & GSA owning neighbor, but that really looks like a Gelaende Sport/Strasse!




  10. bburnette21

    bburnette21 Adventure Ready

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    That thing sure has a load on it. Does your bike have aftermarket suspension?
  11. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Stock suspension. The load probably looks heavier than it is but the load and me could stand to drop a few pounds. :shog It's done fine loaded, and has been all over the place like that. There was one two week vacation with about 3500 miles on it ~ another 9 day vacation and 1800 miles plus numerous weekend trips.

    It's amazing what these bikes will do and I have a blast doing it. :thumb
  12. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    I am thinking of buying a DR200 to use on the Big Island of Hawaii based in the Puna area. We're going to move there possibly as soon as a year from now. That island has a large dual sport and off road bunch of riders. Gas is more there, so the great gas mileage is a big bonus along with the big tank.

    The drawback is that the main highway (11) has a speed limit of 55 mph. I have to decide whether to ship my Sportster there, or sell it here.The other possibility is to sell my Enfield and Sportster, and then get a bigger dual sport and just have the one bike.Since there is a Suzuki dealer in nearby Hilo, either a DRZ400S or DR650 would make sense.

    Then whether to buy the bike there or ship one over is the next thing to decide.

    I've always liked the simplicity of an air cooled thumper....

    Anyone here live on the Big Island??

    Jon
  13. patski

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    Oh, OK, Monkey See, Monkey Do.... We've joined the his'n'herz brigade...

    Just this morning a 2004 200GSA popped up on my craigslist RSS, 2600mi, FMF pipe, $1500, by 4PM it was in the garage keeping Old Yeller company... ;)

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  14. Klay

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    I'll be darned. Congratulations. It's a very special thing to be able to go out wandering on mini-bikes with the wife. We've really had some nice times.
  15. NZDrRider

    NZDrRider Been here awhile

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    Having real trouble uploading any photos. Anyone got any tips?

    Thanks
  16. miniroot

    miniroot running in: please pass

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

    If I remember, the limitations are a little tight while you've still got that "n00b" status. But if you can upload them somewhere else (Picasa, Flickr, whatever) you should be able to just drop an IMG tag straight in.

    Cheers,

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  17. NZDrRider

    NZDrRider Been here awhile

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    Works this way, but is it possible to load directly rather than via Photobucket?

    <a href="http://s976.photobucket.com/albums/ae242/DR650gary/Motorcycle%20Pics/?action=view&current=ridetothedam.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae242/DR650gary/Motorcycle%20Pics/ridetothedam.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae242/DR650gary/Motorcycle Pics/ridetothedam.jpg

    Patski, can you measure the diameter of the inlet/midpipe pipe to the FMF exhaust? Is that a stock header?

    The inlet seems small so how is the performance?

    Thanks
  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Only at a low resolution. Using the image-hosting site is the way to go.
  19. Conman

    Conman Been here awhile

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    Congrats. Do you know what FMF model is that? was that from a DRZ125 as it does not look like my Q4 FMF.

    Con

  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    :nod We rode 160km of great fire roads for a picnic on Wed.

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