the DR200 thread

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

  1. dmpeach

    dmpeach Adventurer

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    Been looking a bit. I suppose it's possible, just might be harder to find.
  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I picked up a DR350 with 8,000 miles on it for $1900 two or three years ago. They've got to be out there. A KLR250 would also do the job.
  3. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    What mpg can you get on a stock dr350? Are most of the parts the same as tjhe DR200? Is the DR650 actually a bigger bike or just a bigger engine?
  4. dsmith

    dsmith n00b

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    Hey Everyone!
    I've lurked around AdvRider a few times before! I just aquired my first motorcycle I have ever owned and am very excited to get out and explore in it. Normally I explore in my Wrangler but this is going to be a great addition to my fleet of fun vehicles! I picked up this 1988 Suzuki SP 200 which I'm told is practically a DR 200 (not sure what the key differences are) It is a street legal bike that doesn't need anything. Owned by a older gentlemen, I was able to pick this bike up with 8100 miles on it for $1,000. I think I got a good deal! I can't wait to get out and explore on it!


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  5. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    There's nothing in common between any of those three bikes. I get about 45 mpg on my DR350, but it's highly modified and is actually 435 cc. I get 50-52 mpg with the DR650.
  6. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Great deal! I'm jealous of the kick start.
  7. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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  8. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Ahhh they joys of winter riding...


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  9. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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  10. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Been here awhile

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    Move to my area of PA ... we don't get snow anymore. BUt then again, we have no place to ride either. That's why mine is going to pull street duty, if I ever get it on the road.
  11. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    Ok the TKC80 that are on the back of Lady Bugs DR200 is 3.50x18 . On continentals sizing chart the tire is indicated that it is being phased out but i've checked on motorcycle-superstore and cyclegear and it is both in stock for around $122. It's a bit pricey when you compare it to the shinko 244 for $55 I just ordered.
  12. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Holy cow! I found some Shinkos on Amazon for a really good deal -

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    $30.99 for the front
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    Seems like a pretty good price from what I've been seeing...
  13. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Been here awhile

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    i got mine cheaper than that at Bike Bandit.com
  14. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    PM'd you regarding central Pennsylvania living. You won't find much better off-pavement riding east of the Mississippi.
  15. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Been here awhile

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    Looking for stock mirrors. Anybody have a good set for sale ? Or should I just buy the Emgo replacement mirrors on eBay. I can get them to my door for under 30 bucks.

    UPDATE ... bought a set ....
  16. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I bought the Emgo dual sport mirror on Ebay for about ten bucks and it works fine.
  17. Al in NB

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    After lurking around for almost a year I thought it was about time to break the ice and say hello. About a year ago I had got the itch to ride again after almost 10 yrs away (would have been sooner but life kept getting in the way) and bought a bone stock 2000 DR 200 with the purpose of commuting and some light trail riding. I was a little hesitant to buy such a small bike (ego related reasons), but against my better judgement I had bought it and have not regreted that move at all,
    although in the future I can see another bike in my garage and my 12 yr old daughter will get the 200.

    Any how Great site and thanks to all those who post the info, I will contribute if I can but I tend to creep around.

    Al in NB
  18. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    Yeah, keep the DR200. :nod We now have a DR650, which I dearly love, but I sure wish we'd have kept the 200. Even tracked it down from one dealer to another, but it was already sold. If it hasn't already been done, you'll have to richen the carb.
  19. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    I'll be fitting my saddlebags this weekend. I want to add some insulating material under the exhaust heat shield, what am I best using and where should I get it?
  20. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    You're best off butting some sort of reflective material on the back of the bag to block the radiation to the bag itself. For as relatively cool as it is, I'd recommend aluminum tape. You should be able to find it at any local industrial supply shop.