the DR200 thread

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

  1. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Been here awhile

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    Local dealer can get you a reflector. looks like it lists for about $11.50 .... no cheap, but probably still cheaper than trying find on ebay, and pay the cost to ship. Most people take them off. Mine doesn't have any.
  2. James027

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    Hey guys. I am newer to the forums and have been wanting a dr 200 for a while now. I have a lifan 200 that I just don't trust, but I couldn't wait for summer to ride, haha. Anyway I want to mod mine a bit obviously and was wondering if the Acerbis D.O.T. LED Vision HP Headlight would look decent on it. If anyboy has any pics of what this light looks like on a dr or close looking bike I would greatly apptreciate the pics.
  3. James027

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  4. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    My 5'0" daughter had no trouble with straddling the one I bought for her. I would think that at 5'6" it should be no problem, especially once she's aboard.
  5. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Yeah, the mounting kit it came with didn't line up with the rack over the rear fender at all so I said @#$% it and just bolted it directly to the fender. Believe it or not, it's really quite sturdy! I wouldn't take it off road on any seriously bumpy rides but for touring, it works just fine!
  6. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Great idea, thanks!
  7. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Mine is anchored the same way. The big thing is just to use a pair of nice fender washers on each side to help eliminate tear-out, but I haven't had any problems with mine. I actually had the mounting plate for the rack break in a wreck and it didn't pull out of the fender.

    I've got an extra reflector from a box of parts I picked up to rebuild mine. PM me your address and I'll send it out ASAP.
  8. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Thanks!!! Sent!

    The mounting kit it came with came with some really nice washers but I may see about finding some larger ones just to be on the safe side...
  9. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Man, I think the guys at the local motorcycle shop tried to rake me over the coals today. I went in to get a price on mounting some tires and when I asked if I could bring in some tires to be mounted, of course I got the usual gruff about "oh, we would rather you bought the tires here and had them mounted here"... So I said okay, give me a cost on it all.

    So for the Shinkos, stock size, a price for the front and back tires was $96. Mounting for both tires was $100. I'm going to have to call BULLSH*T on the mounting cost.

    Does that sound right to you guys?

    $100 to mount two tires on a motorcycle???:eek1
  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Those mounting prices are completely out of line. Walk, no, run away from that place. The tire prices are on the high end for a Shinko, but asking that money to mount them is sheer robbery.


    You should really find some help and learn to mount them yourself.
  11. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Been here awhile

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    i tried to mount mine myself .... but had no luck, so I took my wheels off, and took them to a local shop.
    they charged me $20 per wheel, plus one needed a tube for $13.
    If they have to take the wheels off your bike, they will most likely charge you by the hour as well.
    look for a small shop, dont go to a big megastore, they have too much overhead to cover.

    and yes, they are screwing you on the price of the tires. if we can get them for $30 some dollars online, they are getting them even cheaper from their distributor.
    I agree Run ...
  12. psu75

    psu75 Carpe Diemer

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    Yeah, I felt like I needed to bend over for them in that shop... Bunch of crooked creeps. Yes, I am a female but I have enough sense to know that they were trying to rip me off.

    I found the tires for about $65 for both online. That part I have covered. All I really need help with is getting them mounted. Do I really need to get them balanced? It that really necessary?
  13. psu75

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    I would love to find someone to teach me how to mount tires - I think this would be some incredibly valuable knowledge to have out in the field on my rides...but alas...no one I know knows how to do this... :bore
  14. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    It's pretty straight forward to do. Neduro made a nice writeup on it all here

    It's one of those things thats easiest to learn by doing, and the little DR is about the easiest thing there is to change a tire on. Just get the bike up in the air, drop the wheels, throw some cardboard down in the living room, and go to town!
  15. Klay

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    If you gave a shout out in regionals, I bet you'd find somebody.
  16. Klay

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    Definitely not necessary if you're doing a lot of trail riding. Maybe necessary if you're putting on a lot of highway miles. They don't have to be perfect...just roughly balanced.
  17. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    I just lubed my chain. With regards to the rear brake pedal when making a click or knock when pressed while moving-I checked the the nut on the rear of the torsion bar and you guys were right, it was very loose so I tightened it up. The bolt obviously wasn't tightened properly when I had the rear tire changed, another reason to learn how to change the tire myself.
  18. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    What seat pads are available on the dr200? I do not want another coleman atv/walmart seat pad, even though they are comfy, I found it extremely dangerous I found when I braked as the cordura pants material would make my slide to the very front of the seat.
  19. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I don't know about seat covers, but if you send your seat in to Seat Concepts, they'll put an awful nice seat on the old pan.


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    It's on my wife's 200. She likes the milk crate.


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    My 200, with fresh tires, chain, and sprockets.


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  20. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    I just took the wheels in for new rubber today. $5 for them to mount em if you buy the tires there, $15 if you bring in your own tire. I only got a front D606 so far since the most aggressive rears they had that were close to the stock diameter were 50/50's. Gonna go to another shop and check out some trials tires tomorrow - hopefully find something with a shorter sidewall.

    I've done my own tire changes, and there's vids on how to do it on youtube, but for $5, I'll let somebody else do it.