the DR200 thread

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

  1. JayGoldstein

    JayGoldstein Adventurer

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    Stock.
  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Does it go away when the bike is thoroughly warmed up?
  3. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Well, I installed the Kientech kit, before doing so my bike was stock (1999 vintage) and never had a hesitation.

    Only did this with the airbox lid installed (which is contrary to Jesse's instructions - but I wanted to change things gradually to compare performance). Today I took it around the block, and there was no hesitation. Would've gone further, but I took the pedal bike out for a 12-miler earlier and frankly, was a little bushed :shog
    On the "plus" side - it started easily and there was no need to wait for it to warm-up when I took off for the neighbor's house. :1drink

    Lateralus - I took the adjustment screw in ~16 1/2 turns, which was "bottomed out" - then backed it out 1 & 1/8th (your memory is correct on that!) and ended up turning it back in ~1/3 or so... if I have time tomorrow I'll take it out for a longer run and see how it does - still without the airbox cover for now. :freaky
  4. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    She agreed with you that's why we sold it. She never got used to the forward controls.
  5. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    The sad thing is, in Japan, Suzuki sells this awesome machine with the GZ250 power plant. Much more desirable than the cruiser model.

    [​IMG]
  6. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    I've never asked a dealer to do anything on my bike except mount a tire to a wheel - which I've now stopped doing as well. You'll probably find very quickly that despite how easy it is to work on motorcycles with even just basic hand tools, dealers still feel justified in charging ridiculous rates. Swapping jets in a carb takes maybe 20 min for your first time. A 1000km service is probably just going to be:

    change oil/filter
    adjust valves
    check electrical for function
    check tire pressure
    finger check spokes for loose ones
    adjust throttle and clutch play
    clean air filter

    To do that in your garage you'd only need a few wrenches/screwdrivers and a couple hours tops. Half that stuff you should be doing before every ride anyway.
  7. MorganSS

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    that thing is insanely badass:eek1
  8. Klay

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    I want it insanely badly.
  9. JayGoldstein

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    No, some hesitation is there even when the engine is fully warmed up. I could easily live with the hesitation if it did go away once the engine was up to normal operating temperature.
  10. JayGoldstein

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    Except for a valve adjustment I feel comfortable about doing everything on your list. I'm going to have the initial service done by the dealer because I figure that is the best way to avoid any hassle should I need to make claim under the new bike warranty.
  11. Klay

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    I would adjust the idle screw to richen up the mixture on the low end.
  12. BC1

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    Quick question, is it normal to have oil circulate everywhere on the stator side? Am I missing a seal here....


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  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I believe that's normal...the alternator runs in oil.
  14. Klay

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  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Looks like he's listening to the valves. :lol3
  16. JayGoldstein

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    Came upon this turtle sunning itself right in the middle of the dirt road. I moved it out of harms way. I couldn't tell if it appreciated my help.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From 2009 Suzuki DR200SE</td></tr></tbody></table>
  17. Lateralus180

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    Klay

    What tires do you have on your DR200 in that photo? What size are the ones you have, front and rear? :norton

    If they are slightly larger than stock tires, is the speedometer reading off by much? My speedo seems to be off even with the factory tires..
  18. Lateralus180

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  19. BC1

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    Thanks. Can anyone else confirm?
  20. Klay

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    They're Shinko 705s. 40 bucks apiece or so. Almost a street tire, or maybe 90% pavement 10% gravel. 90/90-21 in front and 4.10-18 on the rear. I haven't done a speedometer check with them yet, but they look small, so I bet the speedometer reads fast. Back when I had Kenda K270 tires on it, the speedo was spot on.