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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.
Does it go away when the bike is thoroughly warmed up?
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
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.
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.
She agreed with you that's why we sold it. She never got used to the forward controls.
The sad thing is, in Japan, Suzuki sells this awesome machine with the GZ250 power plant. Much more desirable than the cruiser model.
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:
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.
that thing is insanely badass:eek1
I want it insanely badly.
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.
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.
I would adjust the idle screw to richen up the mixture on the low end.
Quick question, is it normal to have oil circulate everywhere on the stator side? Am I missing a seal here....
I believe that's normal...the alternator runs in oil.
Looks like he's listening to the valves.
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.
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What tires do you have on your DR200 in that photo? What size are the ones you have, front and rear?
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..
Thanks. Can anyone else confirm?
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.
Definitely runs in oil, just like just about every other motorcycle does. Only ones I can think of that don't are BMWs and the new Triumph Tiger 1200.