the DR200 thread

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

  1. tomas377

    tomas377 n00b

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    other than the fmf q4 what are there?? and if im looking on websites browsing exhausts and they dont list the dr200 are there any other bike that are similar enough that the exhausts parts would work with the dr200?
  2. Conman

    Conman Been here awhile

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    Check my post about the DG:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15662498#post15662498

    DG O Series Slip on for DR200?
    https://www.denniskirk.com/435452.sku

    The DG is cheaper than the FMF I have. You should see if it fits and let the forum know..... :D
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Replacing the fork oil on my wife's DR200, any tips to getting the stopper ring out? I need a third hand. I can push the fork cap down, and twist the stopper ring around but can't get it out of it's slot. Thanks.

    Figured it out, if you push the fork cap down, then use a small pick or screw driver to also push the stop ring down, that will push it out of the groove and then with a bit of fiddling you can get your pick/screwdriver behind the stop ring to pop it out. Would still be way easier with a third hand. :deal
  4. L1ability

    L1ability Accident Prone

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    what can be removed from these bikes (1986 dr200 in question here) to make it lighter, not for street use, off road only.

    i was thinking obvious things like light, speedo assembly, but how would one go about wiring to make it run with a simple on/off kill switch?
  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Simple answer, anything not required. :lol3 Passenger pegs and hangers. Any guards, reflectors and associated tabs etc. I know people always ask this question but I have to ask one back and it's kinda personal. How much do you weigh? Personally I could stand to lose 10-12 lbs and it would be easier for me to lose the lbs than to try to remove 10-12 lbs from my DR.

    Here's the wiring diagram, just run the wires from the start button to your "new" on/off switch.

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    click the following link for the large print edition
    http://faithcottage.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Suzuki-DRs/dr650-electrical-005/610766103_CEqCT-O.jpg
  6. DRDeano

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    Also try DF200 :cool:

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  7. L1ability

    L1ability Accident Prone

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    or if you can mod it a bit, ive found a CRF250 pipe works on the DR, used pipes fot ehm are MUCH easier to come by,

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797215

    thats assuming they didnt change anything on the dr since 86... lol

    and for wiring, thats what i thought.. im 5'11 and weight about 165lbs, so im not too bad, i was just asking if theres anything not soo obvious... guess the bike is kinda simple :p
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Bought as simple as they come. :freaky Could try helium in the tires. :lol3
  9. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    I'm currently undertaking a weight-loss routine on my wife's DR and I think you might be disappointed with your results. If you start chopping off passenger pegs and tossing lights you'll probably only get a savings of 15 lbs or so at best guess but you'll effectively destroy the resale value of the bike. The street legal denomination on any bike significantly increases the value. If you want a dirt-only bike, you'll do much better selling your DR. In my area you can get a nice 250 for less than the price of a DR. Or if 4 strokes are your thing, you could afford two YZ or WR426's for the cost of the DR. Even some of the early years of the 450's can be found that cheap. Comparing a DR to a 450 offroad is like comparing a VW Bug to a Bugatti Veyron.

    That said, your big ticket weight savers that can easily be replaced are: handlebars, headlight/speedo assembly (replace with aftermarket), battery, tires/tubes (replace with tubeliss), rear rack/fender (requires custom modification), and exhaust. I'm estimating a savings of around 35lbs (13%) by swapping what I've mentioned and keeping it street legal in the process.
  10. L1ability

    L1ability Accident Prone

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    well for the 20lbs im willing to actually take off the bike without cutting, id rather just leave it, haha,

    and unfortunatly, around here its extremly opposite. street legal bikes are cheap, and MX bikes are pricey. all i wanted was an older RM250, i couldent find one even as old as 78 for under $700 (my budget). i stumbled upon this non running (at the time) DR for $250, so i got it... i coulda also got a 1984 honda enduro 200 for $300 too, but i like my zukes for 2 wheels :clap. I have about 160 in the bike bringing it to about $410 total... if i can sell it for 600 to someone, i may be able to shoe-horn an rm with my cash, but i'd have to wait for a good deal. i prefer 2 strokes anyways, but i have been liking the simplicity in tuning and running the dr alot latley... add gas and go!

    anyways so far i think the DR, even being an 86 is a solid machine
  11. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    Speaking of which:

    Stock bars vs. Pro Taper Evo's: 36oz - 24oz = 0.75lb saved
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    Lead acid vs. Ballistic Evo2 battery: 81oz - 15oz = 4.125 lbs saved
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    Installed:
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    Used the foam that the Ballistic came in to keep the stock mount. Also I put the battery as close to the bottom of the tray as I could to keep the weight low.
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  12. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :dunno ...bike looks kinda' clean... chain... maybe a little rust? :choppa

    On a completely different topic, this weekend I discovered why you shouldn't wear your meshy "street" pants tucked into the boots, in the woods. :p3rry
    ...also, first re-fill after the kientech mod, it'd appear my mileage is down by 10MPG... :cry sure is fun though. :1drink
  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I didn't notice any difference in mileage after rejetting. There might be another variable involved.
  14. L1ability

    L1ability Accident Prone

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    is keintech still in buisness? i e-mailed with no replies...

    ok i see his jet kits for the CV bst31 carbs for these DR's, but im switching mine over to a TM28-1, i cut holes in the airbox and a added a big gun pipe,

    will his jet kit work on the tm28-1 carb? or is it strictly for the cv line of the DR carbs?

    i see a 1-3 complete jet kit on ebay for 35$, listed for the dr/sp 200 bikes, is that similar? i read somewhere the stock DR jet is a 125 main, and the upgrade for it (maybe the keintech too) is a 127.5 jet, if all it is is a main jet ill save the money and buy the single jet for 4$

    sorry for all the questions, big ride coming up and i want to get this thing locked down :D
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Yes, he's still there...best to call him.
  16. Dave@62972

    Dave@62972 n00b

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    New on here, just found this place. Had my 09 Suzuki DR200SE maybe 1 year, got it new.

    I'll put some pics of it on here but I guess I have to have them hosted somewhere? Darn, wish
    I could just upload them. Forgot the camera on the last ride to the Shawnee Forest Southern Illinois.

    I'll take it next time.

    Dave@62972
  17. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    welcome!

    and i know of a great place to host your photos.

    :evil

    :lol3
  18. tomas377

    tomas377 n00b

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    does anyone know how i would add a trunk case to the back. im thinking about getting the manracks dr200 rack so would it be a good idea to put that on the rack. i dont really like the idea of drilling into the plastics. and what works good with the dr200 to help with stopping vibrations around 65mph.anddddddd how do street tires effect the bike and those speeds on the road?

    also how do i post a pic on here? im using photobucket and when i post the code in the message the pic will show but says txt is to long and if i click insert image it looks like a broken link in the message
  19. tomas377

    tomas377 n00b

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    nvm got it up

    what do yall think? still not done adding to it
  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :dunno Does ~50 out of the 100 miles being interstate ~70 MPH + count? :D I'm taking it much "easier" this time around, to get an average. This is still with the airbox cover off - no holes yet.

    Agreed - I called to talk, and wound-up ordering :1drink took me a couple weeks to get around to doing the install, but the little padded envelope showed within a few days.

    During the install I had to call and double-check the instruction to "trim" the carb body... was talking with :choppa Janet(?) *can't remember now, but I think that's her name* about it, and discussing the carb body screws (one of mine was reluctant to let loose) - good folks, I think. Her recommendation to replace the screws with allen heads was what I had already done... well, I had already gotten the screws, when I went out to get an impact screwdriver. :norton Harbor Freight right around the corner. :evil