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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.
Hello I am new to the forum and of course have a question about my '05 dr200 with about 6000 miles on it. I bought it this past January from a local fireman in town for $1900 with 1500 miles on it. I rode it from then until about 4 weeks ago when it started hitting the teens daily in the mornings, I had done regular maintenance to it including oil change, cleaning the air filter and lubing the chain regularly.
Recently I decided to change which oil (from mobil 10w-40 to valvoline 10w-40) I used while performing an oil and filter change and about a week afterwards I noticed that if there was any significant change in rpm when downshifting that there would be a groaning/rattling noise coming from the left side of the engine. It also happens if i take off too quickly from a dead stop and don't have the engine up to a high enough rpm. The odd thing is it becomes less frequent as the bike warms up. :huh
So I am not quite sure if that would be a starter going out, a poor quality oil causing the noise or possibly a slipping clutch. any advice would be much appreciated!
thanks a lot straight cut, the screw that you pointed out seems to be more difficult than it appears, will need to remove the whole top in order to take it out
i'll keep informed of the progress, thanks again
I'm thinking it's ~1 1/4 to 2 turns out... I did a quick search of this thread click here and see up to 3 turns from some folks. I've got the manual out in the garage - but don't think I'll head out that way just now.
Hope that helps some.
Well, "some bending" was an understatement! Time to sandblast and repaint.
For those that like a little welding project, this might be a better route:
Does anyone know what the load capacity of the DR200 is? I am 6' 220, so I know I'm a little big for it, but I mostly want to use it as a motorized mountain bike. Local only, no highway riding.
On the gas tank, all you have to do is just disconnect the vent hose that went from the tank to the canister, and leave it open on the canister end. It does not need a filter. The gas cap may have some kind of one way valve in it. If you still have venting problems, see if the gas cap can be taken apart. If it can, take it apart and remove anything you find in there. It's usually a rubber/plastic diaphragm, round with a hole in the middle.
Thanks Jerry I ended up putting back on the vent hose out of tank and zip tieing it to frame works great
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Many thanks Tony.2+1,4 turns out seems to have done the trick.Mick
It is already on this thread a few times, but Kientech makes a pilot screw for the DR200 that can be turned by hand, without a screwdriver. I have one on my XT225. Makes it easy to adjust with the engine running so you can get it just right without having to count turns, etc.
Hello fellow DR riders!
I picked up an 06 a couple of weeks ago and have the rest of winter to make it mine. Other than fluid changes and a general check up I'll be cleaning and adjusting the carb, maybe... Thats where my question comes in. Has anybody changed to a slide type carb or something else to get away from the C.V. carb? My understanding is the CV carbs give better drivability & fuel economy while sacrificing some performance.
Anybody tried it?
Keietech makes a pretty good jet kit which you can buy here http://www.kientech.com/ Don't need to change anything just new jets and a needle. It runs richer and more responsive. Also I have a DG slip on exhaust which helps more. You don't need to rejet either if you have the jet kit and the exhaust.
You can be easily fooled on where it is exactly leaking. I had the same leak up around there and I thought first it the camshaft plug, then the front valve cap seal, then rear valve cap seal, so I just replaced all 3 seals. I still don't totally know which one it was.
Buy #16 (comes with both front and rear seals) and #17 (cam plug).
If this doesn't fix it it may be the valve cover gasket.
The little DR is a pretty low performance bike so not many go through the trouble of sourcing, installing and tuning a direct-lift carburetor for it.
That said, I have a Mikuni TM31 on our DR200. The TM31 was a stock carb on couple year models of Suzuki dr250 dirt model.
That carb works really well on the 200 but they are almost impossible to find.
I've played with TM33 and TM36 on my KLX250, I'm pretty sure the 33 would be too big for the 200.
Thanks, I'll look in to those. I was poking around on ebay and see carbs off rmz125 and 250 . But so far havent found many specs on them. Hmmmmm. lol
So, I've combed the last 419 pages. Here are the 19 tires that are mentioned being used on the DR200.
I've got Shinko 705s on mine now.
What size Klay? Has anyone run the Kenda 760s in a 120 rear?
I'll check when I get home.
Picked up a set of Bridgestone TW301 TW302 in 3.00-21 and 4.10-18 should have them mounted in a few weeks. Use to have the same tires (different size) on a KLR250 and really like them on road and they felt better off-road than the OE 50/50's. I'll try to get some pics once theyre on the bike.
I've run a Bridgestone ED04 Gritty 120/90 in the rear and a Kenda Trakmaster II 80/100 in the front. The Gritty was awesome, on and off-road, and outlasted the stock deathwing, but the Trakmaster has been pretty sketchy on the road and is very near the end of it's useful life at just over 3000 mi.