the DR200 thread

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

  1. Kleio

    Kleio Adventurer

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    Thanks again. I feel more confident now. I'll try to install the jet kit this coming weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Regarding the exhaust, I've decided to wait until next winter when I can't ride to send the exhaust to Kientech for the mod. However, if I happen to see an FMF Q4 at a good price in the meantime, I'll get that instead.

    Regards.
  2. Klay

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    Fiddling around with the jets like this really isn't difficult at all, but if you've never done it before, you'll have questions...don't hesitate to ask.

    Edit: I should add that you'll be dealing with little springs and O-rings and so on. Make sure you're working in a well-lit place and you ought to lay down a clean sheet or something under the bike to catch dropped parts. In specific, I think I remember there's a tiny O-ring underneath the fuel screw that may or may not drop out when you remove the fuel screw. Then when you take off the fuel float, the fuel needle may drop off, etc. If I recall, the shaft that the fuel float hinges on is just a friction fit...you can very gently push or tap it out some way.
  3. cidd

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    hey guys some people have been having problems with water intrusion into the air box after the mod to it.If you take off your seat youll se why any water that lands on the gas tank will floe down it between the seat and tank and right on to the top of the airbox. Im trying to figure out a better way to open up the air box maybee taking it out and opening up the area were the exsisting holes are on the side ?? and then adding some type of deflextor plate to the water roll down over it wont get sucked into the air box ?? something to think about when you do your mod ??
  4. tkent02

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    Is this like the bigger DRs in that this means there is a switch mounting screw loose inside the tranny waiting to cause death and destruction?

    Or is it just a harmless annoyance where removing the bulb will make it good to go?

    Thanks in advance.

    OK, the switch is external, so I guess it can't hurt anything.
    Is this common on the DR 200s?
  5. miniroot

    miniroot running in: please pass

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    I used to stretch the foot of an old pair of pantyhose, sprayed with silicone, over the airbox lid, which seemed to do a fairly good job of keeping crap out of that hole. Nothing's going to stop a submerged airbox from filling up, but I've yet to fill enough of the airbox that it affected running, without actually submerging the bike; just riding in rain never proved a problem. Draining a bit of water out of the bottom of the airbox never worried me -- it's just one of those things to check when you're lubing the chain.
  6. Zaboo65

    Zaboo65 Been here awhile

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    I bought a 94 DR200 that was missing one front spoke. To get a replacement I would have had to order a whole set. When talking to the parts man we came across a place where we could get individual RM125 spokes. For $3 I thought I'd give it a try. It looks about the right length but, before I pull the wheel off, remove the tire, tube and stuff, does anyone know if this will work?

    Also, I changed the tube on the front wheel and must not have gotten the speedo set correctly since it has not worked since. Does anyone know do I just need to readjust at the hub or am I going to need a new speedo?

    Thanks :clap
  7. Codyp1814

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    I don't know about the spokes, but just make sure you have the speedo cable correctly on the wheel and that it is tight on the speedo.
  8. Motardo

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    There is a ring with metal tabs that connects the speedo drive gear to the hub. It's pretty common for the tabs to get flattened if you put the wheel on without lining them up correctly. When the tabs are flattened, the speedo won't work. You should be able to take the front wheel off and straighten out those metal tabs to get the speedo working again.

  9. Zaboo65

    Zaboo65 Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much. I was in a rush when I put the wheel back on and thought I screwed something up. Rode down the road and it was confirmed. Glad I do not need a new cable. :freaky
  10. coolpersob

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    What Air filter are you guys running? Mine is old, and when i tried to remove it i rub a hole through it, about 1 cm by 1 cm. Now I need to order a new one. Would it be available at advance autoparts or something?
  11. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Nothing wrong with the OEM filter, just order one from your closest Suzuki dealer or online. You can buy an OEM or aftermarket UNI from BikeBandit
    http://www.bikebandit.com/uni-multi-stage-competition-air-filter?m=17387

    No I have never seen any moto parts at advance auto etc.
  12. davisdrafting

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    MY battery went dead, coworker road it and put the key on park mode.

    I put in on the charger to start it but when the charger was turned off the bike would stumble and die.

    Shouldn't it be able to run without a battery?? push starting it

    Thanks for any info or mods i can do to fix this problem.
  13. Klay

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    Sounds like the battery got damaged when it ran all the way down. Normally the bike should run when you push-start it, even on a flat battery.
  14. ibhayirob

    ibhayirob n00b

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    hi guys

    im a new old 200 owner and posted my first to thumpers where the 200 guys wont see it

    can i repeat it here

    or is that bad behavior

    rob
  15. davisdrafting

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    Could someone please start there bike and disconnect the battery and see if it does the same as mine?

    The DR200 will idle "ok" when the battery is disconnected but a slight twist of the throttle it will studded and stumble like it's missing. Switching to hi-beam it makes a slight improvement which leads me to believe that the regulator isn't designed to work with out the battery so the ignitor (CDI) doesn't get 12 volts. The voltage dropped to 8 when disconnected.

    So my possible solution I will be testing is (given this isn't just an issue with a faulty regulator) I believe a 15v capacitor across the regulator red and black/w wires will solve the issue. What do you think?
  16. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    How about just trying a new battery?
  17. Kleio

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    I installed the Kientech jet kit yesterday. All in all, not too difficult.

    The process was made easier by looking at the diagram in this link. Believe or not, I had no idea where the needle was located.

    In order to rotate the carburetor, I had to detach the throttle cable and the fuel supply line from the petcock.

    Detaching and later reattaching the throttle cable was made much more difficult because California charcoal cannister blocked access to it. I later realized the I could have detached the cannister without detaching any of the tubes and given myself more room to work on the throttle cable.

    The good news is that my DR200SE now starts without having to enable the choke.

    The bad news is that when running at a constant speed, the engine (cuts out/is missing/runs rough). I'm not sure what the proper term is. Is there a break-in period for the new jets? Are there some adjustment I need to make?

    What is the purpose of the fuel screw? I adjusted it according to the instructions provided by Kientech, "back out 1 and 1/8th turns as a base setting". Is there further adjustments that I need to make?

    Removing the airbox lid has made my DR200SE very LOUD. It is significantly louder.

    Regards.
  18. Andyinhilo

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    It sounds as if you may need to raise or lower the clip on the jet needle (the one in the slide). Raising the clip (lowering the needle will lean it out). Lowering the clip will richen the mixture. As a quick check, before you do that, try with the lid back on, if it quits missing, then you know it was too lean. If it gets worse, then it was too rich.

    The fuel screw adjusts the mixture at ldle and just above. you adjust it by turning in and out until the engine speed peaks, then set it about 1/8 turn out from there.
  19. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    This. I have seen numerous bikes over the years that would just refuse to run right unless the battery was up to par. My first experience was with my first bike, a CB175 Honda. When the battery was weak, the bike would kickstart OK and idle fine. It would only take throttle very gradually, and not at all with the headlight on. With a fresh battery, no problem. When you open the throttle and let more air in the cylinder pressure goes up, and it becomes harder for the spark to jump the gap.

    It seems that the engineers insist on marginal charging systems on most motorcycles, and if one component is not up to the job, it just won't work right.

    I would not recommend disconnecting the battery while the motor is running. That can cause diode failure in the charging circuit.
  20. Kleio

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    This sounds like this may be related to another problem I was having. From a standing stop in 1st gear, when I let out the clutch and started to go the engine would start sputtering and I would have to quickly give it more throttle.

    By "turning it in and out until the engine speed peaks", do you mean that there is fuel screw setting where the engine speed is the highest? I can locate it by turning the fuel screw in the direction that will increase the engine speed until the engine speed begins to decrease?

    Thanks.