the DR200 thread

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

  1. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    good to know! the fuel line is a bit kinked, but I should have that replaced by tomorrow morning before work

    when you say soak - do you mean immersing the whole carb in water?

    or just the jets (ie. in a bag filled with carb cleaner)?

    I also replaced the OEM air filter - it was going on 14 years!

    the plug came out black a couple times; I'm curious if it was running rich from the carb issues I'm having, and also this junk filter. Maybe it was so clogged, that it decreased the air/fuel ratio?

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  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Just the jets should be adequate. Not just water, some kind of carb cleaner. I've had good luck recently with a 50/50 mix of Pine Sol and water overnight.
  3. cidd

    cidd doppler shift

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    when you change out the petcock you did plug the vacum line right ??
  4. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    yes, the vacuum line is plugged

    I got up early, did a bunch of little things, and Klay you were right - now the bike starts and runs great! she starts easy without a handful of throttle, engine speed doesn't hang when I decelerate, and when I pull in the clutch at stops, the idle purrs like a kitten :clap

    the only problem is, I did so many different things, that I don't know what fixed it...I broke the "only change 1 thing at a time" rule...

    1.) I forgot to tighten the clamp on the intake boot (on the engine side). I'm guessing that if there was air leaking into the engine around the carb, it would explain the lack if idle, and backfiring.

    2.) I took out the aftermarket fuel line with filter and just re-used the OEM one. The aftermarket line (1/4" ID) was somehow too big...and it was also kinking, and possibly obstructing gas flow.

    3.) I cleaned the plug - it came out black again, but it was dry. This indicates that the burn is still rich, but not oil fouled. I'm on my 3rd plug in under 200 miles...something is certainly fishy there.

    4.) last night I took out the old OEM filter and swapped in a new one. Maybe it was restricting a lot of air, considering how broken/dirty it was, but I figure I'd have more problems if that was the case...

    so now it starts, runs, idles, and the petcock doesn't leak. I didn't tighten the float bowl screw enough, so it drips really slowly, but once I can move the carb enough, I should be able to fix that

    I can't wait to get out of work and go home so I can ride it again!!!!

    as for the rich burn - is there an air/fuel screw I can adjust?
  5. cidd

    cidd doppler shift

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    can someone stear me in the right direction I want to modify my exhaust myself and am looking for some info on how to. I have been trying to do the search but cant find squat.????? help
  6. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    First post, click on the kientech mods link
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Just for the idle circuit. (the idle screw) For changing the mixture at higher rpms, you can change the jets and/or raise or lower the needle by repositioning the clip on the needle.

    I would just throw the Kientech jets in it so you don't have to fuss with sorting it out.
  8. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    will do!

    and I'll also check the current jetting - maybe my clogged pilot jet(s?) was affecting the burn...I cleaned the spark plug, so it should tell the story when I pull it out

    Funny thing - if I turn the bars to the left, the bike accelerates, hahaha

    Going to loosen the throttle cable...I'm hoping to ride southern california's hungry valley Saturday, so I gotta be ready!

    But cleaning the carbs helped a whole lot...bike just runs a lot smoother with the pilot circuit operational
  9. inuvik

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    Recently installed the Tuturo Chain Oiler last week and here are a couple of pictures to show the finished product.

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    Works great and I'm still fine tuning the oiling rate.
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  10. cidd

    cidd doppler shift

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    sorry that just tells you where to buy it . I want to do it myself as in take the muffler apart and rebuild it myself anyone can go buy it . I have all the equipment I need to do it and the capability just kind of looking for basics on doing it . Like how much to open it up / what to remove and not remove that type of info ?
  11. Wallrat

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    What controls the oiler so that it only oils when the chain has been properly warmed up? I think I'd rather just spend 2 minutes every 2 weeks to oil my chain, but to each their own.
  12. inuvik

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    It's kinda ingenious that's why I chose it over all of the other types. It uses a weight inside the little oil reservoir that when the bike is moving the weight moves which opens a valve. The small knob at the bottom controls the flow rate when the valve opens. It is completely mechanical and when then bike is sitting still it doesn't drip. It took a little tinkering to find the appropriate setting but you can set it to drip more if you're in wet or dusty conditions and so forth. A lot of oilers are either completely manual (turn the valve on and it drips until you turn it off) or automatic (some kind of micro electrical pump). I like it because I don't ever have to worry about oiling the chain and it doesn't require any electrical power and you don't have to remember to turn it on or off.
  13. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    That's pretty clever actually. Not something I'd bother with myself since keeping the chain lubed has never felt like a hassle. I just give mine a quick dusting of chain lube every 2-3 weeks and after I wash it.
  14. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    I want it for my streetbike!

    I end up lubing that thing every 2-3 days when I'm commuting 80-100 miles/day...
  15. LumberingJack

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    I think I saw it on another forum, but pretty much you take a holesaw to the tail end of it, a little bigger than the outlet and then that piece and few inches of baffle should pull out. The part you pull out is a smaller bore than the rest of it and then you just slot the correct size tube in and run a bead of weld round the end.

    Probably not quite that simple but that's how I read it. I've yet to do it to mine,so don't know for sure what's inside, though am quite liking how quiet it is at the mo (plus as I've just bought an old 250 KTM 2 stroke too I'm less fussed the little DR's a bit steady!)
  16. inuvik

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    I really like it, but it is a little spendy. It's worth it though because that's one less thing to worry about.
  17. ErockPDX

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    ...are trickling in. Here's the 1996 I picked up last week. Only 4,000 miles on the clock. Thing was bone stock and runs like a champ...but I have some plans for her. I replaced the bars with Pro Taper ATVs, put on new grips (Pro Grip Rally) and Acerbis Minicross handguards.

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    Mike at Man Racks was nice enough to fire out a DR200 BBQ rack for me. The thing is EXACTLY what I wanted and fits like a glove:

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    En route are new fork boots (these are getting gross), Rox risers (I need about 2" to stand comfortably on this bike), a front haul loop, new DS mirrors and Kientech's jet kit.

    The only thing I'm not stoked about on this bike are the rubber vibration mounts on the bar clamps...It seems like just one more variable in the front alignment. The PO went down in the dirt HARD and so I'm already chasing a few ghosts out of the clamp alignment...would be nice to not have to think about the bars being square.
  18. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    never thought I'd say this to a dude - but nice rack!

    has anyone run the deathwings on hardpack?

    I was at Hungry Valley/Gorman in southern CA, and forgot my key so didn't use my dr, so I rented a CRF230

    but I'm curious how the deathwings would've faired - I'm guessing poorly?

    the stuff looks like this:

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    I'm thinking - get a trials tire, and go +1 or +2 on the rear sprocket. If I can keep a single length chain and front sprocket as-is, I could likely change out the rear wheel and tire in 30 mins before loading her up to go ou
  19. JayGoldstein

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    [QUOTE}]Mike at Man Racks was nice enough to fire out a DR200 BBQ rack for me. The thing is EXACTLY what I wanted and fits like a glove:[/QUOTE]

    I've got the "regular" Man Racks and like it very much.

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    I was wondering why you opted for the "BBQ" rack?
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    The tires that come on the DR200 are NOT the dreaded death wings. They are TrailWing 18/19s and a pretty good tire. The death wings are factory fit on the DR650 (TrailWing 41/42) and I can personally vouch for their reputation with 3 front end washouts to their credit. I haven't crashed in over 2 years since I replaced them.

    My wife loved the TW18/19s on her DR but I couldn't find them when she needed new tires. I put a set of IRC GP1s and she likes them as well as the TWs. Good all around tire. I've ran several sets of GP1s on my DR650 and they do well for our type of trails. I have switched to Conti TKC 80s on the DR650 but my wife says all she'll run is the IRC GP1s.