the DR200 thread

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

  1. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    how is the turn in with the wider tire compared to the OEM bridgestones?

    one thing I like about the dr200 is that it literally "falls" into turns...making it very easy to ride

    I ran a 120 instead of a 110 on a Ninja 600R and had to muscle the thing into turns (where it was unstable)

    I'm also looking for a good street tire so I can run supermoto days and hunker around long beach
  2. JayGoldstein

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    I didn't notice any difference. The increased leverage provided by the wider Moose Racing handlebar may have cancelled out any effect of the K761's greater mass.
  3. mykdee

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    Got the tires installed today, went with Shinko 244's. Also install an Acerbis supermoto front fender.

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    Here is before, I think it looks much better now.
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  4. jeffcneal

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    mykdee:

    How much drilling and cutting is required on the front fender?

    thanks,
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  5. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    I just drilled the 4 mounting holes and it went right on. No cutting required!
  6. jeffcneal

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    Great! Thank you sir. Drilling's fine, but my artistic talent is rather lacking.

    thanks,
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  7. JayGoldstein

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    Will the Acerbis fender will keep water, mud, etc. off of the engine. It's hard to tell from the three-quarter view how far back the fender extends. Can you post a side-view?
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Has anyone found wider foot pegs to fit the DR200? I bought some for my DR650 a few years ago and looked for the DR200 but couldn't find any. My wife hopped on my 650 on the weekend and said she sure liked my wider foot pegs. I just searched on-line and eBay etc. but nothing available. Any ideas beside building my own which isn't an option, no welder.

    Thanks.
  9. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I was going to try these out...but alas, you also need a welder..

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    I've also seen them in drill only versions..like here:

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  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Just checked and Pivot Pegs make a set for the DR200. Not cheap ($169) but will be worth it.
  11. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Just an observation, but the stock pegs have rubber cushions in them, I suppose to combat vibrations. I don't know if any aftermarket pegs have similar, but it might get buzzy without them.
  12. mykdee

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    I read somewhere that you can make DR350 pegs fit, so I just ordered some oversized pegs off of Ebay and they will be here tomorrow or saturday. I will let you know if they fit!
  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I just checked with Procycle, they have DR350 pegs but they say they won't fit the DR200. The Pivot Pegs listed for the DR200 are a one off, they don't appear to fit any other bike while they have one model listed for just about every other Suzuki DR out there.
  14. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    There's no rubber cushions in my wife's DR200, nor are they rubber mounted, the foot peg bracket is bolted directly to the frame and footpeg to the bracket.

    My DR650's footpegs ARE rubber mounted but not the DR200.
  15. mykdee

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    Heres the thread I was talking about. This guy got DR350 pegs to fit, right out of the package!
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/420597-footpegs-for-a-dr200se/
  16. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Thanks for that, but I just ordered a set of Pivot Pegs, will post a pic of them once they come in. Wife is excited. :lol3
  17. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Been here awhile

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    Yep, all the DR250, DR350, DR650 pegs including the generic ebay ones seem to fit.
  18. Andyinhilo

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    Funny. Mine had rubber cushions integrated into the pegs themselves, not like the DR650 that has them in the peg bracket.

    Check this diagram and you will see what I mean (item #6):

    http://www.bikebandit.com/2004-suzuki-dr200se/o/m5825#sch507409
  19. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I saw that but figured it was just a solid collar. I'll check it out when I pull the OEM pegs off to install the Pivot Pegz but if that's a rubber bushing it sure doesn't give any. I'd swear that peg is solid mounted because it has zero play in it, nothing like my DR650 pegs which are obviously rubber mounted by how much they move.
  20. northsouth15

    northsouth15 Been here awhile

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    has anyone tried an RM80 rear fender?

    I've seen people try OEM DRZ400 fenders and other full size bike parts. But the DR200se is almost a 3/4 size frame...those full-size fenders just look a little ridiculous because they stick out so far

    so I was thinking....get a fender off a smaller bike like the RM80

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    maybe that will look more proportional?

    I'd like to get something I can 'swap in' when I do track days for supermoto/mx...I don't need the turn signals or tail light, and all of that looks like it would break anyways in a crash