the DR200 thread

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

  1. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Adventurer

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    How many turns out on the mixture screw? Spark plug color? Spark plug gap?Dirty air filter? air leak at the boot? Premium fuel? Air leak at your unused carb port. Stock PJ? I don't know if these bikes have a cali model but if they do there should be some extra sort of idle ruining parts that I'm not thinking of to check.
  2. asadullah777

    asadullah777 First Bike

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    I've recently purchased a 2008 DR200 with 1700 miles. It is my first motorcycle. I trolled this thread for a while then made the leap. I now have 992 miles of road experience. Thanks to this thread I've made a few simple mods to my bike to make her look great (to Me). I'm apparently one of the brave souls willing to push the speedometer to the limit on the highway. Every time I find anything off road I attempt it. So far so good. Thinking about performance mods next. Well I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for all the good info. Here are some before and after pics
    BEFORE
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    AFTER
    Added new Acerbis Supermoto Fender, Fly Handlebars, Mini Stalk rear lights, Pro-taper grips, and added some stickers.
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    What do you think?:evil:evil:1drink:rofl:clap:clap:clap
  3. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    Just took my 99 DR out for a spin. Having a few issues. A little hard to start and then the idle seems to stick on high - it eventually comes down. After riding it for about 10 minutes I stopped and it would not hold an idle. Just sputtered and died. Got it restarted and hit another stop about 5 minutes later and it died again. This time it would not restart until it sat for about 5 minutes. I don't recall these issues before. I just recently rebuilt the carb and cleaned everything out. Put in a new free flowing air filter recently. Too much air? Any ideas?
  4. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Did you readjust anything after putting in the filter?
  5. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    No - in the carb now. I drilled out the pilot screw plug and got access to the screw. What is base turn out on the pilot screw?
  6. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    I guessed one turn out. That seemed to work. I adjusted idle with idle screw. Now running and idling.
  7. Jodaddy

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    2 1/2ish turns.
  8. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    I went with one and adjusted the idle adjustment on side of carb to get a steady idle. Started up fine even without the choke. Ran fine and kept a steady idle when stopped. I'll try turning it out to 2.5 ish and see what happens. I am guessing I will compensate with the idle adjustment on side of carb.
  9. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Tune it until it runs the best, don't go for someone else's number.

    But I think you were talking one turn out from where it was, he may be talking 2 1/2 turns out from seated. Different ideas, but could be the same screw setting...

    If it started fine cold without choke you are probably a little rich, unless you are in hot weather.
  10. Norm12

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    The adjustment at the bottom front of the carb (in the well which is plugged from the factory) is the idle mixture adjustment.

    Unless we are talking about another carb than mine, the adjustment on the left side of the carb is the idle speed (curb idle) adjustment which does not adjust the idle mixture. The idle speed adjustment simply stops the throttle from closing. Turning the screw cockwise has the same effect as opening the throttle by turning the bar grip.

    As tkent02 stated, if your engine starts and idles with no choke while cold, you have a rich mixture. Some engines are more tolerant of mixture variations but a richer mixture is required for a cold engine to run effectively. You should not benefit from a richer than ideal idle adjustment.


  11. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    I have it one turn out from seated. Yes, it is the throttle stop screw that I adjusted to get it to idle correctly. I live in St. Louis, MO and it is hot - 90+. I'll run it a little longer tonight and then check the plug.
  12. Jodaddy

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    Lean best idle set up. Warm up the bike fully. Shut it off. Turn the screw in until seats. Don,t crank it in ther tight. Turn it out 11/2. Fire up bike. Turn screw out till you get fastest idle. Turn it in till it starts to drop idle speed. Adjust idle speed now. Ideally you want the best idle with the mixture screw then a 1/4 ish turn lean. If your out 4 turns then your pj is too small or maybe partially plugged. Carb and air filter has to be clean before trying to adjust it. Some folks adjust mixture then idle then mixture again then idle. I usually do it once then rally around and see if I like it then adjust second time if it needs it.
  13. Magestyk

    Magestyk Bicycle NINJA

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    My first upgrades were almost the same as well. :lol3
    I got the same year bike(BLue) with the same front fender(Black) with blinkers.

    Also added
    Denso IX24 Iridium Spark Plug
    Renthal Aluminum Handlebar
    Acerbis Rally Pro X-Strong Handguard
    Johar Grips

    It's a great bike, the only thing i'm slightly concern is that it makes a weird sound at certain speeds. It's not knocking or metal to metal contact, but like a rattling sounds.

    Not sure if that's normal in these bikes.
  14. 1Philippe

    1Philippe n00b

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    2004 low miles, just getting started with riding.
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Have fun! :D My 200 is my most reliable bike.
  16. rangeshooter

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    Hello, I have been lurking and I'm wondering if a kick starter can be added to the dr?
  17. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Try thumpertalk.Someone over there did it.
  18. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    Not much reason to really. Can bump start it on every terrain I've tried - even sand.
  19. LumberingJack

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    Can half agree, but that's all saying you are in a position (or can get into a position) to actually bump it off. Stuck in the middle of a bog or similar, it would be nice to give it a good kick if need be.
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I just replace batteries in the bikes proactively every 3 or 4 years. I did have to bump start my wife's DR on one trip, she had been using her heated vest for 4 days straight on slow trails so her battery was slowly draining. She's learned to turn off her vest a half hour to an hour before we're done for the day, that way battery gets a chance to charge.

    I also carry booster cables and we are always on two bikes so not worried about being able to get a dead bike going. If you're out mud bogging on your own, then I can see your point. We live in the mountains so not much mud, and lots of hills to roll down for bump starting. :evil

    The extent of our mud...

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    note how well the OEM TrailWing (aka DeathWing) on my DR650 packed up with mud and became a slick in that little bit of mud. Couldn't wait to get rid of those tires.