the DR200 thread

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

  1. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    it may be a while before i put on the 39T sprocket. with over 700 miles on bike the engine has become substantially more compliant, and cruises easily at 45mph.

    i've had several highway runs at 55 and everything seems fine at that speed as well (although the engine is obviously hurried).

    all speeds are indicated, btw.

    as the bike does see the occasional deep sand, mud, dirt and gravel, i'm trying to keep enough torque to the rear wheel to keep things moving.

    given steve's reports as well, it would appear as if the 42T rear is about optimal and a 39/40T sprocket may be too much.

    as soon as i get my ass in gear i will try out the 39T, but i'm really not feeling the need at this moment.
  2. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile

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    Klay, I was thinking of using one of these. :fyyff


    What do you think; just trying to do my part to improve international relations and the image of motorcyclists. Figure this would go over real well in Quebec.:rofl



    On a more serious note; fitted and tested those Bridgestone TW 301 and 302 tires. Lugs are deeper than the TW18 and 19's (and mine were worn out) and it brought my speedo almost exactly inline with the GPS. Will post pics over the weekend.
  3. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    When I put the Kendas on my 200, the speedometer became spot-on accurate. I didn't check the odometer...it probably threw the odometer off.
  4. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    It's never too late to pick another one up. I'd be really unhappy without my minibike. I've gotten an amount of carefree fun from the bike all out of proportion to what it cost. Maybe it'll need a valve job someday, but other than that, it seems it's going to last me a lifetime, ot at least until gasoline is not longer available.
  5. LoFlow

    LoFlow Been here awhile

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    I bought my lady a dr 200 about seven years ago. Well it has been sitting in the corner for about five years now and the batterys been dead for a couple. Oh yeah and it has less than 300 miles on it.
    Because of this thread I'm going to get a battery and crank the suspension back up to normal height, then go out and have some fun with it. Thanks I needed that.
  6. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile

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    My larger bikes sit while I tour around on this pup.:ricky

    A bike (as would be all MT rigs) that would be in tune with the times as the "resource wars" continue and perhaps escalate. It's fuel useage is not even a factor in it's operation. Even my 350 and 650 are at 60+ but the 200 gets the nod because of it's fit and utility. Also, a great bike for slipping in and out of those impromptu campsites.
  7. killer dual sports

    killer dual sports n00b

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    Hi to all, just got a 96 dr200se. It had the infamous carb problems, previous owner installed a carb kit and never set it up right. I don't have a service manual yet. So, does anyone know what the float settings, should be? also any idea what to set the mixture screw to as a baseline?? Previous owner took to mixture screw out for carb cleaning. Just trying to get it running acceptable for this upcoming weekend. Thanks for your time.
  8. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile

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    KDS;

    With the carb inverted the flange to top of float but not the metal tongue is .51 +/- .04" or 13mm +/- 1 mm. By mixture screw I assume you are talking the pilot screw and that setting is to be learned by turning in prior to removal. Are you going to go with the extended version, that is available from www.kientech.com. Jesse is a great guy and could also help you with a spec setting if you need one.

    Specs quoted per the '97 Suzuki DR200SE service manual.



    Welcome aboard.


    Also check out the Minimalist Tourer (250cc and under) thread for more on the DR200SE and other bikes.

    :ricky
  9. killer dual sports

    killer dual sports n00b

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    Right on, thanks for the quick response!! I did call Keintech, to see about the extended pilot screw, I am only about 2hrs from his shop. Jessie said, usually anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 turns is a good place for the pilot screw.
    I hope to get her dialed in sometime this weekend. Cool little bike, I can see where it would be more practical/ and comfortable, then my Honda XL600R.
    Seems to pull me up my hill, 250lbs at 40mph very easily, Even with a messed up carb. Definately do-able, way cooler than a scooter. Thanks again Inmates...... I'll check back with a status report. :freaky
  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    This is very true. I've spent my life stealth camping, so I instinctively look for places to camp as I am riding. When I'm on the 200, I see them all over as I travel. It'll go almost anywhere I can push a bicycle.

    Even though I'm over the hill and usually stay in motels now, I really appreciate all the extra camping options. I found the perfect stealth camp outside of Wahpeton, North Dakota. It was about half a mile down a field road to a grove of trees and brush that you could tell used to be a homestead, although the buildings were long gone. It was totally isolated and secure. That was a lot of fun. I just pushed the 200 into the trees and found a place to pitch the tent. My timing was perfect...I got the tent set up about 15 minutes before sundown, then darkness falls and your chances of being seen go way down. (it was a pretty good thicket anyway) I don't start a fire or anything and leave no trace.
  11. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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    Recently visited Japan & saw these DF200's also a picture of my friends Djebel200's...

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  12. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  13. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  14. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  15. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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    Trio of Djebel200's, left hand is the earlier model with square headlight guard

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  16. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    I like that rack on that bike. Wonder if we could import it from Japan?
  17. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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    Close up of front & rear racks....

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  18. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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  19. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I really like those front racks with the round headlights. I ought to try to fabricate a rack like that.

    I've lusted over the Japanese-spec small Suzukis on the Japanese website. We're really deprived here in the states.
  20. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    I got one of the AG style DF's from an Importer here in Brisbane for under
    A$2K, a great bike for the Father in Law on his Farm. The guy had purchased about 15 Djebels and a couple of the DF's. They also have an Oil Cooler from memory.