Official Yamaha DT200 thread

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  1. vak0

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    Guys, I hope that is the right place for the question. I want to install a WR 200 jetting on my DT230. I have the main jet and the pilot jet, but the needle set for that WR model is no longer produced so I cant order it. The needle must be "6DHY40-3" whatever that means. The WR200 carb is MIKUNI TM30SS Can I fit a needle from another model so I can achieve the expected better performance? I see a lot of people are doing that and they say it's like riding a different bike after that. Anyone with experience in such venture ?

    Thanks in advance !

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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Finished mine recently, a 1990 model.
    Previous owner mostly restored it, i just had to put some finishing touches on it. Still some little bits and pieces I will tinker with as I can find them.

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  3. gt750

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    WOW!!! Super nice! You make my low mileage bike look kinda old and rusty! I am liking my bike the more I use it. The suspension work I did this winter was a complete success, transforming the ride quality. Just got a braided steel line for the front brake. Will hopefully do bars and hand protectors too. Where did you source the nice plastic from? Hand guards? Like the job you did with the color and decals. I had a guy I know wrap my white air scoops recently. Turned out really nice. P_20180612_153930.jpg
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  4. gt750

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    I'd say source a needle from a used bike if you can, or learn what those numbers mean and find a similar part. You could also look at using a DT200R needle. 5J10-4 is that one. You can also take your old one to the dealership and match a similar one up.
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  5. Insane rider

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    Hi all,

    Bought a 1991 DT200R this winter. Very happy with this purchase, having a 2 stoke street legal dualsport is something I always wanted.
    The bike is in very good shape for a 91!
    16000km, fresh rebuilt at 15K, forks rebuilt, new paint, everything works well, runs perfect. Still I will need to give some love to this bike and make it even better. It needs a major cleaning!
    Front headlight is a DR650 and front fender is a UFO YZ250. Not sure about this but it looks ok for now.

    Here is some pictures
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    My second ride was not so fun, I had to push the bike because something broke. After inspection, it's an easy fix....lucky me!
    Took the opportunity to change the clutch cable and adjust everything properly.
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    This weekend I wanted to inspect and tight all the spokes and broke some even I had some penetrating oil and tried to be very careful
    Front rim and rear rim need new spokes. I won't take any chance with this!

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    Now I have a question, I was able to see the front wheel is the same as a XT225/250 so spoke set are easy to get.
    For the rear....nothing is available...!
    I don't know what are my option at this point.
    Do you guys have an idea of what could work?
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  6. gt750

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    I thought a wheel builder could make anything needed. Try Dubya. See link below. They said they just need your hub and they can lace up a new wheel to the hub. I'm sure they could do spokes as well.

    https://www.dubyausa.com/
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  7. gt750

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  8. gt750

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    There is also a listing on here for "Woody's Wheels".
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  9. Insane rider

    Insane rider Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    There’s a local shop known for lacing wheels and the guy told me he might have spokes in stock that can fit.
    Will see he’s having the wheels now.
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  10. Navin

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    You can get a Mikuni 30 complete with jets brand new from GPX, or get the Race Carb Keihin kit with matching intake manifold for the TSE250R. It’s not WR jetted but one of our guys tried a needle seat in from the WR with good results @andrewgore .

    Parts are stupid cheap too.

    Not sure if the GPX Race Cdi plugs in your bikes but I’d bet it does. Raises the DT limiter about 1000 RPM and moves the ignition curve a bit, really wakes up the mid in the 230 engines we use.

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  11. ejfranz

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    The rear wheel looks almost identical to my 09 WR250r. I tried to just swap the wheels between my 96 DT200 and 09 WR250r, but found the axles were a different diameter.
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  12. ejfranz

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    A few pictures of my 96 DT200r
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  13. gt750

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    I am still really liking my DT200R. Had a really nice trip out by Rocky Mtn. House, Alberta, in late August. P_20190904_140626.jpg P_20190904_121206.jpg P_20190904_121239.jpg P_20190904_124702.jpg P_20190904_124745.jpg

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  14. ShopGuy

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    That's beautiful country around that area .

    I've been keeping an eye out for one of these bikes since the spring, they seem to be in the 2-3k range on Kijiji which seems a bit high for the age of the bike, but...I really want one 2 stroke street legal is just too cool in my opinion. And now reading through this thread and seeing mostly good stuff from owners, makes me think the bike would be worth the money.

    Is the 88-96 a better bike than the earlier model? Suspension, engine, etc?
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  15. gt750

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    Yes, this is "THE" model to get. It was completely revamped in 1988. The 1989-1995 model is nothing like the old DT200L. The motor was o.k. in the older one, but the frame and suspension was from a play bike. The "R" model is from the YZ's of that period. With some minor suspension mods, my bike is a very capable and fun machine. It is also well worth the price being asked. Where can you get a two stroke, street legal bike, for $3000? It is also a very reliable bike, that still has all of the important parts available for it. P_20181017_163515 1  (2).jpg P_20180623_151444.jpg P_20190904_124745.jpg

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  16. Anachronism

    Anachronism Lived Too Long

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    The 88-96 is one generation newer/modern more capable/better suspended & taller seat height than the previous 84-88 generation. 84-88 has a super low 1st with a noticeable gap to 2nd, single radiator & rear drum brake. 88-96 is a "proper" spaced 6 speed with large dual rads & rear disc brake. Both will make you giggle like a school girl at a Justin Bieber concert. If you want really rare/impossible to get parts for, consider the Suzuki TS200R 90-92 ish. Pretty much a clone of the 2nd gen DT200R.

    205'd by that much!
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  17. ShopGuy

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    Thanks for your input guys, I'm sold!
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  18. gt750

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    There was a person in Edmonton selling a 1990 model, like mine, last summer. Am not sure if it ever sold. Will keep an eye out for you. I was going to go and look at it, but thought better of it! He said it was super clean, low mileage, that he hardly rode just because it was in such good shape. Mine was like that a few years ago! It is still looking good, but has more "experience" now! We are both happier for it as well. P_20170430_164358 - Copy - Copy.jpg
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  19. ShopGuy

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    I think I saw that one on Kijij.i have alerts set on Kijiji now for when new listings come up, but I'd appreciate you keeping an eye out. Hopefully something comes up a little closer to me, but at least if I buy from Alberta bringing it into BC it doesn't require inspection from what I can determine. There have been a couple come up here but they dont have registration papers and without that ICBC is a nightmare to deal with as I'm finding out on another bike I have
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  20. -Z-

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    Great topic!

    I recently bought a 1991 200DTR.

    They are not so common here in France, mostly due to the Driving licence regulation. Good point is we have plenty of 125DTR, and 90% of the parts are matching... makes it easy to source everything.

    I still need to fix a leaking ring, but it must be a great bike for light enduro / trail riding! Planning to do a bit of Trans Euro Trail with it this summer.


    How do you guys adjust the rear shock ? doesn't look like to have different settings?
    What pressure to put in the Front fork ? (75kgs rider)

    and if everyone knows where to get some original decals for the fairings!


    I do have the PDF technical manual for the 200 DTR - 125DTR - 125 TZR, but only in French. If anyone needs it!
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