the DR200 thread

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

  1. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    There are "year segments" to supplement the basic info. Bought one a few years back, it's handy.
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  2. BigIron805

    BigIron805 Been here awhile

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    Rear Shock Adjustment. Does anyone have a link to the proper tool or should I just use a hammer and screwdriver?
  3. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Long timer

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    H and S is all u need. check my post about replacing the spring with a better one from a yamaha. I had to crank the oem all the way down to keep from sagging. with the yamaha spring only need to crank half way for a great ride.
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  4. BigIron805

    BigIron805 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I wanted to try adding some sag for a vertically challenged rider who wont use all of the susp travel.
  5. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    Short 80km loop around my backyard today. Very enjoyable ride on the junior DR


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  6. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Well folks, i've had a great ride in DR200 land...but it's time to change the garage fleet around a bit. I've sold the DR to a nice young lady and wish her and you fine folks the best.

    Happy trails and safe riding!
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  7. Desert Denizen

    Desert Denizen The least interesting man in the world

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    I hope you keep following this thread to lend your experience, thanks.
  8. MYUMPH

    MYUMPH 'Ol Timer Supporter

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  9. Desert Denizen

    Desert Denizen The least interesting man in the world

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    Yes, just like the Mojave desert but without the distracting trees and lakes!
  10. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    I ride 5 minutes up the street to the fsr which leads to many many miles of backroads, im so lucky. I also ride some rugged single track in the same area.
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  11. el doug

    el doug n00b

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    Hi all. I am looking for some used side panels / fairings in white that would fit a 2007 dr200se. Can't find anything used on ebay, craigslist and new ones like on bikebandit are a bit expensive. I want to have some Pakistani truck art painted on it as a second set of plastics. I am bring back to Islamabad a white front / rear fenders and would like to complement it with some white side panels. New or used but reasonably priced. Any ideas? ... Photos attached show my bike in Colorado as well as examples of Pakistani truck arts so you get my idea.

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    Thanks in advance,

    Doug

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  12. Mick98

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    Just bought an 87 dr200, I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a service manual for it? I can only find 96 and up :hmmmmm Cheers !
  13. no

    no dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    From the first page:

    https://www.manualslib.com/download/831172/Suzuki-Dr200se.html

    '96 and up ought to be good because the DR200 didn't change untill recently.
  14. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Been here awhile

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    87 dirt model? I always wanted to ride one. Six speed pumper carb yay. Kick start only. Looks like fun. Good luck.
  15. Mick98

    Mick98 n00b

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    Yep. Cheers mate
  16. Mick98

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  17. 123craig

    123craig Adventurer

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    Same to you too Old wanderer - and thanks for the info you've shared through the years.

    I've now done valve adjustment to 0.10mm on both intake and exhaust - seem to notice slightly better idle sound (no more noticable clicky/hissy sound). I haven't rode the bike or put it into gear yet since the valve adjustment though.

    When I checked valves before adjusting - the intake (back of engine) was above 0.20mm (too loose), and the exhaust (front of engine) was under 0.04mm (too tight). - Would either of these valve settings possibly damaged engine as I rode it for a further 5000km (or so...)?
  18. kostikos

    kostikos Adventurer

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    My scientific opinion is: Nah
  19. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Long timer

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    nope since they got that way during operation. if u set them that way and then ride, yes it would cause damage, esp the exhaust
  20. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    I received my ebay led headlamp after 3 months wait, installed it and tested in the shop. Nice improvement over stock.
    But somehow at some point the key was left on :shog
    The battery reads 1.9 volts with the meter. Is there a chance this battery could recover to being reliable or should I replace?
    Im going to let it rest before putting a charge to it.
    thanks