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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.
That would be a NOPE..
My wife's DR200 is in need of new tires. She doesn't venture off road any more so am looking for a more street oriented tire. Has anyone tried the Kenda 761 tires?
I put Shinko 705s on her DR200. She's really happy with them and they have just a little gravel and dirt road ability.
The trail wings that come on the DRZ400 are actually a pretty good street tire.
Did a little test run with luggage, like others said, the bike didnt feel a thing. Ammo box is from walmart,$24, tent from marketplace $20.
Where did you put the sleeping bag pillows blow up mattress genny cooler eggs fishing rod wife beer bear deterrent chairs and pot(cooking)?
Ill need a 650 to haul all that
questions for you guys, looking at a newer DR200S (2018-19) i love everything about it, thinking about getting one, would leave it %100 stock, just want to know if i ever needed to jump on the freeway with it for a exit or 2, would it be able to do 65 mph? im 170 pounds, i know its not a bike for speed or meant for the fwy, just want to make sure that if i ever had it, it could hold at least 65mph, please let me know, thanks, also i know its still carb'd, does it start easy? or is it cold blooded kinda like the DRZ400.
It has a carb and is cold-blooded. Resetting the idle screw helps. Mine has to really strain to get to 65, it just isn't happy up there. The new seat looks like a 2X4, worse than the older models.
I agree with what @no says. I had a 2015 (first year of new design), and while the seat does look much different from the older models, I found it quite comfortable.
Imo at 65mph you are wringing the poor bike for all its worth.
got it, thanks guys, had a XT250 before and a DRZ400, just want a nice light bike, thanks again.
I'd be curious to hear why you got rid of the XT250. Was it before they had EFI? If my preferred dealer sold Yamaha, I feel certain I would have gotten one by now. It would seem to have the much better brief highway speed you need over the DR200, which to me, was its greatest weakness.
Very good question, IMHO the XT250 was the best bike ever, i had it for a year, put 7k+ miles on it, it was absolutely flawless, never a single issue, it was a 2009 pre EFI, but i found that it always started instantly, it truly ran great and could be kept at at true 75 mph, i sold it cause at the time i wanted more power, then realized that sometimes less is more. the DRZ400 was faster and stronger, but HEAVY, the XT250 is a perfect dual sport, can do everything you throw at it, only reason im looking at a DR200 right now is cause how nice and light they are, but i may go XT250 route.
There is a comparison video on yt between the dr and xt. I think they gave the edge to the xt if i recall. But the video points out the strong points for each model, which should help in your decision.
If there was 1 thing I would want on the dr, is a 6th gear
The comparison video...
Does anyone have the Mikuni part number for a better carb needle, I want one with a bit more taper to richen the upper rev range, the stock one is 5Dxx which only has one degree of taper!
I still like the Shinko 244 tyres (tires) 4.60 on back and 3.0 up front,
I am not sure why most posters continue use such narrow front tyres, the stock 70mm wide tyre at 2.75" is only as big as a DH mountain bike tyre! Go to 3.0" (76mm or bigger)
If I ever get another DR200, a wider front tire would be my 1st mod. That narrow front tire always felt like it was going to "wash out" on me.
much info here, might have what u are looking for.
or go to the sudco site.
If i recall, an LTC230 fits, and has notchs for different clip positions. Dont know if the taper of different. Try searching needle in this thread.