the DR200 thread

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

  1. BC1

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    That would be a NOPE..
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  2. GarryC

    GarryC Been here awhile

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    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?
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    I put Shinko 705s on her DR200. She's really happy with them and they have just a little gravel and dirt road ability.
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    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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    The trail wings that come on the DRZ400 are actually a pretty good street tire.
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    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.
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    Where did you put the sleeping bag pillows blow up mattress genny cooler eggs fishing rod wife beer bear deterrent chairs and pot(cooking)?
  7. BC1

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    Ill need a 650 to haul all that :-)
  8. 150ron

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    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.
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    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.
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  10. MYUMPH

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    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.
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  11. BC1

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    Imo at 65mph you are wringing the poor bike for all its worth.
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  12. 150ron

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    got it, thanks guys, had a XT250 before and a DRZ400, just want a nice light bike, thanks again.
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    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.
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  14. 150ron

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    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. xt72.jpg
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  15. BC1

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    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 ;)
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    The comparison video...
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    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)
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  18. MYUMPH

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    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.
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  19. Trailrider200

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    much info here, might have what u are looking for.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-bst-40-bible.347184/

    or go to the sudco site.
    www.sudco.com
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  20. BC1

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    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.