the DR200 thread

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

  1. haulintx

    haulintx Adventurer

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    So my son found this at a garage sale down the street from him for 200$. He rode it for a little bit and feels hes to big for it and it's slow. So now I have it. It has under 3k miles. Came with a bill of sale from original owner.

    It's a fun bike, but I doubt I'll keep it street legal. It's kinda slow for traffic around here. Lol. I'm thinking of using it to teach my wife and daughter how to ride. And just a spare playbike.

    The original deathwings are on it and tried to kill me promptly. Lol. Of course i shouldnt have been chasing a ktm through the woods, but he couldnt shake the little dr in the trees. Lol. What tires you guys running on these off road?

    I'll dig into it more in the next few weeks and consider upgrades. Any advice is much appreciated.
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  2. Westcoasthumpin

    Westcoasthumpin Been here awhile

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    200 bucks and not stolen?1?1? Great score!
  3. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Long timer

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    the DR200 OEM tires are not the OEM death wing tires which actually were more of a street tire, which were only installed on the DR650. Dr200 tires are actually pretty good tires.
  4. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    For that price you did steal it! I paid $100 for mine and had to throw $700 at it! There isnt much you can do to add a lot of power but you can uncork it to help it a little.
    First thing you should replace is the petcock and the tires. The yamaha raptor petcock is a popular replacement, I bought a china ebay replacement. For tires many run the Kenda 270's.
    Absolutely TONS of info in this thread, use the search for any subject you want.
    I bought mine for a project and a 1st DS for my son. I ended up loving the thing and rode it a lot last summer. Where I live there are thousands of km of back roads and trails, it excels on that terrain and is easy & comfortable to ride. Super reliable bike too.
    Thief!
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  5. haulintx

    haulintx Adventurer

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    My son says he knows the lady. But I will run vin just to be safe before I do anything to it. Lol.
  6. haulintx

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    It could be that are the original tires and dried up. But most likely it was me pushing them way to hard. I had the front end step out several times off road. And then I pushed my luck and it let me eat some dirt. Lol.

    It's a fun bike though.
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  7. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    I re read your post, I put DOT approved knobbys on mine, Kenda tractionator on front, Cheng Shin DOT something on the rear. Loads of traction on single track.
    Have the Kenda K257d in my cart for my TS200R.
  8. haulintx

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    Any recommendations on a tall handlebar?
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    neppi Been here awhile

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    Renthal 613, Enduro High. The best I’ve ever found, not that I’ve tried them all...
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  10. haulintx

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    A few more questions..

    Can I use a regular dirt bike gas cap?

    I'm about to order the raptor 660 fuel petcock, that the best one?

    Thanks in advance!
  11. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    Regular dirtbike caps are threads, so no.
    2nd post on this thread shows yam 23F-24500-20-00 (superceded)
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  12. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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    I am partial to the CR High Bend. I also put one on my son's old bike which was smaller. It was so small that I also added a Rox Riser. Now that was actually a cool setup.
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  13. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    ATV bend, $30... I've had several on a number of different machines.

    Tusk T-10 Aluminum 7/8" Handlebar
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    Bend Width Height Pull Back
    ATV Sport Bend 31.75" 6.25" 3.50"
    CR High Bend 32.00" 3.75" 3.00"
    CR Mid Bend 32.00" 3.50" 2.50"
    KX High Bend 32.25" 4.00" 3.00"
    Mini High Bend 29.13" 4.50" 2.75"
    Raptor Bend 31.50" 6.25" 4.00"
    YZ High Bend 32.00" 3.50" 3.00"
  14. haulintx

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    Perfect. Thank you sir.
  15. curtis6870

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    Fat guy suspension upgdade?
    Looking for a cheap thumper to ride gravel roads, slow-moderate speed.
    I already have 2 high spec street only bikes so not wanting to speand alot of go fast on dirt. But I do need good suspension at close to 300#.
  16. haulintx

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    I just googled this last night and racetech doesn't appear to have any offerings. Just looked at progressive and nada there either. But there's more to google.....

    But i did read the crf150 may have same springs. So I'll go down that rabbit hole next unless someone has a better idea.
  17. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    Almost nothing available. Yamaha XV500 shock spring is a direct fit and is a bit firmer. Not sure about the crf150, from what Ive read in here most people add a (3/4"?) spacer.
  18. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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  19. rubberband

    rubberband Will ride for tacos

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    Also, on the main page of ADV... Epicness... proving yet again... it's not the bike, it's the rider

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  20. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Great race!! :lol3