the DR200 thread

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

  1. mj15

    mj15 Been here awhile

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    You're good, there is only one volume of oil in the engine, just fill it as normal.
  2. Maxem

    Maxem n00b

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    Thank you!
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  3. Ductor411

    Ductor411 Adventurer

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    My footrests have been cut and welded, shortened by an inch, and the riding position is much the better for the modification. My fabricator also made a sump guard (bash plate) and shortened the side stand. The DEP (much lighter than oem) has been fitted and the exhaust note is crisper: it is difficult to assess any increase in power or torque after only one short ride, but I’m pleased with it.

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  4. Mr. Fixit

    Mr. Fixit Reevaluating

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    Very nice. I have the footpeg mod, a bash plate & cargo racks on my fabrication list.
  5. Ductor411

    Ductor411 Adventurer

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    Thanks. I like the look of Ricochet bash plate very much but it would have cost far too much to import: carriage alone would have cost two thirds of the price, then import duty, probably VAT on top and administrative charges to boot. My local fabricator agreed to make it for around £150 and I am happy with the quality of the plate, and the cost.

    The noise from the DEP is not too loud( I would think that, after my previous Dukes with Terminonis and a Guzzi with Lanfranconis) and is a slip-on, which needs a spacer (available at an excessive cost from Suzuki: the old one from the oem silencer was extracted and re-used) and I hope it can be heard on the attached photo. The seat has a gel pad which I had for a short time on a Monster: it wasn’t too bad on the first test ride, but I have other options, including a sheepskin and a bean bag! 3AAAD250-F6AC-4E2B-A40E-4C543FFC1684.jpeg
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  6. Jay Cohen

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    I know there's lots of stuff on the DR200 petcock here but I did not come across my question, so if it's been discussed my apologies. Mine leaked and filled the crankcase with gasoline. Before I realized what had happened I tried to start the bike. My question and concern is that could I have damaged anything by trying to start it with all the gas in it?
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    It's unlikely that anything was damaged. I would just drain the oil/fuel mix out and run it for a few minutes with new oil, and then replace the oil again and not worry about it. Both of our 200s went through this problem with fuel getting into the crankcase without any permanent damage.
  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Edit: Run it with a new petcock of course.
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  9. Jay Cohen

    Jay Cohen Gearboy

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    Thanks for the reply Klay. That's just what I was thinking of doing. Why do they complicate things by using this type of petcock? Why not a simple on/off/reserve one?
  10. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Long timer

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    govt safety reg sometime back in '80s to have vacuum shutoff if gravity fed fuel from tank
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  11. Jay Cohen

    Jay Cohen Gearboy

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    I got the new petcock, the manual one without the vacuum unit/line. I plugged the vacuum line going into the carb with a screw. The bike runs lousy, but if I take the screw out/unplug it, it runs fine.
  12. mj15

    mj15 Been here awhile

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    Without that blocked, you should have a vacuum leak. Strange
  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Try a rubber cap instead of a screw.
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  14. Jay Cohen

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    Thanks for the help Klay and mj. I'll mess around with it today. But as soon as I put my finger to cover the opening of the tube it ran poorly????
  15. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Long timer

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    make sure the bowl vent tube is not the one u are plugging.
  16. Mr. Fixit

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    Have you changed the oil? If it has gas in it, it will run rich, as if the choke was on.
  17. Jay Cohen

    Jay Cohen Gearboy

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    Yes, changed the oil.

    Bowl vent tube not blocked.

    Bike appears to be running way too lean now.
  18. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    I just picked up a 2003 DR200 with 3900 miles for $1100, this is the 3rd DR200 I have owned. It runs great and is in good condition, except it was layed down and dented the gas tank bad. Its an eye sore and I would like to get a newer used tank. If anyone has a lead on a tank please let me know.
    Thanks!
  19. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    What tires and sizes are you running? Bike looks great!
  20. Jay Cohen

    Jay Cohen Gearboy

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    Got the carb apart. Tons of fine rust inside. Needle O-ring needs replacement. Will Evaporust the tank.
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