the DR200 thread

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

  1. mj15

    mj15 Been here awhile

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    Add a large, good quality inline filter as well.
  2. Jay Cohen

    Jay Cohen Gearboy

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    Yes, already did. Although the rust was so fine I don't know if a filter could have stopped it.
  3. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    Just picked up this 2005 DR 200 3,900 miles, runs great but the previous owner laid it down pretty hard on the left side. Bought it for $1100 and figured I could fix it up for pretty cheap.
    Bought some Kenda 270 tires, 3.25 front and 4.60 rear. I also picked up a polisport front fender, 13 tooth front sprocket, front brake pads, front and rear wheel bearings, gold chain, Tusk handguards and pro taper ATV hi Bars.
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  4. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    ****HELP!!****
    I replaced my handlebars with some Protaper ATV hi bars and when I removed the throttle tube I realized it was damaged and not reusable. I cannot find a replacement throttle tube, what is everyone using to replace the factory tube?
  5. mj15

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  6. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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  7. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    Another quick question, torque specs for triple clamps, front & rear axles? I do not have a manual yet and I have searched everywhere for specs and came up empty.
  8. Trailrider200

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  9. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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  10. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    So finally got evrything mounting up and torqued to specs. Pretty nice transformation, wish I would of taken more prior pics!

    List of everything I installed or maintenance....
    Protaper bars
    Tusk handgaurds
    Micro halogen turn signals
    Polisport free flow front fender
    Kenda 270 tires 3.50-21 & 4.60-18
    13 tooth sprocket
    Oil change with HP4 oil
    Spark plug
    Cleaned & lubed UNI filter
    Adjusted the bar mounts & front fork from previous owner wreck
    Plastic welded the headlight shroud
    Degreased and detailed bike

    I am happy with the progress so far.
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  11. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    I did notice this when cleaning the bike today. should I be worried?!
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  12. MtnDR

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    Nice build so far, pretty similar to what I just started. I am pretty familiar with DR650s but first time with a DR200. My son and I are building it as a spare bike for family and friends. 1996 with 3600 miles.
    Plan is:
    Shinko 244 tires
    Tusk hand guards
    Procycle skid
    Generic folding mirrors modified for easier adjustment
    New Fly handle bar and grips
    rebuild carb
    Maybe grease the starter as it has a high pitch whine- or is that normal for these?
    New Fork Seals, does the standard Suzuki fork tool fit these?
    plus a few other things.

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  13. Jodaddy

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    Little multiple choice question. You’re about to go on a ride and you check your gas and it’s probably enough to get you home. Do you A- say to yourself it’ll be fine. If I run out I’ll just walk home. B- say to yourself it’ll be fine and then proceed to worry about it the whole day. C-get some fuel. D- fill up the tank and an extra fuel bottle just in case.
    A-just run it with the gouge
    B- put it your the list to get it welded when you can.
    C-ride it straight to the welder shop
    D-get a new or used swing arm
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  14. mj15

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    E. Cover it with a Metal Mullisha sticker
  15. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Been here awhile

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    I was thinking bandaid
  16. mj15

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    Weld it up if it bugs you, and you have access to an amenable welder. A few minutes work for a good tigger
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  17. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the responses regarding my swingarm. I am OK with having it welded or even replacing, I geuss I am just wondering if it is even needed? Will it be fine to just ride it as is?
  18. Trailrider200

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    IMHO if u see crack/s with 5x magnification then repair and/or replace, if not then u are fine as is, unless u plan to do big jumps and motocross with it. but it doesn't look deep from the pic and only scraped the raised thick area.
  19. Trailrider200

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    are those tires one size larger or OEM size? looks good thanks
  20. mykdee

    mykdee Been here awhile

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    Still looking for a gas tank, mine has so pretty big dents in it.