the DR200 thread

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

  1. packerbacker

    packerbacker Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Oddometer:
    338
    Location:
    Woods of WI
    stock chain 112 links, it's close but it works fine and everything clears. it will only get better as the chain breaks in too. prob doesn't matter but i also went to 14/45 gearing
  2. no

    no kidding

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    113,195
    Location:
    plains
    That's good info, post two edited.
    Bassman55, Ladybug and packerbacker like this.
  3. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    859
    Location:
    Exit 10A, RT 42

    great info Thank You.
  4. Pardo

    Pardo Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Oddometer:
    88
    Anybody upgrade the front brake calipers/pads, rotors, lines and master cylinder?

    They are good enough in stock form but a better lever feel would be nice. Hardly any feedback from the stock setup. I find it hard to modulate braking action from the lack of lever feel.
    GotWhitey likes this.
  5. Cedric92300

    Cedric92300 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    49
    does anyone Have a stock spark arrestor I could buy? I just picked up a 2006 dr-z125l and the previous owner remove and lost the spark arrestor. Would it be the same as a dr200?

    thanks!
  6. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    859
    Location:
    Exit 10A, RT 42
    my OEM pads were organic with a lower friction rating. installed sintered bronze pads which are HH rated. better. SS brakeline is next which will give better feel and slightly better braking.
    Pardo likes this.
  7. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    859
    Location:
    Exit 10A, RT 42
    check ebay, there was a low cost one on there a few wks ago.
  8. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,950
    Location:
    No.VA.
    Been wanting a weatherproof/lockable small case on the bike. Have one on the KLR and it really is nice to have a reasonable amount of secure storage.
    Found a nice sized "pelican" knock off case on sale last week at Harbor Freight. It u-bolted right up...test ride today on some forest roads as we got a break in the weather:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Desert Denizen, Pardo and no like this.
  9. Desert Denizen

    Desert Denizen The least interesting man in the world

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    Oddometer:
    167
    Location:
    29 Palms, CA
    What rack do you have?
  10. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,950
    Location:
    No.VA.
    Front and rear racks are by: http://www.manracks.com/

    Had them for a while, bolted straight up easy. Note you save 20% off list price with a USPS money order. No relation, just a satisfied customer.

    Also FYI: Another respected vendor is: https://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail/tabid/87/ProductID/39/Default.aspx They have both front and rear racks also. Front rack has shelf below headlight (blocks it). Nice feature of the rear rack is it's big platform and ties in to lower frame.
  11. Pardo

    Pardo Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Oddometer:
    88
    Changed the oil and filter, cleaned and lubed the chain today. 600 miles already. Going to take it to a mechanic for the other items due at 600 miles to check and adjust. Love this bike. My other is a Ducati Panigale 959. This bike is like a helicopter, allowing me to see, stop, and smell the roses that I would otherwise blast right by on the Panigale.

    This bike is also great in that it simply works. My Panigale spends as much time down for service in the shop as on the road. Real hangar queen.
  12. Dr.Rab

    Dr.Rab Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Oddometer:
    20
    I would red kote the gas tank if it has any rust in it. That was the problem with mine when it was clogging jets.
    no likes this.
  13. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    859
    Location:
    Exit 10A, RT 42
    anybody have a service manual for the 2017 DR200s? want to see if the camshaft specs have change. The 2017 cam has superceded all of the other yr DR200 camshafts. new #12711-42A11 old #12711-42A10. not all parts houses have updated yet but some have.
  14. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    Missoula, MT
    Dr200 used to come with mikuni tm 28 pumper. I installed a tm31 from a Dr250 this winter. Haven't had the weather to properly jet it but all it seems to have done is confuse my riding. I twist the throttle and it just goes instead of thinking about it for a second. Different bike for sure.
  15. kostikos

    kostikos Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Oddometer:
    18
    That's e4xpected behavior haha. Myself I did this quickie setup , no way to fit the stock filter box wit this one, it's longer. Re-routed the crankshaft breather to the frame (as it were when it was produced with the TM), did you do that, too?
    [​IMG]
  16. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    859
    Location:
    Exit 10A, RT 42
    under sized air filter less performance. k&n air filter lets in tons of dirt to destroy the engine. search Spicer ISO air filter test.
  17. kostikos

    kostikos Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Oddometer:
    18
    It's a pod, with bigger jet= more performance. But I know, I ll have to change it to a double layer pod for better cleaning.
  18. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    Missoula, MT
    Those tm mikunis are the closest to plug and play. Same length and diameters both sides. The problem was the cable mounting. The tank is in the way in stock form. I had to modify the bracket but it still needs some work as the carb uses a push pull cable set up. The pull cable works fine but the return cable has given me some issues.
  19. Jodaddy

    Jodaddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    Missoula, MT
  20. kostikos

    kostikos Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Oddometer:
    18
    I honestly wouldn't bother with the return cable, some carbs dont have it anyway . Better just disconnect it than have it stick. Just make sure your pull cable is lubed well and free to move if you know what I mean.