the DR200 thread
It seems like all of the other bikes have a devoted thread
Here is a pic of our ride from Sunday, a 100 mile loop
our first big ride with the DR200
Everyone else show us some picshttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/DSCF1917.jpg
I am going to use this post as a repository for FAQ's about the DR200....tune-up information, tires, sprockets, and other accessories and modifications. If you have information that is appropriate here, please post it in the thread and I will quote it here or add a link to it. Please send me a PM if I don't notice it right away.
What kind of cylinder head does your 200 have?
The intake and exhaust valve clearance specification is between .08mm to .13mm for both the intake and exhaust valve.
Note: Don't overtighten your front sprocket bolt. Use a torque wrench and thread locking compound. If the head of the bolt snaps off, you may have a lot of trouble getting the rest of the bolt out. The proper torque for tightening this bolt is surprisingly light.
Tires choices and sizes:
Sideracks and tail racks:
Kientech has carb, airbox, and exhaust modifications:
I'm hearing mixed reports on the efficacy of the latest Kientech mods. Ask for advice before committing to the modifications.
Seat Concepts is a new company that may make you a seat:
Front brake disk:
(a lot cheaper than stock)
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do;jsessionid=C6989F4E42740CF511321D 9FD6043D81.westring1?navType=type&webTypeId=30&nav Title=Brakes&webCatId=15&tab=reviews&prodFamilyId= 9657#vehicleSelect
Yamaha 23F-24500-11-00 - FUEL COCK ASSY 1 (4X8-24500-02-00)
Another relevant post:
Now don't just take your information and run.:lol3 Drop in at the end of the thread and say hello, or post a picture of your bike, or tell us where you rode it and who you met on the way.
Back to my original post:
This is a trail north of Eldora in Colorado back in 2001. It's much steeper than it looks in the photograph.
Did you know you can fit two DR200 motorcycles in the back of a 1998 Dodge Caravan?
Back in 2001, those DR200 bikes I took pictures of had less than 200 miles on them. Here's one of them six years later, after accumulating 9,000 miles:
Still running perfectly.
Here's a couple of mine from Moab last week...
I was really impressed with the sure footedness of the little DR even with the factory deathwings on, very confidence inspiringhttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/DSCF1951.jpg
its like wheres waldo with motorcycles
anyone found any aftermarket exhaust for the DR?
Kientech will modify the stocker I think. No aftermarket for it. No need for one either, you wouldn't get much power gain and an obnoxiously loud DR200 wouldn't make much sense:)
Now I wish I had'nt sold my minivan because my DR650 would'nt fit in it!
:lurk More please.....
Did any of you put a bash plate on your DR-200?
When we had one, we would have, but had trouble finding one. We then sold the bike so it is merely an academic Q now.
Got a Djebel 200 (suspected 1997 model) for my wife recently.
Now she waits for her appointment to get her learners (She has to travel 130km one way to get an appoinmtment within three weeks. Local traffic department: Come back in five months.
And they wonder why the youngsters ride without license.
In the meantime I am busy with getting the little thing into shape.
With most of my dirt experience being from messing around with DR650SE, KLR650 A and C and Baghiras I was amazed how sure footed and easy the little DR is.
It climbs up the steepest slopes as if they aren't there. Deep sandpits that require concentration and a bit of bravery when negotiated on a 650 are a laugh on the little 200.
After half an hour on the 200 I was doing things I would consider twice before an attempt on a 650.
I even managed to put the thing into wild slides on the hardpacked gravel car park of the tennis club opposite my shop
As soon as license issues are resolved we will go on a nice trip down the Grear Bergriver to St. Helena Bay. All on farm roads and trying to avoid tarmac whereever possible.
IMHO the bike is a great bike for a beginner, it's a cheap commuter and it's still a lot of fun to ride for someone like me with 20years+ of riding experience. Just stay away from freeways!
Only negative so far is non existent dealer support here in Cape Town. The Djebel was a grey import. Luckily (I thought) it shares the engine and most other components with the DR200SE:
Tried to get the valve clearance settings from the local workshop just to find out they don't know although the DR200SE is an officially imported model and they have even sold a few already :eek1
Next step: Organize Suzuki workshop manual.
What I really, really, would like to have is the 250 Djebel. It's not currently available in the US.
I also found the 200 with the OEM final to be an excellent performer in tight technical gnarly offroad stuff.
Another great ride....:ricky
PM me w your address and I'll shoot ya some spokes.
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