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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By suseuser
The tires look great. They look a little more...

The tires look great. They look a little more aggressive than the factory tires.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By suseuser
When I pulled the old jets I destroyed them. So,...

When I pulled the old jets I destroyed them. So, I no longer have the option [emoji53]
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Great advice

Great advice
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I can't argue with you about our area. There are...

I can't argue with you about our area. There are a lot of beautiful places to ride in the Silver City area. It's all dirt! I was just there a month ago. The DR200 is ideal for Forrest Service...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:39 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I think you are right. When I bought my dr it had...

I think you are right. When I bought my dr it had been sitting for a while and the jets were plugged up. I spent days soaking them and trying to clean them. The factory jets were more expensive than...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I always heard they run lean so I went with...

I always heard they run lean so I went with larger jets. I planned on going with a different a exhaust and opening up the air box in the future.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I'm amazed to hear the kind of mileage folks are...

I'm amazed to hear the kind of mileage folks are getting on the DR200. I'm lucky to get 70 mpg. I think I might be closer to 65 mpg. I've checked it on several occasions. I did put in larger jets. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By suseuser
The Trailwings aren't horrible tires. They try to...

The Trailwings aren't horrible tires. They try to split the difference between dirt and street. I think they lean slightly more towards dirt
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Nice

Nice
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I didn't realize that leaving it in prime...

I didn't realize that leaving it in prime position would cause those sort of problems. I seem to remember that the only positions that my original bikes had were on, off and reserve. How is prime any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By suseuser
3rd works fine. But I did it in 1st. It's not...

3rd works fine. But I did it in 1st. It's not like it's a torque monster. [emoji6]
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Nice thing is that the Dr 200 is sure easy to...

Nice thing is that the Dr 200 is sure easy to push start! My wife left her lights on for several hours so we could test the procedure
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I own 4 battery tenders of various styles all...

I own 4 battery tenders of various styles all work pretty much the same. I would go with the cheapest model they make. The wiring is already there to plug in the Tender
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Imo, Cycle racks is the way to go. You can put a...

Imo, Cycle racks is the way to go. You can put a whole case on the back!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Your link shows that it is on the unsafe site...

Your link shows that it is on the unsafe site list. I'd change that. I'd like to check out the video
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Weird. I don't think I have ever had problems...

Weird. I don't think I have ever had problems signing in. Are you using your phone?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By suseuser
The DR200 is just fun to ride. There are just not...

The DR200 is just fun to ride. There are just not any pretenses that go with riding it. It's a confidence inspiring bike. Personally, I wouldn't get a 650. They feel very top-heavy to me. And they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By suseuser
My son-in-law had the 400SM for a while. Great...

My son-in-law had the 400SM for a while. Great bike with lots of power. It had more negatives than positives. First problem is that it's way too tall for my stubby 28" inseam. I would immediately...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I've done wheelies on pretty much everything....

I've done wheelies on pretty much everything. Bicycles included. I think it's actually easier to wheelie on a bicycle! The power to weight ratio on the 200 is pretty low. The power to weight ratio on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Hee, hee, the 200 is not the best bike to...

Hee, hee, the 200 is not the best bike to practice wheelies. Wheelies are overated anyway. [emoji6]
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By suseuser
The windshield may make the DR more aerodynamic....

The windshield may make the DR more aerodynamic. I'm not sure. I do about 95% of my riding around 40 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I've always wondered how the 200 would perform...

I've always wondered how the 200 would perform with a windshield. I think it might loose some top speed because of the added wind resistance. Then I wondered if it would get in the way off road? ...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
I found a 45 degree adapter that is made by...

I found a 45 degree adapter that is made by Camelback. It seems to work pretty well. A 3/4 helmet would make this task easier. I've considered a 3/4 helmet from time to time. But I'm guessing the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Very good looking bike

Very good looking bike
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I have to admit I don't wear leathers. Mostly...

I have to admit I don't wear leathers. Mostly because I don't have the body for it. I'm more of a Kevlar and body armor kind of guy. And yes I did wear it when I commuted to work. I did actually take...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By suseuser
Talking Good idea. Why didn't I think of that! :D

Good idea. Why didn't I think of that! :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By suseuser
I love the Cycle rack so much that my wife made...

I love the Cycle rack so much that my wife made me put one on both our DR'S. The person that makes them is awesome
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
I've had a serious bonk on the helmet on many...

I've had a serious bonk on the helmet on many occasions. Once was even from a sheet of plywood! I've had several rocks get flipped up from on coming traffic that have caught me square in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
I do enjoy the wind in my face. I used to ride...

I do enjoy the wind in my face. I used to ride without a helmet around town. Once I started doing a lot of long distance riding it was just plain ridiculous to ride without a helmet. Riding more than...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
I'm old enough to have owned cars without...

I'm old enough to have owned cars without seatbelts, air bags, abs, fuel injection, and engine control modules. I think I even had a Bell helmet that looked just like that when I was 12. I remember...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By suseuser
I've had a real bad itch to add something to the...

I've had a real bad itch to add something to the DR lately. But, I'm not sure what it is!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By suseuser
I have gone down the small bike pump route. It's...

I have gone down the small bike pump route. It's definitely a work out. But it gets the job done. There's not a lot of air in the little dr tires. Something that works well is a stripped down...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
Wow, in pretty much all motorcycle groups helmets...

Wow, in pretty much all motorcycle groups helmets are like discussing religion or politics! I usually look at what the pros are doing. Can you imagine someone wearing a 3/4 helmet on a dirt or race...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,649
Posted By suseuser
I always thought of half helmets as more of a...

I always thought of half helmets as more of a fashion statement than real protection. Talk to folks with real world experience going down. Then look at their helmets. Almost without exception you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 1,144,810
Posted By suseuser
I don't know of anyone who has regretted buying...

I don't know of anyone who has regretted buying the little Dr. The only real reason I would trade up is the lack of power. But more displacement usually means a much taller and heavier bike. Not a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By suseuser
A tank bag and a dry bag on the rear seat are a...

A tank bag and a dry bag on the rear seat are a must for me. It's amazing how much stuff you can put in a tank bag. I would find a way to pack a means of putting air in your tire. Weight isn't a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8,491
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Posted By suseuser
Any input on risers or aftermarket handle bars? ...

Any input on risers or aftermarket handle bars? It's pretty much impossible to stand on the foot pegs and climb a hill. I'm only 5'7" and I have to hunch over and bend my knees in a very awkward...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By suseuser
Best I've every done is around 65 mpg. I think 75...

Best I've every done is around 65 mpg. I think 75 mpg is average.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By suseuser
When I bought my dr it was missing the o-ring...

When I bought my dr it was missing the o-ring and a spacer. It would surge at idle and at mid-rpms. I was going to just order the stock replacement parts as well as a couple new jets. The bike had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:31 PM
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Views: 1,144,810
Posted By suseuser
It goes between the petcock and the carb. I also...

It goes between the petcock and the carb. I also replaced the short section of fuel line. If you can call it that.

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