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Old 06-10-2011, 04:28 PM   #3796
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For an emergency stand, I have an adjustable-length peg-style lightweight stand I can put under the swingarm. But for the garage, a jackstand with three legs keeps the bike very secure.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #3797
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Greetings DR 200 fans! I have been looking for a DR for my wife to ride as my two current bikes are a bit on the heavy and tall side. I like the fact that the DR has a bigger gas tank than most of the other small dispacement DS bikes. Anyway, we went and looked at a new '09 at a dealer nearby, and I was going to take it for a ride- which didn't work out. The salesman rolled it out and tried for about 2-3 minutes to get it to start- but just cranked. He remarked that the fuel valve was on prime and figured the carb was flooded, so took it to the shop to have it drained. Meanwhile he had me take an xt 250 for a spin. Fast forward an hour and a half, they still can't get it started and the mechanic tells me that the crankcase has got a bunch of fuel in it, and they are going to drain that and change the oil. Question is, after they cranked and cranked on it for more than an hour off and on full of fuel- what kind- if any damage could they have done? And how much damage has been done to the bike sitting there with a case full of gasoline?
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:50 PM   #3798
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Greetings DR 200 fans! I have been looking for a DR for my wife to ride as my two current bikes are a bit on the heavy and tall side. I like the fact that the DR has a bigger gas tank than most of the other small dispacement DS bikes. Anyway, we went and looked at a new '09 at a dealer nearby, and I was going to take it for a ride- which didn't work out. The salesman rolled it out and tried for about 2-3 minutes to get it to start- but just cranked. He remarked that the fuel valve was on prime and figured the carb was flooded, so took it to the shop to have it drained. Meanwhile he had me take an xt 250 for a spin. Fast forward an hour and a half, they still can't get it started and the mechanic tells me that the crankcase has got a bunch of fuel in it, and they are going to drain that and change the oil. Question is, after they cranked and cranked on it for more than an hour off and on full of fuel- what kind- if any damage could they have done? And how much damage has been done to the bike sitting there with a case full of gasoline?
Might as well go to a different dealer. Why worry about it? That's bizarre for a DR200 to behave that way...it's one of the easiest-starting bikes I've ever owned.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #3799
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I use a length of steel tube as a "pegleg" to prop the right side of the bike. This forms a three-leg lift between the sidestand, the peg, and the front tire. The same peg can also lift the front wheel. Works on the trail and in my garage.

Sorry, I've no pictures of the peg in action (yet).



Don't be discouraged. The front tire is the hardest. A good set of irons helps, as does taking the work slowly and trying to rush or force things.
I use a Milk crate centered under the engine. With a few pieces of 2x4 you can easily cantilever the bike up and slide it over the crate with out any one else, its also very stabile.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:05 PM   #3800
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Dude, thanks!

Question - Who are you guys using for OEM parts online? I'm tired of high shipping prices and missing parts. Bikebandit seems to suck. Any ideas?
http://www.dealercostparts.com/

according to other forums, one does not have to be a dealer, just sign up and one can buy
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #3801
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Greetings DR 200 fans! I have been looking for a DR for my wife to ride as my two current bikes are a bit on the heavy and tall side. I like the fact that the DR has a bigger gas tank than most of the other small dispacement DS bikes. Anyway, we went and looked at a new '09 at a dealer nearby, and I was going to take it for a ride- which didn't work out. The salesman rolled it out and tried for about 2-3 minutes to get it to start- but just cranked. He remarked that the fuel valve was on prime and figured the carb was flooded, so took it to the shop to have it drained. Meanwhile he had me take an xt 250 for a spin. Fast forward an hour and a half, they still can't get it started and the mechanic tells me that the crankcase has got a bunch of fuel in it, and they are going to drain that and change the oil. Question is, after they cranked and cranked on it for more than an hour off and on full of fuel- what kind- if any damage could they have done? And how much damage has been done to the bike sitting there with a case full of gasoline?
Not likely any real damage was done, but if the dealer and his techs are such boobs that they can't figure out a simple problem like that and get it running in an hour and a half, then you might be able to convince them that they should unload the bike to you for a big discount. All it needs is an oil and filter change and a good carb cleaning. I would NOT take it to that dealer for service in the future.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #3802
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Can anyone describe to me how you jack-up a bike to remove the rear tire. may be a stupid question, but i'm struggling. seems to be very precariously balanced when I do it. have a small jack that alone is like balancing the bike on small cylinder. when I try and block it up, it wants to fall off my blocking with any slight bump. any suggestions or pics?

changed my front tire last weekend to a shinko 244 and going to replace the rear this weekend. only popped three (yes, that's right, three) tubes working with the tire irons but I think I now finally have the touch... a comment I will fully test this weekend when i try and not pop any more tubes on the rear. doh.
See this post to see what everyone is talking about...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=6399





And I just bought one of these "jacks" to take on trips on the DRs.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380877


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Old 06-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #3803
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This is very, very secure:


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Old 06-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #3804
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This is very, very secure:
You calling 2x4's NOT secure Klay? Gotta admit I was nervous for that brand new Tiger seeing it propped up like that. My DR on the side of trail, sure. But a brand new Tiger in my garage, I think I'd go for your solution, or just use my bike lift.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #3805
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I do feel a little nervous looking at the 2X4.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #3806
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Got it. Thanks to Klay and others for the pics. Very helpful.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #3807
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Well, found one that runs New '09 with 1 mile on the odometer. Momma is now happy. We will get her out tomorrow and see how it does. She looked at me strange when I started talking about racks and tank bags and re-jetting the carb, and muffler mods I have a disease-

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:10 PM   #3808
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Well, found one that runs New '09 with 1 mile on the odometer. Momma is now happy. We will get her out tomorrow and see how it does. She looked at me strange when I started talking about racks and tank bags and re-jetting the carb, and muffler mods I have a disease-
Congrats, she'll have a ball on it. My wife's DR200 is her favourite bike, and that's saying something considering her other bike is a Street Triple R!
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #3809
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New rack installed

Just received the rack from Mike at Manracks. Is it OK to say "nice rack" to a guy? Anyway, fit was bang on and bolted up in a few minutes. Very sturdy and slick mounting. Will work very well.

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Will be testing the rack this weekend on the BC Big Trailie ride.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:31 PM   #3810
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tires - done

tackled the back tire this evening and got it done. using the jack on the swing arm in conjunction with the side stand made life MUCH easier - thanks for that tip. had a bit of a battle getting the tire off and then on, but did not pop any tubes this go around - much improved. thanks again for the tips.

I actually took some photos of my bike up on the jack - how do you guys get photos to post in your messages? was a bit confounded by my options...
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