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Old 11-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #6196
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Take a razor blade, and slice the old grip in half. In less than 5 seconds (no, really, 5 seconds) you can have the old grip off.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #6197
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I believe that the throttle side is vulcanized. As such, it is somewhat a PIA to remove from the tube. You can't just "peal" the grip off like you do on the left side. I tried a few things, but the 3M wheel to sand it off worked the fastest.

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #6198
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bump on how to cap vacuum lines.. or what u used...
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #6199
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bump on how to cap vacuum lines.. or what u used...
Go to a place which sells auto parts and ask for vacuum plugs, select the right size and install on the port where the hose was removed, done. If for some reason you think it may come off, put a small zip tie around it...that's it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #6200
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One more thing I bought the raptor petcock any pics of how you all capped you vacuum lines?
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bump on how to cap vacuum lines.. or what u used...
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:50 AM   #6201
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Well bought a 2003 dr200se
With 216 miles on clock. Bike runs ok up to about 35mph. Then falls on its face like it hit a wall or something. Any ideas? Here is what I'm thinking.....

1. Change petcock to old school manual.
2. Block all vac lines on carb.
3. Spin carb and remove jets and inspect.

On the petcock, gas should be a stream when on prime correct? And res and on only should work when engine is running, cause of vacuum? Mine do nothing when engine is off. And prime is a broken dribble.

Also I'm
Guessing bike bogs and looses it self past 30-35 cause gas is not being supplied to carb bowl... Or could it be the jet (s) are cloged?

And what jet supplies fuel at speed main jet right? Pilot jet is for starting bike?
Trying to get bike to keep up with traffic at 45mph...



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Our DR200 also had the combination of relative low miles+long years=hard starting/rough running when we got it.

I suggest remove tank and clean it. I had a lot of varnish/scale from old gas. Not cleaning the tank just puts you on a cycle of cussing and recleaning the carb. Then service the carb and clean it twice. I also added an inline fuel filter.

Even with the initial fuel/carb issues...the DR has proven to be simple and easy to work on. We love this little bike! Now a great runner and solid smile machine.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:50 AM   #6202
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #6203
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What tires are they?
They are Kenda 760's - highly recommend for dirt oriented riding.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:23 PM   #6204
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Well found the problem...... cleaned it all out and installed a inline filter while waiting for new petcock... Removed California smog....and know the bike is doubled in power easily keeps up with traffic and cruises at 45mph thanks again for all the help everyone!


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Old 11-27-2012, 05:53 AM   #6205
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front brake caliper needed

I am moving, and need to get my DR125SE up and running. Currently apart because the caliper was seized. I took it apart and can not get the piston to move smoothly.
thinking I just need a new (used) caliper.
Anyone have a good one laying around that they would like to get rid of for a decent price ?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #6206
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Hey Klay

a while back you wrote:
"I should add that I've replaced both front calipers and both petcocks on our DR200s. I could have opted to rebuild the calipers, but I got lazy and they're inexpensive. They started to stick because of severe service."

Where do I buy a caliper, and how much are they ?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #6207
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a while back you wrote:
"I should add that I've replaced both front calipers and both petcocks on our DR200s. I could have opted to rebuild the calipers, but I got lazy and they're inexpensive. They started to stick because of severe service."

Where do I buy a caliper, and how much are they ?
I got mine from bikebandit:

http://www.bikebandit.com/2001-suzuk...5826#sch242848


for $123.61.

I have the old corroded units around here somewhere, but I doubt you'd be interested because they're old and corroded. The new caliper is so cheap that it isn't worth it to me to fool around overhauling the old ones.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #6208
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i found the part number, and did a search ... found for $101 at one place, and $108 at another.
Problem is that my old P.O.S. DR is only worth about $800 (and I have over $1300 in it now).
If I throw another $100 at it, i just keep making it more of a loss ... and it still runs like crap, and does not charge.
At this point, I may be better off selling it just for parts.
Very sad because I had hoped this to be a good project. Guess I should never buy a motorcycle for $500 in the dark again.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #6209
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Sorry to hear that. It's worth it to me to keep putting money into the bike regardless of book value, because I've kept it in tip-top condition, so it's still like new. It's hard to wear the motor out.

Why isn't yours running well? Carb still messed up? Have you figured out the cause of no charging? Stator or regulator/rectifier?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #6210
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While trying to sort out my carb problems, I found the bad caliper which kept me from riding it.
It took me a while to find a way to get the piston out. Now I can not get it back in.

Carb is either not getting enough gas (main jet), or it is not getting enough air, or my exhaust is clogged.

Charging system (stator and regulator/rectifier) was replaced with components from a low mileage part out on ebay. I put everything in, and it still does not charge.

Very frustrating because nobody took care of this bike. And I inherited all the Problems.
Dude that sold it to me said it only needed a battery, rear brakes and a tire.
So far from the truth. after spending $800 on it ... so far
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