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Old 02-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #196
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It's great that you guys are researching these sprocket questions for me and my DR200.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:42 PM   #197
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Thinking outside the box with that windshield, way to go. Looks like it works great; I'd probably never thought to try mounting it "up-side-down." What's your impression? Any turbulence?
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:59 AM   #198
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Yes, even had the chance to do a 4 day Superior shoreline run (in and about Gargantua and Warp Bay) when a low moved in and flattened the lake. Even had a chance to do Mac straits crossing on same trip. I guess canoes are like a marine equiv of a MT rig, small enough to be manageable. If the lake became mean I would pick up and get off. Most of my trips were solo.

I did alot of riding with my Kaw around the Keweenaw while at school there in the mid 70's. Had friend at KI Sawyer and another whose father had a place in Big Bay, back and forth all the time. Did X-C ski the CCI trails there in Ishpeming many a time.



Kaler, I feel your pain!
Small world, Steve. I graduated from MTU in Houghton in 1971 and those CCI XC trails are right over the hill from my current house. I skiied them many times in the past.

I also worked for Ford at their old Mt. Clemens paint plant on Grossbeck Highway back in the 70's, just a hop away from Anchorville.

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Old 02-26-2007, 07:34 AM   #199
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Wait... is there a rally in NC this year? Where can i find info about it? I live in Chapel Hill...

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Old 02-26-2007, 07:57 AM   #200
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. But if I have a larger time window and my 15:40 (or 15:38) final works for superslabbing I'll ride out on the 200.
Yesterday I ordered a 39 tooth sprocket for my wife's 2000 DR200. It should arrive next week, and I should have it on shortly thereafter. I many need to shorten the chain a link or two. The sprocket was $26 from BikeBandit; so if you're looking at the $50+ sprockets elsewhere, hold off for a week while I get mine running. I also ordered an electronic tach. Not for shifting, but to see what the rev's really are at cruising speed. From my 25 mile ride yesterday the bike 'feels' comfortable at about 47 in 5th. Multiplying that speed by the ratio of the two final gears (45/39) gives a new speed of 54 (IF it's not too low for 1st). A shame we can't change the final gear within the gearbox to retain the low 1st which is nice for off-road. It would make for a pretty wide 4th to 5th gap, but might make a better compromise for dualsporting.

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:45 AM   #201
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My humble little KLX250 took me everywhere I wanted to go exploring. While I never did any big trips, it was awesome for those moments of "hey, what's down this road?".
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Those 250's capture the essence of light-hearted exploring and adventuring, don't they?

Got that right! I love my TDM but I won't be giving up my TT250R Raid anytime soon (basically a TT250R with 16 liter tank, big headlight and wide seat). Great city commuter and fantastic for exploring small country roads that I'd just blow right by on a big bike.




I know of two guys who rode from China to Europe on Yamaha Raids. Here's one's website.



http://www.j-hoppers.com/waruida/menumain_e.htm
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:49 AM   #202
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You both summed it up perfect I love my TDM but I won't be giving up my TT250R Raid anytime soon (basically a TT250R with 16 liter tank, big headlight and wide seat). Great city commuter and fantastic for exploring small country roads that I'd just blow right by on a big bike.

Nice bike Again, the US market gets screwed...
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:04 PM   #203
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Got that right! I love my TDM but I won't be giving up my TT250R Raid anytime soon (basically a TT250R with 16 liter tank, big headlight and wide seat). Great city commuter and fantastic for exploring small country roads that I'd just blow right by on a big bike....
...http://www.j-hoppers.com/waruida/menumain_e.htm
Thats like my TW200 on steriods
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:52 PM   #204
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Yesterday I ordered a 39 tooth sprocket for my wife's 2000 DR200. It should arrive next week, and I should have it on shortly thereafter. I many need to shorten the chain a link or two.

I also ordered an electronic tach. Not for shifting, but to see what the rev's really are at cruising speed. From my 25 mile ride yesterday the bike 'feels' comfortable at about 47 in 5th.

... might make a better compromise for dualsporting.


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I'm ready.



I've run mine at 55 with the 15:42 and if I remember correctly (no guarantee) it was spinning 6000. Sprocket Specialists offers 14T and well as the 15T (OEM size) counter and steel wheel sprockets down to 39 (probably just buy the one you purchased and mark it up). They also offer aluminum wheel sprockets down to about 34 (another one of those I think?)

The ultimate would be if it could take a 16T counter, we'll see.


When you travel bring along a 14 for trailriding, you could change the counter out in 20 mins.



The bigger issues as we have discussed are chain clearance to the swingarm guard at the pivot, how tall is too tall for touring load rolloff in first, can engine spin easily in a 5th gear cruise at a good speed so we don't end up as a bug in a grille. If we can find a reasonable solution that would be perfect.



Last month I was riding my 200 in NC with panniers and modest load with a 35mph headwind and had no problems at all 45-50 mph. Sure I could crank it up a bit but that engine just runs so good and quiet at 4500-5000.


Yeah Bud, small indeed;

I was there 76-78 and lived out in Oskar. I certainly know the paint plant. One of my favorite places in da UP was the Sturgeon River Gorge. What ya riding these days.



My plans to attend the BYOB V are in the works, that is, I put myself on the list of attendees. Tried to reach Megan today, got machine probably closed on Mondays. Looks to be a fantastic dualsport area considered to be the "grand canyon" of PA, really? You'll find more under Advrider Annual Rallies.




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Old 02-26-2007, 06:08 PM   #205
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After seeing Burtonridr's windshield it gave me an idea. I have a Memphis Shades "Hellcat" that I took off of a Honda Shadow, so I mounted it upside down on my XT225. The hope was to get better airflow (read less wind resistance) over myself and the bike as a combination.

Well, I think it worked. Where the bike seemed to struggle before at 60 mph, now I can run 65 mph with less strain on the engine.




It might be worth a try on the DR200 as well as higher gearing.

P.S. I'm down to 10 minutes to change the countershaft sprocket on my XT225. With practice it doesn't take long.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #206
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i have a 99 klr 250 as my second bike that i want to make more dirt worthy for w/e hacks ... what mods can you guys recomend ? ie sprockets exhaust air box mods ect ect thanks
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:53 PM   #207
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After seeing Burtonridr's windshield it gave me an idea. I have a Memphis Shades "Hellcat" that I took off of a Honda Shadow, so I mounted it upside down on my XT225. The hope was to get better airflow (read less wind resistance) over myself and the bike as a combination.

Well, I think it worked. Where the bike seemed to struggle before at 60 mph, now I can run 65 mph with less strain on the engine.

It might be worth a try on the DR200 as well as higher gearing.

P.S. I'm down to 10 minutes to change the countershaft sprocket on my XT225. With practice it doesn't take long.
Though I'm not a windshield kind of guy your Yammie looks real good!!

To extend the playbook to the superslab it might be worth a try.

I agree on the counter changeout it is well worth the effort.



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Old 02-27-2007, 03:29 AM   #208
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Got that right! I love my TDM but I won't be giving up my TT250R Raid anytime soon (basically a TT250R with 16 liter tank, big headlight and wide seat). Great city commuter and fantastic for exploring small country roads that I'd just blow right by on a big bike.
That is a pretty sweet looking bike there twinrider. Needed a 16L tank on my klx, the standard 7L that it seemed to hold would only get me about 120km.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:17 AM   #209
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That is a pretty sweet looking bike there twinrider. Needed a 16L tank on my klx, the standard 7L that it seemed to hold would only get me about 120km.
Yeah, a big tank makes a difference when you're heading into the Outback -- that's actually the location Yamaha used to advertise the Raid

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:55 AM   #210
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After seeing Burtonridr's windshield it gave me an idea. I have a Memphis Shades "Hellcat" that I took off of a Honda Shadow, so I mounted it upside down on my XT225. The hope was to get better airflow (read less wind resistance) over myself and the bike as a combination.

Well, I think it worked. Where the bike seemed to struggle before at 60 mph, now I can run 65 mph with less strain on the engine.
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