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Old 07-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #2791
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Stock suspension. The load probably looks heavier than it is but the load and me could stand to drop a few pounds. It's done fine loaded, and has been all over the place like that. There was one two week vacation with about 3500 miles on it ~ another 9 day vacation and 1800 miles plus numerous weekend trips.

It's amazing what these bikes will do and I have a blast doing it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:03 PM   #2792
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I am thinking of buying a DR200 to use on the Big Island of Hawaii based in the Puna area. We're going to move there possibly as soon as a year from now. That island has a large dual sport and off road bunch of riders. Gas is more there, so the great gas mileage is a big bonus along with the big tank.

The drawback is that the main highway (11) has a speed limit of 55 mph. I have to decide whether to ship my Sportster there, or sell it here.The other possibility is to sell my Enfield and Sportster, and then get a bigger dual sport and just have the one bike.Since there is a Suzuki dealer in nearby Hilo, either a DRZ400S or DR650 would make sense.

Then whether to buy the bike there or ship one over is the next thing to decide.

I've always liked the simplicity of an air cooled thumper....

Anyone here live on the Big Island??

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #2793
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We've gone beyond that...we have matching DR200s and matching DR650s. Plus we have matching hi-vis Darien jackets. Oh, well.

Oh, OK, Monkey See, Monkey Do.... We've joined the his'n'herz brigade...

Just this morning a 2004 200GSA popped up on my craigslist RSS, 2600mi, FMF pipe, $1500, by 4PM it was in the garage keeping Old Yeller company... ;)



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Old 07-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #2794
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I'll be darned. Congratulations. It's a very special thing to be able to go out wandering on mini-bikes with the wife. We've really had some nice times.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #2795
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Having real trouble uploading any photos. Anyone got any tips?

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Old 07-08-2010, 08:54 PM   #2796
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Having real trouble uploading any photos. Anyone got any tips?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

If I remember, the limitations are a little tight while you've still got that "n00b" status. But if you can upload them somewhere else (Picasa, Flickr, whatever) you should be able to just drop an IMG tag straight in.

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Old 07-08-2010, 08:55 PM   #2797
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Works this way, but is it possible to load directly rather than via Photobucket?

Photobucket

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/a...detothedam.jpg

Patski, can you measure the diameter of the inlet/midpipe pipe to the FMF exhaust? Is that a stock header?

The inlet seems small so how is the performance?

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #2798
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Works this way, but is it possible to load directly rather than via Photobucket?
Only at a low resolution. Using the image-hosting site is the way to go.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:41 AM   #2799
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Congrats. Do you know what FMF model is that? was that from a DRZ125 as it does not look like my Q4 FMF.

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Oh, OK, Monkey See, Monkey Do.... We've joined the his'n'herz brigade...

Just this morning a 2004 200GSA popped up on my craigslist RSS, 2600mi, FMF pipe, $1500, by 4PM it was in the garage keeping Old Yeller company... ;)



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Old 07-09-2010, 07:48 AM   #2800
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I'll be darned. Congratulations. It's a very special thing to be able to go out wandering on mini-bikes with the wife. We've really had some nice times.
We rode 160km of great fire roads for a picnic on Wed.



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Old 07-09-2010, 08:41 AM   #2801
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Congrats. Do you know what FMF model is that? was that from a DRZ125 as it does not look like my Q4 FMF.
Took some closer photos, it has the stock header pipe.

I don't see a spark arrestor screen in there although it says Forest Service Certifiied...



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Old 07-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #2802
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I just pulled if off and put the stock pipe on, if anyone wants it, $50 plus shipping from 95746, paypal works.

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Took some closer photos, it has the stock header pipe.
I don't see a spark arrestor screen in there although it says Forest Service Certifiied...

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:22 PM   #2803
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It looks like the mid pipe went into the header so it is smaller than stock. What was the performance like? Would be interested to know if there was a discernible difference between the two.

I have a DR-Z125 full system and it doesn't seem to make any difference, even though the header is smaller.

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:36 PM   #2804
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Just got back from a ride, very hard to say as I'm pretty easy on the throttle.

If anything, it seemed to pull better down low, seems I was in a gear higher than normal rolling through stops signs and the like....

The pipe fits into the header and is very thin at that section.




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It looks like the mid pipe went into the header so it is smaller than stock. What was the performance like? Would be interested to know if there was a discernible difference between the two.

I have a DR-Z125 full system and it doesn't seem to make any difference, even though the header is smaller.

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:54 PM   #2805
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rolling through stops signs and the like.....
Aren't you supposed to stop at stop signs?

Thanks for the feedback. I imagine stock is quieter though.
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