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Old 12-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #7666
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Great Info guys...keep it coming on fenders!

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #7667
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Hi all you DR200 riders!

I was wondering if there was anyone in the New England area that would like to bring their bike to my shop for me to design a rear luggage rack and possibly side racks. The R&D time would be about 5 days. I would give the donor free racks for their trouble.

I'm in South Ryegate, Vermont and I'd be able to do it sometime after the holidays. PM me if you're interested.

Thanks, Tom
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #7668
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I have to agree with you. That doesn't look right. It is obviously too short. Oh well, it was just a thought.

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Yes I have.
The first fender I got was 'Acerbis Universal Supermoto Front Fender'
$23.99 on Amazon.

I did not like it because it's too short. One problem you will have is that when it's wet/raining the water will splash on your face when going over 35mph. The fender is too short/small.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #7669
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Just wanted to stop in and say this bike (minus the power) is a blast in the canyons!

50-75mph, with its wide bars, narrow tires, light weight, and short wheelbase, this thing just falls into the turns and is so easy to push down on the bars to get through a turn

Since it lacks power, and a proper street suspension, it doesn't feel as planted in the turns compared to a sportbike...but I was able to get within 1/8th" of the edge of the tire with full confidence, so I'd say it was pretty damn good. I was WOT heading into every 25-45mph turn without slowing down...and hitting chicanes, transitioning from left-to-right and vice versa was so much fun...the bike is just so light and easy to flick!



Bike is stock with the awesome factory trailwing tires

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #7670
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Just wanted to stop in and say this bike (minus the power) is a blast in the canyons!

50-75mph, with its wide bars, narrow tires, light weight, and short wheelbase, this thing just falls into the turns and is so easy to push down on the bars to get through a turn

Since it lacks power, and a proper street suspension, it doesn't feel very planted in the turns...but I was able to get within 1/8th of the edge of the tire with full confidence...



Bike is stock with the awesome factory trailwing tires
Have a read through this on the 790BBK for the DR650.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #7671
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what?
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:18 AM   #7672
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what?
Sorry bout that. http://www.procycle.us/info/articles/dr650/780-kit.html
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #7673
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Hi all you DR200 riders!

I was wondering if there was anyone in the New England area that would like to bring their bike to my shop for me to design a rear luggage rack and possibly side racks. The R&D time would be about 5 days. I would give the donor free racks for their trouble.
I'm in Texas or you'd be welcome. Thanks for the e-mail the other day, be sure & let us know right here when you have the racks available.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #7674
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I just posted this on the Minimalist Touring thread but then realized there might be a few folks here that would be interest in seeing what I do with my DR200.

Here's my bike loaded for a 9 day ride in Baja.
I just started the ride report. There were three other riders on small bikes on one rider on a 650. If you want to check it out you can find it here:
AARP Gone Wild~Baja Style 2013

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #7675
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Thanks folks.



That's a very good point - I think we had it out when we first stripped the carb but didn't really have a good look over it and haven't looked since. The bike the engine (and carb) came out of had been in storage for several years so there's a good chance it might have perished some.



I'll have a look at that, but the tank itself is gleaming inside. Spark plug doesn't look too bad though.



Thankfully over here we don't have to suffer the vacuum petcocks - just a standard tap with on/off/res.
Checked the carb diaphram today and it appears to be fine.

Fuel is coming out of the tank fine too.

Someone has suggested that maybe a valve spring might have cracked or suddenly weakened - I've not a lot of four stroke experience so don't know if that sounds plausible?
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #7676
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Took the DR out to the hills today and, like always, it performed flawlessly!
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #7677
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WizardSkills: What pipe are you running and is it quiet?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #7678
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WizardSkills: What pipe are you running and is it quiet?
Hey Ridenfly,

The pipe is an FMF Q4. It's not nearly as quiet as the stock pipe but it's not obnoxiously loud either. It has a nice "brap" without being over powering. I installed it to mate with the re-jet and airbox mod.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #7679
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Hi, Just brainstorming ideas to reduce the weight of the DR. The predessor of the DR is the SP. The later only weights 225 pounds dry, or 25 pounds lighter than the DR. Both bike share same engine and frame. So, I figure that a goal of losing 25 pounds would be easy.

So, anyone know the weight of the DR muffler? It just looks heavy. I never seen a muffler this long on such a little bike. I assume it's got EPA junk in it. I heard about the Kientech mod for the muffler. What exactly is it? And has anyone dissected one to see if it can be made lighter?

Keeping it as quiet as stock is important. I don't want problem with the po po.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #7680
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IIRC the stock DR200SE muffler weights about 9 or 10 pounds.

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