who here works in a bike shop?
we see a LOT of the yamahas in with bent forks and valve problems.
something to consider for long term reliability.
valve is about after 2k miles
and the bent forks tend to happen, just when the rider gets comfortable and jumps it a couple of times. last forks I saw were bent in about a 30 degree angle.we always joke that they have lead front forks.
good choice on the DR200 if thats what you got, that engine has been around with minor changes for close to 20 years. solid, little reliable bike.
only thing we have been seeing a lot of with the new suzuki's, is the chroming wearing off the cam, last was a rmz400 that came in yesterday..less than a year old and chroming was almost worn off. dont know what the issue is there...but hopefully suzuki doesntuse the same plant for all their chroming of the cams...cause its been on about 4 different types so far. all under 2 years.