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Old 07-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #61
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How about a few details.
Cost for the motor if you don't mind?
Any fitment issues?
How's it work?
Pluses/minuses?
the motor was only $500 with the full wiring harness

skidplate had to be cut, and a couple motor mounts were modified, had to change front sprocket to fit with the chain, had to use the old intake

it worked good, i used it hard with no problems, then sold the bike

No pluses except the price and it had an electric start

Minuses: less power (pushrod not OHC) 5 spd instead of 6 spd. and you can pretty much count on every part being off lesser quality than HONDA! heavier with e start
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:45 PM   #62
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Well here she is! Got it home, came to life first kick and runs like a champ! The rear spokes are loose but other then that everything seems great! Not to bad for $750 I don't think.
Clean, good find. Pawn shop?? I've seen bikes, 4wheelers, go-carts, dune buggy's...etc... at pawn shops through the years but never seen anything that wasn't a complete POS. Your bike looks brand new.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:35 PM   #63
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Thanks! The pawn shop I got the bike from has always been very fair on there prices and they only deal in decent stuff. I tightened the spokes though it looks like ill have to replace one or two, cleaned the carb trying to get ride of a very slight off idle miss, and gave it a good bath. I hope to put some time in on the trails this weekend.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:54 PM   #64
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I picked up a used '02 off craiglist first of July thinking it was a good deal at $430 only needing a top end and the kid selling it had a kit.

I jumped on it without really checking it over becuase it was cheap and I was looking for an easy project. Little did I know that the wrist pin on the piston was galded up and the dumbasses who'd owned it before never thought to adjust the the timing chain that was in the process of eating the motor. Turned out the top end kit was 65.5mm which turns out to be standard bore

I had my engine guy sleeve it so I could use the kit that it came with and I gave him the crank assembly to set up the new rod and crank pin/bearing up for me. It was a fun rebuild but it was very easy to tie up more than double the cost in doing so along with a lot of other bits and pieces missing/broken on my good deal of a XR200R

The point I at now is needing a new solution for the rear shock. Does no one make any higher spring rates for the factory shock? I've searched online and haven't found much. Seems like have to find an earlier model xr200r shock.

Any good ideas on beefing up the rear to haul my ass around without bottoming the stocker all the time?

I've got to get a new chain slider before I start it up and break it in, I was going to follow the motorman method on this one and see how it does.

Neat looking little bike and I'm sure it will work great for doing some trail riding and practicing big bike skills. I'll get some pictures sometime and post up of my little beast. If anyone has one they are parting out I'm looking for a light kit too.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:41 AM   #65
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I picked up a used '02 off craiglist first of July thinking it was a good deal at $430 only needing a top end and the kid selling it had a kit.

I jumped on it without really checking it over becuase it was cheap and I was looking for an easy project. Little did I know that the wrist pin on the piston was galded up and the dumbasses who'd owned it before never thought to adjust the the timing chain that was in the process of eating the motor. Turned out the top end kit was 65.5mm which turns out to be standard bore

I had my engine guy sleeve it so I could use the kit that it came with and I gave him the crank assembly to set up the new rod and crank pin/bearing up for me. It was a fun rebuild but it was very easy to tie up more than double the cost in doing so along with a lot of other bits and pieces missing/broken on my good deal of a XR200R

The point I at now is needing a new solution for the rear shock. Does no one make any higher spring rates for the factory shock? I've searched online and haven't found much. Seems like have to find an earlier model xr200r shock.

Any good ideas on beefing up the rear to haul my ass around without bottoming the stocker all the time?

I've got to get a new chain slider before I start it up and break it in, I was going to follow the motorman method on this one and see how it does.

Neat looking little bike and I'm sure it will work great for doing some trail riding and practicing big bike skills. I'll get some pictures sometime and post up of my little beast. If anyone has one they are parting out I'm looking for a light kit too.
I believe the trick on the rear shock is to pick up an older '86-92 rear shock with the remote bladder on ebay and rebuild it. For the spring, I think Progressive is what a lot folks use. http://www.xrsonly.com/dirt-bike-par...0-xr250l-86-97

Also, you might give race-tech a call for some advice: http://racetech.com/ChooseVehicle.aspx the have spring calculators on their website but nothing comes up for the shock. If you going to get into it the shock, they might have some valving suggestions for you. If your going to beef up the rear, you should probably do something for the front as well to keep it balanced. Progressive springs for your weight and emulator valves if your serious about it.

I've got a couple XR200's I'm working on as well. Guess I ought to get some pics on here as well.
I got a suprise last night when I was attempting to replace the clutch plates: you need a special tool/socket to pull off the Center Clutch nut and an oil pump nutt that is in the way as well. I made a tool with a grinder and a 3/4" socket that did the trick. Not pretty but it works.

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Old 08-25-2011, 08:11 AM   #66
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I got a suprise last night when I was attempting to replace the clutch plates: you need a special tool/socket to pull off the Center Clutch nut and an oil pump nutt that is in the way as well. I made a tool with a grinder and a 3/4" socket that did the trick. Not pretty but it works.
Thanks for the shock info Aaron

Those little tools for the clutch and oil pump are cheap and pretty handy to have working on these little motors. The two I needed where that one you made and a rotor puller bolt. Very nice addition to the tool kit to have around.


Last night I ran the preload down most of the way and shortened the spring up to help a little carrying my weight around. Will check into the early model rear shock after I get the engine up and running and dialed in. Something about a xr250 shock I've been reading about as well I check more into Both the front seal in the forks where blown as well, go figure. Whoever had been running this bike ragged on it pretty but it took the beating fairly well and came back together nicely. Looking forward to seeing how capable this little bike can be, I like the idea of a 6 speed trans.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #67
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #68
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #69
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Bigger tank for xr200r

Hi, I have a 91' xr200r and I'm looking at mounting a bigger capacity tank but yet to find any after market tank that make for this bike. I'm wondering if a 83' XR500R tank will fit?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #70
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Hi, I have a 91' xr200r and I'm looking at mounting a bigger capacity tank but yet to find any after market tank that make for this bike. I'm wondering if a 83' XR500R tank will fit?
not sure about the tank options. I have a '83, which has a different seat and have not been able to find bigger tank options for it. not sure if a xr350 or xr500 tank will fit on the newer style.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:35 AM   #71
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not sure about the tank options. I have a '83, which has a different seat and have not been able to find bigger tank options for it. not sure if a xr350 or xr500 tank will fit on the newer style.
I will check. With Clark. Hopefully they have the answer I want.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:40 AM   #72
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I will check. With Clark. Hopefully they have the answer I want.
Clark replied. They don't make bigger tank for XR200.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #73
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I was thinking about getting the fmf powercore 4 slip-on for my 01' xr200. The previous owner had already removed the snorkel from the airbox. Will it still run fine with the exhaust or will it get too much air?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #74
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XR200R rebuild

I will be rebuilding up a damage XR200R, a project now in progress...


it is a 1995 model...


the previous owner painted it with enamel which looses when drip with gasoline.
i am so irritated of it coz sometimes the paint pigments leave onto my boots.
so i had stipped down the original paint and repainted it with marine epoxy which is rock hard when fully cured...
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #75
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Actually it's only the top end are for rebuild but since i already torn apart each pieces, i decided to have look after on its finishes...and i prepp the engine ...


and sprayed using VHT High Temp Ceramic matte black...


Exhaust header...


Cylinder head cover...


on the frames, i suspect marine epoxy is far better than other polymers epoxy.
since the condition am running in with the bike is sandy beach and desert shoreline, i think marine epoxy would do the job better protecting it's bare metal parts... i baked some small parts after painting (placing in an oven set for 250C) and it turned out rock solid...
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