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Old 03-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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XL200R ONLY Thread

Well I couldn't find one for this bike. So is it cool to start this one? Show us your XL200R!
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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I'll start it 84 XL200R
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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Guess I"m the Only One for Now

Well it's a lonely world on an XL200R.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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Am I really the only one on here that has this XL200R? Must be a real rarity? I've seen a couple on here; maybe they haven't found the thread yet?
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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Threads get buried pretty quickly. I bet that 200 is light as a feather!
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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Very nice ride chuck! I have a xl250r and haven't found much on these guinea pigs.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
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I grew up on a 1983 Honda XL250R. My buddy had a XL200R. Such great bikes. And yours looks to be in amazing condition.

Congrats! I want one bad!
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
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Threads get buried pretty quickly. I bet that 200 is light as a feather!
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Very nice ride chuck! I have a xl250r and haven't found much on these guinea pigs.
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I grew up on a 1983 Honda XL250R. My buddy had a XL200R. Such great bikes. And yours looks to be in amazing condition.

Congrats! I want one bad!
OK, lets get some XL200R pics on here. Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #9
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Xl200r

Well a sunny day in SE MO. My friend bought an XL350R from a guy in Metropolis IL yesterday and he wanted to take it for a ride. So, I tagged the XL200R today, and we rode around all the dead end roads looking for trails. Nothing but a bunch of KEEP OUT and Private Property signs. Hope there is a hell for land grabbers.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:19 PM   #10
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Nice 200 Chucky! Hard to find em that clean.

Now to find a top box for it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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Very nice, you don't find many in that condition now days.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #12
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I bought an '83 XL200R this summer, working engine, starts and runs great but shambles of an electrical system, which is where this post is going.

This bike had been well used and had plenty of missing and alternative parts, so when working on the electrical system there were lots of little annoying issues and few original parts to use as a guide.

For example, the current battery is a 12v model but it charges to 7v
The headlight bulb was missing but the Stanley case (might this be original?) has 6v 35/35.5W printed on the back, but the tail light works and has a 12v bulb.
The turn signals work better with 6v bulbs.
The 2 dealers I went to in town looked up my model and one told me it was 6v and one told me it was 12v.

Hmmmm.
Those of you who have '83s ...... help..... what voltage is your bike!

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Old 11-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #13
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I bought an '83 XL200R this summer...

jw

OEM battery is a YB3l-A http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/...m2992#sch18054

That is a 12 volt battery. It is a 12 volt system.

You may have a faulty reg/rec, which looks to be the same type AC/DC system the XL600R uses. It appears to have a separate AC system for the headlight and a DC system for charging the battery. If that is so, the smooth rectangular box is the reg/rec for the DC, the one with fins is for the AC. You need the smooth one.

It may also be the stator, but the first thing you should check is all of the wiring and connections before dropping $$ on new parts.

Reg/rec view here: http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/...m2992#sch18127

None of the OEM parts are available new from Honda, but there is still a chance for NOS parts out there and there are aftermarket parts.

I had an '84. They are fantastic trail bikes for moderate to slow speeds. Light weight, simple, fuel efficient, very tough and street legal from the factory.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:37 PM   #14
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I bought an '83 XL200R this summer, working engine, starts and runs great but shambles of an electrical system, which is where this post is going.

This bike had been well used and had plenty of missing and alternative parts, so when working on the electrical system there were lots of little annoying issues and few original parts to use as a guide.

For example, the current battery is a 12v model but it charges to 7v
The headlight bulb was missing but the Stanley case (might this be original?) has 6v 35/35.5W printed on the back, but the tail light works and has a 12v bulb.
The turn signals work better with 6v bulbs.
The 2 dealers I went to in town looked up my model and one told me it was 6v and one told me it was 12v.

Hmmmm.
Those of you who have '83s ...... help..... what voltage is your bike!

jw

Here are the photos, I couldn't send email, long storyline!
It is an 84.

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Old 12-03-2014, 08:36 PM   #15
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wiring mess

Here's a pic of the front of my 83. There is no junction box on mine, everything is stuffed into the headlight case and predictably there is no room for a bulb in there.

Questions....
In Chuck's picture above, is that the entire wire harness coming out between the steering stem and the fender?

Which bundles are going into the junction box?

Is the headlight case used to store any connectors?

I could probably figure out something that works, but I'm sure the Honda engineers did it best.

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