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Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #1171
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I did a Google search and found a lot of TDR-250 pics.
Would be an interesting conversion but I'm not sure that would be the best engine for the application.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #1172
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Shercomann ;
It was mostly the thought of having 50 hp. in a BW200 frame that seemed alot of fun. (and I think the pipes would look pretty wild-good dune ride)
I do think the 225 mill with a 250 bore kit may be the most practical way to get higher performance when my first motor dies..
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #1173
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Any one come across a spark arrestor that will fit on the big wheel? Need one for the damn ohv trails out here
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #1174
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Any one come across a spark arrestor that will fit on the big wheel? Need one for the damn ohv trails out here
Stock muffler should have a sparky.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #1175
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Röhrich,

That is unfortunate that the 25 inch tire doesn't fit in the swing arm.

I think the easiest solution would be using a 22" inch tire. ITP makes a 22 in that pattern that fits a 9 inch rim.

It's not a bad idea to extend the swing arm on the BW. I just just think that the smaller tire would be considerably cheaper.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:04 AM   #1176
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Hey MR Bigwheel,

The tire does fit in the rear swingarm, but for a roadlicense I think I get problems with the german Tüv examination. We have 2 other rearswingarms of a 200 and 350, so we can try to extend them and look what they say.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #1177
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Shercomann ;
It was mostly the thought of having 50 hp. in a BW200 frame that seemed alot of fun. (and I think the pipes would look pretty wild-good dune ride)
I do think the 225 mill with a 250 bore kit may be the most practical way to get higher performance when my first motor dies..
Having 50 HP would be cool.My own bike is a good example of extra power over coming the deficiencies in other areas of these bikes.
Namely brakes.
This became very evident to me just before I created a new,straight, trail instead of the nice right turn after grabbing a big handful of throttle one fine day.
That's why this summer I'll have a nice disc at the front and maybe one in back also.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #1178
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Shercoman,

During your sabbatical, I had a bit of an epiphany regarding a simple installation of a disc brake without having to get a rear shock that is longer.

The Honda 200X has 33mm forks that are roughly the same length as a BigWheel's, uses a disc and, I believe, has the same spacing.

While this will not have any of the fun factor of turning billet into useful bits, it should be a bolt-on affair. The stock BW triples would be used while 200x forks, axle, brake system, hub, wheel and fender would fill out the bill.

Apparently, there were a million 200Xs built because their parts seem considerably more reasonable than Tri Z or even ATC250R parts.

I may have to put my money where my mouth is and start gathering parts, just for a proof-of-concept project but I think the idea has some merit.

As usual, eBay is my research station for my grandiose ideas.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:46 AM   #1179
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200x forks...

What are the fork travel on the various 200x years? I can't seem to find official specifications. It does appear there was a change in 86 on the 200x too.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #1180
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I'm having trouble locating anything that would qualify as "official" specs for the 200x forks as well.

The online parts fiche shows different parts numbers for the '83-'85 forks from the '86-'87 versions. The line diagrams don't betray much of a difference between the years, at least to my eyes. The number changes could be a result of color changes between the years, for all I know.

The only reference to travel that I could find listed the 1984 model at 7.3 inches of travel and the 1986 at 7.7 inches. I found that on the internet, so you can take that to the bank.

Most importantly: the good ol' boys over on 3wheelerworld.com have opined that the 86-87 forks are slightly superior to their antecedents.

I know which ones I'll be shopping for...

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #1181
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New to the fourm. Heres a pic of my new toy. Missing the left side cover, anyone know where I can get one besides DC plastics?
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #1182
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #1183
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Welcome to the forum!

Wow!
Nice find.
If those tires are original,that doesn't have many miles on it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #1184
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I believe that the tires on the 350 are original. I couldn't pass it up.

Here are some pics of the 86 Big Wheel 200 I sold.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #1185
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