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Old 12-07-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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Honda TLM200

Hi...
I'm looking at a couple of older trials bikes...
What can you guys tell me about these
1988 Honda TLM200... is it a Montessa ?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:54 AM   #2
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Nope. Honda did not buy Montesa until the early '90's. LowPSI could give an accurate date of that.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:57 AM   #3
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Hmm...interesting.
I've never seen or heard of a 2 smoke Honda trials bike before. I'd be interested to learn more.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #4
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Rare, but they did exist. Tony Down has a nice example that I saw at the Sandia Classic some years ago.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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There were a couple out at events in these parts back in the day, but never very popular.
Made into the early 90's (as a 260) along side the fourstroke RTL prior to the Montesa-Honda era.

While they apparently worked well enough I would be very concerned about the parts situation...
as common Hondas over 20 years old can be hard enough!

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Old 12-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #6
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You maybe right.... Parts could become a issue...
Pitty its a nice bike...( Theres also a Honda TLM50 for sale)
I'm also looking at this..91 TY250..
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #7
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lots of parts for those tlm's in england. Check out ebay uk
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:25 AM   #8
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Hey Kiwi Pete, the TLM's are great bikes. The TLM 260 was more a a Pro bike and the TLM 220 was a great clubman bike. I do believe parts are still available in the UK and Japan (Mitani). Honda purchased the majority share of Montesa (only one "S" please) in 1984. They each kept producing their own line of trials bikes until 1994 when they combined their efforts and produced the Cota 314. Cheers M8
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Honda purchased the majority share of Montesa (only one "S" please) in 1984. They each kept producing their own line of trials bikes until 1994 when they combined their efforts and produced the Cota 314.

And.......I learned something today.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #10
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I had to look twice myself, initially confusing the bike with the 250/260 models, which are a different bike.
I think the 200/200 models, while similar, did double duty as a Japanese market trail bike.

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