TR200 fatcat

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rmhrc628, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    No. What? How else are you going to meter the air/fuel mixture to lean it out? Idle screw only adjusts the rate of the mixture, not the content.
  2. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    Wait until Dec. then all the good used bike/ATV deals pop up
    The idle screw on the side only adjust the idle speed by raising/lowering the slide.
    The idle/air metering screw is on the bottom of the carb and adjusts the mixture of the fuel air at idle speed.
    The jets and needle in the carb meter the fuel/air at mid/high speeds.
    You most likely have a carb with dirty plugged up jets and or air passages.
    Dissemble and clean, blow out everything with compressed air.
  3. basecampnorthwest

    basecampnorthwest n00b

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    Anyone change out their shock? I broke mine and found a replacement on eBay but I cannot get it into the upper mount. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  4. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    Stock shock? Tiny-wheel posted a while back he was able to use a Yamaha R6 shock in there.
  5. basecampnorthwest

    basecampnorthwest n00b

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    Yeah, it's a stock shock. Seems like the bushing collar is to wide.
  6. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    The bushing looks like it's on the starboard (RH) side on both my bikes.

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  7. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    A new Cheng Shin C832
    23.5x8x11
    She is sitting a little taller and these seem to run a little narrower.
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  8. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    Yeah, Cheng Shin is the only company I know of that still makes the OEM-sized rear tire. Great profile and much narrower to avoid swinger interference.
  9. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Friend of mine has bought 5 of these in the past few months. We have 98 acres set up with cleared trails, hill climbs etc. just for riding TR200s.
    On a couple of the bikes, the lower rear shock mount squeaks. is that common?

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  10. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    Anytime a suspension part makes noise, it is most likely a bearing or bushing. This also includes seal failures on the front forks.
  11. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    I have one that squeaks if it has not been ridden in a while. I was not able to find the source, after lubing everything obvious it still made a noise. I think it comes from the innards of the shock itself.
  12. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    I had the same problem years ago and it turned out to be the swingarm bushing. Luckily, I had one on the shelf. I have no idea if they can be found anymore.
  13. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Thanks folks. I am going to load them up and bring them to my shop and look for the culprit. I had no idea these things could be so much funnnnn.

    The guy i ride with and i both have KTM 500s but we have been goofing around with these Fatcats. Laughing our butts off the whole time we're riding them.

    Also, one of them seems to flatten out when you get higher up in the rpm range. The other 4 seem to rev right up. It may be the aftermarket (oem copy) carb that was installed on it. I need to check the needle and the jets on that carb compared to the others. That is the only thing i can think of. We adjusted the valves, installed a new spark plug and properly cleaned the carb, still a little flat.
  14. Quinc

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    I posted a few pages back a shop that rebuilds the fatcat rear shock. Cost about 400$ though and reuses your old spring...
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  15. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Group of us rode them Saturday, all ran well. I rode the CRF150F some too. The CRF doesn't get the traction on the steep hillsides like the Fat Cats do.

    We have about 8-10 nice trails cut on the property now, makes for about 2 hours play time to ride the trails both directions.
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  16. tiny-wheel-200

    tiny-wheel-200 Been here awhile

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    That is a beautiful flock of fatcats you have there.

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  17. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Actually they belong to my best friend. He has 8 Fat cats. I do all the work on them and help to make trails on his property. That gives me the opportunity to ride them and i get the key to the gate and storage container he keeps them in. He is trying to buy the adjoining 150 acres to his property. Right now, he has 100 acres of woods. If he gets that 150 additional acre deal done, we will cut trails in there too. Fat cat city then man!!!!
  18. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    If I get the BW can I come too?

    Been thinking about building a ktm300 bw awd lately.

    If your not on the 500 anymore we could start with that?
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  19. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Zack, come on over anytime. That AWD KTM fat bike would be fun stuff!!
  20. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    There is a fatcat for sale on Birmingham CL Zfor 1700$

    Just saw the add not associated with seller.