TR200 fatcat

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

  1. tiny-wheel-200

    tiny-wheel-200 Been here awhile

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    Winter riding in Wasilla alaska. Fat tires give nice flotation on packed snomachine trails. Yay fatcats!

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  2. tiny-wheel-200

    tiny-wheel-200 Been here awhile

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    Winter riding in the talkeetna mountains near Wasilla alaska. Shown are some mods to the cat to include front rack and raised headlight with tw200 shroud...Enlarged kickstand pad and engine mud guard. Front break tends to freeze up after stream crossing so I really need to break out the WD 40. So nice to have sunshine after such a cloudy winter.[​IMG]

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  3. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    Does anyone know the going price for a pair of OEM side covers? I bought a right-side recently for $25. Seller thought letting the molded end for the tank hang outside the box would be okay. It was not. Now I have one with 2-3 inches of the tank end missing.
    I will not use the repro covers due to the lack of tank attachment. It can be fabbed, but not easily.
    Doink!
  4. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    When you find them in good shape, they are typically pretty high!
  5. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    I just picked up an '86 runner and a basket case '87. The '86 was a bad amateur rebuild with a rattle can frame repaint :dirtdog (I wish WalMart would price black and green rattle cans 5x other colors!) I've drilled out 6 broken bolts and started repainting the plastics. I don't think I'll make the frame white again. 99% of the bike is there and I'm diligently putting it back together correctly. I'd post pics, but I'm lazy and uploading to websites takes too long.

    The basket case contains a lot of crap, and most parts are rider quality or less. I'll probably only get money for the seat, tank, air box and swingarm. I also have a spare motor, frame and triple tree/forks. It came with 3 sets of OEM side covers which is nice. One is nearly NOS, another has faded decals, and the other has no decals.
  6. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    Hello all! First post here. I got my first TR200 last month and have been restoring her. She's 99% complete and running and just needed a bit of love. I am just waiting for the new Fly Handlebars and I should be able to fully re-assemble and fire her back up.

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  7. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    ...more pics

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  8. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    Here is where I am today.

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  9. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Looks great! How well does that aftermarket plastic fit?
  10. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    Had a question on the chain adjusting. Per manual, it says to adjust 1"-1-3/8" slack on the bottom part of chain between sprockets on a stand. I did this and as soon as I put the wheels on the ground, the chain now seems too tight.

    Should I readjust while it's on the kickstand?
  11. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Check it when all of the bikes weight is on it's wheels.
  12. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    The aftermarket plastics is what came on it when I bought it. You can see on the first set of pics, that is the day I brought it home. Plastics seem to fit fine. Front fender was a bit warped but gonna heat that up and get it straight. No biggie.

    I also bought a tail light to complete the bike.
  13. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    Perfect! Thanks for that.
  14. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    If you buy plastic from DC Plastics, they made their molds from a perfect set I had on one of my early model Fat Cats. It's too bad they can't make the front tank clip, but then again, who does injection molding anymore?
  15. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    Front Tank Clip? Can you see by my first pics if I am missing anything?
  16. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    The clip on the originals was a plastic piece molded to the inside of the tanks covers, the aftermarket doesn't have this but as you can see it's not a big deal.
    Your bike is looking great, makes me want to refresh mine, maybe this winter.
  17. MPDano

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    Thanks, itching to get this done. Camping at the beach this weekend will slow the progress down.
  18. Doink!

    Doink! 51 ATV bikes since 2002

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    I have 2 fat cats with the same issue: idle fail. I adjust to get it right, then run it awhile and it stalls. Adjust it a bit high, it still stalls. What gives? Is this an air/fuel issue?
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  19. MPDano

    MPDano Adventurer

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    First rebuild that carb. If it still stalls out, verify your intake is free of air leaks. I use carb or brake cleaner to spray that area. rpm will change if there is a leak.
  20. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a plugged orffice. Remove the idle metering screw and inspect it, does it still have the little rubber o-ring.
    Use compressed air or carb cleaner to clean out the fuel/air passage ways.
    Pull the jets while your at it and clean out the rest of the carb and jets.