XR200R Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by plumber mike, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    What's the difference between the xr200 and the tlr200?

    Just brought home a tlr200 today. Have a little work to do on it.

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  2. G2mk3

    G2mk3 Been here awhile

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    engine wise yours has smaller valves, bigger fins on the head and cylinder, a different cam, and different gearing in the trans. should be the same carb just with different jetting.

    for what it's worth, here is the rebuild thread for my xl185s (just a small bore street version of the twin shock xr200)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447119
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  3. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    Thanks for the link. It will serve as a great reference.
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  4. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    hey now!

    i have an 84' xr200r that i bought new in, well 84'!!

    it was a blast, unfortunately living in Los Angeles you really need a metal plate so mine is for sale. it was always a bugger to start but when warm, one kick....whew my foot would get sore trying to stat her!! its the twin carb model.

    as for the tail light, i will have to look. if it is the same as my xr400 they put a dual element bulb in the fixture but don't install the second wire for brakes. so all you have to do is solder a wire to the bulb socket and switch it and viola, your in business!!!!

    glad to see this thread and some respect and appreciation for the redheaded stepchild of offroad!
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  5. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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    Ok. I'm stumped. Motor runs good down low. Higher rpm and under load it cuts out. I have 2 things that are buggin me. The pilot screw on the carb appears to be missing. It runs well at lower Rpm with good throttle response and also will get to the higher rpm if I bring it up very slow. Also, the ignition pulse generator did not ohm out to within spec. I don't know if this means it's getting weak and thats why it dosen't run at high rpm. Does this bike have a rev limiter? Could it be bad? I've so far cleaned the carb, checked the valves, checked resistance for coil & ignition pulse generator. As far as checking timing, my timing light has a positive and negative lead in addition to the one that goes over the spark plug wire. Should I hook these to a 12V car battery just to power the light? Thanks for the help and ideas guys.
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  6. pookiebear

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    side note. for the rear brake to trip off the light. The ct70 also has a drum brake switch that is similar if you can't find one. you can try dratv.com and hooperimports.com for the ones for the CT70 or trailryder or minitrail 70.
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  7. VernonG

    VernonG n00b

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    I bought an 88 XR200R last fall as my first 2 wheeler. I'm the third owner and I love it. Its been a great first bike and it keeps suprising me in what it wil do.
    Here is a pic after I got it home.
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  8. Rman237

    Rman237 Ride Rural Texas

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    My neighbor's kid riding my '83. He's a natural:rofl, my spoiled nephews can't touch him!:cry

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  9. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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    Welcome to ADV. That is one super clean bike. Thanks for posting the pic.


    Has anyone played around with sprockets to get the RPM's down? I currently have 13/47. Would 13/40 be way to low?

    The carb was so easy to rebuild and a 118 main jet with a little airbox cutting really woke it up ( 5950' elevation)

    Saving for a new light and stator. Maybe a BD dual sport kit.
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  10. wangiles

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    hi all. an xr200r rider too. but in singapore and having the brazil 5 gear model. been finding a forum on xr200 and hopefully this thread continues. :)
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  11. ThereisnoSpoon

    ThereisnoSpoon High Enough

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  12. 1989dr750

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    lovely stuff - I've had a '85 XR200RF since '88 (as the second owner) and I intend keeping it! Plan on doing a rebuild soon - will keep you guys informed. Cheers from a sunny South Africa!
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  13. mikesova

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    I am enjoying the hell out of my '02 Xr200.

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  14. Snr Moment

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    If anybody needs parts, I have an 86 XR200R that I'm parting out. Some stuff has been sold, but still have a lot left, including the windshield/headlamp assembly.
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  15. mikesova

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    Plumber Mike, where's the pics?
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  16. RiotPat

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    Kick start the thread a bit, my son on his 2002 XR200R

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  17. mikesova

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    Here's another of mine in the first big snow of the winter:

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  18. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    The wife's as it sits today waiting on the suspension to get back.

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  19. RiotPat

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    Could you tell me a bit about the light kit? I have a chance of getting mine plated, but would at the very least need a head & tail light. Did you have to get the stator re-spun? How did you get the tail light to activate upon braking?


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  20. MikeMike

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    You'll find it will respond well to a SuperTrapp muffler (or opt for complete Big Gun header and muffler package) and a Uni-filter with some minor "fish hook" curve tuning for your altitude on the pilot, the main, and the needle position.
    Get rid of any snorkle type arrangement that the airbox might have, and a good skid plate will run about 75 bucks or so and offer much better protection than the stock bar type deal.
    Powroll make some decent products, too.
    The o-ring chain isn't really worth it IMHO if you maintain the bike well. Probably the easiest bike to maintain as oil changes are so simple and valve adjustments so infrequent and easy. Honda really got it right with the small and midsize XR range of bikes. The oil filter is only a little thimble like screen but you can change oil so easily and it's only a quart so it's worth it to change it as often as you can.
    I put more than 20,000kms on one with not one failure and I sold it for half of what I paid for it and it was going to need a new cam chain and sliders. Never needed more than three kicks ever to start it.
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