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The 200cc thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by AWM, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    My first 200. I had to talk myself into buying a 200 cc bike after riding everything from a 495 to a 420 to a TT500 to a 96 300EXC. I drove up to a high country KTM shop in January and bought a new MXC 200. I liked the closer rations in the woods a lot,the whole bike kicked ass like 200's always do. Loved it.
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    A friend is at 2500.00 just in mods trying to make his KDX220 do what he wants.
    What he wants is to make it into a KTM 200 but he hasnt quite admitted it to himself yet. It gets pricey quick.
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    And just like that,I went vintage! I sold a 2014 300XCW a while ago due to it just wasnt getting ridden. Im back on bicycles 200 miles a week and the 300 sat.

    But I had a plan which was to pick up a cheap dirtbike, before the 300 devalued into not much value. Pay 10K its worth 4500 in no time. Not smart.
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    But I couldnt find a bike,the market got better for used 2 strokes I guess,nobody was selling them except for ratted out old things.

    Then I was sitting there having a beer..........and a light bulb came on. An old flattrack racing buddy from early 70's had a 200KTM that has been sitting 7 years in his shop.He bought it,put new tires/chain/sprockets on it and never once rode it. He has 10 bikes or so.

    I couldnt remember how old it was,or what it even looked like. Turned out its a 2001,and it was covered in dust,looking a little ragged. Hadnt ran in 7 years..................BUT he had drained the gas in carb and tank,Huge Plus! It has every bit of woods protection it needs,it has a JD jet kit/Gnarly pipe/Boyeson reed assembly. AND the suspension was redone by Dick's Suspension not far from here,KTM specialists for many years.
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    I clipped the plug wire 1/2" shorter,screwed the cap back in to the wire,new plug,fresh 0-ring behind petcock. It fired first kick and sounds like a new engine,sounds very fresh. And its kind of a rocket,I dont remember my 2000 MXC pulling like this one does. The suspension isnt bad,especially for hauling ass attacking big stuff. Put my Scotts damper on it as the mount was already there,replaced the cut down seat with a SDG seat from ebay.

    I did 50 miles on it yesterday with guys on modern KTM's and the 200 ran off and hid,not so much due to the bike as me just having fun keeping it pinned.
    Little more jetting to do,but it's very close now. I cannot see how this 1500.00 200 KTM is any less fun,or any slower in tight woods than a late model bike.
    Its a blast! Score! 100060871_3272250752807408_8591134309509758976_o.jpg 101905486_3272248942807589_881124918870147072_o.jpg
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  4. Foot dragger

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    241lbs is what a 2020 BETA 200 was weighed in at on a certified scale. Which is hard to believe but the video is on youtube. Regardless of weight guys love the bike.
    They tend to say it fits smaller people the best,very compact and skinny.
  5. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    I road one last year and liked it a lot. I like smaller bikes in the woods. It has all the power I need. CCDAC041-E9AA-48A3-8EB3-3EAB84A7AB32.jpeg
    Had these two out Saturday.
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  6. CJBDRdude

    CJBDRdude Ridin'offroadCJ

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    I have a 2019 BETA 200. They only weigh in at 208 dry. Where did you hear 24 lbs? Totally wrong!!!! LOL
  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I saw a guy put one on a scale,241 full of gas. A YZ125 in MX trim weighs about 206.

    If you google BETA 200 weight,a guy puts one on a shipping scale. 241 ready to roll full of gas. Not a light bike but any 200 feels light in the woods.
    Lights.electric start,battery,and other enduro bits.
  8. iplax13

    iplax13 Been here awhile

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    Anyone know of a exc 200 motor for sale? Need one to swap into my 2002.
    Thanks,
  9. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Just picked up a plated '02 200 exc.
    It's been a while since I've had a nice light dirt bike.
    Got her all dressed up on Saturday night.
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  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    My most recent purchase

    1989 KDX200 (JDM)

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    She's a bit rough around the edges, but runs like a champ (once warmed up anyway).
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  11. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    Boldly going where no one has ridden before.

    Piston
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  12. Foot dragger

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    Been fiddling with the 01 200-EXC a little. The new carb is really what it wanted,it starts 1st kick easy and runs clean.
    I wonder how many older bikes with high hours that almost run good,would run like new with a new carb? The Keihin 38mm carb these bikes come with dont have a replaceable fuel nozzle. Which is what the needle goes up and down in. Once the nozzle is worn enough it will never jet in right.
    I found a new Keihin for 220.00. Full pop retail would be well DSCF4738.JPG DSCF4739.JPG over 400.00

    Just waiting for rain out here in CA,too dry/hot/smoky.
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  13. 1962siia

    1962siia Been here awhile

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    Rode my 200 xcw today with another friend on his 200 exc. third guy on some blue bike. Lol.

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