So I was looking through the classifieds last week and saw an 86 XR200 on there for 350 bucks. It looked ok in the picture and had a very short description that just said it has a lot of new parts, but quit running. Sounded interesting, what was wrong with this little gem? I called on it and the guy didn't know a lot about it, but it had a recent top end done on it, new tires, new brake shoes, and everything else was stock. I quizzed him about the engine and why it quit running. He said he was putting through a campground, almost back to the truck and it just died on him. they towed it the last 1/4 mile back to the truck. He said it lost all compression and then jammed up when he slowly rolled it over with his hand. He decided to just sell it. I had a bike like this when I was a teenager, I had the 83 model of this bike. I knew about the timing chain issues because I had rebuilt my engine 3 or 4 times because of timing chain problems before I fixed it correctly. I went out and looked at it. I pushed on the kickstarter with my hand and it rolled over. Sounded like the timing chain was off the sprocket, sure enough. I offered him 175 bucks for it and he took it. I brought it home and here it is! My XR600 was kind of in the way of the picture, it was feeling left out and jealous that I brought another bike home. Anyway, so starts my project. I am going to figure out what's wrong with the engine, then I'm going to clean it all up, fix anything broken, and then decide what to do with it. I initially thought I might be able to just get it running and cleaned up for cheap enough to sell it next spring for a small profit, but I might just like the bike too much and ride it. My wife also needs a bike, so I might let her ride it if she ends up liking it. I've already started tearing it apart to see what's wrong, but I'll put it in another post, stay tuned... Here are a couple more pics of it right after I got it home.