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1990 XR200 Rear Shock Reservoir Mount

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I picked up a shock and forks from a 1990 XR200 to bolt up to my 2002 XR200. This gains me about 2in of travel front and rear. My issue is the 2002 does not have the same tab welded to the frame to mount the reservoir for the rear shock. I'm trying to make this mod as easy as possible so I don't want to try to weld anything to the frame. I feel I cant be the only one who has done this mod, has anyone come up with any clever ways to mount the reservoir to frame of a late model XR?

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Works Performance mounts many of their reservoirs with hose clamps.  You could use two - One around the frame and the other through the first (perpendicular) and around the reservoir.  Not very glamorous but fully functional.  You might find something nicer than a hose clamp if you rummage around Lowes and/or Home Depot.

Edited by VortecCPI

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I've removed  XR reservoir mounts with a Dremel cutoff tool and attached them to other frames with a couple of tack welds.   Any 84-85 XR200R/250R or 86-91 XR200R frame will work.  Other XR/CRs of that vintgage also had remote reservoirs and brackets, you can verify by checking part fiche. One  solution is the rubber reservoir brackets from a 1984-86 CR250/500 (www.bikebandit.com can help). Don't know if any of the following are still avail from Honda but look up the part fiche for the following bikes to verify the rubber mount is what you want:
Three parts needed to mount the reservoir vertically on the frame.
Rubber, sub tank Mount  50250-KA3-830  85-86 CR125/250/500
Rubber, sub tank 50251-KA3-830  85 CR125/250/500
Band, sub tank 50252-KA3-830  83-85 CR125, 83 CR250/480

 

for different size frame tube:

Rubber, sub tank 50251-KS7-000  86 CR125/250/500, 89-90 XR600R

Edited by Chuck.

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I think I'll try a couple of those 85 CR250 straps seems like the cheapest and easiest fix they are still available on bike bandit

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