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My nearly restored 1990 XR200R

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complete rebuild, every bearing, bushing, and seal replaced. Complete engine overhaul. everything repainted or restored to my best abilities.  1985 xr250 front end.  waiting for a few more parts and i can start it and break in the engine. it has been a 6 month project. and a lot fun. 

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Nice!  I hope my xr200r turns out like that.  

What did you use for paint on the engine and frame?

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i had a local paint shop mix the paint using the frame paint code then converting it to ppg.  the engine paint is dupli-color. its darker than i wanted but it came out nice

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Very nice job. I have the same bike with the same front end. 

What plastics did you go with? Would like to give mine a face lift as well as engine refresh this winter. 

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Good looking bike. Now just needs a number plate or headlight. What's up with the super long throttle cable? 

I have a 1990 with '85 XR250R forks on it as well. While I've been working out of town I've been ordering parts for mine to finally have it in picture worthy "done" condition. Having the frame powder coated will have to wait. Gotta find an upholsterer to put my seat cover on and make alterations to make it fit perfectly. 

RK-REX, Maier is pretty much the only brand you're gonna find for the XR200R, unless you find OEM somewhere 

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2 minutes ago, Daniel627 said:

Good looking bike. Now just needs a number plate or headlight. What's up with the super long throttle cable? 

I have a 1990 with '85 XR250R forks on it as well. While I've been working out of town I've been ordering parts for mine to finally have it in picture worthy "done" condition. Having the frame powder coated will have to wait. Gotta find an upholsterer to put my seat cover on and make alterations to make it fit perfectly. 

RK-REX, Maier is pretty much the only brand you're gonna find for the XR200R, unless you find OEM somewhere 

The used headlight assemblies on ebay are GOLD, or at least priced as such. I need one too. 

Thanks for the heads up on Maier, I'll have a look. 

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I have 3 headlight assemblies. 1 white (which WILL be going on my bike), and 2 red. 

The baja designs headlight assembly looks pretty close to factory if you wanted to go that route

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i used all maier plastics, except i did find an OE front number plate. not mounted yet as the xr250 front end has no provesions for it. need to get crafty.  the super long throttle cable came with the chinese kehin pumper carb. we will see how that works. i havve the OE carb for a back up. 

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On 1/29/2019 at 8:59 PM, bubba79 said:

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Hey bubba, 

Are those the Daystar fork boots? If so, looks like they fit pretty good. I need to get some but been hesitant about ordering, afraid the fit would be off

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Ok thanks that's what I was wanting to be sure of. I want the stock look boots and not the ones with a hundred ribs. Yes that was an exaggeration. But I don't like the look of the ones with a ton of ribs 

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7 hours ago, bubba79 said:

they are the daystar boots. they fit ok at best. pretty tight on the lower section.

  I've got the same boots on my XR. The fit at the top is good but on the bottom they're kinda tight over the top of the slider.

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im starting to blackout my 2002 xr200r just finished painting the wheels, handlebars, and frame. was wondering if there is anything I should paint or what I should do next. should I paint rear shock red 

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Black and red is the best combo! What paint are you using? I’ve tried some VHM for kickstand and footpeg bar and it came off easily. Powder coating or catalyzed epoxy seems to be the best route still. 

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19 hours ago, FightingRed said:

Black and red is the best combo! What paint are you using? I’ve tried some VHM for kickstand and footpeg bar and it came off easily. Powder coating or catalyzed epoxy seems to be the best route still. 

I used rustoleum painters touch semi-gloss black its a paint and primer combo works great just takes a day or two to fully cure has great coverage too

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After a bunch of people's comments about them here on TT I was hesitant to order them. But, I ordered my Daystar fork boots finally and they arrived. I'm in town today so I thought I'd test fit one to see what I think on my '85 XR250R forks. 

I learned, that, don't put them on if you plan on taking them back off. That was a bitch getting the damn thing back off. I should've lubed the fork with dish soap first. However, the bottom end that slides over the lower fork leg goes over it fairly easy, and the top slides on with a good snug fit. Unlike some of the aftermarket ones I've seen, they're not so loose that they look shitty and flop around. The inner diameter isn't much bigger than the fork tube itself. 

They're good quality heavy rubber, not lightweight flimsy junk. I think I'll be happy with them. That's my assessment so far. 

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yup i had the same assessment, they fit tight but look good. the red is a touch off on color but close enough. 

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