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Finally finished rebuilding my 81 XR200R

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Well it took about seven months and a few hundred dollars to complete this rebuild, not to mention all the labor, but I think it was worth it. I got this bike for free, it had a blown engine and needed painting and well I could go on and on. Look at the before and after pics, they say it all. Let me know what you guys think.

Keep riding and have fun.:lol:

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i do have to say, that is a beautiful restore considering the condition it was in. I'm in the process of going through my 1996 XR200R and rebuildin it, painting the frame, suspension upgrade, but I doubt mine could look that good, the color combos work well together, too. Is the motor painted, or powdercoated?

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Thanks, it was a labor of love I guess. The motor is painted with high heat engine paint and the frame is powder coated.

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Great job, looks great. I have a 73 yamaha 175 ct3 that I was thinging about restoring, but I dont know if its worth the time and money.

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did u use a clear coat on the motor, cuz i think i might do something to that nature on my lil project (ha), the frames being painted, but its going to be heavily cleared, and the motor just wouldnt look right

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Great job, looks great. I have a 73 yamaha 175 ct3 that I was thinging about restoring, but I dont know if its worth the time and money.

I didn't plan on spending that much at first, I guess I went a little overboard. Your KTM sure looks nice.

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did u use a clear coat on the motor, cuz i think i might do something to that nature on my lil project (ha), the frames being painted, but its going to be heavily cleared, and the motor just wouldnt look right

No it's not cleared. I used a semi gloss paint right out of a spray can. I found that it has worked well for me before. I don't even know if they make a high heat clear coat paint.

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Great job! That bike didn't look that good rolling out of the factory.

There is a YZ175 in the Vintage section. That one is a true miracle restore.

Both bikes get applause. :lol::confused:

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Well it took about seven months and a few hundred dollars to complete this rebuild, not to mention all the labor, but I think it was worth it. I got this bike for free, it had a blown engine and needed painting and well I could go on and on. Look at the before and after pics, they say it all. Let me know what you guys think.

Keep riding and have fun.:lol:

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/Before1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/Before2.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/Before3.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/After1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/After2.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/After3.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/After4.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/hawkeye250/After5.jpg

Wait a minute! I'm no XR guru, but I remember 81 XR200s having dual shocks and a metal tank!? Why am I confused??? :confused::crazy:.....BTW, you did a excellent job restoring your bike! :lol:

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You are correct the xr200 did come with dual shocks but this is a xr200r and 81 was the first year it came with the pro link mono shock and plastic tank.

Thanks for the compliments.

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You are correct the xr200 did come with dual shocks but this is a xr200r and 81 was the first year it came with the pro link mono shock and plastic tank.

Thanks for the compliments.

Ohhhh! Thanks for informing me! I kinda remember that now! :lol:

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Wow, hawkeye! That's a badass 200.... I love the vintage restorations...especially when they have some cool modern stuff, like yours. Very nice job! I think I need a project like that...

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Nice work!

I have a couple of questions.

Did you paint the side panels or find a source for red ones?

What forks are you using to get the disk brake up front?

Why all the questions????

This is my project; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194718

thanks

I bought the side covers from a salvage yard I found online. http://www.jeffscycles.com. They cost more than I thought they were worth, but this stuff is getting hard to find in good shape. They were a bit faded so I sanded them down and painted them with outdoor patio furniture paint. They didn't come out to bad. Time will tell how well the paint sticks.

As far as the forks go, I got a complete front end from a 84 xr250. It bolted right up with no problem as long as you use the xr250 tripple clamp.

It looks like you'll have some work on your project too. Yours looks in better condition than mine was when I got. Good luck

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Awesome job on the rebuild, how does it run?

It runs pretty good. I've only tested it around the block. The carb needs some fine tuning and it feels like I still need to bleed the front brake some more. I'm thinking of taking it to Hollister this weekend and put it through the paces. It has a Megacycle roller cam in it and I'm anxious to see how it will run up those hills.

I almost forgot, the swing arm is the same one you see in the before pics. The bike is mostly original except for a few parts like the kick stand and foot pegs from my CRF250X. The pegs were real fun to install.:lol:

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Wow, hawkeye! That's a badass 200.... I love the vintage restorations...especially when they have some cool modern stuff, like yours. Very nice job! I think I need a project like that...

Thanks Quick Draw.

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