Hi all. New 1993 XR200R owner (as of 2 days ago). Got it non-running for $400. Knew it was a gamble but thought it would be a good father/son project for my 13 year old to learn some mechanics capability.
So what I found was that the key that locks the CDI to the cam seems to be missing. You can spin the CDI quite freely 360 degrees.
At least that is what I'm assuming looking at the above. But since I've never seen an XR200R engine before can someone confirm my theory?
Assuming my guess is correct, here are my Questions:
1) Where do I get a new key/pin?
1a) If it is generic, what are the specs so I can check my parts bin.
2) If this fell into the engine, how bad is it? Should I split the cases to look for it?
3) Should I replace those timing-advance springs?
I've ordered a shop manual but it obviously hasn't arrived yet. Does anyone have photo instructions for checking cam timing and ignition timing? Guessing at the ignition timing marks, they are pretty freaking subtle indents. I'd like to have a visual confirmation that I was seeing what I was thinking I was seeing.
Thanks in advance for all the help!!