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  1. Woodspike

    90 XR200 piston damage

    I am doing a top end rebuild on a friends 200 and saw some unusual damage in the cylinder when I took it apart. It looks like the piston and head gasket were making contact. Anybody ever see anything like this before? Wrong head gasket? Head over decked? The piston part number shows it as a model correct Wiseco piston. What do ya'll think?
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    Should a 1990 xr 200 ever kick you back?

    What happens if the alt is on "T" instead of "F" when the marks on the CDI line up? Is it advanced or...? I am not sure if I put it on the "F" when I rebuilt it a couple months ago. My bike usually starts in one or two half kicks, I don't get a full kick because of footpeg is in the way. But sometimes there is a little kick back--not stitches in the e-room kick, just hard to push thru. Compression release is hooked up and working.
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    1987 XR200 no gas

    Where re you? It is time to get a second set of eyes on that thing!
  4. I don't see any mention of timing chain or sprockets. Have you pulled the flywheel to see if there is any sign of excessive wear from the chain? It is an easy, inexpensive addition since you are already there. Probably needed too based on the other symptoms.
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    xr200r starting problems

    Just out of curiosity, does it smoke? My '81 smoked like a fog machine when I picked it up and it had 65psi. It ran "fine" but was in need of tlc. A rebuild made it soo much better. About $325, including machine work, a worthy investment.
  6. It was a 95. I would have guessed way newer than that.
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    Does this xr100 spark plug look ok?

    Just from the pic, with no further details I would say it is okay. A little bit lean maybe. The question is when did you pull the plug to check it. After a full day of riding just to see? That does not really tell you anything meaningful. If you rode at a specific throttle setting, cut the motor and then pulled the plug for a reading that would show you specific jetting results for that part of the puzzle. The black around the outside edge says that the first option is more likely.
  8. I found this on the bench out in the shop this afternoon. Had to laugh!
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    Broken cam chain tensioner

    Based on the wear of the crankcase from the chain I would say at the very least the chain and adjuster need to be replaced. If there was that much wear on the chain you have to wonder how long since the rest of the top end has gotten any TLC. Too late to check compression as a way to see. How long since the last top end?
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    CR125w/ 4 valve XR200R motor

    I posted from my phone earlier--that explains the double tap on one pic and lack of cropping on another. I didn't even notice the exhaust on the little screen, now it is obvious. I had to add an 8 or 10 inch mid pipe to mine to make the length correct on my '96. You are right, that is sloppy but easy enough to fix. The frame work still looks good and the carb is connected to an airbox. Both are difficult for this kind of conversion. What do ya"ll think about the price?
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    CR125w/ 4 valve XR200R motor

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    CR125w/ 4 valve XR200R motor

    It is a good looking conversion. He did a great job on the frame, looks factory. You are right about the motor tho.
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    xr200r starting problems

    So, Chuck, do you write all this out each time or do you have it saved for a quick copy and paste? Great info, BTW.
  14. With an older penny it will work. New pennies are made differently and they just snap in two. A washer will work too. An air gun is the quick easy way.
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    Xr80 help!?

    For a jet that small I have had good luck using a bristle from a wire wheel brush that is meant to be used in a drill. You can just bend one strand out a little and then carefully push the pilot the on and off the strand. Then flush with some aerosol brake cleaner, finally shoot some compressed air through it. Should be good to go after that!