1985 Honda 200x
I helped a guy restore his Honda 200x atc. Originally the bike
had wheel bearing, tuning, carb, and sprocket/chain issues. It made some top end
rattles as well. After repainting those pieces the top end noise was look at and
addressed. basically what was wrong was the timing chain was worn along with the
timing chain guide and timing chain tensioner. At that point since we were
already going to be into the bike it was decided to just do a total top end
redo. After some accidental issues with the machine shop I opted top upgrade him
for free to a 12:1 Wiseco piston and performance cam setup. new valves were
installed free of charge as well. My goal is to always make my clients happy and
ensure the bikes are solid and stable. The end result is an extremely well
running bike with tons of torque and lots of power. Response of the engine when
you blip the throttle is extremely fast!
When an engine is worked on and rebuilt, it is completely cleaned, assembled and repainted like the factory had it. I have always believed that a clean engine is a good running engine. It's also much easier to see where problems are when it's clean as far as leaks. All oil seals were also replaced in the engine as well.
new o-ring chain and sprocket setup
new swing arm bearings
new axle bearings
new swing arm bolt
new wheel bearings on front
new oil seal kit
new exhaust wrapping
Top End rebuild:
Wiseco 12:1 compression piston
Cometic top end gasket kit with thin head gasket for more compression
new performance valves
performance valve job
performance WEB cam
performance rocker arms (web hardened)
new timing chain
new timing chain guide
new timing chain tensioner
new NGK performance spark plug (1 step colder than stock)
carb rebuild with break in tune (final tuning to come after break in)
This setup must always run premium 93+ octane fuel. it's capable of supporting racing fuel if desired.
Below you will see some photos of the bike in various stages.Some of the photos are cell phone photos so please excuse the quality of the image.
Bottom end waiting for cleaning and new top end installation
New o-ring chain and sprocket assembly listed below. Notice the cleaned and restored rear swinger? It was also painted back to Honda OEM specs after cleaning.
Photo showing engine area. This was completely covered in baked on oil and grease and dirt. I scrubbed it clean and used some special cleaning solvents to clean the paint and metal w/o harming them.
It was later repainted original matching color to restore back to new looks.