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Thread: Three wheeled death machine. Not dial up friendly.

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    Hello all. Guess I'll go first. Here's a photo story of my 1985 Honda 200x restore. Since it's the wifes machine and it came with no motor I installed a auto clutched engine form a 200s. Before pics.





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    Here is the frame and rear suspension after refurbishing.




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    Here's some of the front forks installed. I spent some time polishing them up.


    New used fender. Pre-restore/buff job.


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    The paint is an experiment. This is a budget build and I did not want to go the powdercoat route on this one. I wanted a fuel proof paint. When I was checking around earlier I couldn't get JP1 mailed up here due to 9/11. (since worked around that) So I looked locally and found this. Lustre-coat by Top Flite. It's built for models running nitro. I figured if it could handle that I should be ok. It comes in lots of colors. I'm using their primer, color, and clear. Their aluminum color looks good too. As for how it will hold up? Remains to be seen. It seems pretty tough thus far. I've dropped a few tools and had a few close call with no damage.



    It's a roller!



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    Here's a couple of pics. 86 250r headlight and fender, 200x headlight guard. Mock up stage.



    DG exhaust mocked up. Going to make a turndown for this muffler.

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    200s donor motor.

    High compression piston next to stocker. Note deep vlave reliefs.

    200s intake next to 200x

    200x head mildly ported next to 200s

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    Mess. Off to machine shop.


    New headlight and fender on.



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    Here's a couple more pics. Welded a turn down on the muffler. Heard these DG pipes are pretty loud.


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    Finished putting the clear on the tank and installed it for pics. Also got the new fork boots on.



    New engine pieces. ADB bored cylinder, Wiesco 10.25/1 piston, new valves, adj. cam timing gear, chain, tensioners, and valve guides. Broke a guide installing it so I'm waiting on another one.

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    Here's some more.
    Degreeing cam.

    Engine installed. Still lots to do.


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    Well here it is. I put the ebay 27mm carb. on. Machine runs great so far. Not too loud either. Need to get a PRM rear skidplate and it will be done. Here's a bunch of pics.




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    Oh well. You get the idea. One more set of pics left. Hopefully the young lady will have a large smile on her face

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    Very well done.

    Steve
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    nice job man...thanks for the pics......very cool to see..
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    A+ Love the red/white/blue honda wing!!

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    Thanks for the pictures that machine looks great. My buddy owned one of those in the early 80's and your pics brought back some good memories. Thanks and ride safe

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    Awesome Job. You've got some serious time on that one!

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    Thanks guys. I enjoyed resto-modding this one alot. It's funny whenever anyone mentions three wheelers it's always one of two statements - "Man I had so much fun on one of those" or "Man I almost died on one of those." I guess a third might come up "I almost died on one of those, man if was fun!" lol.

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