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Old 13-05-2017
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Suzuki ts200 restoration

I am going to restore this 1990 TS200R back to ride-able condition. I have a spare frame powder coated in black and the engine is ok.

I would be keen to replace some of the plastics and metal tank with rmx parts if anyone knows if they are compatible.





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going by the microfiche only ts200/ts125 plastics/metal will fit

front guard off drz400 is compatible
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going by the microfiche only ts200/ts125 plastics/metal will fit

front guard off drz400 is compatible


Thanks. I'm surprised I would have thought there would be a lot more common parts.

I was specifically hoping to upgrade/change the tank, shock, seat, head stem bearings, shrouds and plastics same as RMX. I'm ok to modify them to fit if necessary. In pics they look very similar


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You won't know until you try - the TS200 was a good bike that was released about 3 years too late, so hardly anyone bought them and hardly anyone knows anything about them.

If they'd come out before the DT200R and the watercooled KDX200, they'd have been the hero bike for a while and probably have a cult following now. Instead, they were an inferior (but not terrible) version of the much loved blue bike which was an inferior version of the under-rated green bike.

Just keep an eye on the power valve!
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Old 17-05-2017
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Suzuki ts200 restoration

I'm having trouble finding any ready made head stem bearing kits for this bike.

Am I correct in assuming I can just measure the inner (headstem shaft) and outer (frame race) and get some standard bearings from a bearing supplier? Any tips with this?

The bottom bearing is the same as dr250,350 (tapered) but the there is no tapered bearing in any diagrams for the top, only ball bearings and races.





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You may be able to knock out the top race to retro-fit and go for a more modern race and adapt to a roller bearing like the bottom 30x55x17 tapered bearing
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What year is the Bonnie ?

Why is it in pieces ?

And why is there not a thread on the Triumph ?
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What year is the Bonnie ?

Why is it in pieces ?

And why is there not a thread on the Triumph ?
its a 1970. I have a thread for it on here
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its a 1970. I have a thread for it on here
Ahhh - good thread.

I see that you have been at it since Jan '16

- nice color on the tank btw !

Do you have an ETA for it on the road ?
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black frame looks good with yellow tank - the blue seat cover is ok for now but might get swapped out for charcoal or black later on.

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