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Offline GrayH

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RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:09:59 PM »
Hi again,
Also got an issue with the rear wheel.
Basically when all assembled there is a 10mm gap between the hub and the spacer.
Chain run is straight and the suspension eyes are both 21.5cm apart top and bottom.
Wheels are in line to each other and central to the frame
Is it simply the wrong spacer or is something else amiss. The manual diagram only shows a small spacer.
Cheers
Graham
New to RD but had plenty of old Jap off-roaders
Just bought a RD200 project off Ebay. Rolling chassis with engine and boxes of bits!
Its an R reg, 76/77. Got matching frame and engine numbers starting 1E8.
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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 05:23:53 PM »
I advise you go back to tech section and download the parts manual for 200 and 125 to cross reference the parts, the manual gives measurements for spacers in the part numbers, read both and you should be able to find out if you have the correct parts, the parts list also has clear drawings of the parts so you can see the parts and how they go together.

I can't be sure if its the wheel that is different or just the spacers, I only no that they will not just slot into the opposite bike.
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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 12:38:49 PM »
The brake drum looks small, it may be a 125 wheel. Do you have an early swingarm with pillion pegs on it?
Chris

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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 04:44:25 PM »
Yep, rear pegs mounted directly to the swing arm
New to RD but had plenty of old Jap off-roaders
Just bought a RD200 project off Ebay. Rolling chassis with engine and boxes of bits!
Its an R reg, 76/77. Got matching frame and engine numbers starting 1E8.
1993 Honda C90

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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 08:44:04 PM »
Here are some pictures of my 200a rear wheel fitment.  I agree with "Bikerchris" I think your rear hub looks smaller like the 125 one

If you need any spacer measurements give me a shout
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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 11:22:43 AM »
Hi
Thanks for the replies and pics.
Looks like it is a 125 rear. Suppose the giveaway is the 3.00 tyre!
The caliper for the front looks like its the 125DX too.
My mate is milling up a 10mm additional space for the time being. Everything else lines up and works ok.
Plenty more work to go while I keep an eye out for a different wheel if I so desire.
Gray
New to RD but had plenty of old Jap off-roaders
Just bought a RD200 project off Ebay. Rolling chassis with engine and boxes of bits!
Its an R reg, 76/77. Got matching frame and engine numbers starting 1E8.
1993 Honda C90

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Re: RD200 Rear wheel spacer issue
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 05:17:13 PM »
HI Gray. I think you will find that the front calipers are the same for the 125 or 200 but there are different ones for your early model which should be in front of the fork leg. Harder to find as they are the same as the dreaded fizzy, but there are a few European ones about.
Chris
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Portugese Orange RD200C - now with a new owner, I'll build another one.
1974 RD350B 351 USA - Nearly finished -
1978 Blue Yamaha RD200E
Garage full of RD200 bits!
Honda 400 Four, Triumph Tiger 100 1965.
BSA C15/B40 (I must be mad!)