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Offline Terryb

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200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« on: July 11, 2021, 07:56:02 AM »
Morning guys,I am building back together an orange 1976 200dx
It came with a front cast brake caliper but I see most all pictures of the type fitted had the silver Yamaha disc badge stuck on.Mine has not got a flat surface for the badge but Yamaha is cast into the face is this correct for this model also.
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Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 09:24:49 AM »
We have the model after yours (ie with the caliper still in front of the fork leg) and the Yamaha logo is cast into the caliper.

Looking at a few internet piccies, I see what you mean about some having the metal badge, and the first 1E8 parts book shows the metal badge as well.

You may therefore have a caliper from the next model, or maybe there was a crossover period for some parts.

I've found member "bikerchris" knowledgeable on these early DX models and hopefully he'll see your post and assist. If not, then maybe message him.
Yam RD200DX (Gr8auntiepat's)
Yam FZX700 Fazer
Yam RD400C slowly getting back to standard
Yam RD350B rough
Yam RT2 almost finished
Yam DT360A almost finished
Suzi GT550J just started
Suzi 1250 Bandit regular rider
Yam RD125(A?) in the kitchen being reassembled
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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 11:35:46 AM »
Thanks for reply I will wait and hear hopefully from other members
I am not normally an anorak when it comes to building bikes but it would annoy me a bit with the odd few out there telling me it’s not correct
Mine you I will be using Allen bolts and the odd part being chromed :D :D :D

Offline 76rd200

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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 09:56:03 PM »
I had a 76 200 back in the day and currently have a 76 125. That first year of the coffin tank had the badged caliper ahead of the forks which changed to the cast caliper still ahead of the forks in 77.
After that the caliper was behind the forks.
You are correct in saying you have the wrong one.
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Kawasaki KH250 1977
Kawasaki Z900 1976
Lambretta Li special 1968
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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 09:29:27 PM »
Thankyou for update info need to find a caliper now :-\ :-\

Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 07:00:52 AM »
I would go with what you've got for the moment Terry, but just keep your eye on the small ads for the earlier part.

Keep an eye out on the US and European fleabay sites, as their last round tank models used that caliper.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2021, 09:32:09 AM by Gr8uncleal »
Yam RD200DX (Gr8auntiepat's)
Yam FZX700 Fazer
Yam RD400C slowly getting back to standard
Yam RD350B rough
Yam RT2 almost finished
Yam DT360A almost finished
Suzi GT550J just started
Suzi 1250 Bandit regular rider
Yam RD125(A?) in the kitchen being reassembled
Yam RD250E just started
Yam DT3 just in

Offline 76rd200

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Re: 200dx 1976 front brake calliper
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2021, 09:12:57 AM »
Start saving now. Generally not cheap but at least you should be able to sell yours to offset cost.
Remember they were used on several models including some fizzys.
Worth a look on French selling sites also as the 125 was very popular there due to licensing laws.
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Yamaha RD125 1976
Kawasaki KH250 1977
Kawasaki Z900 1976
Lambretta Li special 1968
Fantic Caballero 1973