For XR/XL185, XR/XL125 & XR/XL200
These old twin shock bikes are still ideal for tight woods riding. They are light, have a high ground clearance, low seat height and a short wheel base. Expert to rookie, this bike will get through the trees faster than most other bikes new or old-mainly because it’s small. I say faster because more horsepower than a 200 in the really tight stuff is wasted, the bikes weigh more and tire you out more quickly
I have discovered some parts are unobtainable; right side cover, chain guard plus a good looking rear fender because stock ones look awful, especially the XL models. To help other riders who use this bike (instead of rebuilding them as garage queens), I am working on making reasonably priced parts.
Right Side Frame Cover
All the old right side covers melted from the exhaust. Someone in Greece is offering them for $299 new. Whew! I am going to make them from fiberglass which won’t melt, plus I’m going to coat them with asbestos. Here you see the cover in process (in Bondo).
Here’s a stylish fender that will fit older 125s, 185s and 200s models with twin shocks. I’ve styled it to look like later model single shock XRs.
Here are photos of a white fender going on my bike. Ultimately, I will be making them in Honda Tahitian Red (the color they used in the late 70s.) I will also be using Vinylester resin which is the most flexible fiberglass
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