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Offline wishiwas16again

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 03:38:59 AM »
Had to cut the bolt out in the end - the problem is that you can't hold the collar still while attempting to rotate the bolt  >:(  I was also nervous about using a lot of heat on/near the alloy linkage.
It's a PITA, but it's possible to get a cutting disc between the frame and the linkage - you need to cut it on both sides. 
I used a flywheel puller to press on the end of the bolt as it was obviously moving around once I'd cut one side off. 
I also used a dremel to grind the weld that stops the head rotating, this allowed me to turn the bolt every so often while cutting.
Looking at pictures and parts diagram it seems the early bikes had grease nipples on the linkage bolts and swingarm, they disappeared around 1995.  Whether these help to prevent this problem I don't know, but they seem a good idea.  Either way, it would be a good idea to take this bolt out and grease it one in a while to avoid a repeat.

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2018, 03:44:19 AM »
Couldn't include all the images in one post - here's a version with grease nipples, there are two versions of this I've found, each using a different bolt with the nipple at opposite ends.
Seems none of the parts are available any longer.


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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 03:10:43 AM »
A bit of work needed on the frame - small crack on one the joints, but easily fixed.  Side stand and frame built up a bit with some weld and re-ground to get rid of some of the excess free play.  Frame, stand and spring all ready for powder coating.

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2018, 04:12:01 AM »
Back from the powder coat shop  :)

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2018, 04:15:45 AM »
And a growing collection of new old stock...

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 12:50:15 AM »
It's been a while...
Rear shock now fully rebuilt plus new bump stop and powder coated spring.  Just sorting out top bearing now.
Forks also rebuilt with new seals and bushings.

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 05:08:44 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 08:34:26 AM »
Looking Good,
Did you Alodine the shock body and fork lowers?

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Offline Cooky375

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 01:38:11 PM »
That looks like a great job on the Alodine, nice and even finish. That would of taken a lot of prep work.

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2019, 08:23:04 PM »
If only I could take credit for the Alodine... but all I did was clean.
I certainly spent some time on it, first de-greaser and then hot soapy water. I think the bike had stood caked in dirt for some years before I got it, and there is some sort of yellow tint to a lot of the alloy parts. I wonder if it's stained from the mud it was covered in.
Thanks for the encouraging words - if I can get everything else close to this it should look pretty good when finished  :)