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Post by Lozzo
Check the brushes in the dyna-start, they wear quite quickly and
let go all of a sudden stranding you at the roadside. Other than
that, the RD200 is quite a reliable little bike. Just run it on
reasonable quality semi- synth 2-stroke oil, and make sure the
points are *properly* set up every 3 or 4 thousand miles and it'll
happily run for a long time.
Well it's mechanically good but needs a cosmetic 'going over' as it's
been standing for 5 years. How do I get the fir off the cooling fins?
Do I replace the chrome or get it re-chromed?
Use Wonder-Wheels the acid wash for car wheels on the cylinder fins,
seriously. Wash it off well with plain cold water and repaint using
Sperex VHT semi-gloss or satin black paint. ISTR that the edges of the
fins on the barrel were picked out in alloy colour, so just go over the
edges with a bit of emery cloth after painting.
You'll be very lucky to get new mudguards from anywhere now, my daughter
paid a small fortune for the new ones she has on her 1982 RD125 twin and
she had a hell of a job finding them too. If the ones you have aren't
rusted through, and just suffering from a bit of neglect, I'd whip them
into a decent chrome platers and let them give you their opinion on them.
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