Thursday, August 19, 2010
Yes, Barry works on 3- and 4-wheelers too, from time to time. This one belongs to his friend Jason, and Barry's helping him get it back to spec. The 200x is powered by an OHC 199cc engine, and like most Honda 4-strokes, it has gobs of torque and is easy to ride. With a 6-speed transmission there isn't much terrain it can't handle. The wide rear axle made the 200X more stable than a lot of 3-wheelers, too, making it one of the best off-road trikes of that era.
This may look pretty far gone to some, but after Barry's spent a few weeks (or months, depending on his schedule!) on it, it'll look like it just rolled out of the showroom. The tank is seriously dented and rusted, but the badges are there, and they're hard to come by. Compression is good, the wheels are cleaning up nicely, and the carb is ready to be reassembled. It'll be on the road before too long.
The TC90 may have a small engine, but it's a rotary valve engine, with an advertised 11HP at 7800RPM! That's pretty impressive for 90cc.