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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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1984 trx200 restoration

Just recently picked up one if these toys for my first quad! I know this is a little older of a thread but hoping for a response. 84 TRX200 picked it up for $180. I bought it under the impression that all it needed to run was timing chains and tensioners. Well We will see when they arrive... Until then I am tinkering with many other things; the biggest one being the wiring mess. The more pictures I take the more of a nightmare it becomes for me. I am missing a cdi and a battery for the time being I have ordered a cdi and am borrowing a battery. If anyone on this thread still has a good condition of these would love some pics of the harness for good measure. Thanks! Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

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You can probably find a copy of the service manual linked from here:

https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...downloads.html

You can search powersportsnation.com and the fLeebay for used wiring harnesses and other used, obsolete parts.

As I advised in the other thread, china knockoff parts don't ever work on Honda ATVs, so unless you are very wealthy and wasteful, you'll need to buy OEM parts for your project bike, 100% of the time.

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Thanks for the info! I come from Chinese motors, Baja, apollo, etc. However, my dad is an electrical engineer so we will have our hand at salvaging what we can with the harness.


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Partzilla is another handy reference for part numbers and parts interchange lists that you can use in your used parts searches:

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho.../1984/trx200-a

Most parts are discontinued for your bike, but I did notice that the CDI is still for sale. The harnesses and switches will need to be sourced used though.


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You may as well build your own (using new wire from spools) wiring harnesses from scratch then, cause those old wires are too corroded and trashed to repair/solder anything onto them.

You can buy waterproof connectors having 1/2/3/4/5/6 pin pairs (don't buy the ones with wire already attached to them, they're chintzy junk that the chinese lie about, only 26 gauge wires), in bulk:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=waterproo...f=nb_sb_noss_2

You can buy (various colors) spools of 16 gauge wire too...

BUT, its a whole lot cheaper and easier to plug existing electrical components into a good, used wiring harness than it is to cobble them together from scratch. I'm sure your dad will agree once he's had a good look at all of the parts that must plug into those harnesses... and remain clean, functional & weatherproof :-)


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Guess this quad will give me a good hand at practicing wiring

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UPDATE: Been at work on the quad a lot today. New gaskets, fresh oil, retapped threads, new hardware and fastners. I even got the starter to spin the motor quickly enough for a compression test and made over 120 psi. Now I've been trying to get a bit of spark and having no luck; I do not have a key to the system so I I've bypassed the ignition switch and trying to make magic happen. If anyone has one of these/ atc would really appreciate some help. Thanks


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without the ignition switch/key ?, and the harness corrected ?, your just wasting time. you must have the ignition switch wired correctly, as well as all the wire harness. then you must have a neutral light on, then you must have a good c.d.i. , if any of these are not right ?, it wont fire the plug.

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and did you get the battery installed, hooked up ?.

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Yes there is a battery in the system and a good cdi. I was able to make the reverse light illuminate but not the neurtral one. Kind of troubling. Also when I bought the bike I was handed a relay and what looks to be a 2-pin rectifier(?). I believe the relay is what I need to have in the system but still unsure. Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

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