After the motor blew up this old worn out 1985
Honda ATC 200x sit quietly in the barn for many years. It had seen its day
of jumping romping and roosting. The original 196cc Honda motor was scattered.
The frame and the swing arm had been beat and patch welded in the typical weak
spots. The bearings, breaks, throttle, plastic and a few other things were long
over due to be replaced or repaired.
Fast forward to a couple months ago walking trough Harbor
Freight I spotted a 212cc
Predator motor on sale for $99 and I thought to myself "that would be cool
(and inexpensive) to put in something" and then I remembered the old 200x in the
barn, I think I can do it!
Thus was born the idea for the ATC 212x project.
First set out to modify the frame to fit the new Predator
212cc conversion swap.
Breaking the aged hub loose, making due with what we had.
Drilling the new #41 Sprocket, another great use for Diet Coke.
Mock fitting the Harbor Freight Predator 212cc 6.5 hp motor into the new Hondat
Reinforcement on the weak spot of the old swing arm
Frame back from powder coat. You know you have a great woman when she lets you
build a bike in the dinning room!
Bolt up time
Break in the new Harbor Freight 8 in polisher on the old Cobra Exhuast
Created new gas tank air shrouds scoops from and old pice of diamond plate
Doing away with the 200x red white blue theme and going with more of a old shool
New tires are in! Rear tires and rims and a new front tire to be installed.
Installing before the first start a new Hardline Products Hour Meter/Tachometer
Honda ATC 200x Harbor Frieght Predator 212cc conversion almost complete