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Forum: 2 smokers 03-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Start with the pilot jet, cheapest, easiest and...

Start with the pilot jet, cheapest, easiest and most likely the problem. I had a 78, bit had an 80. They were jetted horribly from the factory! Mine had Boysen reeds but otherwise stock. I remember...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 922,029
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Well that makes sense, thanks for the...

Well that makes sense, thanks for the explanation! Yours is pretty cool also, at first glace it looks like A Husky.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 922,029
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Now that is a strange setup, cool but strange. ...

Now that is a strange setup, cool but strange. Simmons forks on an older downpipe CZ... shocks moved forward also, looks cool Though.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,971
Views: 10,710,223
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Wicked I still swoon for Ms. Eden...

I still swoon for Ms. Eden...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,154
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Personally I like Milwaukee. Either a 12"...

Personally I like Milwaukee. Either a 12" compound or a 10" slider. I like thick blades because the thin ones flex and deform easily even cutting trim. The 10" blades are cheaper and the 10"...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,753
Posted By mudgepondexpress
80 psi on startup is fine. Fairly normal for a...

80 psi on startup is fine. Fairly normal for a SBF that is in good shape.

I have a 1986 5.0 HO SEFI I put in my 81 F150. Now it is tired, very tired with 240,000+ miles on it an no engine...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Hey I love DT's of all sizes and especially the...

Hey I love DT's of all sizes and especially the monoshock ones (77+)!!! My quick look at the picture shows a few issues:

1) Chain is gone so budget in a chain and sprockets (tensioner is near...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-30-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,310,809
Posted By mudgepondexpress
These are great bikes and for the work done and...

These are great bikes and for the work done and the pictures...seems to be a decent deal:

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/4095408045.html

If i had the coin I would check it out.

Kenny
Forum: 2 smokers 09-30-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 28,680
Posted By mudgepondexpress
look like the standard Answer Products replacment...

look like the standard Answer Products replacment silencer. Be careful, they fold like a cheap knife if you loop it out. Really the only game in town though.

Yeah...I replaced a few.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-30-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 28,680
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I rode an 82 YZ490 for years as an all around...

I rode an 82 YZ490 for years as an all around bike...tight trail, open sand, hills, dales, tracks, jumps, occasional paved road speed runs. Owned it from 1984 to 1995...so lots of years riding it.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By mudgepondexpress
The Red Marble out of Waitts Lake Stranger...

The Red Marble out of Waitts Lake
Stranger (Stensgar) Mountain
The Tramline (starts right off the highway behind the old magnasite plant...though some of it is private land now). This one can get...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,832
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I see the needles but here is my guess: He...

I see the needles but here is my guess:

He installed the floats over the clips thus the float are way low (or high, however you look at it). This wouldn't let it start since there wasn't enough...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By mudgepondexpress
It is easy to make a heat shield. I use aluminum...

It is easy to make a heat shield. I use aluminum duct take and fiberglass cloth. I put on a layer of tape at least an inch larger than need be. Then a layer of fiberglass 1/2 inch in, then tape...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,269
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Personally I like the Suzuki GS line. Yes, the...

Personally I like the Suzuki GS line. Yes, the charging systems were weak and had issues but it is well known and an easy fix. If you catch it soon enough you can get away with a Honda...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Redline should be 8000 and it will take it all...

Redline should be 8000 and it will take it all the way there if it is running right. I will bet you are rich on the jetting, if you have the nerve to try it the smoke will clearup and if you are...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,463
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I love the TT/XT/SR line of bikes, Simple,...

I love the TT/XT/SR line of bikes, Simple, wonderful machines. The one I would like to find would be the end of the line: SRX6. I think they are beautiful and would make a great bike for my wife. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,606
Posted By mudgepondexpress
At least 2, 220 outlets, one for compressor, one...

At least 2, 220 outlets, one for compressor, one for welder/plasma cutter. You might even consider a 3rd if you find a good deal on an electric furnace or are consider some big equipment (big lathe,...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,413
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I love old DT's! Your is a 79 I believe...so...

I love old DT's! Your is a 79 I believe...so here is what I can tell you.

1) File that gouge down with a file and sandpaper. Done right it will make -0- difference in the running of the DT. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Panel Bonder. A little more expensive, longer...

Panel Bonder. A little more expensive, longer term fix, lasts forever. A tube will cost between $50 and $80, but get decent patch panels, cut out the old rust. Grind the surface, apply the glue...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I have used both quite a bit in the past. It...

I have used both quite a bit in the past. It depends on how much cutting you plan on doing. If the parts are small (not long cuts), the throatless works really well, if you are doing long cuts get...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,140
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Just to clarify an earlier comment: The bigger...

Just to clarify an earlier comment: The bigger jets go in the center carbs. They run them a touch richer because the inner cylinders run hotter (way hotter on an air cooled bike). Suzuki did it...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Does it stutter on the top end or does is feel...

Does it stutter on the top end or does is feel fat? Sounds like you need to do some jetting to me. I don't think I have ever seen a 70's 2 stroke from Japan that wasn't overjetted from the factory....
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,557
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Sweet little 175! Roll the bars up though, they...

Sweet little 175! Roll the bars up though, they are racked too far back for a short bike, try standing on that and you will look like the hunchback of Notre Dame.

Man I miss my 78 DT175...
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-28-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Same with my old MR175...the pipe was plugged...

Same with my old MR175...the pipe was plugged with carbon and the baffle had somewhat come apart. The easy way to clean out the pipe is with 2 feet of wire rope and a drill. Untwist the rope at...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16,971
Views: 10,710,223
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Freakin' Bitch'n! Never heard of her...but super...

Freakin' Bitch'n! Never heard of her...but super cool...I will get on facebook just to "like" her. How could I not, a Skunk Suzuki rider!

Kenny
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,443,319
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Does anyone actually own one of these? Being a...

Does anyone actually own one of these? Being a Can-Am owner in the early 80's and in HS...I would have given my left nut for one!

Kenny
Forum: 2 smokers 12-19-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,443
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Get a whole triple tree setup for the forks you...

Get a whole triple tree setup for the forks you are using.

Yamaha was very consistant on the triple stem and you can either use the whole triple or press your stem out of your lower triple and...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I purchased a die then built my bender around it....

I purchased a die then built my bender around it. I think the die was $180 shipped (die and follower) and I had about $40 into the rest of it.

I also have an Atlas 10"...not the sturdiest but...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Western power sports (WPS) sells a set, either 2...

Western power sports (WPS) sells a set, either 2 or three wire and I have yet to hurt one in 5 years.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,060
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I drove a V8 powered Ford Courier from 1981 to...

I drove a V8 powered Ford Courier from 1981 to 1995. A pickup with no heat, and not designed for cold weather (locks froze, doors stuck, heater doesn't have enough airflow to keep front window...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 376,601
Posted By mudgepondexpress
The 250 and 400 share the same chassis. I can...

The 250 and 400 share the same chassis. I can give you real life experience on the chassis, but not the engine (thought the 250 shares a bit of parts).

I think the suspension is way too soft in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,304
Views: 392,799
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Where were you at on that ride...I would like to...

Where were you at on that ride...I would like to try it next spring! You say rez but that covers a lot of ground here in Spokane.

Kenny
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,546
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Still the same basic frame design as the MX4...

Still the same basic frame design as the MX4 Series (and I believe the MX3 Black Widow). It is quicker and simpler to pull the engine to do anything inside the side cover than to try and do it in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By mudgepondexpress
If you were in the states I would say it is a...

If you were in the states I would say it is a MAC. Had the exact muffler/baffle on my CM400 exhaust. As said previously....hideously loud, kind of a sharp buzz sound at high rpms...only performance...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-25-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I was going to answer earlier but I cannot say...

I was going to answer earlier but I cannot say 100%. As far as I know (and I have owned quite a few Yamaha's in the past and even currently, including a 1978 DT175 (CDI) and 1978 DT250 (Points), the...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By mudgepondexpress
Any quality automotive paint will be fuel proof. ...

Any quality automotive paint will be fuel proof. I have painted many tanks with both "Crossfire" and "TEC" from NAPA and have never had a problem with lift, etc. The paint on the XRL tank is 4...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I have the photos but you are not going to like...

I have the photos but you are not going to like them! Your swingarm is different then mine...that bracket shown that holds the tensioner is welded to the swingarm. Also, the diagram shows the...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By mudgepondexpress
If you don't get and answer today, send me a pm...

If you don't get and answer today, send me a pm with your emial address. I will email you pictures of my wife's 1978 DT250 from similar angles. I don't use a hosting site so I can't just post the...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-07-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,545
Posted By mudgepondexpress
All good advice...run 32 to 1 yamalube. Pull the...

All good advice...run 32 to 1 yamalube. Pull the hose off the carb (plug nipple on card) and let the bike run until you see constant oil out the hose. let me tell you...it isn't much oil but it is...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,765
Posted By mudgepondexpress
I like the old Columbia vises, but there are many...

I like the old Columbia vises, but there are many others. I believe mine is an 8 inch with a solid base and replaceable jaws. I hate swivel bases so stay away from those. I tdon't think I would go...
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