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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
Both of those bikes look like nicely done...

Both of those bikes look like nicely done conversions.I would love to have that Yamaha.

The fact that they remain unsold does not speak well for the market need for these.

If I had a WR I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I will soon have a 1997 WR250 two stroke Yamaha...

I will soon have a 1997 WR250 two stroke Yamaha in the stable. Hmmmm.....might have to start looking at a conversion!!!

Might have to sell the BW400 and do this project.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
Don't fret Mr. BW. I'm driving to Ohio for...

Don't fret Mr. BW. I'm driving to Ohio for Christmas and could get it back to Colorado for you!
At least it would be closer!!
Does look nicely done.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
That's not bad if it's a complete bike. Most...

That's not bad if it's a complete bike.
Most people don't appreciate the amount of time and work that goes in to something like this.

We BW people are odd but luckily for the masses,we are few....
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
That's a cool tip! Thanks for educating us!

That's a cool tip!
Thanks for educating us!
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
That doesn't look firm enough to make good balls...

That doesn't look firm enough to make good balls and I bet it doesn't lubricate enough for pistons and rings and other slidey,go roundy things.

I bet those slidey,go roundy things are not happy...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
Move them so the swingarm is closest to the front...

Move them so the swingarm is closest to the front to measure and cut your new chain.
There is 180 degrees of movement to use. Think 9:00 and 3:00 O'clock. The swingarm bolt does not move but as you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I don't think it was tensile strength so much....

I don't think it was tensile strength so much. The BW engines never stressed the chains much.
it has more to do with the short length and the number of times it goes around because of this.
I just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I changed my primary chain to 520 on the BW400. ...

I changed my primary chain to 520 on the BW400.
My 400 engine has a 520 countershaft stock so I ground the thickness on the jackshaft sprocket to .250

You may have better luck finding thes two...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
Very cool!!! :clap

Very cool!!! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
All 520 master links are not the same.Although...

All 520 master links are not the same.Although the pitch (.625) and width (.250-inside) are the same,the actual dimensions of the parts can be different.
You should use the master designed for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
Not necessarily.Mr.BW is right.If you are mixing...

Not necessarily.Mr.BW is right.If you are mixing o-ring chain parts with non o-ring or something funky,you may not have a matching master for your chain.
Did the master link come apart? Is that why...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I have been riding off road for 44 years and have...

I have been riding off road for 44 years and have never had a clip type master link come off or fail.

They must be the right clip for the chain,put on correctly verifying that the closed end of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
No,diameter is measured by putting one hand on...

No,diameter is measured by putting one hand on each side of the item to be measured.

Think "fisherman".
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
You certainly could but it would take a lot of...

You certainly could but it would take a lot of grease to fill up the empty space inside and would be a mess to clean out when you take it apart again.

Once done right they do not need to be done...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I wish I would have had that tire at the dunes!!!...

I wish I would have had that tire at the dunes!!!
How did it work for you?
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
Mike Welcome to the madness!!!:clap In...

Mike
Welcome to the madness!!!:clap

In this thread there is a lot of information about different tires and sizes people are using.
Many good options are available.

If you don't see a tire...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
Sadly,I did take my GoPro with intentions of...

Sadly,I did take my GoPro with intentions of doing some filming but the serious rain and the start of my bit of health issues made me lazy and not use the camera.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
Hey guys,been under the weather so haven't posted...

Hey guys,been under the weather so haven't posted for a while.
I did take the BW400 to the dunes over the long weekend and it was really a blast.

We did some drag racing and the 400 showed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 05:56 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
I should have said that better. I would be...

I should have said that better.
I would be interested in building a kit if you cannot find the other guy that was doing it.

I have already built a couple overpowered BW's.
If you source and use...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
I would be interested in talking to you about...

I would be interested in talking to you about this.I am considering converting a WR450.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
This is an interesting concept that needs...

This is an interesting concept that needs pictures!!! :clap

I think I (or someone) needs to mount the GoPro on the back fender for some real time "wide singletrack" making!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 12:24 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Very awesome collection!!! And...how do you get...

Very awesome collection!!!
And...how do you get anything done in a neat garage? Part of what gets "done" is searching for things!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 08:36 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
There is probably a specific setting but if you...

There is probably a specific setting but if you don't know that you can set the floats level when the carb is upside down and the little tab just contacts the needle.
This should get you pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Shercoman
Larger tire and larger front sprocket do the same...

Larger tire and larger front sprocket do the same thing.Sprocket is a cheaper way to see if you like it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 08:57 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
:rofl I'm not sure "BW350" and "race bike" are...

:rofl I'm not sure "BW350" and "race bike" are allowed to be used in the same sentence.

You can send the parts.
I'll take measurements and draw prints and send them back.
I'd like to see if we...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
A solid improvement.... :clap

A solid improvement.... :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
This looks cool but how do you pass tech...

This looks cool but how do you pass tech inspection? Street legal tires???
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
Click this link: ...

Click this link:
http://s922.photobucket.com/user/Shercoman_2010/library/BW500?sort=3&page=1

This was built back in the 90's so these are scanned pictures.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Shercoman
I built a BW500 out of a TT500 Dirt bike. My...

I built a BW500 out of a TT500 Dirt bike.
My current BW is a BW350/YZ400 hybrid.
I did all of the machine work,design, fabrication and welding for both bikes.
For the 500 I made the swingarm,both...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 03:43 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
I have offered but no takers yet. I am a 32...

I have offered but no takers yet.
I am a 32 year tool and die maker.
I make the parts I need for my builds.

Sometimes can take me a little while though with a busy life.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 09:01 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
I use the little clear plastic ones that you can...

I use the little clear plastic ones that you can see the filter inside.
About 1.00 inch in diameter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 08:23 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
BW's are awesome in sand.The big tires float on...

BW's are awesome in sand.The big tires float on the sand instead of digging in like a narrow dirt bike tire.
They also have a nice low seat height that helps them feel small also.In my opinion,you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Paging Mr. Bigwheel to the carb adjustment...

Paging Mr. Bigwheel to the carb adjustment phone....

I don't have that carb or a manual so I'm sorry I cannot answer your question.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
This sounds like a plugged pilot jet.Since the...

This sounds like a plugged pilot jet.Since the hole is very tiny,you need to remove this jet and verify that you can see light through it.If not,it is plugged.If you cannot see through it and cannot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 07:23 AM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Yesterdays What is the front tire? Thanks!

Yesterdays
What is the front tire?
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Welcome to the forum! Wow! Nice find. If...

Welcome to the forum!

Wow!
Nice find.
If those tires are original,that doesn't have many miles on it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Having 50 HP would be cool.My own bike is a good...

Having 50 HP would be cool.My own bike is a good example of extra power over coming the deficiencies in other areas of these bikes.
Namely brakes.
This became very evident to me just before I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 08:03 AM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
Stock muffler should have a sparky.

Stock muffler should have a sparky.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM
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Views: 427,518
Posted By Shercoman
I did a Google search and found a lot of TDR-250...

I did a Google search and found a lot of TDR-250 pics.
Would be an interesting conversion but I'm not sure that would be the best engine for the application.
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