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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 07:46 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
that would be the compression release lever...

that would be the compression release lever shaft.
it has a lever that pulls the compression release cable when you kick the bike over.

is your motor missing the lever and cable assembly?
if so,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 08:14 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
yep, all those things are on my mind. the...

yep, all those things are on my mind.

the current mount setup is just a mock up to make sure all the holes are lined up.

the only reason things were not welded is that the welder I had up...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 09:58 AM
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Posted By truckinwagen
no, I have not torn the old engine down yet, it...

no, I have not torn the old engine down yet, it is on the list though.

as for the spacers, yes that is happening, I just had to get the frame bolted up to measure to make them.

as for welding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 08:58 AM
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Posted By truckinwagen
as promised, here are the pics! its not as...

as promised, here are the pics!

its not as pretty as it could be, but bear in mind this was all done without a welder, on a porch, with hand tools.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 11:42 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
I am going to leave the sprockets alone, the 530...

I am going to leave the sprockets alone, the 530 chain will fit on the 520 sprocket that is on the motor(its just a little wider) and will run fine.
I have run similar chain/sprocket setups before...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 09:06 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, the motor is in and bolted down, forks on,...

well, the motor is in and bolted down, forks on, wheels on, carb installed(although I need to figure out a filter/airbox)

I need to finish up a few things(tomorrow) but the bike is almost done!
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
its on the list, but on the student budget it was...

its on the list, but on the student budget it was either the new motor or an awning to install it under, not both :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 08:41 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
yeah, I know about the early 250r being air...

yeah, I know about the early 250r being air cooled, but the only one local that was reasonably priced was not one of them.

hoping it stops raining tomorrow so I can get back to work on it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
yeah, I will paint all the new mounts and stuff. ...

yeah, I will paint all the new mounts and stuff.
the frame still has the factory paint on it in really good condition, and anything I do on my back porch wont be nearly as good as that, so I will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, I got the new motor to fit into the frame! ...

well, I got the new motor to fit into the frame!

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee139/truckinwagen/IMG_20120828_133648.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 09:53 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, I want to try and do this without modifying...

well, I want to try and do this without modifying the bike too much.

and unfortunately my welder just quit, so some care will have to be taken with what is cut.

anyway time for some pics!
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, I got the bikes stripped down, fought the...

well, I got the bikes stripped down, fought the overly-complicated wiring on the donor bike down to just the essentials, and got to the first test fit.

the engine is just a little too long to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 09:44 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
Well I picked up a bike to swap the motor into...

Well I picked up a bike to swap the motor into mine.

Its an 89 klr250. The bike is pretty ratted out, but the motor starts right up, and runs strong.
Its a kick start, four valve, water cooled...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 11:04 AM
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Posted By truckinwagen
Well, the bike ran. The timing was still a...

Well, the bike ran.
The timing was still a little too advanced, but it only knocked at low engine speeds, once the rpm's were up it was good.
Still had problems though, if I ran wide open throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 09:32 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, I retarded the timing a bit. had to...

well, I retarded the timing a bit.

had to modify the CDI trigger (because there is no adjustability built into it) by enlarging the mounting holes to allow it to slide a few degrees.
retarded the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
I think the new CDI is more advanced than the old...

I think the new CDI is more advanced than the old one (which would account for the hard start) the bike seems to ping a bit at low RPM on the throttle more than it used to.

I may have to see if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 08:02 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
well, the new CDI came in, and I got it...

well, the new CDI came in, and I got it installed.

pretty straight forward, the CDI replaces both the CDI box, and the coil and installs in the same place as the coil.

I made a little harness...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
I talked to my dad, who is not an electrical...

I talked to my dad, who is not an electrical engineer, but the two of us have enough understanding of many things to get ourselves into lot of trouble.

many motorcycles use common ground for both...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 07:40 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
so in my quest to figure out a cheap solution to...

so in my quest to figure out a cheap solution to the CDI problem, I opened up the flywheel side of the engine case to figure out what color wire does what(so I can wire up the new cheaper CDI)

in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 09:15 AM
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Posted By truckinwagen
I am currently trying to see if there is a $15...

I am currently trying to see if there is a $15 solution to the CDI for the kickstart only bikes.
I will keep you all posted.

-Owen
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 07:29 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
im pretty sure its not the carb, it has been gone...

im pretty sure its not the carb, it has been gone through multiple times, and when it refuses to run it wont run on ether either, which would suggest it is not a fuel issue.

I am currently looking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 08:25 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
what are your thoughts about the XR350? ...

what are your thoughts about the XR350?

there is one for sale local for a reasonable price, its not very modern(83) but it is a four valve that makes 23HP

-Owen
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 11:31 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
I have the kick only model, I am hoping I can get...

I have the kick only model, I am hoping I can get a cdi for less than an arm and a leg. And like I said before, I could live with the power if the darn thing would keep running.

I'll keep looking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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Views: 433,198
Posted By truckinwagen
well looks like the cdi's on ebay are going for...

well looks like the cdi's on ebay are going for $300+ so I will see what else it could be first.

might even try to make a generic one work, not like there is much to them.

if it is the CDI,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 07:10 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
yeah, the 250r in mind is a liquid cooled one. ...

yeah, the 250r in mind is a liquid cooled one.
its a good running wheeler missing the rear end(swingarm, axle wheels etc...) so it is tempting not just for the motor, but also the forks.

I will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 05:58 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
would a dying CDI still make spark? and why...

would a dying CDI still make spark?
and why would it nor run with spark? do these motors need a really strong spark to run?
would the CDI cause issues with full throttle cut-out? or is that some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 433,198
Posted By truckinwagen
good to see one more person who has all their...

good to see one more person who has all their priorities wrong :D

after the ride yesterday it became clear that the motor in my bike needs some attention, it was dying randomly, like you turned...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 433,198
Posted By truckinwagen
Yeah, I talked to Go Pro ( I bought my tires from...

Yeah, I talked to Go Pro ( I bought my tires from them, super cool fellows) and they didn't have any foot pegs that would work, neither does yamaha.

I am playing with the idea of welding a larger...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 433,198
Posted By truckinwagen
cool, it does not look like the eccentric has...

cool, it does not look like the eccentric has alot of adjustment built into it, I just replaced the primary chain and it is good enough for now, as cheap as the chain is I can see just replacing it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 08:50 AM
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Views: 433,198
Posted By truckinwagen
the bike has since been cleaned (about thirty...

the bike has since been cleaned (about thirty seconds after the photo was taken) it just looked so good all covered in mud!

I confess that I failed to see anything about the rear swingarm bushings...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 11:46 PM
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Posted By truckinwagen
hey all, I just bought a BW200 of my own after...

hey all, I just bought a BW200 of my own after riding my uncles all summer out in sunny Dutch Harbor.

found an 85 for a song and just got it in running condition.
had to replace the tires,...
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