ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 150
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: CrazyD2.0
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,720
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I wear the Olympia gear - jacket with some...

I wear the Olympia gear - jacket with some Hi-Viz, but not outlandishly so. I also have reflective "tiger" stripes that I put on my bike - black decal that reflects white when sun/headlights shine on...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Almost too afraid to do that too - I replaced the...

Almost too afraid to do that too - I replaced the kick-start shaft seal and the shift lever shaft seal too, but didn't want to tempt them leaking. I ended up leaning the bike against a support post...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Ok, moment of truth. Got all the basic stuff...

Ok, moment of truth. Got all the basic stuff done, just a temporary securing of wires, exhaust, etc.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Crazy__/P1060200a.gif

Slightly raining outside,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
So does that mean I simply connect some short...

So does that mean I simply connect some short tubing and route them down below the bike frame?
Forum: 2 smokers 03-31-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I think my choice of paint is a little too much...

I think my choice of paint is a little too much on the shiny, silver side of things, but its what I had on me when I reconditioned the front engine cover on my GS, so figured I'd use it here.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-31-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Have the engine loosely mounted and I think the...

Have the engine loosely mounted and I think the carb is mounted correctly. I know where the main fuel line connects to, but there is another nipple above the main inlet line I'm not sure what is...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-28-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
When I ordered the engine gasket kit, I did get...

When I ordered the engine gasket kit, I did get the various thickness gaskets. I set up the height according to the engine manual for the 250, which called for 1.2 to 1.3 mm from the top ring land to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,834
Views: 7,193,823
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Don't know if I submitted this before, but if its...

Don't know if I submitted this before, but if its a repeat, sorry...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Crazy__/P1000481.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 03-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Cleaned up the steering head bearings and...

Cleaned up the steering head bearings and re-assembled the front and rear suspension (temporarily). Engine has been reassembled and just going through the process of timing the magneto/ignition...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Whoa! Nice find, that! Thank You much...

Whoa! Nice find, that! Thank You much...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Was going to get the engine reassembled this...

Was going to get the engine reassembled this week, however going out for dinner, sending oldest son to Australia/New Zealand on his school's rugby tour, Mrs Crazy's birthday dinner, and then...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I thought about using radiator hose - but was...

I thought about using radiator hose - but was thinking that fuel/oil would deteriorate it in fairly short order. I was going to look into some low-pressure hydraulic hose, something that can be...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-11-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Great - I'll check out that source. I'm also...

Great - I'll check out that source. I'm also trying to find the rubber carb mount that joins the carb to the engine intake adapter - I might have to go to some custom hose for that....
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
My friend Lenny, who owned the bike since he was...

My friend Lenny, who owned the bike since he was a teen, says he beat the crap out of the machine, hence the weld repairs to the frame. He added those pieces for added strength, I'm assuming, so I...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
One whole can of orange. Actually its original...

One whole can of orange. Actually its original Kubota orange, but close enough..:evil

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Crazy__/P1010664a.gif

I pulled the clutch housing/cover off to...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Ok, I get it. Note to self: increase life...

Ok, I get it. Note to self: increase life insurance...

Actually looking forward to completion of this thing - I hear about how these machines behave, Its going to be interesting to experience...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-05-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
You'll have to explain the term "crosser" - don't...

You'll have to explain the term "crosser" - don't know what you mean by that. As to the bike's characteristics, I guess I'll find out when I'm done what this thing is all about. I've been told by my...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-01-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I hear you about the cost factor - I'm not doing...

I hear you about the cost factor - I'm not doing this with the expectation of a big $$$ sale - more like a "never-done-this-kinda-thing-lets-see-how-it-goes" project. Of course I would like to cover...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I was able to successfully drill out and...

I was able to successfully drill out and heli-coil the bolt hole for the clutch release lever cover on the right hand engine case, as well as drill out and extract the broken #4 machine screw that...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-18-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I obtained the critical parts from PentonParts...

I obtained the critical parts from PentonParts (thanks Alan, for having them!), so #2 Son basically did the remaining tear down of the main frame while I was working on a commisioned job.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Nice looking machine! When I get to the frame on...

Nice looking machine! When I get to the frame on this one, I know there's going to be some welding to be done - there's been some previous frame breaks/bad re-welds, as well as some rusted holes that...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I saw that site earlier, and just went more into...

I saw that site earlier, and just went more into the engine part of it and viola! there was the cover plate I'm looking for... I'm not bad welding steel, but aluminum's out of my capability...plus I...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
So, kid #1 and I start the disassembly - cyl head...

So, kid #1 and I start the disassembly - cyl head already loose, so took it off. Bore looks good as does the piston, though it was missing the combustion ring.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
No prob, didn't take it as such, just wanted to...

No prob, didn't take it as such, just wanted to be sure this thread is in its proper place. Boys and I are going to strip the engine today, find out how it looks.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Found out definitely is a 1980 model year bike....

Found out definitely is a 1980 model year bike. Also, seeing as this is an "assembly required" kind of project, I posted here. If the forum masters think it should be elsewhere, then please move to...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Found "vintagedirtbikeparts.net", looks like...

Found "vintagedirtbikeparts.net", looks like there might be hope after all.... This should be interesting.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-01-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Thanks for the input guys! First order of...

Thanks for the input guys! First order of business is to deal with the engine first - like was mentioned strip it right down, clean and inspect. I'm a commercial truck mechanic so getting into the...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,079
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Mid-80's KTM 2-Stroke

I obtained this bike from a friend who was planning to replace the rings, then gave it up and it sat for the next 15-years (min). So he stored it at another friend's place, who finally said do...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Got the expected call today. Its the battery! Oh...

Got the expected call today. Its the battery! Oh FFS's says I (using my inside voice)... They said they hooked up their BMW battery and fires up every time. I paid $80 for this CTX14-BS at a local...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Hadn't done the by-pass, so I just tried it out -...

Hadn't done the by-pass, so I just tried it out - bike actually started. Shut off, and re-start two more times. Then plugged the safety switch back in - wouldn't start. So by-passed again. Wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Got that right. I've thrown the towel, bike's...

Got that right. I've thrown the towel, bike's going to the dealer tomorrow morning. An hour ago, I had the battery out, used a set of jumper cables and used my truck battery one last time, used vise...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Already found that ground terminal and connection...

Already found that ground terminal and connection - did the cleanup, screws down nice and tight. Voltage drop tested that cable too -> 0.21V while cranking the engine. As long as total circuit drop...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I did actually get all the wiring diagrams off...

I did actually get all the wiring diagrams off that site, and used it to go through the starter/charging circuit. As to your second link, I got a "bandwidth exceeded" notice, so that will have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Actually, I did exactly that this evening. But...

Actually, I did exactly that this evening. But still wonky. I could hold the crank button down - nothing would happen, then everything would come to life and attempt to crank for 1/4 second, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Each of those components have been checked out...

Each of those components have been checked out and determined to be normally operating. When the latest oddity of having the gear display going screwy, now I'm starting to think ecm. I just pulled...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Starter is now back in. New solenoid is the only...

Starter is now back in. New solenoid is the only major component replaced. Held my breath as I cranked the bike - fired in a mini-second. Shut off, then tried again. Back to the original - click, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Starter is still out - actually broken down into...

Starter is still out - actually broken down into individual components - the guy did a complete job of taking it apart - even the solenoid...going over the various pieces, the only thing that looked...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I do know this - I really want to get this fixed,...

I do know this - I really want to get this fixed, as my friend and I are doing a 10-day trip south thru central Washington, Oregon, across top of Nevada into Utah to see the superbike race there,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
I wondered about the key left in the ignition...

I wondered about the key left in the ignition thing - a couple times I forgot to remove, and at that time, attempting to start gave similar results, so from then on, always had key out and away from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CrazyD2.0
Electrical Issues are Very Tricky! I thought I had solved this several times...

But the machine is laughing at me. A little background: I work in a commercial transport dealership, of which a lot of what I do is electrical trouble-shooting on the bigger engines, cab and chassis,...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 150

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014