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Old 01-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #16
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Man i'd love a 400 but they are hard to come by here, and when they do 2k plus, even 250 are pricey.
as for tight woods i think they are are awesome i toss mine around easily, it only weighs 105kg/230 pounds
with six gears and 12 counter sprocket it's good for tight woods and the road.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #17
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That is the steal of the PE century right there!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:22 AM   #18
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Some awesome bikes there guys, loving it!
Mine has been reduced to this!




and a couple of boxes of bits!!



Slipped the forks apart


for some fresh seals


Now heres an old skool trick that you probably all know , but I'm telling you anyway!!
To get the damper rods out I needed to hold the inner but I didnt know what size it was, so out with the broomstick and knock it in!


Once I had it out I determined it was a 19 mm nut size si I fabbed up a tool for the other one and for reassembly


More tomorrow
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:50 AM   #19
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hey sidetrack one looks like it's in good nick, have a good look around the top shocky mounts for cracks i found 4 all up, and sub frame section,
you doing a freshen up or rebuild? are they yamaha seals?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #20
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I've done exactly the same with the broomstick and tool.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #21
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I couldnt believe it was pretty much all there.....A little beat on but the bike is still pretty tight.
Some of the above stuff will make you slobber!!Color of the plastic is primo on sidetracks!
I love these old bikes.....very low maintenance....set of rings will last all summer.

Its on the back burner....Scored a 80 Husky 390 OR a few weeks a go,going to get it back smokin first.
These old bikes are like crack or heroin I think..Once you start you cant quit!
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #22
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PE175 Mod

Don't know wether this is common knowledge or not.

I had a PE 175B. I bought it brand new. I was reading a mag one day about what the USA Suzuki Enduro team did to prepare the bikes.

Seems like the PE 175 B (maybe other models) were shipped with a huge restriction in the expansion chamber above the cylinder head. This thing was like a huge washer that was weleded to the inside of the chamber and had a rather small (relatively speaking) hole in the middle.

We ripped open the chamber (big risk for me as a new chamber was about $400 back in 1978 and I was a student) and removed the restriction and also enlarged the hole in the silencer cap to double its size.

Holy crap Batman!! I was working at the local Suzi dealer at the time and the boss had a PE he was racing at Hattah Desert races and was complaining he couldn't gear it high enough as the engine wouldn't pull the gearing. I didn't tell him what I had done. When he came back his face was white. He'd given himself a good scare. No problems pulling the gearing after that.

Maybe worth a look. Don't know if they did the same things to the 250's.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #23
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Hi Guys,

My first ever post...

My user name should have been " Frank from Quebec " but I found out too late and I'm stuck with " fro " it seems.

Back to topic.

I have a restored and dual sport road legal 400.





When I fount it as a pile of parts, the previous owner had started to hacksaw the frame so it would fit in his garbage can...
So it is a total rebiuld with powder coated frame and motor, replated fasteners etc etc.

Hope you like it.



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Old 02-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #24
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Hi Guys,

My first ever post...

My user name should have been " Frank from Quebec " but I found out too late and I'm stuck with " fro " it seems.

Back to topic.

I have a restored and dual sport road legal 400.





When I fount it as a pile of parts, the previous owner had started to hacksaw the frame so it would fit in his garbage can...
So it is a total rebiuld with powder coated frame and motor, replated fasteners etc etc.

Hope you like it.



Frank
Like the dual sport treatment .

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #25
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Thats an awesome first post Frank, welcome to the madness!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #26
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I got this 76 PE250 from an inmate, all apart, had fun restoring it last spring.









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Old 02-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #27
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Anybody restoring one of those should consider this kit :

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/syste...7227dcmain.htm

It gives enough power for a 60w headlight + a tail light just above idle rpm. and a brand new ignition system.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #28
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I got this 76 PE250 from an inmate, all apart, had fun restoring it last spring.



Looks like it has a whole bunch of '78/79 inbred into it as well Good job none the less.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #29
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Looks like it has a whole bunch of '78/79 inbred into it as well Good job none the less.


Oh crap, I think it was a 78....oh well.

Good catch.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #30
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Great looking bike Frank!
Awesome job on the restore!
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