Son's XR80R project

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  1. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    My son has outgrown his PW50 and has been wanting a bigger bike. More like one "Just like Dad's". So I came accross a 94' XR80R. Small version of my 94' XR650L. I picked up cheap knowing that I will have to put some time and money into if before his birthday in April. So I brought it home and told him it was someone elses and I was working on it for them. Big frown and a sigh and he went back inside.:evil
    Tonight I started on the tear down and inspection.

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    My daughter got into teating it down.
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    This is what happened when my back was turned.:lol3
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    The rear shock link bushings had been replaced with SPARK PLUG BOOTS.:eek1 No Shit.
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    Now for cleaning, painting and buying parts.

    If anyone has a line on cheap parts for these bikes let me know. I'm trying to do this with no budget.

    Ray
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  3. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Cheap ass camera. Thats as good as it gets.
    It did however survive a fall out of a riding jacket, at 60mph, remember.:lol3

    You know the 650 engine will fit in the frame without too much mods:evil

    Ray
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  4. drgnslayr72

    drgnslayr72 smokeater

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    You wonder what happened when you turned your back on your daughter??? I'll tell you what happened, She's your kid and she had access to tools. She took it apart to see what she could improve on it. She's your daughter, remember :lol3 :lol3 :rofl :rofl





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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Be sure to catch the moment he finds out he's the "someone else" that it belongs to on film!!


    I'm sure you'll have that baby cleaned up like new in no time! :thumb
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    drgnslayr72 smokeater

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    If you don't know Ray......He'll have it lookin like it came off the showroom floor :eek1 :eek2




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  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Speaking of showroom floors....

    ..check out this post about a kid being surprised with his 1st bike.

    CLICK HERE
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  8. GaM

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    My three boys are close together in age, and when they were little, anytime something mechanical was ready for the junkyard, I would give them the toolbox and let them take it apart to how it worked, toasters, lawnmowers, whatever. Well, I had this 1969 volkswagen in perfect shape, One day I was fooling around in the basement and they were all hunched down around the engine, I asked them what they were doing, naturally they said "nothing.". I figured they were just looking at the engine. Next time I came around the carburetor was on the floor and they were all wrestling to get something else off. Gotta watch em. :rofl
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  9. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Man, you're gonna supprise the crap out of him with that!

    On the other hand, man, just think of the fun you and your son could have (and how much he could learn from you) working together rebuilding that bike.

    Keep it up. :clap
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    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Ray,

    Just south of the Hoke Correctional Unit in McCain is a bike boneyard. You might check there for some used stuff.

    Stephen
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  12. mel brooks

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    Have you been spyin' on Rico? :rofl
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  13. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Yea I saw it and just had the urge to DISASSEMBLE .

    Ray
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    What does it need besides linkage stuff?I think I have a front brake cable and a set of 7/8 black pro-taper bars,maybe some grips.I'll look some.
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    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Rear suspension linkage is on the way for the beast. Bank is busted now. Time for some side jobs and OT to help fund the rest. Wish me luck it has to be done by April 4th.

    Ray
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  16. mel brooks

    mel brooks Dirt Chick

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    Why don't you post up what other stuff you need? Like trailboss, a lot of us have stuff lying around just gathering dust.

    While I don't have anything specific to that model, I do have some stuff like bars, etc. lying around....


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  18. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    The bike is in pretty good shape parts wise. I had to buy the rear shock linkage stuff since it is completely shot and NCTB is suppling the handle bars to replace the bent ones.
    Other than some OEM bolts and maybe some plastics the seat is the biggest thing I need to get. The foam is gone and it need recovered. That is first on the shopping list.

    Thanks for thinking of me.

    Ray
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  19. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Had a few extra bucks in the old pocket after paying the bills this week so a trip to the store to pick up some prep and paint stuff and cleaners for the tank yellowing problem (thanks ValveCrusher).
    This is what got done so far. I will start on the swing arm and gas tank today sometime.

    Here are the side covers after cleaning them up, clean but scratched up pretty bad as you can see.

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    Here is them after sanding and prep with a few coats of Fusion paint. Not an exact match but as close as they have for that type of paint.

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    The triple tree set was not bad. The upper cleaned great and since it was aluminum it did not need paint. The lower is steel and had some rust on it so a little prep work and some gloss black Rustolium paint and it is looking good.

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    The saga continues.

    Ray
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    it's gonna end up as a mini-me :lol3
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