The Suzuki PE thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by sidetrack one, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. volkrt

    volkrt Adventurer

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    both nice rides..... nice to see some PE's well taken care of
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  2. zetabird

    zetabird Been here awhile

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    well my crank seals showed up yesterday so it looks like i may pull the old out and slam the new in
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  3. Frank from Quebec

    Frank from Quebec Adventurer

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    Hi guys,
    They are Stadium shocks made in Canada near Montreal.
    They have a blader separating oil from gas so can be mounted eiter way but would not clear the PE frame the other way.

    http://stadiumsuspension.com
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  4. DR ADDICT

    DR ADDICT n00b

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    Hi Frank, Jim here from Seattle. About that Powerdynamo ignition you installed, the 250 kit fits the 400, is that right? and how about the rotor, it's probably not as heavy as the stock 400 one, is that ok? Is the timing adjustable and how did you set it?
    I really like the way you set up your bike, for the road and all. I'll bet the rear shocks cost more than you have in the bike. very nice, thanks
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  5. dynodave

    dynodave Been here awhile

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    beautiful!!!
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  6. alpha.eightMG

    alpha.eightMG Adventurer

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    Just bought this 84 PE175 yesterday. Took me awhile to find one within driving distance <3 hrs.

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  7. Frank from Quebec

    Frank from Quebec Adventurer

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    Hi Jim,

    I did use the powerdynamo 250 system, it should have been a bolt on thing as stock 250 and 400 magneto are the same but for some reason the taper in the flywheel was too big so I had a sleeve machined to fill the gap. I never tried a 400 with stock ignition so can't comment on performance relative to it, I set the timing at 15 dgrees BTDC.
    If you do such a setup, you will also have to reduce the compression ratio a lot or jet it pig rich to stop it overheating on the road.

    Frank
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  8. DR ADDICT

    DR ADDICT n00b

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    That's weird Frank, I'm in the position of going through my 400 and updating it for street use. I have the stock ignition but haven't even started it yet so I don't know how it performs either. My manual states the timing should be set at 17 degrees. I wouldn't think it would affect much unless your changing the timing. If anything you would think it would help the stock system with a better spark and combustion but I don't know much about that stuff. Thanks for your response.
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  9. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Way too long since I rode the PE, so time to fit this
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    into this!
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    Motor has had full bottom end rebuild and top end freshen up, no tarting it up with paint etc, may have full resto at some stage but now I just want to ride it!
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    I had Team STAG VMX going hard!:D
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    And next thing you know it was a runner!!:clap:clap Thats my mate Al.ex Australian 250cc Enduro champion,won on a ,yep, you guessed it, PE 250 T We are going to share this bike in events
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    Its goig to my work now to get some detail items sorted,then ..............ring a ding ding!:D
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  10. ThatVikingDude

    ThatVikingDude Long timer

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    Excellent Woods Bike, rode it from 98 to 02, then I restored it... Loved it!

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  11. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Nice, very nice. :thumb
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  12. FJ_Kevin

    FJ_Kevin Been here awhile

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    Nothing like riding an old dirt bike to put a smile on your face. Bravo!
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  13. VC3

    VC3 n00b

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    Hi Guys...

    I'm into Honda CX500's - 82-83 Suzuki RM125 seats fit CX's with a bit of mod and I thought this PE seat would as well, but the pan is too flat, so it doesn't match the CX frame contour.

    So, I have what appears to my PE-uneducated eye to be a pretty nice original PE seat, one that I can't use.

    It looks like the part number is 40310-81065. I believe the guy I got it from on EBay said it was from a PE400 or PE250.

    I thought I'd post it here before throwing it out on EBay....

    Know anyone working on a restoration that could use it?

    Thanks...

    Victor

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  14. Kegler

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    What are those rear shocks? I recently bought a '78 RM125 with a pair of shocks that look just like these. No resevoirs, but has air valves. I bought a '78 RM125 new, and the shocks on the one I got now are not the originals. I'm just curious to know if they are rebuildable aftermarket units.
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  15. custmmc

    custmmc Been here awhile

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    I am in need of Ignition parts for PE400.

    Any suggestions for OE or aftermarket suppliers?

    I link to Powerdynamo ignition and looking into that now.

    Any help is appreciated.
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  16. ALittle

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    Hi,

    New to the forum. I've recently acquired a PE175T and am in the process of getting it going again. I really like the restoration of ThatVikingDude and am wondering what guards and plastics have been fitted. The rear guard doesn't seem to have the original droopy shape, nor does it have the flat section just behind the seat. The front guard seems to have a bit more shape to it too.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Alf
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  17. Fiddler181

    Fiddler181 n00b

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    Hey guys,

    Newish inmate (forgot my old username and pwd). Glad to see a PE thread because guess what just came to my garage...?

    [​IMG]http://sdrv.ms/1bwFp9S - 1980 PE400

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    [​IMG]http://sdrv.ms/1bwFABS - 1979 PE250

    I just picked up these basket case PE's. 1979 PE250 and 1980 PE400.

    I am going to need your guys help on resources for my resto on these babys.

    Thanks!

    -Pete
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  18. ALittle

    ALittle n00b

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    Check out this bloke's site. He has every manual on the PE you could want and more.

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/pe175n/index_AU.html
    Luke's PE.

    Spokes are available from Ash's Spokes in Brisbane for about $4 each or $120 per wheel set.

    Carby parts from Mikuni Oz (QLD) or Show and Go (SA).

    Rad Hard Chroming in Brissy can redo your fork tubes for $320 a pair.

    Pyramid Parts have steering head, wheel bearings and seals very cheap.

    DEP make a nice muffler for $160.

    Plenty of new engine parts, cables and sprockets, etc on eeebay.

    Good luck!
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  19. CJBDRdude

    CJBDRdude Ridin'offroadCJ

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    Hi fellow PE inmates! I have a decent size collection of PEs. 1979 175, 1981 175, 1984 175(the 81 & 84 are almost mint). 2 1977 250s(in resto mode right now) and 2 1980 250s. I sold my 80 400(mistake). I have a Facebook page - Suzuki PE Motorcycles(what else?) if you're interested in joining. I rode my very complete and original 81 175x in the ISDT reunion ride this past year and won a Gold medal despite the fact I rode on the original tires. They looked great but were awful. Yeah I should have known better :( Now the 175x has Michelin M12s(much better). I have some parts to sell/trade and I'm looking for DG stuff for my 1979 which has the center stand option(check photos on the Facebook page). I'm also selling repo graphics. I have them available for all the X models now and should have them for the 1980 and 82 on models soon. $40. shipped in the USA.
    BTW - bodywork available in the USA from DC plastics or Motoduro in the UK. Vintage Suzuki has limited PE stuff and Bikebandit sucks. They have about 5% of what you'll need.
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  20. CJBDRdude

    CJBDRdude Ridin'offroadCJ

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    I'm looking for a few parts for my 1977 PE 250 resto project. Anyone here have one they are parting out?