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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by techforlife, Apr 13, 2012.
BTW... The lump goes in MUCH easier with the oil feed hoses OFF...
Yeah.i know........but they are a pain in the arse to get in after i find...the inner bolt is a real prick to get at,,even with flex sockets....i left them off last time i put it in,,it was a little easier,but i was swearing a blue streak trying to get that 8mm bolt in
Oh Man, that shitz easy. 1/4' drive wobble socket with a 6" extension. And to keep the bolt stuck to the socket just put a dab of wheel bearing grease in it.
Really enjoying this thread and made a few observations:
I agree with the weight of the motor. I recently had mine out and found it to be a real nut-buster just dragging it across the garage floor.
I liked the tensioner trick. I really struggled going the the traditional route.
The powder coating looks great. Go the extra mile and try to be equally as anal about the other bits. For example use this to justify buying the IMS oversize pegs. Pledge on the rubber/plastic bits and a little satin black rattle can might help bridge the gap.
Kenda tires? DOT? What tires/size?
Can't wait to see the "running motor" video.
What's the matter with canned beer??
I believe it also depends on the piston manufacturing process, cast vs. machined.
Thanks Rob.......i need the encouragement.........with the shit i got at work with employees thinking they don`t need to work i`m finding it hard to be motivated when i get home,,instead of drinking my face off
I painted anything black that looked crappy,,except the pegs,,,turned out good,,,,,,IMS pegs..........well i got ebay 13 dollar cheapies on here,,seem to work well
The tires are 5.10 -18 rear........they work well in wet rocks,,river crossings and fairly decent in gravel........in mud they are freekin scary as hell........so in the spring/fall i run either an MT21 rear or D606......on the front i like the MT21 all rear round.......
I`ll see if i can get the wife to show a test run up the street ,,but i have no camcorder so it`s gonna be from a digicam at best.unless i get off my arse and get a GoPro
Yup,canned beer in the garage.........i don`t like beer bottles in the garage as i`m forever knocking them over,,cans are shorter,,,,,,don`t get knocked over as easy,,,and i`m not licking the floor when i spill em
Shouldn`t really make much difference if the piston is cast/forged really,,,the piston only really carries the rings,,they float in the piston exerting their own pressure.........piston expansion should not affect ring clearance at all.if the piston expansion actually forced the rings out or in that would be a problem....the only real thing to effect ring gap is heat on the actual ring and expansion of the cylinder wall........
But.......a higher comp piston will usually run hotter than a lower comp one,,,and that affects the gap for sure........
So hows the KLR running Chris
Jezze I missed this thread awesome job B, she's really looking good.......I'm a fosters fan too...
Good. Still sorting it out, sorta. In the process of grafting a YZ front end onto it in order to cure that beyond horrible front suspension and brake.
Getting there CW.......slow,,but i`m getting there
That sounds cool.........
So..got her out for a small break-in/shake down run......found out a few things
(1) way to easy to wheelie in first now....
(2) throttle only wheelies can happen easily in second gear now..too easy actually...
(3) the FMX fifth gear is really tall......at 30mph if you get into 5th it lugs badly.....which isn`t a problem,i`m usually in fourth gear max anyway,,just thought i`d try it out.Should really move at full throttle with 14/45 i`m running now..
I`ll report back with more pics when CW gets my tank stickers to me..and i`ll give my impressions of this engine/trans combo at highway speeds
It didn't happen without pictures, Bub.
Just did 525 miles up to Grand Canyon & back, 90% dirt on my beyond horrible front suspension & brake. I don't know how I did it
Hey.......you wanna come up and film me one wheelin down the street,,,,,,,,noooooooooooooooooooo....so freekin wait like everyone else
I gotta get the wife filmin with a shitty digicam,,it`s all i got ...and it won`t stop raining...
I need a Go-Pro........but i`m cheap...maybe i can duct tape the digicam to my new helmet
Open face helmet and camera in your TEETH