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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. hollerhead

    hollerhead Been here awhile

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    If you went from a non-blow by/non-smoker to what you have now just from this happening then the damage is done. I'd park it. No need in creating any more issues to otherwise good components. The repair bill will climb on up there with each revolution.
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  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    ^What he said.
    The engine is done
  3. motonero

    motonero Adventurer

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    I think you're the "Steve" who is the engine master. What would you suggest? Will a top end rebuild suffice?
  4. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    It should. Unless the piston has broken and pieces are in the lower end. Then your splitting the cases
  5. baldman1

    baldman1 Been here awhile

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    I can only imagine the noise this poor engine was making.
  6. motonero

    motonero Adventurer

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    So I think that would imply that my best case scenario is to top end rebuild and my worst case is a new engine. Any guesses on the price range of those two?
  7. orrj

    orrj Been here awhile

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    I would agree with Steve. The aftermarket ( Acerbis I think, maybe UFO )fender is a bit off colorwise and not as sturdy.
    However for a test run to see how to mod one to fit, the Acerbis is cheap enough.
    I figure I will loop it before long and put the work in the better quality fender then.
    I will use the same tail light tho.
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  8. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Been here awhile

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    Head on then the energy went sideways and cracked the cases?
  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I was quite surprised to see that bit of engine case hit the floor when the engine was lifted out yesterday. The frame is bent every which way. The only real damage was the shattered headlight shroud, broken headlight and bent headlight mounts. The rest of the bike is fine.

    Well except for the frame that is...
  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    PM sent
  11. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    Maybe you'd rather it were San Francisco ? All I meant was better there than here.
  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Still NOT cool
  13. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    Whatever.
  14. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    There is no satire in tragedy.
    To mock the loss of so many is callus and sick. It didn't happen "over there", Vegas is in the USA. That means it affects
    all of us Americans. If you think better there than your hometown you are less an American than you pretend to be.
    High five Steve ( the good shoulder) , for speaking out and being an American.
    We are all in this together.
  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Mass murder... pshhh whatever.

    :umph

    That's about the most dismissive thing I can imagine for 58 people killed and 500 injured.

    @Freshdonuts said callus and sick - thats pretty much spot on.

    I'd add a few of my own if I thought it would matter
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    getting back to the thread, I'm loving this bike and I've only ridden it once.

    I mostly love the simplicity. Within minutes I have the tank and side panels off and I'm halfway done changing out the exhaust... super easy to work on.

    I have a couple streetbikes that I love but man they are complicated. I've got to take off the tank and remove the airbox just to access the bloody plugs.

    Now I know why the guy that i bought my L from had two; one for dirt and one Motarded

    I may to get another just to turn into a motard bike just because it would be fun as hell
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  17. Tukata

    Tukata ADV Demo Rider

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  18. aTuWitty

    aTuWitty Been here awhile

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    Friends! Quick question- I just picked up an old KLR250 (ALVIN PLEASE DON'T KILL ME IT WAS NEARLY FREE AND IT'S FOR NOOBS TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE!!) and the front brake caliper is locked, presumably from crusty fluid that hasn't been changed since the bike was first assembled.

    Can I pull the caliper apart, piston and all, and stick it into my ultrasonic cleaner with some simple green? Or would that somehow damage the piston seal?

    I ask this here because if it's cool to do, I'm DEFINITELY doing it to my XRL caliper as well as the baby KLR, as the XRL caliper is ancient!
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  19. hollerhead

    hollerhead Been here awhile

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    The ultrasonic tank won't hurt anything but the Simple Green will. It is not to be used on aluminum. The seals would be fine but the bore would be toast.
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  20. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Saw a brilliant trick on another forum for calipers, master cylinders, clutch slave cylinders etc that have seized and you can't get them apart.

    Cut a banjo fitting off an old brake hose.
    Tap where hose goes and thread in a grease nipple.
    Bolt it on and use a grease gun to force the seized piston out.
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