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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Navin, Oct 23, 2017.
You could always use it as an excuse to upgrade!
Unless you wanted to swap the whole front end. Gary will find you a set most likely.
Yeah Gary had a set in stock. Paranoia was for nothing.
Now I need the wife to decide if we're heading to the mountains to go camping this weekend. If not, I have a big bore to install.
For a bike about as rare as a TM, it sure is easy to get parts for them!
You okay? Easier to fix broken bike parts than broken human parts
Yeah just a bunch of bruises. Every time I hurt myself I buy more/better armor.
First three words post crash,
"hows my bike?"
Did you sell your FC450 with Fast Ace forks?
I couldnt bare tew let my AERs go!
We all know the GPX is more bike for the money. But not everyone knows about GPX and the Kayo still compares well against the Japanese & Euro prices.
I can check this weekend if you still need the info.
Nah confirmed gpx/KTM stuff isn't the same. GPX/Pitster has a set of triple clamps on the way. Glad they're still supporting the old girl!
Thanks for the offer!
Look what showed up at Croom today! The one and only Navin LXR250R!
Still ripping along!
I told her I might have to buy it back if she ever sells it!
So what to do while waiting for triple clamps?
Install the big bore kit!
I did find this
Which may explain why it's felt down on power lately. New plug on the way.
Should have things wrapped up tomorrow. Then I just need to wait fir parts and throw the front end back together.
Motor is back in one piece. I have the whole engine together now, just didn't take pictures. Hopefully I didn't screw it up!
Valves haven't budged in 2000 miles so I won't be worrying about those for a while.
Now I just need to get my triple clamps to arrive so I can get the front end together and go riding!
Triple clamps have arrived!
Any advice on removing the lower steering bearing from the old one without damaging it and installing on the new one?
Don't, put a new one on. The only realistic ways for removing them end up destroying the bearing.
It's best practice in general to never remove and reinstall a bearing. All you need to do is measure the inner diameter of the bearing on the clamp, and the outer diameter of the race in the headstock. Replace them both.
If you get metric dimensions, I can tell you the bearing number you need to get, or I can show you how to find the proper number.
Actually removing the old one was super easy. I used my press to just the stem out of the lower clamp. Bearing looks perfect but I'll double-check. Just need something that will sit on the race so I can press it on to the new stem.
You can heat it in an oven and it will expand & slip right on.