Rescuing a ttr225

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Puregonzo279, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Puregonzo279

    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    20180829_020041.jpg 20180829_081636.jpg I attempted to fix the dents in the muffler tip the best I could . It doesn't need to be perfect, it is a Dirt bike after all 20180829_015130.jpg 20180829_015905.jpg
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    15356694700171533463519.jpg this is what a boring day at the shop looks like. An empty lobby and nothing to do. I had an appointment at 3:30 but he burned the arm we were supposed to be tattooing so we rescheduled for a later date.
    So , now I get to do this ..... 153566961004260821329.jpg 15356696418671890591628.jpg It rained earlier so at least it has cooled off a bit . Back to the grind. Literally
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    15356704336711893449097.jpg got this for in between grind sessions. A full auto bb gun. 15356704951311374447577.jpg 15356705217911798192079.jpg it shoots 25 rounds in less than ten seconds. Lots of fun. And excellent for target practice.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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  5. Dread_lion

    Dread_lion Been here awhile

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    want to keep the wife/girlfriend happy? redo this one, sell it for a profit, give her back the money you used, and start a new project. seriously, she wont mind as much when she sees its 'an investment' ;). Happy wife = happy life :lol3 and it looks as this one is going to be back on the road with not too much money invested. That is if the engine is good of course.

    i love the progress though, some of those parts looked pretty bad, but you made them come out real nice!
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    I agree. Happy wife = happy life for sure. She wants me to use this one to teach her to ride before I sell it I think it'll be perfect. And if I sell it before barbers vintage festival I can give half to her for her to explore birmingham while I explore what barbers has to offer.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    20180828_203513.jpg 20180828_203453.jpg 20180828_213352.jpg That's a pretty blue , however there was quite a bit of rust beginning to eat away at the frame so I wasn't left with much of a choice . And since I am building this thing on a budget I decided to not even try to match the original paint but still do something similar . So after several hours of knocking rust and old paint off the frame, I got it hung from some rather in our storage building behind the shop, and painted it a metallic blue. 20180831_190324.jpg
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    I got the frame home and decided to put one more coat of paint on it for good measure and then a coat of clear . My wife seems to think it would look better if I painted the plastics the same color as the frame. I had contemplated painting them already but didn't know what to use. I think plasti dip would work because of its elasticity . It would move with the plastic as it flexed. But I don't know if I will be able to match the current color. So I will take a pic on the iPad pro and play with some designs. I also received some much needed love from the mailman. 20180901_012822.jpg 20180901_012748.jpg 20180901_012707.jpg 20180901_012615.jpg
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    Well maybe I should have taken the carb apart before spending theory bucks on a rebuild kit . I doubt this is salvageable. 20180903_015656.jpg 20180903_015732.jpg 20180903_022756.jpg 20180903_015735.jpg any suggestions on getting this cleaned out would be extremely helpful . I have no idea where to go from here and I can't find a reasonably priced mikuni carb.
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    I heard drop it in a bucket of PineSol
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    There are many threads about Pinesol for cleaning carbs. My suggestions: There are many varieties of pinesol. Use only regular pinesol, not one of the fancy versions. If you have a bottle that has been around for years, even better, it has more pine oil in it. 75% pinesol, 25% water. Disassemble the carb AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Fully submerge in the mixture for at least a whole day. Rinse with water followed up with carb cleaner spray and air. Repeat if needed.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    Thank you. Much needed advice I may be able to rescue this thing yet.
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    subscribed, like a previous post had said, some of those parts looked pretty bad and i wasnt sure how nice they could come out but its turned out well. looking forward to more.
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    Subscribed also.Just purchased a ttr125 fixer upper for wife to ride.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    Well, it's been a little while. I have had some catching up to do and have been working on the bike a little here and a little there. I just haven't been uploading pics. So I thought I would take some time during a slow day at the shop. I got the carb cleaned and rebuilt. I broke one of the plastic arms to one of the floats attempting to get it out. I just heated up a flat head screw driver with a torch and melted the plastic back together. It seems to be holding together just fine. 20181031_221254.jpg 20181031_232924.jpg 20181101_001334.jpg 20181207_013003.jpg
    I got a before and after of the kickstand, I also had issues with the front rim being bent. I looked up some used ones on eBay but they were all around a hundred dollars. So I waited. I knew we would be going to barbers vintage fest at the end of October so I was praying I would find some spare parts at the swap meet. I took a picture of the hub before we left. And the first day we were there we didn't really visit the swap meet, we headed to ace corner to watch the racing action. And checked out the vjma setup, then went to the hotel . On Saturday though we hit every square inch of the swap meet looking over lots of old motorcycle related junk. I saw what looked to be a 21 inch wheel so I walked over and checked it out. I asked the guy what it came off of and he said it came off a Honda but the hub looked similar to the one I had. He said he would take thirty, but I walked away from it and went back to look at some yz fenders I had seen previously. I got both of them for 15 even though I can only use the front fender. Then went back for the wheel and tire talked him down to twenty and he threw in a free tire that looks new. Couldn't beat it. We had a great time at the vintage fest. The weather was great. It was hot and there were bikes everywhere.
    I got home , thinking if the axle didn't fit maybe I could just change out the bearings. Maybe. I took the axle out of the bent setup and tried it in the new one and it fit like a glove. I put the wheels side by side and they look exactly the same. What a find. My grandfather also found some running lights for his shadow ace tourer. We built a mounting bracket for those and got them wired up they look great.
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    Here's a picture of mine and my grandfather's bikes. It's a good before picture of the front before we added running lights. 20180918_161646.jpg and after. I also modified his stock headlight bracket so that we could put an Led headlight in his stock bucket increased visibility is a must for that old man. 20181010_141451.jpg both of the tires together. The new to me one on the left and the old one on the right. I have to order a tube and put the new tire they gave me on the rim. 20181207_012939.jpg Here is a shot from one aisle of the swap meet. I forget how many there were but they had the swap meet splint into two separate sections. This one and another in the top left corner of the park. Both were equally awesome. Made me wish I had ten grand and giant trailer to haul all the bikes and parts I saw that I wanted. I also saw a lot of bikes I have only ever read about. Or seen in magazines. It was awesome. I think I'm gonna go back next year. 20181005_135637.jpg
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    IMG_20181029_172140.jpg IMG_20170609_144558.jpg IMG_20170529_182533.jpg 20180909_000945.jpg some fun shots of some of the shop hotrods.
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    I'm enjoying watching you bring the Yamaha back to running order! I ride a Roadster also and am in the final stages of bringing a Honda CRF250X back to life. Good thing I picked it up cheap, because it's now at market value with all the parts & work thrown in for good measure! The bike was purchased to ride with the goal of at least knowing what I have - "peace of mind" while in the middle of the woods. It's very easy to get upside down on these projects. Enjoy the build, ride it and have fun. There's a challenge working on old bikes without losing too much $$.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    My wife is already complaining about the money I have spent. Which isn't really that much. I bought the spray paint for the frame and black parts with change from the change jar. I have almost 500 dollars in it now. And just a few odds and ends to pick up. Even if I make a couple of hundred bucks I'll be happy. For me it's more about the build than the flip. But I can't tell her that. If I don't find anyone to buy it I will just keep it. Cheap dirt bikes are always fun to have around.
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