Rescuing a ttr225

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

  1. dbc

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    Nice job !
    Hey, if your thinking about re-covering your seat, give this stuff a shot.
    https://www.yourautotrim.com/al4stvi.html
    I've redone a few seats with their "High tac black," has a real nice grip to it.
    If your patient and have a good stapler, it's not too hard.
    My KDX with the high tac..
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  2. Puregonzo279

    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    I was looking at seat covers and that is cheaper and better looking than the stuff I was finding on eBay. Thank you very much. I will be ordering some of that. You did an excellent job on your kdx. It looks good.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    How many yards did it take to cover your seat ? I would think one would be more than enough to do it .
  4. dbc

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    Way less than 1/2 a yard. Fabric is sold kinda weird. A yard of it is 36" x what ever the bolt width is. A yard of Allsport is 54"x36".
    Just like on your seat, the KDX has a big curve in it that is kinda tough to deal with- it can be dealt with buy tugging & pulling, but I cheated. After cutting off a piece big enough to cover the seat plus a few inches in all directions (little extra helps while tugging,) I sprayed a little contact adhesive on the curve & on the underside of the material where it's going to hit the curve. Not much, about a 2 1/2" square. Makes the job easier.

    What's amazing is how much the stuff stretches, follows tight curves and rolls over tight edges with no sewing required.
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    That is pretty amazing. I appreciate the info and the tip on the adhesive. I'm definitely gonna try it .
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    20190122_153017.jpg I almost forgot to get a before of the back wheel before I scrubbed it down for paint. The majority of the rust there was surface rust and after a good bath with some steel wool it cleaned up so nicely I decided not to even paint it. I couldn't get the spokes to shine like this but oh well. It as after all made for dirt. 20190122_203128.jpg a little after the cleanup action. So shiny. I look forward to getting the front wheel cleaned up getting the new tune and tire mounted. Any pointers for doing it myself ? I have a friend with a tire machine and he give a me the buddy hookup. But it is still close to forty dollars. I could wash a couple of bikes for him and he would put it on for nothing. The last time I attempted to put a tube on a rim I pinched it . I guess practice makes perfect. But the tube itself was 20 bucks . 20190122_211221.jpg
    Rear wheel mounted. 20190123_020505.jpg so so close. Just waiting on parts as usual.
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  7. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    I love how that thing is looking! Keep up the good work!
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    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    Thank you. It is getting there.
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    20190123_020535.jpg I got the rear brake lever put back in place and cleaned up. My wife doesn't like that this is going on in the piano room/living room. She asked me how much it would cost to enclose my work space in the back so that next year we don't have this issue. if I don't get anything else out of this I will at least get an enclosed work area. It will be easier to keep clean that way as well. I won't have leaves and dirt blowing in constantly . 20190123_020527.jpg rear brake assembly put back together and ready to stop this thing. 20190123_021638.jpg I didn't realize how blurry this was until it uploaded. But oh well here it is . I cracked the manifold a bit on accident wedging the carb into place. I hope it doesn't cause any major issues. I doubt it will. These things are pretty tough. I got the choke cable back in place on the carb and then mounted the other end to the handle bars in the appropriate place. 20190123_021644.jpg
  10. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    On the intake manifold - if the crack goes all the way through and it can suck air, and then run lean, you should replace it. I think they are about 15-20$ on eBay. I had to replace my because it was cracked and running lean. But if it’s just a small crack where the carb metal is and/or etc should be ok. Just make sure it’s not all the way through and/or won’t develop into a problem some day on an epic ride. :)
  11. Puregonzo279

    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    I think you might be right. Replacing it will be the way to go. I am gonna get it running first and that will be one of those things i will order to finish up the project.
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    So I got this oil filter. And a heavy duty tube for the front tire. 20190124_124718.jpg
    I put the filter in and out a little over a quart of oil in. In my service manual it says to use 20w40 , but I didn't have any of that. What I did have was some ecstar 10w40 for a 200cc dr I had a while back. I figured if it will work for Suzuki it should work for the Yamaha they are almost the same displacement. Then I had to endure another slow day at the shop so I figured I would strike out at the first opportunity and head over to my buddies bike shop and hang out do some work and get that front tire mounted. 20190124_151917.jpg 20190124_152108.jpg it looks pretty rough from out here. Let's see what the inside looks like.
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    20190124_152547.jpg it doesn't look any better that's for sure. Some elbow grease a wire brush and a file should be able to take care of this. 20190124_153142.jpg 20190124_155026.jpg 20190124_155040.jpg it's not perfect but it's smooth. So I don't think I will have any problems in the near future out of an unexpected flat. Let's hope not anyway.
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    There are a few he is working on. See the dent in the center of the tank on that sporty closest to the camera ? Rumor has it, that guys balls did that as he was sliding over the handlebars after being rear ended. Talk about balls of steel. 20190124_233717.jpg 20190124_233728.jpg
    One step closer.
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    Well I ran into a bit of a problem I rebuilt the petcock valve and place it back on the tank while it was full of vinegar (I was getting the varnished gas out with the vinegar) it has a pin hole in it that is just spewing. Is there a fuel resistant patch similar to J B weld that I can use to patch it ? Or should I just buy a new valve ?
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    I got the chain slider in the mail. You can tell it was injection molded because of the bubbles. 20190126_145114_001.jpg 20190127_020953.jpg 20190127_020959.jpg
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    20190127_191847.jpg well. I planned on knocking all the rust off these things. And I got a good start on one. I got a lot of the rust off. 1548641062475785932153.jpg but the rust I couldn't get was bothering me. So I attempted to knock it off with the old trusty wire wheel on a die grinder trick. 15486411587052060322699.jpg The grinder kicked like a mule at a rodeo and decided to make tracks up the side of my face and nose. It moved quick too. I didn't even have time to react, till the grinder was on the ground jumping around. Then I reached down and turned it off. And went inside to assess the damage. 20190127_192458.jpg
    I think my beard and mustache saved me from it being a lot worse . It was a bunch of cuts from my cheek , up my lip and across the tip of my nose. I rinsed it off with some water and sprayed it down with some bactine. My lips are numb but so are the cuts. Can this be considered a motorcycle related injury?
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    Drop those pegs in a bowl of vinegar for a few days and go to bed. Safer there!
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    Oh My! Sure, maybe embellish the story a little tho. ;)
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  20. JimVonBaden

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    Lesson learned. When using wire wheels on a grinder, use this:
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