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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by sidetrack one, Jan 18, 2013.
Coming back together nicely, great bikes I have 2 250's and a 400.
I'm working on a center stand for my 82 PE175.
Does anyone know if Suzuki used 1 center stand for all the PE bikes or were each one different between years and engine sizes?
Different length legs of stand?
They are different
I'm curious. What are the rest of you using to pull clutch springs? My old exhaust spring puller doesn't fit through the holes in the pressure plate. 1980 PE175
82 PE175 ignition timing? The manual says to line up the scribed line on the backing plate to the center of the mounting screw hole. But the arrow molded into the engine case that I assume corresponds to where the scribed line on the backing plate puts the timing slightly forward off center from the mounting screw hole.
So not to be anal about it but the reason I'm asking is my bike kicks back hard now after removing and cleaning the whole ignition , flywheel, etc and it never has done that before?
So question is how much difference does it make in the ignition timing going from one end of the screw slot to the other ? I think I advanced it a little when matching the scribed line up to the arrow on the case.
To retard the timing , I rotate backing plate clock wise if motor is turning in counter clock wise direction when running?
How much do I retard to get rid of kick back that hurts my widdle hoofy?
If others are reading this that above mentioned tool is most definetely not the tool for this job. It's way too big. I ended up building my own spring hook.
I Have a nice 82 PE175 full floater that I have been mechanically restoring to ride. I have thought about cutting the pipe in 2 to pull out the 40 years of oil build up on the baffling and mat silencing stuff inside the pipe. Any advice or online vids of how to go about it? Or is just cleaning the silencer on the end of the pipe good enough? Thanks
Here's a vintage 'trick' I've heard many times and never tried myself.
Got my bike back from the shop the other day. Rebuilt the bottom end. I painted up the engine and pipe. New front tire, new brakes, new cables, carb rebuilt, lights wired up, new throttle assembly, and some new plastics.
Got a few more things to do, mostly cosmetic, but it’s almost done!
Ran into more issues with my bike after getting it back from the shop. Turns out the CDI box went bad. Replaced the coil and stator but ended up being the CDI. Found a NOS one from Tasmania!
Did a few more things to the bike and got it back on the road now! Ran great today when I took it for a ride. Lots of fun!
Chain took a crap on me while riding a couple weeks ago. Who knows how old it was. Was planning to do sprockets and chain soon anyway.
Got the new DID chain on the bike the other day. Also swapped out the rear sprocket. Old one was a 46T, the new one is a 52T. Should get through the gears quicker now.
Trying to determine the best way to measure chain tension. 2-2.5”’between the sprockets while sitting, on the stand, while I’m sitting on the bike. Others say set it for 1/2” play when sprockets and swing arm all in line. I’ll get that set this weekend and take it for a spin.
New chain and sprockets on the bike. Much better with the lower gearing. Someone put a 46T rear sprocket on it at some point. I put a stock 52T back on. The old chain broke on me so I replaced it with a nice DID chain.
Swapped out the 1980 upper fork clamp for a 1978 clamp so I could mount the odometer bracket and number plate. Also changed out the headlight bezel from a black one to chrome. Looking more like a stock 1978 PE250 now.
78 & 79 PE175 and 250 used the same stand.
Early 82 175 was a different stand
late 82-83 was a different stand with the mount pivots at a different spacing
84 is same as above but just in blue
Then there was 80-81 PE250 & 400 stands which were only used by the USA factory team on their works bikes ( i have one of these stands)
Also the factory stands for 80-81 PE175
And also the factory stand fpr the PE465 prototype and the PE175 Full floater prototypes used at the 81 ISDE.
All the works and prototype stands were made at the Suzuki USA R&D shop from modified 78/79 production stands.
Installed a new intake boot on my PE250 over the weekend. Runs great and no leaks.
It’s alive! Running and riding great!