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The Suzuki PE thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by sidetrack one, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. haggzcycle

    haggzcycle n00b

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    Coming back together nicely, great bikes I have 2 250's and a 400.
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  2. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    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?
    Thanks rj
  3. CJBDRdude

    CJBDRdude Ridin'offroadCJ

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    Upstate NY.. rockin it in Valatie!!!
    They are different
  4. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Flatulent Supporter

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    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
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  5. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #103 Supporter

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  6. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    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?
    thanks ,rj

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  7. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Flatulent Supporter

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  8. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    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
  9. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    Upstate South Carolina, USA
    Here's a vintage 'trick' I've heard many times and never tried myself.
    https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/...t-s-the-best-way-to-clean-out-a-2-stroke-pipe
  10. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Location:
    Michigan, US
    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!

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  11. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    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!

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  12. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    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.

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  13. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    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.

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  14. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    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.
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  15. LWC3077

    LWC3077 Been here awhile

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    78
    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.
  16. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Installed a new intake boot on my PE250 over the weekend. Runs great and no leaks.

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  17. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    It’s alive! Running and riding great!

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