The Suzuki PE thread

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

  1. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Now I see it. There is a spring plunger where the 12mm jaws go on the post. 12mm held on by the rod going thru the handle of big wrench and then the spring plunger keeps it from coming off the jaw rod part.
    Theres one for sale on Ebay now for $450 +$35 shipping. Look at the pics there. You know you want it.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-PE-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  2. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    I had to check, $450.00, yes, well at that rate I want two!
  3. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    I just ordered this one #22-200 off Ebay. May weld a on a 12mm box end from pawn shop wrench (cheap) and a rod pin to pull axle out with for a project. Not a real one but for my PE175x will get the job done. This fits the axle nuts 32mm, 17mm, 13/16" S'plug on my 82 PE175x. Older PEs have different size nuts so these people offer different size sockets so be careful ordering to get the right sizes for your bike. $36
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  4. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Awesome job on the bike! I have a '78 that I'm starting to restore. Do you happen to know the length of the side stand...been looking for one but can't find a pe one. Thanks!
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  5. Just4Fun11

    Just4Fun11 Been here awhile

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    Did the 79 pe bikes get the aluminum swingarms? Growing up i got a 78 rm125c after years of pestering my parents, seeing the black steel swingarms made me think possibly the Mx bike parts would show up the following year on the enduro pe machines. I rode the hell out of it until the piston skirt broke off, and a friend redid the top end for me so I could learn. Took me a couple years before I could afford to buy my own. Thanks for the ride in the time machine
  6. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #103 Supporter

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    Nope, that was a 1980 thing in PE world...
  7. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Thanks! Sorry I haven’t logged on here in a while. I’ll see if I can measure it for you tomorrow when I head out to the garage.

    Good luck with the restoration. It’s harder to find parts now. Suzuki/Babbitts where I got a lot of my parts from no longer have any PE parts. eBay is your friend now.
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  8. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Picked up another Suzuki PE over the weekend. Found a 1977 PE250B for sale literally 20 minutes from my home. Couldn’t pass it up.

    Needs a lot of work, but it’s pretty much complete. It needs a new crank as the previous owner mushroomed the crank end using the wrong flywheel puller. Motor turns over, headlight/taillight are there, speedo, etc. Going to work on this one this spring/summer snd hopefully have it back on the road later this year.

    Now my 1978 has a buddy!

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  9. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Started working on my 77 pe250 that I picked up a few weeks ago.

    Engine needs a new piston and rings, new crank, all new bearings and seals, countershaft, a few gears, shifter shaft, and Kickstarter shaft. That’s all!

    Got some new tires for it, all new cables, new clutch plates/steels/springs, getting the seat recovered, stripped all the paint off all the plastics, new levers, new bars, and will be ordering new brake shoes soon too.

    In the process of cleaning up the frame and rims. I don’t think anyone cleaned this bike since it was new haha!

    It has a long road ahead but it should be fun to see it come back to life again!

    Here’s some pics...

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  10. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Check out the piston carnage. Bottom rod bearing let go, super loose, got up top and got chewed up. Cylinder wall is fine surprisingly.

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  11. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Wow what's the bolt for what's so warn in your first post?
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  12. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Few more recent pics of some parts I ordered... 353F06D3-D0D6-42F2-823D-A07C2693C72D.jpeg D00339EC-DBD5-4B99-85E7-E33773235211.jpeg 9E680A42-D490-4F45-B0A7-27EF605B4928.jpeg E43D2368-18FA-4E49-B1F3-1B66EE844942.jpeg E47A793C-5F71-4697-AE5F-0E695500145B.jpeg FFFFC608-CC7F-40B1-862E-4F56A83FCA99.jpeg 0018B5BE-14AC-4E58-A9E6-377F87EF1597.jpeg
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  13. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    The kickstand. That’s one messed up bolt haha!
  14. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #103 Supporter

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    That crank is very repairable - the mushroomed threads look minimal in the picture, a metric thread file is your friend. Beyond that, pressing and truing a new rod kit in there will take care of it!

    The only non-repairable PE cranks I have found are when the big end thrust washer eats into the crank cheek due to running with a bent rod.
  15. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    I just went with a new crank. Wasn’t much left on there for threads.
  16. cdahl383

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    Got a little more done on the 77. Ordered more parts, cleaned the carb, got some broken bolts removed from the frame and swingarm.

    The pilot jet was stripped out, so I tried an easy out and lucked out.

    Still a long ways to go though.

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  17. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Does that chem-dip stuff work pretty good?
    I take a file and file a radius on the carb ends where the rubber manifold and air cleaner boots go on to help them slide on easier .Also file the parting line casting ridges off both bells to let the carb rotate easier while both rubber boots are on. Great rebuilt pics and info your doing.
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  18. cdahl383

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    Yes, I highly recommend the Chem Dip, very easy to use and gets all the junk off the carb. Leaves the carb nice and clean and looking new again.
  19. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Put a new rear fender on my 78 today. Picked it up a while ago from a guy on the PE group page. Looks much nicer than my old one.

    Installed a new kickstand bolt and spring too. New spring is much stiffer.

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  20. cdahl383

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    Got some more parts for my 77 today. New output shaft, carb parts, and some NOS gears for the trans. It’s coming along, lots of time spent waiting for parts. No rush though, so not a big deal to me.

    Dropped the output shaft and gears at the shop. The shop will be able to get rolling on the engine now.

    I reassembled the carb with all the new parts. New needle and seat, new jets, new gaskets and o rings, new return spring, etc. Should run good once it’s back together. Put the carb in a ziploc bag and set it aside for now.

    Also located a NOS cdi box way over in Australia. Snagged that as I’m unsure of the condition of the one that came on the bike. Was happy to find that! Those are hard to find these days!

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