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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sparkingdogg, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Franque

    Franque Been here awhile

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    It probably won't be a direct swap with an XL 100, they (if I remember correctly) are based on the XR 75 motor. The only 100 frames that a XR200/Chinese motor/CRF 230 etc. will fit are the SL/CL/CB100 from the early 70s, but even then, you'd have to remake the top mount because they have a taller deck height, I think the XR185 started the third revision of this motor with a 12mm taller head mount, though I think they might have changed when they went from the one piece head to the two piece starting with the release of the first TL 125 model. If you need more details, feel free to send me a PM. Sorry for polluting the thread!
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  2. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Post as often as you want. It's an open forum. I welcome any posts.

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  3. tag3

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  4. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Today I stacked the CR125 engine in my small locker, along with the other 25-ish engines. I took the seat and tank off the DS185 to make it look less desirable to thieves, and put it back into my big locker. It's a pretty neat bike, and I want to ride it around a bit. But I bet it will be one of those that are fun to ride for about 10 minutes. It's neat, but primitive compared to most of my other riders. Who knows. No hurry to tear it down, though. Have lots of other stuff to do.

    I brought home a very clapped out '88 KX250, and a pretty nice '71 G4 100.

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  5. iatethepeach

    iatethepeach Been here awhile

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    OK, so if no financial advice or XL185 engines, how about a CT125 sprocket cover (11361-401-680)?
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I sure don't have one. I don't remember that bike, had to look it up. Pretty neat bike!

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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Got the '88 KX250 torn down today. Rode hard and put away broken. Missing a lower engine mount and chunk of the frame. Super clapped out shit pile. Half the bike was SAE hardware. The other half was bailing wire and oozing spooge.

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    JAB Unsprung Weight Supporter

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    Yikes! Where's the love?
  9. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    How bout anything for an atc70 ?
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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  11. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    :nah

    Sorry dude.
  12. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I've been eye fucking the fuck out of this fucking fucker. Fuck. If you have been following along a while, you know I have a soft spot in my head for antique rotary valve Kawasaki Aircraft shit.

    :augie

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  13. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Let's have a closer look. I wouldn't mind riding this thing. It's a '71 G4TR. It looks soooo much like my '68 C2TR... but actually shares very very few part numbers.

    This one came from Mr. K when he decided to get rid of some dirt bikes in his private museum, collection, a few years ago. It wasn't cheap. I believe I paid around $750 for it. It looks pretty nice. Been stored inside since we had a shitty Republican President.

    I mean Nixon. Not that current weird dude.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Some rust on the rims, and spokes, but hey I have another nice wheel set. Just in case.

    Everything is fairly intact. I have the key, but no title. I can get one, if I want. Let's move forward.

    The kick shaft return spring is broken. The kick lever doesn't return. Not a major fix, I think, I believe this one has the semi-external return spring. You have to remove the carb, oil pump, and right semi-inner engine cover to get to it. Sounds like a semi-major pain in the fucking dick.

    I have weird political views, and won't discuss them here (cough cough see ya in the basement). I was a kid back then, but really I don't think Nixon was such a bad President. Yeah he got caught. How many others did not? Maybe a few. I dunno. At least the man ended a very unpopular war.

    Okay moving forward. Pass the whiskey.

    Here's a problem. The spork flug isn't sparkling.

    I bet the fucking pilot spark went out. Fuck. It's a fucking pain in the goat ass to relight these coils. You need vintage Japanese wooden matches. And a good amount of luck.

    The fucking whole exhaust pipe is missing. Fuck.

    Wait... what would happen if I hooked a shop vac up to the exhaust frange, shove jalapenos down the spork flug hole, and sprinkle ground castor bean dust in the air?

    Oh yeah... the fucking kickapoo lever is fuckey uppey. Huh. Dunno what to do.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It's sure got low miles. Last wheelied by a little old lady at the Ford presidential campaign.

    Talk about a shitty President. And a good van.

    :evil

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Hmmm maybe some panther piss, ghost peppers, ether, WD40, and white lantern fuel down the old onion hole?

    Dude... hold my beer.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Yeah, the gas tank looks so nice. Fuck yeah.

    Why don't what we see how the in-fucking-side looks?

    Yeah? Yeah?? YEAH!

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    So, this is pretty much every bike I bought from Mr. K's museum.

    He details the bikes. Polishes the chrome. Waxes the paint. Never airs up the tires, the lazy fucker. The tires are always flat. I gave him my small air compressor. I bought a new little dolly for it, put some new fittings on an air hose, bought a new tire chuck, and said "Here dude, free tire pumpy thingy, how about air the fucking tires up".

    And yeah. He piled flat tires on the fucker.

    He's a fucking brute. Never said that. He weighs double me. Yep. He can push Gold Wings with flat tires. I can push a KE100 if you over fill the tires, and give me somewhere to rest, and don't fucking rush me. And make sure the fucking fucker has a kickapoo stand. I get tired easy.

    :norton

    Oh but I digress.

    The gas tank. Waxed and polished. Let's have a closer look.

    Wait... the fucking cap is frozed as fuck.

    Get out the semi-big Channel No. 7 locks. Pinchers, that is. The kind that plummers use.

    It hits me. It hits me first in the back of my throat. Then I feel my brain cells melt. Fucking crickey, this must be like, getting fist fucked by a cobra on crack.

    I found them. The mud demons. Yep, it's like I released the genie from the bottle. The fucking mud demons have been dwelling in this gas tank since the fucking gas shortage of 1973.

    My eyeballs begin to melt. There is only one thing I can do. I put the lid back on the tank, and use the fucking pinchy tool to seal the evil mud demons back inside.

    Through the melting brain marrow, I begin to devise a plan.

    I will un-fucking-cork el tank del diablo, stuff it full of onions and raw carp, and hide it in the bushes of the fuck wit neighbor whose dog bit me. Either that, or shave my recently grown goatee, call myself Jill, wear high heels, and sell cellular air time in Bangor, Maine.

    Hey... I think if I shit quicky mart burrito and malt liquor and pickled egg poo-poo's into this gas tank, it will smell better. In 2042. When my Independent party gets elected.

    During the 27th gas war.

    Take a deep sniff, and call me Jill. Bitch.

    Your fucking eyes will melt, too.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Dag nabbit the cap is back on.

    Brain marrow runs from my ear holes.

    The left side doesn't look so bad now.

    Does it.

    Snicker snicker.

    Pass the whiskey. The Cheetos gave me gas.

    Gas demons. In the mud tank. Fuck.

    Or something something bad gas evil spirits walking dead man crisco fist fuck. I almost just wanna go shit in a fan.

    We all say that. "When the shit hits the fan".

    I think I actually wanna do that, shit in a fan. Oh, not mine.

    It might be the mud demons talking, or maybe the whiskey. Shitting in a fan. Epic bucket list stuff. I think.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Dusty Chrome. Good porn name.

    It really stinks in here. Fuck.

    My eyes hurt.

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