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Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.
Woulda been heaps cheaper to get your hands dirty...
Spending some time in my second home ...vietnam
Today finished mods and bolt ons to my big XR 1fitty
Sea trials tmoz
PAck me spares , and I'm off into boon docks
Started tearing down my seized 2003 WR250 that isn't as seized as I (or the guy I bought it off) thought, but it's very tight. Hmmm. Still, the bike needs a thorough going over so I'll tear it all down to components and take it from there. Depending on what's wrong with the engine (any common causes of tightness with these engines? it holds coolant and the plug is fine, no oil leaks) it could end up with a DT200 engine in it. I've poured some oil down the plug hole and will let it sit overnight.
Rode it and took some photo's.
Put 28ltrs of white vinegar into the tank of my XT600Z that I am restoring, at 60 cents per ltr this is the cheapest rust remover ever!
I did the same to mine over xmas for about a month or so but with 20L
Came out perfect but didn't look great before I did it.
I started pulling down the chassis of my XTZ project and started getting ready to reassemble the engine.
I'm pretty keen to get it back up and running. I originally bought it 6 or so years ago, running and registered as a daily rider and for weekend getaways. Not long after I bought it, I collected a kangaroo at speed and the bike then became a bit of a fix'er upper. Been sitting untouched for years and now I've decided that she may as well get some "from the ground up" love now that my KTM project is just about done.
Fitted an el-cheapo top box:
I'm pretty impressed with the construction and finish. Slightly thinner ally than I would have liked but absolutely faultless "stack of dime: TIG weld (probably robot). Will do me and the KLR. Slightly more expensive than a milk crate, but more secure and waterproof.
Almost finished the 501..some mirrors then rego
Cheap is $20 mate. Not $400
A true KLR rider would have a milk crate he stole for free!
I paid $350. I reckon that's cheap. Got plenty of milk crates in the workshop storing selections of pipe fittings etc but they're not:
a. Waterproof or
I ride my bike daily and need to leave it outside the shop and post office most days. Too many light fingered toe rags around to leave my laptop in a milk crate.
Bunnings. Big selection at the right price. This one on Lucy cost me $26 from memory...
And they make them for KTM's as well
Don't you just love steel gear levers. I added 30mm to the the DR Bigs lever to suit my Big size 14 hoof!
Yep, had one of those on until I swapped over to the ally box. Did a 7 week trip to Tassie with it. Can't fit my helmet in it and it's actually a touch too wide so my pannier lids foul on it when I open them. Plus, fiddling around with the padlocks is a pain when you have to swing by the shops and post office every afternoon on the way home. Also impressed by the fact that it came with a monokey plate so I can remove it in seconds if required. Was happy with the plastic Bunnings case, but happier again with the ally case.
I unleashed the fury of 11kw. I had forgotten what a drag running in a small bike is. The upside is, it only used 2.8L per 100km. It is faster than a 125 scooter.
26 pages of the owners manual are devoted to. On how to use the ignition key.
I had a Yam R15 (150cc) for a month or so. Isn't the light weight a blast.
The handling and brakes on this thing is pretty amazing for a small bike. With very little horsepower, you really need to keep your cornering speed as high as possible.
Still running it in. So cannot use all the rev range. Red line is 11,500 rpm. Rev limiter supposed to cut in at 13,000 rpm. The stroke on this thing is a massive 40mm :)
I was also thinking while riding today. Can I shoe horn a 600 single into this frame ?
Update. I rode the 125 around the Channel TT this morning. Mighty impressive little bike. Holds it speed up long hills. I have traveled over 250 km and the fuel gauge is still showing over half full or 2.5L per 100 km
I am sure Nev's milk crate would make a softer seat than the stock one.
I reckon the naked version GSXR 125 would make a good replacement for the CT110 as tiddler tourer.
Supermono - I like the way you think
Pulled the engine out of the 2003 WR250 yesterday and tonight pulled the head off to see what's causing the tightness and found out it's the big end bearing. Suppose I'll have to order a whole new crank by the look of it? Never pulled apart a 4-stroke before.