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  1. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Actually, you can...

    If you find a good set of ZXR250C Barrels and Pistons, you can transplant them onto a ZXR250A engine. No other changes required. A few racers do this as it gives them a slightly larger capacity (about 260cc I think). It's basically the same as boring the ZXR250A engine out as you keep the ZXR250A stroke, but increase the bore from 48 to 49mm. I've been meaning to do this for a while, but haven't got around to it.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Why do people cut wires ? Every connector has been cut off and just twisted and taped on this ts185. I spent hours slowing fixing it, just need to find some more period connectors so I can do it properly. Might be easier to buy a used one

    It is a wonder how it ever ran

    I thought I’d use the spare ts-185 bike for the harness but it is the same if not worse

    Fitted a spare oil pump and plumbed it up so the oil injection will work again. Replaced the bent handle bars as well. Hopefully the lad appreciates it



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    bought some parts from cmsnl that david silver did not have.
     
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    Because they are there.
    Because they are master craftsman.
    Because the tail light globe has burnt out.
    I guess those would be the 3 main reasons.
     
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    Changed the engine oil and the pattern filter changed for Honda one, not impressed that the filter spring was missing, luckily I'd ordered a new one with the filter from Dave Silver.
    Easy job compared to changing the bloody spark plugs....made easier with a hinged socket borrowed from the bike shop, not made easier my lack of paddock stands.
    Brake fluid to change next and then carb balance when I get my new fuel line delivered
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    I bet that hurt. :lolsign:
     
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    well, all i can say is that after parting with the money i had to let the hems on my jeans down.lol. had to buy a headlight rim and david silver did not have.could have had mine panel beated and brazed but would have cost same or more.david silver spares order arrived today and there was a lot of cardboard packing in a grand box.
     
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    Try to help out with another XL250s (just because I fixed mine everybody thinks I know all about them) and kickstart would not return when kicking engine over. Drained the oil and had lumps coming out.
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    Sidecover off and clutch out, but the problem is internal in the gear case. Engine out after removing dodgy bolts, the rest were finger tight. Off with the top end and split the cases. Spring for kickstart shaft assembled wrong, so easy fix. Whilst washing the cases I found this.
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    This is the bottom side of the locating pit for the second gear shaft bearing.
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    This pin should stick up about 2mm, but the PO had not got it lined up with the hole in bearing and either big hit with hammer or just kept tightening the bolts until it broke the pin through the case. :headbang: I used some Devcon epoxy to hold the pin and fill the hole.
    Lots of sludge in the bottom of sump.
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    Now who would put a new O ring chain around this sprocket?
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    There are just so many small things wrong with this poor bike that it will take me a long while to get it into some sort of running shape. Next time I talk to the owner I will ask him if he enjoyed it, as he sure got f*#ked over on this Ebay bargain.
     
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    i never thought i could do that would i have to swap the head aswell . this would be great have you more information on this or is as simple as just pistons and barrels ?
     
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    Nothing else needs to be swapped. Just make sure you get a good set of C barrels and the pistons are in the right bores when you craft them unto your A engine. As I said, I plan to do this at some stage, so this is not a "I've done this" mode, but I know racers who have done this on their ZXR250's.
     
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    Made some new tank decals for the gb400, they have come out tops , I had loads of editing to remove the really thin lines so I had something decent to stick down

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    Got a battery for the CB, a cheap tank arrived from Ebay and started making enquiries about getting the X7 motor rebuilt. 75f8f085eab0054c0e3e109be4bd752e.jpg b74e6f64d179f51017267c341d52403a.jpg

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    What cutter do you have Chris? And what program do you use for your Decals?
    My other half has a Silhouette Cameo and so far I have played with the standard software on there... I havent cut anything yet
    .. I will start with some YAMAHA stockers I think..lol
     
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    So... rims and tyres dropped down to the local Bike store and will pick them up on Tuesday after a quick work trip to Dubbo later on today and back Monday night.
    I decided I was painting the fork lowers in the Black Onyx Metallic and really glad I did as they look really good. I have to give them another hit anyway as they were a little marked after sitting on the shelf forever.. Clear needs to go on the last one this morning... then I will take some pix.
    I am nw looking to find somewhere close that can Chrome my rear brake pedal to match the gear lever... then I can assemble the footrests etc..
    Hopefully the bike will be a roller next weekend and I can start on the CB400.
     
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    Ok , you've fitted a cloaking device to the SRX ?.I'm stuffed if i can see a bike in that picture , so it work's very well :lolsign:.
     
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    Someone stole it?!! Desperate times..

    Sorry. Well done, you must be excited. Hope it goes well.
     
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