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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
$100, talk about the right place at the right time.
Most definitely right place right time , did the forks today , while they were apart I blasted the fork legs and gave them a quick polish , so far I have spent $250 on the bike which includes oil and filter , fork seals and dust seals. I was a bit lucky as a customer of mine bought a crashed vstar 1100 off me and he replaced anything was wasn’t perfect so I grabbed his handlebars and a few other bits to finish it off.
I took it up to a local bike shop for a road worthy certificate and it was all good, ran out of time to get to transport department and register it , will do that tomorrow.
now back to the gt380, I may have wheels and a crank by the end of the week
Bought a grom today with 130kms in the clock , I am trying to work out what to do with it , my wife is keen to learn to ride but I am thinking maybe something a little bigger , still it is fun to do laps around the shed
my son is trying to claim it , but 15 year old plus a grom = police trouble
Still pretty hot and hazy out in the middle today ....
I sold a bike! Another 20 to go... I am trying very hard not to buy any bikes this year: 11 days in and I nearly bought a bike. It's going to be a long year. I was meant to visit a few other bikes for sale yesterday, but had a lazy day and that didn't work out. Monday task. If anyone is looking for project bikes?...
On a side note, I have found love: Kawasaki ZXR 250! Well, I found a bike I am enjoying. There's still issues to be sorted (carbies, of course) but it a nice looking bike, with the sports bike feel and lots of 4-cylinder revs - and I get to keep my licence!
So... 450 4-stroke or 250/300 2-stroke?
Also, your boy riding the Grom would be like:
So true , after a test ride , he was like can I ride it to Cleveland which is about 5kms away , I said sure , get your licence , register the bike and you are free to take it
What you got?
KDX 200's, yz250, VTR 250's, maybe ZXR 250C's, then it is incomplete bikes and parts. Even an electric motor control unit out of a Zero MX bike (no motor, batteries are dead) if anyone thinks it could be useful. There's a KX 250, but...
VTR has a roadworthy and listed for sale. Got 2 other bikes up for sale as projects. I put the TC185 on the ramp yesterday: it looks like a big project. I am thinking I should pull it all down and build it back up, but it is a lot of time and money. The forks are sad, thought about replacing the front end. Maybe it is a bike better off with someone who will care for it do what needs doing... And do it properly.
And the 185 will still be worth nothing after you restore it. Don't bother, just straight onto ebay.
I wanted to keep it, dual range gearbox might make it good for trials riding.
I have a customer who had his mc22 race prepped by a mate , there was so much wrong with the bike And it wasn’t running. I refused to help out unless he let me put it back to how it should be. New carb boots sorted the leaks, replaced a 1m fuel hose with the correct 10cm oem line , installed a radiator fan which was removed to save weight . Replaced the fuel tap so the vaccum actually worked. We now had the bike running nicely then it would stall, check the stator output and one phase was very low so I replaced that with a known good spare , I checked the reg and it
passes the diode test , decided on a Hail Mary to swap it out with a known good one , boom the bike is now screaming like a banshee.
I will have to sort the Clutch out on Monday ,then it will be ready for some track time. I can’t believe how bad some of the work that was done to this bike.
Clutch is weird , pop it into gear at idle and the bike lurches a tiny bit then stops and it cannot find Neutral while it is running. the cable is good, freeplay at the lever is good, Shift rod is fine and adjusted to spec , I suspect the clutch plates and springs are passed their used by date.
Any suggestions ?
Worn out clutch basket, notches stopping the plates from moving / separating, would by my guess without looking at it.
My across had that for a little bit, i decided to do an oil change, as it was the original oil in the bike when i got it and problem fixed. Maybe that was just my issue.
An overtightened clutch basket nut compresses the bearing and drags the washer on the basket. Make sure the washers are correct, too. Some have 2 different thickness washers, inside and outside of the basket.
As for me, I registered the VTR and took it for a ride. I forgot how cool these bikes are; no wonder I bought it! Now to work out which bike to sell... The 650 is in the sights..
Brand new oil
Thanks for your help, will pull the clutch down Monday for a look
Bought an old school rare triple Yamaha XS850g , safely tucked up up in the garage at home , 78k on the clock , hasn’t run in a few years , brakes need some attention.
I won’t be touching it for a bit , need to finish the 380