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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:57 pm

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Getting there
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Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 pm

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Nice Mike..


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Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:59 pm

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Nice 76 Mike! Almost makes me want to put together my 76 YZ250... Or will it be a 400? Hmmm

I've found some motivation for getting my 73 Chevy Stepside together. Not going to go full Yamahauler, but thought this was pretty cool!

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'88 Corvette motor, moderate build, coming together with a 4 speed Muncie...

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Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:35 pm

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Dry fit of 250 motor looks promising so far
Funny how going from a single shock to dual shock set up is “progress“
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Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:15 pm

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That's going to be a FUN machine to ride! And to look at for technical goodies... Well done, so far. :shades:
Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:42 pm

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Location: CT
I like that you have an Allen wrench holder with nothing in it

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:15 am

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Location: Danbury,conn.
It will be hard to see it get its first lump of dirt stuck to the under side she so nice.

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:20 pm

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Just off the lift. My 1989 CRe250R. Now off road ready as all proper dirt bikes should be ;)

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Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:06 pm

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oldschool wrote:
Just off the lift. My 1989 CRe250R.


that's pretty
i think it's a CR250Re

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:21 am

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Looks great, was the look we were all going for back in the day....


oldschool wrote:
Just off the lift. My 1989 CRe250R. Now off road ready as all proper dirt bikes should be ;)

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Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:40 am

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Now on the lift, '95 Husaberg FE501e. Many 'opportunities' here. These early bikes had very aggressive cam ramps which put a lot of force on the entire valve train. Couple that with weak oem cam chains, poorly designed chain slipper and an alu cam sprocket and there's trouble. :shock I won't even go into the issues with the Dellorto VHSB 38. Information and parts for the early bikes ('89-'96) is challenging as well. :omg:

But she's slowly coming around :beer

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Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:36 am

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Putting some "X" in the old KD. I'm amazed that this thing actually had 11.87 BHP new. :rofl

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Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:36 pm

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Getting there
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Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:37 pm

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That 'Berg is gonna be fun! So is Mikey's IT!
Some big bores to contend with. Im still playing with the tiddlers. I have no idea why... oh yeah, because i still have PTSD from my YZ490. I have to keep reminding myself every time i get jealous! :shades: :rofl
Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:52 pm

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Finally Got the YZ ll together and running ! Still needs new plastic and tune carb but shes OFF THE LIFT and running !!

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:09 pm

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Need photos.

Wheredugo? wrote:
Finally Got the YZ ll together and running ! Still needs new plastic and tune carb but shes OFF THE LIFT and running !!

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:00 pm

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Yeah, what he said.... :pop

MikeDi wrote:
Need photos.

Wheredugo? wrote:
Finally Got the YZ ll together and running ! Still needs new plastic and tune carb but shes OFF THE LIFT and running !!
Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:34 pm

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This

Back to Team Green :thumbsup:
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Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:56 pm
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Does that have 1 disk or 2??

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:07 pm

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ECL wrote:
Does that have 1 disk or 2??


Yes

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:56 pm

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almost 2 months later and the KDX is still on the lift with no end in sight

Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:38 am

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Good thing you have 2 months to get that sick XR project finished instead.

Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:21 pm

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Still no lift but I’m working on the 77 IT175.Image
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:21 pm

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Location: old lyme ct
Shout out to Kevin Donovan , the Master welder. I installed an 81 250 reed valve motor into a 79 Maico GS frame. Its a pretty easy swap, with the motor mounts, and the carb/airbox dimensions exactly the same.The problem was adapting the 81 pipe to the 79 frame. Enter the master welder, Kevin. He painstakingly took the time to basically cut apart and adapt the pipe to the frame , and it looks factory!!!! Thx Kevin
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Post Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:59 am

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FATDADRACING wrote:
Still no lift but I’m working on the 77 IT175.Image
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FDR... I've got a '79 which is exactly the same bike as yours. It's a nice friendly little bike but I will be VERY surprised if you or the bike like racing on it! Have you found anything close to the appropriate springs for both ends? Or a shock with actual damping potential? That's a lot of mail you are asking it to deliver... :pop

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