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Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,830
Posted By RatchRacing
Looking good so far, looking forward to seeing it...

Looking good so far, looking forward to seeing it done.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,688
Posted By RatchRacing
Nice write up and photos. The new Honda looks...

Nice write up and photos. The new Honda looks great. If I had the coin I'd have one for my dual sport bike but I'm going to be rocking the (cheap) old XL250 soon. Be sure to give us a long term...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Got my new seat cover and had one hell of a time...

Got my new seat cover and had one hell of a time mounting it up.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/20130123_172206_zps02744ce8.jpg

Then I took a break from the Honda to look...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
I`ve got a rolling chassis! Lots of work done on...

I`ve got a rolling chassis! Lots of work done on the forks and front wheel. More to come as usual......

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/XL250R%20rebuild/P2050009_zpsc38de9b7.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Got the handlebar setup complete. Installed the...

Got the handlebar setup complete. Installed the handguards and folding mirrors. The Tusk hardguards are pretty trick with the integrated signal lights. MSR folding mirrors complete the look.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
I'll have some more interesting posts with photos...

I'll have some more interesting posts with photos soon. Just need to get all my parts sorted out.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Just a quick update with no pictures :( I...

Just a quick update with no pictures :(

I noticed that the right side crank bearing was not turning and the crank was turning inside the bearing. I split the cases to investigate and found alot...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Got the top clamp and the dash installed. Things...

Got the top clamp and the dash installed. Things are going a bit slower now that I'm waiting for parts.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/20130111_212659.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
I did some "agressive" honing to the cylinder and...

I did some "agressive" honing to the cylinder and the gouge is all but gone. I measured it at work with a micrometer and there is no difference in bore diameter where the scratch was. You can still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Glad I'm inspiring someone to work on an old...

Glad I'm inspiring someone to work on an old bike. I love doing it and this is not the first one I've done :evil

Got more work done today.

Gave the frame a nice cleaning...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
Yeah, some people shouldn't be allowed to buy...

Yeah, some people shouldn't be allowed to buy wrenches :lol3 I got real lucky and there was no damage done except a light scuff to the piston.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 198,519
Posted By RatchRacing
Wow.... thats pretty whooped out. Sent from...

Wow.... thats pretty whooped out.

Sent from my GT-S7560M using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Another thing.... does anyone know what parts are...

Another thing.... does anyone know what parts are inter-changeable with the XR250R of the same year? I'm wondering if and XR tank would fit the XL. I could lighten the bike up and bit and increase...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
More work done this morning on the XL, mostly...

More work done this morning on the XL, mostly little piddly stuff now. I'm waiting for parts to come and and I need to clean and paint alot of stuff. Might have to take a trip to Princess Auto to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
There is...... ...

There is......

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852416
Forum: 2 smokers 01-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,444
Posted By RatchRacing
My 2009 KTM 200 XCW, lots of aftermarket goodies....

My 2009 KTM 200 XCW, lots of aftermarket goodies. I use a trials tire on it now (MT43).

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/P1220001.jpg

The old 1986 IT200
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
You guys have convinced me that I should keep the...

You guys have convinced me that I should keep the KTM. I'll use it for regular dirt duty as usual. I'll commuter / explore on the Honda once its finished until I can afford a more modern second...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
Yeah I've lurked on there from time to time :lol3...

Yeah I've lurked on there from time to time :lol3

The suspension is something I definetly love about the 200, I've had it revalved and dialed in quite nice for myself.
I'm leaning towards keeping...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
Thats how I feel as well, I'm not sure that...

Thats how I feel as well, I'm not sure that selling it to buy a compromise bike is the right answer. I'm torn between both options right now. I've been reading lots of threads about the KLX and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By RatchRacing
KLX 250S from a KTM 200?

I've been thinking alot recently about trading in the KTM 200XCW on a new KLX250S. I want one bike to do it all. It would be nice to ride the 10km to work and hit up some of the many forest tracts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
I'm sure it was the PO that f-ed up, the intake...

I'm sure it was the PO that f-ed up, the intake rockers are mint. Just both exhaust rockers are looking to be toast. I looked up OEM replacements on bikebandit and they are $48 each :eek1
Maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Got some work done on the XL tonight.... ...

Got some work done on the XL tonight....

Someone went full on dumb-ass with the flange sealant on brand new gaskets :huh



Good head

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Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
I have a parts engine that came with the bike,...

I have a parts engine that came with the bike, exhaust valves look good in it so I might luck out. I'll PM you if I run into needing some used OEM parts. Thanks for the offer.



I've read a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,175
Posted By RatchRacing
I'll play..... 1981 Yamaha IT175 ...

I'll play.....

1981 Yamaha IT175
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/100_3046.jpg

1982 Yamaha Seca 550
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/100_1548.jpg

1986...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 198,519
Posted By RatchRacing
I've got this terrible old cellphone photo from a...

I've got this terrible old cellphone photo from a ride on my old IT200. Thats about a 30 foot drop to an old flooded quarry on the left.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Tore into the engine to give it the once over. ...

Tore into the engine to give it the once over. Found some good stuff and some bad inside the engine.


Popped the jug off and found that the oil ring was broken, most likely by the stupid oaf...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
Got the bike torn down and the engine out. ...

Got the bike torn down and the engine out.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/PC300021.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/ratchracing/PC300022.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By RatchRacing
1987 Honda XL 250R restore / rebuild.

Hi ADVer's! I've been a lurker on the site for a while and feel that I've got something to contribute now. I've been riding dirtbikes for the last 10 years and have wanted a dual sport for a while...
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