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Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By przjohn
They will usually sit for awhile and maybe get...

They will usually sit for awhile and maybe get shown at an event and then get sold. I am toying with riding an event or two on this one.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 287,210
Posted By przjohn
http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/prz...

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/4954sale003600x450_zpsaa568156.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 287,210
Posted By przjohn
Before and after of a KTM495 I restored a few...

Before and after of a KTM495 I restored a few years back.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/ktm495l1_zps5fc87776.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-30-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By przjohn
My 74 250. I restored this bike last Winter. It...

My 74 250. I restored this bike last Winter. It was a frame off restoration with a complete engine rebuild. The problem for me restoring dirt bikes is I don't ride them.

...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By przjohn
You were rivght! I don't know what happened...

You were rivght! I don't know what happened overnight but today the indicator is out. It was still doing it yesterday after I had reset the mileage and months but for some reason it is gone today....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By przjohn
Did you have to go past to zero to reset? I have...

Did you have to go past to zero to reset? I have changed the settings but it does not reset the service indicator.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By przjohn
Ok, so let's try this again. I know about the...

Ok, so let's try this again. I know about the settings menu for KM and hours. How do you RESET the display so that the Service screen is not flashing when you start the bike up?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By przjohn
1190 Reset Service Indicator

I've Googled it and have seen the KTM memo about adjusting the hours and mileage. The links that bring me to this site have the same info, even though the OP is asking the same question I am people...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,705
Posted By przjohn
Man, am I glad I read your post before I started...

Man, am I glad I read your post before I started tearing the bike apart. This is a job that should take 15 minutes max, And that's with a piss break. Here is now I did it. The pics were taken after...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
And now for the bittersweet moment, the end. The...

And now for the bittersweet moment, the end. The bike fired right up and has been run about 2 miles up and down the road. I will be taking it to the DMV this week for registration and hope to have,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Some before and after shots of the petcock. These...

Some before and after shots of the petcock. These petcocks are vacuum activated and I like them because you don't have to remember to turn off the gas, and in a 2 stroke that is a good thing. First...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Time to wrap it up. The gas tank components were...

Time to wrap it up. The gas tank components were installed this weekend. I wrap the tank in an old Tshirt, for this tank an 08 ISDE Tee that got ruined from bleach will do. A 6" X 1/8" drill bit is...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The clutch cover got mounted with oil pump and...

The clutch cover got mounted with oil pump and tach drive. The NOS rear brake pedal got installed with cable, and the foot pegs went on. These are Stat O Seals that are used on the oil pump banjo...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-30-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Back at it again this weekend. I have family...

Back at it again this weekend. I have family obligations so not as much as I would have liked got done. I guess I could have snuck out early. "Hey Mom, I know it's your birthday but I got a build...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By przjohn
We will be there. Arriving Sunday and staying at...

We will be there. Arriving Sunday and staying at Fontana, looking forward to it.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,041
Posted By przjohn
I would guess the exhaust is home made by someone...

I would guess the exhaust is home made by someone who thought the bike was hiding a camshaft some where. Who in their right mind would make a 3 into 1 straight pipe exhaust for a multi cylinder 2...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
A few pics of how she sits now. All lights, horn,...

A few pics of how she sits now. All lights, horn, etc. work. All three plugs spark so this bike is getting close to blowing smoke. I will be traveling next weekend but the time table looks good for...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
A wiring harness pic here. I admit I cheated on...

A wiring harness pic here. I admit I cheated on this one because nobody sees it, but I still wanted a clean look. The OEM coil mounts were Yellow Chromate but I didn't want to go thru the plating...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The bike came with an extremely rare "Bailing...

The bike came with an extremely rare "Bailing Wire" Battery Door. I felt it needed more of a stock look so an NOS door was installed. The Antigravity battery kit comes with foam in different...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The front brake problem got addressed too. The...

The front brake problem got addressed too. The kit I used to rebuild the caliper was a Kawasaki components kit. I figured that would be better kit than an aftermarket? I ended up getting a K&L kit...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
I forgot how much I hated points and have been...

I forgot how much I hated points and have been spoiled by CDI. There should be a required class in high school to teach patience, around the Sophmore Year called, "Multi Cylinder Points...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
We are getting there. This weekend concentrated...

We are getting there. This weekend concentrated on the electrics. The wiring harness was completed and installed. The points and condensers were replaced and the timing set. Here is a pic of my...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
That's where I grew up. Well, Windsorville...

That's where I grew up. Well, Windsorville actually, but we did get to go to the major Metropolis of Broad Brook on special occasions. :rofl
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Also started on the wiring harness. In order to...

Also started on the wiring harness. In order to replace the hardened and cracked plastic cover that runs from the frame to the headlight shell the harness must be disassembled. If you are going to...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
I stumbled upon something that worked well for me...

I stumbled upon something that worked well for me on rubber parts. The meter visors had some sun damage, or something on them that I could not get rid of. I ordered another set off Ebay and as is...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
I really can't bitch about set backs on this...

I really can't bitch about set backs on this project so something had to be expected. After getting all the front brake components together, and this is the bitch, BLED! I saw this under the...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
This was one of those weekends where a lot got...

This was one of those weekends where a lot got done but there just didn't seem to be enough time. This is my favorite part of a project, when it all starts coming together. You don't want to leave...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The paint is done and I will be picking it up...

The paint is done and I will be picking it up this afternoon. Larry Kilgore, a fellow member of the dirt bike club I belong to, The CT Ramblers, did a fantastic job! Thank You very much Larry. I...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
They are reproduction Doremi pipes and are very...

They are reproduction Doremi pipes and are very nice. They came from Midatlantic Cycles.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The motor then got set into the frame. It...

The motor then got set into the frame. It actually went in before this picture. The top end and clutch side were added after it was in the frame which is much easier.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-24-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
This weekend centered around the engine. Here is...

This weekend centered around the engine. Here is a pic of the upper crank half waiting for it's parts along side the triples bible, Glenn's Manual. Even though I have done a few of these motors...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Dave Emailed me today and the crank has been...

Dave Emailed me today and the crank has been shipped. The cylinders are ready at Eastwood Machine and will be picked up tomorrow. I will be away next week so the motor will not be coming together...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
I had a goal of getting the meters done and...

I had a goal of getting the meters done and mounted but it didn't happen. I have an NOS speedo because the original was broke. The tach is in excellent shape with no fading at all. Something pretty...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
More prep work this weekend. Got the carbs...

More prep work this weekend. Got the carbs cleaned and rebuilt. I soak them over night in carb cleaner and then flash dip them in Muriatic Acid to get a new carb look. For some reason on these...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The bike didn't come with an air cleaner but I...

The bike didn't come with an air cleaner but I had a used one on the shelf from a past project. I like a stock look so this will work well. The cleaner got sand blasted and painted. The clips also...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
The next job that was to be tackled was the seat....

The next job that was to be tackled was the seat.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/Kawasaki%20H1B/NewPics009_zps3459e21c.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Another prep job that got done was the front...

Another prep job that got done was the front caliper rebuild. I have been using Zip Strip to remove paint from parts first and then using a fine bead to remove the last bits. Seems to be easier as...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
This was another weekend of prep work. Saturday...

This was another weekend of prep work. Saturday was spent cleaning heads and cylinders. The cylinders are in the truck and will be dropped off at Eastwood Machine in Somers, CT. With the crank now...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
So, when you do a restoration and spend most of...

So, when you do a restoration and spend most of the weekend cleaning cases it is nice to take 5 minutes and bolt on some eye candy. That way, end of day, you can open a beer and admire more of your...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,082
Posted By przjohn
Getting the rolling chassis together was a big...

Getting the rolling chassis together was a big milestone but most of the work this weekend centered around the engine. The crank is now ready to go out for a complete rebuild of seals, bearings, and...
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