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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-05-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,263
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i've got an '80s 110 here. i wanted to convert to...

i've got an '80s 110 here. i wanted to convert to 12v. in the finish, i put all of the ac outputs into a 12v reg/rec and bingo! 12v powerz. it only puts out about 9 volts at idle, but once you get to...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
nah pezz. it's fucked. a lot more stuff got...

nah pezz. it's fucked. a lot more stuff got damaged, including the engine, from all the bashing around. it'll be interesting to see if it's still there though.
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
good to hear. thanks.

good to hear. thanks.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i'll keep an eye out.

i'll keep an eye out.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
another question for the people who've done it,...

another question for the people who've done it, having looked at photos of the track it looks to be mainly corrugated dirt. not that much sand, a few dunes before ilkurka (coming from the east.) is...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
that's good to know. going up point sunday road...

that's good to know. going up point sunday road to the highway, then carnegie and well 9 was one route i was looking at. there's certainly a lot of interesting stuff to see along the way.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
thanks.

thanks.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
so i'm going into this again in a bit more...

so i'm going into this again in a bit more detail. probably july next year. been looking at distances etc. probably go simpson-coober pedy-laverton. then look at how we're going and make a decision...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,576
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
dunno phil. i reckon i slipped from 1 to 3, then...

dunno phil. i reckon i slipped from 1 to 3, then ended up at 2. lol. it is a beautiful place. i'd still like to do the bottom half.
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
does your bike have a flap of some description...

does your bike have a flap of some description between the back wheel and the shock? they're very important.
Forum: Australia 06-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
count me and a mate as a maybe. i'll have dual...

count me and a mate as a maybe. i'll have dual range this year so am looking forward to smugly riding past people pushing sweatily. just keep phil away from rocks on the bridle track!

it all...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
good idea. i'd forgotten about this. mine got...

good idea. i'd forgotten about this. mine got pulled apart because it stopped. when i took the head off one of the choke plate screws had bashed around in the cylinder and closed the plug gap.
Forum: Australia 06-01-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
from vague memory it was 88-91. single carb and...

from vague memory it was 88-91. single carb and drum brake rear models. they also had the (allegedly) better long header pipe exhaust and the magnesium covers. later ones had better suspension.
Forum: Australia 06-01-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i've got a '90 model and there isn't much of a...

i've got a '90 model and there isn't much of a range of rears for the early girls. '92-on the sky's the limit. ended up going with 15/44. it'll be a while until i ride it though. do you know if yours...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,866
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i had an '87 250r for years. trail rode the shit...

i had an '87 250r for years. trail rode the shit out of it and raced it a bit. i used a web 213 cam in it. with a k&n filter and upgraded valve springs it went really well. i was led to believe, (but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,971
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
cool. it'll be interesting to see it as it...

cool. it'll be interesting to see it as it progresses.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,971
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
ok, so no advancer on the crank? the gs has one,...

ok, so no advancer on the crank? the gs has one, which made it easier. you could always use the computer to just do ignition for now. make it easier to start, do boost retard etc. might even help...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,971
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
just to play devils advocate here, have you...

just to play devils advocate here, have you considered using efi on this engine? there are cheap (but still good!) ways to do it. there is a delco setup you could use, which with the right setup has...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i'm not sure. there's an oil tank full of bloody...

i'm not sure. there's an oil tank full of bloody hot oil right in front of it. the brake light switch is another good place to pick up power for the voltage sensing wire.



at the risk of being...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
one trick i have used with some success to remove...

one trick i have used with some success to remove rusted in caliper pistons is to tack a piece of steel to the end of the piston (where it touches the pad), then use it to twist/pull them out. break...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
how old is your xt? i had an '88 tt600 and...

how old is your xt? i had an '88 tt600 and (believe it or not) zz-r250 carbs were an upgrade 30mm vs 26. it took a little fiddling with main jets but was surprisingly easy to get them to work. better...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
Thanks Graham, What is YMMV? :huh The...

Thanks Graham,
What is YMMV? :huh

The Yammie starts & goes quite well up to around 80 or 90 no probs, but it lacks any punch pulling 90 - 110 & certainly isn't willing to pull much harder for...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 96,073
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
not in bloody sand it won't!

not in bloody sand it won't!
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
sundowner, another route is to look in a bike...

sundowner, another route is to look in a bike wrecker. see what reg/rec they seem to have heaps of. road bikes normally have a lot of output and a suitably robust r/r. wiring them in is pretty easy....
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
88 was single carb. plenty of people have used...

88 was single carb. plenty of people have used the later (91-on?) piggyback shock in 88-90 frames. dunno about dual carb stuff.

sounds like an awful lot of fucking around for something that can...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 62,454
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i haven't been in here for a while. a while ago,...

i haven't been in here for a while. a while ago, i read a book called no more mister nice guy by robert glover. this book, once i got past the feeling he'd been spying on me was a really big help.
...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
do you know which part died? the pickup coils can...

do you know which part died? the pickup coils can often be bought cheaply aftermarket and fitment is an easy soldering job.
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
cool. sounds good.

cool. sounds good.
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
what about the rubbers old 2 strokes had to stop...

what about the rubbers old 2 strokes had to stop the fins ringing? a neat stack of rubber blocks might look ok?
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,774
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
where is this tear's ride pezz? might be a couple...

where is this tear's ride pezz? might be a couple of cq starters. me on an xr6 and not sure on the other.
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
i can remember the ballards catalogue talking...

i can remember the ballards catalogue talking about how you can't buy the hrc big fin head anymore, and had to get them from ballards.

the reason i was given, is that honda worked out pretty...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 65,458
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
some people like that sort of thing.

some people like that sort of thing.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 65,458
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
so after looking at electric start ktm 300's on...

so after looking at electric start ktm 300's on the weekend and thinking about it all, does anyone know what the stator output on a 300 is like? it'd have to be better than average to keep the...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
how big is it bruce? is it a pwk? cr125 or 250 2...

how big is it bruce? is it a pwk? cr125 or 250 2 stroker most likely.
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
jesus. grabalambone. there's a blast from the...

jesus. grabalambone. there's a blast from the past. do you go there much? we lived there '89-91. then nyngan '91-92. stick with drums. one of those new fangled disc things is more than enough.
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
is your address nyngan or mudgee? that's the...

is your address nyngan or mudgee? that's the kicker. no blue slip station in nyngan at all? i thought chris dutton was doing all that stuff.
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
yes, that looks like an aftermarket carb. one...

yes, that looks like an aftermarket carb. one bonus for blackwater is no motorbike rwc station. just fill out a form and pay the money.
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
the back brake is redundant. shutting the...

the back brake is redundant. shutting the throttle does most of the rear braking you need. i had a ct125 many moons ago. it took the same brake shoes as the rear on most xrs before about '91

it'd...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 95,955
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
why not just bang that motor into your bike and...

why not just bang that motor into your bike and run it around before you pull it apart. see how it shifts etc. see how well the rest of your bike works too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By wiggywildwildwest
if you can, break the chains and join the new one...

if you can, break the chains and join the new one to the old one. it's pretty easy (with the valves closed and the plug out) to just pull the new one through with the old one. means you don't have to...
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