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Forum: 2 smokers 04-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,675
Posted By Dirtybrit
Great read, great job, great bike. Well...

Great read, great job, great bike. Well Done.:freaky
Forum: 2 smokers 08-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 134,748
Posted By Dirtybrit
Great Reading

Hi FJ_Kevin,
Great reading your thread on your YZ465. I had a 1981 YZ 250 H and my brother had the 465, great bikes! I have the chance of getting a 1981 250, and your thread has only made me want it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Nice Montesa Coast Rider, I remember admiring...

Nice Montesa Coast Rider, I remember admiring them when I was younger!:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 08:34 PM
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Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
I can see why you wanted the original light now,...

I can see why you wanted the original light now, your bike is pretty original!:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Nice Bike!:ricky

Nice Bike!:ricky
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Working on it Big Ed, after my first bike was...

Working on it Big Ed, after my first bike was back together and running i have been riding, but will be back on my build shortly!
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Yep I have two XT 550's, the one with the Youtube...

Yep I have two XT 550's, the one with the Youtube vid was my daily ride but packed in during the fall (see another XT owner with a problem). During the winter I thought I would get my next rebuild...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Not really sure, they came with the bike, but I...

Not really sure, they came with the bike, but I will measure them for you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Well I got my bike up and running, sounds sweet...

Well I got my bike up and running, sounds sweet even if I do say so myself! :clap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu3UhGr4c6M&feature=player_embedded...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
You will probably need something a little more...

You will probably need something a little more robust, like 3/8 drive, and try soaking with wd 40 overnight first!
Probably gasket sealer as there is no gasket on this joint
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dirtybrit
Well I got my motor back together and in my bike....

Well I got my motor back together and in my bike. A few priming kicks, turn on the ignition and it started first kick. Of all the help i received Zecatfish was spot on, and autolycos and g600 where...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,039
Posted By Dirtybrit
For sure your sticking rings will cause you...

For sure your sticking rings will cause you problems.From your pics your wear looks minimal, a first oversize would probably do (0.25mm). Be sure to lap your valves in and put new valve guide seals...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By Dirtybrit
This is a common problem with this bike due to...

This is a common problem with this bike due to poor oiling of the 5th gear and lugging along in top.Riding without fixing is a recipe for disaster, and getting hold of the gears will be tough,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Here you go for your connectors ...

Here you go for your connectors http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/connectors.html and here is your rear light assy ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dirtybrit
See above quote and thanks for your help!:cry

See above quote and thanks for your help!:cry
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dirtybrit
Well whilst rebuiding my other xt550, I managed...

Well whilst rebuiding my other xt550, I managed to get this one into work and stripped down.I tried every electrical item, and then a compression test and after a good few kicks i was getting no...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Sweet:lol3

Sweet:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Whats your air filter like? is it clean, try...

Whats your air filter like? is it clean, try running it without.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
For Sure!:lol3

For Sure!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
I cut off the stupid flasher brackets and ground...

I cut off the stupid flasher brackets and ground it smooth, I will ad some smaller flashers, perhaps some flushmount units, I dont know yet. I will see when my plastics are fitted.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Bluhduh This is the biggest improvement that I have made,...

This is the biggest improvement that I have made, adding the USD forks and a Disc brake will make a freakin huge difference. Relying on the back brake to stop you when you have nobbies on, on tarmac...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
I have started to assemble my bike, everything is...

I have started to assemble my bike, everything is just hand tight as I nearly always miss something and have to take some pieces off to put it back on. The chain tensioner can not be fitted if the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Fitted my resevoir with the brake light switch to...

Fitted my resevoir with the brake light switch to the brake line. I think I will have to mount my Vapor higher so that the brake line doesn't bash it around.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
This is the mounting lug, and out of 3 airboxes...

This is the mounting lug, and out of 3 airboxes that I have 2 where broken the same way.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
And this was the result, I must admit it seems...

And this was the result, I must admit it seems very strong.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
This is the glue that I used to weld my airbox.

This is the glue that I used to weld my airbox.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
These connections are definately not original but...

These connections are definately not original but I will be cutting them off anyhow. I have ordered some bullet connectors from http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/connectors.html

and some block...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Well its time to have a look at the wiring...

Well its time to have a look at the wiring harness. I have two of them and both are not perfect. I plan on shortening the harness as I will be doing away with the quick disconnect of the Headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Hi GTIZRX fleabay has them...

Hi GTIZRX fleabay has them http://stores.ebay.ca/6-Sigma-Racing/_i.html?_nkw=XT+550&_sid=59552276 good luck!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Ordered them from Motosport....

Ordered them from Motosport. http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/index.php I had to wait a little while for the fenders to come from Acerbis. I wanted all the plastic to be the same colour white. But...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
I am going to have a go at plastic welding, I...

I am going to have a go at plastic welding, I have to weld my airbox as it is broken in the corner. I am going to use some of Brilliant Bobs "Rapid Fix" If you have not seen this stuff, check out the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
My plastics came in the mail aswell today,new...

My plastics came in the mail aswell today,new fenders ( I also have an undertail rear light), New Headlight and fork gaurds. I also bought a hot start lever to use as my choke lever and will post...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
And the other peg!

And the other peg!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
I also bought some larger footpegs as my boots...

I also bought some larger footpegs as my boots used to slip off the old ones, as you can see there is a huge difference.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Also made a new runner for the swingarm.

Also made a new runner for the swingarm.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
And fitted it in the freshly painted Tensioner.

And fitted it in the freshly painted Tensioner.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
Well nobody has posted for a few days so I...

Well nobody has posted for a few days so I thought I had better do a little more on my bike. Made a new chain tensioner guide from teflon.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 90,670
Posted By Dirtybrit
Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
You need a 18mm Spark plug wrench, they are...

You need a 18mm Spark plug wrench, they are available, I have been using a long 18mm socket!:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 240,855
Posted By Dirtybrit
BTW Dirtybrit, did yours arrive and was it all as...

BTW Dirtybrit, did yours arrive and was it all as promised? crankcase gaskets? was this an ebay purchase? there apears to be a number of top end sets but not too many completes.


thanks for all...
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