ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-26-2011, 11:13 PM   #16
Big_John
Colorado Rider
 
Big_John's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Oddometer: 2,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by blbiker56 View Post

next is to clean and degrease the frame and prep for paint!!! anyone got any ideas for some
cool color schemes for the bike???



Great work son!

I vote to keep the frame the stock blue color.


.
__________________
John
2004 KTM 950 Adventure S
2004 BMW R1150RT
Pointing the Way http://www.gracemotoadv.com
Big_John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #17
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
i cleaned up the frame, wire brushed most of the junk off of it and
sanded that baby down. I went ahead and threw a coat of filler primer
on so that it would be thick and fill in most of the scrapes and pits. I am
still deciding on a color, but considering black, because i can put truck bed
liner on the bottom end of the frame so that it will last when i ride rough
terrain.



i also painted the subframe with primer



so i thought you guys would like to see how great bearing look when not
taken care of. they literally fell out when i took the bolts out of the shock
linkage. RUSTY!!!



blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #18
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoxer667 View Post
If you ordered the Fluidyne radiators for it the cross over hose, from left to right radiator, is a smaller diameter than the stock. The YZ450 hose will fit, which means you can get the cool colored hose kit for it.

Also, like yamahaman said while you are have the engine out you might as well replace the cam chain and tensioner. I had mine skip a tooth and the I had to puch the bike out of the woods about 2 miles of sand whoops to the road.
when i checked the cam chain it was very tight and the tensioner seemed on as well, how long does this stock chain last?
blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #19
BIG ED XT FAN
Beastly Adventurer
 
BIG ED XT FAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Finger Lakes Western New York
Oddometer: 1,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by blbiker56 View Post
when i checked the cam chain it was very tight and the tensioner seemed on as well, how long does this stock chain last?
A hour meter is your friend. 100-150 hours is good. Cheap to replace, better then the top end !!
BIG ED XT FAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #20
KMC1
There is no spoon.
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Greater SLC
Oddometer: 2,442
This is a GREAT thread

I just picked up a 2000 WR400 and it needs a little love....I'm gonna follow this thread and pick up tips where I can from you guys. If I learn anything from doing mine, I'll throw some posts up for you as well.
__________________
Obama says adding $4 trillion to debt is unpatriotic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG19Cu_Q&sns=em

An Overview of the United States National Debt: http://www.davemanuel.com/us-national-debt-clock.php
KMC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #21
motoxer667 OP
Studly Adventurer
 
motoxer667's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Oddometer: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by blbiker56 View Post
when i checked the cam chain it was very tight and the tensioner seemed on as well, how long does this stock chain last?
Mine lasted about 7 years and about 10,000 miles. When it went I had stopped to wait for a friend who had fallen. The bike was idling and when I went to take off it stalled. When I went to start it it just didn't seem right. No warning nothing before hand.

After I got it home I couldn't get the timing marks to line up. When I compared the old one to the new one it was about a 1/2 longer. The chain just stretches beyond the tensioners ability.

Last fall I had the engine apart for a shifting issue I put another new chain and tensioner in the engine as a precautionary measure. It didn't really need it, as the engine had about 3000 more miles on it.
__________________
Which way did they go? They are suppose to be following me, I am their leader.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720349
motoxer667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 09:38 PM   #22
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
more progress... and i decided on the black color!
i painted the frame with auto acrylic, but instead of doing the
whole thing black i bought some truck bed liner and i sprayed the
bottom half of the frame so that i can ride this thing without
worrying about tearing up the paint job.







i also managed to pop out the bearing in the suspension linkage that
was difficult and not fun with a hammer and socket. then
i forgot that i could have easily used my vise and pressed them out a little easier. but now i can do it with the rest of them

blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #23
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMC1 View Post
This is a GREAT thread

I just picked up a 2000 WR400 and it needs a little love....I'm gonna follow this thread and pick up tips where I can from you guys. If I learn anything from doing mine, I'll throw some posts up for you as well.
awesome man, for sure if you wanna post anything about your bike feel free. it would be cool to have more than one project on this thread.
blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #24
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,689
Loving the build progress..
a1fa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 10:04 PM   #25
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoxer667 View Post
Mine lasted about 7 years and about 10,000 miles. When it went I had stopped to wait for a friend who had fallen. The bike was idling and when I went to take off it stalled. When I went to start it it just didn't seem right. No warning nothing before hand.

After I got it home I couldn't get the timing marks to line up. When I compared the old one to the new one it was about a 1/2 longer. The chain just stretches beyond the tensioners ability.

Last fall I had the engine apart for a shifting issue I put another new chain and tensioner in the engine as a precautionary measure. It didn't really need it, as the engine had about 3000 more miles on it.
ok awesome, i was looking at my chain today and it was extremely tight, and i know that the guy who owned it before me did nothing with the engine while he owned it for a year.
blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 11:05 PM   #26
KMC1
There is no spoon.
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Greater SLC
Oddometer: 2,442
That black frame looks GREAT! You're making me think I should take mine apart a little further than I was planning.....but I don't wanna!
__________________
Obama says adding $4 trillion to debt is unpatriotic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG19Cu_Q&sns=em

An Overview of the United States National Debt: http://www.davemanuel.com/us-national-debt-clock.php
KMC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 11:34 PM   #27
Big_John
Colorado Rider
 
Big_John's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Oddometer: 2,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by blbiker56 View Post



Well, I thought 'stock blue' would be the best......but I love that bedliner.

I just got home from Portland.....walked out to the garage to look at it and it looks great.


.
__________________
John
2004 KTM 950 Adventure S
2004 BMW R1150RT
Pointing the Way http://www.gracemotoadv.com
Big_John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #28
Big_John
Colorado Rider
 
Big_John's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Oddometer: 2,964
There will be a two week delay......

Dad (Big_John).......put the boy (blbiker56) on academic hiatus...... For the next week he will be focusing on his College Accounting Class. Then....next weekend we are off for RMAR!!!!!

Love the challenge of helping to keep a 20 year old, living at home.......focused on his education........When there is a 426 in the garage to work on!!!!! HA!!!!

RMAR....here we come!!!!
__________________
John
2004 KTM 950 Adventure S
2004 BMW R1150RT
Pointing the Way http://www.gracemotoadv.com
Big_John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 06:21 AM   #29
motoxer667 OP
Studly Adventurer
 
motoxer667's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Oddometer: 511
I rode mine last night. about 25 miles into the ride the engine wouldn't come down an idle. Stopped took the tank off to get the carb two make sure the cable wasn't stuck, because the last time I was in that area one of the cables was frayed a little bit.

It wasn't that took the Dr. D hot start off and it looked good, but I suspect that the VERY fast idle is because of the hot start. Being on the side of a dirt road is not the place to be taking the carb off, so we turned around and headed back.

I am currently in Michigan working and will be heading back to Ohio later today. When I get home I will install the factory hot start and see if that is it. If not off with the carb.
__________________
Which way did they go? They are suppose to be following me, I am their leader.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720349
motoxer667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 11:56 PM   #30
blbiker56
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Oddometer: 50
B

ok well the bearings came in the day after RMAR (rocky mountain adventure rally) kinda a bummer... but when i got back i finished the bike and pretty quickly too!!! but here is the installation of the swing arm linkage bearings.

Brand New!


old vs. New
wow! i was really happy to see how great the new bearings looked after staring a the old ones for a week.



And with a torch, a trusty old vise and a freezer fridge combo, i got the new bearings and seals in. wasnt as hard as i expected.


blbiker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014