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Old 03-09-2010, 05:14 AM   #16
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You're making some headway on that project and I'm waiting for that first race.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:13 AM   #17
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Well, a little more time on the motor. Turning the crank by hand and checking for any unusual play, water is seen on the crank wheels.
Time to split the cases and see how bad this could be...



There has been water in the bottom end for a a while, but the damage is minimal.



Things are cleaning up nicely. The main bearing is discolored by the moisture, but turns smoothly after a good flushing in the solvent tank. The seals are all wasted and will be replaced.



More cleaning and a little sit-down time to draw up a parts list.

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #18
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Now that Spring is over this week.... I work in my un-heated garage, so work has halted until the temperature goes up a bit.
Don't give up on me!! It's just that that cement floor really makes my feet cold.
More to come...
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:59 PM   #19
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It looks remarkably clean on the gearbox side of things! Crank and bearings o.k.? Just how cold is northern Idaho right now?
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #20
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It looks remarkably clean on the gearbox side of things! Crank and bearings o.k.? Just how cold is northern Idaho right now?
The rear trans bearing is very rough. All the other bearings feel pretty smooth without any lubrication (my past and current method of testing).
Current temp. @ 3:00pm Pacific time 37F. The garage is like a meatlocker!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:41 PM   #21
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47 degrees here ( Grants Pass ) , but still cold in the shop on the slab. The kitchen table should provide a nice work area for the engine work though.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:08 PM   #22
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Period flat tracker would be sweet.
This thread inspired me to setup my '79 KLX 250 for some amateur flat track. Costa Mesa Speedway is running a run what ya brung amateur afternoon deal a few times a year. its a hell of a lot of fun. A year or so ago I ran my old Husky 250 and beat a TT500 and a SC500. They must have been really poor riders
After a broken shoulder racing Speedway my wifey said no more racing but i have her convinced this bike is safe cause it atleast has a brake
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:05 AM   #23
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I recall way back when the first Yamaha dealership opened up in Wilmington, NC where I grew up. The owner of the dealership would sometimes show up in the woods where we rode (now UNC-W campus) with a DT-1. He would let us kids riding our Honda 70s, 90s, and 100s take a ride on the two-stroke 250. It sure stirred up some bike-lust.

The movie "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" can be watched on Google Video -



Here is info on "Little Fauss and Big Halsy".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Fauss_and_Big_Halsy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065989/

Here is a smaller video clip if you don't want to watch the whole movie.


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Old 03-10-2010, 08:39 AM   #24
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I still use this line from the movie:

"Cycles is a mean toy, lady!"

But back to the topic, keep going with that Yamaha. I've said it before and I'll say it again: No motorcycle left behind!

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:13 AM   #25
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The cylinder, piston and head are GYT kit items. Very valuable stuff. They are cool bikes that you can have a lot of fun on. And they look sweet as a short tracker. Here's mine.

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:24 AM   #26
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Project on hold for a few days... 35 degrees in the garage this morning at 10:00 am. I guess I'll put this time to good use and hunt down seals and gaskets for the motor assembliagiement
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #27
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The cylinder, piston and head are GYT kit items. Very valuable stuff. They are cool bikes that you can have a lot of fun on. And they look sweet as a short tracker. Here's mine.

Zilla!
I've seen pics of you racing this Don! Better shot of it here. Love the Sonicweld frame!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #28
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Here's a pic of me racing it last week at the new Daytona track!

They are a fun little bike. I hope the guy restoring his on this thread has as much fun as I have on mine.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:12 PM   #29
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Here's a pic of me racing it last week at the new Daytona track!

They are a fun little bike. I hope the guy restoring his on this thread has as much fun as I have on mine.


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Great shot Don! Just strayed over to the Flattrack page for a while and this was here when I got back. What ignition are you running?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #30
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Great shot Don! Just strayed over to the Flattrack page for a while and this was here when I got back. What ignition are you running?
Still the stock ignition. I would like to retro fit it with either a PVL or something a little better than the old points set up. I don't really want to go the route of the DT2 electronic ignition, due to the parts price and availability.

It will sometimes miss and back fire a little at hi rpm's.

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