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Old 05-13-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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1980 Can Am Mx6 Parts Resource

Google can be your friend but in my case have not been able to find basic parts for a 1980 Can Am 250 Mx6, in need for a clutch cable, air filter and possible internal clutch parts. Bike has been setting for at least 18 years and have gone thru the basics before trying to start and run. Clutch pull at the lever after lubing and adjusting seems way too hard. I know but have not gone there yet to pull the plates and inspect. Need help on where parts are available for the Can Am Bombardier models (Vintage) can be found.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:43 AM   #2
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I'm the new owner of a 1982 military Bombardier, which is based on the 1977 MX7 by CanAm.

Perhaps these links can help you out:

http://www.militarycan-am.co.uk/

http://www.rtrmoto.com/

Love to see a picture of yours.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Rango, rtrmoto in Colorado looks to have everything for these bikes. Just hope they have what I need in stock.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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Thanks Rango, rtrmoto in Colorado looks to have everything for these bikes. Just hope they have what I need in stock.
It would be in your best interest to join the Can-Am Yahoo discussion group and read about folks experiences with RTR.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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Rokoneer: that sounds ominous. Anything we should know?
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Can-Am-125-17...0564b0&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:11 AM   #7
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Rokoneer: that sounds ominous. Anything we should know?
He is very hit and miss with stock and shipping times. Apparently his real job is that of an OTR truck driver and RTR is a side business for him...a very side business. People who have had good luck say his stuff is quality, but his tact and business practices leave a bit to be desired.

There are both good and bad reviews of RTR on the Yahoo forum, but as per internet practice there seems to be 'more' bad than good.

Personally he ended up slamming the phone down on me when I asked if there were white seat covers available for the '87 bikes. He said something to the effect of "it was a stupid idea to put a white seat cover on a dirt bike to begin with, why would anyone want to replace it with another white one!". I just like the original look and ended up sending my tattered seat cover from my '87 500ASE off to be used as a pattern so now anyone can get one via eBay.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #8
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This may be one to stay away from also.

http://www.vintagemx.us/message_boar...ab5b4c9a4fe24d
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #9
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Bike has been setting for 25 plus years and after much clean up decided to give the old girl the kick. In my mind I knew if it only would run a few minutes there was still a good chance of it seizing. Not the case, motor ran like a kitten (carburetor had been cleaned, new fuel hose, clutch adjusted at the case, etc. etc -) Very little vibration thru the bars and peg's (I was expecting much more).

Little adjustment to the idle and air screw and now for the big moment to put the thing in gear. Decided for a rolling downhill engagement and it worked out well, bike shifted as it should but no clutch and piss pore brakes. A good showing at this point, at least without a clutch I didn't run into anything. Will advise with pictures when completed.

As said above 18 years in an earlier post is not the case (could have been setting for more than 25 years).
Possible seizure is still present.

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Old 05-15-2014, 10:56 PM   #10
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t would be in your best interest to join the Can-Am Yahoo discussion group and read about folks experiences with RTR

Good to know as I have not been in contact with rtr as of yet.
Thanks for the heads up Rokoneer.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:15 PM   #11
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Mine was decommissioned and auctioned off by the Army in 1996. It spent the next 18 years in limbo. As per today it is street legal, at last.

The engine runs sweet. Overall bike needs clean up and some tweeking at the electrics. A little more attention for the tacho, not functioning and I should decide on new tires.


Yes, thanks for the heads up on some sources. Seems the streetcar Desire still rides on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

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Old 12-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #12
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Vintage parts vendors

I am very disappointed to hear about the difficulties in purchasing from RTR or VP4U.... I was just getting ready to place an order...

There are very few places that sell vintage Can Am parts, and to have 2 of them pretty much "disqualified" leaves many of us with no other resources.

I want to spruce up my '74 TN'T, but there is nothing that stings quite like being burned on an internet transaction.

Can anybody recommend or have good things to say about any particular vintage Can-Am parts vendor?
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:37 AM   #13
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Can anybody recommend or have good things to say about any particular vintage Can-Am parts vendor?
Both Al Roberts and Tony Murphy are highly acclaimed Can-Am parts sources. I have also had great experiences with Remi At Comeca. DC has good quality plastics but they are a different finish (rough, as opposed to smooth) than stock Can-Am parts.

http://www.canned-ham.com/index.php/links/
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:14 PM   #14
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I am very disappointed to hear about the difficulties in purchasing from RTR or VP4U.... I was just getting ready to place an order...

There are very few places that sell vintage Can Am parts, and to have 2 of them pretty much "disqualified" leaves many of us with no other resources.

I want to spruce up my '74 TN'T, but there is nothing that stings quite like being burned on an internet transaction.

Can anybody recommend or have good things to say about any particular vintage Can-Am parts vendor?
Jeez, you took the words right outa my mouth. I have a '75 250 mx-2 I've been waiting to do. I always figured when I was ready I could just get what I needed from RTR. Well, I'm ready, and now I read this. I basiclt\y need plastics and decals. Like has been said, Any sources? Al Roberts never got back to me. But that was quite a while ago. So, nothing against him for sure. I thought he was more for OEM parts as opposed to repro plastics.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:06 PM   #15
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You guys may want to give RTR a chance just to see.

He used to be hit or miss and there certainly are people who have received really good quality stuff from him. Maybe he's gotten his shit together, can't hurt to try?

Please post your experiences if you do decide to get in touch.
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