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Old 06-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #1306
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I am getting ready to head out that way. I don't plan on racing, but Mr. Bigwheel can be convincing..... Plus he stole the front brake lever off of my #2 BW 350 to get his bike going. Tsk Tsk.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #1307
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Well , I'm glad to hear that . I would love to hear or see , the both of you guy's out there raceing these old scooter's . the more that their seen , the more people love them. I know for sure that if two BW's are in a battle and raceing neck and neck for the "Glory" , that Speed Channel or ESPN has got to get it out there just to draw in a weird crowd pleaser race fan {like that of a good Demolition Derby} or maybe a turtle race . Good Luck and Good Job !

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Old 06-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #1308
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Spark plug wire/boot

I took the BW out for a rip today with a buddy on the local skidoo trails and ended up breaking apart the plug boot. Can I just buy another of the same length or does it have to be a certain part from Yamaha? The end of the plug got bent in a tip over but I managed to bend it back straight with a small crescent wrench and used scrap wire as a way to hold the spark plug boot on tight. Worked like a charm and the BW purred like a kitten the whole way back to the truck. Time for a new plug and boot.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #1309
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Mis-Adventure

so I thought these things could go anywhere... I was wrong. Took a trail I'd been on before and could've sworn that thing to my left was one. it wasn't. I got it stuck. I was going downhill and the trail ended so I turn around and see how steep the incline is and it's SOFT. Nuttin but wheel spin. After about a half hour struggling I managed to get another 4 feet downhill. LOL. time to befriend someone with a quad and a winch.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #1310
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man I'm toast.

Got it out with a neighbor I think I wont go down there again... at least not alone. He said yeah it's good we're both here that bear's been around pissing people off and it's pretty big. WHF headed back to Brooklyn! lol
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #1311
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bought a new toy today, a 1983 honda atc 70 for my 3 year old. gotta start-em young. anyone know where to get cheaper honda parts. he wanted me to ride next to him on my bw 350, gonna be a long time before i'll be able to ,not walk next to him.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #1312
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It is alive!

Got the 350 running, only took 4 months of working on it every now & then. Replaced the ignition coil and CDI. Runs like crap (sputtering) but I'm pretty sure that's carb issues that I'll work on.

FYI - the kill switch on the 350 closes a circuit to ground in the RUN position. Seems bass-ackwards to me, but I learned this in my quest to get a spark out of it.

Rode it about 5 minutes, and can honestly say there is no comparison between the 200 and 350.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #1313
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Congrats Duster!

I've managed to track down the last piece to the set. I'm picking up a BW80 on Thursday. Owner says it only needs back brakes fixed and a rip in the seat for $400. Pics seem to confirm that but fingers crossed. It is a two hour drive to go get it but after I make the biggest training wheels ever and a non invasive remote kill switch I hope to make my nephew the worlds youngest BW rider. We might have to wait until he can reach the pegs though. He is three and rode on my Harley and my raptor 660R a few weeks ago and loved every second of it. I already got his sister a YT60 three wheeler.

I think I'm well on my way to best Uncle ever!
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #1314
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I think I'm well on my way to best Uncle ever!
I'd say! I just bought my son (be 3 in Aug) a Honda atc 70. the little face smiles right up! never heard of the yt60. i'm about to get a Suzuki 50 for free soon, but needs a lot of work.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #1315
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wingnut racer,

You have my full sympathy. I have done that same thing myself a few times, riding solo in the winter.

I have found myself at the bottom of a hill that I wish that I had never gone down. Over the course of several hours, I was able to ride out after dragging the bike on it's side back up the hill.

It's not something I would care to repeat but it did include several of the few times that I didn't mind that the temps were below zero. Dragging a 350 up a hill a few inches at a time generates a LOT of heat.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:58 AM   #1316
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Sounds like you guys need to follow sixpepper's example and put a winch on the front rack.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #1317
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Too fat!

They're too fat, they're too fat, they're too fat for me! :-) Cool though....

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #1318
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I have one of these little winches I carry on the Rokon. Never had to use it so I can't say how well it works, but it's small and cheap.

http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-...nch-95541.html
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:10 AM   #1319
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Sounds like you guys need to follow sixpepper's example and put a winch on the front rack.
I would normally defer to Sixpepper's opinion, but in this instance, I prefer them mounted on the back:



I suppose that was politically incorrect. Now I'm going to hell.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:51 AM   #1320
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I think you may have winch confused with wench. And did you mean mount them from the back?
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