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Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: BigJohn] #5310275 01/01/20 05:16 PM
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Did you know it didn't run when you bought it? Seems like a fool's errand. I mean if it's a barn car that you will restore fully, that's one thing. But that bike looks great and I absolutely would have verified it ran prior to purchase, but that's me.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 282k and ready for the retirement home. Make me an offer!
Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: Chris Meutsch] #5310397 01/01/20 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Meutsch
Did you know it didn't run when you bought it? Seems like a fool's errand. I mean if it's a barn car that you will restore fully, that's one thing. But that bike looks great and I absolutely would have verified it ran prior to purchase, but that's me.


Fools Errand?????? Giddy Up!

Love the way you think!..... love it! Please keep passing up these opportunities, cause I will cash in!

Carbureted engine... not running because it has been sitting.... Yep... Nothing to see here.... just move on.......

Guys like you make these deals on Craigslist a dream for me!!!!!!! Pennies on the dollar!

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Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: BigJohn] #5316499 01/08/20 09:11 AM
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Lucky man, wife that will ride an off-road motorcycle. Where did you find her?

Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: BigJohn] #5318912 01/10/20 05:54 PM
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WOW Man!! NICE Find! Wow. I'm jealous. Tip it over. Haha! It'll probably work just fine. 1/2 hour of tinkering and you'll have that thing running like brand new. Wow....what a find. Did I mention I'm jealous?

Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: BigJohn] #5324325 01/16/20 12:01 PM
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Update.......


Tore the Carb completely apart and it is the worst I have ever seen. (I've rebuilt 8 Carbs) There was so much pink gunk on top of the Pilot Jet, it took me 5 minutes of digging and cleaning just to get to the point I could get the screw driver in there to remove it.

Carb is now completely cleaned, after two days of working on it in the evenings. Old jets are in the trash..... New Jets installed. Needle is shimmed properly. Float valve is cleaned and working properly. Starter jet has been drilled to 0.4572mm, #77 bit (as this jet is permanent and can't be replaced on this Keihin).

This is a California version bike. So I stripped off all the Smog/Emissions and installed a block-off plate on next to the header and I closed off both the vacuum ports on the carb and air box. I also opened up the air box, removing the snorkle and drilling some additional holes. I also removed the stock exhaust and fitted a nice looking FMF. The battery was dead, so the bike got a new Lithium that weighs 1.2 lbs.

I am weighing everything I have removed and so far the bike is 22lbs lighter!!!!


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Re: Bike been sitting...sitting....sitting.... [Re: Clayslayer] #5324348 01/16/20 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kurtatron
Lucky man, wife that will ride an off-road motorcycle. Where did you find her?


She is a big city girl that is as glamorous as they come at 5'9" and 130lbs. But her grandparents lived an hour out of town on 600 acres, so she grew up riding horses, driving jeeps and PU's, and riding dirt bikes.

We started off riding 2-up from 2004 until 2012. First on a Vstrom, then a KTM 950, then a BMW 1200GS..... now a Honda VFR1200X.


The first bike I purchased for her was a 2001 XR250, which she loved to ride, but hated to kick start. We started riding fire roads in the Forest Service and BLM and her skills grew very fast over the past 5 years. I eventually found a 'fire sale' in a storage unit.... a TTR230 (electric start) for $400. I put $250 into it... fixing it up and plating it for highway legal and she rode it for 3 years. Then I moved her to a light Adventure Bike, Kawasaki Versys-X 300 last year, but she missed riding dirt..... so here we are with a 'new to us', KLX250S.


Originally Posted by Clayslayer
WOW Man!! NICE Find! Wow. I'm jealous. Tip it over. Haha! It'll probably work just fine. 1/2 hour of tinkering and you'll have that thing running like brand new. Wow....what a find. Did I mention I'm jealous?



Yeah... I wish it was only 1/2 an hour. I am now three weeks into working on this dude in my spare time. But I want it done right, as we are planning to keep this bike for years and years. I bought it for $1,750..... and by the time I am finished, including a license plate and insurance, I will be into it for about $2,500. But that beats the heck out of paying $6-$7k for a new one.


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