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Hello All,

I am a newb extreme.

I have many years of road riding.  Last year I bought my young sons a pair of XRs an 80 and an 100.

Being too protective I did not instruct the boys on how to shift...

and of course the hottest day of the year is when we went out.

The 80 seized up

So hows that for an intro?

 

This year I bought myself a Kawa KDX200 so that I dont stand aroud as the boys ride.

 

Continuing this on the technical section, as I am in need of help with piston replacement

 

 

 

 

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Where in Illinois are you.

I'm NW and can help.

Have a place for you and the boys to ride too.

 

Coo

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Hello Coohead

We are north east near the wisconsin border. Antioch area.

I would appreciate any help and riding tips you could offer.

Please PM me your numbers

Thank you very much

Fritz

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Hello Coohead

We are north east near the wisconsin border. Antioch area.

I would appreciate any help and riding tips you could offer.

Please PM me your numbers

Thank you very much

Fritz

Coohead's riding compound is AWESOME. You and your kids will have a ball there. My kids and I are looking forward to the opening spring blast.

Coo's also a very good rider and explains techniques well that I would not be aware of had he not schooled me. I've been trying to get him out for our next lesson all spring.

One of these weekends you should meet us out at Fox Valley. It's a great place to ride for ALL skill levels and preferences. It has two tracks, kids and a big one. It also has trails that range from fun and easy to things I still haven't quite succeeded on yet.

How old are your boys?

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thanks Katzat

my boys are 8 & 9

just starting out as am i on my new to KdX200...

I am looking forward to learning this...

Where is Fox Valley?

Fritz

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thanks Katzat

my boys are 8 & 9

just starting out as am i on my new to KdX200...

I am looking forward to learning this...

Where is Fox Valley?

Fritz

Just Northeast of Ottawa. It should be about 2 hours from you.

http://www.foxvalleyoffroad.com/

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So we tore into the XR80R

I cracked the tight nuts and bolts...

the boys removed them. I have the manual on a cd, which is now loaded on the all in one pc i got from Tradhunter.

The manual is easy peasy...

go to chapter 7 for cylinder removal...

it states:

step 1 remove seat see section 3-2

step 2 remove side cover see section 5_6

and so on until the engine is removed

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the boys kept at it between the manual and me telling them to bag and tag everything we got the motor on the bench and the top off

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As you can see one tappet adjuster is missing. The motor did not get overheated and seize as i thought. The seized sensation was the adjuster in between the chain and the gear. What I thought me breaking a seized pistion free was me actually snapping this little timing chain.

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Good for you and your boys. I think this is actually the primary benefit of the sport.

I wonder where the tappet adjuster went? Did it fall into the timing chain journal and cause the lockup? Is it down in the crank now?

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Tappet was extracted by my youngest son, Ben with the magnetic retrieval tool from the timing chain well. Also several swipes of the well with the magnotriever yielded no metal shavings. Clise inspection of the tappet and nut showed them to have crushing damage and not scrape/shave evidence. A magneto puller, gaskets, timing chain and tappet/nut were purchased today.

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