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I got some help from you guys last couple of months and got an old 1990 xr80 running great. I think it might keep up with my TTR 125 on the straight :cry:

It took a 88 head, a coil which I rigged a 6volt condenser to, points cleaning and adjusted the valves. The new carburetor was needed after I destroyed the original. But it only cost $68 and last Saturday night it all came together and I was flying. I drilled a few holes in the air box and I just can't believe how fast this little thing goes. I got tears in my eyes :cry:

Hard work and a great forum like Thumpertalk surely makes a difference, sure I could of dropped it off somewhere to have it fixed but after all said and done $225. And that includes a box of NGK CR6HSA plugs. The only problem is Im not fowling plugs anymore :cry:

Heck I traded a winch for the thing and the winch was going bad anyway and the guy I traded the bike for knew the xr80 was junk so we swapped and I got two motorcycles now :cry:

one other thing this is my first bike every to get running so some of you reading this know how great Im feeling right now.

Thanks again

Karl

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Hey you say you drilled some holes in the air box, and I was just wondering where abouts you drill holes where water wont get in and it will make a difference (does it make a difference?). I'm a bit sceptical about drilling holes in something aswell.

John

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The usual consenses is to drill the holes in the top...under the seat. that way you get good airflow and you lower the chances of water getting in.

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Hello

I drilled three holes, two at the top corners, and one big one dead center. The flap inside was razored out and now its like ram air induction I guess. I completely understand the water concerns, and when I ride its always dry and washing the bike will be done with care.

I have to cross a creek to ride and if its rained then Im out of luck due to no truck. :cry:

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