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bishopbeater561

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  1. bishopbeater561

    Yay another rebuild after 3 or 4 hours..

    No to the engine removal. Take the cover off the side of the motor by the shifter. You will need the specific puller for that flywheel, don’t risk anything but the right puller, you can hurt a lot of things that way. A shop could pop it off for you in a couple minutes. There’s probably a YouTube video of the process
  2. bishopbeater561

    Yay another rebuild after 3 or 4 hours..

    Holy crap that thing is burnt up! If you have everything thing else right and you probably do, pull the flywheel off and put a new crank seal on. That could ba a vacuum leak that would torch it like that! Seals are cheap
  3. bishopbeater561

    What caused this?

    You said you just put new parts in it. Were some of the parts under the clutch cover? And when you put the cover back on was it not sitting flush on the case? But you tightened it down anyway? That’s the only time you crack a cast cover like that. Make sure the kick start guts are back in correct when you put the new cover on. cheers
  4. bishopbeater561

    2016 YZ450F 450f Broken shock mount!

    Check VFT website vintage flat track .com or something people take motors out of 450s all the time and sell the rolling chassis
  5. bishopbeater561

    Wr450 2017 rubbish kickstand

    My TT500 never fell over on the kickstand side but my ktm did. Because the kickstand is light and weak and I'm not sure why that's important. But if I spend $150 more than the $9000 I paid for the bike then I won't have to worry about scratching my $50,000 pick up when I have to lean it against it to park. (drops the mike)
  6. bishopbeater561

    Wr450 2017 rubbish kickstand

    God, what is happening? Can they not make a kickstand anymore? I have a crappy one on my ktm too. Is this part of the de-evolution of society?
  7. bishopbeater561

    Which Street Legal Dual Sport?

    The xr would be an awesome choice. A 500 will melt the paint off any cars you have to deal with. The engines were built to last forever. As long as the previous owner didn't run it out of oil. I had an xr600 with a plate that I would trust to go anywhere. It would play at the bottom of the deepest darkest canyon then take me through traffic in downtown San Francisco. I really regret selling it.
  8. bishopbeater561

    Rebuilding confidence / shaken up?

    Just chalk it up to "paying your dues" and count it as a learning experience. Glad you made it through and are still riding.
  9. If it was me (and I'm surprised it's not) go get a brand new set of tiny files, set the bike up in a spot that is well lit, comfortable level to work at and warm. Someplace where you will be left alone and address each thread and clean it as nice as it can possibly be. Like another guy said the threads that matter didn't get hurt just the ones beyond. And put a NEW nut on. Take your time. Do it right. You have ONE more chance to fix this right. If you don't stack all the odds in your favor you're looking at a total disassembly. And you don't have to do it all at once, be patient and get them as close as they can be to their original form.
  10. bishopbeater561

    450 thumper vs 300 smoker

    Is that south of hwy 58 near the scales?
  11. bishopbeater561

    What bike is this?

    They made an SL90 also. It had the horizontal cylinder but I think it had a manual clutch.
  12. bishopbeater561

    What bike is this?

    Damn, sorry I'm older than I think. Honda Ct 90. The rest of the world uses them for daily transportation I think. Probably the most common motorcycle in the world. Try beatrice cycle or dratv.com ? You can build a complete new bike there. A lot of crusty old riders started their addiction on 90's.
  13. bishopbeater561

    What bike is this?

    Wtf it's a honda 90 and the intake valve is tight because they ran the shit out of it and spraybombed it black. Take the left side cover off of the flywheel and put it on top dead center. Then unscrew that top valve cover and set the lash at .002 in. Also it needs a good 6 volt battery connected to it to run. cheers
  14. bishopbeater561

    1978 XT500 new to me

    The tank is gone, seat gone. Chunk broken out of the cam cover, some fins broken off the cylinder. But nice frame, wheels gauges etc. it's a parts bike now
  15. bishopbeater561

    1978 XT500 new to me

    Sweet bike! I found one like it laying in a dumpster after a crew cleaned up an old barn near me. I was horrified, went straight to my truck yard and jumped in a crane truck and drove back to the scene of the crime and fished it out. It's was pretty f#}^{}ed up but I took it anyway. As far as the forks go, maybe the PO was short and he did that to lower it. Great bike, we all rode those back in the day. Good times!
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