Old School Al

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    Younger Women, Older Whiskey, Faster (Old) Motorcycles...........and More Money!!!

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  1. Yep, sure have................what year? Pull the spark plug and have someone crank it over slowly while watching the end of the crank to see if it runs true or has some run out (wobbles). Old School Al
  2. Yep..................got into your "octane booster" I'll bet! You've got to be more careful with that stuff.........! Old School Al
  3. My recommendation would be a little detective work before I "purchased" anything.......... One would start by finding out why compression is low, and "its sounds pretty bad inside the head". (I believe you're saying the top end is noisy?) Start by checking to see how loose the cam chain is and checking cam timing. Then at TDC on compression, back off the valve tappets and see if the cam and bearings are worn letting the cam flop around. I'd look real close at these two things as they can shoot you down big time! Also look at the cam lobes for scoring, wear or discoloration. Old School Al
  4. Out of the Honda Spec Manual for a 1984 CR80R.......................276 cc / 9.3 oz after draining, or level 132 mm / 5.2 in. Old School Al
  5. It's not a issue having to pull the k/s lever back up at half travel when the piston is coming up on TDC on compression (when exhaust valve is closed). It's normal...............when it doesn't do this is when there is a issue! The k/s lever not returning is because the cam and follower which pulls on the decomp cable, to crack the ex valve, is creating more friction than the k/s return spring can overcome when decompression takes place in the first half of k/s lever travel. Beyond half travel is beyond the decompression cam (off the lobe) and return of k/s lever is normal. As I mentioned, I (and other 200 owners) use this sticking spot to hold the lever out of the way when adding or checking oil. And to release it, don't "tug" on the lever............just push it down a bit (getting off the decompression cam) and it will return perfectly! Old School Al
  6. I'm glad you said "almost bulletproof"...........................as the most of them are destroyed from lack of basic maintenance and end up as scrap way before their time! Valves "rarely" get adjusted..........or any other maintenance done! Old School Al
  7. What did you come up with on this one.............? Old School Al
  8. Does it seem to be smoking or using much oil.........? How long since it has had the valve lash checked.............and cam chain adjusted? Old School Al
  9. The decomp functions on the first half or so of the K/S lever travel when the piston is coming up to TDC on compression. During this time the lever won't return (sticks) but as soon as it gets past this point (around half travel/ past decomp) it can return freely. When the K/S lever sticks and won't return, just push it down further till it releases. At oil checking/adding time finding the sticking spot keeps the K/S lever out of the way. Also have you oiled/lubed the decomp cable, and checked the freeplay adj as per manual................(and valves and cam chain)? Old School Al
  10. I'm not sure I follow you as to why you were "confused" by the XR and the other two bikes at first......................as their clutches react exactly the same as a XR? Just made me wonder if you thought the reversed clutch reacted the opposite of the XR, as you earlier the 17th stated the OP's problem (lack of free play) could be due to too many, or thicker aftermarket plates. Sounds like we may both on the same page now, that both types of clutches react exactly the same to clutch thickness/free play. Old School Al
  11. Chuck.....................................why would this clutch's free play react any different to thicker or thinner plates than the XR we were discussing? Turning the clutch around and activating from the other side with a push rod changes nothing! What did you think you had explained? We've touched upon a clutch basic that is very often misunderstood................(thought of backwards from how it actually is). Old School Al
  12. I have been wanting to get back to this to ask you a question Chuck........ How does "the clutch reversed" change anything on the other "two bikes" you speak of ............? Thicker plates more free play, thinner plates (or clutch wear) less free play...............same as the XR on the reversed clutches with push rod I've been around. What's different on your two bikes........? I'm not familiar with much of the new stuff..................! Old School Al
  13. What do you have the float level set at..................is the float upside down? Old School Al
  14. Is that 104 mm with the cable in the lower holder?

     

  15. Here is a measurement from a XR200R clutch arm on the right case to cable bracket. I first pushed the clutch arm on the case forward to remove play. Then measuring from the clip on the end of the arm the cable fits into, to the back side of the cable bracket ......... 104mm. Old School Al