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

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  1. Old School Al

    1990 XR200 Rebuild

    You shouldn't be able to tweak case alignment when the dowels are in place and fit the cases correctly......................no movement at all. Old School Al
  2. Old School Al

    Engine burns oil. Time for a rebuild.

    If so............it wouldn't need bored would it? Could it end up by chance being in better condition than the one you bought............? Old School Al
  3. First thing I'd check would be float level...............has this been mentioned yet? Old School Al
  4. Old School Al

    Engine burns oil. Time for a rebuild.

    The old piston and cyl bore are not usable with the correct rings...........? Old School Al
  5. Old School Al

    Engine burns oil. Time for a rebuild.

    The wrong oversize rings were installed.........................like say STD rings in a .50 over bore. Ring tension against the cyl has been reduced and too much end gap causing your problems. See this problem every once in awhile. Always measure the ring end gap before installing rings............... Old School Al
  6. Old School Al

    XR80R loose forks

    Still have to have fix the fork tubes if they are bent...............brace won't fix that (or fit up properly). Fork tubes are bent from a crash that jams the stem against the stop on the frame and continues to flex the fork tubes to the bending point. When something is beefed up (forks, bars, etc) the force is passed on till something else gives....................tears stop off the frame or breaks it off stem! Will even bend the brace as well..........I've seen it happen. Braces are to limit flex from aggressive riding..................which is very, very seldom a problem with a young rider on a XR80. Old School Al
  7. Old School Al

    XR80R loose forks

    Sounds exactly like the symptoms of a bent fork tube/tubes. When you put the bars to the fork stop and tweak them straight the bent tube pulls them back crooked again after a bit. Check your fork tubes.............................. Old School Al
  8. Old School Al

    Exposed air filter, is this normal?

    Give that filter to someone you don't like and find a stock air box and a oiled foam filter to install. Even with a oiled foam you need the air box for shielding. Old School Al
  9. Old School Al

    Looking for the Condenser on a 1980 XR80

    I have a hunch it may be a combination of tight valve ....................and a piston/cylinder/ring problem where it is also smoking. With today's ring design and quality the rings will usually last the life of the piston and bore. You'll know more when you get into it and see what you have for ring end gap. Old School Al
  10. Old School Al

    Looking for the Condenser on a 1980 XR80

    Hang on..................I'm talking about before you take it apart or go any further! Check/adjust valve lash.........................the number one thing to check first when you have low compression on these engines! Old School Al
  11. Old School Al

    Looking for the Condenser on a 1980 XR80

    Did you mention adjusting the valves................? I'm sure you've checked to make sure the compression problem isn't due to a tight valve ..........? Old School Al
  12. Old School Al

    Camshaft endplay?

    How much end play do you have? I don't recall ever seeing a spec. for camshaft end play. A 78 would have the two piece head......... and does it have a thrust washer/spacer on the cam? If so I've never been aware of selective spacers..............one size only. Old School Al
  13. Old School Al

    No compression after crash

    I just figured Ole "Octane Arthur" was hitting the booster again..................no joke! Old School Al
  14. Old School Al

    No compression after crash

    Hmmmmmm............ If it has in fact jumped time I hope your girlfriend isn't upset with you because it broke on her due to your failure to perform basic maintenance (cam chain adjustment)! May be a harder sell than you think if she finds out the truth...........! Old School Al
  15. Old School Al

    '83 XR 200R Air Filter

    If you don't like getting your hands dirty are you you've made the correct choice with a XR...................? You need to service a oil bath air filter on a old crawler tractor that's full of mud.............that XR filter wouldn't look bad at all! These are off road motorcycles that operate in all types of conditions.......the filter has to be shielded properly. Lots of design goes into these air boxes.............and for good reason! As far as carb access ...........ought to try pulling the carbs on some of the 4cyl street bikes! Old School Al
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