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  1. Old School Al

    1985 XR100r ignition coil

    Did you clean the contacts of the new points..............if so how? Timed properly...........not with a feeler gauge, but with a test light or meter? Old School Al
  2. Old School Al

    1985 XR100r ignition coil

    And what attention have you given the points..................? Old School Al
  3. Old School Al

    1982 Honda XR200R

    Actually, it started as a 100 in 1970......................became a 125 in 1971. Old School Al
  4. Old School Al

    1982 Honda XR200R

    They are already bored out......................................that's why the cylinder sleeve is so thin! Old School Al
  5. Old School Al

    XR100R 1985 no fire

    Looks like you have a case of the wrong size rings for the bore size....................like std rings in say a 1mm oversize bore. From the looks of the cam, the bearings in the head are probably ruined also requiring head replacement. Pretty normal to find this kind of damage due to the neglect and abuse most motorcycles endure.................. Old School Al
  6. Old School Al

    xr200r losing power

    Well of course water will cause problems.............no BTUs! I'm simply calling BS on the (and I quote you)........ "a small drop of water under the main jet that would on occasion rise up and obstruct the main"! Unless the water has the mineral content of concrete, or is frozen it goes right through the jets like gasoline.........no obstruction! If water goes through it puts the fire out..............engine won't run properly! No obstruction problem involved................... Old School Al
  7. Old School Al

    xr200r losing power

    The reason for your problem was the BTU value of water .............................not "obstruction" of the main jet! A single "small drop of water" (only slightly heavier than gas) will go right through the main jet and cause maybe a sputter. More water in the float bowl and you get serious problems keeping it running....................due to the BTU value. You had a lot more water than you claim I believe............................... Old School Al
  8. Old School Al

    xr200r losing power

    How does a "small drop of water" (liquid) "obstruct" a main jet................? Must be ultra high mineral content water...........? Old School Al
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. First thing I'd check would be float level...............has this been mentioned yet? Old School Al
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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