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About KevinS

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  1. I never posted here much and haven't at all in a long time but I hope that this will lead to something. Last year I bought my kids the above mentioned bike and after the unusually warm day that was Sunday we went to wake it from its hibernation and found it missing. I am not even sure when it was taken, I have been in that building several times but never looked into that corner. The last time I know it was there was Christmas eve. In any case, if any of you see a 2002(i think, no paperwork during the sale:banghead: ) Yamaha TT-R 90 for sale near you could you look into it or let me know. This one looks like it was crashed on pavement or concrete on one side as it has scratch on the fender, fuel tank and the thing that looks like a radiator shroud. Also the left side of the weak triple-clamp is slightly distorted. It was bent up when I bought it, I was able to straighten it somewhat but its not perfect. Finally, the bar that connects the footpegs is slightly bent resulting in one peg being higher than the other. I think the left is higher. I can't think of any other distinguishing marks and I plan to contact the previous owner to see if he has any ID numbers. If I replace it (they didn't ride it much) the next one will be anchored to the floor of the building when not in use. Thanks, in advance, for any help you might offer. The bike wasn't worth that much but MAN, I HATE A THIEF!!!!!!!!
  2. Almost every bike I have seen for sale has been alot higher priced than what is listed on NADA. Is this normal or are the bikes around me overpriced?
  3. KevinS

    How is a Banshee in the woods?

    Thanks for the replys, that kinda what I was thinking. I think I would prefer a bike anyway.
  4. I always like them but never ridden one. Almost all of my four-wheeler riding was on a Warrior. Most recently owned a '91 KDX200. Most of my riding will probably be on Jeep trails with some tight woods mixed in. I haven't owned/ridden any off road bike/atv for quite a while.
  5. KevinS

    '82 XR 80 Cam chain skipping?

    I know, at one point it did make contact with the exhaust valve but only while turning it over by hand. I think I am gonna be better off taking this back to my dad's house and looking for a bike small enough for the kids to ride right now. This one just needs too much to make it worth the trouble.
  6. I pulled the carb off and the intake valve was staying open too long. While turning the flywheel with my hand over the intake post, I felt a vacuum on the down stroke but then a little pressure. I removed the sprocket and adjusted it until I only felt a vacuum and had it running for about 5 minutes. It ran pretty good but the main jet was clogged from sitting for too long. At the end of this ride, the engine died when it had been idling well. After cleaning the jets, it acts just like it did before I adjusted the timing. While the cam sprocket was off I noticed that it was worn on one side like it was not inline with the lower sprocket. The chain looked pretty good but I think it is stretched. I can turn the upper adjuster all the way without finding any resistance. Is that set-screw and locknut at the bottom of the cylinder also a chain tension adjustment? So, how bad is it? I am guessing that the chain, cam sprocket and tensioners/guides will have to be replaced. Could I get by with just the tensioners/guides and the upper sprocket? How big of a job is replacing the chain? I am guessing that there is no masterlink and the crankcase/transmission will have to be split. Any ideas on pricing for these items? I think it may be more expensive than what the bike is worth. Its gonna need a rear wheel and drive chain/sprockets too.