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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #31 on: Mar 13, 2017, 08:19:10 »
I like hammers.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #32 on: Mar 13, 2017, 15:51:02 »
claw hammer

How do you expect to separate cases, pull seals, etc..... :) Its just a really nice weight hammer, great for smacking the Vessels

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #33 on: Mar 18, 2017, 01:59:12 »
E. might also tell you of the 7th level of insanity you may have entered.  Something about unobtanium, hipsters, and gremlins..

Dick....

Here is a pic, you can see that the motor is worse off than the last pic. Since then I've had the motor apart 2 more times fixing things. Found a few missing washers, etc.  worst off to this point is that I snapped a clutch basket bolt off using a 1/4" socket.  You told the gremlins about me, now I'm in trouble.


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MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #34 on: Mar 23, 2017, 10:56:23 »
Well, got that bugger out and went to put it all together.  Once I did that the clutch outer and clutch center were tight together (wouldn't move independently).  Went to find out that the bearing wasn't installed far enough by the PO, so there were running without the washer behind the outer.  With that, the outer stuck out to far on the shaft.  So, I had to pull the motor apart for a 4th time so I could get the bearing in the right place.  Now that im back in there again, ive decided that the shift fork on the shift drum really should be replaced, though ive told myself its fine for now, keep the budget in the past.  So, I ordered one of those and now I have to wait for it to get here before I can put it all together again and hope this time its finally correct.

This bike has daemons, but so far they have all been driven by the PO.

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #35 on: Mar 23, 2017, 11:47:06 »
Ha POS - Previos owner syndrome
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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #36 on: Mar 26, 2017, 20:44:38 »
Pulled the bike out of the shed today, need to get it cleaned up so I can start seeing what's what now the the motor is about sorted.


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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #37 on: Mar 27, 2017, 23:51:21 »
Got the shift fork swapped over, the motor together, the clutch seems to be good now and it shifts through all the gears, only had to build it four times to get it right. On the bright side I feel pretty comfortable building dirt bike motors now, though they are a pain in the ass.

Next up, gotta get the frame cleaned up so I can get the motor in. Starting to find things I'm missing, some of which as the unobtanium previously mentioned.

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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #38 on: Mar 28, 2017, 08:31:16 »
Looks good unobtanium is shitty, I hate those parts.
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Re: MT250 Budget Build
« Reply #39 on: Mar 28, 2017, 18:09:27 »
Nice work so far. From afar it looks like a lot of the frame and suspension parts from the same year XL 250/350 should be interchangeable. There are quite a lot of parts available, so you may have some luck there.
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