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Old 02-04-2016, 07:58 AM
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So instead of posting different threads for each of our toys I'll post one thread with all.



For starters, I'm a kawasaki fan. Been that way since watching Jeff Ward. no good reason actually just loved them and that's that.



So basically, for the most part, I can't go out and buy a perfectly good, "no-issue" bike. They have to be projects or basket cases. 2 exceptions are my BMW and the gasgas. I also really enjoy working on stuff. I used to build rock crawler chassis and jeeps/buggy's.



Anyway I'll do my best here not to jump around too much. I've done a halfway decent job of documenting all the builds.



Here is what I'll be sharing. (BMW will stay off the list because it's boring, nothing ever breaks or fails.) Everysingle one of these has been a basket case, or project. Most mean shoptime with a family member. Wife helped on her Rancher. Son's on their projects.



2003 Honda Rancher

2004 Yamaha Breeze
1986 Kawasaki KL 600

1989 RM125

1998 Kawasaki KLX 340R

1997 Kawasaki KLX 300R

2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250


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1999 GG EC 250 Six Days
1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife

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Old 02-04-2016, 08:02 AM
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The '03 Rancher basket case. I got it as a rolling chassis and the parts in 6 rubbermaid containers. We determined 1 of 3 things happened to this. 1) It rolled down a cliff. 2)It fell out of the back of a truck going down the highway. 3) It was in a an Asian mudslide. We're going with mudslide and the rear diff was full of mud (it must have been run that way for a while so we had to replace it.)

My buddy has been working on it tons and I come over when I can. Its now a runner with a .25 overbore. ITP Rims, holeshot fronts and big Bear rears. We call it the Rancher SQ (Sport Quad :dry We're going to go no racks as they were bent to crap. The bars too so we bought new ones. I'm going to put a rear, grab bar/wheelie bar/bumper on.

Right now we have it all working. Except the e shift. The "N" keeps flassing 3 times. So we're cleaning up the angle positioner thing to see if that helps. I can always swap the ecus's to see if that the problem as well.



My wife getting into it.



My buddy





What it looks like on a Wednesday before a weekend at Hatfield McCoy

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1999 GG EC 250 Six Days
1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:04 AM
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I picked up this '99 Yamaha Breeze 125 for my 10 year old. $325

Fits in the old manvan



I already have it stripped. Brakes and bearings ordered. Having them delivered next day so I can get it together and test ridden before our Hatfield McCoy ride this weekend.

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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:06 AM
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He's working on his own junk this was 4 years ago.



His needed tires, a foot rest and some other parts. Turns out there was another one on clist with a blown motor. Paid $150 for it. The tires are worth that. Also his is making a loud racket in the transmission area. So I'm working on it today. We are supposed to leave tomorrow AM. I had some parts sent next day from rockymountainatv. They should be here this morning. Hope it's not a failure.

And no I don't have time to take the parts from the new one I bought last night to put in this one.

Last night at 9:30 on the trailer.



And the wife's 350 Rancher SQ

Needs side plastic on the other side so this is the side we take a picture of.

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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:10 AM
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Didn't get the Yamaha running. He was pretty bummed. So was I. I need to split the case. Tranny is bad.

The wifes rancher I think lost a head gasket. It was down on compression and burning oil. But kept running. It's a Honda so what do you expect. I'll get an OEM Gasket for it. she did manage to flip it twice. Bent the new bars a little. And bruised up her elbow pretty good. She's getting more protective gear.

Took the motor apart last night. Bad piston. It was rubbing against the cylinder wall. The rings are basically welded into the piston. So the cylinder goes back to the machine shop today. I hope he can tell us what went wrong. As he just did the machining and rings on the piston and we did the assembly I'm not expecting nor asking for anything from him.

I'll have to get a 1mm overbore this time to get the scoring out of the sleeve.

Lousy cell phone shot



Crank was bad so we sent it out. Motor is apart.



New piston. Pro-x 1.5mm overbore

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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:13 AM
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Before



After



The wifes rancher is all together. I'll get the rings broken in tomorrow.

My youngest's Yamaha is almost together as well. The engine is together and the jug is on with valves adjusted. Just need to reassemble.

So this is what it looked like Friday night.



Then Saturday around 2. (video)



The youngest's first ride.



All loaded up for tomorrow.

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2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:14 AM
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Better pictures of the wasted piston.







And I took better pictures of the new rod on the crank as well.



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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:17 AM
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I got a 2004 Mojave for $250. According to owner had a "blown motor". It would run but white smoke. Checked oil and it looked like capacino.

This is for my youngest son for when/if he ever grows. He's 13 weighs 85lbs and is 4'11". Grew 3/4" in the last year.

Getting new:

Rings
Cylinder honed
New clutch springs (3mm too short - this is curious) friction plates are in spec
Engine Gaskets
Water pump gasket
Timing chain (had a slap) so while I'm in it it makes sense to change it and the guides.

That should clear up where ever the water was leaking over to.

Plastics need a good cleaning and refurbishment. Dude tried to paint them black. :MattH:

As it sits.



Piston looks steam cleaned. :mrgreen:



Hopefully I'll have all the parts by the end of the week.
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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:19 AM
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Piss me off. Gasket doesn't line up. This is for one side cover all the rest are good.



Would have been running otherwise. Athena made the gasket situation "right". Great company and very happy with there resolution. They couldn't make there's work so they bought me an OEM gasket.
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2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:20 AM
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Here is Elijah's first time with a kickstart and clutch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o16p4jdtKys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqc929Vd1_I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVqW7Yi5Oi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUBNJptwRfM

That's it for now. I'll do the bikes later.

The Breeze got traded for my GG so that was a huge win.
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1996 BMW R1100RSL
2001 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Suzuki SV650 for my 19 year old
2000 GG XC250 for my 19 year old
2004 Kawasaki Mojave 250 for my 16 year old
1997 KDX 200 for my 16 year old
2003 Honda Rancher 350 for the wife
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