Topic: Buzz and Chitza's Stray Puppy Rescue  (Read 879 times)

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Offline Chitza

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« on: April 22, 2017, 01:25:49 PM »
I have always been a sucker for the stray puppy.



« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 08:01:24 AM by Chitza »
Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 05:25:59 PM »
And so it begins...

Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 09:45:54 PM »
What year is that?

Looks like a good candidate for a "Thinstrom" conversion.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 10:26:53 PM »
It's a 2004. Mechanically sound. Needs basics like plastics, foot peg, seat repair and a new chain. Do you think it needs new sprockets???



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Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 12:21:51 AM »
nah sprockets are fine, sure it's not clutch slip??? lol

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 06:11:25 AM »
You could easily JBWeld some fillings/cap onto those baby shark teeth!

Looks like a fun project!

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 01:43:44 PM »
Up close and personal on the restore:



New steering device



New shoes

Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 03:14:18 PM »
I can't believe those sprockets.  Even my little 16hp 250 started jumping teeth before the sprockets got anywhere near that bad.

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 03:11:20 PM »
One of these things is not like the other:

Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 07:23:55 PM »


Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
The politically correct term is "Saltine American". -KevinB

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 08:40:09 PM »
Those spockets look like they could cut you.  I had a XL250 back in the late 70's that started jumping teeth before I could get home late one night from visiting a friend at the hospital and it literally was friction drive the last mile or so.  The counter sprocket teeth were just smooth bumps.  Most of the rollers were gone off the chain and the counter sprocket was blue around the outside from the heat.  I was really surprised that the output shaft seal was still good.  I ended up marrying that friend and never let a chain and sprockets go that far again.

Looks like you have a very worthy project.

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 10:32:06 PM »
Looks like someone been getting every last penny out of those sprockets and pads! ::)
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 07:09:18 PM »
Sorry I forgot to take pics.  But update anyway.

Took maiden voyage.  Cough, cough, sputter, sputter.

Pulled tank, airbox, throttle bodies, etc. Cleaned, and replaced rubber bits.

Raised back to full height.

Ride, rinse, repeat.

It is getting there.  It wheelies fine now.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 07:10:17 PM »
 Well here's a pic.

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2017, 08:02:32 AM »
How many miles does this bike have on it? Depending on mileage and if you know of any service, probably a good time to pull the tank and air cleaner box and check the filter. And check/replace the plugs. And if you're pulling the front plug, good time to drain/refill coolant.

DL1ks are sensitive to throttle body sync and idle adjustment. With the tank/airbox off, and easier access to the throttle bodies, it's a good time to run some vacuum hose line from the front and rear throttle body vacuum ports out to the right side of the bike to make it easier to hook up a sync tool.

Idle needs to be 1250-1400. Too high and rpm will hang when releasing the throttle. Too low and you'll have the bike start dying on you at stoplights when it's hot.

Also, these bikes are known to have throttle position sensors go bad or get flaky with age/heat. Symptoms are not wanting to idle after slowing down for an intersection after long stretches at a constant throttle opening (like rolling up to an offramp intersection after cruising down the interstate). It can also happen just in normal traffic (which is really fun during rush hour).

Another thing to check while you have the airbox off, make sure the rubber intake hoses are firmly attached to the throttle body inlets. Depending on throttle body sync, adjustment/state of the throttle position sensor, and how lean they are down at lower revs, they have a tendency to backfire out the intake and blow those intakes off. The bike will run rough if that's the case.

DL1ks are good bikes, but they have a few more quirks than the 650s, seems like. Once you get them running right, though, they're fun.
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