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Re: finally started

Post by enduras_wr200 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:49 pm

Great to see you back on it Doug! The colour looks amazing, a professional job! Top effort mate! When there is a will, there is a way, isn't that what is said? Can't wait to see the final product!


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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:52 pm

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Still needs stretching
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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:36 pm

Thanks fanis, now the carb rebuild, has been standing for 4 weeks with the fuel tap on and carbs leaking and over flowing, good job I just purchased two carb rebuild kits, more work, still waiting for my mate to finish the prep on the fairing, it's a bit like watching paint dry lol.
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:47 pm

Carbs rebuilt and balanced, still waiting for fairing To be prepped wheel alignment rechecked, gonna have another run up and little ride romorrow, I want my fairing back so I can get moted.
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So when's she's done and registered, with the spares any one interested? Bit like an airfix kit when finished what do you do with it, missus won't let me bring it into the house and I can not bear the thought of her just sitting in the garage, so offers or swops ? The AR125 is calling lol
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by Luders » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:00 pm

It's absolutely stunning

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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:35 pm

Well after the obligatory 5mins of kicking over, she started on 1 then 2 as a normal KR does, carbs have been set as per the manual after the rebuilds, but idle to low, I increased the throttle stop screws a bit at a time equally, but the idle is all over the place, reving at 3k for a couple of mins then settling down, but almost stalling, give the screws a little move then rev up goes the idle speed again. Rode her up and down the road no probs pulls well and don't bog down. Slowly getting the hump, AR's on the ramp KR's in the naughty corner. Any pointers on the idle problem appreciated, before I rip it's heart out again and find another type of engine that fits. Here endith the rant :evil:
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:06 am

You might have a small air leak on the intake side, if the revs are climbing unprompted. Check the rubber trumpets, they've probably gone hard and don't seal well.
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Re: finally started

Post by pepsi » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:13 pm

the rear carb has a vacuum line to the petcock, is it attached or cracked?

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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:39 pm

All new, gonna her her out tomorrow and have a spray around, starting to do my head in again, she's not burning gear box oil any more just hope it's not the seals on the water pump/generator side, they are new, but who knows, a breaker? Not just yet but you can only go on for so long before the patience runs out.
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:40 pm

All new, gonna get her out tomorrow and have a spray around, starting to do my head in again, she's not burning gear box oil any more just hope it's not the seals on the water pump/generator side, they are new, but who knows, a breaker? Not just yet but you can only go on for so long before the patience runs out.
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by Hilton » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:52 pm

Beautifully done.
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Re: finally started

Post by Gerrit » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:57 am

"When finished what do you do with it"???????? Keep it nah man! And enjoy it like it was meant to be.
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Re: finally started

Post by StrokerBoy » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:27 pm

You could always just sell it for £7500... :lol:
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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:03 pm

Lol I wish, I remember buying her £400 some One cried if any one buys it I'll send them a manual lol. And that manual has been a god send, without it I don't know were I would be now, cheers Tim.
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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Re: finally started

Post by dougindoors » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:51 pm

looks like I have bought some A2 cranks with dampers, the ouch is the cost inc freight £250.00, any way fairing is back, going to paint it tonight and lacquer on Friday, the final part of the body work =D> now I can get back to sorting the air leak and maybe upgrading the cranks. i'm just so glad I bought 2 gasket sets :lol:
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
no projects, OOPS!1987 Kawasaki AR125B4
Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
2 Smokey and they bandit

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