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Post by dougindoors » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:50 pm

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Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:41 pm

Nice one Doug, keep us updated. Started doing a few bits on mine last week too. :D
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Post by Luders » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:18 am

Nice one, that's always a good feeling.

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Post by dougindoors » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:42 pm

just a quick line, after sitting in the corner of the garage for 2 years, after purchase as non runner due to suspected crank seal failure and not to sure how long it had stood prior no me obtaining it (at least a boat trip from Aus). put a battery on the old girl, filled the float chambers with mix, 2nd kick fired up and ran for a short while =D> . time to start stripping now. will keep you informed :D
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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strip continues

Post by dougindoors » Sun May 01, 2011 5:59 pm

Progress made today 1st May, refitted rebuilt carbs,run up to temp and restarted fine even when hot, must have an oddball!!! after that started stripping engine out now for new crank seal. The guy in aus did tell me it had a a new piston in the front cylinder and lo and behold it has, wonder were he got that? i was very suprise it even ran check out the base gaskets totally covering the inlet port. well will keep you posted as things progress

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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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opps!!! progress or not

Post by dougindoors » Wed May 18, 2011 6:26 pm

opps!! sorry guvnur i was only cleaning it
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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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Engine strip

Post by dougindoors » Thu May 26, 2011 10:54 am

well while the frame is being cleaned and repainted i thought it was time to strip the engine to renew the suspect crank seals, I attacked the left side 1st well you have to start somewere, once apart was a bugger to release the crank bearing from the cover ( at least they are a good fit and have not been spinning in the case) i found the seals like new obviously they have been changed,maybe when the piston and barrel was done, also the stator has been rewound, i was suprised to see the internals in such good condition. so lets move on to the right side after a bit of a struggle getting the kick start shaft through the case bearing off it came, wow! new clutch plates seems in a previous life a lot of work has been done here. on removing the crankshaft dampers the problem was revealed, the area the the seals run was very badly pitted and corroded with rust. now what? off to my local engineering shop fo a solution :-k , machine 1 mm off the damper body and fit an oversize seal. now waiting for the work to be completed :D . pics of stripped engine to follow.
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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crank dampers

Post by dougindoors » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:22 am

well damper back all nice and corrosion free complete with o/s seals 55x40x7, hopefully start reassembing this weekend. frame now at the powder coaters, cleaned both wheels up this week looked lovely, then noticed the front wheel had a ding in it, lucky have a spare set but these had been painted and the smart arse used etch primer. more to follow.
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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update

Post by dougindoors » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:49 pm

frame should be back tuesday 21st will post pics, engine has been stripped and partially rebuilt, thats when the problems started. bolting the 2 half's of the crank cases together i noticed the cap head bolts were up to torque but not holding the cases together, bolts to long? streched? well out they come again grind off 2mm clean off sealant and refit bolts,now the fun starts, were did i put that shim for the kick start idler gear and the shims for the crankshaft centre gear? ](*,) oh! some one didnt fit them last time the engine was stripped. well back to the local friendly engineering shop, 1x 1mm 2x 1.5mm 1x 1.4mm shim and so on hopefully end of next week the engine will be rebuilt. pics to follow
By the way Tim thanks for the manual all those years ago lol. without it i would be knackered, i will give you 1st pickings on all the spares l have over when she's finished. O:)
1984 Kawasaki KR250A
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Every 2 in 1 poeple are schizophrenic
If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
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Re: update

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:20 am

dougindoors wrote:By the way Tim thanks for the manual all those years ago lol. without it i would be knackered, i will give you 1st pickings on all the spares l have over when she's finished. O:)
No problem Doug, glad I could help. :D

By the way, there shouldn't be any bits left over when you've finished. :shock:
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Post by dougindoors » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:07 pm

well tim what do i do with all these washers and nuts i have in a box????? i thought they were spare ones as you always get overs when you strip a bike dont you????
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If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
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Re: BITS

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:33 pm

dougindoors wrote:well tim what do i do with all these washers and nuts i have in a box????? i thought they were spare ones as you always get overs when you strip a bike dont you????
Ah, sounds like you're making a lightweight version. It'll be fine ! :mrgreen:
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Post by dougindoors » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:30 pm

well i told a few porkeys engine now rebuilt sorry no pics, seems the last person did not have a manual. shims ect missing and would you belive the circlip that holds the clutch on not there #-o well its ready for painting and i will post a pic of the finished item. the frame is back looking very nice, half way through sorting the forks, one pair has good tubes and the other has good outers, so masses of bits on the bench at the mo. and i promise i will post pics :^o just one thing does any one know if the anti dive is used by any other models i.e gpz's more to follow camera is charged \:D/
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If you can not fix it with a hammer it must be electrical
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Re: finally started

Post by ScottaKR » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:45 pm

dougindoors wrote: just one thing does any one know if the anti dive is used by any other models i.e gpz's
Yeah, it was used on GPZ's of the era, but not exactly sure what models.
Sorry, I know that probably dosn't really help a lot.
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Post by the KR kid » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:16 am

Had a leaky anti-dive when I got my bike, but fitted Gpz600 seals which fitted ok.
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