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Old 07-28-2008, 11:10 PM
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about 4 months ago my dad bought an 85 cr 250 that was a basket case, i tore into the top end and found a nice gash in the cylinder and it didnt come w/ a piston, my dad tried to save the cylinder by honing but it was too far gone. the plan is to sleeve it and put a stock piston back in it. we havent got around to getting the sleeve and the piston yet so lately ive been cleaning parts and painting them. he ordered new radiator shrouds but i couldnt match the color so we found a nice red and were going w/ that color. the tank had white house paint 1/2 *** painted on it so my dad worked on it till he got it off but under the paint was a crapload of scratches. im going to paint the tank and try to make it as smooth as possible. im gonna paint the other side panel tomorrow after work. so far this is what it looks like.







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Old 07-29-2008, 08:38 AM
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If the tank is plastic, you are going to regret painting it. I had purchased automotive paint designed for plastic bumpers and painted my son's yz490 tank. Geeze it was so pretty. I was super proud and my son was ecstatic. About two months after, it started to bubble and blow off. Looked like crud. Apparently the plastic "breathes" causing the gas to form under the paint and then pop off.


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Old 07-29-2008, 06:00 PM
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yeah but im gonna make sure we dont spill any and hope it lasts a little bit. im workin on the subframe now, just came in to take a break, will have some pix up in a bit.
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If the tank is plastic, you are going to regret painting it. I had purchased automotive paint designed for plastic bumpers and painted my son's yz490 tank. Geeze it was so pretty. I was super proud and my son was ecstatic. About two months after, it started to bubble and blow off. Looked like crud. Apparently the plastic "breathes" causing the gas to form under the paint and then pop off.

Yep i hate the peeling and have experience lol , exactly why they perforate graphics that adhere directly to the tank.

Nice bike oglejust , keep the pics coming man
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:01 PM
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well i got the subframe painted tonite, also got the left side radiator put on the bike, tomorrow i'll put the subframe on, the airbox in, and the side panel on to see how it looks. im trying to convince my dad to get a crank, bearings, and seals while its apart, that way i can go ahead and paint the whole frame. heres some pix


clear coated the panel today






btw i no the garage is a mess.... i'll get around to it this weekend lol
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thats a nice red
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:03 PM
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well nothing new on the bike today, heres the story... i woke up this morning w/ my boss on the phone saying "hey! wake up" so i immediatly say "O SH*T! im late! ill be there in a few!" when he says "no its 6 in the morning" then i'm thinkin wtf is my boss callin me so early for. he tells me about this tool box on the net thats a killer deal, so i got up and emailed the guy, got a phone number and well... went and got it after work.

its 17 drawers total, the top and bottom dont really go together but it isnt too far off so it works okay. paid 400 bux and it was only 25 miles from me. o and btw my boss loaned me the 400 bux for it my boss is pretty cool lol



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Thanks for the pics looks good so far. Keep us updated. Oh and the tool box I like that I got 2 of them but always looking for more hehe.
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well nothing new on the bike today, heres the story... i woke up this morning w/ my boss on the phone saying "hey! wake up" so i immediatly say "O SH*T! im late! ill be there in a few!" when he says "no its 6 in the morning" then i'm thinkin wtf is my boss callin me so early for. he tells me about this tool box on the net thats a killer deal, so i got up and emailed the guy, got a phone number and well... went and got it after work.

its 17 drawers total, the top and bottom dont really go together but it isnt too far off so it works okay. paid 400 bux and it was only 25 miles from me. o and btw my boss loaned me the 400 bux for it my boss is pretty cool lol



WOW man, thats one hell of a deal.


For what snap-on charges for their tools you would think they come gold plated
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WOW man, thats one hell of a deal.


For what snap-on charges for their tools you would think they come gold plated
thats why i buy from the mac man... altho hes not much cheaper
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:56 PM
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heres what ive got done lately



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heres what ive got done lately



Sweet! Keep the pics coming

Any progress with talking dad into getting your crank, bearings, and seals ?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:25 PM
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nope not yet, im thinking if i buy the piston and sleeve i'll get the cylinder done for him. then he can buy the crank and bearings and seals and he'll have a whole new engine. cept b4 i buy the sleeve and piston for his i need to buy it for mine, also gotta find cases for mine
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that looks sweeeeet.
I am just getting started on a 83 and it is a huge can of worms. every time i do something i want to go further and do something else. it's easy to forget that i just want an old beater to ride so i don't keep beating up a new enduro that i got last year. i am new to bringing something back to life, sound like from your earlier posts that you are planning to go into the bottom end, mine was full of strait gas, not a mix, the tank also had gas only - i turned the bike over and drained it all out and then sprayed some oil down there so thing don't get dry after the fuel evaporates. sound good???? why do you want to redo - because just a good idea to do so or has something led you to believe that you need to?
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sorry i stopped this thread cold!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:30 PM
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why do you want to redo - because just a good idea to do so or has something led you to believe that you need to?
im doing it bc my dad does a lot for me and i want to see him riding something nice...
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i hope you didn't mis understand me - i wasn't asking why you did the whole restoration - i was asking why you decided to go into the crank and the tranny. did you have a lot of movement in the connecting rod??
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