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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1997 Honda XR600R rebuild
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:24:49 pm »
Very nice looking bike and I'm sure that it provides a fun filled day.

I also have a 2009 F800GS that I enjoy very much. Got the girl in Feb 2013 with 24 000km on the clock and currently she is standing on 90 000km and still going strong and I'm loving each moment on her. And she don't mind getting dirty  >:D

But to be honest I won't mind a (bigger) XR in my stable as well. I've got a liking in the 1984 XR 500RE. Who knows, maybe one day a stumble on on as a next project  >:D

I'm definitely with you on a bigger XR, especially the 500. I see there's quite a few up for grabs now.

When you get your 200 sorted and I the 250, we must tackle another restoration project on the 500...I'm seriously considering it


That 600 of yours is looking good. Hope you get everything sorted.

Goodluck bud.

Yes Black_Hawk,

Ek like wat ek sien. Jy vorder goed, bike lyk mooi skoon. Sal graag wil sien hoe lyk hy met die engine in.

Hou ons op hoogte meneer.... :thumleft:

General Technical / Re: Losing or dropping a cylinder.
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:01:47 pm »
Agnee Thomas,

Wat gaan hier aan, is jou pride en joy beseer....jy ry te min man.

Hoop jy kry die probleem sommer gou uitgesort met minimale effort en kostes.

Sterkte meneer.

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: Vespa
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:58:05 pm »
Jis wat 'n lekker fred.

Lag ek nou lekker vir die opmerkings, die arme Vespa vat darm mar shots jong.

Lyk na 'n baie lekker projekie in vergelyking met jou ander meer challenging projekte.

Baie sterkte, ek dink jy moet die kinders inspan om jou te help met die een.

Vat vas... :thumleft:

Hi DR BIG 750

Piston and rings or only piston?

I know the XR and XL has identical engines so the piston will work for both.

I suppose you don't know if its a standard piston or oversize one?

Next up...

Install rear shocks
Install new rear wheel bearings
Fit rear wheel to frame
Fit engine to frame

Hopefully things will start progressing a bit quicker now...

And lastly, the cylinder head cover....

Then going through all the prescribed torque specs and installing the decompression cable.

So very important, as the camshaft is right at the top, this is almost the last thing where oil gets pumped to when the engine starts, so just filling the camshaft chamber with oil  and greased the journals.

Also did this with the barrel as well...

So next up was getting the timing right.

This was also a bit of a mission but finally got it right...had to make sure the 2 lines on the timing sprocket was parallel with the cylinder head..

Bloody timing chain kept falling inside... :xxbah:

The timing chain tensioner was a bit of a tricky thing as you had to pull it out, fully extended then tightening the lock nut...again another o-ring over the dowel pin...

Took me almost 30 minutes the get the barrel over the piston as I had to do it by hand, didn't have that fancy tool so had to be very careful not to damage the rings..

Almost forgot this one....new barrel o-ring...

Just making sure the oil orifice is open and clear, this is very important to check.

Perfect fit, looking good.

Side covers on.

Next step, cleaning the surface for the new gasket.

Just a few pics of the AC Generator, hopefully I won't bee seeing this anytime soon...

Dagse Manne,

So finally got some work done over the weekend, assembled the engine. Took the whole of Saturday but finally managed to close the engine. I took my time with this as a wanted to make sure I did't miss anything, all those small bits and pieces, o-rings and gaskets and so on.

The head and barrel looked brand new, really impressed with this.

General Technical / Re: Roller Bearing Cam Conversion- Please explain
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:05:56 am »
Thanks Guys,

A lot to process, think I've got an idea of what this means.

The photo's attach is of my 1980 XR250 currently being restored. Those journals still looks good to me, like Dux says, good maintenance on the oil and your good to go for a long time. And if I'm not mistaken I do see a hole in the combustion chamber where the cam runs in, mine had plenty of oil in the chamber and journals.

Thanks for all the info guys, waardeer

General Technical / Re: Roller Bearing Cam Conversion- Please explain
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:02:55 am »
So in doing this conversion you can't use the original cam? It means a new camshaft to fit the bearings?

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