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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects....how many do you have going??
« Last post by eprovenzano on January 14, 2019, 12:33:37 PM »
Well I dug into the quad to find the rough running and smoking issue...  Remember when I bought the quad, I was told it blew a head gasket...  I found a video of just after I rebuilt the motor, and it did not smoke, but I remember at the 1st startup I had yet to fill the radiator...  So why now would it smoke so much, and run so poorly.  Having a sneaky suspicion I pulled off a side cover... found a mixture oil and antifreeze inside the magneto (where is should be dry.  So yep you guessed it... bad water pump seal along with bad crank seals.  Coolant and oil getting into the combustion chamber makes it difficult for any motor to run. 

I know what your thinking... bad crank seals mean bad crank bearings.  But in this case knowing this will be rarely used, I'm just going to replace the seals, water pump, oil, and crank.  The parts have been ordered and I'll replace them.  Just getting to the water pump seal is a major pain... but I guess that's what winter projects are for... 
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Upcoming Events / ClassX Classic 2Stroke Motocross Series
« Last post by nancis on January 09, 2019, 06:43:50 PM »
A new series for the Inland Empire !area!  Vintage thru modern 2 strokes

https://www.facebook.com/r.evolutionCMX/?tn-str=k*F
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Upcoming Events / 32:1 PreMix Classic
« Last post by nancis on January 09, 2019, 06:41:01 PM »
32:1 PreMix Classic - TSM is a sponsor for this one! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/311213819611531/
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects....how many do you have going??
« Last post by eprovenzano on January 08, 2019, 06:38:38 AM »
I actually took it around the block... lets just say I am definitely a two wheel rider... The quad is running so rich, the fumes will burn your eyes. So to dig into the problem,
 
   1st  - I'm going to lower the float, its definitely too high. 
   2nd - will be to pull the jets, and try to get the numbers off of them so I have a baseline. 
   3rd - I'm going to look at the choke (enricher) to make sure its completely closed when turned off. 

Any other suggestions as to the jetting?

That is a good beginning. Too high a float level cause rich jetting across the board so that one should be number one for sure.

--Ron.

I was thinking about this while working...  ::)  I remember when I got my 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M out of moth balls.. had the same issue, ran like crap unless I turned off the fuel, then it cleared up and ran like a scalded ape...  that one took a new carb to clear up... of course I didn't know enough about jetting to know what to do.  Now I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous...   :-\ 

thanks, I'll reset the float and will go from there... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects....how many do you have going??
« Last post by rsmith on January 07, 2019, 09:34:26 AM »
I actually took it around the block... lets just say I am definitely a two wheel rider... The quad is running so rich, the fumes will burn your eyes. So to dig into the problem,
 
   1st  - I'm going to lower the float, its definitely too high. 
   2nd - will be to pull the jets, and try to get the numbers off of them so I have a baseline. 
   3rd - I'm going to look at the choke (enricher) to make sure its completely closed when turned off. 

Any other suggestions as to the jetting?

That is a good beginning. Too high a float level cause rich jetting across the board so that one should be number one for sure.

--Ron.
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Upcoming Events / UK Evo MX Series
« Last post by nancis on January 06, 2019, 02:03:43 PM »
UK Series
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects....how many do you have going??
« Last post by nancis on January 06, 2019, 12:27:39 PM »
Beaner...pretty sure you just want (need) to buy another bike!   ;D ;D

Eric...I'm trying to get Ron to have a minute to see if he's got ideas about your jetting...by the time he sits for a minute you'll probably have it figured out...

We did abandon that 125...just too many things to do to it in order to have a snowballs chance to get it together for race season...soooooo....we just bought another one!  ::)  It's a reasonably solid bike...at least it's complete, let's say that.  Something we can work with, it runs and has most of the parts (going to need an entire bolt kit tho).  Since the rules say I can race up to a 1996 or "similar technology" this one is a '97 that is going to identify as a '96 from now on!!  Not sure what it will look like in the end but it has a metallic blue powder coated frame and black plastics (those will be replaced with white!)
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by Coop on January 04, 2019, 10:41:19 AM »
Hey, Coop, what part of Texas are you in?

Nanci and I are thinking Texas may be in our future. We took a trip down and really liked the Tyler/Longview area.

There are so many tracks and the dirt, ah the dirt!

--Ron.

We are about an hour NW of DFW in a town called Springtown. Very nice, DFW is heavily congested with all the expansion. But we love this are for sure, we are out in the country kind of. We have a few tracks close. I am actually consider getting into vintage MX if I get through this cancer mess ("upgraded" to stage 4 last week because it spread to bone in my left shoulder).
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects....how many do you have going??
« Last post by eprovenzano on January 04, 2019, 08:02:45 AM »
Had issues with Polaris' Forward / reverse / Low Range sifter.  Every time I would put into forward the tranny would grind.  Reverse and Low Ranger were fine.  After adjusting the shifter rods 1,000 times I puled the shift dogs and reclocked them to where I felt would work better...  A little adjustment of the shifter rods, and now we have all the proper gears.  At this point, all electronics work, including headlights, tail lights, and brake light. The engine starts and runs, 4 wheel drive works, and all fluids have been changed... 

I actually took it around the block... lets just say I am definitely a two wheel rider... The quad is running so rich, the fumes will burn your eyes. So to dig into the problem,
 
   1st  - I'm going to lower the float, its definitely too high. 
   2nd - will be to pull the jets, and try to get the numbers off of them so I have a baseline. 
   3rd - I'm going to look at the choke (enricher) to make sure its completely closed when turned off. 

Any other suggestions as to the jetting?
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by rsmith on January 03, 2019, 03:14:27 PM »
Hey, Coop, what part of Texas are you in?

Nanci and I are thinking Texas may be in our future. We took a trip down and really liked the Tyler/Longview area.

There are so many tracks and the dirt, ah the dirt!

--Ron.
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