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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on January 08, 2020, 07:12:59 AM »
Well, I offered $500 for both the YX 125 and XR 80... I've not heard a word as a response...  I'm assuming they think it's worth more than I'm willing to pay...  so the search continues... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on December 23, 2019, 08:40:42 AM »
As usual, I can't just leave anything plain....  So I took some leftover paint and stain to the bike bench.  Also as you can see, it works fine for larger bikes too...  Can ya tell I ride orange...   :o

This issue is, when you get the cruiser that high, you can really see just how dirty it is... looks like I'm going to be busy polishing lots of chrome and paint...  also I realized just how little tread was left on the rear tire...  :-\  One thing I did try while the KTM was on the lift, was to use a small auto scissor jack to lift the rear of the bike.  This would allow me (when needed) to remove pull the rear tire.  It worked great, next will be to try it on the cruiser as well.  I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. 

I did try to use the pulley system I had rigged up to pull and store the stand up next to the ceiling of my garage.... FAIL!!  it's heavier than I thought...  need to go to plan B, as soon as I figure out what that is... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by Nom DeGuerre on December 14, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
looks pretty well thought out to me^^^ nice! make sure you document the projects, could be a fun thread. Like Beaner, thinking about picking up a mini...sure would be fun!
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on December 11, 2019, 12:00:08 PM »
I've always wanted a bike work bench...  the issue is my garage floor space is limited, so I didn't want something when not in use to be taking up valuable space.  But... my garage also has 12ft ceilings.  I started looking for something cheap (yes I'm cheap) that when not in use could be stored near the ceiling via a pulley system.  After searching the interwebs, I found a video of a home made stand, that utilizes a motorcycle jack, and auto jack stands.


Here's a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz8oFhyBrhk.  I took his idea and made a few changes and built the following work table.  It's made from 2x10 lumber with a 3/4 plywood top.  The cutout is designed so the bike lift will fit under the stand, as this is how you lift and move the stand. I also had to build and figure out a way to mount a ramp.  Most of the material used I had lying around, including the front wheel stop. I used a door hinge so it can fold down when not being used.   
Pic 1 - shows the 1st time I lifted the stand and dropped in onto the jack stands.  I was surprised as to how stable it was.
Pic 3 - I bent a small piece of steel and attached to the plywood ramp, with a bolt going through the plywood to keep it from falling. Yes there's a support under the plywood ramp for stability.
Pic 4 - the 1st trial on putting my bike onto the table... this was just prior lifting it with the jack
Pic 7 - loaded and lifted to it lowest height.  I can go higher, just need to lift and adjust the jack stands.

So far so good...  I really haven't used it much yet, as I just completed it... but with the bike loaded and sitting on the jack, its surprisingly easy to move  around the garage.  The next test will be to load the street bike...  That will happen this weekend.  And finally the test of the pulleys to lift it up to the ceiling. 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on December 11, 2019, 11:50:56 AM »
Beaner that looks like fun!  8)
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by beaner on December 11, 2019, 08:49:51 AM »
 One of my buddies built a small track for his kids, and it's literally 2 minutes from my place, but too small to have a lot of fun on a full size bike.  So while we were taking a break I mentioned this bike my son bought about 10 years ago. Turns out that my buddy not only knows the history of it but actually convinced the guy I bought it from to buy it for his kids many years ago so I decided that it's exactly what I need to ride on his kids track.

It's a low hour, but rough, 94 YZ80 that's been sitting in a corner of my barn rusting away and I've decided to do a quicky refresh. I've been looking for info, but there's not much out there.  Planning to do crank seals because it's been sitting for about 99% of it's life, and they're probably toast. After that, suspension, and probably change the colours from the original whiite and purple to blue and white

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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by rsmith on December 08, 2019, 07:11:15 PM »
It is assembled into a roller state at this point only a couple of parts have been missing completely.

The plastic cover for the front brake line and the lower radiator hose.

I'll start on the engine sometime soon.

--Ron.
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on December 05, 2019, 05:30:09 AM »
WOW!!!  the real question is not how many parts need replaced...  but how many parts are you missing???
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by rsmith on December 04, 2019, 05:57:04 PM »
This winter its going to be the "Basket Case" build I started on last year. It got back-burnered for Nanci's 125 project.



--Ron.
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