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Offline insane one

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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 09:03:39 PM »
So have you had the oppertunity to ride it before the tear down? I once owned a 1981 PE175. At the time I had it it was the fastest bike I have ever rode. Before my CR500's came along. :D.  I had a local shop bore and hone it the next size over. Plus replace the mains and seals. Saddly while I was breaking it in. The rod lower bearing seized. I never got it running again. :(
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 12:51:06 PM »
that brings back some memories , guy was out riding with us on one of those and the engine blew we had to tow him all the way back to our farm . when we got back the guy left in a car to go and get his pick up to take it home as he had ridden to my place , it was leaning against the tree beside were out digger was parked , we could not help ourselves so we dug a hole with the digger and buried it , covered it over a made up a cross .
he was not happy thought we were joking until he dug down and found a grip :-}}

we thought it was funny  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2013, 04:14:57 AM »
Thats a classic shanes.  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2013, 03:23:59 PM »
I have ridden PE175's before. However I did not ride this one, I started it, bought it, brought it home, and proceeded to tear it apart :) .

Shanes though that is funny, that's a little extreme for a joke lol.

I bought a stock sized cylinder on eBay. Even if it needs bored first over to clean it up I like the idea of not being near the limit like the current cylinder is.

The overall plan is to rebuild the crank (I'll have to send it out), new top end, replace every bearing and seal in the engine, replace all the chassis bearings (the ones I can still get anyway), replace the brakes, the fork seals, fork boots, plastic, seat cover, tires, etc. That will put the total at around $1200-1300 including what I paid for it, but it will basically be like new again. Hopefully I will have it complete by April/May at the latest. I think the frame will be powder coated in a couple of weeks when I get time to clean it up and drop it off.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2013, 04:03:09 PM »
extreme  :-X  it died only fitting we gave it a proper funeral  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 08:01:50 PM »
extreme  :-X  it died only fitting we gave it a proper funeral  ;D ;D ;D

Ya got me there  :D .
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 04:18:19 AM »
I have a cylinder and piston from that exact same year bike I am selling on eBay. It is pretty much a fresh bore, 040 oversize (1mm). Actually, I have the bottom end for sale, as well as some of the chassis parts. I could take it off the auction if you want it.
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 01:48:36 PM »
I actually just bought a stock sized cylinder yesterday. I had your cylinder and piston in my watch list in case I couldn't find a stock one. If this one falls through like the first cylinder I bought and the seller claimed to have lost before shipping, I'll be in touch.
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 08:33:55 PM »
Only updates I have is I ordered some parts. I am trying again with another eBay stock cylinder, supposed to have shipped yesterday. I ordered the oil seals, dust seals, new fork boots, etc., to rebuild the forks. Figured I'd knock something easy and relatively cheap off the list to feel like I am getting the project started finally.

I was also in touch with a few places about having the crank rebuilt. $169 seems to be the going rate and that includes a new rod kit and shipping back to me. Not too bad. I don't think the current lower rod or crank bearings are bad but I think I might just change all the bearings and seals while the engine is out and apart rather than do it again in a few months or next winter.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2014, 06:07:23 AM »
I always change out the lower bearings in old bikes at the start. Least you know the condition and as you said pointless doing it a few months later if something is not right.
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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2014, 02:40:28 PM »
I have not done much the last couple months with this bike. I was traveling a lot for work and just haven't had any free time. I hope to get back to it soon. I had lined up a source to get the frame powder coated at cost but the guy is moving to Boston so it looks I missed that opportunity lol.
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2014, 06:41:22 PM »
Cool. First order of business,  toss the toothpick pegs.

That would be a good meme.  Starts out with a picture of a bike in 1975 with small pegs.   Then says 1995 a bike with large pegs and then says 2025 with a bike with a full stair case on the side as the peg with the label "Cry Babies" :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2014, 12:13:19 AM »
Finally got to do something on this bike. Only took 2.5 months but my seat cover finally came today so I got it put it on (that's a seam near the front not a wrinkle by the way lol).

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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2014, 02:45:36 AM »
oooooow! cool.
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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2014, 12:53:58 PM »
I have been so busy with work and working on our house I have not done anything to this bike.

I am finally going to start back on it soon. The stock cylinder I bought is scratched so I need to get it bored. Finding someone local to do it has proven a little difficult. I may have to send it out.
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- Mike - Don't take life so seriously, nobody gets out alive.