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Online jwraymond6

hello.... glad to find a active 250r fourm
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 11:29:48 PM »
Quote from: dirtygerman;67849
Ok,  so after some self educating it looks like my frame is a 87 or later.

my vin # is JH3TE1203GC005769
not sure on the vin break down yet,  I haven't cared to research the year until I started looking at frame guesset plate kit.

You have a 86 frame there
87 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

Offline broken1

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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2016, 12:33:05 AM »
Quote from: jwraymond6;67850
You have a 86 frame there

Yep like Jeremy said it's an 86 frame. The front engine mounts are specific to the 86 frame. 87-89 frames have a different front mount. It won't take you long to figure out the differences with all the info on this great site.
overkill is an often underrated achievement

Offline 2ndmoto

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2016, 02:02:25 AM »
As far as shocks, if you buy used you are going to need to get them serviced and revalve for your setup. If you are a good rider you will notice a difference from a works to an elka. A fresh set of Works I for the typical rider is going to be a lot of fun to ride on. Huge improvement over stock. If you are going to be seriously smashing on your bike, then you will want to step up to some PEP, Elks or Axis...there are a few other high end shock companies,their name eludes me at the moment.

Welcome and I am glad you are being a good dad. I wish I could have had those opportunities with my father.

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2016, 02:23:06 AM »
Quote from: jwraymond6;67850
You have a 86 frame there
Thank you for clearing that up for me,  I feel more confident ordering the correct gusset kit from the vender here on the forum!
Quote from: broken1;67852
Yep like Jeremy said it's an 86 frame. The front engine mounts are specific to the 86 frame. 87-89 frames have a different front mount. It won't take you long to figure out the differences with all the info on this great site.
I looked after reading your post I see what you are refurring to now,  I am educating myself more on the 250r every time I log in on this forum lol

Quote from: 2ndmoto;67857
As far as shocks, if you buy used you are going to need to get them serviced and revalve for your setup. If you are a good rider you will notice a difference from a works to an elka. A fresh set of Works I for the typical rider is going to be a lot of fun to ride on. Huge improvement over stock. If you are going to be seriously smashing on your bike, then you will want to step up to some PEP, Elks or Axis...there are a few other high end shock companies,their name eludes me at the moment.  I would like to think I will be a average rider,  I raced motorcross  from 7 years old to my teenage years, but that's been like 13/14ish years lol    So I have a lot to relearn and get back into shape,  I plan on riding in the woods I do not see any large doubles in my future.   I think the deal I found on galaxy for the Elka stage3's is what I will end up going with.  

Welcome and I am glad you are being a good dad. I wish I could have had those opportunities with my father.

The last three years have been not so perfect, I was in a near fatal car crash two years ago and the last year I have been working 16/18 hour days.  So the last month I have decided it's not worth missing these memories and now spending a lot more time at home.

Offline F-Red

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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2016, 09:04:02 AM »
Quote from: dirtygerman;67905
I have decided it's not worth missing these memories and now spending a lot more time at home.

Welcome. You have made the best decision, you could ever make. Precious moments.
LONG LIVE THE "R\'s"

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2016, 12:41:41 PM »
Thank you!  I could not agree more!

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2016, 08:37:30 PM »

Took my cylinder off to put a new base gasket on and found the sleeve to be a little different from the other 86 cylinder I have.  does this sleeve look's machine ported.  It is a 66mm standard bore,  it also had a C.K. 103 hot rod.

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2016, 08:22:49 PM »
Finishing up my gussets kit install and mocking up some other parts figured I would also test fit the used calipers I bought a few years ago,  but they wouldn't fit.  Thankfully a friend of mine had a parts 400ex and I was able to compare the 400ex calipers to my spindles and they bolt up.   I noticed the knuckle is different from the 400ex I am now trying to figure out what knuckles I have.   I will attempt to post pictures of them after I get home from my shop tonight.

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2016, 08:56:49 AM »

Offline 2ndmoto

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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2016, 03:04:10 AM »
Sleeve has some meat on it. Doesn't looked machine ported to me. Looks like they cleaned up the intake ports a tad bit.

Online The norm

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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2016, 11:12:59 AM »
Welcome to the site my friend. First of all I think it's awesome that you have a little helper. My sons both loved working on things with me. It gets even better when you get them out riding with you. It amazing watching them learn a grow. Thanks Loren
I had a BDT motor once.....It SUCKED!
Currently: Hybrid Engineering 310 stroker built by Pete

Offline dirtygerman

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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2016, 09:26:34 PM »
Quote from: 2ndmoto;70077
Sleeve has some meat on it. Doesn't looked machine ported to me. Looks like they cleaned up the intake ports a tad bit.
Thank you for the info,  I wasn't sure it was throwing me off comparing it to the spare cylinder that came with the four wheeler.

Quote from: The norm;70082
Welcome to the site my friend. First of all I think it's awesome that you have a little helper. My sons both loved working on things with me. It gets even better when you get them out riding with you. It amazing watching them learn a grow. Thanks Loren
Yessir it is amazing he blows my mind at the age of three,  telling him to loosen a bolt or tighten it and he turns it the correct way with zero doubt.   I know it's easy to brag about your own but it truly is a awesome thing watching.   Thanks for the help here on the forum!   I am starting to suspect these knuckles are maybe aftermarket or from a later model 300ex?   I look at photos of 450r knuckles on google they look nothing like these.  I am having a hell of a time getting the needle roller bearings out of the aftermarket swing arm geez someone hated this quad the bearing cages were dust lol...