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Online Sand_Blaster

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2018, 09:10:35 PM »
86 is longer then a 87. I dont have any 88-89 to compare.
87 Trx250r & 99 Banshee

Offline jwraymond6

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2018, 10:50:59 PM »
Only difference is the 86 had a longer dog bone 87-89 was the same
87 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2018, 09:02:41 AM »
Thanks guys. I have the lowering link adjusted to 7" eye to eye. Best I can tell that is factory for the 86. I have the 18.5" swingarm. Need to find out which shock I have.

Aluminum color body. Navy blue coil. Engraved "CT Shaw"

EDIT: I think I should adjust my link 1" shorter to match my -1" swingarm. (18.5" is 86/87 and 19.5" is 88/89 swingarm)

If anyone can throw a tape measure on a dog bone for me I would appreciate it. I think 7" may be the length of 88/89 dogbone so 6" should be 86/87. (center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 09:45:57 AM by 2Nubs »

Offline hickwheeler

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2018, 03:01:34 PM »
You have your lengths mixed up for years. 88-9 are 18.5 and 86-7 are 19.5
88 330 worked over by Pete
88 ct350pv (BOF Build)
89 440 Packard built pilot  (Sold)

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2018, 03:08:06 PM »
Dang you're right Hickwheeler, thank you.

I have found a couple of frames. looks like I'm going to be spending about $500 on a completely stock frame. That sucks!

Offline broken1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2018, 11:12:09 PM »
If your patient the right deal might pop up but getting the R bug doesn't help any.
overkill is an often underrated achievement

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2018, 08:30:06 AM »
Yea, I can't believe it's this hard to get a decent one. The whole collector part of it sucks, but I guess it's one of the things that make these R's so cool. There definitely isn't one on every street.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
looks like I found a frame. I am pumped!!!
« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 08:45:06 AM by 2Nubs »

Offline tosaw

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2018, 08:13:01 PM »
looks like I found a frame. I am pumped!!!

That's great news! Looking forward to seeing how it goes swapping all your parts over to it.

Offline croat1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2018, 11:27:50 PM »
Yea, I can't believe it's this hard to get a decent one. The whole collector part of it sucks, but I guess it's one of the things that make these R's so cool. There definitely isn't one on every street.

and the addiction begins. Welcome or should I say run lol.  this bike is addictive for sure.

Joe

Offline 2Nubs

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2018, 10:22:50 AM »
Haha yep. It is keeping my attention a lot more than some of my previous toys.

The swap should go quick. I think I can have it together in a few hours. I canít wait to hear pop pop and smell the premix!

Itís down to a bear frame now but here is a pic. Swingarm bolt went easily. I also did a little polishing on the side covers. They should clean up pretty good.

Offline croat1

Re: New guy and my new R
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2018, 10:46:57 AM »
A build thread would be cool

Joe