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Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 11:03:52 AM »
i use All balls for the stem bearings.

That's what I will use too. Under $10

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 02:35:08 PM »
Woot! Frame is finally here. All the factory stickers made my day haha. Looks very nice. Not a single crack and hardly a scratch. Bottom side looks excellent, even the smash pads under the front. +1 for Ceasarthethird. Great seller.


Online hickwheeler

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 04:01:10 PM »
I'm glad it went to someone that really wanted it
88 330 worked over by Pete
88 ct350pv (BOF Build)
89 440 Packard built pilot  (Sold)

Offline broken1

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2018, 01:05:17 AM »
That's a nice looking frame... If your planning on leaving the factory paint on it clean it up good & wax it. I've done that to my frame with regular old turtle wax a few times during full strip downs since it was repainted blue in 1990 & so far its still holding up fairly well.
overkill is an often underrated achievement

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 10:02:16 AM »
broken1, that sounds like a good idea. I hope to get it cleaned up today after work and continue assembly.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2018, 11:02:02 AM »
Got the frame cleaned up really good Wednesday. I need to take a toothbrush and water to the engine now. The only thing keeping me from assembling this thing now is the forward engine mounts' lower bolts. The 88-89 frame is flat there (short bolts). The 86 has the thick cast mount there and needs long bolts. Trying to figure out how to get them here by Saturday..

Finally finished moving in my new place and installing a new AC system in my girl's car so I am free to work on my own junk finally.


Offline Skeans1

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2018, 03:34:21 AM »

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
After getting the quad assembled Friday night I took it for a ride Saturday morning. With the suspension at a proper height (not lowered) this thing felt fast. I switched from the 12T to a 13T front sprocket (13/38) and it would stand up in 4th just snapping the throttle. Then I put it up because I have no footpegs haha

Pretty excited to have it together and clean. Now if Fall will hurry up I will be having a blast in the woods.

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2018, 11:18:07 AM »
Nothing special to note here other than I am probably fully addicted to these quads now and don't understand how someone could ride anything else haha.

I'm doing small stuff at this point. Need a few small things and some new tires to mount on the Hiper wheels, but I've put two tank through it and feel good that the engine is solid.

Here are a few pics of me, my little brother on his new banshee, and a friend on his 400ex touring my new town (population:700). My neighbor buzzed my head in his J3 Cub and landed on his grass airstrip. Hit my first jump and was impressed with how light and agile the R feels.


Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2018, 11:21:24 AM »
Ill throw this pic up while I'm at it. I've never seen these until moving recently. They apparently live on rocky mountains here in Alabama. I see one about every night in the garage. They don't bother me and aren't inside my home, but one of my dogs tries to eat them so I'm sure she will learn a lesson eventually haha.

This one had babies all over it's back.


Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2018, 02:56:57 PM »
It's been a while, so I'll give an update.

My dog did in fact get lit up by a scorpion haha. My friend's dog then quickly bit the tail off the scorpion and ate it.. Good times.

The R is getting close! I've ran 3-4 tanks of fuel through it now. I've tracked down small OEM parts down here and there and my list is finally getting narrowed down. You guys have been invaluable helping me get this project going in such a short amount of time. I definitely appreciate it.

The list as of now is:
OEM coolant reservoir
Rear caliper mounting bracket (not the brake stay, the part that bolts to the brake stay.)
rear rotor (have a stock one, might buy another wave rotor. Toasted mine on a rock)
Push Lok hose and AN fittings for the radiator
Frame skid plate
Tabs welded to swingarm for skidplate (Thanks Hickwheeler)
Hood. I like the carbon hoods, but buying carbon makes you want more carbon lol.
Tires. Looking to order GBC XC Masters. One of two tires available in a 20" tall rear tire for a 10" dia. wheel.
Race dome for the ESR head.

After that, it will be small tweaks here and there and buying things I want rather than need. I'm excited to be on track for a good Fall of riding.

I'll update with some pictures once I have some worth posting up.

Offline Action69

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2018, 03:37:27 PM »
Hey miles..I believe I have the coolant reservoir and the rear caliper bracket.the bracket may be powdered red..Iíll check and send you a text..your machines looking good..

Online hickwheeler

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2018, 03:48:13 PM »
Good to see it coming along.
88 330 worked over by Pete
88 ct350pv (BOF Build)
89 440 Packard built pilot  (Sold)

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2018, 04:01:48 PM »
Hey miles..I believe I have the coolant reservoir and the rear caliper bracket.the bracket may be powdered red..Iíll check and send you a text..your machines looking good..

Man, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Offline 2Nubs

Re: 2Nubs's boondock build
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2018, 12:22:06 PM »
Swapped out the CGJ needle for a DGH. Second clip. Feels a bit rich in the mid section right before it hits. Has a stutter.

With the richer needle, should I go a bit leaner on the main?

What about the 48 pilot? That seems lean to me.

Air screw does not seem to change my idle much at all and I'm not sure why. 

Plugs and a chopper on order.

Recap:
ESR330 (100LL, Klotz ST, 32:1)
39PWK (185mj, 48pj, DGH 2nd clip, 1.5 out on A/S)
TRX9b centermount and no airbox, Uni filter

85-95 degrees, 80-90% humidity