sandman768

S200x600_image_1463572994

Lives in: Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Member since: 03/21/14

Recent Activity Filter:

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/18/2017 4:14 AM

Thanks for the tip Cvm....the seals, screws, filler plug are all old parts just used for refinishing....in another lifetime I was a pretty good automotive painter....trying not to get too carried away with this build...but I do have a good amount of ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/17/2017 2:14 PM

Popped in the last few case bearings today, bottom end all prepped for

... more »

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/17/2017 2:07 PM

Oem pipe, dents removed the best I could, sandblasted, sanded down, blued welds, high temp clear coat paint. Been putting time into the gas tank, wet sanding with various grades, still have long way to go on the tank, graphics will cover most of the

... more »

Added reply in a thread Y'all are a bunch of cynics 10/16/2017 4:36 AM

Fell asleep within 20 minutes... Did I miss the " how to pull a tear off segment"

Added reply in a thread Poll: Frame blasting & Powder coating cost 10/16/2017 4:15 AM

100.00-125.00 for sandblasting & powdercoat. I always bring a few other items just to be sandblasted, like pipes ect. I have done my own blasting & painting of frames in the past, PITA .....gladly pay the cost for someone else to do it....

Added reply in a thread 2017 KTM 250sx keeps fouling plugs 10/16/2017 4:09 AM

Go to next leaner pilot jet, maybe even 2nd leaner pilot... These bikes not really setup to be ideling around much, clean it out when warm by holding throttle open more often....if all your doing is trail riding the XC should have been your bike

Added reply in a thread 2014 Kx450f/Kx500 conversion 10/13/2017 6:07 PM

Well done.... What's it like to ride?

Added reply in a thread CRF250 Stripped oil drain bolt. 10/13/2017 5:41 PM

been there on 450 Honda , side drain bolt under the shifter. Made a thread chaser out of a same size new bolt, ran it & out with grease on it a few times, used another new Honda bolt that was about 4 mm longer, there were deeper threads within the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/13/2017 5:39 AM

My 88 cylinder is sleeved, it needed a piston replaced as cylinder was scored. when I rebuilt it I could have taken it to the next oversize piston, likely requiring exhaust valves needing to be cut back. since I"m no expert on looking to see if the sleeve ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/11/2017 5:25 AM

If you are considering boring an 88 rm cylinder it must have been sleeved at one time... You will want to send it to a qualified cylinder repair shop...millinium or Powersealusa. They will tell you if the sleeve is installed correctly & how to proceed. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dowel pin will NOT come out!!! 10/11/2017 5:06 AM

Do the next guy a favor & put a dab of grease or anti seize on the pin ends...

Added reply in a thread My budget RM250 build (and how to cut out a swingarm bolt from Hell) 10/6/2017 5:43 PM

That's a good idea...

Added reply in a thread 1989 kx 250 tear down / build finished! I"m a Tool... 10/6/2017 5:35 PM

I believe the 88 & 89 cylinders & powervalve parts all interchange the 88 & 89"s share many engine & chassis parts....how bad is your cylinder? Companies like Millenium & Powersealusa can work wonders on damaged cylinders. I have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Covington Torn ACL 10/3/2017 10:12 AM

Gutted for team USA, ACL surgery & rehab suck big time. ...biggest disappointment for me is Team Honda....2 dnf"s ? From the maker of some of the best built & reliable bikes ever....whoever is in charge of Hondas program should think about moving ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shift Shaft splines repair.... 10/3/2017 9:56 AM

Have you tried searching eBay for new or used shaft? Once the splines are toast, usually need new shaft to fix problem correctly.....I"m always shocked at what I can locate new Oem for older Suzukis ...

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/3/2017 9:46 AM

Frame back from PowderTech, a few weeks ago. Finally got a few hrs to play with it this morning. ... more »

Added reply in a thread SUZUKI RM250 1990 EX BARTOLINI 9/30/2017 6:06 AM

Nice,thanks for posting up photos. looks like it has some special parts....

Added reply in a thread SUZUKI RM250 1990 EX BARTOLINI 9/29/2017 5:43 AM

Post some photos on this site....or it's not real....

Added reply in a thread Amsoil 2 stroke oil 9/29/2017 5:12 AM

TMR recommends Amsoil dominator aft break in with mineral based oil, I have been using this method on all my 2 strokes for some time now, no oil related issues. I used to run Maxima 927 but found it is not the best for powervalve equipped engines due ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 KTM 250SX Carb 9/22/2017 5:44 AM

Rode yesterday, 80 degrees, fairly fast, intermediate to soft ripped dirt. Went with the 1 step leaner pilot jet and from a 450 main to a 460. Much better low end, off idle throttle response, and much better pull on top with the 460 main. Now I"m heading ... more »