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Old 08-24-2017, 09:49 PM   #1
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Whats up people!

New member here living is Waterloo Ontario.

Want to share my trials and tribulations with you I had this summer with my 250.

It started a couple summers ago I guess, when I traded an old pos bmw for my first klr 250.

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The bike fired up well, rode and ran fine, with a little top end noise that I chalked up to well age I guess.

I rode the bike around the yard, and my street a bit, and tucked hew away.

I ride a 2010 versys, and wanted to send this dbike to Newfoundland. I have family there is a small town with crazy amounts of trails to ride.

Skip to this summer, I had a buddy driving out from Alberta to nfld meet me to grab my bike, so I loaded her up, and sent her off. I flew in a week later.

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Oh, while preping to load it, I siphoned the gas, noticing a ton of rust particles coming out.

First order of business once I got to the rock was to clean the tank and add a new inline filter.

With about a dozen friends and family around, I buttoned the newly cleaned tank on her and fired her up. Went for a ride out of the garage, around the house and back to the front yard, I then gave her some gas in neutral (showing off i guess), and heard a loud POP. I then noticed oil flicking everywhere FML.

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The timing chain smacked the valve cover and did a number to her.

Luckily I was able to patch it up with JB weld.

While I was in there, I noticed one jam nut missing on an exhaust valve adjustment stud.

I used some permanent locktite to hold her in place after setting the gap.

The bike was a champ, ripping around trails, and I was having a blast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib2opxIMMrY

A couple days later, I let my kid cousin take the bike on that same run, but on the way back.

When I started her up after that, I could hear a rattling noise, like something moving around in the engine freely.

I pulled the valve cover, and noticed the adjustment stud was gonbe, and nowhere to be found.

I didnt have a puller to get behind the magneto, and I only had a few days left, I decided to just use the bike.

Again, the biked ripped around nice for me.

Til one day, when the tide was low, I let my older cousin rip the bike on the beach after dark , he comes back with gear leaver in hand, with the splined shaft attached, bike stuck in 1st gear lol.

I set off to ride her back to town, opposite of the route in the video. She was doing great. Then I had to take a leak, i zip tied the clutch lever in and did that. Once I got back on the bike, gearing up to go, the bike jammed and stalled, kick start wont move.

I got a buddy to take it back in his pick up, pulled the covers, and the timing chaion was broken. Guides chewed, and the bottom end in a mess.

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Old 08-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #2
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So I ripped the top end of the bike off, and sent her home, In hopes to find a good bottom end, and make a good motor to send back.

Luckily, I found this bike 4 hours away, I went and got it.

Its has a blown top end, it starved for oil.

This parts motor is pretty clean, but has been sitting over sa year at buddies with the head off.

When I drained the oil, and removed the covers, I found water/moisture in the case/oil.

1st question, should I spray parts cleaner all through the motor, and let it drain out the drain and the sides.

I cleaned the oil screen, the bottom half was plugged up with old gasket maker and some shreads from the top end.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:23 PM   #3
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So I ripped the top end of the bike off, and sent her home, In hopes to find a good bottom end, and make a good motor to send back.

Luckily, I found this bike 4 hours away, I went and got it.

Its has a blown top end, it starved for oil.

This parts motor is pretty clean, but has been sitting over sa year at buddies with the head off.

When I drained the oil, and removed the covers, I found water/moisture in the case/oil.

1st question, should I spray parts cleaner all through the motor, and let it drain out the drain and the sides.

I cleaned the oil screen, the bottom half was plugged up with old gasket maker and some shreads from the top end.

I would take the motor out and just go thru and make sure it's good to go so you won't be doing it again... I had a similar situation and now I'm rebuilding because of a bad crank rod bearing which went bad because a piece of the timing chain got stuck in between the rod bearing and the shaft..I got a parts bike too and pick up some stuff off of ebay.. gonna start the rebuild soon..

BTW I have a nice valve cover I could send you to replace the messed up one you have.. that's if your parts bike didn't come with one

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Old 08-29-2017, 01:38 PM   #4
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I would take the motor out and just go thru and make sure it's good to go so you won't be doing it again... I had a similar situation and now I'm rebuilding because of a bad crank rod bearing which went bad because a piece of the timing chain got stuck in between the rod bearing and the shaft..I got a parts bike too and pick up some stuff off of ebay.. gonna start the rebuild soon..

BTW I have a nice valve cover I could send you to replace the messed up one you have.. that's if your parts bike didn't come with one

Hey Buddy,

Im going to use the bottom end from the parts bike, the guy blew the head because it starved for oil.

I removed the covers, everything looks good, fished around the pan with a telescopic magnet, didnt fell anything. Are you suggesting I split the case and look deeper?

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The parts bike was missing the cover, if you can let me know how much shipped to N3B1E1 would be awesome, thanks a lot.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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Also Laylow,

Do you happen to have the manifold pipe on your parts bike?

With that I have enough to make a complete bike by the looks of it. My original bike is on the other side of the country. I was planning to just get a bottom end here, make a good motor to take back next year, but luckily I found this nearly complete parts bike.

Figured I get this one all together, make sure shes all good to go, and send her out east when its ready.
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Hey Buddy,

Im going to use the bottom end from the parts bike, the guy blew the head because it starved for oil.

I removed the covers, everything looks good, fished around the pan with a telescopic magnet, didnt fell anything. Are you suggesting I split the case and look deeper?

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The parts bike was missing the cover, if you can let me know how much shipped to N3B1E1 would be awesome, thanks a lot.
is that a ZIP code?
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Also Laylow,

Do you happen to have the manifold pipe on your parts bike?

With that I have enough to make a complete bike by the looks of it. My original bike is on the other side of the country. I was planning to just get a bottom end here, make a good motor to take back next year, but luckily I found this nearly complete parts bike.

Figured I get this one all together, make sure shes all good to go, and send her out east when its ready.
actually I do not have the manifiold ..but you can them cheap on ebay
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is that a ZIP code?
Ya, postal code, I'm in Canada "eh"
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