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  1. Ol'89r

    1991 CR250R Project Bike Build

    Great post and an awesome job on the CR. I have a '91 CR250. Very fast and fun little bike. They make a great bike for GP's because of their speed. Head angle is a little steep on the frames and they can be quite a head-shaker. I put a Scott's steering damper on mine and it cured the...
  2. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    I'm sure Big D can do a proper job on your crank. They will be able to mic the journals and they probably have a good crank grinder if it needs it. I have a good crank grinder out here but shipping would be pricey.
  3. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    #3 was a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter ground down to form a screwdriver to fit the slot in the plug. It has to fit tightly. The sludge tube is open on the other end. When you screw the tap in, it pushes against the rod and the rod pushes against the crank and draws the sludge tube out. Be sure to...
  4. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    It's your lucky day. I can fix that for you. It's one of the things I do in my shop. The photo below shows a few other tools I use. #2 is a home made tool for removing and installing the clutch springs. If you have the tool kits with the bikes you should have tool #1. It is a tire tool and...
  5. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You can make the clutch holding tool by welding or bolting a friction plate and a steel plate together. Or weld a handle on to the steel plate to hold on to. You will probably need to replace the friction plates anyway and a steel plate doesn't cost much. Be sure to surface your steel plates...
  6. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Yes, loosen everything first. I will see if I can find another link for the tech library. The puller in your pic (Center front) looks like the clutch hub puller.
  7. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You will need the clutch hub puller to get the clutch off. Part # 61-7014. I can have one shipped to you if you want. Be sure to loosen all of the nuts before taking anything else apart. (Clutch nut, engine sprocket nut, pinion and cam gear nuts.) Cam gear nuts are reverse thead. May I...
  8. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Actually I kinda figured they were old parts by the grey color and lack of oil. Your rods should be shiny. Those old rods can most likely be reused. OEM rods are getting hard to find. When you get the crank out, mark the rods and rod caps with a punch mark. There should already be one punch...
  9. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Looks good. Some scarfing on the inserts. How do the journals look? Build yourself a wooden table. About 2 foot high, 18" wide and 6 foot long. 2x6 sides and 4x4's for legs and a plywood top. You can use a wood ramp or regular loading ramp to get the bike on it. I worked on one like that for...
  10. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    When heating your cases be careful not to get them too hot. Keep your torch moving around the whole case. I normally heat them until you can sizzle a drop of water on them.
  11. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Haha. You have to remove the point cam assembly before you can remove the timing R/S cover. Without a point cam puller you can unscrew the point cam bolt and back it out about 3/4's of the way out of the hole and give it a sharp downwards tap with a small ball peen and it will pop off. It is...
  12. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    If you have someone with a Vapor Blaster nearby, those work very good. They do an excellent job of restoring the cases to their original look. VERY IMPORTANT to get all of the fine glass out of the cases and orfices. Regular Bead Blasting will take the cad plating off and they will have to be...
  13. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Let the fun begin. Buwwwwaaahahahaha!
  14. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Bob. Here are the basic special tools needed to rebuild a 650 engine. 1. Clutch holding tool. 2. Used pinion gear to lock timing gears. 3. L/S roller bearing, outer race removal tool. 4. Cam gear installation tool. 5. Cam gear removal tool. 6. Crank pinion gear puller. 7. Clutch hub...
  15. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You can remove the engine by removing the four long rocker box bolts but it is much easier if you remove the rocker boxes completely. Also, remove the primary cover. Engine will be less bulky and easier to hold on to. Remove the engine from the left side.
  16. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    HLG is into Kayaking. He found it is a lot softer hitting water than it is hitting dirt. The only puller I recognize is the clutch hub puller in the lower center of the pic. A good site for info is www.britishonly.com/technicallibrary. You can download parts books and instruction books from...
  17. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Cool, it's good you got tools with the bikes. These things are not that hard to work on with the right tools. Heck, even Gomer could do it. One important thing to consider with a barn find. Triumphs have a sludge tube in the crankshaft. This sludge tube is designed to capture all of the...
  18. Ol'89r

    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    HELLO!!! Anybody home? What a score Bob. You did good. Those are real keepers. I would not restore them either. There are so many restored mid-sixty's Triumphs out there it has lowered the value of the bikes. An un-restored original with the patina intact is more popular than a perfectly...
  19. Ol'89r

    1983 Honda Xl80 Can't Throttle

    Make sure the slide is in correctly and the needle is attached to the slide. If the slide needle is detatched from the slide it will cause the condition you describe.
  20. Ol'89r

    2004 Cr125 Need Help

    Hate to say it but it sounds like a classic piston seizure. If it were my bike I would remove the cylinder head and take a look. Look for scratches and traces of aluminum on the cylinder wall.
  21. Ol'89r

    Off Topic: Shoot Or Don't Shoot

    And you don't even live in the United States. Why don't you work on improving your own shit-hole country before trying to tell us how to run ours. If the United States was so screwed up, why would all these illegals from South America be flooding our borders?
  22. Ol'89r

    Crf250r Wont Start After Full Rebuild

    A properly rebuilt engine should start within the first few kicks. If it won't start then something is wrong and it's better to take the time to take it apart and find out the problem before rolling it down a hill or bump starting it. Further damage could occur. Just sayin'.
  23. Ol'89r

    Crf250r Wont Start After Full Rebuild

    Noooooooo! Don't do that. :COOCOO: That is the best way to damage a rebuilt engine. If by chance your cam timing is off, it could cause bent valves. Find the problem first before trying to bump start it.
  24. Ol'89r

    Crf250r Wont Start After Full Rebuild

    Check your carb again especially if it sat for any length of time. Make sure you can see daylight through the pilot/fuel jet and check the little check ball in the float bowl. That little check ball can stick in it's seat and not let fuel into the accelerator pump. Check to see if fuel is...
  25. Ol'89r

    Off Topic: Shoot Or Don't Shoot

    Ya know Carlo, sometimes I feel like I took a nap about 8 years ago and woke up in Bazarro world. Right is wrong, good is bad. Honest, hard working people are vilified while people that rob convienence stores and shoot at cops are the new heros. Business owners that work their butts off to...