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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:26 am 
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Yep, right around then. And when it does its like a freakin light switch. Completely hilarious.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:37 am 
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I had a 125 Bultaco Pursang years (actually decades) ago that was like that. It hit somewhere around 6-7 grand, I'm guessing, and pulled up through 11 grand. It ran OK below 6k, but I could definitely feel when it came on the pipe, no mistaking.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:26 am 
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I had a blast putting about 80-90 miles on this thing this week.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:42 pm 
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I decided to tear the bike down this past week for some winter updates. For power, I'll be doing a RD350 top end with a couple might as wells. For aesthetics, I finished detabbing the frame and I'll be sending it out for powdercoat along with the seat hinges, triples, rear swing, and the original DS7 covers that came on the bike.

I'm keeping the weathered yellow tank and headlight bucket/brackets as-is and I think it'll be cool to have the year/bike correct engine covers. Outside of the block stamping, the only way someone will know it's a 350 (or a later RD engine for that matter) will be by the 4 bolt carb manifolds.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:26 am 
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I approve.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:01 pm 
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You'll probably like this too..

I decided to crack the cases to do the crank seals. Unfortunately this is the only way to do them on RDs.. When I did I found out that 3 out of 4 of my crank bearings are howling.. Looks like this thing is getting a rebuilt crank too.

The might as well train has left the station.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:33 am 
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Interesting how that one comes apart. The 2 stokes I've dealt with are all single cylinder and the cases split left & right, not top & bottom. Not surprised the crank bearings are a little toasty. Seems like if a bike sits for a while (couple years or so) the crank bearings tend to suffer. I blame it on condensation in the cases which causes corrosion on the bearings. One you get a smidgeon of that starting, they're done. I've pulled one apart that sat only one winter without running and the crank bearings were completely wasted. I think the owner either swamped it in a creek before parking it or left it where water got into the crankcase somehow. It was impressive.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 am 
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Yeah, all of the enduros I've seen apart are like that. To be honest I would rather it be this way. Well.. maybe if the crank seals came out without cracking the case.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 am 
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To be honest I would rather it be this way.
Agreed!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:12 am 
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Heads, cylinders and crank all went down to well known RD builder, Chuck 'Supertune' Quenzler, and he cool enough to forward pics of the crank rebuild/true. Enjoy!

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Putting the crank in and torquing up the cases with 3 bond:
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Shortly after I got the cases together and a few more bits in I got a call from Bonehead Performance that my powdercoated parts were ready.
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The steering lock on the frame was removed/reinstalled and plan for the DS7 covers is to sand/polish the raised lines before they go on.

I'll be a bit busy for a while but I can't wait to get this thing back together.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:39 am 
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Which rod bearings did he go with? The Polaris ones look too wide...would they actually fit?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:53 am 
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Ended up going Polaris on both the big and small ends.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Looks good Mike!!

It's funny (now, to me) that he uses Polaris bearings, as I just started working the Parts Counter at a local Powersports dealership that sells Yamaha, Polaris and BRP machines (including Indian, Slingshot, Star, Yamaha M/C, etc). So, if you ever need OEM parts, I can try and find stuff for you, either from Yamaha or using the Dealer locator, lol.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:56 am 
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Good deal, Thank you!

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:08 pm 
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It's pretty amazing how many parts are interchangeable across brands. The hard part is knowing what they are and most shops don't have the time to look into these things. Certainly not for someone just walking in..."You guys got anything like this?". Mechanics and parts guys can work together and after years of experience discover those items, but most people will never know what will work - and maybe better than OEM.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:19 am 
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Sirius wrote:
It's pretty amazing how many parts are interchangeable across brands. The hard part is knowing what they are and most shops don't have the time to look into these things. Certainly not for someone just walking in..."You guys got anything like this?". Mechanics and parts guys can work together and after years of experience discover those items, but most people will never know what will work - and maybe better than OEM.

Ain't that the truth. My coworker/kinda boss has been doing this for nearly 20 years, and the amount of stuff he knows is ridiculous.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Here's some pics from Chuck at Team Scream's update port, head cut/cc, and squish check.

At the bottom there's some pics from me sanding and polishing the raised lines on the DS7 covers. I used a mini belt sander with 240 grit then hand handed from 220 to 1500 before taking it to a buffing wheel.


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5 hours of taping, sanding and polishing.

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I almost forgot, here's the pic I snapped after I got it back to a roller.
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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am 
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That thing should run as good as it looks!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:04 pm 
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It's back on the road!

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I still have to dial in the jetting, secure the wiring and polish the outside head fins.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:54 am 
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Wow, that really turned out nice!

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