Check the following if your bike is a year old
Posted July 19, 2002 - 02:52 AM
I did the BK Mod yesterday. It was simple and in doing so I removed the carb and did a good cleaning. I found both of the throttle cables totally frayed with on having only 2 strands of cable left on one of them.
The cables come in a set and cost only 30 bucks.
My chain slide was worn severely and I changed it too. Thanx to TTalk I had a peice of rubber underneath 6 months ago. The chain did manage to get the swingarm just underneat the front sprocket but the damage was very minor.
Everything else looked great.
So, aside of the usual maintenace issuses these are the things I changed due to a year of normal riding.
Front/Rear Brake pads
Grips (138,635th set this year)
Front/Rear Sprockets (2nd sets)
Posted July 19, 2002 - 02:57 AM
Haven't talked to you in awhile...just thought I would catch up. How is your track going? And when are you gonna make the trip to Duncan to try ours out? Matter of fact we had our first race on it last Saturday night, Jody had a great turnout and everyone had alot of fun....They are going to have a 7 race series starting July 27th and running thru September 7th, you can make at least one of them!!!! Well hope to hear from you about coming to ride sometime, bring some buds, and have some fun man....
Posted July 19, 2002 - 04:39 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:57 AM
Posted July 19, 2002 - 07:24 AM
Wassup ol buddy,
Long time. I've been thinking alot about Duncan. Are you guys riding this weekend Sunday?
If so hollar at me...I'm go for sure. I'll bring my son on his new KX60
I ride alot! Usually 3 times a week. Doing simple math I'd figure somewhere around 100-130hrs
I checked my valves right after the break in and the clearance was just on the lower side of the tolerance. 6 months ago I quit checking them because they never changed. This last time they are perfect... I'm going to have to thank Mobile 1 for that.
As for the swing arm rub...it's the point on the swingarm closest to the front sprocket on the radius approx 8 o'clock. It got about .030" into the aluminum. The metal clanking you hear could be the chain hitting the side of your subframe. Mine does that too. I'd keep a close eye on it for sure.
Posted July 19, 2002 - 07:31 AM
I can't ride this upcoming Sunday, gotta go to Home Depot and get some stuff for the house remodel I have been doing for what seems like 6 months, lol. Anyway they are having an organized practice saturday night if your interested, I wont be there I have a race in OKC. If you want to wait for me to go with ya, we will be racing there the following Sat. July 27th, you could come out and race and bring your son to race also, ya'll would have a blast!!!!! If not we will definately get together soon and check it out!!!
[ July 19, 2002: Message edited by: m2g4b ]
Posted July 20, 2002 - 03:01 AM
Posted July 20, 2002 - 10:34 AM
Posted July 22, 2002 - 07:12 AM
Everyone with an '01 should look at this....
Posted July 22, 2002 - 07:19 AM
Posted July 22, 2002 - 07:30 AM
The frayed cable deal is a pain, and can be painful, so heres what I did. I smoothed the throttle wheel with a round needle file as much as I could, and I dont run that cover. It doesnt stop any dust, but prevents you from being able to see the cables readliy, and is impossible to wash underneath. After a ride, I go around the bike with some Gunk engine degreaser in the spots that get oiled and that one of the spots (cable side of the carb) that I hit with the degreaser and re-oil every ride. My cables have lasted much since Ive started this routine. And its easier to mess with the pump squirt adjustments too, not like ya gotta do that much but its a side bonus.
Posted July 22, 2002 - 08:52 AM
Posted July 22, 2002 - 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Wyatt:
On a side note....Since I switched to coil on plug ignition, it is much easier to keep an eye on that side of the carb. It is now very simple to remove the black plastic cover and keep an eye on things and keep it clean. My '01 doesn't have the rubber boot on the cables that the '02 has, and it gets pretty dusty under that cover.
Coil on plug?? Man - you're always one step ahead of me!!! How can I keep up?
Posted July 22, 2002 - 03:35 PM
Posted July 22, 2002 - 05:05 PM
Posted July 28, 2002 - 08:55 PM
heres what I do every 2 hours
1. change oil,
2. clean air filter
3. clean,lube all cables
4. clean throttle assembley
5. clean and re-grease axles
6. bleed brakes
Then once a month I:
1. grease headset and linkage( replace bearings if needed)
2. Change fork,shock oil
3. check valves
I also ride 3-5 times a week for almost an hour a day - its nice having your own track
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