HELP PLEASE! 1995 RM250 motor on a 1998 RM250 Possible?
Posted September 18, 2009 - 07:02 AM
Posted September 18, 2009 - 07:22 AM
Posted September 18, 2009 - 08:23 AM
You really are better off just fixing your engine. The milky trans oil is just a sign that your water pump seal is shot, and that's an easy fix. You do not even have to pull the motor, just the left side engine cover.
Did the pump actually explode? Or is it just leaking coolant into the transmission? If it's just leaking then replace the seal and you'll be back in the dirt in less than an hour.
Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted September 18, 2009 - 02:48 PM
You will need some specialty tools to get the job done... They will cost you about the same as having a mechanic do the job for you. The upside is you'll learn enough to not need a mechanic ever again!!
Posted September 19, 2009 - 05:41 AM
You've got to take the motor out anyway to swap them; instead - Take the 98 motor out, take off the covers and clutch, cylinder, and then split the cases. To change the seal you need a pair of snap ring pliers. Its easy. It really truly looks complicated, but after having done it once now, it wouldn't be THAT bad to do again - Its a dumb design, but not impossible.
 Oh yeah, I got my OEM seals/gaskets from my dealer, a la carte. I paid about $77 for all the seals, and gaskets needed to get the thing back together. That was LESS than buying a crappy aftermarket seal kit and a crappy aftermarket gasket kit. I just went through the fiches that are available for the bike and got the OEM part numbers that way.
Posted September 19, 2009 - 06:51 PM
How about the "Suzuki" wrenches needed for the clutch basket and stator nut? I have tried everything. I would hate to get this far to only take it in to get done. Any ideas?
Got air tools available? I just used an impact in reverse to get mine off. Worked like a charm.
Posted September 21, 2009 - 09:59 AM
Moton Pro (and some others) sell a clutch hub tool that looks like a big set of vise grips. It's designed to grab the hub so you can take the nut off with an air wrench or a simple ratchet. It also works great when it's time to install the nut and torque it down. Any cycle shop should have one, or you can order one from the T store.
Posted September 21, 2009 - 11:41 AM