1985 DR250


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  • Maknwine

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

#1

Picked it up not too long ago on a deal with a HondaXR250. Wanted the XR but got the DR thrown in(Both bikes for $600). It actually is a good running bike, starts right up with a couple of kicks, but does smoke a little on start up. Just missing the side panels, has a jacked up rear fender, and pimp paint job on the engine and frame in flat black. The XR250 ended up being a Mosquito fogger. Will need a topend teardown coming soon.

Looks like manual shows topend work can be done with engine in frame. I want to try removing the valve cover and replacing valve stem seals in hopes that will eliminate the smoking on startup. Is there a valve compress tool everyone recommends that will do the Zuki and work on Hondas as well?

Tks
Tom

  • Rocgarrison

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

#2

Over the summer I rebuilt the top end on my dr650 and used the same valve compresser I used on my small block Chevy. Don't know if this help but worked just fine

  • Maknwine

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

#3

Over the summer I rebuilt the top end on my dr650 and used the same valve compresser I used on my small block Chevy. Don't know if this help but worked just fine

Hey, that's even better. I gotta do my 91Blazer valve seals and it's a 350 cu in. too.

Is there a number or model of the valve compressor you have?
Tks
Tom

  • Rocgarrison

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

#4

Nope just a generic I picked up at the auto parts store. Oreillys I believe

  • Maknwine

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

#5

Nope just a generic I picked up at the auto parts store. Oreillys I believe


Cool, tks for the help. I hope to get to the Suzuki valve stem seals in the next month and then maybe I'll give the Chevy 350 some needed attention.




 
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