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Old 03-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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So, I got this mini....now I gotta get it running!

picked this thing up over the weekend. Needs some TLC before I can ride it....

Already ordered all the obvious parts that it needs....throttle cable and tube assembly, petcock valve, chains and sprockets, and front brake lever and cable.

This thing doesn't currently run (although it clicks through all gears as far as I can tell and motor appears to have compression). So, my list of things to do includes installing all the previous items mentioned and then pull the gas tank and rinse (should I be adding any sort of solvent to help with the cleaning?), replace all fuel lines, pull carburator and clean all jets and pilots and reassemble, and install new spark plug. Hopefully this will be enough to get it running.....

am I looking over anything?

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Is the tank metal or plastic? My bet is that little will start on the 3rd kick once everything is fresh! Is this the build thread
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Is the tank metal or plastic? My bet is that little will start on the 3rd kick once everything is fresh! Is this the build thread
plastic tank....I'm actually thinking about stripping it down to the frame and painting/PC'ing the frame for the wife, but at the same time I just wanna get it running and get to riding it.

sure, why not? and once it's running I'm going to replace the rear shock...hoping to have it all good to go for about 300, we'll see.
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Yeah I would say screw it and leave the frame green until I figured if it would be worth dumping that kinda money in it. If the tank is plastic I would just clean it out real good, maybe use some carb cleaner if there are deposits. Was there any gas left in it while it sat, I bet the carb can tell you a little history.Did the previous owner know anything about the bike?
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Yeah I would say screw it and leave the frame green until I figured if it would be worth dumping that kinda money in it. If the tank is plastic I would just clean it out real good, maybe use some carb cleaner if there are deposits. Was there any gas left in it while it sat, I bet the carb can tell you a little history.Did the previous owner know anything about the bike?
nope, and from the looks of CL he picked it up from someone in Porter, decided not to mess with and then just sold it again (this is all speculation).

I'll be draining all fluids as well for piece of mind before I do anything....fwiw, tank is pretty much empty.
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this a 60? my 60 would fire up 1st kick every time. would bump start very easy too.

after this weekend if you need any help with it let me know. i should have my 250f running tonight for it's maiden race this weekend.
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this a 60? my 60 would fire up 1st kick every time. would bump start very easy too.

after this weekend if you need any help with it let me know. i should have my 250f running tonight for it's maiden race this weekend.
YEP, 95 kx60....I'm waiting for all the parts to get in before I mess with it. Probably a garage night next week with a 6 pack.
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i think I might have some parts for that bike in my garage...I do know I have the owners manual floating around somewhere....I see it every now and again.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #9
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Sounds like your covering all of the bases to me. Those little things rip once you hit the top end!
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Couple things to check..... When you pull the carb take out the reed cage and check the reeds. Make sure they're not cracked and that the stops are still there. Cheap fix, bout $20 if they need to be replaced. Get you some new gaskets too for the cage. Your there, might as well...... Also you might have to clean the pipe out. A 2-stroke that old prob has some oil built up in . If you need some help let me know. I'd happy to lend a hand.
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Ahhhhh, DragonYSR was the one on the CRF100. I was trying to figure out who was who of the folks I had not met before. Cool, more out there is better.
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Ahhhhh, DragonYSR was the one on the CRF100. I was trying to figure out who was who of the folks I had not met before. Cool, more out there is better.
I was wondering who had the same suit as dean..


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Oh yeah, run good motorcycle 2 stroke oil in it. What mixture are you planning on running?
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Amsoil 2 stroke mix....it's what I use in the KX250 and never a problem....I also run about 1:36-1:40 without issues of plug fouls (in fact, I've never foulded a plug). Most people tell me I should run a thinner ratio, but why change what works?
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Amsoil 2 stroke mix....it's what I use in the KX250 and never a problem....I also run about 1:36-1:40 without issues of plug fouls (in fact, I've never foulded a plug). Most people tell me I should run a thinner ratio, but why change what works?
lmao at DBuck's mix....eyeballing it....yep that should be 1:36. i forgot to look in the garage for 60 parts for you. whatever I have for it is yours.
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who says foulded? way to proofread dipshit!

thanks Cliff....my eyes are 20/20...

is that a problem? Let me know when I can swing by to pick up a box of parts. Thanks dude!
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Danny is a RatioRite.

Ya, I think I have some dirt wheels and tires if I am not mistaken...
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Amsoil 2 stroke mix....it's what I use in the KX250 and never a problem....I also run about 1:36-1:40 without issues of plug fouls (in fact, I've never foulded a plug). Most people tell me I should run a thinner ratio, but why change what works?
I ran Amsoil at 1:40 in my old race bikes. Worked perfect for me for years. FWIW, Amsoil is the best oil you can put into your bike. 2 stroke engines love that stuff.
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Well, she lives! This thing was neglected for way too long and I'm glad she's now in my care. Drained all fluids, took a can of prestone engine degreaser to the motor area and got all the gunk off. Thoroughly rinse the tank and cleaned the carb. Idle needs to be dialed in, but all in all she's good to go.

Next step is a HD spring. Any of you guys got a suggestion for new springs or beefier upgrade? My needs something stiffer!

I'll post pics later, got a race to attend.
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Might see if Minibike Springs/Performance Spring or Cannon Race Craft has anything available. If you can find out the free length of the spring unloaded, and the inside diameter and have some kind of idea via race tech of what stock spring rate is that is good info to have available. I dont remember if that bike has a lower linkage or if its straight from the frame to the swinger. I have heard of people modifying other rear shocks to work on that bike, but thats a lot of work it seems.
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