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G'day guys, just wanted to ask some questions regarding the swing arm. First of all I just wanted to say that I am very impressed by the trx250 I can't believe its19 years old it is my daily driver I live in a rural coast town and it gets driven off-road every day and on pavement for a few kilometers I've had it for two and a half years. 500 km away and I drove it back home for in 2 days and I had nothing go wrong. All I've had to change on it is some bearings and carbons in the starter.
Last week I changed the bearings in my swing arm because the left side was broken, I changed both sides. The left side and the frame had a bigger gap then normal, I made some tests shaking around the quad and it didn't seem to move so I thought I would keep an eye on it. Yesturday it started moving around and when I opened it up I found the right side bearing was broken. I've put a new bearing in and this time the gap on the left side is smaller then last week but it's still not as small as the right side. Both installations I've torqued the bolts correctly. If anyone has any ideas it would be really helpful.
It’s been a year of swapping and fixing and swapping and fixing and swapping….
Last year I bought a KFX80 mouse condominium for $500,
fixed it and swapped for a Blaster,
fixed that and swapped for a LT230s,
straightened that out and swapped for an ‘07 KX 85,
cleaned THAT up and traded it for a clapped out LTZ400 with OMF bead locks, ELKA shocks, HotCams, ProTaper bars,
and a serious case of “PO had no clue what they were doing”.
I recently posted about finishing up that LT160/230,
well almost finished - timing was off for some reason, but before I could get it figured out I found someone to swap it with for a 94 XR200R with a strange ticking in the head.
Replaced it’s timing chain and guides, re-tensioned, popped out the valves and cleaned them all up, all back together and the ticking persists. Flipping thru the Clymer manual that came with it I found a stacked head gasket tucked inside. And saw a green paper one on the bike. 💡
So anyway, I traded it to someone more inclined toward two-wheeled adventures for an awfully clapped out DVX400 with a lot of Alba’s finest red anodized aluminum ding dongs all over it. And a Houser chromoly stem! AND a big bore kit (JE Piston).
PO couldn’t get it to run, which turned out to be a combination of 4 stripped threads in the cam journals, and a “twist n’ tape” job on the damn stator wires. 😳😝🤣
After a few weeks of wrenching and part swapping and fixing and sweating and swearing and parting out - I nearly have a drivable quad… and a pretty damned nice one for my tastes at least.
Thinking about sinking a few hundred Kold Kutters into this extra set of tires and having a go at the ice this winter
Fixing up an old Honda for my son, Looks like a great site for info and resources.
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