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  1. I have a service manual. I just gotta get after it and get it figgered out. The owner is starting to get antsy. It's been here about 2 months already. But, I had to send the cylinder out for re-plating, etc. Shipping these days is a crap-shoot. Mightbe 3 days..might be 3 weeks... Thanks for the input and encouragement!
  2. Its kind of a long story...but..from the beginning. I never heard this bike run. When I got it the owner said he thinks it needs a new starter. LOL. It did.....but, it needed a whole lot more. So, after doing the overhaul it would start die, start die, repeat. I had a small water leak out of the head, but I tightened down a little on it and it stopped. But, I did put a new head gasket on and no leaks so far. I tested the fuel pressure. According to the manual it's supposed to be tested while the engine is running. I didn't have the right fitting to do that. But, I could test it without starting it and I did that. The pressure went up to about 45 psi (the book calls for 46) and then it would drop off. So, I figured a cheap fuel pump would tell the story. So after the fuel pump change, same thing. I adjusted the valves, just because I hadn't done it. Then the thing wouldn't crank over. Whenever it would hit the compressions stroke, it would almost stop. So I figured I did something wrong. I checked the cam timing and I was 1 tooth off and that made the changes that I made to the valves way off. I got that straightened out. Now it would crank over, but not start unless I gave it shot of ether. So, now it's getting no fuel at all. I changed to more expensive pump, and it did the same. Now, yesterday, my wife asked about these wires and this plunger looking thing hanging down. I said I didn't know what they were, so I grabbed the plunger thing and hit the starter and it fired up! And then died. It fired up a couple times, a couple of times it wouldn't. The plunger thing didn't have any effect on it. Or the other 2 wires. So, that got me thinking that there's a short or a loose wire somewhere. I'm not sure what these 2 things are. They weren't hooked up when it came here.
  3. This 700 was run out of oil. Seized the con rod to the crank....yada yada. So, I rebuilt the engine and now it will start and run for about 5 seconds and die. I replaced the fuel pump with a cheapie from ebay and it didn't change. I replaced the O-rings on the injector and still didn't change. So, the tech at the Yamaha shop said that the most likely problem is the cheapo fuel pump. I got another more expensive one and it still didn't change things. I asked him where the power to the injector comes from and he said the CDI box. But since the thing does run a little, he ruled that out. Any thoughts?????
  4. Alrighty. Great info. Of course the first things that I will do when I get it home (tomorrow i think) is change the oil, probably flush the gas tank and I'll most likely replace the belt. I guess I gotta change oil in the trans too, huh?
  5. Thanks, Well, it is only a 250. With me on it (205lbs) it seemed like it would only do about 35/40 mph. I didn't hold it wot for very long. Didn't really wind it out as she probably won't do either. But the automatic with no shifting is definitley a plus. Add in the light weight (as compared to the Honda @ 600lbs! ), better,softer suspension I think it will be a good fit for her. I'm just not sure on the reliability of these BRP machines. I already called my buddy and told him that I would give him the 700. I tried to get it for 600 hehe. I'm sure with some aftermarket parts I could widen the stance a bit to make less tippy, no? And my buddy has had it since new, so I know it was taken care of.
  6. My wife has a Honda rancher 420 4x4. We got it new in 07. Its been flawless. Nary a problem. But its heavy, rides rough, it's hard to steer and handle, and she doesn't like shifting even tho it has thumb shifters. After our last outing I've been thinking that she needs something more practical. She is a flat ground rider. And she doesn't like going fast. So with that said, my buddy offered up a 2008 ds250. It was his granddaughters and never ridden hard. It started right up and ran fine. The trans/clutches seemed all good. There are some little brackets that kind da hold the front fenders up and I think the headlights too. Those are funky and the headlights kinda flop around. He said a tree branch fell on it and messed those up. The plastic and seat are in good shape. Needs a good cleaning tho. Anyway he wants $700 for it. Has an extra set of nice rear knobbies too. Idk much about can-am stuff. I know if it was a Honda it would probably be up around $3,000. But it isn't. Whatcha think?
  7. Like I said I already ordered a replacement axle. I have an 07 trx 450r here also and I took a wheel off, and tried one of the new hubs that didn't fit on the 04, and it fit perfectly. That's why I went ahead and ordered another. Thanks, tho!
  8. I already ordered a used Honda axle. I struck out everywhere trying to get info on that axle.
  9. Hey all. I got a stripped hub on this 450r ,and I ordered some new oem spec hubs, but they don't fit on the splines. I can't find and I.D or a name at all on the axle. The splines measure right around 28 mm. They're a good bit bigger than the stock ones. I even tried the hub from a 700 Raptor, but no-go.
  10. So ,check it out Frank. I went to see the Polaris tech yesterday and he, they were just as puzzled as I was. We noticed that if I was to put the timing marks opposite of what the diagram shows, then the lobes seemed like they were in the ballpark. The guy said just line em up in the 10/2 positions and go for it. So I did that. Cranking it over by hand and there was some interference with piston and valve. I took the intake cam and turned it 1 tooth and, by eyeball, it looked dead on. I put some oil in and gave it a shot of ether and as soon as I touched that starter button, she fired up. It shut off right away and I gave a fist pump and shouted F**K YA! My wife came out wondering what was wrong. LOL. I said nothing. Gave it another shot of ether and hit the button....
  11. It's pretty difficult to mix them up. The ex cam has the decompressor on it. I may have to go talk to the Poalris tech on tuesday. Show him what I got.
  12. Note the position of the lobes in this diagram out of the manual. That's the issue. Intake is on the left, just like in my pics above.
  13. Yes I have. But when the cams are out it really doesn't make any difference. As long as the piston is at tdc. If there no cams involved then it doesn't matter. But, that isn't really the issue.
  14. I had to adjust the valves on this 500 (and few other things) and I'm trying to get the cam timing right, and something is really out-of-whack here. It seems anyway. When I line up the dots like the service manual describes, the lobes on the 2 cams are in almost in the same position. According to the manual (and a youtube vid or 2) the lobes should be at aproximatley 10 oclock on the int and 2 oclock on the exhaust. These are nowhere near that. There must be a woodruff type key on the sprockets. I wonder if those are sheared off? Thanks for any input!
  15. Might be something in the key switch, no? The ignition would still have to be "on"when jumping the solenoid.

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