1988 rebuild update



  • As per my other post fitted 89 intake to bike, marked 3et for flat side carb, my 88 had the intake for the original type carb so someone has fitted a flat side at some point. Should have twigged really but there you go. Changed the main jet for 210 as per original spec seeing as I had the original exhaust back on, started straight away when I put it all back together, with a few carb adjustments running well, need to ride it now, will try and book an mot as soon as possible and when time allows.



  • @oldman I just love the way that you have stripped the bike down, but left one wing mirror on!!! LOLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 🙂



  • It's bloody uncomfortable riding it like that😁



  • Those of you who have been following the rebuild will know I was able to get original graphics from Italy, but wanted to save those for if and when I am able to find better panels. So I had copies made to use on the existing panels and have just fitted them to the bike. Looks much better as it originally left the factory, but comparing with original photo one graphic is missing and not in the pack from Italy. If you have one knocking around I could borrow to get copied would be grateful and pay all postage costs (special delivery), and I will give you a big smile in return😁 In the photos below it is on the right hand scoop continuing on to tank past the hole in the scoop.! 0_1507133557990_20171004_161302-960x960.jpg 0_1507133578028_20171004_161314-960x960.jpg



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  • Oh I want it I want it I want it! Love it in red. Good luck getting that last graphic.



  • Going to ring reproduction co and see if they can make given dimensions, fingers crossed.



  • Very nice, great job! Wish I had the time & money create such a piece of art



  • Result, sending template up and graphics will be complete!



  • Taken for mot, first time on the road following rebuild, all ok, no advisories. Oil seal on power valve letting by, have a new one already so just that to do and road tax0_1507214532290_20171005_153653-1632x1224.jpg



  • That looks mint



  • @oldman Looks damn sweet dude - cracking job!!! :thumbsup_tone1:



  • Thank you for the praise, have enjoyed doing it and riding today was the icing on the cake. Nervous something would be wrong or something missed, but no problems. Power valve seal done and taxed, hoping weather will be ok over the weekend for a decent blast about. Even just taking for the mot had a few admirers , shame wheels took so long or would have had longer to enjoy in decent weather. Anybody thinking of doing it I say jump in at the deep end, great stress relief pastime and take your time to do the best you can, will outlast me I hope and saved from the breakers. Nothing like a 2 stroke to blow the cobwebs away!



  • @oldman Absolutely, question is....what you got planned next. Cause it never ends!



  • There's the 89 to do, taking my time with that though, want to be out enjoying the fruit of my labour for a bit. Couple of other things planned but not in any rush now, the whole winter to get through. Would not mind picking up a small ty50 for grandson but need to replenish funds first. Have someone interested in buying my vstrom as well so that will help. Good thing about the old bikes is they are holding their money, know I won't get back everything I have put into it but that's not the point, don't drink or smoke so my little treat. Am fortunate I have garage to indulge myself and lose track of time when I am in there. Think I will be a bit more adventurous with the 89 and have a more free breathing exhaust and light tuning, although I have the original system if I change my mind. Going to sell the Big One system that was on the 88, and other bits I don't need.
    Thank you to everyone for their advice and encouragement along the way, good to know other like minded people about,
    Ta



  • @oldman You sticking about this forum though? It's great to have a keen DTR member 😄



  • @oldman dimensions shouldn't be too hard to sort as you can see the faint outline of it on your scoop in the pic, the graphic doesn't go onto the tank it's just on the scoop opposite what you already have there in a diagonal line if you look close it's pretty clear outline on your image



  • Already made a template based on the impression left on the panel, posting tomorrow, spoke to reproduction guy and he says easy to take detail from existing decal to extend.
    Most definitely sticking around, keeping my dt indefinitely, bound to need help and advice along the way, good to read other people's experiences and problems as well.
    How are you getting on with your red one Andrew?



  • @oldman

    That looks great mate doing the spokes makes all the difference, I need to get mine done over the winter on my Purple one. Your Red plastics look in great condition ! Why do you want to change them for different ones ?



  • @oldman it's all drained and sat in storage the panels have been removed and covered in shrink wrap, through the winter I plan to rebuild it, nothing too drastic as I want to leave it with its originality, the engine wants doing I think the crank seal is seeping about and have a feeling the water pump isn't 100% as it seemed to get a bit hot. My plans where not to put it straight into storage but I found I was putting my dt/wr to 1 side and starting another which I can only guess you can imagine how that goes as I see you seem to be doing it lol I would lose track completely if I attempted that so made the decision to put it in storage leaving me no choice but to wait. Yours is looking alot better imo with the new graphics


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