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burnin oil in my bike

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by pidro_el_pirata, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    Hey guys. I have a 1974 XL250. Great bike, lots of fun to throw around, pic attached. However, she just started burnin oil real bad. I'm looking for a cheap way to fix it since I only paid 1k for it to begin with. Any ideas?

    What do you think of this guy's article:
    http://www.mikebentley.com/oilburn.htm

    And if i can't get it fixed for cheap... does anybody want a bike? lol.

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  2. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    I love cruisin through town and taking her to the dunes but i dont wanna get pulled over for having a huge plume of smoke behind me :/
     
  3. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Pull the motor and put new rings on the piston. Should be a peice of cake to do on that motor. :)
     
  4. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    Yep, new rings. Just make sure your timing is right when you put it all back together!
     
  5. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    Sweet deal, thanks guys. I've never done that before so I think i'll google around for a tutorial or something. I know this is the wrong forum for bike stuff :p
     
  6. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats a really good engine to learn with. Nothing to it. Only thing you should need to rent (provideing you have a decent small set of tools) is a ring compressor. :)
     
  7. Nov 23, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    Oh yea i got tools out the wazoo. Probably could jerry rig my own one of those out of some of the stuff i have lol. That's just a little hand tool to tighten the rings and make em fit right?
     
  8. Nov 23, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It compresses them around the piston so the piston and rings will slide back into the head. I used a peice of sheet meatal one time, but its easier if you just get the right tool. For me anyway. :D
     
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