Micahdogg

Micahdogg

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/22/2021 8:42 AM

The shock is all buttoned up with the spring in fresh blue powdercoat. Also the shock cushion was cleaned and I was able to reuse the needle bearings after a good cleaning. New bolt, nut and washer worked like a charm.

Some preliminary cleaning ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1987 Kawasaki KX250 low-key restore 3/18/2021 1:31 PM

I know its frowned upon, but I've had good luck filing that stuff away from the basket.

Added reply in a thread 2003 Cannondale X440 SM Conversion 3/18/2021 1:28 PM

I love it. I've thought about picking up one of these bikes to fix up and add to the stable, but never been able to pull the trigger. Micah

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/14/2021 7:24 PM

Tackled the sealhead today. Drove out the old DU bushing and came up with this rig to press in the new one.

As for my dust seal...I didnt hear back from Race Tech yet. I noticed that the rubber part of the seal was the exact size I needed, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/11/2021 5:53 PM

Frame in a suzuki-ish blue color. Frame rails look alright.

Took the shock shaft apart and dressed up the threads again. Went to install new DU bushing and oil/dust seals. Looks like I got the wrong dust seal. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 3/10/2021 10:17 AM

I haven't put the finishing touches on this bike yet, but I did get it out a couple months ago and give it a little romp around the yard.

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/9/2021 4:38 PM

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/5/2021 10:31 AM

Well....I would have tried that bolt had i not just ordered a custom bolt. That looks like the correct part number tho...but one of the other bolts was listed as that part number and it didnt work out so now im a bit gunshy.

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/4/2021 12:26 PM

Strike 2...I ordered another bolt from Ebay which was advertised for an RM465. It looked correct but once it showed up it obviously wasnt.

After some more investigating, it looks like 1984 is when the design changed. And it looks like all of ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 3/1/2021 7:10 PM

This isnt the $25 bolt that I needed for the full floater link. It was advertised as the right part number according to the 1984 RM500 schematic. But who knows what parts I have on my bike or what the sea1ller had. Either way...this bolt was 1mm too

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 2/26/2021 2:54 PM

Good to know on the bumpers. Yeah I think you are right about the sealhead. I think I will buy some race tech seals and a bushing and rebuild the stocker. Parts look like $35. I honestly didnt think parts would be so readily available but I should have ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 2/24/2021 11:51 AM

Got the shock torn down. Everything cleaned up well. I got a shock sealhead and bumber combo on Ebay from Bike Buzzard. The sealhead looks a bit longer than the original. It appears that I will be losing 1/4 inch of travel.

Also, when grinding ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 2/21/2021 4:19 PM

I finally tore it down to the frame. For the most part, the bolts and fasteners came out well. That was until I pulled the last part from the frame...the upper shock mount/full floater link. The bolt is about 9 inches long and it was froze to the outer

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 1/31/2021 8:08 PM

I got the forks rebuilt and cleaned up the front wheel. Had to make a special tool to hold the cartridge. Pro Tip #3. Don't weld by a garbage can full of rags soaked in brake cleaner. You'll get a forest fire in your garage. No footage of that

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 1/26/2021 6:02 PM

Here are a couple vid updates. Also I started taking a fork leg apart. It has some funky oxidation that is hard to remove.

Added reply in a thread 2002 YZ250F Restoration 1/10/2021 4:54 PM

I just kicked and started it. Oh and the new tusk clutch without judder spring fixed it right up. Clutch works perfect now. On a side note...I let the bike sit for over 6 months and recently tried to start it. It was a non starting whore. 300 kicks and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 1/10/2021 4:16 PM

Ive been ordering parts and have nearly everything I need. Before stripping it down, I wanted a footpeg solution. In an effort to save money i found some old footpegs laying around the garage that had extensions on them. I zipped the extensions off and

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/20/2020 10:28 AM

That is great news! I personally don't know why nobody has offered a rebuild service. For instance, send in your old valve, machine the gears from the shaft, press new gears and pin them or something. It is usually only the teeth that fail on these KIPS ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/10/2020 10:03 AM

Great video! My girls got a kick out of it and asked to watch again.

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Micah

Added reply in a thread Big Gun (big bore)#1 11/13/2020 12:43 PM

Resurrecting an old thread....I had a question on the YZ 465-490 connecting rod. If the rod fits aside from being 5mm longer, could this be utilized along with a 5mm spacer under the jug? Micah