Anyway the guy's company was a decent client until the company got bought out, here endeth the thred hijack, amen. After the first ride big chunks slivered off. Any progress on your beautiful build? That color of red is beyond words. Then the frame goes in for annealing to bring it back up to full strength. I wish motorcycle manufacturers were under the same replacement parts rules as the auto industry. Blessed with a bulletproof reputation, flawless clutch and slick-shifting tranny, two-stroke motors did not get any better that this.
The new chassis also suffered from flex and failure issues and the suspension was harsh. Although synthetics say you can mix them at 100:1 I would not, that seems way too lean to me. I spent two years racing it and had a ball, but every time something needed replacing, I wasn't sure if that part would still be available. The carb was rebuild and send to a shop for some mods. Slow hairpins or fast sweepers were eaten up with equal ease on the razor sharp Honda. The oil capacity should be stamped on the motor by the fill plug in cc's.
I had been buying all the needed parts over the last year and had some good fortune and some not so good. Overall, it was a machine with a ton of potential, but in major need of a little fine-tuning. I didn't want the bike to deteriorate because of this, it's too great of a bike. This would depend on what type of oil you will be using for your premix. Photo Credit Honda Coming onto 1993, most oddsmakers had their bets on another Jeff Stanton vs Damon Bradshaw showdown for the title. Because of that I decided to paint the frame. I also freshened up the engine with a new top end.
Here are some pictures of the little progress I've made. I'll definitely keep this thread updated with any progress. I'd be especially interested in how it compares to newer machines you've ridden recently. I always plate the hardware on my vintage projects because 1. Once that bike is done, I plan to resume work on the '93.
But I was happy I did. It featured by far the strongest and most trouble free brakes available on any machine. So I decided to park it and restore it back to showroom condition. This would depend on what type of oil you will be using for your premix. It all depends if its stock or not. The best thing to do is find the 2 adjustment screws for the clutch which are located attached to your clutch lever housing and on the clutch cable. If you raised the oil level to combat this, then they would become extremely harsh and unforgiving.
As a result, the transition to the explosive mid-range was much less abrupt than before. Top end and bottom end were rebuild with Wiseco crank, Vertex piston and cylinder honed. . Somehow just by looking at it, you can tell that bike wants to turn well. It was broad, burly and badass. I originally built this bike to race and ride. I shipped mine off Flat Rate to North Carolina and in just over a week and 100 dollars later I had a box of shiny bolts.
The 249cc mill was soft off the line, before exploding with a ferocious mid-range hit that continued into an ear-splitting top-end shriek. Turns out that was a bigger job than I thought. The first S2000s 1999-2003 featured a 2. Really great rebuild on this one! The valving in the shock was badly suited to the rising rate of the linkage and would blow through the stroke on hard impacts. The Japanese market-only Prelude Type SiR S-Spec andType S had 220 hp.
The engine is done now and I'll make some time to put the rest of the bike together first chance. On large hits it was underdamped on compression and would blow through its stroke too fast. Any progress on your beautiful build? Adding to the misery was its lack of compliance on small chatter and breaking bumps. When you have one old bolt among newly plated pieces it really stands out wrote: Great looking bike! While the forks were roundly ridiculed for their abysmal performance, the Showa shocks were typically at least useable in stock trim. Fitment Notes Universal Fit Parts fit a range of vehicles, and may or may not fit your current bike without modification.
Holy crap you sir did an amazing job A+++++++ the best part is that these bikes are still pretty darn good even by todays standards, handling, suspension and power. The oil base stock is either petroleum, semi-synthetic or synthetic oil and is mixed with gas at a ratio ranging from 16:1 petroleum to as high as 100:1 synthetic. I sent parts that weren't just bolts like the footpeg springs. I am having a blast on mine and i race mx with an over 40 mx club, so far i am very competitve off the gate which is where i thought i would have the biggest disadvantage. It sat nearly ten years according to the owner. You're probably not going to like the answer to your question.
Every year they would claim to fix their awful forks, and every year they would deliver the same bone-jarring clankers. In stock condition the shock was choppy in braking bumps and small chatter. I held out until 2004 and stayed with it until 2006 before switching back. Photo Credit: Honda For 1993, Honda looked to address these issues with their title-winning machine. Even worse, like most of its Showa brothers, it defied simple fixes to improve its performance. Tires have plenty of tread and the break pads have plenty of life left! Actually no, in fact some would say it was not even the best overall bike available for sale in 1993.