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Offline Wonder8786

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New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:33:57 pm »
So just to preface, I have been a full on Honda 250r guy for last 10 years. Last week I came across a basket case lt and decided I was ready for a new challenge.

Quad is a pure east coast rocky trail banged up mess but it has decent bones on it. At one point in time it was setup for circle track racing.   I have some questions below that I would like some details on if you can help I would appreciate it.

My plan for the quad is a reliable 45hp trail machine.

I don't know anything about the motor but it ran ok and had good compression.

 the guy just put a brand new 34mm pj carb on it. He took off a 38mm Keihen that had a bad slide.

Has aftermarket a arms. Can anyone tell from the pics who manufactured them.

Shocks are pep all around but the fronts have zero damping in them. Is that a circle track thing or do you think they are blown out? The front shocks also seem too long. When I lift the front end up the springs contact the inside of the a arm.. The rear shock has damping but I have no clue what it is sprung or valved for.

It also has a pep steering stabilizer which I'm hopeful is in good working condition.

Came with an lrd pipe but the previous owner welded the slip joint for some reason.  The guy I bought it from put a fmf fatty on it at some point. Is the lrd worth me reworking or using as is vs the fatty?

Has a cool head on it with about 175psi compression right now. Are the cool heads a good upgrade for the lt or just for show?

I have a lot to do but after watching a few dr q videos I am very confident that this will be fun and worthwhile.

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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 05:51:15 pm »
Not letting me post pic for some reason.... stay tuned.  Maybe because I'm new....

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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 11:47:01 am »
You need to post pics via a 3rd party .ie photobucket or tapatalk etc
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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 06:00:18 am »
Got some good stuff on that.
Lrd is better than fmf.
A arms look to me like full flight.
10 digit on vin will tell you year .
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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 11:20:13 am »
Thanks. Ill look at the vin tonight and see what i can pull off the tag. The shocks measure 15 3/8 center to center. Does that make sense? Plus they are totally blown out.


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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 02:24:25 pm »
A-arms are JP Racing or early Lone Star... The later JP versions you could adjust the camber at the ball joint, early you could not.

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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 04:00:59 pm »
Of course .I just looked at my a arms I got with my outlaw frame and yes they look the same.
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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 10:25:22 am »
Well im getting a little frustrated already with my purchase.

Currently on 69mm piston and i would like to freshen it up. Is it time to resleeve?

Pep front shocks are blown out. Probably a $500 repair.

Frame has cracks all over it. I tried to get a serial # from the frame but the powercoat is so
Thick that i cannot read it. I am looking for a replacement.

Rear disc is tweaked just enough to cause problems.

I am up in the air now over parting it out or going all in.

I pmd iceracer to get Some guidance on the engine once i hear back from him i will make my decision.


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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 05:21:48 pm »
Well hopefully you don't part it out but if do is be interested in the front shocks and possibly a arms.
But like I said hopefully you build it up
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Re: New lt250r owner need and need some expertise
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 07:33:33 pm »
These things are a labor of love and can be addicting if allowed to do so. Not sure where you're at with the project but you have an 88-90 machine.
Have you considered welding the cracks?
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