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Hey guys,

Just a post wondering if theres any around as to my knowledge Im the only one?

Im a learner rider, been riding for one month, the bike is near immaculate. Had 3500 kms on it when I started riding, now has around 4200.

Only drawback is that part of my house collapsed on it when a truck backed into the house !

So some damaged fairings, purely cosmetic.

Ive been out on a couple of big ride days, and onyl now started using its true potential and its prettty quick for what it is ! Kept up with a CBR250 fine yesterday through twisties.

So Im just wondering if theres anyone else out there in Aus and anyone feel free to fill me in on the info of these bikes, are they rare? Good power? How do you treat them right?

I'll put up a pic below






The centre column of the garage in the background fell on top of the bike !!!
 

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Yes the damage does suck. Its missing 2 chunks out of the nosecone which I still have and will glue back in to see how it looks.

And the front wheel cover is all bashed up, might get a new fibreglass one made once I have a new bike and this is garaged again.

This was originally bought in Europe and imported to the Middle East and now brought over to Australia.

Im not sure what powervalves are, btu its running fine? The only thing Ive noticed is that when cold and in gear, it dies out when idling. Not a problem when warm, but I have to keep the revs up when coming to a stop/stopped.

Taking it in to have a service soon as its never had one in its life yet, so might get the idle raised a touch. Im not mechanically savvy so I think the other things to get done now would be carb clean, spark plugs and filter??

The reason being is Im hitting up some longer rides occasionally so want the thing to live !

Here's some more photos of the couple of trips Ive taken it on



 

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Looks a really clean bike. If you don't know it's history, I would get your mechanic to put a new piston in her. They aren't expensive (around ?30-40 for a good one) and are really easy to fit. If you're doing some big miles/Km's, then it's well worth it for your own piece of mind.

The powervalve is located in the exhaust port on the cylinder. It partially closes off at low revs to increase torque, then opens up as the revs increase to allow more bhp. These are rare finds, if it's missing then your bike is restricted. You can just blank it off using a piece of tube as I and many others have done in the past.

That second picture looks like you're stood on top of the world lol. Lucky bugger, I have snow outside today it's freezing!!
 

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History is perfect mate, my dad has owned her since new. And its so far only had 4000kms put on it.

Should I bother taking it to a mechanic for a "service" or can I DIY at home?

Theres nothing really broken aside from the fact it dies at low idle when cold.

You can see the damage in the 2nd pic too. Check out the front of the front wheel cover, and the LHS of the nose cose. Hurt
 

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You can easily service these yourself at home. It's not designed to be ridden when cold really. You want at least a good minute of running before you gently ride off (2 strokes are always a neighbours favourite lol). Where did your dad buy the bike from?

If you're wanting to service the bike, this is the min I would do:-

Check lights and all things needed for highway use
Check all bearings before I start (e.g head stock, wheels, swingarm, suspension etc) and grease them
Change the gear oil and adjust clutch play
Clean the air filter or replace if needed
Change the spark plug
Check coolant and replace if old
Clean the carb out
Check the brakes for wear and fluid levels
Check 2 stroke oil level
Check chain and sprockets for wear and adjust chain if needed
Check tyres and pressures

If you're feeling really bored, it wouldn't hurt to put a new piston in her and change the fork oil

There is probably some bits I've missed off, but I think I have covered the main areas. Some of this should be checked before every ride, so that obviously cuts a lot of the list out.
 
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