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It seems like forever but it's back together...
New valves
New front sprocket - was in there anyway
Rebuilt and tuned carb w/custom mixture screw
Kickstarter kit

Under two weeks in spare time.

To do: Loose death-wing front tire
Put on o-ring chain and new rear sprocket

Alot of people offered guidance, not that I'm an amateur but everyone needs good advice and I definitely got it here.. Thanks guys!
not bad for an old guy in a several few days :)

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Looks awesome, I hope to see you in the pine barrens one day. Not so fast on getting rid of that front tire. I live at the beach and ride my TW mostly in the sand, that tire might suck in a lot of other surfaces but it is a good sand tire. If you will be riding on the road or in the mud then that tire has to go. If you will mostly be riding those sandy trails in the pines, then leave it on, you will be fine.
 

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Looks awesome, I hope to see you in the pine barrens one day. Not so fast on getting rid of that front tire. I live at the beach and ride my TW mostly in the sand, that tire might suck in a lot of other surfaces but it is a good sand tire. If you will be riding on the road or in the mud then that tire has to go. If you will mostly be riding those sandy trails in the pines, then leave it on, you will be fine.
Thanks! What air pressure do you run in the front? I don't care for it in the sand but it could be the pressure.. I'm willing to keep at it. It's the deep sand I have an issue with but it could be I'm not the rider I was in my younger days. My mule doesn't have the goose my CR480 had back in the day, sit back and twist the throttle and you were out of it.
 

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Yay !
What was reason for breakdown?
And will you install a Kicker on mine?
Peter B
I think the factory intake valve was defective. Poor hardening...
as far as the Kickstarter you can do it in 20 minutes less the gasket cleaning (unless LT's trick works)...
Ill be glad to help you through it, buy the parts.. Give me a call I'll talk you through it. It's very easy.
 

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You had me at CR 480!

Thanks! What air pressure do you run in the front? I don't care for it in the sand but it could be the pressure.. I'm willing to keep at it. It's the deep sand I have an issue with but it could be I'm not the rider I was in my younger days. My mule doesn't have the goose my CR480 had back in the day, sit back and twist the throttle and you were out of it.
 

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You had me at CR 480!
WOW that was a bike! 4 gears of WOW. I used to race open class with it. It was also the bike that caused me to need a complete knee reconstruction and ended my racing and surfing days.

I had a practice track and I would tear it up 3 times a week trying to improve, one Weekend I was practicing, went home for lunch, came back refreshed and was hitting hard into a corner and would'nt you know it some AH dumped a load of roofing right in the berm. I wound up laying up against a tree until some kid about 13 walking down the trail saw me, pulled the bike off my leg and helped me get home. That was a long time ago and a life changing experiance. I'm 50 now and got over it but if I see someone dumping in the woods watch the f out! I go taz on them :)
 

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Pm me when you are riding in the pines. Fridays or Sat, Sun early are best for me to ride. I will bring the TW but if you really miss the CR480 I will bring the KTM 450.
Thanks.. I'll keep that in mind! :)
 

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I think the factory intake valve was defective. Poor hardening...
as far as the Kickstarter you can do it in 20 minutes less the gasket cleaning (unless LT's trick works)...
Ill be glad to help you through it, buy the parts.. Give me a call I'll talk you through it. It's very easy.
Lots of guys have good tricks; not saying that mine is the best; that one has just worked for me pretty well on a lot of applications for several decades now.

Trick is; get that cover as clean as you can without hurting it; then you almost only use the amount of sealer that would be left after you wiped your finger on your pants and what was left; just a little sticky somethin... then put your gasket on it. Nothing on the other side and if done right, it will come off whole every time, for a long time.

It is important to tighten it down slowly and correctly staggering your way around the cover as you tighten it in the proper sequence several times until it is finally correct according to the torque wrench. A little at a time goes a long way. Never just start at one place and go around the clock so to say...
 

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Tommy...you mean you're not just another pretty face? :untroubled:
 

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Jersey Jeeper,
Im in the Phila area and know the Pine Barrens pretty well, Ive been going thru them since I was 14 and also guided some off road tours for about 10 years in Wharton St Forrest,
Ide love to go for some time there with you some weekend !
Ill send you a PM with my number !
Peter B
 
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