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Old 11-29-2009, 03:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Big Reds had 200 and 250 models, as well as 125's early on, I believe. The rear end of my TRX 200 quad is from a big red... larger axle, shaft drive, meatier in general. I gotta get that beast running and start pulling logs with it, too. Once again, if I had a list of all the projects I've got, the Statue of Liberty would have a hard time keeping it dry.


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Old 11-29-2009, 05:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
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How's that 'bent coming along? LOL.

The Atomic Ass - I might want manually controlled CVT in the end... depends on if I can build it or not. (Another project, of course.)
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theycallmebryan - I might want manually controlled CVT in the end... depends on if I can build it or not. (Another project, of course.)
I'm assuming you were responding to me...

Take my advice and stick with manual gears. My Ninja just showed up by 4mpg my Burgman's PEAK, and it has very little to do with the smaller engine size.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:44 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm assuming you were responding to me...

Take my advice and stick with manual gears. My Ninja just showed up by 4mpg my Burgman's PEAK, and it has very little to do with the smaller engine size.
yep, it was you I was referring to... sorry about that, I was paying more attention to my kid than the forum. Typing while playing with him...

Anyway, yes, I agree with the manual gears thing, but I have an "in my head" design for CVT that allows for manual selection of ratios without any automatic adjustments, and it's as efficient as a manual transmission with only 2 gears' worth of losses.

As I get around to it, I'll file the important papers for intellectual property, but I'll probably end up with an open source design, allowing others license to use as they see fit, but not to profit from it.

I'm trying to get a Ninja 250, though, that has minor fire damage... the plastics are all good, but some wiring burnt, so it don't run. I'm sure I can rebuild it for under $500, and it'll be a quick project once I start it.
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I'm trying to get a Ninja 250, though, that has minor fire damage... the plastics are all good, but some wiring burnt, so it don't run. I'm sure I can rebuild it for under $500, and it'll be a quick project once I start it.
The wiring harness of the Ninja 250 is profoundly simple. You'll spend more time unwinding it from the chassis than you will diagnosing and fixing the problem.

Let me know if you need the wiring diagram, I'll e-mail it to ya'. (it's a crappy JPEG, but most of it is somewhat legible.
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It's 2 hours away, and she wanted $200. I offered her $100 if it had a title. I'll let you know how it works out.

Go ahead and shoot me an email: darkness.suspended@gmail.com

I can imagine it's about as simple as the one on my TwinStar, if not more simple.

If you shoot me an email, I'll send you the pics that the lady sent me.

It has a Yoshimura slip on, if that hasn't been sold off it already... I can probably get $35 out of that, to recoup some money.
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I can imagine it's about as simple as the one on my TwinStar, if not more simple.

If you shoot me an email, I'll send you the pics that the lady sent me.

It has a Yoshimura slip on, if that hasn't been sold off it already... I can probably get $35 out of that, to recoup some money.
Email sent. Everything that goes into a major component except the power block and ignition controller uses individual slide-on connectors, so you don't have to do any surgery on a component or fork out cash for a special connector when making repairs.

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