Jump to content

burton500

Free
  • Content Count

    48
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About burton500

  • Rank
    Member

Previous Fields

  • Current Bike(s)
    DT175MX , RG500, Rd400
  1. I’m assembling a clutch and have mixed up the two thrust washers. One is thinner than the other. Anyone knows which one is which? Cheers.
  2. I’ve got a project bike and I need to remove the blind needle roller bearing inside the left hand crankcase. It’s the one the gearbox layshaft sits in. I don’t have a puller but has anyone managed to get the bearing out by any other means? Cheers Lee
  3. Hi I restored a DT from a pile of junk to quite a looker, to the extent is was too good to take off road. Sort of defeated the object really, but anyway, have just sold it. So first of all, thanks to Airhead amongst others for technical advice when asked for. Secondly I put it on ebay at £1250 buy it now, and it went in under 4 minutes, so although I've cleared a bit of profit which was never intended, it looks like prices are buoyant. Cheers and au revoir Lee
  4. Hi, need a bit of advice about the square junction box on the throttle cable. Where the oil pump cable and the carb cable meet, there is a white round plastic housing. Is that round housing supposed to be able to rotate? My one gradually gets pulled in one direction, so that eventually the bike won’t tick over below 2500rpm, because the cable is being pulled tighter. The Haynes manual doesn’t appear to help, so wonder if anyone here has had this happen. Cheers Lee
  5. Hmm very odd. I do have the correct left hand air filter for my model. However, it looks like my bike has the early carb on it then, but with a main 160 jet fitted. I best double check what the other jets/needles/slide etc are!
  6. Just to confirm then, I have a 1981 DT175MX but the carb on it is a 2H501. Should I really have a 3U500? If so it will go a long way to explain why I'm still trying to get the jetting sorted considering the 3U500 has a 160 MJ and the 2H501 has a 130MJ. Cheers Lee
  7. Hi Re: 1981 DT175MX - can anyone confirm the standard main jet size please? Many thanks Lee
  8. Hi I've got a 1981 DT175MX. The carb on it, which I believe to be original, is model no 2H501. My Haynes manual has the spec for a 2h500, but not the 2H501. What I'm trying to confirm is the correct main jet for this particular carb. The bike came with a 170 fitted, and I reckon that's too rich - the bike struggles to get through 6000, but once through 6000, it takes off. Depending on what you read, it seems 130 or 160 are possible std sizes. Obviously once the main is sorted I can then fine tune the needle setting. Anyone able to help? Many thanks Lee
  9. Hi I've got a 1981 DT175MX. The carb on it, which I believe to be original, is model no 2H501. My Haynes manual has the spec for a 2h500, but not the 2H501. What I'm trying to confirm is the correct main jet for this particular carb. The bike came with a 170 fitted, and I reckon that's too rich - the bike struggles to get through 6000, but once through 6000, it takes off. Depending on what you read, it seems 130 or 160 are possible std sizes. Obviously once the main is sorted I can then fine tune the needle setting. Anyone able to help? Many thanks Lee
  10. You can get the exact symptoms you describe when the main jet comes loose and falls out, whether it's clear or blocked! Happened to me years ago on another bike. Lee
  11. ... but i dont wanna let it go to someone thats gonna totally trash it and leave it in a ditch thankyou in advance er no, wouldn't want anyone to ruin it.
  12. Hi I use Motul 710 synthetic in my DT. I use the same oil in my RG500, so if it's good enough for that, it must be fine in the DT. Smells good too! Lee
  13. I had a spoke go on one occasion, so I just replaced that one spoke. Was never a problem thereafter. But as you say, the longer you leave it, the more chance that the others will start going. Lee
×
×
  • Create New...