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04-26-2012 07:54 AM
Peepers My bike is all back together!!! Only needed one small re-adjustment after the first reassembly... More in another thread...
03-25-2012 01:48 PM
Sueby
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Originally Posted by Arebee

Seems like a cruel joke. Gorgeous and warm every day while I'm stuck in a windowless office and now it's going to be cool and crappy!
Man isn't that always the way shit works?

I was able to get out and have a little fun today:
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Tried really hard to find some mud but it is so dry out there this all I came up with:
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03-24-2012 06:38 AM
Arebee
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
^^Just saw the weather for this weekend & now were looking @ rain on both Sat & Sun.

Might have to put the top (& doors for me) back on before then. I was hoping to leave all off for the meet & greet on Sat but now, idk.
Seems like a cruel joke. Gorgeous and warm every day while I'm stuck in a windowless office and now it's going to be cool and crappy!
03-22-2012 10:50 AM
Peepers Oooo... I forgot about that...
03-22-2012 07:16 AM
wedu22 ^^Just saw the weather for this weekend & now were looking @ rain on both Sat & Sun.

Might have to put the top (& doors for me) back on before then. I was hoping to leave all off for the meet & greet on Sat but now, idk.
03-21-2012 05:54 PM
Arebee Top down since Tuesday morning. No plans to put it up until Sunday!
03-21-2012 10:08 AM
wedu22 ^^
03-21-2012 08:03 AM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
The things PO's do
- Sounds like your on the right track. Good Luck
Thanks! I'm $200 over budget right now and blazing past it...
03-21-2012 07:37 AM
wedu22
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Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
Yup, my gears look like the waves at the ocean, and I was hoping to pick up a little top end (it runs out of go at 60 right now). Apperently at some point in its life, someone put smaller tires and lower gearing on it (14 Front, 42 Rear... should be 15/42). So I'm at least going back to the stock gearing and we'll see how that goes...
The things PO's do
- Sounds like your on the right track. Good Luck
03-20-2012 02:49 PM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
I like it & I did notice the tires, ...I had several bikes. I loved my 125 Harley Dav dirt bike (don't know the year but this was in the late 70's), ran w/guys on 250 Yamaha's..never stood a chance Rear sprocket was "huge", could climb anything put in front of me just not very fast out of the pocket
Yup, my gears look like the waves at the ocean, and I was hoping to pick up a little top end (it runs out of go at 60 right now). Apperently at some point in its life, someone put smaller tires and lower gearing on it (14 Front, 42 Rear... should be 15/42). So I'm at least going back to the stock gearing and we'll see how that goes...
03-20-2012 02:41 PM
wedu22
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Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
This was it when I first got it. My friend was using it as a dirt bike, but he had a title for it, so I added lights and registered it. If you notice the knobby tires, they are not the best for riding on the street, which is why I got some nice dual sport tires. From there it was since I have to remove X to get the tires off, I'll fix/upgrade Y, and if I want to fix/upgrade Z later, I have to remove X and Y... Hence, its a stripped frame except for the wiring harness, handlebar assembly, and rear suspension... None of which I can really do anything about.

Its an 85 SP250. The SP250s were the street version of the DR250s. and 85 was the only year with disk brakes in the front... Woo Hoo!
I like it & I did notice the tires, ...I had several bikes. I loved my 125 Harley Dav dirt bike (don't know the year but this was in the late 70's), ran w/guys on 250 Yamaha's..never stood a chance Rear sprocket was "huge", could climb anything put in front of me just not very fast out of the pocket
03-20-2012 11:45 AM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
Wow, an 80's bike. I had to go back & look @ pics again. Couldn't figure out make/model but it looks in pretty good shape. Good luck!
This was it when I first got it. My friend was using it as a dirt bike, but he had a title for it, so I added lights and registered it. If you notice the knobby tires, they are not the best for riding on the street, which is why I got some nice dual sport tires. From there it was since I have to remove X to get the tires off, I'll fix/upgrade Y, and if I want to fix/upgrade Z later, I have to remove X and Y... Hence, its a stripped frame except for the wiring harness, handlebar assembly, and rear suspension... None of which I can really do anything about.

Its an 85 SP250. The SP250s were the street version of the DR250s. and 85 was the only year with disk brakes in the front... Woo Hoo!
03-20-2012 09:52 AM
wedu22
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Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
I'm looking at early - mid april. Lots of parts that are hard to find and expensive to get. For a bike that was only made for 3 years in the 80's and in limited quantities I'm supprised at all the parts I can still get... but there are still a lot that have been discontinued.

I've got a few more things to tear apart before I place my last (hopefully) parts order, and I'm waiting until my credit card rolls into the billing cycle to place an Amsoil order, in which I am including their fork oil to try.
Wow, an 80's bike. I had to go back & look @ pics again. Couldn't figure out make/model but it looks in pretty good shape. Good luck!
03-20-2012 07:07 AM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
Peepers, did you get all back together?
- Charged my battery & fired it off
I'm looking at early - mid april. Lots of parts that are hard to find and expensive to get. For a bike that was only made for 3 years in the 80's and in limited quantities I'm supprised at all the parts I can still get... but there are still a lot that have been discontinued.

I've got a few more things to tear apart before I place my last (hopefully) parts order, and I'm waiting until my credit card rolls into the billing cycle to place an Amsoil order, in which I am including their fork oil to try.
03-19-2012 06:21 PM
wedu22
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Originally Posted by Chick86 View Post
Ladies and gentlemen of the CT forum...I am happy to announce the hardtop has come off my Jeep this past weekend!!


I'm so happy!! You guys were right, it wasn't bad taking it off and putting the soft top on. It was the first time I've ever driven with it down and it was awesome. Let's hope this nice weather continues! And thank you again for everyone who offered to help me out, I really appreciated it! Hope to see you all at the meet on Saturday
CONGRATS!
- Rigged me a removal system & cat deterrent
03-19-2012 06:14 PM
wedu22 Peepers, did you get all back together?
- Charged my battery & fired it off
03-19-2012 11:13 AM
Chick86 Ladies and gentlemen of the CT forum...I am happy to announce the hardtop has come off my Jeep this past weekend!!


I'm so happy!! You guys were right, it wasn't bad taking it off and putting the soft top on. It was the first time I've ever driven with it down and it was awesome. Let's hope this nice weather continues! And thank you again for everyone who offered to help me out, I really appreciated it! Hope to see you all at the meet on Saturday
03-19-2012 09:50 AM
jeepydg14
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Originally Posted by Z0827

Well if another member or two want to do it I will be more than happy to help strip the interior. It doesn't take many tools (just hand tools). The hardest part is the sanding. It is tedious, but not actually difficult to do.
Depending when you do it, I wouldn't mind helping!! ... But I'm still in a sling recovering from 2 surgeries...



Danielle
03-19-2012 08:59 AM
Sueby
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Originally Posted by Z0827 View Post
Well if another member or two want to do it I will be more than happy to help strip the interior. It doesn't take many tools (just hand tools). The hardest part is the sanding. It is tedious, but not actually difficult to do.
Thanks for the offer!
03-18-2012 08:39 PM
Z0827
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Originally Posted by Sueby View Post
Yea, thats what I can't do. If I could do that part I'd do it all myself!
Well if another member or two want to do it I will be more than happy to help strip the interior. It doesn't take many tools (just hand tools). The hardest part is the sanding. It is tedious, but not actually difficult to do.
03-18-2012 07:59 PM
Sueby
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Originally Posted by Z0827

They should do the prep (they did for my truck), but may ask that you take the interior out.
Yea, thats what I can't do. If I could do that part I'd do it all myself!
03-18-2012 06:22 PM
Z0827
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Originally Posted by Sueby

Oh cool - I'll have to check them out. Thanks.

edit - just sent them a request for a quote & asked if they can do all the prep. Unfortunately I can't do it - my backs all tweaked after my crash last Aug.
They should do the prep (they did for my truck), but may ask that you take the interior out.
03-18-2012 02:54 PM
Arebee
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Originally Posted by Z0827 View Post
Yes, the hardest part is definitely removing the hard top.

What did you build the hoist out of? Im thinking about doing something like that.
I bought a 400 lb. game hoist from Cabela's for $99, plus $100 in hardware from Lowe's and finished it in one day. Here's a couple of pics. The tie down straps you see are just insurance.
03-18-2012 11:31 AM
Another Guy In A Jeep
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Originally Posted by Z0827 View Post
As long as you have all of the hardware, and the top is already attached to the frame, it is pretty easy to do.
Id hardly call it hardware, thats such an intimidating word. Just called it 6 bolts I store my soft top and frame separately. Its super easy to do and pretty much common sense.
03-18-2012 11:24 AM
Sueby
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Originally Posted by Z0827
I just did the bedliner myself. Very easy to do if you take your time doing the prep work. I went with Monstaliner and couldn't be any happier. There is a Line-x dealer in Waterbury that could do it. I had my truck's bed done there and it came out awesome, but is not cheap to have done.
Oh cool - I'll have to check them out. Thanks.

edit - just sent them a request for a quote & asked if they can do all the prep. Unfortunately I can't do it - my backs all tweaked after my crash last Aug.
03-17-2012 09:56 PM
Peepers

1/3 of the way there! Its in pieces!

Just need to clean, replace, and/or reseal everything, then put it back together with all the new parts!

03-17-2012 09:54 PM
Z0827
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Originally Posted by Arebee

Did you get your soft top on? The hardest part is lifting the hard top off. I'm in Farmington and if we can get another local grunt, we get this done in a heartbeat.

I don't have a TJ, but it can't be much different than my JK. I have a hoist that I built to take the top off and after that, I had the top screwed on and windows zipped up in just about 30 minutes.

Did you buy an aftermarket top?
Yes, the hardest part is definitely removing the hard top.

What did you build the hoist out of? Im thinking about doing something like that.
03-17-2012 09:27 PM
Arebee
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Originally Posted by Chick86 View Post
Ah I'm jealous! Has anyone ever put a soft top on a TJ? I'm dying to get mine on, especially since last year I never got to. So- just wondering what's in store when I do it...
Did you get your soft top on? The hardest part is lifting the hard top off. I'm in Farmington and if we can get another local grunt, we get this done in a heartbeat.

I don't have a TJ, but it can't be much different than my JK. I have a hoist that I built to take the top off and after that, I had the top screwed on and windows zipped up in just about 30 minutes.

Did you buy an aftermarket top?
03-17-2012 08:11 PM
Z0827 I just did the bedliner myself. Very easy to do if you take your time doing the prep work. I went with Monstaliner and couldn't be any happier. There is a Line-x dealer in Waterbury that could do it. I had my truck's bed done there and it came out awesome, but is not cheap to have done.
03-17-2012 05:00 PM
Texas10Sahara
Warm Weather

Its been in the high 70s, low 80s all week and I would have normally taken the hard top off and put the soft top for spring, but I ordered a new jeep and this one will be traded in. I couldn't see making the swap for 6 to 8 weeks...I sure hope it gets here in that time frame....it's killing me to leave the hard top on in this kind of weather. Took the t-tops off today while running around.
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