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Suzuki / Re: rm 125 n jetting
« on: April 24, 2014, 01:02:58 PM »
see my 'onedrive' for a great deal of RM information.

RM125N manual, page 38

Main jet     #250
Jet needle  6DT5-2
Needle Jet  S-0
Cut-away   2.5
Pilot jet     #25

Pilot air adjusting screw 1-1/2 turn back
Float height  8.8mm

Suzuki / Re: Mikuni 36mm Carby on a PE175?
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:55:03 PM »
Personally I doubt you need it. Drew Smith (the ex ISDT and PE god) ran one briefly I believe, but are we in that league?

everything about PE's is here:
every manual, every brochure, every magazine article, etc.

depending on where your PE came from, the jetting did vary and after 30 years, who knows what some earlier owner did to the thing...


Suzuki / Re: Pe250
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:49:41 PM »
Yes, that is a PE250N frame number. I would NOT alter the motor much, just clean it up and go have fun.
The later models (T/X/Z) had quite different frames and you will find that most of those parts will not help you with your B/C/N machines.

As Nobby suggested, go look at my 'onedrive' and you will find more PE information than you might expect.

There is also a Yahoo mailing list with about 300 PE people from around the globe on that.

To be blown away by some truly awesome restorations, go look at Fabrice's PE web site in France.
He has a beyond museum perfect PE400 in his lounge room and his garage can best be described as a PE shrine.


Wanted / Re: Wanted: Suzuki TM/TS400 rod kit.
« on: July 26, 2013, 03:02:14 AM »
Firko,one thing I do klnw is dont buy one off Paul Miller on Ebay.

I tried to buy one for a mate last year and he unsuccessfully sent me three which were all rusty and then shafted me the last time and wouldn't refund my money.

Be careful with this a##hole.
Sigh.. and YES I too am getting screwed around by Linda of Paul Miller Motorcycle.
Sent me the wrong item. Sent it back.
Sent me a different wrong item. Sent it back.
No refund, no replies...
These people are not looking terribly trustworthy.

Suzuki / Re: 1980 suzuki RS175 wheel hub
« on: May 21, 2013, 05:38:02 AM »
Is 1980-1981 suzuki RS 175 rear wheel hub exactly same as 1979-1980 suzuki RM125 rear wheel hub?

64110-40202   DRUM, REAR HUB

RM100N   1979   
RM100T   1980   
RM100X   1981   
RM125N   1979   
RM125T   1980   
RS175T   1996   
RS175X   1981   
RS175Z   1982   

Manuals & Technical Doco / Re: RM and PE Suzuki info
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:20:11 AM »
The PE and RM sites are full of tips and info ..... thanks Luke.
BTW, it is Stewart's knowledge makes up a large part of the actual useful tips. A lot of people on the PE list have helped collect and collate the information. Circa 5Gb of data.

Tech Talk / Re: Time has come !!
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:09:03 AM »,8861/davidabr2,38858
Impressive. Looks like plenty of fun AND you could run it in the middle of suburbia and who the heck is going to complain about smoke and noise? Nobody. Very nice.

Manuals & Technical Doco / Factory colours
« on: May 01, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
For the RM & PE, these earlier postings should help. "Phlolina Yellow" is the term.

Suzuki / Re: 76/77 RM Yellow Colour Code
« on: May 01, 2013, 07:00:16 PM »

Manuals & Technical Doco / Re: CC swept area calulation
« on: April 29, 2013, 07:40:29 PM »
I strongly prefer to think of it as (Pi x (Radius squared)) x stroke, when discerning the swept volume of the cylinder.

[Radius being half the bore]
[Pi being the ratio of the circle circumference to its diameter, or (C/D) which is approximately 3.14159]
[(Pi x (Radius squared))] being the area of the top of a cylinder
[stroke being the length of the cylinder traversed by the piston]

then just multiply by the number of cylinders your engine has.

Your RM465 is  86mm (b)  x  80mm (s) 
( ( 3.141592654 * ((0.5* 86mm bore) * (0.5* 86mm bore)) ) * (80mm stroke) ) * 1 (single cylinder)

ergo = that standard bore RM465 is indeed 464.7cc

Manuals & Technical Doco / RM and PE Suzuki info
« on: April 26, 2013, 06:38:01 PM »
if you speak French, Fabrice's Pure Enduro  web site.

or Luke's skydrive for PE and RM info

   PE  skydrive:
   RM skydrive:

Tech Talk / Re: Aftermarket spokes? Has any one used these?
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
I buy spokes from Buchanan's
Make sure you have all the measurements ready when you call. The lady on the phone will give you the root canal... ;)
My rims and spokes came from Buchanan's. Bloody awesome. Hard to say anything else.

General Discussion / Re: VMX Issue 53
« on: April 22, 2013, 08:16:20 AM »
I feel #53 has absolutely nailed it. A great piece of work.
As usual, I am left wondering how the heck can you top this in the next one.
Hearty congratulations.

eBay Finds / Re: The Ebay Lament ..."Was going to resto it but...."
« on: April 12, 2013, 07:00:31 AM »
show us some proven examples?

General Discussion / Re: Stunningly stupid tips.
« on: April 08, 2013, 08:11:07 AM »
And the honourable ones that swore that putting "Slick 50" and other gibberish Teflon additives in the motorcycles oil was a godsend. Teflon on wet clutches..... :D

Helium in your racers tyres, got to be super smick as well we all know Helium is lighter than air.....
Helium bleeds straight through rubber. That was tried in the early '60s in the A12 spy 'plane by Lockheed. They ended up using nitrogen in the tyres simply because it would not explode from the heat generated at Mach 3.2.

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