2001 Blaster build project

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  1. Clownkin

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    Figured I would post a quick little update. Lots gotten done but still no ride out. I went ahead and rejetted the carb with a 290 jet and did a couple pulls swapping spark plugs in between. Seems good for now. I also fixed all the exhaust leaks. My head light and on off switch never worked. It wasnt a big deal to me but I also wanted to install a kill switch and that was causing a problem for me. So I picked up a use switch and it worked!yay. The headlight comes on but only get a little red. Not bright enough. Went ahead and got a new volt regulator and light bulb. Thought I might as well get that working good while I'm at it. While I was there I took the stock bars off and stripped the paint and grinded down some rust. A new paint job will have to do until I decide on what bars I want to get. IMG_20200528_210834_compress15.jpg
    In preparation of the new shorty rear brake cable I went ahead and removed the existing rear cable and cleaned up the wiring around it. It sits torn apart and unridable again... just as she was ready to rip. IMG_20200528_210839_compress28.jpg
     
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    First ride went very well for the most part. She did break down and I did have to walk back to my truck to pick her up. But that's totally my fault. I had thought so many times about getting new reeds (old ones were ok with only a tiny gap on one side, but they were very stiff) anywhere here's the damage of about a 4 hour ride in the middle of ocala nation forest 2020_0604_18380300.jpg
     
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    Where did you end up going
     
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    Went to Ocalas Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trailhead. I have lots of videos of it. I goprod everything up until it broke on me. I'll be editing it and uploading to youtube for those that would like to check it out. I'll post the link here tomorrow
     
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    Did you go pro the walk of shame back to your truck:p. Just kidding.Old reeds will get you.
     
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    No time to edit so I just threw the raw footage up. Hope you like it. Will make more in the future with other rides.

     
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    @Clownkin I wish there were more people like you around my area, I’m constantly having to repair peoples bikes/quads on the side because everyone wants to buy a used quad and then take the sellers word for everything and get it home and start ripping right away. Instead of just doing some preventative maintenance and look everything over, they would rather just take the risk?

    Good looking clean blaster bud, and on the reeds, I have learned that lesson as well. When in doubt change them out.
     
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    Thanks so much. I really do enjoy the wrenching part. I guess that's the difference. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of learning. But it mostly just confirmed my love for 2 stroke. I will eventually upgrade to a trx250r and keep this little guy for anyone who wants to ride with. I hope with this thread to not discourage people but instead show them that its super east to get these little bikes going strong with little to no experience, if they are willing to do the research. When I was looking up blaster problems (before buying the bike) there were so many issues and post it was kinda overwhelming. After working on them for a bit you can see things fall into place and its much easier to narrow down where issues are coming from. More updates and new videos coming soon! She's ready for a second outing
     
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    Sounds great, I’d love to see a pic of that trx when you pick one up. The group I ride with has three and I will tell you this, they are awesome quads once there gusseted up. I’ve actually been looking for an 87 up lt250r for awhile, there stupid quick and have an outstanding top speed which caught us off guard when our friends bill and tommy raced each other lt250 vs banshee and the lt walked him on top.

    Yeah, I’m sure people looking for a blaster come here looking through the threads thinking WOW these things have a lot of issues ‍♂️ Not realizing that most of the issues are mainly neglected maintenance. I have rebuilt so many 450’s it gets tiresome after awhile.
     
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    the lt250rs are great too. Also a huge fan of the kawasaki Tecate 4. Any of the 250 2 strokes will do for me and I am a sucker for the green :)
     
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    Yeah I wish, the tecate 4 is probably the rarest sport quad ever made. It’s funny you say that because I recently just had a neighbor come over and said he needed my help with a quad and I asked him what quad? He said it’s a 250 two stroke and that he thinks it’s a Kawasaki, I was like yeahhhhhhhhh but when we walked over and uncovered it, it was a Polaris trail blazer 250 :( it was such a letdown man.
     
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    It's been a while but lots of new good news. I have been playing with the 01 blaster a lot. The weather is finally starting to get good here in Florida and I am pretty pumped. Along the way a couple months back I picked up a dirt bike ( thinking friends could ride it while i rode the blaster) but it just was not in good shape. The bike had a different year motor than frame and it was just a mess. A few trades later I ended up with this beauty. rsz_20201004_144811[1].jpg
    Shes a 2003 in pretty good shape. What I have noticed so far is ...
    - Needs rear brakes figured out (master cylinder and pads most likely)
    - Silencer leaks a little so i will fix or replace
    - Carb is cheap chinese knock off. will replace with mikuni and jet properly.
    - cant get to idle because inside of tors box is missing stuff ( will add throttle cable and tors delete)

    Couple of bonus things. The grey and black seat looks better on my white and grey blaster. so I will be swaping seats. And I did finally get my new handlebars in for my white blaster. So I will be putting that onto the white blaster and putting my ghetto painted ones onto the blue blaster for now. I am on the hunt now for new shocks for the blue blaster to match the white one. The ones I got for that bike are perfect for the level of riding that I do. I think that covers about everything. I will add more pics as it comes along but It should be a much faster process than the first. Having a second bike to swap parts and quickly diagnose issues is a huge help.

    As promised here is the second riding video on the 01 blaster. Hope you guys enjoy it. It was a nasty rainy day out but was still a blast to ride. couldnt open her up as much as Id like but when life gives you lemons...

     
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    Ghetto bars?that funny.
    The weather should be getting better for riding.
    Were lucky we can ride all year long.
     

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