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About ronSJC

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    05 GasGas 280TXT Pro

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  1. I'm finding the bike will "surge" after I cut the throttle. Generally just a "pop" or two, but it's enough to make the bike lurch forward just a bit. I don't think it's back fire, it's as if I just gave it a little throttle, when I didn't. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. Yep, a horn. The bike came with a bunch of OEM street legal stuff in a box and just for ****s and giggles, I'm putting it on. Ordered a plate for it too. Not sure I'll actually get it though. I've got a little condo in the Mountains with a 2 mile street ride to the trails and I'm more lazy than smart............ Hey, thanks. Your suggestion worked like a charm!
  3. So, I feel silly. I got the bike back together and kicked it over slowly with the plug out to identify the clicking sound. Turns out the horn button was stuck on. Not enough electricity to make it sound like a horn, but enough to eminate the clicking sound. I do have another question. Putting the airbox back on I can't seem to slide it all the way on the carb, and I can't recall what it looked like prior to removing it. does this look right? it's like it's not long enough to slide all the way on. Any tips?
  4. Thanks, a little scotch brite and the cylinder looks great. I can still see hone marks. I've owned a number of two strokes before and never seen one so clean on the inside. Either the owner previous (previous to the guy I bought it from who said he hardly rode it) had recently redone the top end, or this is an extremely low milage bike for it's age. The existing piston was marked "A" on top. Does that indicate a replaced piston? Just got a call my parts came in today. I'll be putting it back together this week end and see if I can isolate the ticking. Thanks all! Ron
  5. Thanks for quick reply. Found that, and not that I profess to have any electrical expertise, but it's not bulging and I stuck an ohm meter on it and it appears to be amongst the living. Interesting that the ticking was only when kicking the bike over and I never heard it before when starting the bike prior to my meltdown.....
  6. So..... I was stupid and pinched the throttle cable putting the tank on. When I started the bike and it redlined. (scared the **** out of me and obviously p****d off the neighbors) It was at night and I thought I was pushing the kill switch, but I was actually pushing the flange on the light switch. I heard a screech, bike died. When I tried to start it, it was obvious I had no compression (removing the head confirmed I melted a ring into the piston). Parts on the way. But, before I tore it apart I noticed a distinct ticking sound coming from what sounded like the headlight area when kicking to confirm the compression with a gage. Sounds somewhat like when a spark arches. The bike is new to me (hence trying to find the kill switch in the wrong place) and I had just put the headlight and computer back on the bike (that was in a box with tons of other parts). Reading through all the posts here, I'm hoping I didn't fry the CDI, but it really sounded like the clicking was at the headlight or the little computer gage. Any ideas? As soon as the piston set comes in I can do some more testing, but really anxious to get the bike running (first Trials bike!) and may need to locate additional parts. Thanks in advance.
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