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2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by faffi » Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:56 pm

Perhaps even using a high pressure washer if you can, to blow through all channels. Then blow through with compressed air. If you do not have a high pressure washer, at least use brake fluid from a high flow, high pressure can and then use compressed air. It does not take much metal shavings to clog a channel or score a bearing, destroying the engine over again.
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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by efus » Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:09 am

Hello Faffi,

For now, I have done a good cleaning with gas removing the big part of the metal shaves that were around,

In my lab I have compressed air, so I will take there one piece at time and blow inside all the canals to clean them up...there are a lot of things that I want, but to break again for a piece of metal after all this work is not one of them :lol:

Good idea for the isopropyl alcohol, I will for sure buy a can to clean the stator and remove all the dust before reassembly the engine.


Until the arrival of the pieces, my updates will be only regarding cleaning and aesthetics, but I will try to make a video on the crankshaft reassembly and its balancing so that it can be useful in the future for someone else.
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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by efus » Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:09 am

no sooner said than done.

First passed gasoline to remove the bulk of the crap.

Second pass acetone and compressed air.

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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by faffi » Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:04 am

8-)
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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by efus » Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:42 pm

Progress, big progress.

So, I was able to stick together the crankshaft with the new rods and balance it.

In reality, I wasn't able to reach a perfect tolerance, so probably I will have a little bit more o vibration, but I have done my best, also because I hadn't a copper hammer, so I used a huge piece of lead...and also the working space wasn't the "optimal".

Mounted all back, everything seems to work mechanically speaking.

The clutch work, I'm able to change the gears, and putting in any gear I'm able to push the thing and make it move.


My problem now is with the connection battery solenoid, ground....lol....if I push the stat I have only a bad noise coming from the starter relay....

I should had take a picture of that...SHAME ON ME!

Still, I will figure out.

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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by efus » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:07 am

ok...I start to feel dumb.

I'm trying to connect the battery and I'm lost.

For what I get from the electrical diagram, at the negative of the battery should be connected the ground, at the positive the fuse and the solenoid. At the negative of the solenoid is connected the negative of the starting motor.

Now, I have a spare negative cable of which I have no idea.

the one near my hand is the ground.

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this is the "spare" cable.

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Any help is welcome.

I tried to push with no result.

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This should be a "simplified" version of the electrical system...for this reason I'm confused bu that black cable
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Re: 2001 XV250 seized but not seized (Ireland)

Post by efus » Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:49 am

...almost there
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