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Thread: Time to see what all the Tecate hype is about?

  1. #181
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    Jun 2010
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    Buffalo, NY
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    I have allen bolts in my triples on 2 450s and I haven't had any problems with them backing out or snapping. Both of these machines have a lot of races and wrecks on them, it's not anything you need to worry about. You could file them flat where they make contact if you have the room to spare, that will help with the chipping. But all stops are metal to metal contact, you're going to get chipping no matter what if you slam them.
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

  2. #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    The steering stops are 8mm bolts, so I think you'd really have to be slamming it from lock to lock to snap them off.
    Ok, I thought the steering stop were like the 85-86 250r that were machined into them already.
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  3. #183
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    Oct 2003
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    Las Vegas, NV.
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    A little more progress here finally. In late November, or early December (I can't remember as it's been awhile), a bunch of parts were dropped off at the polisher's (mr tecate's friend) to be polished, and we finally got most of those parts back a few weeks ago, except for the rear shock. The rear shock finally showed back up yesterday, so now we can finally start assembling this into a roller.

    The headlight mounting bracket was modified to work with the BVC tripleclamps, and will now need to be re-powdercoated. BVC's own fender mounting, adapter bracket was also modified to work properly with the BVC tripleclamps and ORI's OEM Tecate reproduction fender.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Rear Shock.jpg   Headlight & Fender Brackets.jpg  
    Red Rider's Sand Machine Updated 07/23/14

  4. #184
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    Apr 2019
    Location
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    Very nice, can't wait to see it as a roller. I have to work on mine for 10 months now.... I really have to complete some other stuff and get it going, i NEED to ride the thing.

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  5. #185
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
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    This was our second attempt to make a roller out of all these parts, and we finally made some headway. The first attempt failed when we couldn't get the new, lower shock bushing pressed in all the way, with my vice. A friend's hydraulic press, made quick work of it though, but set us back about a week. Then, there were a few more weeks lost, when we couldn't get our schedules to sync up, to allow playtime in the garage. We made some decent progress tonight though, but it wasn't without it's struggles. I forgot how much of a hassle it is assembling a bunch of freshly powdercoated parts. Nothing fits right! Then there is my unfamiliarity with Tecates, so we were constantly having to stop, and reference the Tecate PDF shop manual & parts fiches, to reassemble the rear suspension.
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    Last edited by Red Rider; 02-28-2023 at 04:54 AM.
    Red Rider's Sand Machine Updated 07/23/14

  6. #186
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    Oct 2003
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    We knew the rear shock needed to be rebuilt, re-valved, and possibly re-sprung, but we assembled it anyway. We wanted to get a feel for how it would look, with the green spring, and whether or not we liked that look. As it turns out, we do. We had the rear shock rebuilt & re-valved by Frontline Suspension, here in Las Vegas. Ryan @ Frontline, calculated the spring rate, and assured us that re-springing it wouldn't be necessary. He said it should work awesome in the dunes, based on mr tecate's weight & the +4" swingarm. The "new" rear shock has been re-installed, and I'm happy to report, it is no longer a pogo-stick! No new pics though, as you can't see the re-valving anyway.
    Red Rider's Sand Machine Updated 07/23/14

  7. #187
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SLC, UT
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    That's looking really nice! Did you shorten the CRF forks at all? What did the rear spring rate come out to?

    It would be sweet to see you and your buddy at some WORCS races this fall.

  8. #188
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    Quote Originally Posted by legacy51 View Post
    That's looking really nice! Did you shorten the CRF forks at all?
    Thanks. Yes, when the used forks were purchased, they were sent directly to BVC to be rebuilt/shortened.

    Quote Originally Posted by legacy51 View Post
    What did the rear spring rate come out to?
    I would have to ask mr tecate that, as he dealt with Ryan @ Frontline himself. All I know is, the Tecate's previous owner was a big guy (275-300 lbs.), and had installed a +2" swingarm, then had the rear shock re-valved & re-sprung with a heavier spring. Mr tecate is lighter than that, and now we've gone to a +4" swingarm.

    Quote Originally Posted by legacy51 View Post
    It would be sweet to see you and your buddy at some WORCS races this fall.
    Hopefully it will be finished by this fall. I wouldn't hold my breath though.
    Red Rider's Sand Machine Updated 07/23/14

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