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

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    Time to see what all the Tecate hype is about?

    As of yesterday, there's a new addition to the garage. This Tecate is fairly complete, but needs a ton of work. Unfortunately, I can't leave the R & Tecate alone for very long, as they just don't get along.
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    So you decided to get a high performance bike to go along with your 250r, that's xlnt, it should be fun!

    Looks like someones put a pipe on it so they might have gotten into the cylinder also ad if so, that could be good or it could be bad . Also check to see if the KIPS valve is operational or not.



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    Congratulations, the 2nd generation Tecate is a great machine and increasingly hard to find. Greg at Off Road Innovations can meet a lot of your Tecate needs. He makes some OEM replica parts that are no longer available from Kawasaki. Here's my 86.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
    Looks like someones put a pipe on it so they might have gotten into the cylinder also ad if so, that could be good or it could be bad . Also check to see if the KIPS valve is operational or not.
    I thought it was a DG pipe with the badge removed, and after seeing christph's pics, I'm fairly certain that is what it is. Yes, supposedly it has been ported, and I do not believe the KIPS is working properly or possibly at all, as there is no punch to it. Once I dig into it, I will know for sure. Reading over the Tecate service manual, there doesn't appear to be any way to easily test the system for functionality.

    Thanks for the pics christph, nice Tecate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I do not believe the KIPS is working properly or possibly at all, as there is no punch to it.
    Common problem when going from a 250r to a Tecate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkm View Post
    Common problem when going from a 250r to a Tecate.
    hmmm....I wonder if that might be because the Honda doesn't have a valve at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
    hmmm....I wonder if that might be because the Honda doesn't have a valve at all.



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    No kidding Barn?
    I was talking about the lack of punch. It's a common problem when you go from a 250r to a Tecate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
    hmmm....I wonder if that might be because the Honda doesn't have a valve at all.



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    Remind us again how many Baja races that mighty Tecate won?
    It sucks to get old

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    I feel a disturbance in the force.

    What are you going to do about your 3WW handle? Red rider?

    Let the money and time pour into the new machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
    hmmm....I wonder if that might be because the Honda doesn't have a valve at all.
    Mine does. 3 valves to be exact.

    1 Reed valve & 2 exhaust valves.

    6 if you want to count the valve stems too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I thought it was a DG pipe with the badge removed, and after seeing christph's pics, I'm fairly certain that is what it is. Yes, supposedly it has been ported, and I do not believe the KIPS is working properly or possibly at all, as there is no punch to it. Once I dig into it, I will know for sure.
    Yes, that is a DG pipe.

    One reason I mentioned to check the valve system is because some people disable the actuator system then fix the valves so they are wide open all the time and this will kill the bottom end . If the drive gears are stripped send jeswinehart a pm, I think he may have them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by arlaunch View Post
    I feel a disturbance in the force.

    What are you going to do about your 3WW handle? Red rider?
    Going to the dark side have I?
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    Ok, so what does that sporty looking white fender belong to in the left side of the photo?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Going to the dark side have I?
    No, you have simply finally seen the light and the path to your salvation . Can I get Hallelujah brother!


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    [QUOTE=barnett468;1441228].
    So you decided to get a high performance bike to go along with your 250r

    That is the funniest post i have almost ever seen!

    Thank you for staying on here barnett468.


    Unlike 2 or 3 others i appreciate your posts. Especially when they are super duper funny!!

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