You're welcome. Keep us posted on your restoration and let me know if you need other parts numbers, I have a fill parts catalogue.
If you are familiar with taking this sort of engine apart and, more importantly, putting it back together again (!) then you could do the two side seals yourself after splitting the crank cases.Have you ever replaced crank seals? Should I take to someone or do you think its not that difficult?
I did that with mine too, you're right it is effective. It leaves quite a matt finish, though, and they're a bit fiddly to polish.Purchased a ultra sonic parts cleaner and cleaned the carbs and covers, it does a nice job.
When you get enough posts, post a picture of the kick start installation and I'll see if I can spot anything amiss.Ok Have the new shifter fork in and all is good but seem to be having trouble getting the kick starter to work properly, does anyone have any good suggestions on how to install it? I have read the book havnt tried it since. Could use any ideas that you may have and also trying to get enough post to post picture.
Hello, My very first bike was a 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler. I didn't know that it was not a dirt bike at all. I rode it dirt and street for a few years and had a lot of fun with it. Imagine how happy I was when I finally got a new Yamaha 175 endure. Those 2 strokers are known to seize up sometimes. A lot of wear and the pistons get sloppy, The solution is usually to get oversize pistons and rings and hone out the cylinders a bit. If I remember right it is a 2 cylinder, so maybe only one cylinder is frozen. anyway it is not too hard to remove the jugs after you get the pistons loosened up by removing the heads and putting a wooden block on the piston and jar it loose as gently as possible. Good luck. This bike is a really peppy bike when running well.I picked up a 1966 Suzuki T20 X6 Hustler gem a few weeks ago at an estate sale. There wasn't too much information available form the estate sale company about the bike. All they knew was that it has been sitting in the garage for a long time and was "froze up", and had very old gas in the tank. The bike had a 1970's Michigan license plate so it had been legally off the road since then.
I don't think I walked more than two feet out the door before I turned back to purchase the bike. The price was good, and I was two in love with the bike to wait for a phone call to see if it was a good investment or not...guess when you are driving a borrowed pickup truck it makes the decision to purchase a non running bike easier.
The next day the estate sale company called to say they found an envelope with a bunch of bike things - keys and more keys, original owners manual, service punch cards, warranty, title form 1966, tank badges...
Amazingly the bike is a time capsule, everything is there and intact!
Needs a good scrub down and a bit of TLC but I plan on keeping her stock.
While de-gunkifying the carb unfortunately a needle jet broke
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