- Baja MarkParticipantDecember 1, 2018 at 10:49 amPost count: 451
Meanwhile, I started on the Polo paint repair last week. The drivers side is awesome but someone put a load of bondo on the passenger door and fender, so I removed it all with a fibre disc. A small hole on the fender turned into a front corner reconstruction. Luckily that’s all the rust there is on this car.RustabusParticipantDecember 3, 2018 at 7:55 amPost count: 1969
Breaking new ground Mark!!! I don’t think I have ever seen pics of rust repair on a Polo??!!?!?!? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂Baja MarkParticipantDecember 3, 2018 at 1:40 pmPost count: 451BBWBParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 5:43 pmPost count: 839
Mark, I enjoy watching your projects, and your state side shenanigans with the baja mishap.
I have a small favor to ask. I have a Honda XR650L model dual sport that I want to do a transmission modification that requires a couple gears from a Honda NX650. The gears I need are European model only. I bought a hole transmission on ebay that was supposed to be from those models, but turned out to be US spec. Second gear is the right one I need, but fifth is still US spec in teeth count. I have a part number, but they are only available in European markets. I think you might be able to find the fifth gear I need. If you can source it, I’d be happy to send you money to cover purchase, shipping, plus some extra for your effort.
Part # is 23491-MW2-780, and should have a tooth count of 20.
What this mod will allow for is being able to drop a tooth on the counter shaft sprocket, go up a few on the rear sprocket, have a tractor like 1st gear, more usable second gear, and final drive in fifth close to current stock gearing. Way better arrangement than the stock trans now with to high first gear, and a big jump to second gear. Also supposed to smooth out 1st to 2nd clunky shifting.
Let me know if you can make the time. There’s absolutely no hurry, as I want to ride out the winter riding season here in Arizona, and take the engine down sometime in the summer. Thanks in advance.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.BBWBParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 2:17 pmPost count: 839
Bump back to the top. Trying to get Mark’s attention on his own post. 🙂
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.Baja MarkParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 3:42 pmPost count: 451
Hey Ben, sorry I missed this. I’ll have a look around and see what I can dig up. I have to admit, I have zero experience of what you’re talking about, but if I can help I will.Baja MarkParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 3:43 pmPost count: 451BBWBParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 3:54 pmPost count: 839Baja MarkParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 3:54 pmPost count: 451
Is this it?
Quite a few listed on Google but most have no stock; these were the cheapest two I found that have stock.cookiemonster131ParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 4:33 pmPost count: 135
Damn that is some coin for one gearBBWBParticipantDecember 16, 2018 at 4:41 pmPost count: 839
I knew it would be pricey.
I was able to order it.
Thanks for the help Mark.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.Baja MarkParticipantDecember 17, 2018 at 1:30 amPost count: 451BBWBParticipantDecember 19, 2018 at 4:01 pmPost count: 839
Gear is here. I’ll stop hijacking your thread now.😎
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.Baja MarkParticipantDecember 20, 2018 at 12:50 amPost count: 451
Wow, that was super quick! 👌Pat KKeymasterDecember 24, 2018 at 8:09 amPost count: 1427
Happy Holidays to you across the pond. Best wishes for the new year.
We will build it if it comes.Baja MarkParticipantDecember 24, 2018 at 4:10 pmPost count: 451John JonesKeymasterDecember 26, 2018 at 6:40 amPost count: 6731Baja MarkParticipantFebruary 1, 2019 at 4:33 amPost count: 451
Been bashing through that Polo project (Yawn) so not much except bodywork to report.
I did manage to do a little wet sand and buffing on the truck and ordered some parts….tires are here – 27×8.5×14 Kumho Road Venture. Just need to get the wheels and Hubcaps powdercoated now before they go on.
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