Originally Posted by PocketHead
nothing wrong with 2 strokes!! arghhh I have seized the piston on my RM250, very frustrating as I am trying to save for my trip! I have removed the top end and the piston is shattered (I too am shattered), bottom end was fine at first and then that seized too! A part broken off the piston must have fallen down there and jamming it, I think I will take it into the shop to have the bottom end looked at because I don't have the tools.
Yep, I can relate to that - I seized the RD in the main street of Nairobi, 600km down the road after ingesting a little water whilst river crossing on the way to Lamu.
The bottom of the pistons broke off where the windows are for the crankcase injection intake ports.
I ended up buying new pistons from Yamaha in Nairobi and rebuilt the motor in my $2 a night el cheapo Nairobi hotel room.....
but get this....
On that same river crossing I'd lost my tool kit (yep in the river
), and I took the complete motor apart, and rebuilt it, using just a spark plug socket spanner, an allen key, shifting spanner and pliers.
Two strokes are amazingly simple to work on.
Garry from Oz.
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