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Added reply in a thread 17" Supermoto Wheels? 1/26/2015 7:03 PM

Some guys just put a bigger 320mm rotor and bigger caliper on front and leave the back stock like Seth above. This is OK as long as you do not overuse the rear brake. If you use the rear a lot you will cook a stock MX brake. There are other things to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 17" Supermoto Wheels? 1/26/2015 11:56 AM

What bike are we talking about here? Putting a 5" wide wheel on the back of most MX bikes usually causes clearance issues. The edge of the tire might rub the chain and the rim might rub the chain guide bolts. This can be dealt with in numerous ways. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rebuild rear shock Kawasaki 450 -12 1/26/2015 11:49 AM

For me, I usually just buy a complete replacement seal head. For the the average garage hack it is easier then rebuilding the old seal head with new oil seal, dust seal, and bushing.

Added reply in a thread Arena X set-up? 1/23/2015 12:12 PM

Is this for Motorama at the Harrisburg Farm Show? Here's the best and only advice you'll need. First, you're gonna need a big ass chain lock cuz bikes get stolen like it's cool there. Second, buy respirators for you and any family you care about. Third, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2008 Yamaha yz125 Build 1/23/2015 11:45 AM

Stripped the pipe on my YZ125. Looked good. Once you get all the paint off use wet/dry sandpaper and WD-40. Start with 600 grit or so and then go finer and finer to get a nice finish. Initially, it will looks bright silver and kind of silly but once ... more »

Added reply in a thread How cool was A2 with over under & one minute plus laps? 1/22/2015 8:41 AM

Who was the rider that got squirrelly on it and damn near shot off the side. That would really suck to go off it and potentially land on other riders going under it.

Added reply in a thread Complete wheels 1/22/2015 8:34 AM

Can you give us a little more info on these? What brand are the hubs or who makes them? Same for the spokes. Thanks.

Added reply in a thread toolbox 1/22/2015 7:01 AM

Either take tire irons and spare tubes or take a spare set of wheels. A flat tire will end your day. A decent bicycle pump. Buy a good one and be done with it. Don't waste your time with the $10 walmart ones. Safety wire and duct tape for temp repairs ... more »

Added reply in a thread Restore clapped 125 or sell 1/21/2015 8:22 PM

Engine solid? Tranny? Shift stopper been upgraded to 07+ part? Chain&sprockets? Suspension solid and in reasonable state of service... no seals leaking? Suspension linkage bearings? Brake calipers. m/c's, pads, rotors all good? All that stuff really ... more »

Added reply in a thread 03 cr250 rear brake problem 1/20/2015 8:19 AM

Most likely you placed new pads on an old worn out rotor with non-flat surface. Now you've got a poor mating between the pads and the rotor. Is there a noticeable lip on the outer edge of the rotor that you can feel with your fingers. The rotor is probably ... more »

Added reply in a thread Have you ever been disqualified? 1/19/2015 12:49 PM

Not me, but a guy that took me out. Crazy night at the track. Me and this guy were tight in the points for the little series they had going at the track. Typically, he would holeshot and then tire within a lap or two and I would get around him and win. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vet rider Envy! 1/19/2015 7:39 AM

Best part of being an old Vet with a few bucks? I don't have to come on Vital and look like a tool arguing about 2st vs. 4st or 125 vs 250, etc. I just own one of each and ride whatever suits my fancy on any given day.

Added reply in a thread YZ250-Extreme Pitting Problems 1/17/2015 10:26 PM

So, I tried 100LL in my 2006 YZ250 today. Compared to the 100 Octane "Race Gas" from the pump that I usually run, the 100LL seemed to make the bike a hair richer. It had a slight rich stutter on the initial throttle response. I tried to tune it out with ... more »

Added reply in a thread I'm Gonna Get Bashed But... 1/17/2015 6:59 PM

You're a tool if you even wear gear at all. Flannel, jeans, lineman's boots. You guys look like fruits in your freakin rainbow suits.

Added reply in a thread most reliable 250f 13-15 1/15/2015 8:19 AM

2013 YZF250. Most reliable engine, great suspension, good all around handling and it has a carb which I consider a bonus for most people. No EFI headaches with pumps, injectors, ECM, wiring harness, sensors, rectifiers, etc. I know guys with totally ... more »

Added reply in a thread suspension setup help 1/14/2015 1:33 PM

That's what I'm thinking. Stock CRF250 suspension was actually really nice for a bunch of years there. I think it's sprung for about a 165 pound rider. you'd probably be better off about 1 step softer on the springs unless you're pretty fast at 150 lbs. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Think I bought the wrong bike 1/14/2015 9:52 AM

I think you fell and faceplanted in the thick quicksand of sarcasm. It sounds like you've got your mind made up dude. Get a 250 2-stroke and you will have the tiresome, difficult to ride, skill developing beast you desire.

Added reply in a thread YZ250-Extreme Pitting Problems 1/14/2015 8:08 AM

Also, with the U4, not only the oxygenation, but weren't some of the earlier versions actually rather low octane? in that case, you would get the worst of both worlds in a YZ250. The low octane and the high oxygen which would effectively lean your jetting ... more »

Added reply in a thread Think I bought the wrong bike 1/13/2015 8:51 PM

Get a 250F. I can already tell just buy reading your posts that a 250 2-st will kick your ass. If you do get a 250 2-str, get a 2002+ Honda since they are gutless, put 4 base gaskets and the biggest flywheel weight you can find on it, up all jets 4 sizes, ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ250-Extreme Pitting Problems 1/13/2015 11:04 AM

Jim, not always true. One of my riding buds has a 2014. Stock jetting, 91 pump and Yamalube at 32:1. No detonation at all. Bike runs great. Like others have said, the stock timing marks are known to be suspect and some bikes come delivered with the timing ... more »