Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 8/3/2017 5:42 AM

I actually started out with the lowboy and didn't really dig them that much, I've got pretty short legs so I ended up feeling a lot better in the standard/high position. As for the cleats, I'm running all shorts except for the outside of the pegs. Feels ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, since "the sport" is dying and everyone's bike is getting stolen. . . 7/10/2017 8:46 AM

Spent all day Saturday building some little kickers and ruts around the farm, spent all day Sunday riding, going to spend all day today complaining how sore/slow I am.

Added reply in a thread The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying 7/5/2017 12:20 PM

I was in the market for a new bike last year, and was fortunate enough to have the option to buy a brand spankin' new bike if I wanted. Being a lifelong Honda fan I was salivating over the new 450. Instead of dropping 10k on one dirtbike, I was able

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Added reply in a thread The Best (and Worst) Thing I've done to a Dirtbike 6/28/2017 12:41 PM

I've got probably a pessimistic outlook on that. I can get a keyswitch, steering lock, hub lock, the whole nine yards, and if two guys are really set on stealing it, they'll just throw it in the back of a truck and be off with it anyways. I plan on getting ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Best (and Worst) Thing I've done to a Dirtbike 6/28/2017 12:03 PM

I remember when I first tired to "detail" my little TTR90. Armor All on the seat, tires, grips, and anything plastic. Looked real good until it inevitably ended up in the ditch.

Added reply in a thread The Best (and Worst) Thing I've done to a Dirtbike 6/28/2017 11:58 AM

Turns out in KY, you just need a sheriff's inspection saying that it's got the required equipment, and an affidavit which states that you want to convert it to street use. I got the to-do list from the capital and took it into my small town's courthouse ... more »

Started new thread The Best (and Worst) Thing I've done to a Dirtbike 6/28/2017 7:48 AM

Disclaimer: I had no idea where to post this. Moto-related? Sort of. Bike builds? Technically. Non-Moto? Maybe. Mods - feel free to toss this wherever it needs to be... including the trash I've been riding dirtbikes for well over half my life now and

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Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 5/1/2017 6:17 AM

Thanks for the heads up! I honestly haven't ridden more than half a mile down my street so the bars/levers/pegs all probably need a little tweaking. I'm rebuilding the forks this week then it's show time.

Added reply in a thread New 2016 Toyota Tacoma DCLB Off Road 4x4 4/28/2017 1:24 PM

Had a '96 4x4 with over 300,000. Replaced nothing but the oil and the fan belt once. When the frame recalls first started rolling out, Toyota bought it back for blue book plus half. Nearly 10k for an old beater but I regret every time I see one. Bought

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Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/26/2017 7:04 AM

Thanks! I was pumped. According to the seller it's from an 03 CR250. Everything lined up and fit perfect. I would like to swap the forks but honestly for the money, these will be plenty for me. I'll rebuild them with correct springs and try them out ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/25/2017 8:31 AM

Quick update. Really didn't want to spend money rebuilding the shock that came on it since it was from an older 450 and about 10mm too short. Would have been about 400 for everything, but instead found a sweet deal on a CR250 shock already revalved by

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Added reply in a thread Street bike thread 4/25/2017 7:14 AM

1973 CB750K. Spent about 10 months rebuilding it in 2015. Possibly for sale, I've been bitten by the dual sport bug...

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Added reply in a thread 125cc 2Strokes rise in popularity 4/18/2017 9:11 AM

For someone as slow as I am, the only difference between a 125 and a 450 is how quickly I'll get hurt, and how expensive it will be to fix everything. I'm okay with being slow and feeling fast.

Added reply in a thread Pro Taper Forum Fantasy Round 15, Salt Lake 4/12/2017 8:23 AM

450 1. Tomac 2. Webb 3. Musquin 250 1. Hill 2. Plessinger 3. McElrath

Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/12/2017 5:37 AM

Thanks man! It's definitely not cheap but as far as a full frame up rebuild goes, I think it was a lot cheaper than it could have been. It also helps if you have a little chunk saved up prior to starting the build. I spent somewhere between $3-4k on ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/12/2017 5:30 AM

It's just compressed air spraying a very fine sand/powder/abrasive through a nozzle. I'm sure there's a better way to word it. I used this cheap Harbor Freight version and it worked pretty well.

Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/11/2017 11:44 AM

The final step was just a matter of bolting on the finishing touches. All new plastic, graphics courtesy of Throttle Jockey, SDG seat (perfect fit and feel, no complaints), Renthal bars, ASV levers, Fastway Evo III pegs (not pictured), Streamline braided

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Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/11/2017 11:23 AM

I wrestled for a few weeks about the GPI/Ebay/China radiators before pulling the trigger. I really like sticking with OEM whenever sensible, but everything I heard/read about these seemed to be pretty positive. Aftermarket hoses all lined up, mounts

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Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/11/2017 11:07 AM

Next up was repairing the swingarm where the chain had wore through the guide, probably in 2007, and hadn't been replaced. It's not pretty, but the guy offered to weld it for free so I went with it. I used a dremel to grind it back just enough so the

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Added reply in a thread 2006 CR125 Budget Frame Up Rebuild 4/11/2017 10:17 AM

I tallied up the parts to rebuild the motor and all the JB Welded spots on the cases and decided it would be cheaper to buy a used motor which is actually not too hard to find. Picked up this beauty with carb, CDI, wiring harness, two new clutches, and

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