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Added reply in a thread I have an obsession with before and afters Rebuilds post yours. 10/26/2014 1:36 AM

The air filter was layered with grime; No idea how it even started. But yeah, remove all the graphics except for the shrouds and stuck some spare fender graphics I had lying around. It's a '02 model and besides being hard to start, it's a fun bike.

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Added reply in a thread I have an obsession with before and afters Rebuilds post yours. 10/25/2014 11:02 PM

The only thing wrong with it was a kinked timing chain (due to failed tensioner). Was a budget build though, so I used cheapy parts and stuff around the garage. The Tusk gaskets on the head are crappy so I need to replacement with ... more »

Added reply in a thread locking up spare bikes 10/16/2014 12:41 AM

If you can't do any of the suggestions above, just drag along a wife/daughter/friend to sit in the car and mind the bike. Helps to park in a way (once you've unloaded your bike you're gonna ride) so a would-be thief can't simply roll the bike off. If ... more »

Added reply in a thread CR125 Transmission is hard to turn, crankcases seems difficult to get together. 9/24/2014 6:58 AM

So I found out the problem; Nothing wrong with Wiseco (i think, at this point). What happened was, this was the first bike I ever rebuilt. And when I rebuilt it I did two wrong things. Obviously the first thing wasn't replacing the crank but funds were ... more »

Added reply in a thread making a 125 fast 9/24/2014 6:48 AM

If you're on the chunky side of things, lose 10 kg. On my clapped out 98 CR125 I was still neck and neck with my friends new (at the time) YZ125 (2011). He was a bit heavier than I was though.

Added reply in a thread CR125 Transmission is hard to turn, crankcases seems difficult to get together. 9/16/2014 1:25 AM

I removed the main bearings again so I'll reseat the tomorrow. Hopefully that will work. I'm at my uncles place so I don't have my heat gun (or a mates blowtorch) to heat up the case half. Anyone know what a safe temperature in the oven is?

Started new thread CR125 Transmission is hard to turn, crankcases seems difficult to get together. 9/15/2014 11:33 PM

So I finally started to put my 125 motor back together and ran into a problem in the early stages. First I'll tell you what I did; All of the engine is ok, except the crank but I bought a Wiseco bottom end kit so I decided to swap out the main bearings ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Champions. Entire pro career on one brand. 8/29/2014 5:21 AM

He rode Yamaha when he first went Pro, and a brief stint at Suzuki before going back to Honda's. Pastrana always raced on Suzuki professionally and through most of his amateurs, but I believe he did ride some Yamaha bikes at one point very early on.

Added reply in a thread CRF 450 2009 8/16/2014 2:16 AM

You can let it sit without oil until you fix it, and put a helicoil or timesert to replace the thread. Used a helicoil to fix stripped threads in an engine case before, no problems.

Added reply in a thread Securing valuables at the track? 7/31/2014 1:22 AM

I've never had a problem with theft, but I usually keep everything inside the car and hide my phone and wallet somewhere. Aussies are pretty good people though. Once time our camp blew away in the wind and we came back to people setting it up for us ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda - don't win Sunday, still sell Monday 7/27/2014 9:03 PM

Just because they don't win championships doesn't mean they're not good bikes. I rode a 2013 CRF450 earlier in the year and it probably was the best (albeit newest) bike I've ridden. Plus, IMO, Honda have very easy engines to work on and parts are easily ... more »

Added reply in a thread Air Forks, Not Happy 6/28/2014 6:03 PM

Had that happen with regular forks. Use a fork block next time.

Added reply in a thread Which VitalMX Member Are You? Take the QUIZ 6/19/2014 6:19 AM

Got 90% Peelout. I'm more Peelout than Peelout is.

Started new thread Replacement rider for Team Honda? 6/16/2014 2:45 AM

Anyone gonna replace Barcia at Honda? R. Mac perhaps?

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Started new thread Flex hone sizing, how precise does it need to be? 5/31/2014 8:39 PM

So I have a cylinder that has some carbon build up near the bottom (where the rings don't go) and I'd like to remove the glaze on the cylinder walls also. The cylinder has a nominal bore of 83mm, but the 83mm flex hone I've found on eBay is also listed ... more »

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Added reply in a thread What did DeCoster think of TP? 5/8/2014 3:30 AM

Everyone says TP should have focused more when most (not all) of his injuries were from MX/SX or training (not doing random stunts or FMX). And he had Carmichael and Reed to battle against so there was never any point racing when you weren't at your ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many RM's Has Pastrana Used 5/6/2014 1:23 AM

He was a factory rider back then. Plus, they still made them at that point. Last time I looked into it, he leased his bikes from Suzuki so I'm not sure if he has stockpiled them. Some of his RMs have been 125s as well.

Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/4/2014 1:29 AM

Well the next thing I'm thinking of doing is removing the fly wheel and doing exactly that (and install the spare fly wheel, even though I have no idea how it would stop "working"). The thing is though, I had the engine completely apart when I rebuilt ... more »

Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/3/2014 9:16 AM

No idea, there was no debris of any kind inside the cover. Also, the bit of metal is stuck onto the stator (not held in by oil etc).

Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/3/2014 1:29 AM

As you can see, it looks a bit stuffed. Not sure if that has any effect on it, but doesn't look good. I guess I'll try and fix the old one and if that doesn't work, buy a new one. ... more »