So the engine in my CR125 only has 4 hours on it and one of the bolts inside the stator area came loose (the long one on the bottom) and bounced around inside, damaging the pick up on the fly wheel. Everything else looked in check, so I went and bought ... more »
Added reply in a thread G rich can't kick it... 11/29/2013 4:41 PM
My friends '85 CR500 is a menace to start. I think you just need some weight on you. Ironically though, I'm the only one that can successfully bump start it (has to be a sealed road mind you). All attempts to kickstart it have met with failure, except ... more »
Added reply in a thread Pastranaland 11/27/2013 2:01 AM
He gave it quite a few solid goes between 02-05. I only wished he concentrated on being healthy for motocross, not supercross but I guess the latter is where you make the most money. I think he would have excelled at offroad racing more than anything. ... more »
Added reply in a thread CR125 now has a knocking noise after fly wheel damage 11/5/2013 10:43 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JCgwXT9Aho Near the end it's easiest to hear. I'm considering taking the top end off, but the gaskets are only 4-5 hours old which is annoying since they're practically new still.
Added reply in a thread CR125 now has a knocking noise after fly wheel damage 11/5/2013 10:06 PM
I took the whole stator assembly off to check for any play in the crank and there is none. I was slowly kicking over the engine those by hand and noticed even more odd noises, like something is grinding/scraping/hitting something. I'm uploading a video ... more »
Started new thread CR125 now has a knocking noise after fly wheel damage 11/5/2013 7:29 PM
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Added reply in a thread For You 2-stroke Nuts 7/30/2013 2:40 AM
Unless it's a press release, I don't ever expect Honda to release 2 strokes again. Even their small hedge trimmers and such are 4 stroke machines. And this is coming from a Honda nut! They do have the tech to do fuel injection though and have built the ... more »
Added reply in a thread What do Reed, Alessi, Brayton, Grant, Hahn, Hansen, & Lawrence have in common? 7/25/2013 7:34 PM
Actually, only Lawrence (for obvious reasons) hasn't been on a factory team within the last 5 years.
Added reply in a thread Rm125 wont idle. 7/2/2013 2:54 AM
How long are you trying to make it idle for? Or how long does it idle for at the moment? A 125 at most should idle for 10 seconds or less. Some riders don't even set their bikes to idle. Basically, a 125 should be WOT or turned off. Go watch any small ... more »
Added reply in a thread Helmet Life? 7/1/2013 5:53 AM
3-5 years I read. The concern is that the helmet foam degrades or something. I'm pretty sure the helmet "life" is mostly to remove an liability that manufacturers have on their products. Like, a 10 year old helmet with no major impacts will probably ... more »
Added reply in a thread Bike help 6/29/2013 7:31 PM
I have an 02 CRF450 which I recently rebuilt. You should probably change the chain tensioner if you buy it as they seem to be the only things that fail (or don't get replaced). I rode it for the first time this weekend and it was heaps of fun. My only
Added reply in a thread Moto X & Adaptive X are back at The X-Games in L.A. 6/27/2013 7:40 PM
X Games could probably get a crap ton of viewers with a kids race. Often they're as exciting, if not more, than the Pro races. Also, a 2 stroke only race would be sure to generate some talk. If anything I'd expect X Games to see these marketing opportunities. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Setting a manual cam chain tensioner? (CRF450) 6/26/2013 5:01 PM
I've watched that and read a few videos and the bike sounds alright, just a bit off when the revs go up. I was hoping someone might just have a base measurement on how far it goes in but I guess I'll remove it and see how it compares to the old one.
Started new thread Setting a manual cam chain tensioner? (CRF450) 6/25/2013 12:05 AM
I bought the bike in a non-working state and found the only thing wrong with it was an automatic chain tensioner. Nonetheless I rebuilt the whole thing and the bike runs perfectly. There seems to be some engine noise from the top end/head of the engine ... more »
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Added reply in a thread kx 250 Kickback on startup breaking kick start shaft 6/23/2013 9:07 PM
KX250? I've only even gotten slight kickback on 2 strokes (barely enough to even feel it). The only KX250 I've worked on (1992 model) was a bitch to start and never seemed to behave like a normal bike. Only my high comp 4t pit bike had issues with kickback. ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2015 YZ300? 6/23/2013 9:03 PM
I agree. What kinds of bikes are they talking about? Since these figures are for hare scrambles, it's of no surprise to see a) a high number of KTM bikes and b) high 2 stroke figures.
Added reply in a thread savatgy = Redbull KTM 2014 6/23/2013 12:40 AM
Pastrana and Dungey have been DeCoster's past 'projects'. Some success with Pastrana and multiple premier titles with Dungey.
Added reply in a thread KTM DI 2 Stroke - not yet 6/23/2013 12:37 AM
Wouldn't the only difference with fuel injection be some throttle bodies on the intake instead of a carburetor (and maybe a sensor in the pipe)? I've worked on road bikes with FI and taking the throttle bodies off was easy as. Just a couple of wires ... more »
Added reply in a thread Jake Canada and MotoConcepts part ways.. 6/20/2013 5:46 AM
They don't have the resources to nab any good riders so there time is limited anyway. They have Alessi but he sucks at Supercross which is where the big money is.
Added reply in a thread Aussie SX to be aired globally this year 6/20/2013 5:44 AM
Privateer: Someone who actually owns the bike they race on.
Added reply in a thread 1985 strikes back at LL quali 6/17/2013 7:14 PM
He said he YZ125 is broken (must be pretty bad if it's cheaper to run the '85 Honda) and the CRF wasn't his. The guy seems very genuine and I admire his commitment to racing. How many racers would run an old bike like that?