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Added reply in a thread And they say that 4 strokes are hard to start... 4/9/2014 7:25 AM

I never had trouble starting my CRF450 cold (unless it was either bad fuel or sparkplug). Once hot though, it's usually not keen to start too easy.

Started new thread RHS Balancer bearing "loose" inside engine case - CRF450 3/21/2014 4:48 AM

So I rebuilt the engine of my CRF450 (bought it broken, never ran it) and it runs perfectly. The current problem I have is a coolant seal leak which I have narrowed down to the fact the balancer bearing on the right engine crank case sits loosely inside ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How to NOT remove KTM 't-piece' 2/21/2014 6:01 PM

Why would you strip down a brand new bike that far? Judging by the destroyed part, I think it's unlikely you're a race shop!

Added reply in a thread Kick ass two strokes! 1/12/2014 11:40 PM

It's made out of mild stainless steel and I have no idea what they use to weld it, but I'm betting a TIG welder. Each pipe is hand made, but a set of pipes is only ~$650, sometimes cheaper depending which bike you want. Considering an FMF pipe is smaller ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kick ass two strokes! 1/9/2014 5:49 PM

It's actually a MC18. Tyga Performance are developing some new pipes for the NSR250, and their 300cc kit as well. I've been bugging them to make more for ages.

Added reply in a thread Crf50 or pw50 for little one to start on 12/30/2013 1:33 AM

They're pretty much the same. I'd get a CRF50 simply due to the fact it will be easier to sell. Or, you can get a set of high bars and keep it as a fun bike for the backyard.

Added reply in a thread Anyone picked up the latest 2 stroke Honda trail bike? 12/23/2013 8:42 PM

The unfortunate thing about the NSRs (especially the MC16 and MC18 models, not so much the MC21 and MC28) is that new OEM parts are extremely hard to find. Honda has stopped producing many parts. Low mileage cranks can fetch up to $1000 alone. Of course

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Added reply in a thread Anyone picked up the latest 2 stroke Honda trail bike? 12/23/2013 8:18 PM

The black one in the background is my every day bike, a CBR250RR MC22. The handlebar in the bottom right corner belongs to my NSR250R MC18. The red rear fender is my '98 CR125 (which currently has a blown bottom end). And not pictured is a '02 CRF450 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone picked up the latest 2 stroke Honda trail bike? 12/23/2013 6:26 PM

The cool thing about the tank is it is made from steel, not plastic. Funnily enough, the CRM shares a lot of parts with the XR400 and XR250 which is good because finding parts for this bike is a bit tricky. Actually, finding parts for bikes not released ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone picked up the latest 2 stroke Honda trail bike? 12/23/2013 6:24 PM

From what I can tell, yes.And I noticed the brake line too. The brakes will be bled so I'll swap it over then.

Started new thread Anyone picked up the latest 2 stroke Honda trail bike? 12/23/2013 3:03 PM

Because I did the other day! A 1999 CRM250 - Honda's last go with a 2 stroke trail bike before calling it quits. It's oil injected (although the previous owner has disabled that) with a computer just for the oil injection. It also came with a Pro Circuit

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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

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 »

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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 »