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Added reply in a thread Just picked up a kx 125, what do you guys think? 2/24/2015 10:11 AM

Looks like a new bike to me... Nice score, but is that really Old School??? OTOH, I guess I'm just being cranky. It's a two stroke and we need to support our fellow oil burners. That is a sweet ride.

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 2/4/2015 9:45 AM

That's definitely it. Thanks! Only problem is I don't have a cool WB sticker that says "Monoshocks" underneath. Actually haven't seen one before, but now I see it in the old school picture too.

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 2/4/2015 7:49 AM

Yeah, the LOP YZ125 pic that I posted on PG1 shows a WB sticker on the rez. Guess I'll change the sticker over to be period correct lol!

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 2/4/2015 6:20 AM

LWC307: Does this rez look familiar to you? Thanks for the post by the way. Maybe it's a LUFT after all?

Added reply in a thread Best throttle 1/5/2015 7:13 AM

Just to be sure... Like this one? Looks good to me... Thanks! Just wondering about free length of the cable itself. I've had to cut down the sheath a few times to make things work...

Added reply in a thread Best throttle 1/5/2015 6:49 AM

I'm intrigued by the Domino Throttle mention. The Whirlpool stocker on my '82 YZ125 is in pieces. Not worth $$$ rebuilding for a racer. I googled the Domino KTM and see there are a bunch to choose from including different designs. I think I like the

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Added reply in a thread Name The Track 12/29/2014 11:40 AM

Pretty cool that you got to walk the old track! I would be on the hunt for pieces and parts hidden in the leaves lol! Looks like the starting gate would be about the same location as the building on the left looking south.

Added reply in a thread 1982 Yamaha YZ60 12/22/2014 6:47 AM

I love the yellow Shorties. I've got a pair on my '79 YZ125 too. Nice work on the resto. Next time you're at the hardware store, pick up some liquid electrical tape. You can paint the area where the ignition wires come out of the case. That red is what ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 12/19/2014 7:25 AM

I eliminated the spacer on my shock during rebuild. It's got travel now!

Also running '79 forks and triples... The spacer that needs eliminated is just below the adjustable wrench in the pic below. That's the only difference between ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gyro Gearloose 12/17/2014 4:40 PM

Agreed, $140 is a screamin deal for a trick scoop. I wonder how durable it is. More than the plastic stocker? I've dumped my 490 on the left side more times than I can count, but the scoop hasn't gotten torn off like I expected.

Added reply in a thread Gyro Gearloose 12/17/2014 1:02 PM

I can't ride my 490 fast enough for the scoop to make a difference. But I keep it on there "for looks" hahaha

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 12/17/2014 7:42 AM

Interesting. Although I'm glad it's not something I have to worry about now. Sorry to hear about your career ending ride. YamaHOP suspension was a real problem back then. I don't recall of it was a packing issue or just because nobody had figured out ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 12/17/2014 7:00 AM

How was the '78 shock better than the '79?

Added reply in a thread YZ125 1979 Race build 12/16/2014 5:20 AM

Thanks MD! Yeah, I'll keep her around for permanent. I've got a lot into her, mostly labor, but all that I've done can't be appreciated as much by anyone else but me. A true labor of love. Great bike. Can't wait to dig into the motor in a couple months. ... more »

Added reply in a thread paint removal? 12/5/2014 9:39 AM

Laquer thinner works great too. Make sure to do a test spot first though. It shouldn't harm plastics or anodizing, but may take off factory paint.

Added reply in a thread 1980 Yamaha YZ175... 11/28/2014 11:47 PM

Awwwe, That sort of sucks SBH. I just took another look at the YZ125J and I really like the ergo's. I can't wait to start building it with my stepson and go racing with him. I do really like my '78 YZ125 for ergo's too though. Just realy different bikes... ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1980 Yamaha YZ175... 11/28/2014 11:58 AM

I hadn't thought about EXH port bias. The '81 is side port. But in '82 they switched to Center Port and kept it thru '84. '85 is when they stroked it from 50 to 57mm. Bore x Stroke 1982 YZ125: 56 x 50mm '8~ '84 IT175: 66 x 50mm IT200: 66 x 57mm Looks ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1980 Yamaha YZ175... 11/28/2014 8:02 AM

Maybe I had it backwards... I will have to do more research. My '82 that I'm thinking about converting to an air cooled 175.. I was thinking that I'd have to swap cranks for longer stroke, and top ends for air cooling. If I can use the same crank, that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1980 Yamaha YZ175... 11/24/2014 2:25 AM

The 175 is basically a 125 motor stroked (same bore). Then the 200 is the 175 motor bored (same stroke). IIRC. EDIT (this is wrong and has been corrected below) Thanks SBH!

Added reply in a thread 1982 Yamaha YZ60 11/19/2014 5:11 PM

It's never too late to have a happy childhood! I'll founda vid of me a few years ago riding it. Can't even get into the powerband. But it's got OK low end for a mini. http://youtu.be/TML6GY5aiCM http://youtu.be/TML6GY5aiCM