Added reply in a thread Need advice on crank install Yz250f 3/28/2017 1:16 AM

That is also something to consider, getting the crank centered.

Added reply in a thread Need advice on crank install Yz250f 3/28/2017 1:14 AM

By heat cycles, do you mean running the engine to operating temperature? If so, I was thinking that to, the bearings will self-align.

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/27/2017 1:54 PM

You will find it at 24MX, pro works is the manufacturer.

Started new thread Need advice on crank install Yz250f 3/27/2017 1:09 PM

So I'm about to put the cases together, but one thing that has stuck on my mind is that the crank don't slip in to the new bearings with ease (the old ones did). I made a puller and pushed the crank in to one side, but if i do the same on the other side

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/26/2017 11:32 AM

Pro Works engine stand, really worth the 30$ i payed for it! Had my doubts before i tried it, but it was very useful.

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/21/2017 7:05 AM

Put the outer fork legs in a lathe, a 5-minute-job I thought...... not so. First I needed to use real coarse sand paper, then finished of with wet 400 grit paper. Really good anodized from the factory obviously! Now they are of to be black

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Added reply in a thread 2015 YZ250 Build 3/18/2017 4:26 AM

Ok, thanks for the input! What will the result be if you do it on old tubes? Does the dlc not last or is it just that the surface will uneven like it was before?

Added reply in a thread 2015 YZ250 Build 3/18/2017 2:03 AM

Very nice! I'm thinking about to send my tubes and shock piston to dlc, do they require a certain surface prior to dlc? I have a few small pits and scratches on the tubes and some rust on the bottom of the shock piston (not on the part that travels trough ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/16/2017 2:21 PM

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/16/2017 2:20 PM

These 2 showed up on the internet for good money, so i couldn't resist. It's so addictive buying stuff, and it's so hard to draw a line ..... you simply "need" all the things that is out there, otherwise it doesn't feel like you built it to what you ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/13/2017 4:08 PM

I really appreciate your input here, last thing I could handle would be an totaled engine. I'm gonna have a look at that cage and see what can be done to make it safe! Thanks again

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/13/2017 4:03 PM

Thanks, and what a good job you did on that bike! Good to see how the anodizing will turn out on different materials

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/11/2017 12:34 AM

It probably won't hold up for much, but I'm going to wrap both covers with some transparent protection. Does anyone have any experience in hard-anodizing the aluminum parts on the bike? I'm going to do all the parts, master cylinders/calipers/ triple ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 3/8/2017 1:36 PM

Got the garage cleaned up throughly prior to the engine build, so now i have installed a few seals and are about to push the bearings in place. One thing that i noticed was that all bearings were marked either Taiwan or Korea, these are hotrod and maybe

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/23/2017 6:50 AM

Also got the crank finished, and i have all new bearings and seals so now it's time to assembly

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/23/2017 6:41 AM

My candy-red vision didn't get approved by my wallet, but i found a color at the paint shop that i liked so I just went with it:

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/23/2017 6:34 AM

That was some write-up, thanks

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/22/2017 1:34 AM

I think i have read about your bike, and that was one of the inspirations to my build. The 450 is just to much and a stock 250 is too mellow, i hope this will be a screamer with a little 2-stroke character

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/18/2017 2:26 AM

Spent the evening masking and sandblasting, very time consuming (more than i estimated)

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 2/17/2017 11:24 PM

That thought crossed my mind, totally red wheels and totally black bike. But I'll save that for the next build.