Added reply in a thread 1994 CR500 restoration 10/21/2017 5:34 PM

Well done!

Added reply in a thread 1989 kx 250 tear down / build finished! I"m a Tool... 10/21/2017 4:57 PM

Smooth out any deep gouges or digs the best You can with a razor blade, then just wet sand with soapy water, like dawn dish soap, the soap helps keep the sandpaper clean as you sand. There is no ez method to bringing back a faded dull plastic tank, it's ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 kx 250 tear down / build finished! I"m a Tool... 10/21/2017 1:01 PM

Thanks Markee, My powdercoat shop does so many bikes, he knew the correct KX green by memory...I did not record the actual code....The plating shop I use is located in Amstardam N.Y. The shop name is Rayco. I stumbled upon them by accident, as I did ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1992 KX500 10/20/2017 2:57 PM

Nice work on that pipe.....looking like some Ktm parts there.....

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/20/2017 11:43 AM

Thanks, I"ll look into that....

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/18/2017 4:14 AM

Thanks for the tip Cvm....the seals, screws, filler plug are all old parts just used for refinishing....in another lifetime I was a pretty good automotive painter....trying not to get too carried away with this build...but I do have a good amount of ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/17/2017 2:14 PM

Popped in the last few case bearings today, bottom end all prepped for

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Added reply in a thread 1981 rm 250 slow build thread 10/17/2017 2:07 PM

Oem pipe, dents removed the best I could, sandblasted, sanded down, blued welds, high temp clear coat paint. Been putting time into the gas tank, wet sanding with various grades, still have long way to go on the tank, graphics will cover most of the

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Added reply in a thread Y'all are a bunch of cynics 10/16/2017 4:36 AM

Fell asleep within 20 minutes... Did I miss the " how to pull a tear off segment"

Added reply in a thread Poll: Frame blasting & Powder coating cost 10/16/2017 4:15 AM

100.00-125.00 for sandblasting & powdercoat. I always bring a few other items just to be sandblasted, like pipes ect. I have done my own blasting & painting of frames in the past, PITA .....gladly pay the cost for someone else to do it....

Added reply in a thread 2017 KTM 250sx keeps fouling plugs 10/16/2017 4:09 AM

Go to next leaner pilot jet, maybe even 2nd leaner pilot... These bikes not really setup to be ideling around much, clean it out when warm by holding throttle open more often....if all your doing is trail riding the XC should have been your bike

Added reply in a thread 2014 Kx450f/Kx500 conversion 10/13/2017 6:07 PM

Well done.... What's it like to ride?

Added reply in a thread CRF250 Stripped oil drain bolt. 10/13/2017 5:41 PM

been there on 450 Honda , side drain bolt under the shifter. Made a thread chaser out of a same size new bolt, ran it & out with grease on it a few times, used another new Honda bolt that was about 4 mm longer, there were deeper threads within the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/13/2017 5:39 AM

My 88 cylinder is sleeved, it needed a piston replaced as cylinder was scored. when I rebuilt it I could have taken it to the next oversize piston, likely requiring exhaust valves needing to be cut back. since I"m no expert on looking to see if the sleeve ... more »

Added reply in a thread 88 RM250 Cylinder Bore Question 10/11/2017 5:25 AM

If you are considering boring an 88 rm cylinder it must have been sleeved at one time... You will want to send it to a qualified cylinder repair shop...millinium or Powersealusa. They will tell you if the sleeve is installed correctly & how to proceed. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dowel pin will NOT come out!!! 10/11/2017 5:06 AM

Do the next guy a favor & put a dab of grease or anti seize on the pin ends...

Added reply in a thread My budget RM250 build (and how to cut out a swingarm bolt from Hell) 10/6/2017 5:43 PM

That's a good idea...

Added reply in a thread 1989 kx 250 tear down / build finished! I"m a Tool... 10/6/2017 5:35 PM

I believe the 88 & 89 cylinders & powervalve parts all interchange the 88 & 89"s share many engine & chassis parts....how bad is your cylinder? Companies like Millenium & Powersealusa can work wonders on damaged cylinders. I have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Covington Torn ACL 10/3/2017 10:12 AM

Gutted for team USA, ACL surgery & rehab suck big time. ...biggest disappointment for me is Team Honda....2 dnf"s ? From the maker of some of the best built & reliable bikes ever....whoever is in charge of Hondas program should think about moving ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shift Shaft splines repair.... 10/3/2017 9:56 AM

Have you tried searching eBay for new or used shaft? Once the splines are toast, usually need new shaft to fix problem correctly.....I"m always shocked at what I can locate new Oem for older Suzukis ...