Added reply in a thread Engine Rebuild 8/3/2020 9:56 PM

Well, honestly, my recommendation is that if you have at least basic skills, which you do, is to get a manual and do it yourself. I bought a bike in boxes like that once and it was a little daunting at first but honestly, it wasn't that hard. It's just ... more »

Started new thread Water in oil questions 8/3/2020 9:08 PM

Working on my KTM 640, which is the old LC4 motor. It's been sitting for a little bit and when checking the oil, it was milky. No oil in the radiator. Well, actually, the water level was so low that I couldn't see it but when I did fill the radiator, ... more »

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Added reply in a thread YZ250 Shift Shaft replacement - '06 2-stroke 8/1/2020 9:16 PM

How did you break that, just out of curiosity?

Added reply in a thread Your air filter cleaning technique 7/31/2020 9:48 PM

I use No Toil and will clean a batch. Get all the major dirt out in a bucket and then toss in the washing machine. I use the Rim Grease. I wrap a plastic bag around the filter both when taking it out and putting it in. Prevents the oil from wiping along

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Added reply in a thread First race you ever attended or raced 7/30/2020 9:05 PM

1970 Baja 1,000. Called the NORRA 1,000 at the time. I would have been 6. First time racing would have been 1974, I think. XR-75 at a local track. Rubber band start!!!! Foam knee pads and construction boots. Electrical tape stripes on my helmet. Got ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barndominiums 7/30/2020 5:53 PM

Man, these are my dream homes. I didn't realize they were a thing. It's just always been on my list for when I when the lottery.

Added reply in a thread Moto customer service in covid era 7/29/2020 9:27 PM

Yep. Gotta lotta friends in the hotel/bar/restaurant industry and it's just insane trying to do quality service what with staffing issues, supply chain problems, safety protocols. Applebee's is the new Michelin two star.

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Added reply in a thread Moto customer service in covid era 7/29/2020 5:13 PM

Yeah, my experience is that a lot of businesses across the board are trying their best but things are just whacked all over. Short staffed for any number of legit reasons. We're all just trying to get through this shit.

Added reply in a thread Superstition? 7/26/2020 8:06 PM

Never, never, EVER say "One more moto" or "Just a couple more laps" or anything similar. Never. Guaranteed yard sale.

Added reply in a thread HE AIN'T NORMAL 7/26/2020 6:54 PM

"I will not. Be. Angry." "Abby Someone" "Abby Someone . . . Abby who?" "Abby Normal"

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Added reply in a thread HE AIN'T NORMAL 7/26/2020 6:51 PM

O...M...F...G.....

Added reply in a thread New 2020 Kaw 450 runs HOT 7/20/2020 8:33 PM

WHOA!!! Now that's toasty!!! ^^^^^^

Added reply in a thread Do you own fork seals and take it to the shop 7/16/2020 7:44 PM

Yep, sure do. Just picked up this groovy seal driver from Factory Wrench, as a matter of fact. Covers my sizes and I dig the magnets that hold the halves together.

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Added reply in a thread YZ144 Big Bore Kit 7/16/2020 6:46 PM

I'm not claiming to be a 144 expert but, assuming we are talking about the Athena kit, I spent some time recently rebuilding my nephew's 144. I have found that you will need to spend some time dialing in the jetting. It's funny- searching around I see ... more »

Added reply in a thread Blue pipe 7/14/2020 7:25 PM

Pete, Falcon, Dan and Seth - thank you for the feedback!!

Added reply in a thread Blue pipe 7/13/2020 9:04 PM

Plug and piston.

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Started new thread Blue pipe 7/13/2020 8:53 PM

I rebuilt the nephew's YZ144 recently and have been dialing it in. Running VP110/pump mixed with K2 40:1. Playing around with the jetting and kinda going a little on the fat side with a 440 or 450 main. Piston top and underside look great. No signs of

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Added reply in a thread NoToil as a filter oil? 7/12/2020 9:10 PM

Dang, meant to throw this out there. Cool little tip no matter which oil you use. Run a strip of tape over the top of the filter where it meets the airbox. Then peel it off before you pull the dirty filter. Eliminates that crust at the top edge that

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Added reply in a thread Foaming handlebars??? 7/11/2020 8:54 PM

Not a Barsnake but I did fill some bars with silicone on a KX500 back when. Seemed to help a little bit.