Added reply in a thread 2002 YZ250F Restoration 1/10/2021 4:54 PM

I just kicked and started it. Oh and the new tusk clutch without judder spring fixed it right up. Clutch works perfect now. On a side note...I let the bike sit for over 6 months and recently tried to start it. It was a non starting whore. 300 kicks and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 1/10/2021 4:16 PM

Ive been ordering parts and have nearly everything I need. Before stripping it down, I wanted a footpeg solution. In an effort to save money i found some old footpegs laying around the garage that had extensions on them. I zipped the extensions off and

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Engine Video Complete) 12/20/2020 10:28 AM

That is great news! I personally don't know why nobody has offered a rebuild service. For instance, send in your old valve, machine the gears from the shaft, press new gears and pin them or something. It is usually only the teeth that fail on these KIPS ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Engine Video Complete) 12/10/2020 10:03 AM

Great video! My girls got a kick out of it and asked to watch again.

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Micah
Added reply in a thread Big Gun (big bore)#1 11/13/2020 12:43 PM

Resurrecting an old thread....I had a question on the YZ 465-490 connecting rod. If the rod fits aside from being 5mm longer, could this be utilized along with a 5mm spacer under the jug? Micah

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 11/10/2020 12:38 PM

Its been almost 2 years since I last posted in this thread. In that time, the bike has basically just sat in the garage. I would fire it up once in awhile to boot around the yard, but nothing major. This past weekend I had a chance to go to an offroad ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 10/24/2020 6:51 PM

I was able to get the seat foam and cover mounted finally. This was by far one of the most challenging covers I have ever done. It must be due to the fact that there is a tank protector now, yet there is no pan under that section to pull it tight. I

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 10/23/2020 5:58 AM

Agreed on the newer style seat foam! Speaking of, I attempted to mount the seat foam and cover last night but forgot about a couple seat repairs. The seat bracket mounts to a couple flimsy (and trashed) tabs that reside inside the seat pan. I took some

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 10/17/2020 7:11 PM

Back with the grinder and welder. I ended up cutting the tops of each subframe rail and moving them down almost 2 inches! My welding and grinding was adequate. I think its strong enough for my needs...plus reinforced with the 1/2 rods in each tube so

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 10/12/2020 5:34 PM

I ran a 1/2 bar in each frame rail, used a torch and straightened the subframe. I got it pretty well lined up and installed the seatpan, foam and fender to have a look. Yeah I would say it is still pretty tweaked. I know the ergonomic are whack, but

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Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 10/10/2020 5:13 PM

First batch of parts. Picked up some plastic and also a seat foam and cover. This is the safety seat foam, which goes up on the tank a bit. I figured it would be best to mock up the seat, plastic, airbox, etc... because I'm confident that my seat rails

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 10/10/2020 5:05 PM

I took advantage of the nice weather to roll the bike outside and tackle the graphics. I had to cut the larger graphic in half and really didnt want to screw it up.

Here is a walk around that shows it off a little better. Getting ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 10/4/2020 5:39 PM

Got the forks installed, gaurds installed, new front brake pads, air filter back on and suddenly I thought it was ready to fire up. Last thing to do was to change the oil. Found out I cant get my front skid plate bolts out with the pipe installed. So

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 10/3/2020 10:24 PM

Finally got the WP oil seals and dust boots.

Here are some of the fork components. The part with a zippy tie around it is an old broken bottom-out bumper. These were busted up on both forks. I replaced them with those red polyurethane tie rod ... more »
Added reply in a thread Stiffie Brand YZ250 in the works 10/1/2020 1:32 PM

Did you pull it straight out...did it put up a fight? Curious, I'm getting ready to go through that myself. Micah

Added reply in a thread Stiffie Brand YZ250 in the works 9/30/2020 2:11 PM

Sweet build! What's the story on the gas tank boss extraction? I'm interested in what you did there. Micah

Added reply in a thread Show me your 1989 KX125'S 9/28/2020 12:25 PM

These are the only two pics I have of my old 1989 Kx125 (circa 2007). It was pretty much stock. Paid $700 for it with a shot water pump. Rebuilt that and rode it trouble free except for the fact that one of the subport power valves ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 9/24/2020 5:40 PM

I did not take off the fork lugs. I would think that they unthread...with the use of heat. As for the shock reservoir, it unthreads. If you go to my youtube channel I did a video showing the tool i made from an angle grinder spanner wrench. Micah

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 9/24/2020 6:15 AM

Thanks for that tip. I dont know how the Chinese spring can cause the slide to get stuck though. The cap needs to compress the spring before it can even be threaded. Also, have you noticed inaccuracies between the same size jets chinese vs keihin?

Added reply in a thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 9/24/2020 6:13 AM

They are drilled "black tape covering them." The drilling profile looks very nice too.