Added reply in a thread 1992 CR 125 Restoration: Photo shoot in my garage P.6 11/29/2018 7:20 PM

Great job on the build!

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 11/16/2018 2:33 PM

Got the new VForce3 reed cage. Its different than what I had, but this is a two petal system which I already have replacement petals for. Its all installed and ready for action. Once the weather gets warmer I'll do another start and idle vid to compare

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 11/11/2018 3:17 PM

What does tickover mean? In other news, I ordered some replacement V-Force reeds for my awesome V-Force reed block. Apparently I got the wrong V-Force reeds as the ones I ordered are two petal, but I have a three petal reed loaded up in my block. However,

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/23/2018 8:02 PM

My buddy came by yesterday and interrupted my lawn mowing, so I took the opportunity to let him ride the 500, and I also got out my "classic" 2002 YZ250F that I recently restored. We boogied around a bit, trading back and forth between bikes. I am convinced ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/21/2018 8:14 PM

Thanks. As far as I know Evo is still selling this stuff. The seat cover came from Ceet though. I finally took it for a ride tonight. Its a little finicky to start, and it gives a hellish snort out of the exhaust once every few kicks. Overall it rode ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm 10/19/2018 9:56 AM

They make those 2 stroke scented candles. This would be the optimal time to fire one up

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm 10/19/2018 9:18 AM

Oh yeah! Fully agree!

Added reply in a thread 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm 10/19/2018 9:00 AM

Well, there was 2011 too. His DV12 prepped YZ250 made 54HP. While Windham’s DNF was unusual, it wasn’t nearly as unusual as the #986 bike of Cedric Soubeyras who lined up for one of the early qualifier sessions. What made the MotoConcepts rider ... more »
Added reply in a thread Bad news on Alta 10/18/2018 2:48 PM

So a florida based purchaser?

Added reply in a thread Bad news on Alta 10/18/2018 10:14 AM

The interest is obviously there, but they are just too expensive. Couple that with a segment the most everyone was sitting around and waiting to see if something like this would happen or not, and there is your answer. I signed up for some demo days, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rebuild crank or buy new Oem? 10/17/2018 2:44 PM

I would rebuild it.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/16/2018 2:36 PM

Thanks for that. I did notice some slide wear. Not insane, but noticable. And I did buy new cables. One thing I forgot about is the reeds were long in the tooth with a tiny chip on one of the corners. I suppose that is not helping. My plan is to keep ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/16/2018 8:07 AM

Any 500R guru's feel free to comment on how this bike revs in the video. It sounds like the rpms hang a bit to me. I didn't have a lot of fuel in the tank, and also this bike has a sizeable flywheel weight, so I'm not sure how it should sound, but it ... more »

Added reply in a thread My off-season project... Kawasaki BX 200 10/16/2018 7:30 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/15/2018 2:52 PM

Thank you!

Added reply in a thread 1998 YZ250 budget build (my first smoker) 10/15/2018 12:57 PM

Once you attach the star gear thingy to the drum, you will be able to use it to find neutral since there is an obvious detent. Not that I think it really matters though. I don't know what would prevent you from assembling it with any of the gears engaged. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Full restore/build 2006 RM250 10/15/2018 8:55 AM

I concur on the yellow frame. It's hard to pull that off. I tried a white frame a long time ago and had little hope of it looking good, but ended up liking it quite a bit:

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Added reply in a thread Garage/Shop Setup 10/15/2018 8:45 AM

We've got a two car garage with one side that sticks out 10 feet longer. This is where I do most of my work.

Added reply in a thread Full restore/build 2006 RM250 10/15/2018 6:52 AM

Very nice looking. I like the graphics and color combo. How does it run?

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 10/14/2018 6:19 PM

Its 99% done now. I need a chain roller and a few other minor things before I can ride it, but she started up and it held all its fluids.

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