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Reply to HPI Ignition Systems 5/26/2020 11:13 AM

It’s been working great! Absolutely no issues.

Reply to Possible solution to bubbling stickers on plastic gas tanks 4/11/2020 3:36 PM

So, today is April 11th. 17 days later and still no bubbling. I think it’s working!

Reply to Possible solution to bubbling stickers on plastic gas tanks 3/25/2020 5:57 PM

So, I’ve started the experiment tonight. The weather was warm enough, so I’m hopeful. I’ll post results in a week, or two.

Reply to Anyone know what this is..year...model? 3/18/2020 4:56 PM

Definitely a earlier 1970’s Rickman. Nice find!

Reply to 1981 YZ125 Jetting Question 10/29/2019 7:09 AM

Thanks for the thorough reply. I drilled out the sides of the air box back in 1981, so that’s a done deal. I rebuilt this carb with new stock jets and set the float level, as well. The day I was riding was cooler than it has been, so maybe it’s running ... more »

Reply to 1981 YZ125 Jetting Question 10/28/2019 6:56 AM

Haven’t messed with it since the post, but from the reading I’ve done, I think starting with the air mixture screw would be good. I hope to get it out, soon, so I can ride it to get I warmed up and then do the adjustments.

Reply to 1984 kx125 my new project 10/7/2019 2:52 PM

Personally, I’d replace wheel bearings, clutch plates, fork seals and shims, swing arm pivot bearings, steering head bearings, all engine seals and what bearings in the cases, or crank that don’t meet spec. Also, check your cylinder and if still in tolerance, ... more »

Reply to Honda engine black- how much gloss? 9/11/2019 12:16 PM

I use PJI engine black, case paint. Not flat black, just has enough sheen to make it look great!

Reply to Back in your day. 7/25/2019 8:00 PM

Great pic!!!

Reply to 1981 YZ125 shift star won’t advance, or go down in gears. 7/25/2019 7:57 PM

Yes, the shift pawl and spring are the first thing I checked. I’m in the middle of the tear down now. I think it’s a shift fork that’s bent. Will know soon. Thanks!

Reply to 1989 Yamaha YZ125 info..... 7/10/2019 2:30 PM

DC Plastics has tons of vintage MX stuff.

Reply to Yz 125 cylinder 4v2 1981 6/19/2019 6:52 PM

What are you asking for it?

Reply to Dressing out the helmet. 6/19/2019 5:13 PM

Your’s looks great, too!!! Yeah, similar layout, for sure!

Reply to Pics you love from your past, let's see yours 6/19/2019 6:00 AM

I still have my 1981 YZ125. Love it!

Reply to Pics you love from your past, let's see yours 6/18/2019 6:34 PM

Me with my first bike in 1978. It’s a Yamaha DT125.

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Reply to Dressing out the helmet. 6/18/2019 6:30 PM

Had to use relief cuts to make flat stickers work on a curved surface. Added numbers, and it looks pretty good.

Reply to 1981 YZ125 New Look 6/11/2019 5:34 AM

Cool! Thanks.

Reply to 1981 YZ125 New Look 6/10/2019 4:38 PM

Where did you buy your fork boots? Mine are incorrect for the 81.