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New thread Possible solution to bubbling stickers on plastic gas tanks 3/18/2020 4:50 PM

I’ve been giving this some thought. I was thinking, if you applied a sticker on some color matched tyvek material (color matched to your plastic gas tank), then cut out the tyvek to match the shape of the sticker, then sprayed the tyvek with 3M spray ... more »

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New thread 1981 YZ125 Jetting Question 10/7/2019 2:43 PM

My rebuilt 81 YZ125 is sluggish and seems to miss and bog on the pilot jet. Full throttle it flies! So, do I start with the air mixture screw?

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New thread Looking for 1981 YZ125H Transmission Main Shaft 8/25/2019 7:11 PM

Looking to buy a 1981 YZ125H transmission main shaft. Will consider the entire transmission, if it’s priced well.

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New thread 1981 YZ125 shift star won’t advance, or go down in gears. 7/24/2019 7:34 PM

So, my son and I rebuilt my 1981 YZ125. I’ve road it 5, or 6 times with no issues. My son comes to visit and rides it for his second time, ever, and ends up walking the bike back. He said he hit some big bumps and also ended up with a front flat. It ... more »

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New thread Dressing out the helmet. 6/12/2019 7:59 PM

Adding graphics to my Bell Moto III helmet.

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New thread 1981 YZ125 New Look 6/7/2019 8:56 AM

Added new tank decals and it’s looking pretty good!

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New thread 1981 YZ125 melting right number plate issue. 3/14/2019 8:18 PM

1981 YZ125’s have a problem with their right number plates melting from exhaust system heat. I solved the problem by adding fiberglass tape exhaust wrap to the exhaust pipe and silencer. Problem solved!

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New thread 1981 YZ125 Front Number Plate/Air Scoop 3/14/2019 7:58 PM

Anyone had to mask off a 1981 YZ125 number plate and paint it? Mine was pretty scraped up, an ended up using PJ1 black paint and it turned out pretty good!

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New thread Bell Moto 3 Helmets 10/27/2018 6:07 PM

I have a vintage YZ125 that I restored and needed a new helmet. I saw the Bell Moto 3’s and knew I had to have one. It looks retro, like I want, and it is very comfortable! Well worth it!

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New thread HPI Ignition Systems 10/21/2018 4:13 PM

I just installed a HPI ignition system on my 1981 YZ125H and it runs like a bat out of hell!!! I had used my original electrical system following a restoration project and it melted down on the first ride. Following a Ricky Stator install and a 2nd used ... more »

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New thread 1981 YZ125H backfires and dies right off of idle. 10/12/2018 5:05 PM

Just put a new stator on my 1981 YZ125H and it starts and idles fine, but when I begin to open the throttle it backfires and dies. It was running fine a month ago, before the stator meltdown episode. Iv’e tried two different CDI units on it with the ... more »

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New thread 1981 YZ125 4 Stroking at Idle 10/10/2018 6:08 PM

Ok, so I recently replaced my stator with a new one from Ricky Stator, following a complete stator melt down. When I start my YZ it is firing on every other stroke, at idle. I’ve read that they call this 4 stroking. Anyway, I replaced the CDI with another ... more »

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New thread Spark Arrestors and YZ125 9/12/2018 5:03 PM

A local state park requires spark arrestors on any motorized vehicle and I was wondering how much of a performance loss are we talking about if I install an FMF spark arrestor. I have a restored 1981 YZ125H.

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New thread 1981 YZ125H Electrical Question 9/4/2018 7:43 PM

After a partial restoration of my 1981 YZ125, the bike seemed to run fine for about 20 minutesof dirt riding, then started to pop a little and seemed to be loosing power on hills. After stopping and pulling the stator cover we discoverd the wiring in ... more »

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New thread YZ125 Stator Meltdown 9/4/2018 7:31 PM

I have a 1981 YZ125H that my son and I just finished a partial restoration on. It ran pretty well for a while, then died suddenly. After waiting a bit, it started up and rode OK for a while, but didn’t seem to have the power it should on hills. We noticed

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New thread 1981 YZ125 Shift Drum Assembly 3/30/2018 7:34 AM

I've rebuilt my 1981 YZ125 and everything works great except fr the fact that when i attempt to take off in first, the engine stops. much like it's really in 5th, or 6th gear and it doesn't have the torque to pull it. I basically left the transmission ... more »

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New thread 1981 YZ125 Shifting 3/5/2018 2:39 PM

I rebuilt my 1981 YZ125 and put in new clutch plates, as well. It starts, idles and revs well, but when I try to drive it it acts like I'm starting in 5th, or 6th gear and stalls. I've set it on my bike stand and I can find neutral, then when I push ... more »

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