Added reply in a thread I messed up and need advice!! 11/19/2020 1:00 PM

The opinions of others in this thread are not wrong, only you can decide what is right for you. My .02: Every new bike I had felt slower on the track than it did in my yard, and even slower once I got used to it- subconsciously putting my weight where ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chain Slider and Guide Advice Please.... 6/18/2020 8:26 AM

Those of you with clearance issues, is there an aversion to running a narrow X ring such as the DID ERVT which I think replaced the VT2? (Other than price). I ask because I am considering going this route with steel sprockets after always having run ... more »

Added reply in a thread Newbie has a starting problem 6/15/2020 12:04 PM

You don't have to lay it all the way down, just lean it over until fuel starts coming out of the carb drain hoses- once you get to around 45 degrees you should be able to see it, just hold it there until it stops. Whatever side you are standing on, just ... more »

Added reply in a thread Newbie has a starting problem 6/15/2020 8:56 AM

Try turning the fuel off, then lean the bike over at an angle until you see fuel draining out of the hoses. It will take around ten seconds for all of the fuel below the fuel switch to drain out. Kick it a few times to push anything out of the top. Then ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2003 cr250 forks keep leaking 5/27/2020 5:50 PM

YouTube search "dirt bike front axle alignment." There is an order in which you have to tighten everything down, compressing the forks a few times while one side is still floating on the axle, to make sure the forks are straight up and down. If you do ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 YZ 250 clutch springs 5/7/2020 3:14 PM

I'm assuming yz250 2 stroke. Which yamalube are you using? They make all different viscosities/applications, you just want to make sure it is one best suited for your transmission. Maxima MTL is a proven one for two stroke bottom ends if you want to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 CRF250R Wont Stay Running. 1 Mil Blink 1/18/2020 4:40 AM

It surprises me that an aftermarket company hasn't made a switch that mimics the functionality of the stock one but with a more robust waterproof casing, direct replacement plug in as the stock does. It seems like they would sell a few.

Added reply in a thread Ktm leaking clutch 11/7/2019 3:35 PM

If you have the resources, my recommendation would be to just replace everything. I had something similar happen but with a brake. I tried replacing just the seals first, got it to hold pressure in the shop, but it blew under racing conditions. Then ... more »

Added reply in a thread squeak when rear wheel spins backwards 3/27/2019 4:38 PM

The edge of the brake pad that points to the rear of the bike gets dulled by being the first point of contact that the spinning rotor, and any debris on it, makes with the brake pad. The front of the brake pad remains sharp due to just being the point ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chain slack constantly changing? Help 2/23/2019 12:17 PM

The most accurate way would be to remove the bottom shock bolt and pick the rear wheel up (ratchet strap around subframe to lift rear wheel helps) so that the rear axle and swingarm bolt are straight across from each other. This is the point at which ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tweaked front end 2/17/2019 4:53 PM

If you bent your fender, that can give the illusion that everything else is out of line. I've done the same thing, lined everything else back up but because the fender was tweaked it made the whole front end look off. Plastic is hard to get straight ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bike smokes on startup? 1/19/2019 5:28 AM

Do yourself a favor and run your eyes along your exhaust from the cylinder back, make sure no wires/hoses/etc are too close to it to make sure the burning smell isn't anything that it is not supposed to be. It is not a bad idea to zip tie wires up and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Oil sight glass on factory CRF450r? 1/15/2019 3:29 PM

This is the aspect I was touching on in my original post where I suggested that maybe they are just running it for SX... will be interesting to see if they continue with it outdoors. These are the guys spending big bucks on making sure that KR94 does ... more »

Added reply in a thread Oil sight glass on factory CRF450r? 1/6/2019 11:41 AM

I agree, which is why it seems strange to me- they change oil constantly with precisely measured amounts which would make me think that they have a lot less use for a sight glass than the average consumer whose bike sits for lengths of time before needing ... more »

Started new thread Oil sight glass on factory CRF450r? 1/5/2019 10:29 AM

Looking at the A1 pre-race photos on the home page, it looks like Roczen's bike might have an oil sight glass on the case to the lower right of the clutch, left of the water pump? Interesting to me as I prefer that to the dip stick as far as ability

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Added reply in a thread '07 KX65 - Extreme Vibration in Handlebars 12/24/2018 9:06 AM

Check all motor mounts and make sure they are torqued to spec. If loose, that might be a cause. An inexpensive thing to try would be drilling into a soft metal stock to make washers to be placed between the mounts which I've heard some guys use to absorb ... more »

Added reply in a thread 18 ktm grips 12/23/2018 6:35 PM

KTMs come stock with lock-on grips, where the right side grip is molded to the tube. If you want to keep going with lock on grips, then yes, the right side grip/throttle tube is replaced as one unit. If you want to go with the non-lock on style, motion ... more »

Added reply in a thread 14 kx250f clutch issue?? 12/23/2018 6:29 PM

Nothing is wrong. Your bike will not roll like it is in neutral when in gear with clutch. Until hot oil gets in between the plates, usually from riding a few laps on a track at full whack, the plates might stick to each other and cause a stall at low ... more »

Added reply in a thread Clutch cover install, tightening sequence? 2/22/2018 3:48 PM

From the manual for my 08: "Install the cover by tightening the six cover bolts in a crisscross pattern in two or three steps to the specified torque: 7 ft lb/10nm/1 kgf/m.

Added reply in a thread 2016 KTM 350 for Vet racing? 1/14/2016 4:32 PM

I've yet to ride a 350 and am intrigued by the concept. My main question is: does giving up 100cc of cylinder volume really make it feel that much more light/flickable/manageable than a 450? Its still a big 4 stroke, not going to feel like a 125. I have ... more »