Started new thread YZ60 and Yz80 tank cover 5/28/2021 5:09 PM

I have a brand new CEET 1981 yz60 tank cover in original packaging and a brand new 1982 yz80 tank cover with no package. I think they are kind of rare and I’m thinking of selling them. I have one on my 465 I’m going to keep. I sold one for a 1981 yz80

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Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 8:01 PM

Your photo didn’t come through. Just choose the photo option in your post and find it in your photos on your phone or your computer. I don’t think adding a link or a paste photo works.

Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 7:16 PM

Post some pictures of the bike if you can. They are worth putting a little money into especially if it was your dads. The 1981’s where the biggest flop in mx technology but are getting harder to find all the time. My 2 are the only bikes I’ve never even

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Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 7:00 PM

I do mine myself because they are actually very simple motors. But if your going to do new crank shaft bearings and top end your probably better off going the route your going if your not comfortable. But it can add up real fast if the $300 doesn’t include ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 5:58 PM

Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 5:56 PM

What makes you think it needs gears? Have you split the cases yet to get a good look?

Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125h restore: In search of tranmission parts 5/7/2020 5:54 PM

I have 2 transmissions full of gears but unfortunately they are attached to 2 nice 1981 yz125’s. Be patient, I’ve seen the gears and or parts motors on eBay a bunch of times. If you have any questions during your resto let me know. Been down this road

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Added reply in a thread 1973 suzuki ts185 3/15/2020 6:12 PM

Make sure the petcock is not clogged from sitting. The problem is either to much air or not enough fuel. When a 2 stroke runs out of gas or is not getting the fuel it needs it revs high for a number of seconds or so.

Started new thread 1981 yz125 tank cover 3/12/2020 7:19 PM

I’m looking for a tank cover like the one pictured for a 1981 yz125. The one pictured is from a yz80. I have the 80 and the 250 size but 125 seems hard to find.

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Added reply in a thread What's this 89 KX500 barn find worth? 3/5/2020 7:40 PM

Get the transmission issue figured out first. Value depends heavily on wether you get it fixed and it’s 100% rideable or you leave the next guy to gamble on your prediction. if it’s ready to ride in that condition you could do pretty good. If you where ... more »

Added reply in a thread What causes this??? 3/5/2020 6:54 PM

I guess that would be why the boiled linseed oil and laquer thinner trick works to revive tired old plastic. Probably replenishes those oils.

Added reply in a thread What causes this??? 3/5/2020 6:28 PM

Appears that may be correct. It seemed more likely that the adhesive on the stickers swelled the plastic but after thinking about it and being in the printing business as I am, the adhesive on decals is not reactive in any way to anything.

Started new thread What causes this??? 3/4/2020 5:42 PM

What causes the plastic to swell on old bikes underneath decals on the fenders? Not a big deal on this bike because I’m going to put vintage sponsorship decals back on because I like the look. I think you can see the KYB spot in the photo for reference.

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Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125 value 3/2/2020 6:30 PM

There’s a 1981 yz125 for sale right now on eBay. Appears to be missing the carb manifold and a few other things. Seat is not correct. Probably priced to high for what it is but who knows.

Added reply in a thread Restoring plastic fuel tank from an 80's Kaw 2/9/2020 7:41 PM

My guess would be it had fuel left in the tank for a very long time. Same happens on old Yamaha yellow tanks. Turns kind of a dark orange that is from the inside out. You can scrape it with a razor blade until you spring a leak then get another tank. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Yamahauler 2/4/2020 5:39 PM

Wow. That truck is absolutely awesome. I sure wish I had that to haul around my 1981 yz125’s.

Added reply in a thread Suzuki Blue? 1/11/2020 7:06 PM

I think PJ1 makes just about any vintage color you could possibly want.

Added reply in a thread Best 250 2-Stroke of the 90's 12/3/2019 9:04 PM

The problem to this question is in my opinion, Honda has in certain years not been the best but Honda has never in any years been the worst. If the question was what’s the best 250 2 stroke ever made, you can’t beat a Honda as an all around awesome bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best 250 2-Stroke of the 90's 12/3/2019 1:03 PM

My opinion would be the Kx250 with the YZ250 close behind. I had a 96 YZ and a 97 Kx.

Added reply in a thread 1981 yz125 value 11/27/2019 1:52 PM

First one for sale on eBay in a few years right now. Going to watch and see what it goes for. Looks to be nice but not as nice as mine.