I just picked up a pretty hammered 01' 125 that I have decided to beat with the money stick. Bike ran when I picked it up but was in need of some serious TLC. All the linkage bearings were toast all the paint is worn off the frame and the plastic looks like it was run through the garbage disposal. I have sence torn it down to the bones and am starting in on the fun part. It had FC suspension that I just sent in for a valving update, springs and service to suit my 210lb stature. If all is well with the suspenders I will cary on with the rebuild. If you guys would like some pics of the project as I go let me know and I will post a few. I pulled the topend and found the plastic clip that holds the likage to the powervalve was broken. Everything else looks to be in good condition, plating looks good crank is smooth with no play ect, think I will just throw a new piston in. My question for now is about the powervalve timer. The rod is conected to the timer but moves up and down very freely. Is this normal or should the rod return its self down? If this is normal I will probably save myself the trouble and not tear the motor down any further.