Just as the title says... I enjoy looking through the rebuild threads, but what I love more than that is seeing the pics of the neglected machine givin a second chance to be cared for without having to read through 30+ pages to see them. So lets see the pics and give a slight description of what you found when you tore the bike apart.
I just got into doing complete rebuilds and did one last winter and this winter. I plan on making this a hobby and doing one rebuild a year.
Here is the first one. 00' Yz 125 I bought for $400 with a seized crank, top end was destroyed and the bike had more rust on it than a car thats sat at the junk yard for 10 years, and the suspension was the same.
My second was a 96' Yz 250 that was shoved in the back of a garage, missing parts, most bearings on the bike had never been greased let alone changed. Top end was on its last leg and out of spec. and most seals on the bike were dry rotted.
Still need tires and a graphics kit but she's 100% mechanically sound and super tight.
hey everyone, i am a pretty new rider, im 6'2 260lbs, i just started 3 years ago. i am 22 and i started on a 1995 xr250 and now i have a 2005 crf 450r. i wanted to see what other people thought about what bikes are better for guys my size. also what kinda parts should i get for my bike. and finally is there any special riding styles or technic i should try to focus on?
First off, here's some background info...I currently ride a 300ex thats pretty much stock besides an fmf exhaust and jetted. I really want to get a bike because im done with ATV's. The only experience i have on a bike is a crf150f i road for awhile a few years ago. Im about 6'1" and 205 lbs. Im trying to stay away from a 250F because i dont wanna deal with the cursed valves and other complexities on those pigs. ive narrowed it down to either a yz125 or a yz250. I know the 125 would be better to start on, but im worried that I will grow out of the power too quickly because of my size. I mostly ride trails and field, but when i get a bike ill go to the track every now and then. I guess my main question is will the 125 be too small? and will the 250 be too much? Any answers will be greatly appreciated!
I got a DR 650 about 2 months ago, and ever since I've had it it has gotten terrible mpg (best 34 mpg, worst 30 mpg) When I got it, it was a bone stock 06 DR650 with 18,000 miles on it (very clean). At first I noticed an oil leak from the infamous cam chain tensioner gasket, which I promptly replaced. After that I changed spark plugs (ngk cr9ek), new air fliter (twin air), and added a jet kit (pro cycle w/ air box mod). Before the procycle jet kit I had to switch to reserve consistently at 88 to 91 miles on the trip meter. I just got done tuning the carb with jet kit, and I had to switch over to reserve at 73 miles. The carb is tuned with the 155 procycle/mikuni main jet (or the 165 for you dynojet guys) on the 5th notch of the procycle needle jet, counting from the top down. I know it sounds a little rich, but it's what the engine liked. Also when I got the bike it never needed to be choked, even when it was 35 degrees out, just two hits of the starter and I cranked right up. The OEM choke cable was seized up and would not move, so when I put the procycle jet kit on, I replaced it with a knob choke, which got it starting up like a normal engine, ie) need choke when cold. I have replaced the o rings on the carb float, and set to proper float height, along with all new carb gaskets. I will say though with all the jetting and new toy syndrome I have been driving the bike like a bat out of hell and have had long idles to warm up engine for jetting purposes, but it is hard to believe that that could have that much of an effect on my mpg.
Any idea what could be causing this terrible gas mileage? It runs real strong, but something has got to be going on considering the mpgs this bike is supposed to be getting. Thanks all, this site members have helped me get at least this far with diagnosing.... I'm thinking dragging brake pad or bad fuel petcock. I don't think it's leaking gas through the stump into the oil, or else it would be way too full. Please help...I need to get better gas milage than a 4 door sedan