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    The DR is a lot a things. A race bike it is not.
  3. 2 points
    The 650R will mop the floor with the DR off-road. No contest.
  4. 1 point
    Thank you. I figured as much, but its always good to double check.
  5. 1 point
    Still missing my exhaust from HGS but it will be in this week ! Got my HGS pipe today! But the muffler is on backorder for 3more weeks =(
  6. 1 point
    @ronbuell Thanks for the suggestions! I just replaced the rad fluid with some engine ice and that helped a lot, but I'll still look into those options because I am trail riding. Thanks!
  7. 1 point
    So what's odd is my issue is kinda of the opposite of yours. Mine wouldnt start on choke only with it off. If I turn the choke on after it starts it will stall right out. But started just fine without the choke. Idle was a bit odd, seemed a little high and then would drop a bit but I could control it with the idle screw. I've blown out every opening I can see. Not sure which passage way would cause this rich running condition rendering the choke useless. Insulator between carb and head is new along with orings. Everything looks correct, havnt run the bike today since last nights recent carb clean. I'll probably pull it apart one more time since it's still off the bike. Last time I did run the bike it was in a garage where I had some heat going so the bike wasnt very cold. Outside it was probably around 40°. But I'm told these bikes always need choke when cold until warmed up. I'm at sea level in southern Massachusetts. Stock jets and settings should be plenty sufficient for my setup. Hopefully whatever is blocked works it's way loose.
  8. 1 point
    Look really good but they are far more money than I would put into a small dirt bike.
  9. 1 point
    I bought a crank and the bearings, really the only issue I saw with the bottom end. Frame is getting line x applied tomorrow so hopefully with the way everything’s going it should be back together this weekend!
  10. 1 point
    Use a jet cleaner.
  11. 1 point
    Mine too, love the BSR42 conversion! If I were taller, I wouldn't worry about the button start, but after riding, short legs, age and exhaustion don't work for starting a big bore. Even though it's generally two kicks now max. I want the button just because I'm not getting younger.
  12. 1 point
    The lights were appr $55 Canadian funds also bought a couple rolls of 16 gauge wire, a switch, more wire connectors and a waterproof fuse holder. Entire light set up would be max $75 Canadian funds. Conversion on US - Canadian = costs me $1.33 Canadian for $1 US.
  13. 1 point
    or just get a complete carb... if po was the cave man we all suspect, the seat and threads for the mixture screw (or air screw, same) will be all mashed up and screw uo your idle and start, not worth &%$#@!ing around with.
  14. 1 point
    The shaft does not drive the gear. The gears is just an idler. It floats on the shaft.
  15. 1 point
    For a stock exhaust I would reduce the FI numbers a little and leave the IG numbers as-is to start with. See how it feels and make some adjustments from there.
  16. 1 point
    7mm spacer plus an extra gasket. Rod is out of a KTM I think? I just asked the owner to source the longest rod possible with the same small end pin size, he searched, then I made the crankshaft and spacer to suit. It might have been from a 144 KTM perhaps? He will remember I hope. This new 175 engine will need a longer rod again.
  17. 1 point
    Interesting. I actually decided to give it a stronger pull than before and it came out with a pop. No unscrewing. The spark plug boot says NGK on it (the brand). I got a spark when I just shoved the wire back into the connector boot and the bike ran just fine after. I wish the service manual was more detailed than this. Note, I did the foolish thing before I saw the replies here.😅😅
  18. 1 point
    A water cooled 450 pukes its guts out on XR terrain. I bought my Y2K XR4 new. Rode it for about 5 years stock. Then had the suspension done by a Pro. Money well spent. Then a few years later I had Thumper Racing put a 440 kit in it and then I put A MIkuni pumper carb on it. Transformed it into a killer go anywhere trail bike. Still XR reliable. I kept that bike for 19 years, only to let it go last year. I agree with changing the gearing, if you're not doing hi speed fire road riding. I put 14/47 on mine when it was running stock bore and it would climb anything. Try just the 14 front first to see what you think, as it's a cheap and easy swap.
  19. 1 point
    Two old guys are out playing golf on a Saturday morning. A funeral procession drives by the road alongside the green. One of the old guys puts his club back in the bag, takes off his cap, stiffens up and bows his head. The other guy feels kinda shamed into doing the same thing. After the procession passed, the second guy says: "That was mighty respectful of you." The first guy says: "It was the least I could do, we were married 40 years..." I had a good wife for 20 years. She gave me 5 children and we supported each other chasing our dreams. Then I was single-ish for 15 years, no problem meeting women, but I realized I am a difficult and picky cat. A heart is a fickle compass. Many seem wonderful, but could they live with me? I met this strange little lady. Not very big but tough as nails. She didn't know bikes, and as you can see, hasn't done well learning. A little bit'o whiskey throttle put her into the only post in sight. She laughed about the injuries and together we re-laced the new rim on the kitchen table. Now THERE is a keeper. She is the reason you guys don't see me here much any more. We ride together, we boat together, and yet she lets me go on my wild a$$ trips knowing that sometimes guys just gotta get together and spin mud. She is accepting of my redneck ways. She punches above her weight. Miles in the saddle and fast around the corners is ok with her. She trusts in me, and I in her. It was worth the wait to find her. She is a keeper...
  20. 1 point
    Could be burning tranny oil. I would change the crank seals, it’s easy to do and only cost about 15 bucks
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    Yes I did. Picked up a CRF450L at the end of November. Haven’t put many miles on yet as the weather has not been cooperating. Have a couple hundred miles of 50/50 dirt road/asphalt riding. Having lots of fun and looking forward to a lot more.
  23. 1 point
    Orion didn't charge me any sales tax to ship one to Louisiana. I did pay the sales tax to Louisiana at the DMV when I registered the bike though. I'm not sure how it works in other states.
  24. 1 point
    Most people run a 13t off road and a 14t dual sport. That's it. If you want to make second gear more usable and the gap to 3rd and 4th smaller, you go 50/51/52t in the rear. If you want to make 1st gear more usable and have more top speed, you go 50/49/48 in the rear. Changing that sprocket means almost as much work as changing the rear. Not sure where the confusion lies.....
  25. 1 point
    What model of Rekluse? On a bike that old it may be a z-start or z-start pro. It changes how you need to go about adjusting the clutch.
  26. 1 point
    Dude, piss off before I come over there slap you with my meat stick... So sick of your relentless BS. It's why you are number 1 on everyone blocked list... All you do is just show conformation biased material. Anyone can do the same for any argument, on anything... We get it, you don't eat meat... Seriously &%$#@! off... No one here cares about your vegan diet.
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    Submit Your Resume by March 15 for the Opportunity to Join Pirelli’s Team ROME, GA – February 18, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce the return of its #PirelliNation motocross rider support program for the 2020 racing season. With an impressive 72 Motocross World Titles, Pirelli dominates the racecourse on nearly every continent and country across the globe. Pirelli remains dedicated to grassroots support of the sport, continuing with its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell”, and all riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Joey Savatgy, and Alex Martin and World Champions like Tim Gajser, Jeffrey Herlings, and Antonio Cairoli. Pirelli’s 2020 #PirelliNation Motocross Rider Support program is now accepting applications through March 15. | Photo – Browndogwilson The rider support program will offer several benefits that include technical advice and service at select races, the ability to purchase SCORPION™ MX tires at preferred pricing, and national marketing opportunities within the Pirelli brand. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible for the program. Benefits include: Technical advice and service at select races Preferred pricing on SCORPION™ MX tires National marketing opportunities within the brand “Pirelli is excited to expand on its motocross rider support program for the 2020 season,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “We will be increasing our trackside presence with a new transporter and service truck at motocross and supercross events throughout the country. Pirelli takes pride in giving riders access to the very same products found on the bikes of our factory race teams, including the opportunity to work alongside our motocross and supercross technical advisors at select events throughout North America.” All riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of Pirelli’s factory racing teams. | Photo – Browndogwilson Pirelli will continue its partnership with JGRMX in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship and Lucas Pro Motocross Championship, supporting the 450SX Rookie of the Year, Savatgy, in the premier class, as well as Swedish rider Freddie Noren and Broc Tickle. Martin returns in the 250 class and looks to build on his podium results achieved this past summer. Jimmy Decotis will also return to the team in the 250 Class, and like Martin, will compete at select 450SX rounds. Pirelli has increased its presence in the paddock this season with a new race transporter that is designated for riders using Pirelli products, consisting of a dedicated team to provide product and technical assistance. “JGRMX is looking forward to continuing and building upon its partnership with Pirelli throughout the season,” said Jeremy Albrecht, team manager, JGRMX. “The brand provides a premium product with its SCORPION™ MX range and is known for producing championship-level results around the globe. It’s awesome to see that privateers, amateurs, and weekend warrior level riders can get their hands on the very same tires that our factory team riders have played a role in developing.” On the amateur circuit, BarX/Chaparral/FLY/Suzuki will bring back Dilan Schwartz and Preston Kilroy and have added Brazilian prodigy Marcello Leodorico. BarX will compete exclusively on SCORPION™ MX tires at events that include Supercross Futures, Freestone National, Mammoth Motocross, Ponca City Amateur National, Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship, Florida Mini Olympics, Arizona Open and more. An all-new race transporter will be at select events throughout the year, providing technical assistance. | Photo – Browndogwilson Pirelli-supported riders can source their SCORPION™ MX tires from any of Pirelli’s 11 racing vendors that can be found listed below. BarX Motorsports will provide Pirelli trackside support at 2X Promotion events, including the Road to Mammoth Motocross, FMF California Classic, and King of the West Motocross Series. Racers will have the ability to receive technical support and purchase tires from the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX lineup through these partners. The high-performance SCORPION™ MX lineup offers several different tread patterns including the MX Soft, MX32™ Mid Soft, and MX32™ Mid Hard. View the complete range of SCORPION™ MX tires on the Pirelli website. CLICK HERE to submit your application for the 2020 rider support program. All applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2020. 2020 Pirelli Racing Vendor Contact Information BarX Motorsports Myron Short – tires@2xpromotions.com (877) 818-8295 PST Trackside Support Chris Tarzopoulos (856) 628-1017 657 S. Evergreen Ave., Woodbury Heights, NJ. 08097 R3 Motoworx Jack Connor – R3motox@gmail.com (931) 752-6686 or (931) 287-5374 1641 Les Franklin Rd., Jamestown, TN. 38556 Privateer Connection LLC Chuck Shirley (803) 984-4441 2847 Lesslie Highway, Rockhill, SC. 29730 Adventure Moto Brian Storrie – adventuremoto@att.net (212) 491-1922 419 Metro Park Dr., McKinney, TX. 75071 Litz Racing Inc. 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  28. 1 point
    I've got a 300 2-stroke and a 350 4-stroke. Until you've ridden both it's hard to explain why the 4-stroke is just way, way better for cruising down roads. I can't stand riding a two-stroke on the road for more than a mile or two. It just feels wrong to be riding up on the pipe at very small throttle openings. Kind of like driving a Formula 1 car at 10,000 RPM at 25 miles an hour using 2% throttle for long distances. It gets old, tiring and feels unnecessary very quickly in my opinion. The bike is just super high strung and ready to go. 2-strokes deliver their power at much lower RPM than 4-strokes which is part of it. Cruising at 6,000 RPM on a 4-stroke with a 12,500 or even 14,000 RPM red line is way different than cruising at 6,000 RPM on a 2-stroke that makes it's peak horsepower at 7,800 RPM. Changing the final drive to gear the 2-stroke bike way up would most certainly make it more tolerable though. Doc
  29. 1 point
    What most do not understand The bike has no fuel mixture in the cylinder when it is a cold engine............. By cycling the piston (kickstarter) it brings a proper fuel mixture into the cylinder in about 4-6 strokes (depending on cc's and carb type) easy stuff................ but yeah the kickback can be real on the older bikes. I had a TT500 Yamaha that send your tib and fib thru your knee cap!
  30. 1 point
    Lately, and I think for the foreseeable future, I have been using 0W 40 Mobil 1 European Formula in the engine side and the Rotella 5W 40 T6 in the clutch/transmission-side. The oils are cheap-as they come in the 4 qt/1-gallon jugs, and are at the local Walmarts. I've been changing both oils at just under 20 hours every time and with 315 hours and some 5,500 miles, everything is running and working great.
  31. 1 point
    Stop talking sense as usual will you Good to see you back GP. MM
  32. 1 point
    What don't you like about them? I'd save your money until you know exactly what you want to change that clickers alone can not accomplish.
  33. 1 point
    Fun fact: There's Aussie's playing in your NFL, NBL and major league baseball. Indy, Nas car, AMA SX and MX, Rodeo etc etc etc. Where there is serious sport, you'll find an Aussie. When you consider our population, we're a sporting power house. You also need to consider that 68% of our total population are not actually Aussie's
  34. 1 point
    For some reason, we played it a lot at primary school. Our town has a team. My sister was on Good Morning America, or something like that when she was over there. She got to meet all the women from the Movie "A league of their own". The real women, not the actors, they each game her a signed player card. It's about the only thing she owns that i want . Sorry to go off topic. You're such a bad Influence Boob
  35. 1 point
    Only two rides in so far but liking it. Weather has been pretty cold and locally it is all rocks and roots. The warm day feel okay but the ground conditions have still be fozen with a lot of slippery leaves on the rocks. Only issue so far was a pinch flat on the rear today. I have Tubliss and Bibbs in my spare wheel and on my other bike 2015 450 XC-W. The Tubliss has really spoiled me on running soft tires in the roots and rocks. I was amazed how well I could run it throug the technical and tight and the lug it up a rocky hill all in third gear. Should be a good season looking forward to getting some time in the new bike.
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    I would repair that in place with epoxy and a short time-sert. Does the crack going up into the threads, END in the root of a thread? Find the end of it, drill it with a tiny drill bit to keep it from continuing to crack. Drill hole oversize, tap it, smear epoxy into the newly cut threads, bury a time-sert ontop of it all. smear the drill bit/tap with vaseline to catch the chips.
  37. 1 point
    I found an old mountain bike with the right sized tubing and cut out the piece I wanted.
  38. 1 point
    I don't believe I ever followed up on my buddy's 125 that we put the 183cc big bore kit and Scalvini pipe on. Installation is no problem if your used to 4t motors. Even if your not the single cam motor makes a good first time 4t motor to do a top end on. Also removed all the smog equipment. I went ahead upped the pilot and main jet a few sizes to begin with. Upon starting the bike it started up right away and revved nice and clean with no bogs. However it seemed to have a slight miss at 1/4 to half throttle. After trying a bunch of different combos without much luck I finally threw the stock jets in there and to my surprise it runs great! As expected the bike has a lot more power now. I would say a little under a stock choked up CRF 250L. On a steep road uphill the bike will pull a solid 10 mph fast than before. The Scalvini exhaust makes it sound like a real bike, but not obnoxiously loud. It's also much lighter. I think a foam air filter would also help a lot, but we haven't done that yet.
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    Yes, it is 63 teeth. With the 6 speed transmission, 1st is almost like a granny gear. Here is the 2018 with the awful looking dragons tail and turn signals on long stalks replaced with small ones. Also installed are off road mirrors, hand guards, and home made mud guard for the chain. After the pictures were taken I installed a skid plate. With installation of big bore kit they removed the restrictor in the exhaust head pipe, and the silencer in the end of the muffler. It's not too much louder, and they say it will help performance of the 125. I drilled out the small holes in the silencer baffle, and the large exit opening and put it back in to reduce the noise somewhat. I am no longer into the noisy bikes, and can't tell that it hurt performance except at high rpm. With all accessories and full tank of gas it weighs 235#.
  40. 1 point
    With every passing year I better understand the less is more lifestyle. A 125 to 250 cc mild mannered bike is enough for me now, and 100 mile range is more than enough. Most rides are not more than about 50 miles between gas stations.
  41. 1 point
    My daughter has one of these and loves it, coming off a TTR125LE. At 5-1, it was too tall. After installing Beta’s 2” lowering kit and a Seat Concepts 1” lower seat, it fits her well. She now enjoys being able to ride without restriction, and we can do dual sport rides. This is an underrated bike IMO. Here she is getting ready to start her first dual sport ride.
  42. 1 point
    We just got one yesterday. Front brake takes some pull to get it to stop. Maybe it will get better once it's broke in. Clutch engages way late in the lever throw. I'll see if I can adjust that some. I love the suspension for the rougher trails. Over all this thing is a huge upgrade from the KLX 140G and it's street legal.
  43. 1 point
    No, I did not remove the end cap. I used some long skinny needlenoses and twisted it so that it would partialy stick out of the hole. One side of the end of the db killer plug is flared out so you gotta get it lined up just right and then give it a really big yank and it will pop out. It's kind of a pain but it's worth it. I also twisted the end crumpling it, and making it smaller than the muff hole. it was easier to pull it out this way. I will not be sticking it back in so no worries. It did fall all the way down the exhaust pipe and I thought I might have to pull the muffler off but I just used one of those spring loaded grabbers and twisted and pulled it up enough to grab with needle nose pliers. then I crumpled the end and yanked it out. It's totally worth the hassle.
  44. 1 point
    Bigger bore creates more vacume and often takes a smaller jet to compensate. Glad you got it dialed in.
  45. 0 points
    Sometimes I don't think you cant get a single fact straight.... webb was going forwards until the crash he started out really low and was steadily building to the point where he was within a few points of 3rd this shows how inaccurate your post is Do you ever actually check your facts before you post
  46. 0 points
    Maybe he didn’t see? Idk ...Were you there???.. just saying all info should be in before busting out the pitchforks and torches .
  47. 0 points
    I broke C1, C7, and T1 and had a disc bulge between C5 and C6 from a dirt bike accident. (reference: Stay Safe and Keep Those Eyes Up! - read my followup post) I rode out on the back of my buddy's bike on rough singletrack, then rode in the back of a police department SUV for two miles down a really rough dirt road, and then finally on to a stretcher and into an ambulance. No one had a clue how injured I was at the time yet, even with all that, I have physically healed 100% with no paralysis or numbness. It's not the injury itself but the severity of the injury that matters. So, I'm not going to hate on the medical crew for doing what they thought was right at the time.
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    You never want to throw a fellow motorcyclist under the bus but I see what you guys mean. I would bet he was a easier person to get along with when his brain was fully supplied with the proper animal fats people need to think clearly and calmly. 80 percent of vegans I meet ( lots in Portland) suffer from rage fits. It’s something their not getting.
  49. 0 points
    Been whining forever about the lack of upper body protection in professional MX. Not saying that in this case it would have helped but it is nuts that these guys are going out there with nothing more than roost protectors. Positive energy to this kid and hoping for the best possible outcome.
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    Hello to all. We wanted to inform you about the's state of health. Hit in the vertebrae, Brian had surgery last night at Tampa hospital. Surgery is good and Brian woke up. He is currently in intensive care but doctors will not be able to decide on his condition in several days... Brian is a very brave and strong boy and is aware of everything! We wanted to thank all the people who support us. Of course I do not thank the people who, on the other hand, still allow themselves to criticize him in such moments! We will keep you informed when we know more. Moreau family... Racer X has reached out to the track medical team but have been told information can't be disclosed due to HIPAA laws. We will await more information and update this story as it becomes available.
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