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    Darryn Durham still smokin

    Where is this at? I know the coal track he was riding the last min or so of the video as I've ridden there many times but don't recognize the area in the picture (what town can you see there?) I live down the tracks near Harmer, Allegheny River, turnpike area.
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    Oil Pump Nut Thread Direction?

    Thanks for describing how to loosen a normal right hand thread bolt which isn't really an answer to my question. On many bikes one side crank bolt or nut is left hand thread that's why I wanted to check. Also I have the OEM service manual, it doesn't specify direction thus why I asked before applying any serious torque.
  3. Can someone tell me the direction to loose the special nut that holds the oil pump/cleaner on? This uses the special socket. I tried to loosen it counter clockwise (normal) and it didn't budge, didn't want to go to town on it before I checked to make sure it's not reverse thread. And while I'm asking what about the clutch retainer nut? Thank you. - Chris
  4. Thanks for all the info. I was planning to put a wiseco piston kit in as well that is rated for 11:1 compression (probably less than that in reality). I'm not really interested in stroking it. I do have access to a press, dial indicator, v blocks, maybe a lathe to do the crank. Once i get the crank out I'm going to press it apart then decide if I want to try to rebuild or just replace with new OEM. $235 for a whole new OEM crank assembly is not that bad knowing it will be perfect but at the same time I like learning to do new things and would save money rebuilding it.
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    CRF230F top end assembly question (oil plug?)

    Thanks that clears it up.
  6. Bought a fixer upper CRF230F, lower rod bearing has no play but has rough spots, needs rebuilt. I saw this connecting rod kit and was curious, leaning towards a whole OEM crank that is $235 but for $40 I was curious, debating trying to rebuild a crank for the first time. https://www.ebay.com/p/Outlaw-Racing-Products-OR4400-Engine-Connecting-Rod/235460844?iid=401443359123&chn=ps
  7. Hi, i bought a CRF230F that needs a top end rebuild and the previous owner started to disassemble. I have a question about reassembly. There is a hole in the top of the cylinder that is part of the oil passage. The manual describes an "oil hole plug" (see red circle). There is also a small hole in the side of the cam journal (yellow arrow). The cylinder I have had no plug in this spot (previous owner may have removed it during disassembly). I just wanted to double check before I plug this passage during reassembly (red circle hole, not yellow arrow hole). I am assuming the plug I need is number 5 in the link below. Thank for any help. https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/hon/5053e082f870021c54be07b0/cylinder-head-cover-cylinder-head
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    2003 ec 300 for 2,800 any good

    That is a crazy high price. I sold my 2000 EC250 for $1400 and a 2007 EC300 for $2300 5 years ago and they were both in very good shape (also both had ohlins rear, not front though). I'd say that bike is worth no more than $2000 if it was in perfect condition.
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    No mention on here of knighter on the GG

    Also Andrew Delong is on GasGas racing pro class in GNCC and National Enduros. https://gnccracing.com/2017/12/05/gasgas-signs-andrew-delong-for-gncc-and-national-enduro
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    No title cr250

    I've never really understood the fuss about having a title for an offroad vehicle. I live in PA and up until a few years ago getting a title on a new bike was optional. The last new bike I bought didn't come with a title and I sold it with no issues. The last 3 bikes I've had also had no title and I sold them without an issue. Two of them did have an MSO. Around here a VIN check is all you would have to do to prove a bike isn't stolen. Most people I've dealt with when selling prefer that the bike has no title so you don't have to pay more taxes on it. All I've ever done is a signed bill of sale (usually a generic one found online and printed out), I've never had anyone ask for anything more. These people that say a bike has zero value without a title are out of their minds. I know tons of people in the local riding community and have never once heard of someone having an issue with buying or selling a bike because of a lack of title.
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    Will Gas Gas go Bye Bye?

    Response from the US GasGas Promoter: "Don't panic, GG is not going anywhere! This is purely a political move and poker game being put on currently. I have been aware of this plan, and current strategy of restructure since early December. Its a business move done many times over by many companies through the world in order to get a better financial footing for future projects. GasGas with the help of some government assistance is working the banks that had possession of GasGas a few years ago. In its current state GasGas is sustaining and doing well, but the interest and contracts that were done with the banks back in Spains recession period have not allowed for growth. As I said, this is a planned move to restructure. Once there is an agreement made that GasGas has proposed to the banks. The investors have promised an additional 9 million euro's to put only into R & D, and future projects. The investors know what they are doing, and they are doing this for the benefit of a stronger future for GasGas. On the US side, GasGas Motos NA, and GasGas USA (trials) are not going anywhere and we will still be here promoting, selling, and planning a strong GasGas future." http://www.gasgasrider.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18953
  12. I'm gonna bet only a couple psi. Maybe 5 at most. Its very low.
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    New to 2 Strokes, any tips welcome!

    My buddy goes about 80 hours on his pistons and rings (just does them both at the same time) on his KTM 200xc, this is under very aggressive offroad riding and racing conditions. I have about 150 hours on my GasGas 300 for example and am not even worried, will probably put a piston and rings in it soon for piece of mind though.
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    How to get more low down tourque on gas gas ec 250

    The above is true. My 2007 had a reed cage spacer between the Vforce3 and the Jug. also a thinner base gasket will give it more compression and lower the ports, this will add torque and take a little off the top end. Your needle will have a lot to do with how the power comes on, I went to a N3EG needle like used on a motocrosser for more topend and more hit, but it also made the bottom end more snappy. The stock needle sucks all around. Another thing is a flywheel weight will smooth out the power for less snap. Main jet size sounds about right.
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    slip fit vs. interference fit

    The crank in my GasGas 300 is a slip fit. Has a roller bearing on the ignition side(this side slips right off when you unbolt the cases) and has a ball bearing on the clutch side, the crank is secured to that side of the case by a nut on the counterbalancer. It makes dis-assembly very easy with no special tools or pullers. Also its a pretty much bulletproof bottom end. It's possible the CR125 would be the same, as the GasGas engines loosely resemble an older honda CR250. I believe the CR crank can even be used in the GasGas with minor modification.