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  1. Hey guys, been on 2 strokes the last 10 Years so I haven’t been keeping up with technology of the four strokes. Found a deal on a “low hours” 2013 ktm 350. Can I check the running hours by plugging into the ecu like some of the newer 450s? Or no? Im no expert rider but will I be disappointed in the 350 instead of a 450? Hows the general reliability and any advice for me on the 2013 350?
  2. Wasn't sure how to title this, I bought a lot of parts for my husqvarna 125. Basically a bunch of brand new 125 cylinders and heads and a bunch of 144 cylinders and heads too. Ive been sitting on the parts for a few years now and lost track of which are which. Does anyone know how I can identify the heads/cylinders? Maybe a micrometer to see the differences in the width of the cylinder? Im sure the porting and stuff could be a sign but I'm just not sure. I want to keep a few cylinders for myself and want to sell the rest off but I want to be sure Im advertising the right cylinders as the right bore. Thanks in advanced guys, I'm sure this is a dumb question for some of you more experienced mechanics!
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    Rekluse clutch slipping in 5th, help?

    I appreciate the advice from everyone, and I will definitely inspect. Im going to go ahead and replace the shift stopper while I inspect the clutch. Also I dont know the rekluse model because I bought the bike with the rekluse already installed. Thanks everyone!
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    Rekluse clutch slipping in 5th, help?

    I think you're right, the problem is the rekluse assembly has me scratching my head on adjusting the free play, I think there is a possibility that I need a new cable as it seems to be all stretched out. I'll have to take the clutch apart and do some inspecting. Any advice on a micrometer or tool to measure out the fibers/plates?? Thank you so much! You reminded me of something, was your bike a yz? Because when I had my old yz 125 they did have a shift stopper issue and I remember updating mine before running into any problems. This could definitely be a possibility. I do remember that the shift stopper was supposed to make it difficult to find neutral at a stop from first gear, but the rekluse clutch could very well be masking this problem.
  5. Hey guys the bike is an 05 yz 250 and Ive never had a bike with a rekluse clutch before. I havent had any problems with it on riding trips but I was showing it to a potential buyer today and suddenly every gear is fine except when you get it into 5th gear there is a major slip and it hits a false neutral feeling with no power and a strange sounds. It seems like a clutch issue to me (fingers crossed), has anyone had a similar problem? any advice?
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    YZ125 Ran then bogged hard to death.

    Is there compression or can you push down the kickstarter easy with your hand
  7. Sounds like a crank issue to me, where its not rotating properly to get the the piston cycling correctly, really hard to say without seeing it or having pics...are you sure the pistons facing the right direction?
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    Bike without a Title possible?

    For everyone who says you cant do it, I once again titled another bike I bought without title, the ltr 450 I talked about earlier in this thread. Paid $120 and they verified the vin right there at the dmv, didnt need to take it to chp. It was easier this time around because it had never been registered in california though.
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    Left over 2014 yz250.. How much should I pay?

    Thats nuts for a leftover imo, even $6500 would be decent. But if it were me I would probably be buying a husqvarna 250 brand new, they have good deals on new bikes for the huskys. This is coming from someone who just picked up a yz 250 and I've always been a yamaha 2 stroke guy but I will say my husky 125 is the funnest bike Ive had and best suspension out of the box. I was very impressed with husky, but anyway you want a yz and I dont blame you, they're great bikes. I wouldnt pay 7,000 though personally! Good luck!
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    Bike without a Title possible?

    Wow, thats nuts that she would go to those lengths to keep you from registering it. Did you strike a nerve or was she just one of the ladies you try to avoid at the dmv lol I will say that for my personal bikes I do try to get bikes with titles if I plan on keeping them for a long time. It has to be a good deal for me to buy without title. But it all depends on the situation. For example the quad im selling has never been registered in California so its simple. But sometimes you get these bikes that have been passed down to two or three owners and have backfees when you look up the vin, those can be difficult.... who am I kidding if its a good enough deal I would probably still consider it
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    Bike without a Title possible?

    No, it wont be sold new without a pink but you can get it registered still, I have. All you do is go to dmv and get a form, schedule an appointment with chp to run/confirm the vin, and then go back and get a title. Just make damn sure it is not stolen and make sure there are no backfees. Im selling an ltr 450 that I brought back with me from out of state without a title so im about to go through this process again but I also found a place that will apparently title it for you for like $200 and it super simple (never used them personally). CARS (California Auto Registration Service)- 951 694 4331 The key with the dmv is that if the person behind the counter denies you and says you cant title it just turn come back and try with someone else. Its basically discretionary. I have been told that I absolutely cannot title it and there is no way and then got in the car driven a half hour and gotten the same bike titled at a different dmv (knock on wood maybe I was lucky).
  12. Late post but when I had a toolbox, I tied my bike down normal...I used tie down extensions that wrap around the bars to get a better angle but the strap would rest against the bottom of the toolbox but no biggie.
  13. Thanks for the heads up, and im sure I will forget the tip next time im stuck on a hill climb lol. You reminded me of something that was weird riding the bike which I forgot about, exactly what you said which is the bike free rolling in any gear. I have a feeling im going to really like this set up though. The last 05 yz 250 I had I just couldnt get it to perform right suspension wise, and it would knife in corners so bad. I really hope I can get this one figured out, im thinking about biting the bullet and having it all revalved before I even take it out.
  14. Thats awesome to hear, in my head im still going to ride my 125 a lot more just because I have so much fun on it but having both a 125 and a 250 is pretty great. I was messing around with the Rekluse a bit yesterday and going into corners with no clutch and really trying to bog it down, im pretty impressed so far. Its just weird because theres no tension on the lever when your in neutral or the bikes off, it almost feels like a cable thats been stretched all the way out, but once I start riding the clutch feels fine (might need a little fine adjustment). It'll be weird to get used to not bump starting but I think overall itll be really beneficial to my riding style
  15. Thanks for the heads up, I feel like I've been riding my bikes like a caveman with all these gadgets that have been out for ages that I haven't had the chance to try out yet haha. I'll get that manual asap