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  1. This weekend was pretty boring without Herlings. Entertainment level just wasn't the same. It's always disappointing when someone wins because the fast guy is hurt. Reminiscent of Roczen and Dungey in 2017.
  2. I'm thinking put a cheap smoke machine between the tire pump and your adapter and the leaks will jump right out at you.
  3. Try this video. This guy made my laugh. http://
  4. A smoke machine for diagnosing EVAP system leaks on cars is what you need. We had one at an auto shop I used to work at and that tool is AWESOME! If I had to find your leak I would remove the carb and the silencer and plug the exhaust at the end of the expansion chamber. The machine had a variety of sizes of rubber cone plugs. There are solid ones for plugging one end and ones with a hole in the middle to feed the smoke from the other end. Use a plug with a hole in it that fits the intake boot and attach a small tube the feeds the smoke from the smoke machine. The smoke is cool and harmless. Some machines are a little different from others but they're all electric and pump the smoke through a small tube at low psi. There's a cheapish one I saw on ebay below. In less then 60 seconds any air leaks between the 2 plugged ends will show up. I would also open the trans fluid fill hole so you can see the smoke if the crank seal on that side is leaking. The machines can run anywhere from $75 to $2500+ depending on brand and quality. If I didn't have room in the budget or didn't want to deal with that I would call a few bike shops and ask them if they can smoke test my machine from the intake boot to the end of the expansion chamber. If they said no or didn't know what I was talking about I would call an auto repair shop that specializes in emissions control and has ASE certified drivability techs. In CA they're called SMOG shops. I'd tell them what my symptom is and ask if I could bring my bike in with the carb/airbox and silencer removed for them to smoke test it. I would make sure they would allow me to be there with the tech so I could look for the leaks myself once the machine was hooked up. When I was a young smog tech I had an older Camaro that kept failing emissions tests from a lean condition. Spent 3 days on that damn car before the boss came over and said 'I'd smoke test it if it was me' and grinned as he walked off. I hooked up the machine and in less then a minute there was smoke coming from multiple cracks in the exhaust headers which were sucking air back in. I had to use a mirror to see the cracks from under the car and never would have found them without the smoke. I jb welded the holes and tested the car just to confirm that was the cause. Sure enough it passed emissions and we told the owner the manifolds needed to be replaced. After that the smoke machine became the first test I did when I had a lean condition on a car. http:// https://www.ebay.com/i/282111999443?chn=ps&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-117182-37290-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fi%25252F282111999443%25253Fchn%25253Dps%2526itemid%253D282111999443%2526targetid%253D400149263513%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9031565%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D1028603671%2526adgroupid%253D48124585622%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-400149263513%2526abcId%253D1130046%2526merchantid%253D6296724%2526gclid%253DCjwKCAjwjZjZBRAZEiwAPeLSK-BHeV-uS_ttUZ1e5_zpAiHeBcweAk1UCbkOkfcMvtgBzd3zNQSeLxoCsk0QAvD_BwE%2526srcrot%253D711-117182-37290-0%2526rvr_id%253D1568853331792%2526rvr_ts%253D1059c8151640a991e3065b39fff60584
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  6. motocross

    Tomac and Moose knuckle were both on fire today. It was awesome to see them almost a minute in front of 3rd and lapping into the top ten. The most exciting races are when the winner wins because they're fast, not because the fastest guy or guys crash. It would be cool if they both stay healthy and on 2 wheels for the rest of the season. Moose knuckle was probably just barely faster today but I still haven't forgiven him for being an order taker and letting Dungey by at NJ in 2017. It would be sweet to see these 2 finish 1&2 for the rest of the season no matter who's in front.
  7. Looks like Rocky Mountain ATV still has OEM parts available. I'd say the bike is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. http:// https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/2
  8. One last effort before cutting through the axle could be to lay the bike on it's side with something supporting the swingarm/hub around the axle like blocks. Then when you beat on it you know it's solid and all the force is going to the axle. You could run the risk of damaging the hub, sprocket and swingarm also though if it's really stubborn.
  9. Have you tried tapping it out with a 3/8" drive extension and large ball peen or dead blow hammer?
  10. I just brought up this story in another thread. Hopefully it helps but it may not be what you want to hear. I got a '93 KX125 in Nov '92 for the '93 race season. I didn't even get it all the way through break-in and it started fouling plugs. They would last 1 ride. As soon as the engine cooled, BAM fouled plug. The plugs were something like $25 a piece too. Jetting didn't fix it, leaner fuel:oil ratio didn't fix it and a hotter plug had the same issue. I went into the dealer to spend my entire paycheck(I was 15) on spark plugs 3 weeks after my parents bought the bike and told them what was happening. One of the race support guys told me to try running race gas because other people were having that same issue. I started running straight Turbo Blue mixed at whatever oil ratio was recommended in the manual. I think it was 24:1 but can't remember for sure. Anyway that was the end of fouled plugs but the cost of fuel went up 4x. I'd suggest running some VP(or whatever race fuel you can get near you) for a couple tanks and be willing to bet you stop fouling plugs. Hope this helps. Good luck!
  11. Now there's a troll remark. Yep. Jetting didn't fix it. Like I said work around.
  12. I had a '93 KX125 that would foul plugs after 1 ride 100% of the time. I mean if I stopped the engine the plug would be fouled and not restart until I put a fresh plug in. I was running 93 octane pump gas but that wasn't enough. The dealer said some other guys had the same issue and the only thing that fixed it was running straight race gas. I switched to Turbo Blue and that seemed to take care of it but I dumped that green turd and went to a CR125 for the '94 season. My point is that there was no fix, just a 'work around'. I understand the 4t isn't as flickable and nimble in the woods for super fast guys as the 2t so sometimes you just have to stick with the work around if your winning races. Definitely not trolling. Best of luck!
  13. 4 stroke would solve the issue. I grew up racing smokers and will never own one again simply because of issues like this that are really hard to solve. Best case you learn to live with it and always carry spare plugs.
  14. motocross

    You just reminded me Ricky Fowler grew up in So Cal in the heart of MX country. Murrieta I think. He was as equally talented as an amateur MX racer as he was an amateur golfer. When it came time to turn pro in a sport he had to chose golf or MX. Obviously he chose the more lucrative path. I'd say those who can do and those of us who can't just talk about it, myself included. I'd also guess his net worth blows any Pro MX racer out of the water. He followed the money but loves SX/MX and keeps his buddy Chisholm going so that's pretty cool. Also I'm pretty sure JS7 has something like a 2 handicap. I think he used to hangout with Tiger sometimes if I'm remembering episodes of Bubba's World correctly. Surely it can't be cool to do both?
  15. motocross

    Not a lot of championships but more exciting to watch then anyone except maybe Showtime and RC. Every single rider who scrubs has learned it thanks to Bubba. http:// http://