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About mauiflipper

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  1. I just got my lights and blinkers on my bike and it's ready to be legalized for the street. For some crazy reason, the DMV in Hawaii wants me to pay $600 in back registration, since it's a 2002, unless I can "prove" that it was not driven on the street for the last 7 years. Anybody figure out a way around this problem? Since the bike was originally sold as an of froad bike and it says "not for road use" right on the title I thought that was proof enough, but they did not
  2. I installed the 200x carb today and the bike started on the first kick. No choking necessary. Whoohooo! Already runs better than it did new. Thank you for all of your suggestions, especially to "socalxr". It came with a 40 pilot jet, so I will leave that in. I can't wait to see what it will do when I install the 130 main jet. It has a 110 in it now.
  3. So far, I don't smell anything. I don't think the end of the exhaust gets hot enough to burn it. I drove the heck out of it today and all is well. It sounds a little deeper and the noise level does not seem any higher than with the stock arrestor, which I love.
  4. I'll try to get a sound recording and post it next week.
  5. I saw a lot of really easy exhaust mods for the stock muffler. So, I decided to improve upon the latest design. I wanted to modify it, but also make sure that the Spark Arrestor was still 100% functional. I really don't want to start a fire. So, here's what I did: I drilled the center piece out using a 1 1/4 inch hole saw. I jammed a wood dowel into the center first, so my drill would have something to center on. Then I went down to Lowes to pickup a 1 1/4 inch section of copper pipe with a flared end (about $1.00), some JB Kwik Weld and black BBQ grill spray paint. I sanded the outside of the seat area (where the pipe changes diameter) of the pipe and also the inside of the exhaust ring that I just drilled. This makes for a better bond for the JB Weld. The flared area of the pipe makes a perfect fit into the drilled out hole. Then I spray painted (I used flat black BBQ grill paint) the inside of the pipe and the section that will be inside the muffler, making sure to not get any paint on the surface where the JB Weld will be. I applied JB Weld to both surfaces and pressed them together and let it dry for about 20 minutes. Then I spray painted the remainder of the arrestor and pipe. Lastly, I bolted the modified spark arrestor back on. It looks stock, yet gives me more breathing room, in addition to my new carb. I have only two concerns with this. I am not confident about using copper, because it is fairly easy to melt and is pretty soft metal. The other concern is the JB weld. Supposedly, it can take it, but only time will tell. I will re-visit this post if I lose the pipe and it flies out of the arrestor. But so far, so good. All in all, this mod cost me less that $10.
  6. Thank you guys. I was able to cancel the order for the knockoff and found an OEM 200x carb.
  7. I re-read the ad for the new carb. I am pretty sure I have a nice new chinese knockoff coming.
  8. Thanks, I will see if I can find one that I can afford. Otherwise, I have already found a new 200x for $59.
  9. I wonder if this is the adapter I have found at BBR's website: Is it the one listed as part# 422-YTR-1201 for $35? Can anyone confirm this?
  10. The 200x looks affordable. I found a new one on eBay as well as the throttle cable. (links below-please confirm these are correct) However, I cannot find the manifold adapter from BBR that the other threads have discussed. Anyone know where I can find one?
  11. Well, my old carb is toast. I tried to rebuild it, but it's just one problem after another. From what I saw in the forums, it appears that most people like the 200x or 24 mm Keihin round slide. Are either of the carbs drop in replacements or do they require additional modifications? Can I use the stock throttle cable? Does anybody else have any suggestion? I am on a budget and would be happy just to have the bike be able to idle and start before the 20th kick.
  12. Thank you guys for all the help. It looks like I will get a carb cap from socalxr. While I have my carb apart I will clean it and install the famous 17.5 pilot and 110 main jets setup. Hopefully this will allow it to actually idle and start easier. I was not expecting to find so much information about my new bike, but I am glad I found this forum. You have my gratitude. Much Aloha.
  13. All the input is very helpful Thank you guys. I'd love to PM you, but before I do. What does PM mean?
  14. Wow, thank you so much for showing me that. Now, I am one step closer to finding the right part. Much Aloha to you my friend.
  15. Looks like I finally found some carb caps, but I have no idea which is the right one. The stock carb on the 125TTR is a Mikuni right? So, do I need the 26mm one? Anybody know?