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  1. Glad to hear that you and your daughter are enjoying the Rekluse. I bought one a few years back with plans on installing it on my wife's (now the "ex") TTR but that never happened. Its a beautiful thing even sitting in the box.....
  2. I used the "non-weld" approach and its still in the evaluation phase. I'm satisfied with the way the bike rides/handles (YZ85 suspension front and rear) with the correct spring weight for my 130lbs but... on hard landings off jumps, the rear suspension bottoms out and makes a noticable thump noise. Still haven't determined exactly where its coming from. I'm assuming that its the "dog bone" hitting the inside of the swingarm. I've changed my jumping/landing style and focused on landing more on the front suspension than the rear. If you stick to trail riding and limit the big jumps, them the "non-weld" approach may be fine for you.
  3. Appreciate both DrThumper and Olalla7700 replies to my dilemma. I"ll use the "WD-40" and "the nut threaded on the end of the crank" approach.
  4. Yep, used an air impact. I did notice some deformation of the flywheel output shaft threads (or whatever its called) so I decided to call it quits. I even tried tapping around the diameter of the flywheel with a rubber mallet in hopes of breaking it loose.
  5. Well try as I may, I was unsuccessful in removing the flywheel. I used a universal harmonic balancer tool but couldn't get it to budge. Any suggestions / recommendations would be appreciated.
  6. I don't plan on replacing my graphics for sometime to come so it's not a real concern for me to purchase 2 differnt graphic kits. You can piece-meal the kits (YZ fender trim and TTR tank/shroud graphics) for around the same price as a complete TTR graphics kit. As for Kerry, actually I do have a sense of humor even if I'm considered over the hill by my 20 yr old son. Being an engineer, I tend to be more anal than others. http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0703-1.jpg http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0705-1.jpg http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0706-1.jpg
  7. I had considered removing the starter and replacing it with a plate but wasn't too confident that I could seal it from the elements. I think I'll go ahead with the lightened flywheel project this weekend. Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears from all the posts on the flywheel removal project that the major tools required are a harmonic balancer removal tool and an impact wrench. While I'm at it I'll also put in some fresh oil.
  8. exactly.... Even though it was a "trial and error" pain in the ass, I still like the outcome. Never really cared for the design of the TTR fender.
  9. So is it possible to install "non-e-start" flywheel into a "e-start" case? I've removed the battery from my "e-start" TTR (due to a YZ suspension conversion) and have in hand a machined-down "non-e-start" flywheel to hopefully replace the 3 lb "e" version.
  10. Pics links below...and to Z06PSI, no "witty comback" required on my part. I'm too old for that crap. http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0689.jpg http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0690.jpg http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0694.jpg http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0695.jpg
  11. Well its not a "simple" plug and play install, in fact it took quite a bit of trimming/fabbing to get the YZ85 fender to fit the TTR frame (not for the faint of heart). Yes I was successful in the application BUT is was a pain in the ass. I'm sure there were a number of readers that were snickering at the earlier posting indicating that it would require no modification to the fender....
  12. Thanks Z06PSI. Would you happen to have a pic of your installation? From your statement it sounds like I have to enlarge the existing YZ85 "holes", is that correct (as apposed to relocating the holes)?
  13. Does anyone know if the YZ85 (not the YZ80) rear fender will work on a 2005 TTR125? I thought I saw somewhere in this forum that someone had successfully replaced the rear fender with a YZ85. http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/dfergy/100_0684.jpg
  14. Mustang_Warbird, I'm getting ready to install the big wheel swingarm and shock assembly and wanted to follow up with you to see if you have any comments or updates to your "non-weld" version as stated in your earlier response. Any issues with your conversion? Non-weld version meets your expectations? Fergy
  15. socalxr, I'm getting ready to install the yz85 (big wheel) swingarm onto my TTR125 but unfortunately I don't have the YZ shock yet. I see a number of them (YZ85) on ebay but they don't indicate if they are a small wheel or a big wheel verison. Is there a difference or do they utilize the same shock? Thanks, Fergy