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  1. This guy finished 8th out of 240 at the TKO race 1 on a YZ250. Maybe a YZ250X? I have a YZ250 and a KDX200 and the KDX is better at tight technical but not by much. I like 12/52 gearing on my YZ. Best YZ mod for me is softening the forks with a KDX spring and a DIY revalve that didn't cost anything. I also use an 18" rim with gummy tires. Mine is a 98 which is tame compared to newer ones and the only engine mod is a flywheel weight.
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    Rimlocks for tubeless set-up??

    I run a tubless trials rim on my YZ125 and it has no rimlocks. I don't think you can have tubeless and rimlocks. There's a trials rim that has no spoke holes and the spokes are on a flange. A flat trials tire on a tubeless rim is impossible to unmount with tire irons. You need a bead breaker. You can ride slow with a flat but it is possible for the tire to come loose just like on a car.
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    YZ500 for 2019? Is it real?

    There is a 500cc KTM conversion kit that you can get on the waiting list for $6000.
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    How to paint plastic engine covers

    I'm going to paint my 99 YZ125 cover. I already painted my 98 YZ250 cover and it looks so much better. I just cleaned it and spray painted with rustoleum hammered gray which is tough and holds up to boot scuffing. It doesn't have the logo though. For the 125 I am going have a red logo. Method I am going to use is clean, spray paint logo red then fill recessed logo with watered down elmers glue. Then sand smooth, paint and peel out glue.
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    GPI rads

    I have GPI on my 99 YZ125. A spigot had to be modified/bent to fit for clearance issue. Had to modify overflow fitting for clearance issue. Cap is difficult to take off so I used stock cap. Otherwise happy with GPI. I have a theory that whoever makes GPI also makes Mylers.
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    YZ125 Wheel Offsets for Lacing

    The rubber band is about a quarter inch thick so it is very durable.
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    YZ125 Wheel Offsets for Lacing

    There is a rubber band to seal but I've always had them leak and have to use sealant. Better design is with a flange.
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    YZ125 Wheel Offsets for Lacing

    Do you know others running a trials tire with no tube? Not talking about Tubliss.
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    YZ125 Wheel Offsets for Lacing

    I don't like 19 and want the bigger selection of tires with 18. I swap wheels between my YZ125 and 250. One has a rim from a KDX200 and the other has a Morad trials rim. I might be the only one riding a MX bike with a tubeless trials tire.
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    YZ125 Wheel Offsets for Lacing

    I laced up an 18 inch rim on my 1999 YZ125 using Tusk spokes and all the spokes had the same bend and length so I laced them up with no offset. Rides fine.
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    98 YZ250 46mm kyb front fork options

    I have the same forks and modified them for woods with my only costs were oil, new bottom out bumpers and new seals. I weigh 150 and like stock KDX200 forks while most people don't. I had an extra pair of KDX200 springs and used them in the YZ forks with some filing down of the plastic spring guides to make them fit. I took out some shims and rearranged others and now the forks feel good in the woods. If your forks are too harsh, try lighter springs and revalving. I used these instructions as a guide but didn't follow exactly. https://advrider.com/f/threads/yz250-woods-build.1034442/
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    2001 YZ250 Yah, they are still hot!

    Here's a 98 for you half an hour away. If you can get it for $800 and spend another $1000 on it, it would be a nice bike. https://offerup.com/item/detail/536729160/ Probably never seen the dirt and wheelies forever on the street! My 98 is a great bike except the stock forks are terrible for woods. The only part I couldn't find is a new powervalve to replace the worn out one. I was able add more metal to the worn out stops.
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    The Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

    The organizers really need to use checkpoints to prevent course cutters. At least a dozen riders were witnessed cutting the course in race 1.
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    The Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

    I decided to stay home for this race along with 40 others who DNS. A buddy who last year finished the first race in an hour and a half, this year took 2 hours 20 minutes so I know it was a lot harder this year with all the rain Friday night. Here are the results. Looks like no amateurs made it to the final. https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1578086
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    Big chinese radiators for Beta rr

    I have GPI rads they look just like Mylers without the cross brace. I wonder if they rebrand them. They work fine but needed a little spigot bending to fit.