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socalluke

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  1. socalluke

    TTR125 Mikuni VM24 carburetor. It works!

    NICE Work!! Curious, what altitude and temp you are at? We rode yesterday, and my boy liked the carb. "Has more power higher up" was his comment. Stock air boot survived jumping, a mild get off, and the rare California desert mud bog.
  2. socalluke

    TTR125 Mikuni VM24 carburetor. It works!

    Hi lowered the clip 1 spot, so it sits in the 3rd slot. Due to a hesitation around 1/4 or 1/3 throttle, after dropping the pilot from 40 to 30. Dropping the clip (raising needle) cleaned that up Admittedly it may not be perfect yet. I live at the beach and can only ride around city streets for so long before people call the police. Ha! So I haven't taken it off road yet. However it is the best setup so far. @R1_6R - > nice find on the radiator hose! With the hose clamp issue gone, this will be the all time easiest carb/bike combination to work on!
  3. socalluke

    TTR125 Mikuni VM24 carburetor. It works!

    One correction to my post above. (I changed it.) The main jet is a 150. Wondering if I need to go to 155, as nothing really changes when I turn it past 3/4 throttle. @R1_6R I can't do pod filter as we riding in dusty conditions. Keep us posted on your mod for this. And for what it is worth, as you lean out the pilot circuit (I picked up a hesitation just past 1/4 throttle,) that I fixed by dropping the needle 1 clip from 2nd to 3rd from top.
  4. socalluke

    TTR125 Mikuni VM24 carburetor. It works!

    I had a bad float valve, broken choke, and of course terribly hard to start unless I laid it on the ground first, and then once started, it would take forever to warm up. So instead of the fixing all that, I bought a new Mikuni VM24-512 from Niche cycles. Installed it as delivered 40 pilot and 140 main. (didn't check the air screw.) Started right up and ripped around the neighborhood. (It is my kids bike.) Two things stood out: 1. Seemed awfully rich.....backed out the air screw and the rpm's kept climbing....until I was all the way out. 2. The idle would stay high for about 10-15 seconds then drop. (not sure if this was the rich pilot or the "S" curve in the fuel line to the carb. I have now routed it behind the frame member. Ended up at: 2004 125 TTR-LE Stock engine, with FMF pipe, snorkel & screen removed. Drilled 2 1.5inch dia. holes in airbox top. 100 ft elevation 60 degree temps 30 pilot, 2.5 turns out 150 main (might need to go up. Plug is mocha, but no real change past 3/4 throttle.) Huge improvement, but the biggest frustration, is that if you tighten down the air box boot onto the carb too much, the metal band will start to slip the boot off the carb.
  5. Like the footage! What tire you using for the rear?
  6. Anybody running a stabilizer? Not that the bike needs it (like my 15 FE501s did) and My 250, came with one....But they are pretty good "insurance" for hidden rock and chop at speed in the desert. Since it doesn't need it, nor do I like the heavy feeling of the GPR v4 on the 501 (with Golden Tyre Fatty's up front.) Wondering if the Showa stabilizer 24mm would do the trick? (It is for sure cheaper and makes the handlebar height/bar mount setup a little easier using flexx bars.)
  7. Rekluse + traction control, should kill it on technical climbs. Can't wait to hear how they work together.
  8. socalluke

    2019 FX350 TPS

    Do think the fueling is better for MY19......Haven't even thought about the tps or re-map...... Now my 15 FE501S, that was a much different story. haha!
  9. socalluke

    2019 FX350 TPS

    My Idle is right around 1600. If dead flat and smooth, I can do 2nd gear starts with no throttle and stock gearing. When I first got the bike, the rpm was 1100 (and that first hour ride, had a lot of flameouts, usually slowing going tight turns.)
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    2019 FX350 TPS

    I found that once I bumped up the idle to around 1600 rpm the flameouts went away 100%. All stock (well except skid plate and flexx bars) 20 hours later and this bike rips. Did take 10 or so hours for the suspension and motor to break in.
  11. 20 hour update: (and coming off of 3 days riding in the desert at Johnson Valley (where they hold king of the motos, if you've ever seen that terrain.) 1. Suspension is no longer too harsh. Have a found a setup that holds up in the whoops at speed, and is compliant enough in the rocky chop. It is fine for now and the best stock suspension I've ridden, thus far. I do like my custom valved for my weight, style, and terrain suspension on the 250 XCF better. But that is too be expected. And I might do that later. But for now, it works for high speed whoops and G outs, slow rocks, and slap down to flat landings. 2. This motor is perfect for me. 3. The lightweight feeling is addicting.
  12. Anyone using Map 2 or found a situation to use it? (Granted I haven't raced it yet, just spirited trail rides racing buddies.)
  13. Nice! What was the terrain like?
  14. Correct, it comes with a wire mesh cone, that is not USFS approved. But looks like a SA, however: 1. the factory cone point backwards while USFS points forward 2. the factory cone, has a small 1/4 diameter opening at the end of the cone, while the SA does not If the ranger, looked for the approval stamp and/or aimed his "metal stick" it could go through the opening in the end of the cone, he could make it fit and say it is not safe?? In reality, could care less if it is stamped......I just don't want to burn down the local riding area. So wondering if pinching the stock cone open top, would be enough?
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