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  1. basmn

    Steering Head Lock removal

    Yep...dental pics should work..try one on each side or top and bottom at the same time...just enough to move it a small amount at a time..dont forget lube... welding rod is good for making pics also...its only a key..it will come out slowly. Patience is the key here ( no pun intended 😂 )
  2. basmn

    Top end rebuild, what happened?

    i don't like the crosshatch pattern on the hone job...does not look proper. this is what it should look like
  3. basmn

    Bigger tires on Polaris 570 sportsman

    I do not think by going up 1 size you will have any issues...yes it takes more power to turn larger tires..but i think your good...try polarisforum.com Good luck
  4. At 59 i figure that i do not bounce like i used to so i figured i would slow it down a bit....nice thing is that you see so much more out there ( wild life, new trails etc). When out with the kids i crank it up a notch and forget about the sight seeing. 🙂
  5. Greetings.

    Loved the review regarding the Airpro Buddy.

    I am looking to buy one but cant find it anywhere on the NET. Please help?

    1. basmn


      I have reached out to the editor of TT and airpro.com to try and get u the info you require. In the mean time try contacting  




      Let me know how you make out.


      Contributing editor

      Thumper talk forum


    2. basmn


      Go to airprofork.com

      Click on products. And u will find the buddy plug. It has been put on there web page now.

      Hope this helps..


    3. ndomiso


      Thanks! Much appreciated.


  6. Check out my review of the AirPro Buddy Plug Quiet Insert in the reviews section....it may be just what you need.
  7. basmn

    Motorcycle lift tables

    +1 on the full table. I have a princess auto 1000 lb pneumatic one and love it....i made a 2x4 adaptor for the quad.....no more lying on the floor.
  8. basmn

    How to remove a possible stripped stud

    Try to avoid helicoils.... use a time cert. This is what they use to repair spark plug threads in cylinder heads... best thread repair by far...dont skimp on this repair..it will come back and bite u....time certs are not cheap....but having to tear your engine down again to repair a helicoil..is not cheap either ......your call .
  9. basmn

    2007 YZ450 Overheating

    Decell pop is caused by the engine running lean in most cases ...this will cause the engine to run hot...a look into the carb is definitely in order . Check the plug colour first...that will tell a story.
  10. Dont do it.....buy my 2015 250fx for $6800.00 CDN .45 hrs of trail Only...mint
  11. basmn

    AirPro Buddy Plug Quiet Insert

    The AirPro Buddy Plug is an aluminium insert for OE exhaust systems designed to allow owners to tailor sound output (dB) to their particular needs. It's also a far more cost effective option to replace a lost OE baffle, since most OE's require you to buy the complete muffler assembly, sometimes for several hundred dollars. Simply remove the stock exhaust baffle and replace it with the AirPro plug. It has five threaded holes that allow you to restrict or open up exhaust flow by installing or removing the supplied bolts (plugs). The center hole is not threaded and can't be plugged for obvious reasons. The AirPro Buddy Plug looks well-made and has a nice polished finish. Instructions are clear and installation is simple. Just line-up the retaining screw threaded hole on the side and slide it in, install the retaining bolt into the existing hole, and you're ready to tune sound level to your liking. The factory spark arrestor remains and is unaffected. I tested the AirPro Buddy Plug on a 2004 and 2006 Honda CRF230F, stock baffle removed and uncorked. This means that the restriction plate in the air intake has been removed and carb jetting has been modified with a 45 pilot jet, 132 main jet, and needle set on the 3rd slot from the top (Honda power-up kit specs). I took sound level readings at idle, approximately 3ft from the muffler, directly behind and level with the outlet. When recording sound levels at 1/4 and 1/2 throttle, exhaust sound levels were overcome by engine noise with two or more bolts installed, so I believe actual sound levels were not accurately obtainable. However, at a distance of approximately 50ft, an observer stated that sound did decrease slightly as more bolts were installed. As a point of comparison, a normal conversation is around 60dB. Measurements by "Sound Meter" app using Samsung Galaxy S7 So, how does the AirPro Buddy Plug affect power? I started with the insert, zero bolts installed, and the butt dyno says there was was no noticeable power drop. I also noticed that I could now hear the air intake when I throttled up, something not previously noticeable. The AirPro Buddy Plug took the edge off the growl that the pipe originally had, something that was pleasing to my ears. As I rode, I progressively started adding bolts to the cap. The bike got quieter, but the mid-range on up suffered (as the manufacturer states). The power curve started to flatten out at 2 bolts installed, but the low-end wasn't affected. After all was said/done, my preference vs. the open stock exhaust was the AirPro Buddy plug installed with no bolts. According to the manufacturer, Buddy Plug is designed for those who want to quiet their bike down, where noise can be a problem, whether it's sneaking into your hunting turf, riding in areas were the residents don't like loud bikes, or cruising home and not waking the neighbors up. It's easy to open it up quickly for a blast on the trails and the same to insert as many bolts as you'd like before you set out for home. It's a wonderfully simple & easy-to-use solution if you ask me. Hits Quick & easy adjustment of sound output. Looks and fits well. Clear instructions and easy to install. No permanent mods to stock exhaust. Retains OE spark arrestor. Misses More than 2 bolts installed hurts mid-range on up power. Final Word The AirPro Buddy Plug is a neat little gadget that does what the manufacturer states it will do. I can now actually hear my tunes when riding above 1/4 throttle and I like that. Its probably not for everyone, but if your looking to drop some dB's, the AirPro Buddy Plug does the job quite nicely.
  12. basmn

    YamaLink Lowering Links

    Before I get into my thoughts on the Yamalink "Trail" Lowering Link, I want you to understand my frame of reference. I strictly ride my 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX recreationally on forested trails and I do not race. Despite being 6'1", I found my YZ250FX to be very tall and to have a high center of gravity. I was struggling in the tight stuff, only being able to touch with the tips of my toes (full weight on the bike) on level ground. In uneven terrain such as ruts, getting a foot down was hard if not impossible. I did some research, Yamalink's solution seemed like a viable solution, so I decided to give it a try. Yamalink offers 2 options: "Race" lowering link that drops the rear approx 19mm "Trail" model that drops the rear approx. 31.75mm I chose the Trail link both because of the larger drop and it seemed best suited to how I ride. Out of the box I was very impressed by the machining quality and finish of the link. It just looks well built. The link ships with installation instructions that I found simple to follow and thorough. Install time was about 30 minutes with basic tools and the fit is perfect, something that can be hard to find with aftermarket products. The YamaLink was a perfect fit on my YZ250FX I adjusted my rear sag to 110mm and slid the forks up in the triple clamp 6mm as not to alter steering geometry. Yamalink does suggest respring the shock with their Trail model, but I wanted to give the stock spring a try before deciding. Note that I weight in right at 190lbs.. Sitting on the bike, I can now get both my feet flat on level ground! This immediately offered up a more secure, confidence inspiring feeling. On the trails, the rear suspension is just a little softer, but this was to my liking. It now absorbs bumps, rocks, and ruts better than before and even the front end seems to track better in rutted turns and wanders less in the sand. The bike is now just more manageable and this translates into making the bike more enjoyable to ride. This was exactly what I was looking for! I plan on leaving the rear shock spring stock because it suits my style of riding perfectly and see no reason to change it. However, you're an aggressive trail rider or race, you'll likely want to follow Yamalink's recommendation. Pros Excellent build quality, finish, and fit. Easy to install. Serviceable (grease fitting). Lifetime warranty on the bearing. Increases manageability & control of tall bikes w/ shorter inseamed riders. Cons None if you select the right flavor for your riding conditions, skills, and expectations. Bottom-line The Yamalink "Trail" Lowering Link does everything that its manufacturer states it will do, and does it very well. If you're struggling with a tall bike, I highly recommend you consider Yamalink. YamaLink worked great and added a little bling to boot.
  13. +1 on your comment, we trail ride for fun as well. My kids like to go fast some times..so i let them go out together and i sit out...when we all ride together its a relaxed enjoyable pace....all good...
  14. basmn

    Looking for the Condenser on a 1980 XR80

    Condenser should be attached to the coil...under the tank....make sure the mounting screws are clean (grounds)
  15. basmn

    Newbie confusion

    Go for the honda 230f if you want a no nonsense easy to maintain, reliable, fuel efficient , fun to ride bike.....just so u know its nothing special and has price point suspension but its bullet proof and fun....check valves once a yr...change oil (1L) every 10 hrs..and ride it....