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  1. CRF James

    XR70R Sometimes Won't Start

    It’s possible. Once the head heats up and all the metal expands... Checking/adjusting them is fairly quick, easy, and free and definitely won’t hurt anything. Btw, I have an ‘02 XR70 I have been working on myself and ran into the same issue with trying to find a carb to fit the odd sized intake. Ended up ordering a new intake so I could use a new carb since the original carb was damaged beyond repair by the former owner.
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    XR70R Sometimes Won't Start

    Well that does not should like the petcock then. Have you checked the valve lash yet?
  3. CRF James

    CRF110 Low Seat

    I assume you want to lower it for your son/daughter and don’t want to shave a perfectly good OEM seat. Maybe pick up a cheap chinese seat to shave down and keep the OEM seat to throw back on when he or she is ready. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162282374490
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    CRF110 Low Seat

    The seat height already about as low as a crf70. I don’t think you’re going to find any options as most the time people are trying to raise the seat height on those bikes.
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    XR70R Sometimes Won't Start

    If he rides it for awhile will it run out of gas and die?
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    XR70R Sometimes Won't Start

    Bike takes 4 things to run. Air, fuel, spark, and compressions. I usually start with spark, if I have that I move on the fuel and air, and then finally compression. In you particular case, I would start by checking if your ground wire is loose then confirm you have consistent spark by kicking it over multiple time. If that is good, and your jets are good and clear, check the fuel flow from your petcock. A clogged petcock may not be providing enough fuel to fill the float bowl quick enough which may be why it will start after sitting for awhile but once empty it may be taking awhile to fill the bowl again.
  7. Try this video, skip to 4:15 for cam chain tension adjustment.
  8. I am guessing that engine is likely a clone of the Honda 150F/230F engine. Here is a video on how to set the valves on the Honda. I would try this and see if it works for you.
  9. CRF James

    2001 RM250 spooge

    I was having a similar problem with my son’s RM85 when we first bought the bike and came here for help also. MLAtour helped me solve the problem. In our case we replace the worn exhaust header o-ring (which stopped the spoogen from leaking out of the exhaust port), and then switched to Amsoil Interceptor. Castor oil 927 has a flashpoint of about 420° where as Amsoil interceptor has a flash point of 183°. My son was a new rider and did not have the skill to wind out the engine on the track and was thus not getting the engine hot enough to burn off the high flashpoint premix we were using. With the lower flashpoint premix, we have eliminated the spooge problem completely. Don’t know how you ride but thought I would throw it out there.
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    2001 RM250 spooge

    Which premix are you running? Where is the spooge coming from? The exhaust port or the tail pipe?
  11. CRF James

    Supermot conversion

    Yes, you can put street tires on dirt rims. Most of the time, Supermoto conversions have the same sized wheels so if you wanted to do it properly you would need to source a smaller front wheel or get a smaller front rim and re-lace the front wheel.
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    Can’t find a gasket for ssr 125

    You need to replace the oil seal then. You can get a kit here: https://tboltusa.com/store/tbparts-oil-seal-kit-br-z50-crf50-xr50-ct70-pit-bikes-p-964.html Or swing by your local Honda Powersports dealer and ask for part # 91203-GBG-900 which is number 21 in this photo:
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    Coolster xr125 upgrades

    I would not recommend using synthetic oil or the clutch will likely start slipping. As for upgrades, I would say to ride and enjoy the bike for awhile and decide if you want to keep it before dumping money into it. Definitely change the chain thou as a snapped chinese chain could take out your mag pick-up. Coolsters are not known to be of great quality and you will not recover the upgrade costs when you go to sell the bike. I am guessing after a couple of months, you will want to upgrade to a higher quality bike and the money saved would be better spend towards a better quality bike.
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    Can’t find a gasket for ssr 125

    Here’s one that would probably work: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F282926808326
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    Can’t find a gasket for ssr 125

    The side cover gasket is nice as it helps keep dirt out of the flywheel area, but is not required. If you do want one, I am sure you can find one on eBay.
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