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  1. Michael S

    Bending an expansion chamber back into place?

    May want to check this out, $60. Seems like a good idea if you're cheap like me. http://www.fusiononeusa.com/
  2. Michael S

    Best bang for the buck front tire

    Talked to a local racer and he hooked me up with a used tire that's in much better shape than my old tire, thanks for the suggestions everyone.
  3. Michael S

    Best bang for the buck front tire

    I really appreciate the offer and this is why TT is such a great site but I'm in Sanford and I don't have my license yet and my dad is unwilling to drive me that far. I'm most likely going to either go with a Milville 2 or washougal II. anyone out there try both and have a well formulated opinion?
  4. Michael S

    Best bang for the buck front tire

    I've read a few other threads and the kenda washougal II keeps popping up and I think i'll give it a try, just got to find the best place to buy it from. thanks.
  5. I'm looking for a front tire for my 200XC, I ride mostly sand, soft loamy dirt, and a little bit of that tacky red carolina clay. Like most 15 year olds I don't have a whole lot of extra money lying around as my only income is during summer and fall when I'm cutting grass and raking leaves so I can't be spending 80 dollars on a tire. My bike still has the original front tire and it's been patched so many times I believe there is more patch than actual tire, the thing is awfully dry and missing a lot of sideknobs and is probably too sketchy to continue riding on. What front tire will last a fair amount of time, perform well on the mentioned terrain, and not kill my wallet? thanks.
  6. FMF Gnarly and a new Fly Racing jersey
  7. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    The bore is really smooth and there’s no scratches that I can feel with my finger nail. I’m 15 and my only income is mowing lawns in the summer and I don’t have enough money for a replace at the moment. Would it be safe to run like this for a little while longer with just new rings or should I let it sit in the garage til I have enough money to have it replated?
  8. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    I’m not losing any trans oil and I’m using good quality 2 stroke oil so I don’t think it’s either of those
  9. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    Ok, thanks
  10. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    should a scotch brite pad suffice as a scouring pad? The PO neglected this bike and it was listed fairly cheap and I thought it would be a good project to learn how to repair and do proper maintenance on
  11. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    here's some photos of the cylinder, still pretty new to this, anything noticeably wrong or anything that needs attention? I measured the the inside of the cylinder with a micrometer and I took the measurements a few different ways and all the measurements were a bit different but within .02 mm of each other both sideways across the cylinder and front to back along the cylinder.
  12. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    I think my dad has a micrometer, I'll measure the cylinder after school.
  13. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    I beleive it is Nikasil, I don't know a thing about cylinders, if it is worn how would this be fixed?
  14. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    How can I found out for sure if that's what it is?
  15. Michael S

    uneven piston ring wear

    what's that mean?
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