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Mutton hash

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  1. Hey guys, Thanks for the replies. I've come across some opinions that washing the bike introduces water into the internals (perhaps through the air box or past the exhaust plug?). I don't pressure wash though. I just use a garden hose and every few washes a brush and Simple Green as well. As for not caring what the neighbors think, I do care. I get that people who have zero appreciation for why dirt bikes are so much fun would find them obnoxiously loud. I'd rather keep a low profile and not be "that guy." I still have to run it occasionally for oil changes and other maintenance. Usually I'll try to do that on a weekend day if I'm not riding. Anyhow, sounds like a lot of you don't bother to run the bike after washing. The leaf blower sounds like a good idea. Thanks again.
  2. Hey all, I know it's ideal to run a bike for a few minutes after washing it. Problem for me is that I live in a condo complex. There's a place I can wash the bike outside my unit, and I don't think this really bothers anyone, but firing it up afterwards (125 2-stroke) is undoubtedly going to be perceived by some of my neighbors as obnoxious. I've been doing it lately (new bike—I want to take good care of it), and no one has outright complained yet, but I feel like I'm pushing my luck with maintaining good will among all the residents here. How much damage can I do if I just plug the exhaust and tape over the intake when I wash and then put her away wet? Thanks.
  3. Thanks, D. I will check all the items you listed and any other similar things I can think of. I could measure the chain for stretch as well. If it looks new then I guess it's low enough hours that it essentially is.
  4. Hi all, I have a chance to get a good deal on a '17 YZ125 from a dealer who is willing to do a trade for my street bike. Supposedly the bike has only one hour. I asked the sales guy how he knows and he said that's what the hour meter reads. Apparently the original owner (returning vet rider) bought it, rode it once, and decided to get a four stroke. I'm wondering whether there would be some tell-tale signs—without tearing into it of course—indicating whether indeed the bike has only one hour or if maybe the hour meter was installed sometime after the bike had already been ridden. I haven't seen the bike yet. Sales guy said it's cosmetically perfect, so that would be one indication. I have no reason to doubt him either, but I like to verify for myself when I can. Thanks for any help or suggestions.