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  1. I bought one. You just have to consider what it is when you ride. Mine is just a trail bike, teaching my daughter how to ride and use the clutch. The engine is a licienced knock off of a honda. The company I bought mine from has parts for the bike and have been great to deal with. Sure, if you take it out and thrash it you'll break it faster than a brand name bike. For the price I paid for it I wouldn't beable to duplicate it. I am happy with it so far. When I am old and gray I'll put-put around on it in my yard if I fall and break a hip at least I'll do it with a smile on my face.
  2. As mama used to say "Stupid is as stupid does." If it sounds like a bad idea to you ... guess what? It is a bad idea for you! Ride your own ride and do NOT be intimidated by others. Did they ever fish out that guys bike? If not that was an expensive lesson to learn. If they did what was the extent of damage?
  3. Word of warning! If you are going to use the bikes power or ride the bike up a ramp be sure to attach the ramp to the truck so it can't shoot out from underneath the bike. I've seen it happen. Bike usually falls on top of the rider. Good luck and be safe.
  4. I have a bunch of MR 175 parts kicking around my shop if anyone is interested.
  5. It could be a bad seal behind the sprocket or if you have a clutch pushrod on that side it could be that too. Cheap easy fix if it is a seal. You should include make, model and engine size in your post. The more specific the better the help you'll get. Good luck
  6. The best riding dirt bike I remember being on was the first year (69 or 70?) Maico came out with a 125cc. It was owned by the dealership I raced for. Naturally the owners son got to race it. But I loved that bike. It was fast and smooth as silk. It is the only one I have ever seen all these years later. Sure would like to own one.
  7. Try a bearing house. Take both bearings with you and tell them what you need to accomplish. It might be as simple as matching up a new bearing with the right OD and the right ID to fit the stem and the race hole. Can't hurt to try and it might be the cheapest thing to do. Good Luck.
  8. Lower the tonnage rate on the van that is what makes it a commercial vehicle. Get it rated as a half-ton or 3/4 ton. What is it licensed for one-ton? Your DMV should be able to help you out on it. Good luck!
  9. Drill it out, plug it and re-drill. Cheaper than $400 bucks. If you feel uncomfortable doing it check with an automotive machine shop or a biker machine shop. Good luck.
  10. The absence of grease will cause bearings to disintegrate into thin air, thus giving the allusion of never, ever having been there. If you bought the bike used and you didn't check ALL the bearings for grease or for that matter if you bought it new and didn't check it for grease (factories are cheap and skimpy when it comes to grease) then you've learned the hard way. (Don't feel bad we have all been there). Regular (as in, I poop every day regularly) maintenance is important to your bike's well being. Best advise is to check all bearings and grease points now. If your rear wheel is like this what about the rest of your bike? You'll pay now or you'll pay dearly later. Good luck and keep it greasy!
  11. How much $$$$? Did you buy it? I think I would.
  12. I don't see anything there that can't be fixed. Do you have a six-inch vice? Do you have access to a welder or a friend with a welder? The difference between a mechanic and a technician is this: technicians replace parts, mechanics fix parts if at all possible. Be self-reliant and creative. Good luck.
  13. Why do you need the VIN number researched? Is it for parts or for getting a title? If you bought the bike with no title (We have all learned this lesson the hard way and expensive way) you might be screwed with a salvaged bike. If it is just for parts contact your dealer he can look up the VIN number for you and get the right parts for you.
  14. Get a new one or have your old one re-sleeved if you can.
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