Samuel Theriault

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  1. Alright, sorry to be stupid. Can't spell basic words as well!
  2. Ok so I don't really know what forum to put this in but this piece fell from my googles when taking them off. I'd like to know where it goes and what it does. The googles are Fox: Air Space. Thanks in advance, sorry if I am at the wrong place for this question!
  3. I can see the gaskets are new so it makes sense that the guy wasn't lying. Same thing happened today. Bike was super hard to start if I let it cool down after operation. When I take it out for the first time of the day though it start relatively good. Sucker just needs some sleep huh? It really looks like it's not getting enough air. Starts better without the choke and I need to open the throttle a bit when its just about to start. When taking off it sometimes slowly drowns too and this is not due to bad clutch work. Once rolling everything's fine. What do you all think. Pilot air screw and be done with it that's my guess/wish. Thanks for the input by the way!
  4. The plug isn't fouled... yet. It still works fine it just was a hassle to start and ran like shite right after starting, after warming up everything was back to normal. As for how many hours on the top end, If the previous owner tells truth and it was new then it probably has less than 15 hours on it. But if he was not telling the truth then I guess I have no idea... God I feel dumb sometimes. I will get a compression check and see the readings.
  5. Yes I was riding relatively slow but not low rev all the time. I'd say it was moderate because I did open it up quiet a bit in straights. My throttle cable issue will be fixed, I just need a longer cable because I think the previous owner cut it for some reason? The rubber booth is taped together at the tip. I always ride woods. After finally starting, it was idling at very low rpm, almost not sustaining itself and I forgot to say that it did stall on me when doing an e brake turn right after and the clutch was fully pulled in I am sure of it. I did not touch the air screw because as I said it was running great and didn't seem to need anything in particular.
  6. I've been riding in the woods yesterday and my yz125 runs great. But then I shut it off and leaned it on a tree to take a little break. Then, when I tried kickstaring it, it wouldn't fire back up. Sometimes it turned over by itself for a turn or two but didn't keep going. It took me about 15 minutes of hard kicking with and without the choke to start it up. Usually when it's warm it starts in one small kick and cold its about 3-4 with the choke. When I came home I pulled the sparkplug out and the spark plug tip was brown as it should be but the ring was wet, dark and dripping. Should I rejet my bike, knowing that it was raining sprinkles and the air was humid, and if so what do you recommend me changing? Is this just a case of putting around too much with it since I was in the woods? Also, when I turn the bars completely right, it pulls on the throttle cable and gives gas. Could it be that the bike was parked with the bars to the right and it flooded it with gas? Thanks in advance! I can post pictures if needed just ask me.
  7. I am 15 and 120 lbs as well. Started this year (technically last year but was only about an hour before snow ruined my fun.) on a 2004 yz125. My first ever dirt bike and never had any experience with anything mechanized, only had the knowledge and we all know experience is what's important. Bike gave me a smile for a whole month after riding it. Now only problem is my broke school boy ass trying to maintain it. Once I get a routine going and complete my tool box it'll be ok though. I'd sleep with the bike, it is my soul and passion. Get a 125 and HAVE FUN!
  8. So for confirmation would you say this is gold enough? Sorry for the weird angle its the only picture I had laying around. Oh by the way, these stupid graphics are getting a one way ticket to the trash soon. Just didn't get the time yet.
  9. Ok so a bit of a stupid question here. I've had this yz125 for a little bit now and I have been refering to the 2004 yz125 user manuel. Every thing in there matches so its no biggy but so does in the 2003 manuel. When I bought it, the previous owner said it was a 2003. Yet, the vin says its a 2004. What I think is causing the confusion is that the PO said it was a 2003 because it was made in 2003 but manufacturers say they are 2004 thus explaining the vin saying its a 2004. What I want to know here is obvious, what year is my bike (the one the manufacturers give it)?What references could I base myself on to know that? Sorry for no pictures, will post when I get home. If there is a specific part you need to see, your wish is my command. Thanks in advance!
  10. Do you have a picture of that bike? This color scheme sounds super nice. I am also loving these rebuilds. Kind of making me wish for manufacturers to sell bikes in pieces so you could build yourself... Oh ya I loved legos.
  11. I mean ate the plug as in it killed it, there was no sparks being produced eventhough it looked in fantastic shape. I can send pictures once I get home. I don't know what you mean by removal tip but the power cord is and was as tight as it could be. The idle seems perfect. I almost want to say that the previous owner jetted it for winter before me but I doubt he did. It revs perfect, idles well, dosen't smoke too much or too less and it doesen't smell bad. This seems really strange to me. I have no idea why it died like that. Edit: here are the spark plug pictures, looks fine to me.
  12. Could running the bike lean cause a plug to foul? I know running it rich does but I doubt running it lean would cause that? Because my bike ate a plug after running it for half an hour or so in 0c temps. The plug wasn't white but it looked pretty new although it didn't produce sparks, only a weak one here and there but not nearly enough. I ran the bike for a bit and then stopped it to speak to someone. When I took off, I waited a minute or so with the engine running. Then I took off and had the time to do about 30 ft before it slowly bogged and never fired up again. I simply changed the plug and it worked perfectly but I am still worried about this. Is this normal behaviour? Edit: The plug was a BR9ES even though in the manual it says to use a BR9EG. Is there a real difference between the two or did the name just change in the past years?
  13. People are saying all around me that if I start my bike in this temperature (-10c to -15c) it is going to harm it. They say that by the time it gets warm by idling it's gonna be filled with carbon deposits. How true is that? Will starting it at -15c and riding a bit harm the bike in any way?
  14. I think I am just gonna fire it up during the winter just so the engine runs for a couple of minutes. Saying this now is easy but I am pretty sure I won't resist and I'll rip it around a bit. Though I don't know whether or not I should run it with all this old, stabilized fuel come summer. I just don't want to completely waste all this fuel and drain it out for new fuel. Should I run it with the old fuel come summer or should I drain it? I won't be racing it or anything so performance isn't an issue at all. I just want the best for the well being of my machine.
  15. The thing is, it turns out riding a 125 in 4ft snow and up is actually pretty hard. That's why I have to store it. Believe me, as soon as the snow starts to melt I will be one of the first madmen to go ride in the bitter chills of Canada.