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    Dirt biking. Cars, trucks, and almost anything with an engine. Used to live to snowmobile but hard to do now that I'm in Texas.
  1. GettingThere

    Yz125 Crank and crank seals

    No problem and glad to be able to help. Hope the new seals work out.
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    Yz125 Crank and crank seals

    Sorry picture is not too great. Tried getting the caliper down in the wiring harness notch. Hope the measurement is accurate......reading 40.91 mm.
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    Yz125 Crank and crank seals

    Let me go measure and snap a picture. Be back in a few.
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    2006 YZ125 midrange issues?

    Sounds like the ignition is not your problem but I thought it may be worth asking if you checked your meter leads before checking the resistance? It is always good to touch them together to see what resistance the leads are reading. Decent leads should show a real small value, like 0.1 or 0.2 ohms. If the leads are a little "iffy" and reading a little higher that may make a 0.36 ohm reading more like the 0.4 ohms you saw. Just a thought.
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    Yz125 Crank and crank seals

    Here is a quick measurement of a Wiseco crank, with Harbor Freight calipers, in my 2003 YZ125 that I need to get back to work on. Looks real close to 20.00 mm or 0.7875 in. Hope these numbers are fairly accurate. Somewhat hard to get a good measurement with the calipers with the crank still in the cases. Curious what you find out.
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Ok, cool. Good to know. Thx!!
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Ok, that is good to know. I would imagine he is a busy guy. Is that anything to worry about when needing parts down the road? Can the cases be made to go back to stock bore easy enough down the road if needed?
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Hey Doc, I hear you on this I'd like to keep this on a budget but the 144 sounds like so much fun. I tried calling Eric Gorr 3 times this morning and I'm getting a Verizon message saying the customer is not available. Is that my sign?? My gut tells me to do the bottom end and then run it for a bit with the top end I have cleaned up the best I can. I'm a little curious to try these existing parts to see how well it will run and get an hour meter on it. Then just plan to pull the top end in 25 or 50 hrs to take a look? In the meantime may try to grab a new cylinder, head, and piston when the motorcycle budget recovers from the current expenditures to have it ready to go. Just ordered the YZ250 tank this morning. $279 from Partszilla for OEM. My wife likes making soap and candles so that keeps her busy. She puts up with us playing with bikes now. It has always been something. Cars, trucks, snowmobiles when we were in NY, tractors, bulldozer.....good grief😜 Thanks for the heads up on the reed valve screws. I will check them out. I have some new reeds in the drawer I will put on it when it goes back together.
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    I seem to keep hearing that about guys with 125's and big bore 125's that they just love riding them. I can honestly say we really have enjoyed the 125's so far and plan to keep them around. I'll give Eric Gorr a call today and then try to figure out the direction I'm headed. Thanks again.
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Hey mrdsee, Thanks for that info. Maybe I should call Eric Gorr before I rule out doing a 144?
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Well, all of you guys said it did not look like detonation as that was what I assumed I was hearing. After looking at it again when you all said it looked like something has been throught the top end....it sure does look like the damage on the piston lines up with the damage on the head. Is it possible something went through the engine and the previous owner had the cylinder sleeved and installed a new piston? Then the new piston got this damage from banging the head which is the noise I thought was detonation? TommyCrown also said to check the power valve closely and the left side sure seems awful close to the bore. Looks like it may have kissed the piston? Do I just remove some of the power valve to clearance it? Thanks guys for all the help!!
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Ok, thanks for the great info. I'll see if I can make it survive to be used some more.
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Sounds like a nice bike you have. I initially liked the thought of the big bore but think I should probably wait for a bit on it?? I assume you shipped your cases in to have them modified which means now would be the time for me to do it? Do you know ballpark what the whole upgrade cost? I would really like to try a 144 at some point. I would only want to do a pump gas head for what we do. I appreciate the great info.
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    I wondered about the exhaust bridge because it does look a little "iffy" but I am no expert. Do you recommend trying to clearance it a little and see if everything stays in place? Being a sleeve I assume I can give it a light hone with a ball hone?
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    2003 YZ125 Top and Bottom End Advice

    Thanks for the thoughts. After looking at it again today I definitely think you are right. I thought it was detonation but I have a couple pictures to post and the marks on the piston seem to line up well with the damage on the head. My thoughts are the damage to the head occurred before I bought it. Ordered a flywheel puller, case splitter, and crank puller today. I'll get going on it when the tools show up.
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