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    if you're thinking about a SS brake line...

    Guys, Venhill has a US distributor. http://www.forwardgear.biz/ The guy that owns it is a really good guy and very customer focussed. Definitely worth looking at if you want alternatives to what we can get thru the normal channels.
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    Piston circlips

    +1 for just make sure the circlips are seated in the groove. I have never had it make any difference either.
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    head gasket

    Orings are designed to be able to move in the grooves slightly. The RTV probably wont help the ability to seal. Are there any scratches, etc. in the oring grooves or on the oring sealing surface?
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    2009 RM250xc in europe!

    Hey, thats the same graphics package I have!
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    2000 Rm250 Help Please Rebuild

    This would actually be a really good time to do a big bore kit.
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    How hard is it to rebuild top end?

    The dry rebuild actually helps your rings seat. It isnt a bad thing.
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    Premix/gearbox oil... Which do you use?

    OK, I will get started. Motul 800 premix at 50:1. I run it because that is what Motul recommends. No piston scuffing and have never had a crank or rod failure in the 10 years I have been using Motul. Motul Transoil in the gearbox. No failures and it always shifts good. I dont know if it is any better than any other options but it has always worked for me. The Motul stuff might cost a bit more but has never caused me problems so I stick with the "if it aint broke dont fix it" school of thought.
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    Michelin Power Pilot Air Pressure

    Hey Scott, I found 19- 20 on the front with the PP's made the front end feel like it was going to slide out all the time. I really didnt like it. For track day riding I was running 22 front / 23 - 24 rear. Normal street riding I ran 24 / 26. Everyone likes things a bit different but that is what worked for me.
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    2002 Rm250

    I would do the top end including reeds. Clean up the power valve really good as they can get pretty gummed up. Also grease or replace all bearings and bushings in the rear suspension and swingarm. You will be amazed how much better the bike works when all of that is greased up and working properly. If you want to replace Pivot Works makes a pretty good kit. I would get all of the mechanical stuff sorted then work on prettying it up.
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    is smoke coming out of this pipe a problem...

    No worries. Thats completely normal.
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    Getting married, but the DRZ has a problem with it...

    Thats definitely the best. When I ride with my ring on I tend to get bad blisters as well as interfering with my clutch. The wife pretty much knows that bike in truck = ring on nitestand.
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    Time for some new boots

    I have heard the Tech 3's are good. I have the Tech 6's because I hate that inner bootie and the "ski boot" feel of the higher end boots. Mine get treated like yours and get cleaned at the carwash occasionally. Usually the mud just stays on till the next ride. They are still in good shape after 8 yrs of this treatment. I have been using Alpinestars for the better part of 15 yrs and have never had a bad pair
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    Newbe Using Maxima Mixing cup

    I stole one of my wifes measuring cups. She wasnt that happy but she got over it.
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    is ATF good fork oil?

    It sure is but you conveniently forgot about the "automatic" part of the ATF. ATF has to deal with alot more tasks than conventional transmission oil. Where ATF is designed to deal with torque converters, valves, and gears the conventional tranny oil is designed just to protect gears from wear.
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    is ATF good fork oil?

    I gotta agree. Maybe I am just a sucker for the marketing but I use fork oil in my forks, tranny oil in my tranny and ATF in my wifes car with an automatic transmission. You will never have a problem caused by using an oil that is engineered for the job you want it to do.