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  1. blimpman

    Suzuki DR-Z125L 2005

    I bought this bike mainly as a knock around bike/ pit bike. PO had neglected a few things which I fixed very quickly. Brakes, bearings, tires, filters, oil, and handguards turned it into a very nice looking and running bike. PO put a new carb and new plastics on it. It starts first kick, stone cold, no choke. Easiest starting bike I have ever owned. There have been over 15 bikes come thru my garage. I am a senior rider with some medical issues, 165lbs and have been riding for many years. I rode this bike yesterday for about an hour. I was able to find a few hill climbs to test on. I was really amazed that a 125 could have the guts that this bike has. I would suggest giving these smaller bikes a try, you might have a lot of fun.
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    New old crusty project... thoughts/ideas?

    IMHO, Get the engine running then spend your $ on suspension. Put some hours on it. Then if you like it spend money on engine work. I had a 2005 YZ250F and the stock engine had plenty of power as is.
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    CRF150/230 Pics and Mods

    Yes, Kyle did the suspension work. I only use him for suspension.
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    CRF150/230 Pics and Mods

    Picked up a 2004 very inexpensively. Tires, skidplate, brakes,wheel bearings, airfilter, bar risers, BBR CDI, jet kit, air screw, foot pegs, fork springs and emulators, TrailTech computer, rear rack, handuards, grips, chain and sprockets (14/50) and a good amount of elbow grease.
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    Lets see your xt250 or xt225

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    Lets see your xt250 or xt225

    2015. First thing i did was replace the front fender with a universal Acerbis. Then threw away that stupid little black fender. I put barkbusters on it, magnetic drain plug, a 12vdc adapter and Kenda Trackmaster II tires on it. It is a very capable dual sport bike and will take me anywhere i want. Very fun to ride.
  7. I just cleaned out my carb due to E-10 sitting too long. I had some health probs that kept me off the bike for awhile. After reassembly, gas leaks from the drain screw even when firmly seated. Did I forget an o-ring or something? Anyone have a picture of their drain screw? I have a 2006 XT-225 that I have owned since new. My way of making easy starts if the bike had been sitting for over 7 days would be to simply drain the carb with this screw first and then the bike would fire right up. It never leaked till I cleaned the carb so I thought I might have forgotten something.
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    Yamaha WR250R (2008)


    Best Bike I have ever owned
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    Yamaha WR250R 2008

    Best Bike I have ever owned
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    Front Brake Caliper

    Is there a caliper bracket that has to be installed between the rotor and the caliper on a 2008 YZ250F?
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    Stuck bolt

    I have two frozen bolts that connect the shroud plastic to the gas tank. I assume the receiving nut is spinning in the gas tank. Any ideas on how to get the bolt out?
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    Front Brake Caliper

    I bought a parts bike that I am getting back into rideable condition. It is a 2008 YZ250F. I need a front brake caliper. I bought one off of Fleabay that was a 2006 model. Supposed to fit 06-09. Well the spacing between the mounting bolts on the fork is alot smaller than the caliper is made for. Is there a different caliper size for this year? Any help would be appreciated.
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    TTR 230 Tuning

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    TTR 230 Tuning

    Yes you will need a longer chain. Just buy one at about 118-120 links and cut it to the right length for your rear sprocket
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    TTR 230 Tuning