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  1. Mr. C

    2003 XR100 Spark Arrestor

    Hi, all. I just picked up an XR100 for my son, and it is missing the exhaust tip / spark arrestor. I need one for the public trails. Am I better off looking for the OEM part, or is the billet style exhaust tip with the screen good enough? Thanks for the suggestions. Peter
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    KLR Pics - Post Em

    Here is mine: I just ordered a few new parts, so it will look different soon!
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    How to Remove Double Throttle Cable from TTR125L?

    Ah, that makes sense. I will be taking the carb off tonight, so I am glad you replied. I just wanted to see if there was some sort of trick involved. Thanks.
  4. Hi there. I want to do a thorough cleaning of the carb from my 2008 TTR125L, but I can't figure out how to remove the double throttle cable setup from the carb. Does anyone have any tips on how to do it? Thanks.
  5. I agree. I have a 2008 TTR125L that has that constant tick sound. I set my valves to the loose end of the range, so I figure it is just the valve train as mentioned. I have the stock exhaust on mine, so I think I can hear it more simply because the bike is so quite!
  6. Hi, all. The 2008 I have has the dual cable throttle on it. Someone told me that the needle has a clip on it (I have not looked into it yet). If that is the case, is there any advantage to setting a position different than stock? I have the 17.5 pilot and the 110 main jet to put in, but thought I would ask about the clip position before I opened the carb. Thanks.
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    Oil Ratio for an Old Bike Question

    Thanks for that. I will keep running that ratio. It just seemed like a lot of oil to me. At least I will be able to send smoke signals if I get stuck on the trail!
  8. Hi there. I just picked up a 1979 IT 175 F and the manual says to use a 20:1 ratio for the fuel mix. With today's newer oils, is that the ratio I should still be using, or would you suggest something different? I am new to the whole 2-stroke thing, so I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.
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    Buying a TTR 125

    The electric start is certainly nice, but I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker if I found a nice L model. My wife has the L and it is really easy to kick over. In fact, I thought there was something wrong with it when I first tried it. It is easier to start than my kids XR 70! One thing I have noticed is that with the stock exhaust, it is super quiet. I can hear the valves clicking away, but there is nothing wrong with them. They are just more noticable since you can barely hear the exhaust! Good luck in your search.
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    Extended Subframe on TTR230 for Rear Rack?

    Sorry for the delay with my reply. The rack in the image is the Suzuki DRZ400 rack (the one made by Suzuki, but all the aftermarket ones should fit as well). It fits almost perfectly. To mount it, I just added a cross-link on the existing tubes (shown in the other images) and then drilled through the fender. I had to drill the holes bigger on the rack since the seat bolts are bigger on the TTR as compared to the DRZ. I wouldn't want to have someone use it as a seat, but it is strong enough to hold my tools and stong enough to be used to pull the bike out of the mud, etc. I hope this helps!
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    2006 TTR50 Twichy Super Sensitive Steering

    I love watching videos of kids booting around on bikes! Excellent! When you are off the bike with the front raised off the ground, do the head bearings operate smoothly? I had a bike with bearings that "grabbed" a bit in certain places. This made me push a little harder to overcome the "grabbiness". This made my steering quite twitchy. I couldn't tell the bearings were poor when I was riding, since it was just a slight issue. It wasn't till I had the bike up that I noticed the problem. The race was pitted and I had to change the head bearings. Problem solved. If the bearings are too tight they can have the same issue as above. You need to push a little harder to steer, which means you over steer a bit. I don't know if this helps or not, but I thought I would let you know my experience. Good luck!
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    TTR230 Bar Riser Question

    Hi there. I had a set of bar risers on my DRZ400S. Here is the link: http://www.barrisers...rdrisers78.html When I tried to put them on the TTR230, the bolt holes didn't line up. According to the site links to above, Yamaha has a slightly different bolt pattern. Reading through this forum, I hear a number of people use the Tusk brand risers. Do they come in different bolt patterns, or are people drilling them out? The uop and forward risers I have are great, but I am not interested in spending another $80 for the correct set. Any suggestions?
  13. Word of mouth. I have talked to a few guys my weight who went with the 0.50 and they said it was just too stiff and they didn't like the ride. I probably could have used the 0.50, but I am not that aggressive and I didn't want the suspension to be too stiff. I I was in to big air, etc., then I would have moved to the 0.50. Here is what someone else in another thread said: "I am 220 lbs and a bit long in the tooth (52). I felt the .48/5.7 combo was too harsh for my style of riding (fast fire roads, single track, no jumping). It warmed up enough for me to replace my .48/5.7 combo back to the stock springs" Maybe I would have been even happier with the 0.50, but for my riding style, I was quite happy with the changes the 0.48 made. Do you know anyone that has the 0.50 installed? The best way to know is to try it out yourself if you can.
  14. I am 230 lb WITHOUT gear, and I had the 0.48 fork springs. This made a great difference. I was very happy with the. I also had the 5.7 rear spring from raceTech. I wouldn't want to go much heavier on the front. I have some hardly used 0.48 springs in my garage right now (I sold my DRZ ). PM me if you are interested. I am in Ontario as well.
  15. That is a bummer! Oh well. At least you will have a nice new shiny one! Nothing worse than the sound of the snap when you break the hub. You are not the first to do it and you certainly won't be the last.