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    What do you think of the Pitster X4R?

    Hell yeah it is! I'm trying not to look at it with 'buy me' eyes.
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    Pitster X2r wont stay running

    Wouldn't hurt to check the connections on your coil also. The connectors on mine were loose and arcing all over the place. Made a huge difference.
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    X2 and X4 side by side

    Awww Crap! Now I gotta save for another bike!
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    Footpegs for X2 ???

    Fastway pegs here... Love 'em and they add to the looks I think. They are damn expensive though.
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    Knockoff Fight

    I agree... Go ride yer bikes already! P.S. while you guys fight, I'll be riding both honda and chinese...
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    Magnetic drain plugs for pit bike

    Radio shack... rare earth neodymium miniature magnets very cheap. Or ebay.. There is an oil screen inside the engine case but you have to remove the clutch cover to get at it. May as well clean the centrifugal filter while you're at it. Counter sink a small hole in your oil drain bolt. Mix up some jb weld. Put a dab of jb weld on the bottom of the mini magnet and plop her into the hole you drilled into the oil drain bolt. Walla... instant magnetic oil drain bolt and damn strong magnet at that!
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    Engine oil...

    Rotella 15w40 is what I run and I change it often. We-don't-need-no-dir-ty oil... all in all just another brick in the wall... LoL. If money wasn't an issue, I'd run amsoil all the way. Speaking of which... you guys should treat your centrifugal filter to a cleaning at least once a year if not more often. Get yourself a clutch cover engine gasket and have at it. You'll be surprised to find all the gunk you'll see in there and you'll be glad you got it out!
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    Fastway wide footpegs

    Yeah, When I get the time I'll pop some for ya. Right now in the middle of a build though.
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    Fastway wide footpegs

    Although I got a deal on the latest purchase I made locally (honda z50) and a bunch of parts, I hadn't realized how much of a deal it was until I looked these puppies up. http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/fastway_footpegs.htm Immediately these fastway wide pegs came out of the free parts box and went onto my x2r. Man they compliment the looks of the bike nicely and when sitting on the bike they sure feel like they'll provide way more balance when jumping.
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    how this look for a start?

    Wow, that's alot of washers, I just looked at the photo also. I've seen the need for maybe 1steel or a couple of paper thin nylon washers on a worn swing arm/frame but 8 steel washers? Looks like the swingarm was pieced together with the frame. Interesting but I'd pass.
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    Ordered My Bike.....

    Very addicting hobby... hard to settle for just one. Oh, hey ridered55... congrats on your order of the bike.
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    Help choosing the right pit bike

    Ok Nate, btw thanks twitchy. Honestly, right now, I don't even want to hear about bad luck with my new x2r, this is giving me a headache. Actually, twitchymeister, lol, I ride my honda crf50 daily, I've already logged some decent hours on it without a problem. Far as I'm concerned it's a killer wheelie machine and is the easiest bike to ride them on. who would have thought a semi-auto could be so fun! Sorry for getting sidetracked, now back to the thread topic guys...
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    Help choosing the right pit bike

    Out of the 8 bikes I own only one has problems. (Come on man, can't we leave this alone already???) -2001 drz400e -2000 drz400e -2k6 honda trx250ex -2k6 honda recon -2k5 pitster speed mini -pitster x2r <---------------- -92 honda z50 -2k4 honda crf50
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    Help choosing the right pit bike

    Man Nate, I hope people dont take that the wrong way. Almost makes it look like I kicked the hell out of it or something and broke it. No I didn't fudge it up, it was that way from the factory. I'm not the kick happy type.
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    Pitster 125X2R Questions after my first ride.

    Thanks for the phone call! Cool reasonable dude, thanks Gary!
  16. All great choices as mentioned... Maybe even look into a 90's model honda z50. Those are pretty cool bikes and can be had really cheap in excellent condition. They have fatty tires and are just fun to ride. http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h0050/z50r-96.jpg
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    Im driving myself crazy!!!!

    Good china frames don't cost sheeeeezit. Buy what you like and don't let the frame sway you either way. Check this out... http://www.t-motorsports.com/chfrsdghocrf.html http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHROMOLY-FRAME-HONDA-XR-CRF-50-XR50-CRF50-PIT-BIKE-SDG_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35585QQihZ005QQitemZ150095041523QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW Damn, if it weren't such a headache I'd make a load of money if I became a dealer selling parts. I'll pass though, I don't do aspirin and don't want an ulcer.
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    Pitster 125X2R Questions after my first ride.

    Good man... Please see replies in the other recent posts regarding this issue. Bills front forks are doing great now!
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    20 WT fork oil??????

    Glad to be of help as usual...
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    Pitster Pro x2

    Not an air screw on that bike, it's a fuel screw but same difference. It's located on the bottom of the float bowl. Good luck...
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    Help Me Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dude, get rid of the rear brake lever... it looks funky. Get a uni dual foam element polyurethane filter and oil it properly. Get a full chain guide instead of that shark flipper flap thing a-muh-bob. They only support the chain from one side. A boxed full guide is much better. TT store should be able to take care of your needs. You can also toss the chain slider and put something on there that's thicker and going to last. I went with delrin and nylon cutting boards for my "wearables". They look good and last much longer. It just depends on how much tooling you want to do and how good you are with your mechanical skills. Delrin is some pretty kick ass stuff and it even comes in different colors, suit yourself. Not all of this is considered upgrages but do it anyway: -re-route or clamp down that rear brake line, it's going to get tore up in a crash -get an ignition/flywheel cover that has a cutout and exposes the cs sprocket for easy cleaning and sprocket changes, they look kick ass too! -adjust/check throttle, clutch and brake free play -remove and antiseize compound the threads on the spark plug (9ft lb torque) -lube throttle and clutch cables -check your drive chain slack -check your valve lash, honda says .002" inch but I find .003" in is better -billet aluminum throttles have a nice feel -get a spoke wrench and religiously check your spokes! -grease your steering stem bearings, replace with taper roller bearing if you desire -grease your axle and swing arm pivot bolts -grease your rear brake pedal pivot -check the torque on the cylinder head bolts (8-9ft lbs) -spray the intake gaskets with carb cleaner or wd-40 while running and check for intake leaks -antisieze the tripple clamp fork tube bolts -loctite and paint mark across any fasteners that are prone to loosening especially the exhaust to frame mounting bolt and caliper bolts -flush out the gas tank if you experience and carb related issues, make absolutely sure the tank is 100% dry before re-fueling This should keep you busy for a while.
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    20 WT fork oil??????

    Hahaha, same here, the shop said whaaaat??? 20w???? I put in 15w maxima fork oil and it feels good being I weigh just over 200lbs. It sounds to me that your rebound adjustment might be improplerly setup. It's been a while since I've messed with mine, don't quote me but I believe it's 14 clicks you should have when it's properly setup. I bet you'll find the adjustment of the nuts on the rod for your clickers is off a few turns. This will greatly influence the return rate of the forks on rebound after being compressed. Just unscrew the clicker screw on top with a screw driver all the way and then screw it back in 14 turns and then set the lock nuts without disturbing the clicker any further. Be sure there aren't any aluminum shavings on your fork seals on reassembly. Clean them out thoroughly. Most service manuals recommend smearing a little grease on the inside of the seal lips prior to reassembly. The same thing goes for the inner lips of the rubber axle seals on the wheels. You can also put a piece of tape or sandwich baggie on the end of the fork tube to prevent the metal from damaging the rubber seal on re-assembly. I think you'll find when properly setup, that the x2r front end is pretty kick ass and will handle your weight no problem on both jumps and bumps. Just be sure to recheck your forks a few hours after a ride for seal leaks. *Nate, maybe you can sticky this and add this info to oldschools article.
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    Pitster 125X2R Questions after my first ride.

    Good man, thanks...