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I've just bought a B&B rack for my DR and I'm very pleased with it but it does appear to obscure the stop tail light a bit. I was looking at it trying to work out a solution and started wondering if I could replace the bulky number plate light with an LED stop/tail/plate light that would do both and just wire it in with the existing stop tail. I do a fair bit of road work getting to and between trails and I'm a big fan of being as visible as possible. Anyone done anything similar? Cheers Sam
Looking for the best aftermarket or Honda OEM parts swap to use on a 1993 Honda XR100R. Best bet would be to have disc brake but not necessary, as mine is just a pit bike, and will never be raced. The problem I have is that I have the BBR triple clamps designed for the XR80/100, and would definitely like to keep those, as they are a very nice aftermarket piece. I have found a nice set of 2004 CR85 front forks online, but don't know if these would fit, and even if som if they would be an upgrade over the stock forks. Thanks ahead of time for any and all advice, and suggestions.
So the rear shock on my 2005 wr450f blew and I couldn't get into the shop for 4 days and it was the weekend. So guess what, I wanted to ride! And not on a blown shock. There was a 2009 yz450f part out that still had the rear shock, 120$ was worth the gamble and I could resell it if it didn't work. It was 2 hours of driving and another hour and a half of setting up and replacing the shock but I tell you was it worth it! Not to mention I would have paid 200$ for labour alone to rebuild my older style shock plus whatever materials they need to replace. Well I've rode it pretty hard, no big air so I don't think I actually compressed all the way but! The way the shock moves it gets further away from everything that it's close to theoretically it shouldn't hit anything. I'm nothing but stoked and I'll return when I actually do get some decent air and let you know the results but for now I'm saying it works and is definitely and improved shock than the older style. The top 2 pics are the new one and the bottom are the old.
Hello, I recently got a 1978 yz250 from a swap meet in San Diego. The bike was $500 and is almost complete. I plan on going through the entire bike and mechanically restoring it but I want to make it my every day rider because I've fallen in love with vintage bikes. I usually ride a 2000 yz250 but it's just not cool to me. My question is, what all can I do to this bike to pull more power out of it while remaining reliable, and what chassis upgrades/mods can I do to make it perform better where I ride? (a motocross style track built in some trails by my house) I know it's never gonna outperform my newer bike but I just want to see how far I can take it while still keeping it vintage. I'm only 17 so go easy on me 😂 I'm new to this game. I know that I can port the cylinder and do head work as well as a pipe but what about boring the cylinder? Are there aftermarket reeds? What are some suspension swaps I can do? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I'll upload some pics as soon as I get the bike up here to Washington. Thanks!