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  1. Hey guys, been a frustrating day here and i do apologize if I'm posting in the wrong area. I'm more of a lurker to the point that i had to make a new account to even post here at all. My 74 honda xl350 blinkers and running lights don't work. Got a new battery and had it charged, checked all bulbs to be not blown and correct 6 volts, checked the one fuse this bike has and cleaned all the grounds i can find, can't find the frame ground anywhere, took apart and cleaned the blinker switch (also getting no power) verified that no blinkers/running lights are getting any power, and I'm losing my damn mind trying to figure this out. The only function I DO have is the high beam (indicator also not working, low beam burnt out) and the brake/aft running light. Any suggestions? I have a manual and I've been staring at a wiring diagram all day and I'm more confused than ever.
  2. . Needing some help identifying an old Kawasaki I reacantly got and cant seem to find a spark plug for the head and want to make sure that my head is not messed up it measures for a 16mm plug and if the head is messed I want confirme what the bike is before i buy parts just to find out they dont fit Frame number:G4-011761 Engine number: G4-E009261 And there is a 3A kn the cylinder head not sure if that is important or not. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me will be much appreciated
  3. Hi, I’ve got a 1975 TY 175 that has been sitting in a garage for the last 25 years. I’ve recently got this old trials bike running great and in perfect riding condition. I’ve never seen another TY175, I don’t know what their worth. I had minimal rust and is complete.
  4. I have recently acquired a 1981 xr200r and I am currently going through the works on it and I figured I'd rebuild the the rear shock since it's leaking. I bought the service manual and it doesn't show anything about servicing the rear shock on the 1981-1983 models, only the 86' and beyond. Can you not rebuild these years? Can't find much about the topic online. Are they good shocks worth rebuilding or should I get a used shock to replace it? If so what would you recommend for a decent used one. THANKS!
  5. Looking for the 1992 axo blue, yellow and purple Motocross Pants in a size 34 or something larger! Let me know if you're selling or know anyone who is thank you.
  6. So I bought a YZ60, it doesn't want to run, so I'm going down the list of things I need to do to bring her back to life. The motor really isn't in bad shape, but I think I need to rebuild to top end to get it to run. The only problem is I can't find a top end kit ANYWHERE. Does anybody know what works? I'd be happy to just find some new piston rings. OR if anyone knows if this bike shares parts with other bikes, that would be awesome too! Do YZ65 parts fit? YZ80? Please, anything helps!
  7. Hello, we went to an estate sale today and picked up this old dirt bike. Can you help us figure out what it is, what it is missing and if it might be worth anything? I know the rear fender and headlight is gone. It did not come with any paperwork or title. I dont see any tags or data plates, but maybe i am not looking in the right spot. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
  8. I just found a 1974 yamaha mx360 for sale by me. Its 90% complete and turns over with good compression but makes no spark. Tank has no dents, plastics arent cracked. The rest of the bike is rusty. But all there. The guy wants $650. Should I cough up the money and buy it? I know it's rare but is it worth it?
  9. I’ve got a complete 1975 TY175 that has been sitting in a garage for the last 25 years. I’ve recently got it running, perfect actually. There are some things held on with wire because I just wanted to get the thing running and ride it. It has minimal rust and has good tires. The thing is, I’ve never seen another TY175. What are they worth?
  10. Trying to figure out if electrical is working/needs replaced. Generator tested 263 ohms, pulse tested at 99 ohms. Ignition coil primary tested at 1.7 ohms and the secondary at ~60 ohms w/ the spark plug cap. CDI seems to be the issue, but the results almost seem too bad to be true. The only resistance I found was the Green to Black/Red at 147.77x200k ohms, Black/Red to Black/White Kill at 152.2x200k ohms, and Blue/Yellow to Green at 150.1x200k ohms . The OEM manual does say that a specific tester is needed, but that seems like a farce. Any idea what might be going on? CDI's are a little pricey and I would like to not replace unless needed.
  11. If anyone is interested i threw her on Craigslist last week .. She purrs like a kitten .. Bough her with the intentions of racing every so often, but wife's pregnant and I want a trials bike. Here's the Craigslist link if your interested https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/6642823067.html
  12. The Real Dubya USA- The One You Know, But Don't Know Family Owned. Family Run. A family that is motorcycles to the bone and have been that way their whole life. That's who John & Kristin Anderson of Dubya USA are. John Anderson worked for White Brothers Cycle Specialties for over 20 years with various responsibilities, his primary focus was Managing the Race Teams & supported riders. Kristin (White) Anderson, daughter of The Tom White from White Brothers Racing, has been involved in every aspect of motorcycles and the demands of racing since she was young. The two now run Dubya USA, named after the first letter 'W' of the historic White family name. John & Kristin Anderson You might know Dubya for their sharp wheelsets on teams like Rocky Mtn MC/ATV KTM, Red Bull Factory Racing KTM, Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna, JGR Suzuki, Star Racing Yamaha, Monster Energy Factory Yamaha, etc. What you might not know is the same care, attention & components that go into those teams' wheels goes into all Dubya wheels. It all started with a simple idea: build the best wheels with the best components. Whether that is using your stock hub and lacing up new rims, a custom wheel set, or a vintage restoration - they strive to do the same thing - build the best wheels they can. The knowledge & knowhow was no problem as John had been building race spec wheels for over 20 years at White Bros Racing. But they still needed the components to put it all together and get rolling. When White Brothers sold in 2008, Talon Engineering, widely regarded as some of the best hubs, lost their US distribution. John & Kristin were able to re-establish this through Dubya in 2011 and negotiated for exclusive distribution of Talon Hubs in the States. Soon after they also secured the Kite line of products exclusively, as well. Talon Engineering, out of England, has been producing high quality machined hubs for over 40 years. They have over 100 World Championships on their products and 75 current Champions riding on their product. With over 75,000 sprockets in stock at all times for a variety of machines & distribution to more than 35 countries, they have earned their reputation as some of the best machined moto parts money can buy. It's the little things that give Talon their legendary name. For example, Talon uses 36-hole hub construction as opposed to 32-hole used by others. All Talon hubs use a ‘3-cross’ lacing pattern translating to superior strength over other methods. Since then, Dubya USA has earned a reputation for building the high-tech race wheels for today's fastest riders. But I am writing this to tell you they do so much more. From just getting your practice wheels refreshed with new rims to complete vintage wheel restoration- Dubya does it. They even have you covered on the larger, adventure bike dual-disc wheels. Dubya completes all projects in 1-3 days Getting a pair of wheels refreshed with new rims is one of their most popular services. I would bet it is because of how simple they make the process. There is a lot of communication from Dubya, nothing sits for weeks, and you know exactly what's going on & how much it'll cost up front. They have all projects finished in 3 business days, some projects sooner. Their goal is to do top-shelf work fast, so they earn your repeat business and you tell your friends. Apparently it is working as Dubya has seen steady, year over year growth. Find out more here Thinking about a custom wheel set but not sure how it will look? The idea is in your head but you need to see it? Their custom wheel builder tool is great for this dilemma. Believe me, I know, this is where I started. Check out what your idea looks like here Choose your bike color and start mixing and matching. You can select all the customizations they offer in whatever combinations you want and the tool will show you the MSRP in real time. This is great for comparing cost options and making those hard decisions on which spoke color looks better; the black or silver. Choose from premium components like rims from Excel Takasago or DID Dirt Star, chains from RK or DID, braking systems from Galfer & Motostuff. Regardless of your taste, Dubya has your flavor. Wheel sets come ready to mount with front disc & rear sprocket hardware, spacers; the works. One of the coolest services Dubya offers is their Vintage Wheel Restoration. I think offering this service is a cool tip of the hat to Tom White, Kristin's father. He owned more than 200 Vintage bikes and had them in his own private museum. Tom always made sure the history of bikes was preserved and remembered. Dubya doing this just helps ensure that same vintage preservation be available to all of us. Some parts are nearly impossible to find given their age or rarity, so Dubya makes them. All you need is your hub and they will cut, bend & thread spokes onto your choice of rim so you receive your wheel ready to mount. You can do as much or as little with your hub as you like. They can reset the OEM look with a simple wet blast restoration. Or, they can Cerakote them for that extra bit of durability and a super clean look, just pick your finish: A few Cerakote finish options, one of Dubya's most popular services Excel Takasago Rims, Talon Billet Magnesium Hub, Black Bulldog Spokes, Silver nipples on #ThumperTalkTurns20 Bike Build Dubya USA recently built a set of wheels for a bike build we did for ThumperTalk's 20th Anniversary. The bike is a 2018 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days. I knew I wanted to go with blue rims, but that was about all I knew. All the other color & style options made it hard to visualize a concept and choose it with confidence. So I sat there on the Dubya Custom Wheel Builder Tool and mixed and matched options for hours. It really is fun. It's easy to send to your riding buds and get their input. I sent at least 10 different options to my buds to get their feedback. The tool really does give you a realistic idea of what the actual wheel will look like. There are tools out there that let you see the wheel build, but they only show the wheel and you can't really picture how the overall scheme will look on the bike. That's what I liked about the tool, getting that complete bike picture. The build came out great! The blue rims & mag hubs really sets the bike off. I really do enjoy getting to know the people behind the brands. Dubya USA has built a reputation of high value. You get what you pay for sort of thing. They offer a 1-5 year warranty on their wheels (depending on what products) and genuine customer service. I would encourage you to take a close look at Dubya for your wheel needs and see if they don’t do everything they can to earn your business, I bet you’ll be happy you did. A few more juicy pictures below of the 20th anniversary build 18" Excel rims, Talon Billet hub- mag finish 21" Excel Rim, Talon Billet hub- Mag finish written by Jon Freehill
  13. Hey everyone, new to TT. I’ve gained a lot of information searching posts here while frame off restoring my 1987 YZ250. It’s been super difficult finding parts that are worn but i have almost EVERYTHING. I’m nearing final assembly on it but I have a few outstanding items I cannot solve. Any help on the following items would be AWESOME! 1. the seat cover. I’m looking for a factory style seat cover. I found one very close for a 1987 YZ80 that I purchased but unfortunately it is about 2” too small on the front 😩 2. the kicker was missing when I got the bike in pieces. It’s a 16mm 32 spline shaft and I have about 500$ wrapped up in kickers that do not fit. i’ve tried older and newer YZ and 250/450F to no avail. 3. the stator was super rusted (the case sat outside for a long time before I got it) I cleaned it up and sanded it up but i’d really like to find a new one 4. the factory wheels are gold and id really love to find a set of aftermarket wheels for them but it has rear drum hubs so I think i’m SOL. I can’t wait to post pictures for you guys when I’m done and progressing!
  14. I just picked up an 86 xl250r for 200$. It runs great but its been outside for a while and the plastics are shot. Does anyone know where I can find some new ones? Thanks.
  15. Hey everyone, new member here, so I picked up a 84 xl350r it's in great shape all the lights and signals and everything work heck even the spedo works. It ran good when I first got it but the secondary carb was stuck (it freed up though thankfully) and it ran great for a while, until yesterday after running around I was just puting it around town when all the sudden it fell on its face and died, I was in fourth tho so I dropped a gear and it fired back up but ran real rough and had a ticking noise, than it died again and I jump started it again while going and the tick was gone, it would start to stumble on itself unless I had it half throttle or more and even then it had very little power, I limped it back home and it died in my driveway and I'm unable to get it restarted. It's still got compression and spark, after running to 3 different stores I found a thinwall 18 lol, I replaced the plug and it still won't start, tried bump starting it by pulling it with the mower and it kinda started powering itself but it was very rough and died as soon as I pulled the clutch in. My question is kind of were to start on these? I've never messed with a dual carb setup and am very hesitant to break them open, but I'm thinking that it might be the jets on the primary carb are clogged. Which this all happened after I filled up the gas tank so it might have stirred stuff up in the tank
  16. Hello, it's finally come time for me to build my YZ400E. I have a 250 of the same year that's going to be turned into my everyday bike so I've decided to build this bike into a modern 450 killer. I know it's never going to be as fast around a track, the suspention, frame, and brakes will never let me do that. But if I line up against one of my friends on a brand new 450 on a streight gravel road I want to destroy them. I'm gonna keep the bike looking old and beat up but I'm gonna fully rebuild the engine and chassis. My question for you guys is how do I make rediculous power out of this thing? How do I get a high top speed and quick acceleration? I have about 1k to spend on this thing so give me your suggestions. Thanks.
  17. 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!
  18. So I recently asked a question on here and I made some progress to getting my bike started. However when I tried push starting it in 3rd gear with the choke off, I popped it and held the gas in and it would softly putt, if I put the clutch back in or tried changing gears or stop pushing it would instantly die. So what do now?
  19. Who's Going? What are you bringing? Possible meetup for if anyone is going, vintage or not?
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