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  1. Hello all So my 99 Dr350se got a new noise the other day and hoping someone else may have had a similar issue at around 4900-5200 rpm there is a buzzing like grindiing sound coming from the left side of the bike. I think we have narrowed it down to the crankcase. It happens regardless of speed or gear that I am in. It also seems to happen more often as it decellerates but it does happen on the way up sometimes too. Oil is good and nothing is obviously loose that i have found yet. Chain has also recently been lubed. Any help is appreciated Thanks,
  2. Hello, My name is Dan. I recently bought a 2001 yz125. I have been having jetting issues that i cant seem to fix. I have rebuilt the carb, tried a JD Jetting kit, and new reeds and nothing is working. I am looking for someone in the Central Jersey area who is willing to help me work on my bike and get it running strong. I have all tools necessary. I would pay $25 dollars per hour. This is completely legitimate. Feel free to text me at 908-448-9639. Located in Central New Jersey
  3. I was riding with some friends and we ended up hanging out after at one of our houses. I left my friends house and got home around 12:00AM. I was too tired to unload my bike so I reversed all the way until the tail of the bed on my truck was close to the garage door. Will my bike take any damage over night, In the cold ?? I was going to unload it in the morning. It’s currently 47 Degrees F where I stay at.
  4. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
  5. I have a 2008 Yamaha r6 I bought with the speedometer not working but the turn signals indicators, brights indicator, and neutral light work but no RPM or MPH Can someone who has had a similar problem mind helping me out ? Thanks
  6. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
  7. Hello everyone. So I'm stuck...I have done rebuilds before and never seen this...I'm by no means a pro. I did a piston and ring install, rockers, and it all went well. Line up TDC, put on head cover and go to check rockers for a little play...exhaust valve has it, intake doesn't...tried 9 times making sure it's even and same result. As soon as bolts get to about 5lbs or less...prob less the rocker won't budge. Is this normal...I should have free play if I'm at TDC on compression stroke...thanks
  8. Does anyone else get a feeling after you work on your bike/quad/truck/car that you forgot something or did something wrong? And you look over the damned thing for like 2 hours afterwards to see what you messed up/what's wrong with it, when almost 99% of the time, everything is fine. I do this a lot and was wondering if anyone else does too. It might just be because I don't trust my own work lol, but I expect my friends to trust my work when I work on their bikes 😏
  9. I have a pretty crazy problem. This has probably never happened to anyone before, but here goes..... I own a mint 1987 XR250R. The bike maybe has 20-25hr on it. It ran fine when I bought it in the Fall. I pulled it out to start it. It started after a few kicks, however on the return of the kickstarter it somehow rotated internally to the left and now it is caught behind the posterior portion of the frame where the exhaust bolts on. When I say caught, it may be more accurate to say completely jammed.I took off the exhaust in hopes of creating some room to move the kickstarter down and out, but this did nothing to help my cause. I cannot push the kickstarter down any further- it feels locked and I don't want to break or bend anything. I thought to pull kickstarter off and I can't. The top portion of the kickstarter lever is f'ing wedged in behind the posterior portion of the frame and won't allow me to simply pull off the kickstarter at it's base. I can only pull it out so far and then the top part of the kickstarter lever wedged against the frame stops it. I did see the screw on the kickstarter top portion where it attaches to the base of the kickstarter. I took this screw out thinking I could 'tap' the kickstarter's top portion off. The top portion looks like is should come off not problem, but it won't. I'm not sure if it simply slides on or slides on and then locks into position with a twist. If it locks with twisting, I have no idea which way to turn it. I do have the factory service manual, and I'm surprised it shows nothing about the kickstart lever coming off. I've hit YouTube and can't get anything. If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it. I apologize in advance if this sounds ridiculous or is a purely elementary fix for someone who's very experienced / mechanically inclined. I'll be the first to admit I am no motorcycle mechanic but can usually do most stuff without incident. Warmer weather is coming to Northern NY and I just want to get the bike ready to go. This certainly isn't helping matters. In addition... the bike started and made are really odd noise after the kickstarter got wedged on its return stroke and then died. I'm hoping it doesn't mean something horrific just happened. Thanks in advance for any info. At this point anything is better than what I'm doing. I know being Sunday afternoon, odds of getting responses are pretty low....
  10. started to make this noise when i shut the bike off anyone know what this is or ever run into this problem? thanks,
  11. Hey guys I just wants to come on here to ask a question about my bike I own a 2000 yz125 and it ran great everyday for about 3 minutes for 3 days because that’s how long I’ve had and it and I just let it run but then I went to warm it up one day and it was bogging down I would rev it it would hesitate then rev up anyone’s input would be much appreciated.
  12. Hello, I have a tech question if anyone has any input.. bought an ssr125 last year. Always fired up first kick, I could start the thing with my little toe if I tried. However always seemed low on power, could barely clutch up wheelie in first gear. I did an oil change and valve adjustment today. Both valves were very tight. I loosened both valves to spec ( .003 in - .005 exhaust ). Now the thing is incredibly hard to kick start. At first I thought I might have messed up the adjustments. I re checked my work, everything is within spec. I am at a loss for words. Anyone have any advice?
  13. hello guys. so i have a problem with my 07 RMZ-450 as is leaking from the head and i have no idea of what it is... im not sure if its head-gasket problem or a water-pump problem as my bike have no problem starting up really quick and driving like nothing is wrong it has over heated on me but it was low in coolant but is completely refilled. i have posted a picture below hopefully somebody with expertise could help.
  14. My 2006 KX450f Started making this noise when i shut it off. Bike runs fine otherwise and doesnt have any issues. Does anyone know what this noise is or ever ran into this issue Thanks,
  15. Hey everyone. I've just started to ride my dr650 again after about a 6 month break. As I was taking it down a back road I started to hear a rattle coming from the left side of the bike. At first I could only hear it in 1st gear, after I got back to the main road I could hear it in the lower gears. Where there wasn't a whole lot of noise hiding it. It doesn't do it on smooth roads, and it doesn't do it while idling. At first I thought it might be my home made foot pegs. Alas it still did it even as I was holding them still. Also on the left side the engine is getting very hot fairly quickly. I'm currently waiting for the engine to cool off to knock things aroubd and see if i can find something loose. In the meantime I've been looking up the symptoms and some posts mention the heat shield, but since it isn't rev specific I don't think that's it. Any ideas anyone?
  16. I have a 03 raptor 660 I did some tranny work on that went well and I’m putting it back together. When I picked up my clutch cover a small cylinder with a notch hit the table and I can’t for the life of me figure out where it came from. I’m assuming it fell from the clutch cover but it’s also a possibility it came from elsewhere. When I disassembled everything I don’t remember such a part so it leads me to believe it was tucked up somewhere that didn’t involve taking the engine apart (like the clutch cover) if that makes sense. I’ve attached some pictures of the part and was hoping you could tell me where it goes or what it is. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it.
  17. Brad Evans

    Kx450f

    Hi I recently bought a 2010 kx450f. It’s been having issues with water getting in the oil, and I don’t know what to do now. I’ve replaced the head gasket, when I rebuilt the top end. I replaced the water pump seals, and a couple others in the right case. Any input on the situation would help.
  18. I’m having issues with my 1999 YZ250. I bought the bike in June and it ran great. As I continue to ride throughout the summer I noticed a loss of power particularly after I raced a two hour hair scramble. With the advice of family and other riders I was told to do a top end and clean the power valve. I have done top ends before but when I was doing this one I heard a snap when I tightened the power valve bolt too much. I was told that I shouldn’t worry about it my friend and to start the bike up to see how it sounds. I started it up and it sounded fine at idle (as far as I could tell). I had little to no time between that Friday and the race that weekend so I regretfully neglected to deglaze/hone the cylinder before replacing it back into the engine. I also waited to do a heat cycle until I was at the track. I putted around in first and then second and eventually third gear but I noticed there was hardly any power as well as more smoke than usual. Then as I rode more I started to feel a knocking in the motor as the piston moved and it got worse the more I revved the engine so I decided not to race and to park the bike for the day before I broke anything. If anyone has some thoughts as to what’s wrong with it please let me know. I’ve attached a video below of what it sounds like at idle I did not want to rev it up as I am not sure if I will break anything else. I also know it’s not a carb issue as I have already rebuilt the carburetor. Here is a link to a video of it running not sure if it will help:
  19. I was riding this weekend and it started to turn off while I was stopped in first gear never does that and my carb has been leaking alot of gas it seem to idle die for a split second but not fully turn off because it still idles after that it's all stock
  20. I have an 2006 yz125 that is fairly low hour. It ran fine when I bought it then one day started to bog. I have tried everything I can think of, new carburetor, new spark plug, switches cdi, switched coil, switched stator, changed reeds, made sure nothing was plugging exhaust, rebuilt top end. If there is anything else I could try can someone let me know, help would be greatly appreciated. The link is to a video of the bogging. https://youtu.be/C-bssmWh2ag
  21. So it's been a while since I was on here, forgive me if this thread is in the wrong place, but I was on here about 7 years ago with this Zundapp rickman barn find. I've recently found many parts on ebay and finally got back into the project, I've had the cylinder replated, gone through and fixed some case damages on the trans, basically a restore, and I've got a lot into it now. I was dealing with the wet clutch and I've hit a bump here in the road. it's a wet clutch, in a basket, there's 6 friction plates and 5 steel spine plates, one retainer with studs, and the other cap retainer(plate that holds the spring thimbles). My question is to do with the final retainer plate, and one of the steel splines. The retainer has a convex middle, as does one of the steel splines, and the assemble manual says to aim this outward away from the bike. But when I first took this thing down, the convex sides of the two plates were not aimed in that direction and I can see teeth marks from the inner spline gear on the top of the convex spine. Do I go with what the manual seems to say? I find it weird that the bike was opposite of what the manual says to do, and maybe the people before me had accidentally assembled it wrong or something,(I'm not the first to take this bike apart). Would anyone know where I can get better instruction on assembling the clutch body and basket, because the manual is fairly weak on explanation. It also does not mention the convexed spline plate, just the 4 flats. So I am left guess as to the order for how the plates go on the clutch retainer. Right now my order is, Retainer/w studs, friction and flat alternate, convex flat spline, and convex retainer cap. This is just my guess as to how it goes together because the book only has 2 blocks of vague text and no picture for this part that is helpful. I have videos of my project if you guys want to check it out, playlist at and I will bump this post with my most recent video which towards the end discusses this problem a little more in detail so that you can see. As soon as I get that to upload to youtube, I will bump this post with the link. Thanks so much for your guy's time. I really want to save this motorcycle so any information provided is greatly appreciated.
  22. Hi all, I recently brought a project bike it’s a 2008 kxf250 that had blown after stripping it down I found it had put the con road through the internet housing so no there is a hole between the transmission and crank shaft compartment! How ever is it possible to still use with oil being able to get between compartment stop the bike from working
  23. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran amazing after it first bought it used. I was riding one day with a bogging issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing .When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.There is spark coming from the plug though.I took the cylinder off and the piston and cylinder are &%$#@!ed.The piston rings were stuck in the grooves and I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to get it out.There was a ton of blow-by and the cylinder was scored.I bought a new piston already but how can I fix my cylinder.Im thinking of getting it repaired and replayed by either millennium,PowerSeal USA, or usnicom.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
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