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  1. https://www.hydra-force.co.uk/product/hydraforce-exhaust-blow-out-kit/ A friend just bought this. Anyone try this yet?? Screwed up and started another double thread again.. sorry
  2. Can any recommend a good ATV shop in the San Diego Area? My wife's LTZ400 is making a knocking noise in 2nd gear only. I fear a gear tooth got busted off when she popped it into second gear at high speed. Thanks
  3. Hi one and all, Do any of you do, or ever do, plastic restoration? In the process of doing a resto on a 1981 Yamaha IT 250 and the plastics are hell to come by. Soooo, I decided to restore them. Here are some samples of before and after. Tail light lens was restored as well. If anyone here does this, post them up. If you want to know what I did, then pm me as it would be too long to post here.
  4. Hey all, I am trying to get rid of my loud rattle on my CRF230F. Ive heard timing chain tensioners are a very common problem, so I took mine off. Upon inspection, the plunger is frozen, and won't move at all. Is it supposed to slide?
  5. I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran AMAZING after it first bought it used and was in beautiful condition and I picked it up for only 2500. I was riding when all of a sudden it started bogging down right before the power band.i don’t think it’s jetting because the bogging just turned on like a switch and it was running perfect before it. The bike was like that for a month. Apparently the previous owner never oiled the filter so it was dry as a rock and was falling apart and got sucked into to the intake so I’m guessing my power valve is gummed up or stuck close or open. I was riding one day with the bog 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.I don’t remember if I left the fuel petcock on but what I’m guessing is that I flooded the engine and tried starting which messed up my electronics.The reason why I think I flooded the Engine is because when I took off the reeds the intake manifold and reed were soaked in gas.I heard that starting the engine while flooded can mess with a woodruff key or your CDI or something. There is spark coming from the plug though.And yes I mix the gas with oil at 32:1 cause I’m in the pipe all the time.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
  6. Hi, new to forum so apologies if this has been posted before i did search but found nothing. I was hunting for a maintenance/service manual and notice tons of sites selling them. Then I found this site which has them all listed for free! Hope this helps another owner out as it did me. https://husqvarnaoutlet.com/repair_manuals
  7. Just thought I'd write up this report from a trailride a couple weeks ago since it was a first for me. I was riding alone on a trail I know very well but haven't ridden in a year. It was California singletrack on a side of a canyon and the past winter was a wet one so the grass had grown pretty high. I was somewhere between second and third gearish and coming up to a left bend in the trail. I didn't have the best line and saw I was coming up on a rock about a foot tall hidden in the grass and braced for impact presumably to roll over top of it. Well, turned out the rock was 90 degree wall type and the a little too tall and so the back end of the bike pitched me off. When I came off it felt a little weird like it was too soft. The bike fell off the trail and down the slop about 4 feet with the front pointing downhill. After gathering myself up and trying to lift the bike, the right handlebar (throttle) had snapped off. My bars are twinwalls with the crossbar and just to the right of the right side bracket that holds the cross bar was where the bar cleanly snapped. Wow is it hard to maneuver a bike with half a handlebar, try it. At the time I wasn't sure but it turned out the be easier to roll the bike downhill another 10 feet to a flattish ledge, that looked like it had a more gentle angle back up to the trail by careful off camber sidehilling and some luck. What I learned meanwhile was the electric starter button wires were broken. I took the seat off to disconnect the battery because the wires kept touching and turning the starter while I was trying to fix and fumble with the bike. The only idea I had was to disassemble the crossbar and use the right side bracket to clamp the broken bar back together as a kind of bandaid. Fortunately I ride with tools and it was easy to use a 5 mm hex to get that done. The bar broke in such a was that there as no ragged edge or burrs and so the two broken ends fit back together snugly and the knuckle bracket slid over the top of them and then I tightened that down like all heck. This turned out to work like a charm. I had to use the kickstarter to get the bike started and then I was able to sidehill it up and back onto the trail as hoped. I rode back to the truck and those 14 miles were very gentle and easy but there were no more problems along the way. My bike is an '05 450X and the bars were probably what originally came on the bike so they were nearly 15 years old. And probably dropping the bike a thousand times the bars had gradually fatigued. If the bars were oversized protapers and they snapped, I think I would have had to walk out without the bike. I didn't take the time to photoshoot the incident but took one pic as a 'there is a god' and then a couple pics when I got back home of the breakage and the fix. I put another pair of twinwalls onto the bike just because I was able to do this with them!
  8. Look for some suggestions on repairing the Stripped male threads on the studs that clamp the front axle. As of know my thinking is to rethread it with the slightly smaller SAE threads and new bolt size. My guess is the previous owner overtightened and stripped them out. They were super loose when I loosened them when I changed the front wheel bearings.
  9. You can fix your exhaust for little money. The trick is heat insulation.a pack of 6 pieces costs 10euro and has enough for 2 exhausts - silencer hallo from CROatia
  10. 1997 Honda Xr650L. I was changing out my turn signals. After each one I tested the turn signal...all good up till the 3rd turn signal. After the 4th and final turn signal was changed out everything is dead except my headlight. Brake light, turn signals, horn, dash indicators lights (except for headlight indicator) and rear light are dead. I check my fuses and all are good in the fuse area by the battery. Is there another fuse I’m missing? everything was working perfectly just before. I had a turn signal broken (bulbs are OEM....I do not have LEDs) and was trying to repair and change them all to the same style. I ordered pen replacement signals.
  11. Hello, I have a strange problem. My bike won't idle / run until it's warm, then it runs and idles just fine, on top of that the oil has a lot of bubbles in it to the point of almost being foamy. I have a new head gasket on the way since there was oil around the head as well. Any ideas what could be going on? Thanks.
  12. Any recommendations for Pitster Pro repair somewhat near Tulsa, Oklahoma?
  13. Hey guys - I got a pretty good deal on a used 98 RM125 but when I pulled the cylinder to inspect, I saw a crack. When I asked the seller about it, he said he's been riding with that crack for over a year with no issues. "He says" that his mechanic told him it was not worth getting the cylinder honed / plated given the cost. What are your thoughts? I am thinking it needs to be repaired but wanted some additional opinions from experienced riders and / or mechanics. thanks for your help! Chris
  14. Hello great people of thumper talk. Well I've been having some problems with my old 2002 YZ250F. I was riding a few days ago when my bike just sputtered to a stop almost like it ran out of gas. Well gas was not the problem and I couldn't get her to run she would only fire for a second then die. I found that one of my TPS wires snapped, so I figured the reason it wasn't running was because of that wire. After soldering it back together it was still doing the same thing, so I just left it for the night. When I came back the next day whilst kicking it over I noticed all of a sudden the kicker stopped. the motor was seized. I tried turning the crankshaft at the flywheel and it would not budge forward at all but it would turn backwards or clockwise, so from here I figure I'll start taking the bike apart and figure out whats locking it up. Once I removed the cylinder head I was at a surprise when I saw this relatively large piece of brass sitting on top of my piston. I was thinking where in the hell did that come from. It was getting too late for me to go any further tonight, so I figured I would post a picture on here to see if anyone can tell me what they think this piece may go to. Is it something in the crank maybe up by the valves, from the carburetor I have no idea. It just amazes me that the piece is so intact since it was sitting on top of my piston. Also after that I did try turning the crank again, and it did turn but it felt horrible. It was very clunky and it sounded like shit might be grinding in there so I stopped. Well thanks for taking a look and if you have any insight as to where that piece might have come from please let me know. Other than that I'll be breakin her down further tomorrow.
  15. Bought new in 1997, my Suzuki DR650 motorcycle in 2014, with 20500 Km on the clock experienced unpredictable catastrophic 3 rd gear disintegration. Eventually in December 2016 the Small Claims Court of South Africa, with Suzuki Auto South Africa defending,the court awarded me my damages claim for the repair of my Suzuki motorcycle. For more details visit www.harryterezakis.blogspot.com
  16. I have a 2003 dr200se. Tonight I was riding back from work on the freeway, as I was accelerating going probably 55ish I heard a weird banging noise and thought it was my stuff strapped to the back. But as I pulled over I smelled smoke and when I got off smoke was coming out of the exhaust like something was burning inside. Once it stopped smoking after like 5 or 10 minutes I tried to start it but the starter made a weird half trying noise. As I pushed it home I tried starting it periodically but always the same until eventually nothing at all, but that's probably just the battery. I know very little about bikes but I feel like it's gotta be pretty bad since the knocking and burning and it was running great before that moment. I cleaned and rebuilt the carb a few months ago after it wasn't getting fuel. I don't know if I could have screwed something up then but I ride it everyday and that was over 3 months ago. The bike died on my way home tonight. Anyone know what caused this, I couldn't find anything matching this Googleing.
  17. Hey gents, I have a 2012 yzf250 that had been sat in a garage for a few years, with gas and fluids inside. It's been thru Florida, Maryland, and now In warmer Temps on the west coast. I want to get this bike running again! I'm asking; where should I start? I know old gas gunked up the carb, if anybody could walk me thru how to clean those would be great ! But what of the other fluids like engine oil, transmission oil, the antifreeze, etc.. Back to original question - where should I start ? I can keep posting updates and photos and what not. Thanks!
  18. Hello soldiers of mud DRZ 400: cheap bolts brought me here. my bike had replacement anodized bolt - M6: the seat bolt broke off in the frame threaded hole. I have to drill it. If I re-thread it, I have to move up a bolt size correct? Now I could weld an M6 NUT behind the drilled out frame hole. But I dont have a welder available. If I use a JB weld (weld in a tube) will it hold a nut to the frame? If it doesn't, then i'll struggle to get the bolt out of the nut...... rethread and move up to an M7? Bolt OR will JB weld hold a nut to the frame of the bike where the seat hole is on the bike's frame? Thanks!!
  19. I strippped the threads on my 2007 ttr 90 spark plug hole. Any ideas on what the tap size is for that? I imagine i can just re tap it after taking the head off.
  20. Ok so ill keep it short and sweet. I had an issue with a kx250 engine locking up. I checked before i went to splitting the case. Once i did i found the culprit to be the top input gear wheel thats supposed to spin on the shaft. It was completely seized and ive tried everything i can to get it off to no avail. Is their any way to get this gear off or would i have to cut it off?
  21. https://www.hydra-force.co.uk/product/hydraforce-exhaust-blow-out-kit/ A friend just bought this. Anyone try this yet??
  22. So I’ve had this bike for awhile, always run good, it’s got 30k but was rebuilt less than 1k miles ago, it had a real slow leak of oil on the side of the engine, and someone is coming to trade me a Honda Grom for it, the bike runs amazing so I never bothered to do anything about the leak as it’s very very slow, not even enough to drip you’ll just occasionally see a little stream of oil on the case when you stop the bike. I decided to change the oil a little while ago and I decided to add stopleak as well to see if it would help, I added the stop leak without checking the oil because I assumed it was lower from the leak, after adding the stopleak the engine smoked? Could I have overfilled it, would that even make the engine smoke?
  23. I had recently bought a brand new 2018 CRF250R and the first few times starting it up I noticed small amounts of white smoke coming out of the exhaust when it was cold. Later that day, I had accidentally overheated it and some coolant overflowed, I filled it back up and continued to ride it and it worked perfectly fine. Whenever I start the bike from cold, some white smoke continues to come out and the exhaust is black inside. Also, not sure if it is from the weather currently but on the inside of the exhaust it seems a bit wet right after start up. Not sure what is going on
  24. So I am rebuilding my 1984 xr200r dirt bike, but it has an xl185 engine on it, which i have a 1984 xr200r engine which needs some work done, like new cam chain. I found out that the xr250 RFVC and xr200 RFVC in 1984 shared the same frame and I am putting the 250 engine in the bike however it is not running and I would rather not spend too much on parts, I found a guy selling a bunch of parts from an xl250 and I was wondering if I could use parts from that for the xr250 engine? Is there a big difference between the two? the xl and xr engines are both rfvc
  25. 2008 crf450r- Attached is a picture of deep grooves in my crank case from running too wide of an o ring chain. This is after 4-6 hours of total engine riding time. The groove is probably 2-3mm deep. I realize the mistake I made and I have switched to a Narrow DID x ring chain. My question is. How can I repair this to prevent further damage? I was thinking job weld and a piece of thin aluminum or steel sheet metal. Maybe a washer in welded to the case? How thick is the case in this area and should I be worried about it cracking in the future?
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