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  1. Hey guys, I bought my 1987 rm125 (1985 rm125 motor) a while ago and I want to run the vin since I only bought it with a bill of sale. First off I'd like to ask where the vin even is. There's a number on the engine and that's all I've found. That number gets me nowhere when I run it through a vin website. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
  2. So I was cutting my neighbors lawn when i came across this bike in my neighbors barn. They said i could have it for free and i thought it would be a great thing to try and fix up. But after looking at it and doing some research i cant find what it actually is. I believe it is a 1985 YZ 125, but i am not sure. Anyone know what it is and where i might be able to find some parts for it? Or if it would be better just top sell it for parts. Thanks!
  3. Does anyone know a company that has decent prices for custom expansion chambers? My kdx 400 expansion chamber is cracking and I’d like to get a new stock one made same as the oem just fresh metal. Any suggestions would help alot!!
  4. So, This really isn't too much of an issue, but I have a 75 Suzuki RV125. I bought a rebuild kit (keyster) from Sirius consolidated in Canada. I couldn't find another rebuild kit anywhere except there. Have done business with them before and have been happy. The issue I ran into - upon pulling the old carb apart, I noticed the pilot and main jets that were in there did not match what the OEM manual said is stock. The rebuild kit also had jets that did not match. I want to say off the top of my head, the installed pilot was a 20, the kit came with a 30, and the manual calls for a 25. The screw wasn't set to the stock setting (it was turned in richer and about 1/2 turn from seated) so I did go with the slightly larger pilot in hopes to get the screw to a more in-between location instead of almost seated. The main - I had a 110 installed. The manual calls for a 92.5 I believe and the rebuild kit came with an 85... I left that completely alone and left the 110 in since the bike was running fine and the issues I was having was likely a leaking left hand crank seal. I was really confused by all of this and went to bike bandit and here: http://www.suzukipartshouse.com/oemparts/a/suz/50d3a2d6f8700229982f4f9a/carburetor and noticed that even the parts diagrams calls for many optional jets.... Can anyone lend some insight as to what would actually be stock? As a side note - I ordered the left hand cover gaskets from my local shop because they had some on hand - but their computer system didn't even show a RV125...I lucked out and since the TC125 shares the same engine, they were able to get the gaskets... Maybe I need a newer bike
  5. hi 2 stroke lovers , im restoring my 93 kx 250 and im trying to use nos oem parts , where is everyone getting their vintage nos parts from these days , iv been scouring ebay , facebook , and a few other sites and been able to track down a few bits and pieces , i know there getting old and parts are hard to find but i know theres still a lot of good stuff out there its just knowing where to look , any help appreciated , if anyone one on here has any nos parts for sale let me know , thanks for your time
  6. So, I'm new to this and dirt bikes in general. I did small engine repair in high school, so I'm not full on retarded in that respect. But I digress. My dad recently have me a 1980 Honda XL250s Dual sport bike. It's got the 6v system, and goofy 23" wheel. When I got it, it had sat for a couple years, but nonetheless, I had it running in no time. Then a month later, it was fine tuned with the correct filter, carb rebuild, etc. So it runs fine, no problems there. So now I'm onto electrical; blinkers, horn, things to make it road legal. So after I bought a brand new 6v battery, charged it, I was going through the lights. Headlight runs off stator, so that's fine, tail light runs off both, that's fine, turn signal switches are good, but lights stay solid. Horn switch doesn't work, but I haven't tested the horn itself. Most instrument lights work, but there may be an issue because I used LEDs for that, and when I hit the turn signal, the light comes on, but shuts off neutral light. Today I got all 4 signals to light up, after I grounded the rear lights. But now they don't come on with just the switch on. Only when the bike runs. And I'm only getting 3v at the battery when it's running. I feel like I just made it worse when I "fixed" the rear turn signals. And to make things worse, my 6v trickle charger doesn't work anymore.
  7. Finally getting around to finishing up this project this winter. The bike started as a 1982 Honda XL100S. It had already been stripped of all electronics and battery and did not run. Replaced points and carb and got it running only to find out clutch was smoked and some of the clutch cover screws already stripped. Ended up putting on a cheap ebay carb and it inhaled a loose screw off the choke plate (not peened over as it should've been) and chewed up the valves and seats. So I pulled it all apart and had the frame, tank, and various parts powder-coated black. Swapped front end from a 2000 XR100R and used tapered bearings. Alloy mini high bars, mini levers, Acerbis headlight. I rebuilt the engine as follows: KG Clutch Factory HD springs and kevlar plates (replaced all clutch cover bolts with stainless allen bolts) Honda TrailBikes 58mm cylinder with bungs for oil cooler BBR 58mm small dome piston (120cc displacement) ShiftUp Spartan big valve head (28mm intake/23mm exhaust) Kitaco Stage 1 hollow core cam Keihin PZ27 carb (23mm slide) (going to try a Mikuni) UNI pod filter Moose magnetic oil drain plug EMGO HD ignition coil/NGK boot and plug I've still got the stock pipe on it if I want to ride it on the trails but I know its choking back the big valve head. Looking at a low pipe from an XR75 possibly. I'm also waiting on an ATOM ignition module to bypass the points and let it rev better hopefully. I have old stock steel wheels on right now but I have a set of XL hubs and BBR aluminum rims I need to have laced. I made the entire trials/tracker style seat using fiberglass for the pan and heavy backed vinyl for the cover. I'm going for an old school simple and reliable small woods and trails bike. I will post more pics later today when I get home.
  8. I’m headed over the mountain in September to start college in Bend and am I’m gonna need some riding buddies! Anybody know of any groups for just vintage bikes? I’ll be taking my ‘74 Honda XL250 with me, and although riding alone is fun, a group keeps it interesting and I don’t know the area super well, although I’ve done some riding out by Fort Rock and Hole in the Ground
  9. I tried to walk away from this old girl but fate would not have it. I threw out my top comfortable offer which was well shy of the asking price and rambled off why this bike was "rough" and gonna take some time and $ to get what it needs. The owner didn't even counter offer, or try and think of a way to make it work. I came up to my " I probably shouldn't do this" top offer as a last stab, still a good bit low of the asking price. I was completely comfortable with walking and half hoping he didn't take the offer cuz i wasn't sure i even wanted the bike for that much. He squirmed for a bit and didn't seem like he could do it then out of his mouth came the magic words.... "Hey, I have another bike in the shed, how bout both for my asking price?" I did what any fan of motorcycles would do, i said, "lets go check it out" The 2nd bike was a tricked out pit bike 155cc, neglected a bit mechanically and cosmetically but all in all in decent shape and not a bad machine I have no real interest in a pit bike but figured, crap, i can clean that up and sell it for a few $$$ no problem and let that pay for the stuff the old IT needs. So instead of coming home with 1 bike that needs work, i came home with 2 Either way, check out this gem. Not the right tank, seat needs cover but all in all foam is ok, needs new fenders, the one number plate will clean up, other is cracked, rear rim is missing a few spokes, they might be seized up so might need a whole wheel, front wheel is decent enough, gonna need new rubber all around, brake pads, and a few rear brake mech parts just to name some of the obvious. The good... well it starts and runs and shifts through the gears 👍 Some engine noise, not sure if an issue or common on these old bikes. Time will tell. Pit bike in second pic.
  10. AMA vintage hare scramble insight? The rules use terminology of "(and like design)" and define as " Like Design: frames, swing arms, forks, engine mounting points and suspension mounting points must be of period design and materials. Cosmetic differences are allowed as well as minor component differences so long as there is no performance advantage. " It seems to me that A CRF230f meets the reqs for ; "Non-Current class will include motorcycles originally sold as 1998 and older (and like design) models. Classic Non-Current will include motorcycles originally sold as 1990 and older (and like design) models. Non-Current Classes 36. 125cc Non-Current - 122cc-125cc 37. Open A Non-Current - 122cc-Open cc 38. Open B/C Non-Current - 122cc-Open cc 39. Vet 30+ Non-Current - 122cc-Open cc 40. Senior 40+ Non-Current - 122cc-Open cc 41. Classic Non-Current (1990 & Older) Non-Current - 122cc-Open cc AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days https://www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-off-road-2017/ AMA Vintage off road rules - pg117
  11. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/6134584879.html I'm looking at picking this bike up and wanted to see what y'all think considering the price and condition. It is an original owner w/ the title and has just under 2k miles. I should be able to snag it for 700. It needs nothing as is. Runs fine with a little tick he said (valve adjustment). It was wrecked which is why the gas tank is beat up but it has been sealed and painted over, no leaks. This will be a fixer upper as time and money flow in but just wanted to get something cheap and reliable to beat around on when I'm up in Boone at my cabin.
  12. So.... Spring project, I got a 1972 Honda xl250 with all the bells and whistles (in a box) with a 2003 Honda CRF 230f motor. I'm about to tackle the wiring and I just want to prep myself with some help and ideas before doing so. so here's the deal, I have the main wiring harness for the crf230f motor and I'm going to have to make the space to run a 12v battery. Any tips or ideas on how to run a new circuit to include all the lights horns etc that came with the og 72 xl250 ?? I also have the og wiring harness but I'm not using it to run the new motor.
  13. So I wanted to increase the rear brake effectiveness on my XT. They're good as they are but could always be better if somebody is laying on the track in your line. Then it hit me like a two-ton heavy thing: Swap the rear brake arm! That's a remedy for touchy brakes that lock up too easily as well as for bikes needing more stopping power. Experiment with different lengths until you find one you like.
  14. I recently got this kx 250 been sitting for 15 years trying to get it to run right but, i want to get the suspension in good shape mainly the forks, im used to newer KTM forks 2013 and up lol.so my understanding is if i put new oil in it will eliminate the sag and the valves up top are to bleed air not to put in. Just a bit confused haha . Thanks everyone
  15. Hey gents! I just picked up a 1986 CR250R barn find and thought I'd post a few threads with the clean up/restoration process. I have some experience in frame off restorations of quads (all 2T's), but I'm also smart enough to know that I don't know. That being said, I invite any and all feedback on techniques and specific process critique with regard to this specific chassis. I've never done a bike, but I couldn't let the winningest bike in motocross history go to the junkyard just yet. Here are some pics of the initial eval and disassembly! Let me know what you think!
  16. Stupid of me to even ask, cause I just got burned with buying stolen, bike,. But I'm buying another vintage 250, ( cause I'm old too!). , , but just photos and video, cause it's 3 hrs away,. Before purchase, before it even gets delivered to me,,,,,,I all ready know he doesn't have title, but has had bike long time, would asking him the VIN number help me?
  17. Just want to reach out for anyone who may remember this. Recently picked up two MX400s, why did some run silver tank decals? Most have the yellow decals and I’m just curious if this was a factory change or something else. Any info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
  18. Hey y’all! So I currently have a 1999 Yamaha RT100 that I have restored and modded, and I run some performance parts on it. It’s a decent fun little 2 smoker trail bike to ride around and have fun, and it’s a lot faster since I geared up. Stock rear sprocket was 48 tooth, and it’s 36 now. But anyways, I have had it for about a year now, and I am currently looking for a bigger bike (preferably a 2 stroke). There are some YZ125s for sale in my area, also some CR125s. The majority of the CR’s are from 80 - 82, and they seem to be in good shape. The YZ’s don’t look bad either, the majority of those are from 00 - 15, but I lean towards the vintage bikes. Most of my knowledge is on two strokes, and I know how to do basic maintenance such as rebuilds, transmission oil changes, etc. also I’m more of a Yamaha person, but I do like other brands such as Honda, and Kawasaki. Not to mention I’m not “necessarily” a newbie to motorcycles, it’s just that I can’t really seem to make my mind up. Not to mention I am 14 years old. So I am asking any of y’all that have personal experience on these bikes. Thanks for any advice!
  19. Hey all - Just picked up a 1975 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) SX-250. It's running pretty rough right now. So far all I've done is install a rebuild kit on the carb. and replace the air filter with a NOS one. Compression seems pretty good and after messing with the carb a bit I'm able to get it to idle without choke decently. As you can see in the videos below though, it's not running smoothly at all. Does this sound like it's not getting enough fuel? Wondering if I didn't clean the carb out enough? Any thoughts on next steps? Couple videos below
  20. If anyone knows where I can find a 1989 cr125r alternator/stator PLEASE let me know! Or one from another bike/year that will work with my 89 cr125r. I've checked EBay and multiple other sites and cannot find one that will ship to Unites States.
  21. Well, just got a KD125 (Im pretty sure it is). Its a 1973, didnt run. Had been sitting for a while, i sprayed some carb cleaner in the intake and kicked it over a few times. On the 8th or so kick, it backfired right out the intake. So im guessing it was pulled apart and the rotary valve was installed backwards. My trouble right now is finding parts. I know im going to need a clutch, and probably a shift lever assembly (The end where the shifter goes on was bent, im guessing the bike was dropped). I will upload some pics as soon as i can. If anyone knows where i can get parts (A parts diagram with numbers would be amazing) let me know.
  22. Hi, have an 84 pe 175 and really struggling getting the bike to run properly. Carb was thick with crud, so replaced the pilot and main jet, along with the needle valve assembly. Set the needle midway and mix at one and half turns out. Didn’t run great and raised the needle clip up to lean it out, and 2 and half turns on mixture. Runs ok, but does have a flat spot from close throttle to full open and is dumping fuel back into the box and leaving a puddle. And I can’t understand why. As I said replaced the usual suspects, checked the float and level and all seems good. And although the carb looks good, can’t determine if this worn out, Reed valves or I’m Just being stupid? Any advice would really help, as its doing my nut. Cheers
  23. Did kawasaki use asbestos in brake shoes during 1980 on the kdx 250 and 400s?
  24. Does anyone know another bike that has the same bore x stroke as a Kdx400? The KDX is 80 x 78. Im looking for a piston that will fit in it fairly easily..👍
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