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  1. 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.
  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. I have a 1989 RM250 that I just finished rebuilding and I have some questions about the gearing and torque. First off, I am 6'2 and 225lbs if that makes a difference. Right now it has a very good top speed and decent acceleration with the 50/13 or 3.84/1 gearing ratio it has right now. As a track bike it feels OK but because I do a lot of trail and enduro riding and need to be able to pick up the front end a bit easier to get it over logs and such. I prefer to stay away from clutch wheelies if I can so even if I crack the throttle in 1st the front wheel only likes to raise a few inches off the ground and I cant sustain a wheelie like I can on my 83 KDX175. I was planning to re-gear the bike with a 54 tooth on the back. I am hoping this can be changed with the gearing ratios and its not a power valve or carb problem. I am hoping that this would up the torque a bit but I am new to re-gearing and I don't know If it would be a big enough difference on the trail. If anyone knows anything about the topic I would appreciate any information.
  6. So I was just given a 1974 Suzuki ts 185 by a buddy of mine it ran 10 years ago I just got it running again but the rear sprocket is loose and has a lot of play in it how would I go about fixing it, it also hasn’t had the clutch fluid touched in about 10 years is there anyway to check how low it is, and if anyone has any info on a place where I can get parts for cheap because I grew up working on newer bikes with my dad so I know about newer bikes but nothing about older bikes. I’m planning on trying to get it street legal all it has rn is a head light and one reflector everything else is gone but it has all of the mounts and wiring has a tachometer and a speedometer but neither work I have no title and I can get a bill of sale any help would be greatly appreciated. Sam
  7. Hey Guys, Just recently picked up a '85 CR250 and am sprucing her up. My real issue is the front brake as im having difficulty rebuilding the master cylinder and calipers. The master cylinder piston wont come out after removing the spring clip and the pistons are jammed in the caliper. At this point im pissed and im wondering if i can slap on a caliper/master cylinder from a 2000's CR/CRF. Any of you guys have any info/suggestions or am i hosed?
  8. 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.
  9. Have you guys seen any video or articles on building a Suzuki DR into a better or great woods bike? I am looking for ideas. new to the forum so excuse me if the is a repeated question-thread pw
  10. Hey forum, :Just picked up a Honda 1979 XR185 for 300$ and I got some work on my hands, I'm looking for some advice on one of the many problems. The carb needs a rebuild or replacement, I'm not sure if its better: Extract the pilot jet the broke off from previous owner, purchase a rebuild kit, and rebuild. Or buy a cost affective Chinese carb that fits... My question is which is more cost affective, and if I did go the Chinese route would the carb work correctly with this year? I live in Canada so shipping will be expensive. thanks guys!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I have a Suzuki ds 100 that I have re built and was wondering how I would bleed the oil injection system. Has anyone done this and have any advice? Thanks
  15. 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
  16. Hey, need some help. What is the model and year of this old 50cc honda? What's a good place for replacement parts?
  17. Hi everyone, so earlier this spring I bought a 1978 rm50 completely taken apart. It is now all together but there is no spark😡. We hooked up a multimeter to it and there is current getting all the way to the electrode of the spark plug but no spark. I’ve rebuilt a few engines before but still learning. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Oh and it’s a points ignition. Thank you!
  18. I picked up a 1975 MT250 elsinore yesterday, and its a solid bike to start a restoration. Frame and motor is great. Runs, but needs some work. Throttle cable is junk, and its idling too high but i cant adjust the cable because its broken and sticky. Killswitch is also junk, so a stuck throttle scares me right now. Headlight is mismatched and not wired up (nothing is wired up all wires are cut). Missing taillight and blinkers are not original. Side plate is there, but the piece that holds it on is missing so it falls off. it runs and drives, but would like to sort out the throttle cable and killswitch before i start doing any carb tuning to get it crisp. seat cover has a burnt section from the exhaust... do these usually have something to keep it off of the exhaust when its up? Its missing the latch for the seat as well, so im using a nut and washer right now. Whats the general consensus with the oil injection? Cap it and premix, or rely on the injection? Anyone with some knowledge of these bikes is greatly appreciated, because mine is very limited. Im mechanically inclined and excited to dive in, but will definitely need some help along the way.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
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