So should I keep her?
Posted March 12, 2015 - 09:44 PM
Posted March 13, 2015 - 05:01 AM
Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:33 AM
I can do the forks and shocks....the valves I'll pay. I rode the bike at a local MX track and really liked the feel! I figure my son is going to outgrow the XR200 he is on and he can go to the XR250 and dad can have the WR.
Posted March 13, 2015 - 03:44 PM
I had an 01 for a few years and wish I hadn't sold it. You can do the fork seals yourself but will need to buy a special tool to take apart the forks, $20 on ebay. The head on mine did the same as yours, I kept reshimming until I was down to a 120. You can't just replace the valves, you need to have the seats cut. Send the head out and have it done right. I sent mine to M Tech and had all the valves replaced with stainless steel, with new springs and everything. About $500.
Posted March 18, 2015 - 10:49 AM
If you DO need valves, and are on a budget, go with stainless steel valves and springs. You WILL need springs as the valves are heavier than the sodium filled titanium ones. That should save you somewhere around $250 going stainless.
If you decide to have a shop look at the valves and head, I would recommend Millennium Technologies (http://www.mt-llc.com/). I sent my head there for a valve job, cutting seats, replacing guides etc. After preliminary inspection, they told me that half of what I asked for and assumed that I would need done was unnecessary. That made me feel really good as they could have just done it anyway and taken my money. I appreciate that sort of honesty. The turnaround was super fast too.
Edited by Pooley, March 18, 2015 - 10:53 AM.