Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:06 PM
In Dec. I came across a (what I thought at the time ) sweet deal $180 for an 02 SX50 Pro Jr. L/C
My daughter already had a CRF50 +1 extended frame BBR swingarm and SDG upside down forks W/110cc motor and it just didnt fit her was too heavy so I bought the KTM and got ebay and ordered parts as I pulled and inspected everything before it was over $1000 later and the day before Christmas I had It running. Now maybe 10hrs on the bike it started missing at high RPM cuts out before the powerband,leaking water out the waterpump and the head(3rd water pump 2nd head) both front and back shocks leaking,swingarm bushing long story short I need help she has only till the end of the year to ride this bike in her class
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:06 AM
the water pump has a few seals, make sure they are in correctly. the head should have o-rings that seal the head to cylinder. check and make sure these are in the grooves.
if the bike is cutting out, check the stator and coil. often as they heat up they will miss more. you may need a new one or of each.
the front forks may need new seals and dust boots. the rear you will need to give to an suspension guy to rebuild.
honestly, you would be better off selling as parts and getting a 09+ SX50. a much better design and you will save money messing with the clutch.
when you buy used, you are buying others used problems. i hope you are able to cut your losses and find a better bike.
best of luck either way, i am glad we are off the 50s.
Edited by shortyr6, 09 May 2012 - 04:08 AM.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:57 PM
Yes, bring on the 65 w/Recluse clutch
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:26 AM
M&S is hit and miss. if you get set up with a good local KTM shop and get some rider support you will be able to save money on parts.