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thetinkerer

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  1. Yea, we had to cut the ride short to go to the ER. He's doing good (Just very sore now). It's awesome that he is near 50 years old and put up with us younglings .
  2. Rode in a little mud this past weekend. My dad managed to dislocate his shoulder from losing a battle to a wheelie. 😬 Washed up my 125 from this past weekend!
  3. Got to harbor freight, get a 1/2 and 3/8 torque wrench and dirt bike stand. I got a craftsman "mechanic" set for Christmas and it is actually a pretty nice set! I have dropped and thrown (I get angry, ok!?) so many of those wrenches and they all are still intact! I have been slowly trying to build up my tool supply because I am going to be "kicked" out of the house soon. I plan on working on cars and dirt bikes part time while I am there to make a little side money.
  4. Got to harbor freight, get a 1/2 and 3/8 torque wrench and dirt bike stand. I got a craftsman "mechanic" set for Christmas and it is actually a pretty nice set! I have dropped and thrown (I get angry, ok!?) so many of those wrenches and they all are still intact! I have been slowly trying to build up my tool supply because I am going to be "kicked" out of the house soon. I plan on working on cars and dirt bikes part time while I am there to make a little side money.
  5. If you did all of that I would be tempted to ask for 1300-1400. Or you "could" sell the 250f and keep the 125 [emoji4][emoji12]
  6. Try a BR8 plug. If it is fouling that quick, you may have a trans seal leak. Is your plug covered in black oil? (If it is, it may need a new trans seal. More than likely this will be the issue) stators rarely ever go out. But if it feels like a weak spark, try removing the plug cap (you can do this by twisting it off) cut 1/4 in of the ignition wire, and screw the plug cap back on, plug it on the spark plug and see if there is a blue spark on the plug. First I would check the plug. You wanna try the free options first! [emoji23]
  7. I always wear a helmet at the minimum. When I was first learning to ride, flannels and work boots is all I wore. Heck, sometime I even wear shorts. You will always see guys wearing the same stuff riding their kids 85's faster than most people on 450's. pretty interesting..
  8. Run better now? I know I didn't have mine adjusted right for a long time. When I noticed it, I fixed it and it brought a little more peppiness into the powerband (but still has quite a bit of bottom end and less top end)
  9. I like the instant rainbow power band. Makes the throttle more snappy and really brings out that ting-ting sound. I also put some Jamenskie muffler bearings on as well. Wheelies through 5th. [emoji23][emoji4][emoji848]
  10. I like the instant rainbow power band. Makes the throttle more snappy and really brings out that ting-ting sound. I also put some Jamenskie muffler bearings on as well. Wheelies through 5th. [emoji23][emoji4][emoji848]
  11. Supercross

    I don't see why any sponsor should boycott Friese!? Didn't seem like he intentionally did it! If anyone was to get a sponsor boycott it should be the guys on the Husqurvana team! I remember someone on husky blocked plessinger into the tough blocks! Same with Anderson! He has been pulling dirty moves all season so far! It's only a taste of his own medicine. I guess he didn't appreciate it very much.
  12. Tennessee

    Hi Vince! I understand where you are coming from. I tried to redo the forks on my dads xl185 he has had since he was a kid and the thing was a nightmare to find any parts for! With your friend being on a modern day 300, I would assume he likes to ride some aggressive trails? The suspension on your XR may not be enough (comfortable) if you choose to ride a little more aggressive. I am just saying this because I learned to ride on that xl185 and quickly learned that if you want to ride anything other than roads, you will want better suspension. When you get more into riding, you may want to find a cheap bike that is a little more "updated". However, I believe if you change the triple clamps, you may be able to change the forks on the front. If I remember correctly, the XR's use to be pretty popular to use in the Baja off-road race because of the motor. I am sure that will a little research, you can find someone who has swapped modern forks and triple clamps onto an XR. Hope this helps!
  13. Popped off the pipe, looked into the cylinder and made sure there were not gaps. Same on the outside. Made sure it all sits flat. [emoji23]
  14. Wow! That is pretty amazing! Someone will pay high dollar for it. I'll stick with the used ones. I wouldn't cry if I crashed a old used one! [emoji106]
  15. After a little research, that is the stock jetting and I would keep it that way for your elevation and temps. Packing will give a little more power and make it a little quieter. If your reeds are good, jetting is good, and silencer is repacked, then I wouldn't worry about the bog. 125's are meant to be ridden WFO most of the time. Not lugged [emoji106]