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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Beta Ride Day at Washougal 10/20/18
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:38:19 AM »
Awesome. I loved my Beta trials bike. A friend just bought a 2016 (I think) 250 RR. He loves it.

Vintage Two Strokes / Re: PARTS!!!
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:38:53 AM »
This gets a bit complicated. According to the Honda parts catalog those were one year forks. As I recall from back in the day they were still trying to figure out what the best diameter was.

Yeah 1989 was the first year for "upside" forks on CR's. The bike saw an update in 1990. I do know a guy who put 1991 CR forks in 1989 triples, he says they fit. I did some research out of boredom and "think" the 89 and 91 both had 45mm forks. But you run into wheel compatibility issues maybe and I am not sure it's much of an upgrade between the two forks. I am just posting in case you never found 89 forks, it might be an option.

Vintage Two Strokes / Re: 1982 PE175
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:28:03 AM »
I haven't updated this in awhile because my surgery last year now my illness has preventing doing any work. I am considering just selling it as a project bike along with the new parts I have accumulated for it. I am on a PE group on FaceBook and a few members are from Texas that may be interested in a cheap project. I can't ship it so it would have to be a local sale. I was looking forward to seeing it finished but I might be over it. I am not 100% decided yet what I am going to do.

Non-Moto / Re: 1974 Kawasaki F7 175 street and trail resto.
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:13:18 PM »
IMHO bikes from that era (my era BTW) are so much prettier than they are today. And that is a prime example! Thanks for the share!

You are welcome. He has had some offers to buy it but he says he is not ready to let it go it has become one of his favorites. And he has a KTM 690, DRZ400, and KXF450.

Nice, every time I read your posts I want a 125. Next year when I get my NED diagnosis (when, not if, I am positive) I am buying myself a new bike. I was set on a new 250 for the woods, but I might have to also buy a 125 for my wife and "borrow" it :) .

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: New Two stroke piston design.
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:07:29 PM »
Good stuff.

Good stuff.

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: It's Back
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:38:25 PM »
S&^*T.. Racer-x, looks like your keeping TSM alive all on your own.  You gotta post fellas....

I was trying to be active, but back in May was diagnosed with Cancer. That has dominated a lot of my time and resources unfortunately. Things are starting to slow down as I settle into a chemo routine so hopefully I can get back to it.

Nice bike.

I last had about 11 bikes in various state of competition before leaving PA for TX. Currently due to a failed 3rd back surgery last year and now cancer (melanoma stage 3C, means it spread to lymph nodes) results in the fact that I am currently bike-less. Well except for my poor old neglected PE175 project that is still in pieces.

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: So what to do with the 125?
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:57:56 AM »
Since making it a "big bore" is not an option I would probably do some porting, mill or change the head (Bud, Harris, Langston, etc.), maybe reed cage and reeds, change the pipe, get timing and jetting perfect, and let her rip.

For the record this is what Harris performance does to their top tier YZ125. I am not affiliated with them, just sharing info.

YZ125 Mod Stage 3 National Package | $3500
The fastest yz125 available, period.  Our 125's have won national titles, holeshot mammoth, glen helen, and regionals.
-Porting stage 3
-Custom billet HP head
-Reed cage
-Custom HP piston
-Crankcase coatings
-Case blueprinting and assembly
-Crank super true, welded crank pin
-Superfinished transmission
-Custom programmable ignition and special powerjet carb conversion, carb mods
-Dyno tune and break in

Good stuff man. Way to keep going with all those mechanicals (tire, pipe).

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Beta jumps in where KTM left off.
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:26:30 PM »
I was drooling over that bike the other day when I saw it Beta's Instagram. I am a big fan of 200's.

Non-Moto / 1974 Kawasaki F7 175 street and trail resto.
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:00:22 PM »
A friend of mine back in PA restored this bike over winter and he just shared this video with me. He did such an awesome job on the bike I wanted to share it here. Skip to the end if you just want to hear it run :) . I had a green 1975 F7 back around 1986, I rode that thing everywhere.

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: New 2-Stroke?
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:19:47 PM »
I would definitely ride one if given the chance. I agree that "Made in China" carries a stigma still but the quality is improving. CSC is selling a 250 Adventure bike that has a big following on They have proven pretty reliable. And AJP, made in Portugal not China but many Chinese components, gets good reviews in Trailrider Magazine. So there is hope yet in my opinion for China to produce quality bikes.

General Two Stroke Talk / Two Stroke Tuesday
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:06:33 PM »
I happened upon this today and think it is a pretty awesome CR125.

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