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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Race Report: ACR The Wick 338 08/03/2019
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:27:47 AM »
Well Done!!!.... well done.

Never say never...  one just might drop into your lap some day...  I can see you riding it like a 125... WFO as all times...  (at least until you head off the track into a tree) 

Dingo...  I think you need to consider a big bore bike...  I can see you wringing out a 5 honey like its a 125...   ;D

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: TPI
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:42:58 AM »
Flettner has anyone ever called you a mad scientist...   ;D

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: TPI
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:19:21 AM »
That foundry is some top notch stuff...  awesome work.

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: TPI
« on: July 01, 2019, 03:23:07 PM »
Looks like you still need to connect a few wires...  lol

At least you made it out to the track Dingo...  I plan to be banging off some trees July 7th... 

Thank God you didn't listen to Self...  The time to ride is when the feeling hits...  I think Self need to be punished by cleaning the bike and prepping for the next ride...    8)

Keep kicking ass Dingo!

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Race report THE Wick 338 05/26/2019
« on: June 04, 2019, 06:30:48 AM »
We are legends in our own minds...  and that all that matters.   8)

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Race report THE Wick 338 05/26/2019
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:21:25 AM »
"once this Dingo starts, best just let him finish"... OMG I was laughing out-loud on that one... 

Great weekend.. You, the bike and your buds are still on one piece and your took home some hardware...   8)

Love it... 

General Two Stroke Talk / Re: A few questions regarding YZ125
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:07:52 AM »
My son had a 99 YZ125... When we purchased it, the top end had 20 hours of racing on it.  He road it for several years on both woods and track (no racing).  As time passed the took over my 250 and I sold the 125 to a buddy.  He wad beat the piss out of that bike... little to no maintenance.  He rode it for years knowing it needed a top end, but continued to ride it.  the water pump seal failed and he limped home for the woods with an overheating bike.  He parked it and life got in the way... it sat for 18 months, after me prodding him to get it out and fix it, he pulled it out of his basement, kicked it 5 time it fired up and he rode it onto my trailer. 

When we tore it down, the internals were in excellent shape...  Other then being filthy dirty, everything was pretty good.  Yes the water pump seal was bad, the piston was way past due, but the cylinder was in excellent condition (I guess all the blow-by helped coat the cylinder).  The rod was tight, and the crank bearings had no play that I could tell.  We put in a new top end, new gaskets, new water pump and seals and she still live today..

I guess the moral to my long winded story is yes a 125 needs a little more top end maintenance, but I think the crazy maintenance routines of some riders are a bit much.  Some seem to enjoy wrenching more then they do riding.  You should be able to go 100 hours on a top end, and 250 - 300 hours before thinking there's a bottom end issue.   To answer your question "Are these YZ's really that lightly built, or are people doing a lot of unnecessary work?"  I feel they are doing unnecessary work.   

Sweet... looking forward to it

Monday my son and I were able to get out for a few hours.  He hasn't touched his bike since last November.  As we're unloading I said you'd better make sure it starts before we gear up...  His comment... Come on... it's a smoker, it will start within 5 kicks.  As he's kicking I counted 5 and then asked is the choke on? Opps. nope...  2 more and she fired up... and ran prefect even on the old stale gas.  His bike never missed a beast, ran perfect all day.  Show me a stroker then can do that.

It's funny as every time we'd stop he'd pull out his phone and check his messages.  He was emailing / texting his boss about work, and to his fiance about their son.  (the poor kid hadn't pooped in 4 days).  After we put in a few good hours, I asked if he was ready to leave..  he was yea, I'm worried about Johnny and hate the idea of leaving him with his mom without any support... although I really did need to get out and ride...  (FYI little Johnny had a massive blowout Monday afternoon, I guess the prune juice did its job)

So to sum it up, yep I got to ride twice this week... I'm tired, I'm sore and in the end, yes it was awesome.   8)

Attached is a pick of my son... ready to tear it up...

Took the new 3 honey back to our club where we held the XC race. I decided to run the race loop..  well due to the rain during the race let’s say that course was really beat up. It kicked my ass... deep peg rubbing ruts, with exposed tree roots made for a tough ride.

I was busting down a trail when I realized  I missed a turn. I took a shortcut to get back on the course unfortunately I went into an area that was like a swamp. It took over an hour for me to extradite the bike from the sludge. I had to stand on a log while I worked to get the bike loose from the suction of the mud. If I stepped off the log I’d sink up to the top of my boots. The mud was so thick it tried to pull my boots off.   I had to lay the bike down and sit on it to break the suction of the mud. After dragging it out onto solid ground, let’s just say I was beyond spent. 

Oh well, a day on the bike (even dragging it out of the mud) is better than a day at work.

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