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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« Last post by _X_ on July 05, 2020, 02:11:46 PM »
As I re-enter the 2tak life I hold so dear I find myself making changes to my routine also. That is why I have chosen to blog here in the vintage section of the forum, this is where I belong. I have had modern two's, even stumbled and bought a modern Four, but my heart and soul lye with super-evo bikes of the early 90s. 1990 is when I discovered motocross, well supercross anyway. I was fresh out of high school working at the local ship yard on night shift and wondering if this was to be my life until I was to retire. Just work a mediocre job and retire. that is until one night as I sat on my bed flipping through channels, I discovered the coolest most aggressively beautiful sport on ESPN. Motocross/Supercross.
 The next Saturday I was at my local shop (still loyal to this day) buying the last 1990 KX 125 in the shop. It was my calling. I was horrible for quite some time (some say I still am) always crashing unable to judge distances due to poor depth perception and an astigmatism( too many concussions playing HS foolsball) that I would get sorted years later. Heck, I didnt know any better on account that I grew up semi feral.
 So these 30 years later I find myself still in love with these old bikes, the two stroke is the best machine for me and I know how special they are by the amount of attention they get. More so the old girls, but lets face it there is some thing special about sound and smells of 2tak motocross.   
   _X_
 



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Technical / YZ250 2020 radiator shrouds
« Last post by Burnie93 on June 29, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
Hiya,

Can you buy aftermarket radiator shrouds that don’t stick out as much as the yz250s? Switched from riding a 2018 crf 250 super slim at the front to a chunky yz, feel like the shrouds are overly long at the front 🤣

Cheers
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Technical / Re: no power valves on 2000 cr250
« Last post by madmangil on March 07, 2020, 01:17:31 PM »
Msambuco,
Thank you for the response. It was me that did the top end. I guess that I will need to look into how to re-align the shafts.
Gil
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Technical / Re: no power valves on 2000 cr250
« Last post by msambuco on February 29, 2020, 06:54:03 PM »
Who did the top end? You or a shop? In either case something is assembled wrong. Most likely would not require removal of the cylinder bot you will need to re assemble power valve assembly. While they look complex they are really simple to do.
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Technical / no power valves on 2000 cr250
« Last post by madmangil on February 23, 2020, 05:59:02 PM »
A top end was done on my 2000 cr250. Now the power valves do not operate. I took the cover off and I am unable to rotate the valve drive shaft when gripped with a pliers. I am thinking that the valve drive shaft was mis-aligned with the pinion shaft when I replaced the cylinder. Am I able to correct this without lifting or removing the cylinder?
thank you
Gil
 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by rsmith on January 26, 2020, 12:42:36 PM »
Here is the latest on the Basket Case build.

It's a roller!



Engine assembly begins today.

--Ron.
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on January 08, 2020, 07:12:59 AM »
Well, I offered $500 for both the YX 125 and XR 80... I've not heard a word as a response...  I'm assuming they think it's worth more than I'm willing to pay...  so the search continues... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by eprovenzano on December 23, 2019, 08:40:42 AM »
As usual, I can't just leave anything plain....  So I took some leftover paint and stain to the bike bench.  Also as you can see, it works fine for larger bikes too...  Can ya tell I ride orange...   :o

This issue is, when you get the cruiser that high, you can really see just how dirty it is... looks like I'm going to be busy polishing lots of chrome and paint...  also I realized just how little tread was left on the rear tire...  :-\  One thing I did try while the KTM was on the lift, was to use a small auto scissor jack to lift the rear of the bike.  This would allow me (when needed) to remove pull the rear tire.  It worked great, next will be to try it on the cruiser as well.  I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. 

I did try to use the pulley system I had rigged up to pull and store the stand up next to the ceiling of my garage.... FAIL!!  it's heavier than I thought...  need to go to plan B, as soon as I figure out what that is... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Winter Projects... what ya working on?
« Last post by Nom DeGuerre on December 14, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
looks pretty well thought out to me^^^ nice! make sure you document the projects, could be a fun thread. Like Beaner, thinking about picking up a mini...sure would be fun!
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