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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2013, 09:43:50 PM »
I have done some research on the Athena 144 kit, and it looks like there are quite a few complaints about the kit, and it also requires modifications to the cases, which I would not be comfortable doing myself, so that would mean I would have to pay the local Yamaha dealer 100 bucks an hour to do these small modifications. So I found that Athena makes a 125 kit, it comes with everything I need, so I will be keeping the bike a 125. I really do not mind because I am used to racing a stock cr125 which is apparently in no comparison to a YZ125 motor.

Fair enough mate. Whatever way you slice it it'll be a blast to ride. Yes the CR motors weren't the best, but they could be brought up to speed. But that should have been done in Japan...
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 07:34:52 AM »
So, today, well I guess yesterday, October 20, I went and picked up the YZ. As I suspected the thing was bagged. The bike was in pieces, the cylinder was missing, bottom end siezed, bolts were mismatched, fenders cut, tires bald, air filter was so old that the oil on it was dry, chain rusted, and the list goes on. One of the weirdest things I found was that the clutch perch was broken, so the owner had wired it together with chicken wire and then taped it with electrical tape.  ??? Anyways, looks like I have lots of work to do but I already got lots done today.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2013, 09:36:15 AM »
So, today, well I guess yesterday, October 20, I went and picked up the YZ. As I suspected the thing was bagged. The bike was in pieces, the cylinder was missing, bottom end siezed, bolts were mismatched, fenders cut, tires bald, air filter was so old that the oil on it was dry, chain rusted, and the list goes on. One of the weirdest things I found was that the clutch perch was broken, so the owner had wired it together with chicken wire and then taped it with electrical tape.  ??? Anyways, looks like I have lots of work to do but I already got lots done today.

Thats upsetting... Although I'm not ashamed to admit I tacked a clutch perch back together with a 1200 mig welder in desperation to ride :P That was a great weld...
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2013, 01:22:51 PM »
So, today, well I guess yesterday, October 20, I went and picked up the YZ. As I suspected the thing was bagged. The bike was in pieces, the cylinder was missing, bottom end siezed, bolts were mismatched, fenders cut, tires bald, air filter was so old that the oil on it was dry, chain rusted, and the list goes on. One of the weirdest things I found was that the clutch perch was broken, so the owner had wired it together with chicken wire and then taped it with electrical tape.  ??? Anyways, looks like I have lots of work to do but I already got lots done today.

Thats upsetting... Although I'm not ashamed to admit I tacked a clutch perch back together with a 1200 mig welder in desperation to ride :P That was a great weld...

Ah the things we do just to get a ride in...   :o
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2013, 03:25:22 PM »
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So, today, well I guess yesterday, October 20, I went and picked up the YZ. As I suspected the thing was bagged. The bike was in pieces, the cylinder was missing, bottom end siezed, bolts were mismatched, fenders cut, tires bald, air filter was so old that the oil on it was dry, chain rusted, and the list goes on. One of the weirdest things I found was that the clutch perch was broken, so the owner had wired it together with chicken wire and then taped it with electrical tape.  ??? Anyways, looks like I have lots of work to do but I already got lots done today.
  Sounds like you picked up my friends 125, this kid took it to the track with chicken wire holding the chain together, 9 teeth missing on the rear sprocket, and I don't think he had any bearings in tact. Great day  :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley"> Sounds like you got your work cut out for you though, have fun with the project
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2013, 09:10:24 PM »
I would post some pictures of the bike and the progress I am making, but I keep getting a message saying the file is too large, even when I only try one photo at a time
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 05:43:47 AM »
make a photo bucket account, upload the photos to photobucket, copy and paste the [IMG] URL into the reply box and it should display the photo.
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2013, 01:00:52 PM »
make a photo bucket account, upload the photos to photobucket, copy and paste the [IMG] URL into the reply box and it should display the photo.

X2, pictures before, during and after are required. Failure to do so will be to forfiet the finished bike to the riders on this forum for a day on the track.  :P 8)
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 11:25:16 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2013, 11:48:58 PM »
Oh dear... Better crank up the pressure washer mate.
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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2013, 12:03:09 AM »
Pressure washer isn't needed :) The bike is all disassembled now, frame and subframe are getting ready to be sandblasted, then will be painted. Silencer has been painted, I was surprised as this was one of very few parts that was in good condition. Just waiting to go to the Montana border to pick up parts, then I can start re-assembling
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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2013, 12:07:41 AM »
shes the DEVIL !
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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2013, 12:20:19 AM »
shes the DEVIL !

Yeah haha, I will be getting the number replaced too
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