2007 RMZ 250 Complete engine rebuild
Mar29

2007 RMZ 250 Complete engine rebuild

This bike was brought to me with the cases split and all parts in a boxes.  From the beginning, I had my doubts about being able to safely put it all back together since I was not present for the disassembly.  It took a long time and a lot of replacement parts, but it finally started to take shape.  I had to start with the service manual and follow it step by step while taking notes.  Fortunately, Suzuki service manuals are in my...

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Jeep TJ Build up
Jan12

Jeep TJ Build up

This doesn’t really fit the site, but I have been having fun building up a jeep I recently got. It is a 97 TJ Wrangler SE with a 2.5l 4 banger.  It was bone stock when I got it, but I have since installed a 4″ rough country short -arm lift, a set of 15″ rock crawler wheels with 33×12.50 Maxxis Mudders.  I also fabricated some control arm bracket braces, sway bar quick disconnects, and installed extended brake...

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1987 TRX 250r top end failure.

This is a customers quad that was brought to me with a seized top end.  I was hoping to find something like a cooling problem or a damaged piston, but instead I found that the crank bearings had failed.  This machine is an 87 and I would guess that the crank has never been changed before.  On most any engine, there should be no vertical play in the connecting rod.  This one has about 1/4″.  In addition to that, all the pieces...

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