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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2005 CRF 450R Supermoto
Aug02

2005 CRF 450R Supermoto

I decided to trade my long-loved Husky for this CRF 450R Supermoto.  It has many nice upgrades on it, however it is definitely in need of some TLC and service.  The most attractive part of this bike is that it is TAGGED!  It may not seem like such an amazing thing, but in the state of NC, it is near impossible to tag a bike that started life as an off-road only machine.  This bike came with a clear VA title.  Once the vehicle has been...

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03 KX125 top end rebuild
Jan12

03 KX125 top end rebuild

This 125 belongs to one of my regular customers.  Over the last year, I have installed a new clutch, trued wheels, replaced fork seals, re-packed the silencer, etc.  Recently the owner had accidentally put non-mixed fuel in the tank and ran it for a while. The pictures show the galling of the piston and the cylinder.  This may have been caused by the non-mixed fuel.  I removed the seat, tank, exhaust,  and  radiators to access the...

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1994 RM 125 Water in oil
Sep09

1994 RM 125 Water in oil

This 94 RM 125 had a serious problem of water getting into the oil.  I pulled the clutch cover and the transmission fluid in the gear box looked like pepto-bismol.  I assumed the water pump seal was to blame, and I was correct.  Once the seal was removed, it was evident it was leaking because the 2 bearings behind the seal were rusted and seized.  These bearings should never be in contact with water unless the seal is leaking. With...

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2003 KX 125 Clutch Problems
Jun24

2003 KX 125 Clutch Problems

Here is a customers bike that has some clutch problems.  It started out as just some noise, but then developed into some more serious problems and even some breakage.  Upon inspection of the clutch basket, hub, and pressure plate, it was obvious that they all needed replacing.  If you have ever priced these clutch components, you know how expensive they can be.  Before bringing the bike to me, the customer had taken it to a local shop...

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03 TTR 125L For Sale – $1000

I have an 03 TTR 125L for sale.  Runs great!  Has new rear tire and new plastics.  Great beginner’s bike! Comes with old plastic too so if you you are buying it for a beginner, they can dump the bike and not scratch up the new stuff. The price is firm and I feel this bike is worth it considering its...

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