2007 RMZ 250 Complete engine rebuild
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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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1997 Suzuki Savage LS 650 Head Gasket, Clutch, and general TLC

Last weekend I had the opportunity to buy this beauty.  Its a 97 Suzuki Savage with 29k miles and a clear title.  It needs a few things, but for the price I paid for it, I figured it will be a fun build.  I don’t normally have any interest in cruisers whatsoever, but this may be fun to ride around on for a while and then put it up for sale. First things first, it needs a head gasket.  The previous owner made me aware of this...

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2004 CRF 250R Valve Adjustment

I picked this bike up on Friday from my friend Mark.  It’s his nephew’s bike that he recently purchased.  Lately it has become difficult to start.  We suspected the valve shims are getting tight, so I offered to check it out for him. Here it is prior to any work: My girlfriend Sara likes to turn a wrench too!  I am fortunate to have someone who fully supports and helps me fulfill my hobbies. Finding top dead center: And...

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2009 YZ 250f

Its been a long time since an update, and I have been having a hard time finding any project bikes.  I think that may change soon, as I have plans to pick up a bike this Friday. Since I loved the recent 06 yz 250f that I just rebuilt and sold, I decided to try to find one for myself.  I ran a Craigslist ad offering my RMz 450 for trade on a 250f or just as a cash sale.  I had little response for about a week, but I finally got a call...

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2006 YZ 250f Valve Job and Top End Rebuild

I just picked up this bike on Friday.  It is an 06 YZ250f 50th anniversary edition.  Its mostly stock, with the exception of some black excel wheels.  It has a valve problem where the intake valves wore so thin that they chipped off. causing a loss of compression. Upon doing some research, I found out that Yamaha recalled all 2006 YZ250f’s and replaced the intake valves, so I am going to give my local dealer a call and see if...

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