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  1. WoodsRider

    Can Someone Explain....

    Well privilege is a synonym of right, so the two can be used interchangably. You can also have you privilege or right to to drive taken away and some people should have never been given the privilege or right to drive in the first place. Personally I look at driving as a choice. If you choose...
  2. WoodsRider

    What Happen

    Life happens. I still ride and race, but these days it's most vintage motocross with my sons. My garage is full of vintage Hondas and Bultacos.
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    Can't remove magneto rotor

    Wow, sorry my trick didn't work for you.
  4. WoodsRider

    My toy I picked up this weekend 97 Gas Gas EC250

    I had a '98 EC250 and that engine was smooth as butter. The counter-rotational mass took away the "hit" making the bike easier to ride in snotty conditions. GG did away with the counterbalance shaft in '99 and improved crank balancing. Forks are 45mm 'zokes. One side adjusted compression and...
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    Strange things found while riding

    Years ago I belonged to a club that put on an enduro on part of a nudist resort. I wish I could forget most of the stuff I saw then.
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    Can't remove magneto rotor

    The problem with aerosol sprays is they can evaporate. You will cook the seal, but you were planning to replace that anyway. I've heard of people using some sort of liquid nitrogen, that comes in a spray can, along with penetrating oil. I've never tried that though.
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    Can't remove magneto rotor

    Use the pour-type penetrating oil, not the spray type. Make sure the engine is on its side so gravity works with you. I used PB Blaster, but have heard Kroil works as good or better.
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    Can't remove magneto rotor

    Been there, got that t-shirt. What I did was heat the end of the crankshaft to around 450 degrees, with oxy-acetylene and a rosebud, and quenched it with penetrating oil I had put in the freezer overnight. Then I threaded the puller onto the flywheel, tightened the bolt as tight as I felt I...
  9. WoodsRider

    Race Report

    Typical day for me, 3rd in +40 Evo, 5th in 250 Evo.
  10. WoodsRider

    siezed engine? Not sure what happened.

    Definitely! They start in October, but they run vintage on Saturday so we won't be going until football and fall baseball are done.
  11. WoodsRider

    Race Report

    CRF50 they let most drum-brake, air-cooled, non-linkage minis in the XR75 class. He'll be racing a '74 XR75 next year. Then the sibling rivalry begins.
  12. WoodsRider

    Race Report

    My boys and I headed over to Pomeroy Memorial Vintage MX in Tieton, WA to Round 5 of the Pacific Northwest Vintage Motocross series. The Tieton Highlanders did a fantastic job and my boys took home some serious hardware for 1st & 2nd in the XR75 class.
  13. WoodsRider

    siezed engine? Not sure what happened.

    Mag - There pretty open when it comes to the kids. We race the Pac NW series, pnwvmx.org, and they let kids race Schoolboy on modern bikes and my youngest races the XR75 class on a CRF50. We raced at Tieton (Yakima) yesterday and there were only 4 kids racing, two boys in Schoolboy on 85cc...
  14. WoodsRider

    HBD Okie

    HBD - Now get out and go riding.
  15. WoodsRider

    250f?

    Seat height would be your only concern. Being able to put both feet on the ground while sitting on the bike goes a long way towards building confidence.
  16. WoodsRider

    250f?

    Sand is probably the worst terrain for learning to ride a dirt bike. Especially if your son has trouble flat-footing it. A better option would be a Kawasaki KX100 or KTM 105SX. Both would have plenty of power for a beginner and are much easier to pick up and start when, not if, it gets dumped.
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    siezed engine? Not sure what happened.

    Still need hill climbing lessons? Magellan - I rode enduros for a few years and still do a bit of trail riding with my boys. We started racing vintage mx a couple years ago after moving back to Seattle. It's a good way to stay in shape over winter.
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    siezed engine? Not sure what happened.

    8 Weekends? Woodland MX, North of Vancouver, runs a Vintage Series all winter. That bike would be perfect for the Schoolboy Class.
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    250f?

    Too much bike in my opinion, but opinions vary. Even though he's ridden quads, riding a bike is completely different. Part of riding is learning to control the bike through the foot pegs. Start with something smaller and lighter and let him get comfortable with handling a motorcycle. When he can...
  20. WoodsRider

    HBD RM_guy

    I'm sure at your age you get winded just trying to kick over your bike. :rotfl:
  21. WoodsRider

    siezed engine? Not sure what happened.

    Air-cooled 2-strokes seem to be more sensitive to 4-corner seizures when not properly warmed up. One thing to check for is that the piston rings do not stick in the ring grooves. 32:1 is the leanest fuel to oil ratio you should run. Always warm the bike up before riding making sure the...
  22. WoodsRider

    Happy Birthday Offloafr!

    There all good past a certain point! HBD
  23. WoodsRider

    HBD RM_guy

    Did you climb any hills on your bike?
  24. WoodsRider

    Fork Swap: KX80 forks on a KDX80

    Looks good. This spring I finished building a '78 XR75 with CR80 suspension (and a few other mods) for my son to race the PacNW VMX series.
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    Boots for vintage mx?

    I just picked up some Gaerne SG10's. Yes they are stiff and it might take a couple motos or a day of practice to get used the feel for shifting and braking, but I'll take protection over comfort and flexibility. It might be vintage, but it's still motocross. When everyone is trying to get the...