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  1. MikeT

    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    I put the 10W in the outer chamber only
  2. MikeT

    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    Thanks, Pete. The forks only have about 6 hours on them so I am told. I went to stiffer springs so I put 10W oil in them. I had no idea these forks had an inner and outer anything. I am guessing that the 10 will simply mix with the inner and eventually become a 7.5 or so based on the...
  3. MikeT

    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    Ok, I just got this bike 2016 YZ250 2T and it has forks and a shock off a 2018. I know it is probably exactly the same but incase there is a difference I am noting it. Yesterday I changed the fork springs and it is much more involved than my old 2000 forks. I poured out the oil and when I...
  4. MikeT

    Help 2016 YZ250 Jetting, NEED EXPERT JETTING ADVICE

    Forgot to mention, it also has Moto Tassinari VForce 3 Reeds on it with a spacer
  5. MikeT

    Help 2016 YZ250 Jetting, NEED EXPERT JETTING ADVICE

    Hi guys, I just got this 2016 YZ250 (2 Stroke) and it ran fine when I picked it up but I was told of a problem it had in the past. Apparently the previous owner took it to a hare scramble when it was very cold out (like 26 F) and it leaned out and ruined a piston and cylinder. He showed me the...
  6. MikeT

    When did Yamaha stop updating the YZ250 2 Stroke?

    Ok, narrowing things down here. Main question. Apparently Yamaha says that the forks are different on the 2015 YZ250 than the 2014. What is the difference? They are both the same outside diameter, so what has changed on the inside? Just revalved or what? If I buy a 2014 to 2006, can I have...
  7. MikeT

    What happened to the place?

    I think it is just that riding areas keep getting closed so we have to drive even farther to ride. I live in North Carolina and still have to drive almost 2 hours to ride. That makes it inconvenient. I have a street bike which helps with my motorcycle fix, but not my 2-stroke fix. I actually...
  8. MikeT

    Yz125 Hard Crash

    Looks like you need to increase your rebound dampening (make it come up slower).
  9. MikeT

    When did Yamaha stop updating the YZ250 2 Stroke?

    I have a 2000 YZ250 and am tentatively looking into selling it and getting a newer YZ250 2T. I know they have went to a BNG (Bold New Graphics) approach each year with the 2 strokes and I wanted to know when that started. I know they made a good suspension upgrade in 2006 but has anything of...
  10. MikeT

    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Thanks, Rich. I was waiting for your response because I know I'll get good info. Thanks for the description of what to look for on the plug. I'll look at that tonight. My plan for tomorrow (if I can ride) is to try what I have with the booster in it and see if it pings. If it still pings...
  11. MikeT

    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Anyone have any advice on this?
  12. MikeT

    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Ok, I haven't ridden in a long time and actually got the chance to ride this past weekend (be easy on me =) ). With all the problems Ethanol has been causing, I decided to use the Non-Ethanol fuel at my local gas station. (Bike in question is a 2000 YZ-250 2-stroke, totally stock). I bought...
  13. MikeT

    Help

    I would start with making sure your clutch cable was adjusted properly. Turn the adjusting barrel so you have just a little play when the lever is fully extended. Probably want the gap between the lever and the perch to be about the thickness of a nickel. If you can't get it to adjust properly...
  14. MikeT

    New Chain installation

    Same here except I never sold my bike. Still have my 2000 YZ. I know the whole 3 hours prep, 2 hours ride 3 hours back clean up and then nothing with the family. I hate that riding areas are so far away.
  15. MikeT

    New Chain installation

    Thanks Ivan, that is kind of what I was thinking. Hope you've been good. I'm going to actually try to ride some this spring/summer. You still in SC?
  16. MikeT

    New Chain installation

    I have been out of it for a while now.... long story but am doing some maintenance on my bike before I take it out in the next few weeks. One of the things I am doing is putting on a new chain and sprockets. Since they ship the chains covered in the gooey grease..... I just forgot, do I clean...
  17. MikeT

    Cr125r 1993 don't know if water pump seals are stuffed

    Also, I think your crank case oil would be white if the WP seals were bad. As Rich said, changing them is always a good idea. To me it sounds like you have a head gasket problem.
  18. MikeT

    Air-cooled Hybrid - first ride report

    Looks really nice. When I heard you put something other than the '87 KX front forks on it I was greatly relieved. My brother had a '87 KX125 and I had an '88 KX125 and there was a BIG difference on the forks. The '87's were terrible and the '88 was much much better. Since you put '98 Suzuki...
  19. MikeT

    Air-cooled Hybrid - first ride report

    How difficult was it to get the engine to mount up? Did everything line up or did you have to shim things? What was the hardest part of the build?
  20. MikeT

    Best way to load bike!

    Video was removed. :(
  21. MikeT

    Got my foot fixed last week

    Well, this past Monday (15 weeks post op) I was given permission by the Doctor to go on a light jog. I think I went about a 1/2 mile and felt Ok. The same normal pain that I have everyday so I think everything went well. I took a few breather breaks because I am not a runner but all in all I...
  22. MikeT

    Got my foot fixed last week

    Well, they took my cast off and gave me a walking boot but said I can't walk on it. :coocoo: They want me to wait until this Thursday to put 25% weight on it. I guess they will be fitting me up with some sort of scale on my leg so I don't push too hard :) Anyway, I got on my bicycle (on the...
  23. MikeT

    Fireplace question (how to seal)

    Maybe my air leak is a good thing?
  24. MikeT

    Bit Me Again

    Let yourself heal! I had a 85 YZ250 and have ridden that KDX and the KDX will be much better for you but you really need to heal first then have fun. I speak from MUCH experience (unfortunately)
  25. MikeT

    Fireplace question (how to seal)

    We have a brick fireplace that is set up for wood burning that we do not use. I closed the vent many years ago but always got a draft so I took a piece of foam insulation and put caulk around the edge to seal it. That stopped the draft completely. Well, now the wife want's unvented gas logs...