- Jul 19, 2013
Just completed a bottom and top end rebuild on my 2005 kx125. The problem is, it has good bottom-to-mid but now (after the rebuild) has a very mediocre top. Some history: This is my 5th rebuild so I thought I would go all the way and have the cylinder replated by MaxRPM and had them match a Wiseco ProLite piston. Also put in a new Hot Rods crank/rod combo since she is getting old. Now, the bike starts on first kick, pulls off the line good but mid-way-up, acts like she just applied for Medicare. This bike used to have incredible top end and would rev to the moon. Now it's just another 125...or less. I wonder if MaxRPM gave me someone else's cylinder ? Another question, the piston they gave me was much tighter than the one it replaced (unfortunately, i didnt mike it). Could the piston be too tight? I didn't change the jetting or anything else. It has VForce reeds and a ProCircuit pipe. Any ideas would be appreciated...