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  1. The Redrider

    Help Vin number problems..

    That pretty cool, finding the birth place of one's scoot!
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    My cr500 is still hard to start! please help

    Simple first, pull the plug and hold it on a unpainted metal surface for ground. Next have somebody roll the kick starter fast, then observe if its sparking, if it is, then you have other issues. If it dont, try trimming a few millimeters off of the spark plug wire then screwing on the cap nice...
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    stripped counter sunk screw removal..

    I wonder why Honda put phillips counter sunk screws in the master cylinder cap? A hex head bolt would work just fine....
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    Help Xr250r 2002 no spark

    4 stroke question? I will give it the old college try! LOL! Crunching sound, sounds serious, timing chain, alternator bearing failure, any thing crank shaft related, If you doubt your mechanical skills, take it to a qualified mechanic, good luck!
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    What dirt bike should i get?

    Power is a state of mind. The CR-125 or any 125 are good beginner bikes for racing. 4 strokes are heavier and expensive to maintain. With a 125 the thing I would worry about is if it has been rebuilt top and bottom end, because those bikes are punished to the nth degree. A 250 is less worry but...
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    stripped counter sunk screw removal..

    Thanks Rich, I'll try the center punch and small drill bit first. Fingers crossed, Thank again!
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    stripped counter sunk screw removal..

    Here is one for you mechanics. I have a 89 250R and I accidently stripped a phillips head screw in the top master cylinder cover. Handle bar located. I tried an ease out bit but the tip snapped off. Its badly stripped, whats my next step? :$
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    '09 Mods vs Rockers Vintage Motorcycle show

    Ok I got the film, Pretty cool stuff. Rockabilly!
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    '09 Mods vs Rockers Vintage Motorcycle show

    Rich, I think the photos were taken off, oh well I reckon it was a blast...
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    Anywhere in the world with dirt riding at least as good as Baja?

    I know there is a Paris to Dakar race that is a big deal out there. You would need a Adventure style bike that holds alot of fuel, Gps, and grub to last you and your buddies for a long fun haul. I think is like an Iron Man style of race. The Dutch have a huge beach race in Holland and its a big...
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    Anywhere in the world with dirt riding at least as good as Baja?

    On a serious note, it seems places to ride in America are few and between, I remember when you could find a cool park or spot with out having to drive a million miles, just go riding, not camp out. Now one would be hard pressed to find a good spot to enjoy. You may have the best choice of areas...
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    Dirtbike won't start backfires also

    Well hell man, old xr's, xt's, dr's and klx had em, these new fangled bikes dont have em? I'll be dipped in sheep s___, Lol!
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    Dirtbike won't start backfires also

    How would a hot start cable be on the cable? odd....
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    Dirtbike won't start backfires also

    Compression release is or should be on your handle bar, it opens up a port in the cylinder head to release the compression on thumper for easy kick starting. If its stuck open like during a rebuild or not set up correctly then it will act like it has no compression. Check to be sure it is...
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    Dirtbike won't start backfires also

    Grab a shop manual and re check everything. During rebuilds, you must always install fresh gaskets on everything you rebuild...
  16. The Redrider

    Free VIN Decoder !

    Yapper, LOL! Fast forward to 2019, Merica is still standing. Are you in your bomb shelter? LOL!2020 looks to be a good year for Merica!
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    1996 honda CRE

    A 500 cc endur-o? Too much ponies for the tight and twisties. I had a nice 84 CR 500 R and it was most happy on long fire roads, large moto-x tracks, and huge dirt enviroments. I would go with a nice 125, 200, or a 250 for off road and woods riding...
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    How to mount trail license plates?

    Or just buy a dual sport with the fender number plate included...
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    How-To Motion Pro SlackSetter Chain Slack Setting Tool

    I like that tool, It sure beats the three greasy finger method!:$