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2016 KTM Duke 390 – Sold

I was hoping to sell the KLX before I picked up another bike but this one became available at the right price and I didn’t want to miss out on it. At first I was concerned about the relatively low power with only 44HP compared to the old FZR400RR I used to have that had […]

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2007 Kawasaki KLX250 – Traded

The latest addition. I finally decided to put aside my bitterness about having to go back to basics and take another bike test and picked this up to get me to my M2 license. I put the more street appropriate tires on that came with it but other than that it was alright apart from […]

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2010 Suzuki RM-Z 250 – Sold

Just picked this up (Jan 2019), really wasn’t sure about getting another 4 stroke but couldn’t find a nice 2 stroke and got a great deal on this. Notes RM-Z 250 parts list and exploded diagramsJun 2019Race sag = 98mm, static sag = 46mm – static sag is too high, need softer springJan 2019Race sag […]

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Kawasaki KX100 – Replace Gear Change Shaft

Replace Gear Change Shaft on a 2001 Kawasaki KX100 On the kids’ KX100 the gear change shaft sheared at the neck and needed to be replaced.  I wasn’t sure whether I would need to split the engine cases but as it turns out, the engine doesn’t even need to be removed from the frame. Remove […]

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2001 Kawasaki KX100 – Sold

Related articlesReplace gear change shaft My older kids at 13 and 16 didn’t have experience of riding motorbikes with gears and the RM125 was way too intimidating for them to learn on so I wanted to find something a bit more manageable.  The 80cc bikes seemed a bit small so when I saw this KX100 […]

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2001 Yamaha PW80 – Sold

The little guy was way too big for the PW50 so started looking for an upgrade.  I found a couple of 4 stroke TTR90s but didn’t get any replies and once the little guy got wind of a potential bike change, he put the pressure on!  I found this PW80 fairly close by and it […]

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2001 Yamaha YZ250F – Traded

After only a couple of outings to RJs Motorsports track in Midhurst near Barrie on the old RM125, I was hooked again.  On the second outing I had tuned the suspension and was doing much better but it felt very sensitive to throttle input, like the power band was very narrow.  After riding my kid’s […]

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3800 Fiero Past Projects

3800 Fiero – Sold

Related articlesPower-Train MountsRelocate The AlternatorDrive AxlesMinimize Bump SteerExhaust FabricationElectrics and WiringFuel Pump This is how I got started doing a 3800 V6 supercharged engine swap into a Pontiac Fiero … May 2008I am now the proud?? owner of a 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4, the engine has a broken timing belt so is pretty much done.  […]

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1992 RM125 Past Projects

Suzuki RM125 – Sold

Related articlesElectrical trouble-shootingWheel repair I got chatting with some guys at work that have dirt bikes and started getting the bug again.  Back in the UK my favourite bike was a 90 odd Suzuki RM125, I didn’t want to spend much money so when I saw this 1992 version going cheap I had to go […]

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2005 RX-8 – Sold

Related articlesIntermittent power lossFuel pump removal August 2015I finally convinced myself to sell the Fiero and focus on the 924 Turbo but I foolishly didn’t put the money in the bank and put the envelope on my dresser instead.  I was struggling to find seat sliders for the 924 and missed having a fun car […]