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Damaged Aluminum Thread Repair

When working on used vehicles it is almost certain that you will run into a damaged thread situation at some point, especially with threads in aluminum – it doesn’t take a huge amount of force to strip threads in aluminum.  The latest issue for me is stripped threads in the drain plug hole in the […]

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Dirt Bike – Repair Dent in Exhaust

2 Stroke Through a recent trade, a KTM 125sx was acquired with a huge dent in the exhaust.  Dents like this, not usually as bad are very common on these exhaust expansion chambers and while the bike might seem to run ok, a dent this size must be having an adverse affect on performance. Not wanting […]

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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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Dirt Bike Wheel Repair

Wheel Repair on a 1992 Suzuki RM125 Difficulty:  Medium Recommended Tools:  Vice, spoke key, can of lubricant with straw, chalk When I got my bike, the wheels had certainly taken a bit of a beating, the front wheel bearings were shot, both rims were buckled and the front rim also had a hefty ding on […]

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Dirt Bike – Electrical Troubleshooting

Electrical Troubleshooting on a 1992 Suzuki RM125 Difficulty:  Medium, can be tough!Warning:  High electric currents can be dangerous, take appropriate precautionsRecommended Tools:  Multimeter Dirt bike electrical systems are relatively simple and yet there is a lot of confusion around that can make troubleshooting tough.  The 1992 Suzuki RM125 that I bought came with a CDI […]